Big Nose Puppy

He was my very first crochet applique that I’ve listed on my Etsy store .. And oops! That blog link is the old one :p

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Then I turned the applique version into amigurumi version to joined in a “2nd World Amigurumi Exhibition” by Resobox, that held in winter 2015-2016 at the Resobox Gallery in New York-USA. I’ve sent them with other 20 amigurumi. I was so thrilled ..

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Within 2 weeks I’ve tried to re-create the new pattern and finally, it listed on my Etsy store in crochet pattern section.

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He has a tiny body but his nose really overwhelm..

He has a sincere big smile..

Some people say he also has a diamond freckles on his cheeks that he really proud of.

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So, wanna be his best friend? Because I do 🙂

 

Little Miss Sakura

Spring and autumn are my most favorite seasons. They have a different story to tell. But first, let’s talk about spring because spring is around the corner! What do I think about spring? I LOVE it! Flowers are everywhere, the weather is getting warmer, butterflies are free, busy bees (ooh, I’m scared of it!), and especially cherry blossom. Yes, cherry blossom AKA sakura, she’s the prettiest one. She always amazes me, hypnotized me…

Kawazu Zakura, the earliest sakura that bloom between the last winter and early spring. can’t take my eyes off you

And this Little Miss Sakura, another creation created inspired by sakura.  She really enjoys the beginning of spring, fresh air gently waves her slowly…. oh so nice…

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And now she’s ready on my Etsy shop 🙂 Probably one of you want to enjoy your spring with her, she’s ready to be sent directly to your house 🏡

Once again, sakura is inspiring me.. though now you are far away from my sight, but i always have you deep in my memory 🌸💛 Happy spring from this warm country…

xoxo,

Martika

Sakura Dreamcatcher

Sakura… I always love sakura even now i currently live in a tropical country. My first experience with sakura was about 3 years ago, when I accidentally had to move to Tokyo-Japan, to followed my husband for about more than 2 years. I could say that that was really beyond my expectations, I was so lucky then. Sakura was SO beautiful, they’re SO awesome!

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white sakura is a regular sakura that usually bloom in the mid of April. They looked fluffy just like some clouds from far away..

A few weeks ago I challenged myself to made a sakura crochet. So I opened my old photos to observed sakura to get more details. Sakura has 5 petals, usually comes in white, pale pink, or pale purple. And it has a smooth V-curved at the top on each petal. And that thing was really hard to achieve with crochet technique, but it seemed I did it after trial and error a view times!

 

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my own sakura

And then my friend asked me (read : begged me) to have all sakura crochet that I’ve made after she’s stalking on my Instagram. I know she really loves flowers, no wonder she asked me right away 🙂

After a week passes by, here it is.. a sakura dreamcatcher especially for her 🙂

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sequins, beads, and pom pom lace are part of this wall hanging
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add some sequins and beads as emebellishment
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i think it’s a pretty romantic wall hanging..

I do really hope that she will love this wall hanging!

Uhm.. and… by the way, I think I need to practice how to sew some sequins and beads more properly :p

 

xoxo,

Martika

 

 

Glowey Monster

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Glowey lives in a far far away place called Monster City, the city that full of bad monsters. All human are really scared and try not to have problems with them. But actually the problems always come from the monsters itself. They always make a trouble with human, come to Human City and make a messed.But human always being accused by the monsters for all the troubles. Poor human…

But there’s one monster that looks different than other monters. He doesn’t have a heart to hurt human’s feeling. He’d rather make them happy and please them. His name is Glowey Monster. He’s glowing when happy. But when he’s feeling sad, the glow is dissapeared. Glowey loves his glow, because he can make human happy. But in the other way, all monsters are not happy at all with that glowy-thing.

Usually in the middle of monster’s meeting, or while all monsters busy, Glowey always runs away to Human City. The more he often to show off his glowing body to human, the more he feels happier because human feel the same way too.

Until one day he’s never showed up again in Human City. All human are wondering about his absence. Is there something going wrong with him, is he ok, does he still love human, and a lot of questions for human. The truth was one night at the border line, one of the monster secretly spied on Glowey while he headed to Human City. And that monster right away reported Glowey to Monster Chief and said that Glowey loves human. That against one of the Monster City’s laws.

When Glowey came back to Monster City, Police Monster already waited in the border line and caught him. He’s arrested until who knows when. Poor Glowey…

The End.

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That’s the story i made a bout Glowey, a kind monster i created for “Amigurumi Monster Design Contest” by amigurumipatterns. My kids and husband tried to help me to make some sketch of monster creatures. But unfortunately i didn’t win the contest, Glowey was in 25th place with 365 votes. Able to join that contest made me feel so proud of my self. It’s not an easy for me because actually i’m not an amigurumi artist, i only a person who loves to do crochet and sometimes amigurumi. But i always love to challenge my self out of my comfort zone and trying something new. We never know something is good to ourselves or not until we try, right?

I thank to my dear friend Ria, who has showed me about this contest and “forced” me to tried. And also to my dearest family who always support me, especially my kids 🙂

xoxo,

Martika

Teacup Crochet Patchwork

I’m SO in love with my own teacup crochet patchwork, is there something wrong with me or is this a normal feeling? lol !

Every time i make a new crochet pattern, i always think to the basic that the type of yarn or hook are not really necessary to be considered and the pattern should be versatile. Means it useful for any kind of project depends on your needs. I let you to sharpened your own idea through my pattern.

For example, this teacup crochet patchwork is suitable as a coaster or a wall decor just like i created.

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as a coaster. oooh, and i love the “house” tea filter from flying tiger. cute to the max!

 

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as a wall decor

When i use it as a wall decor, i attach it onto a cotton fabric and i added a hand-embroidery statement words and also some beads and buttons as an embelishment. It looks cute, doesn’t it?

Thanks to my habbit, sipping a mug (not a cup) of tea almost in every morning. Tea is my most favorite drink ever ! And next i have to find a new idea to make a “cup of coffee crochet applique” :p

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Crochet pattern of “teacup crochet patchwork” is ready to download on my Etsy shop.

Teacup Banner is rmade to order both on my Etsy shop and on Qlapa shop (Indonesia area only).

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xoxo,

Martika

 

 

Hello ..

Hello there…

This is my new blog… Welcome to my new place where I can share all stories behind each creation I’ve made. Please enjoy reading my blog and feel free to leave some comments or questions.

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Happy crocheting, happy hooking.. and let the crochet talk!

xoxo,

Martika.