Thursday, December 31, 2015

2016 No More Drawa No No No Drawa

Happy New Year Everyone!

by the time I'm writing this post, some people on the different part of the world haven't celebrate the New Year.
Yesterday, on New Year eve, I just remember that I haven't updated this blog for way too long.  A year was about to pass without me ever hold the crochet hook.  So instead of working (YES, I was at the office on New Year Eve), I started and finished this amigurumi. I did finished it before New Year, but I just took the photos this morning.

The amigurumi is based on Drawa, the first version of Asian Games 2018 Mascot.  Drawa is a Cendrawasih which also called the bird of paradise.  A beautiful bird from Papua.  The design was announced just a few days ago and a lot of people unhappy with the design.  They said the design is dull.  Thanks to the social media, the Minister of sport heard that, so He announced that the mascot will be redesigned before the end of January.

Personally, I think the design is okay, it looks unfinished but could be improved.  I don't hate the design, but after trying to crochet it, the tail design and the sarong design don't make sense.  How can Drawa use the sarong properly with his tails?


the real design which cause a lot of complains.


photos taken at my mother's garden.  cute flowers right?

I made a lot of error, like the missing toe fingers and the tail is mirrored :p



Friday, October 30, 2015

Safety Eye' Washer Tutorial

My little sister has a stuffed toy project and she bought a pair of big safety eyes.
Similar to the ones I used for my amigurumis, only bigger and they don't come with washer.
Washer is the plastic you put behind the safety eye.

Safety eyes with washers

I googled "install safety eyes without washer" and the solution is to use glue.
So I decided to try my own way. Making the washer using bottle cap.



All you need is bottle cap, nail and hammer.
Make the hole at the bottle cap, it doesn't have to be neat, just make sure it's not to wide or to tight for the safety eyes.


Done.

You can cut the side of the bottle cap, but it's not necessary.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Tomorrow is Halloween, but as usual, we Indonesian don't celebrate Halloween, but there are a lot of Halloween parties.

anyway, this post is not about Halloween.

As you may already know from the news, Indonesia currently facing a fire forest crisis. My knitting friend, Dydy, decided to help by selling one of her newest amigurumi pattern the Fire Flames. the profit will be donated for the fire and haze cause.

you may find the pattern on ravelry or on craftsy.

 Fire Flames amigurumi by Dydy

I think the fire flames are really cute, if only I didn't have the animation project I would make it right now.    By the way, if you check on Dydy's ravelry, she also designed adorable cat amigurumis.


Meanwhile, if you are living in Indonesia, you like making amigurumi, and currently looking for a new place for your amigurumi, how about giving them to the children with cancer?  Poyeng is collecting 100 amigurumis for the young cancer patient. the deadline is 5 January 2016. There are still a lot of time to join this good cause, so please join :)





Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Looking for The Restart Button

I have stopped knitting for almost a year.
I never intended to stop permanently, but that's what happened.

So I moved back to my parents house, I packed my knitting tools and all the yarns.
And I haven't start to unpack after all this month.
I feel guilty if I start knitting when I haven't finished my animation.

By the way, I have a very creative sister, everyday I enviously watch her creating something (mostly using papers, but sometimes she crocheting too), please check her instagram to see her creations.

while me trying to find the restart button, to start moving, or at least start living.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hello May!

WHAT?  time goes by in a blink!

I knit something but haven't finished it, and I wonder if I ever finish it.
why pig has 4 legs and a pair of ears?
I'm too lazy to following the same pattern for 4 times.
ah, sorry for complaining.

by the way. I'm moving!
not this site.
I'm physically moving to another town, back to Bandung! Yay!

Bandung has cooler weather, which is better for playing with yarns,
I don't know if I would really start making things cause there's a lot of things to do, like unpacking.

I started knitting/ crocheting 7 years ago because my brother was getting married,
then I stop knitting/ crocheting 2 years ago because sister was getting married.
I hope it was just a myth, so I don't really stop knitting permanently.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Hello 2015

Hello!

and thanks for checking this blog and reading this post, while me rarely update it.

Happy New Year, all the best wishes for you and your family!


this is another post about how I miss knitting & crocheting but I wouldn't do it even if I do have spare time for now.

I'm currently working on a personal animation project. it's personal, but a lot of people involved in this project so better stay focused just for a couple more months.

I will certainly be back. not soon. but I will.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bear Family in Wonderland

So it's happening again, the days when I suddenly got nothing to do (except my daily job).
It could be a good time to make an amigurumi or two, but I don't.
Cause after these days, I will be very busy working on a very ambitious project for the next 6 months, so I take my time doing nothing.

Few months ago I brought Pinkong to Bangkok.  i just remember that I bought her eyes from Bangkok (etsy store).  Thai people are very creative.  Actually I saw a lot of amigurumis in MBK and Asiatique (a modern floating market).
I didn't take any picture of the Thai amigurumis because I was in a hurry.

But of course I always have time to shop. I bought an amigurumi book for my collection. Too bad I only bought one so I can't make a giveaway quiz again.


The book is written in Thai letter, but there are some diagram, so it's pretty easy to make the doll based on this book.  I don't know whether it is a translation from japanese book or not. I just think it would be a nice collection.  It's full of cute bears  just like the title :)