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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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