Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Ready to Fly!

After months of tedious and intense crocheting, now it is time to pack up all my completed ami and get ready to fly with them tomorrow to Chiang Mai to meet their new owners.

I have mixed feelings, kinda of sad to part with all my ami but at the same time, know they will be loved by their new little owners.

To this date, when I see this picture, it still bring back fond memory!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Little Green Dress

I have managed to rush out a simple dress for my first doll. It is not polite for my little doll to meet her new owner naked right? :P

I did not follow any pattern, just crocheted away madly, trying to put every minute in good use. If by any chance i could just rush out another ami, it would be added happiness for another child, stressed!

I thought the green colour looked bright and nice on her!

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Patrick Star!

My latest addition, introducing Patrick Star, from Nickelodeon SpongeBob SquarePants.

I have actually disliked him a lot as I find him really dumb and irritating. One day while watching the Animal Planet, I came to realise that starfish actually does not have brain! Ok, that's explained why Patrick behaves that way and I turned to sympathise with him.

As I watched more of their animated series (yes, I still enjoy watching cartoon with my kids), I grew to love Patrick and SpongeBob and learned to appreciate their facts of life thinking. Through their idiotic and simple-minded ways, they lead a happy life, every little small life amused them. Now I envy them.

Ok, I chose to work on Patrick as I mentioned I grew to like him and I found Kalena's pattern was easy to follow.   I have not been able to link back to Kalena's site, she owns the blog name "Late Night Hooker".

I decided to miss out the flowers on Patrick's pants as you know, time is really not on my side (yes, I just have to emphasis this again and again).

Wonderful! Another project completed! More to go!

Monday, 8 April 2013

Little Ninja

I have done up quite a few ami and I realised I needed to do something for the boys! Boys are also entitled to have dolls you know :)

Was frantically searching the net for patterns and I found a few patterns on ninja.

Tiger Frogg

Sheep Dog's Fleece

Sheep of Delight

In the end, I decided to try out Sheep of Delight's pattern. I thought it would be more fun for the boys to be able to remove the hood or mask as you called.  Yes, it is definitely more challenging for a beginner like me as I must ensure that the hood fitted in nicely.

I was really, really pleased I managed to complete my little ninja. I have pushed my limit further by getting him a cool sword with a shoulder wrap.  Another pat on my shoulder *pat*  :D

Just by thinking some little boys enjoying playing with this ninja I have made. The double in fun in dressing and undressing him and putting on his sword, cool!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

A Bunny and A Bear

Upon the completion of my first doll, immediately I started on this pillow bear pattern.
I realised I fumbled on the sewing parts and it took up too much time so I decided to try this pillow bear pattern since it is a square and the only sewing required are the ears, eyes and nose, no limbs!

Oh, and I learned how to change colours!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

My First Doll Ami

I have decided to make dolls for the little girls at the orphanage so they could play dress-up. My first try in making a doll was far from easy.  Being a newbie, I have difficulty in joining the body parts and yes, I realised my embroidery skill sucks ( _ _").

I have used Alex's Ida pattern Basic Female Doll as linked. Thank you for the pattern and it sure made a newbie's experience easier to link useful tutorials on how to join legs and attach hair.

Upon completion, I was initially flabbergasted by how my doll's head turned out bigger than what was shown in the pattern. Nevertheless, I got accustomed to her "body proportion" and am proud of myself for able to complete her in less than a week. (give myself a pat on the shoulder  ^^)

More to go, fighting!!!