Fish Baby Rattle

I’ve finished my 21 amigurumi at last! 21 amigurumi at one time. Almost every day I made it one by one. I haven’t shared this story yet, so now I’m going to tell you. I’m joining 4th amigurumi exhibition in New York. The exhibition will be held during this winter at Resobox Gallery in New York USA. I feel so excited!

This is my 2nd chance to join this exhibition. My 1st chance was about 3 years ago. It didn’t go well, but I was pretty happy got new experience at that time. I was just happy 🙂 For now, I’m hoping that luck is on my side. Really hoping that it will be going to be as perfect as I expect. I’ll talk about the detailed story in the next blog post.

This little guy I’ve made is one of the members of 21 amigurumi that I’m going to send. It’s a fish baby rattle. Once I uploaded it on my Instagram, somebody asked me about the pattern and another somebody asked me to make a custom order. I was so happy 😀

And I told her (the one who asked the pattern) that the pattern will be released soon. But it seems not that kind of soon in the real meaning haha! Of course I need some time to make the pattern. And now I can announce the pattern is already listed both on my Etsy Shop and Ravelry.

Here’s my result…

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Custom Orders

So happy finally I’ve done doing my custom orders within 2 weeks. I’m happy keeping myself busy though sometimes I feel too overwhelmed. It’s really hard to do lot of things at one moment – household things and crocheting at one time. Sometimes it makes me too lazy to cook (but I have to), regularly doing a laundry but too lazy to fold them, and so many things I should do but not yet finished properly 🙈 Plus now, I have a new pet, it’s a stray kitten. My son brought her home without any plans at all, and I was confused because I’m a newbie at taking care of animal especially kitten. But in the other way, she’s really cute yet looked so aweful.. skinny, dirty, and hunger 😩😢 I bathed her and fed her, hope she’s happy to be here now.

Oh I’m sorry, my story is out of the line 😄 where were we? it’s about custom orders, rite? Ok.. Here’s some custom orders that already finished and ready to be delivered to their new homes..

He’s Panda Boy in ochre striped shirt. Plus red bow tie as his finishing look. Cute rite? 🐼 I love stripes, I love ochre (or mustard?), I love white, I love red. All my favorite colors attached on his body!

Glowey in pink! I don’t know why my customers love Glowey in pink rather than other colors. I’m wondering.. how does his look in another color? 🤔 Unfortunately, I deleted his picture for no reason 😑 But you can click here to see his look.

Mobile Cloud Amigurumi. I’ve changed the droplets colors… but hopefully my customer will still love it 😍 she still looks cute, rite?

Tea Time Banner. I designed and made this teacup crochet patchwork because I love tea than any kind of drinks in this world 😄 Then I attached the appliqué on a piece of fabric and create a banner. FYI, I’ve got this one hanging on my wall 😃 And I added hand embroidery letters on the top of the appliqué as a statement words. I love making this piece. I crocheted, embroidered the words, and sewn the fabric at once. All in one piece of banner 💛

I do what I love, I love what I do 😊💛

Cloud Amigurumi

Hello again, it’s been awhile since my last post… Looks like I’m drowning in daily routine and forgot to write down my project progress.

Well, in early July, I’ve finished making and writing a new pattern. It’s about a cloud, it’s a very versatile amigurumi cloud pattern. Yeah, I love making a versatile pattern so you won’t stuck only in one idea. Why I said it a versatile pattern? Because only from one pattern you can create more than one creations. Please tell me now, what you’re going to make from this one? 😀

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I say it could be a cloud mobile, baby rattle, or brooch. See? I got three ideas from one pattern. So tell me what you’re going to make using this basic pattern? 😀

This pattern I made by request from my friend who wanted this kind of cloud mobile for her pre-teen daughter. I admit it’s so hard to make the cloud-shape in amigurumi, need so many times of trials and errors. Instead of complaining about the difficulty parts, better I show you the result…

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I didn’t expect the result really blown my mind… it’s SO cute, maybe too cute! Don’t you think so? 😀

I’ve sent it away and she’s happy with the result 😀 And then I wrote the pattern after that, but only the cloud as a basic pattern, plus “drop” as the bonus pattern. The pattern is ready to download both on my Etsy shop and Ravelry (yes, finally I have a new store on Ravelry).

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Tree Baby Rattle Amigurumi Pattern

Yoohoo! I finally finished this tutorial, so relieved 😀

Before I tell you a story behind this tree baby rattle, I want you to know that the pattern is already listed in my shop, here. You won’t be sorry to download it.. it’s cute overload and really photogenic ^_^ V

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So, the story is, there are 2 things that inspiring me. First, I inspired by my childhood when I always drew this kind of tree. Even my friend or I think almost kids at my age (in my country or in my town) loved to drew this typical of tree! I didn’t know why older people (read: drawing teachers or parents) taught us to drew that kind of typical tree. Now I can say that was weird and not creative at all. Even for some other images, they taught us to did the same way in the same step and shape, so our creation looked just the same. Well… what can I say now..

Luckily, that memory sticks on my mind and gave me an idea to create this baby toy (and I don’t want to do the same way to nowadays generation, or at least to my kids to draw something that looks so typical ). I have to admit that it’s so hard to implement this typical of tree to amigurumi and create the pattern. But at the end, I did it 🙂 That’s so relieving. I really enjoyed and excited to make this tutorial. And the result was awesome. I had a positive feedback on my Instagram when I uploaded a short video of the sample pattern. It made me feel more excited to finish the pattern as soon as possible.

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Second, I always curious about baby’s development. Once when my kids were just born until they reached 2 years old, sometimes I was in my mood swing. I always nervous and curious about baby’s development. I had their diaries so I could make sure that they grew well, or maybe just in case that I missed something out. The important thing that I always think is stimulation for baby is a must. Even we do a simple thing, it is important to baby’s development. Trust me 🙂

So, I can’t ignore the basic things when I designed this baby rattle. Baby needs something playful to stimulate the sensory. This baby rattle is good to stimulate the vision, hearing, and tactile. It is all-in-one toy, with adorable look as a bonus 🙂

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And another bonus is, this tree baby rattle is so photogenic! I can’t stop taking their picture in a different angle. Wish I had a baby (oops!) so the baby could be a model and play with this rattle. Does anyone out there have a cute baby to hold and play with this tree baby rattle with me? 😀

Ps: Just in case you seek another baby rattle pattern I designed, you can find it here. It’s one of my best seller pattern 😀

I can’t wait to find another idea to make more baby toy..

 

Glowey Monster

Here’s a little story about Glowey Monster, a critter i made for “amigurumi monster design contest” by amigurumi patterns.

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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 to human, come to Human City and make a messed. 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 something going wrong with him, is he ok, does he still love human, etc. 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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I know this is not a happy ending story. But in actual life, sometimes we’re not always get what we want, right? At that point we have to be patient and find another better clue.

I didn’t win the contest, but i was proud of my self beacuse i’ve got 365 votes from the audience! And i thank to my kids and my husband who gave all ideas about monster sketches to me (I asked them one by one to made some monster skteches and we selected them together).

Here is Glowey in lime green..

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One of my friend ordered Glowey in shocking pink as a birthday present for her daughter. He’s really cute in shocking pink, isn’t he? 😀

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And now i’m happily sharing the pattern on my Etsy store so you can make Glowey on your own in any colour you like.

Regards,

Martika.

 

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 🙂