Pattern: Baby P.J. Teddy
Make a baby version of my P.J. Teddies if you’re looking for an extra cute, cuddly and petite amigurumi :) Materials: brown yarn (for head and arms), blue yarn (for pajama colour) 2.00 mm crochet hook yarn needle fiberfill beige felt (for nose and ears) and pink felt (for cheeks) 6 mm safety eyes black embroidery floss (for nose) small button glue gun Note: I worked in...
Pattern: P.J. Teddy
Make your own sweet P.J. teddies who are ready for bed! Materials: brown yarn (for head and arms), pink and blue yarn (for pajama colour) 2.00 mm crochet hook yarn needle fiberfill beige felt (for nose and ears) and pink felt (for cheeks) 6 mm safety eyes black embroidery floss (for nose) small buttons glue gun Note: I worked in continuous rounds (vs. joined rounds). Feel...
I wanted to make something special for some family friends who have two very sweet young girls. When their mom told me that they liked teddy bears, I was thrilled as I absolutely love making teddies (see Valentine Teddy, Mini Cupcake Bear, Graduation Teddy and Teddy Bear Keychains). I myself used to collect teddies when I was younger, and my siblings and I would act out elaborate storylines with...
The winners of my teddy bear keychain giveaway have been chosen!!! Thank you all for entering :D We had so much fun reading your comments and hearing which teddies were your favourite! Using the random integer generator and with more than 300 entries in total, here are the winners: Blog comments: LilWhee Tumblr: kchunger Facebook: Samantha Paige Howard Congratulations! Please send your...
DO.t Magazine Feature
Check out what I just got in the mail! My own hard copy of DO.t magazine, issue 2! Designers of Tumblr is a fantastic site that features the work of designers, ranging from typography, product designs, crafts and more. I love checking their site to see the creativity and imagination displayed by designers around the world. I’m thankful to have been able to submit some of my work and...
Paper Art: Tower Bridge
While we were vacationing in San Francisco, we payed the “Exploratorium” a visit. The Exploratorium is the museum of science, art, and human perception, and they had some pretty cool interactive exhibits. We always love going to the gift stores afterwards, and on this occasion, Ryan found a book that piqued his interest. We purchased “The Paper Architect: Fold-It-Yourself...
Amigurumi for Beginners
Ever since I started my blog, it’s been great connecting with people from a wide variety of backgrounds in crochet. Some have been crocheting for years but have never tried crocheting stuffed animals. Some used to crochet but gave it up as life got too busy. Some have never picked up a crochet hook before in their life but are interested in learning! Crocheting is easy to learn and now...
San Francisco Food Adventures
We recently visited San Francisco for the very first time and got to see the famous sites and taste the delicious food that the city had to offer. Thank goodness I packed thicker clothes since it was foggy and quite chilly and windy most of the time we were there. There were many unprepared tourists who were wearing oversized “San Francisco” hoodies to keep warm! Some of our...
The Invisible Decrease
A few weeks ago, I found out about another technique that has changed and greatly facilitated the way I make amigurumi, much like the Magic Circle which I previously blogged about. Before, I would lament about how there were holes and bumps when I decreased my stitches when closing up a ball. Imagine my delight when I learned about “The Invisible Decrease” method, in which you...
Vietnamese Salad Rolls
Ryan and I love going out for Vietnamese food to eat phở and bún. When we feel like having an appetizer, we typically order deep fried spring rolls. However, I LOVE eating Vietnamese salad rolls, but I always feel guilty when ordering them since they seem like something we could easily make at home! Salad rolls are so healthy and they have such a delicious taste with all the different textures...
DO.t magazine, issue 2 →
I’m honoured to be 1 of 10 designers featured in the second issue of “DO.t magazine”. Learn more about me and the inspiration behind my blog and crochet projects by following the link and checking out the magazine (I’m on pages 36-45)! Digital downloads are $1 but sneak peeks of the mag are free (yup, that would be a pic of my siu mai). THANKS for your support, everyone...
Skor Toffee Crunch Blondies
My favourite chocolate bar of all time has to be Skor. There’s just something about that delicious crunch of butter toffee covered by milk chocolate that is irresistible to me. Once I take the first bite out of a Skor bar, I pretty much can’t resist and end up eating the whole thing! This may be random, but I remember eating Skor bars when I was younger and reading “Charlie...