Sunday, August 31, 2014

Cappuccino


Bunnies


Amigurumi friends



Handmade Byzantine weave bracelet

Argentium Sterling Silver

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Hello...Kitty!

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Giraffe and friends

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Travel Buddies - Monkey and Teddy Bear

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Rabbit trios

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Baby mobile

A custom made crochet baby mobile with heart and cute amigurumi animals that's sure to cheer up your little one's nursery with it's bright colors and little details that catch the eye.

Each tiny amigurumi has an accessory of its own and a personality of its own. The fun comes in by choosing different combination of bunny, duck, piglet, rainbow balls, teddy bear, etc. to make your unique baby mobile.

The baby mobiles are made with a lot of care and attention to details. If cared for properly they can become one of your baby's keepsakes.


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Fried spring rolls

Fried springrolls and prawn balls

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Spring rolls

"Shaken" beef


"Shaken" beef
Wat Pho (the Temple of the Reclining Buddha)



Wat Pho (the Temple of the Reclining Buddha), Thailand

Wat Pho (the Temple of the Reclining Buddha), Thailand

Wat Pho (the Temple of the Reclining Buddha), Thailand
Wat Pho (the Temple of the Reclining Buddha), Thailand

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tōdai-ji, Nara - Japan

Tōdai-ji (東大寺, Eastern Great Temple), is a Buddhist temple complex, that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, located in the city of Nara



Tōdai-ji - Nara, Japan

Tōdai-ji - Nara, Japan

Tōdai-ji (東大寺, Eastern Great Temple)


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Nara, Japan


Kamakura Daibutsu

Kamakura-Daibutsu, Japan
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Hirosaki


Hirosaki Castle (弘前城, Hirosaki-jō) is a hirayama-style Japanese castle constructed in 1611.

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Museum in Hirosaki, Japan

Museum in Hirosaki



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Fish paper lantern, Museum in Hirosaki, Japan



Horse paper lantern - Hirosaki, Japan
Horse paper lantern, Museum in Hirosaki, Japan



Hirosaki museumSheep paper lantern, Museum in Hirosaki, Japan



Rabbit paper lantern, Museum in Hirosaki, Japan
Rabbit paper lantern, Museum in Hirosaki, Japan



Fish paper lantern, Museum in Hirosaki, Japan
Fish paper lantern, Museum in Hirosaki, Japan

Kyoto Japan

Nijō castle - Kyoto, Japan
Nijō castle - Kyoto, Japan


Nijō castle - Kyoto, Japan
Nijō castle - Kyoto, Japan


Side street - Kyoto, Japan
Side street - Kyoto, Japan

Kinkaku-ji

Kinkaku-ji  (金閣寺, "Temple of the Golden Pavilion"), officially named Rokuon-ji (鹿苑寺, "Deer Garden Temple"), is a Zen Buddhist Temple in Kyoto, Japan.


Kinkaku-ji - Kyoto, Japan
Kinkaku-ji - Kyoto, Japan



Kinkaku-ji - Kyoto, Japan


Kinkaku-ji

Monday, January 27, 2014

Ducks

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Head

Chain 2.
Round 1: Work 6 sc into the 2nd chain
Round 2: *2sc in next sc, repeat from * around (12sc)
Round 3: *1sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc, repeat from * around (18sc)
Round 4: *2sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around (24sc)
Round 5-9: sc around
Round 10: *2sc in each of next 2 sc, dc2sc, repeat from * around (18sc)
Round 11: *1sc in next sc, de2sc, repeat from * around (12sc)
Fasten off. Attach eyes.

Body
Chain 2.
Round 1: Work 6 sc into the 2nd chain
Round 2: *2sc in next sc, repeat from * around (12sc)
Round 3: *1sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc, repeat from * around (18sc)
Round 4: *2sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc, repeat from * around (24sc)
Round 5: *3sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc, repeat from * around (30sc)
Round 6-10: sc around
Round 11: Fold the body into halves. From one end, join the the two halves together by a slip stitch, work half double crochet in the same stitch, 2 double crochet stitches, 1 half double crochet stitch, then a slip stitch to the next stitch to form the tail of the duck. The tail has the half moon fan shape. From then use slip stitch to join the opening till there are 12 stitches left. Fasten off and leave a 30cm tail.

Beak
Chain 2. Work 6 sc into the first stitch, then sc around. Fasten off and leave a 10 cm tail.

Feet
Work 6 sc, turn yarn and slip stitch to make a short cord. Repeat 2 more cords so the 3 cords form the 3 pronged fan duck foot. Repeat to make the 2nd foot.

Wings
Chain 2. Work 6 sc into the first stitch, 2sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc, fasten off and leave 10cm tail. Repeat to make the 2nd wing.


Assemble
Stuff the head and the body.
Sew the head to the body, attach beak, wings and feet. Ta da!

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Quack, quack, quack! Happy crocheting!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Baby mobile

It's been a while since my last craft project though I had been making little amigurumi like the rabbit, the pig and the duck which had been sitting in my yarn basket for a few weeks, till an exciting event came up. A colleague of mine just had a baby girl! Her name is Eva, such a beautiful name!

I'd planned to crochet a present for the new born baby, but I didn't know what to make! A little soft rabbit so that the baby girl can hug while she sleeps? or a set of pink socks and gloves? I couldn't make up my mind which I would like to make for Eva. One month had gone by and I still hadn't come up with any present. Finally I thought a baby mobile would be nice for Eva, it would be nice over the baby cot. So I crocheted a few small balls that the colours are in rainbow order, a big pink heart which represents love and sweetness, then I arranged those little amigurumi together on a crocheted ring and voila! A cute baby mobile for a little princess!

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