Thursday, 16 August 2012

Vhiskey ♥

Baby Vhiskey. <3 =')

Made this for my brother. In honour of our deceased pet cat, Vhiskey.

Jeremy clearly misses her. I can see how much he treasured this Siamese cat amigurumi and how he mentions Vhiskey’s name with love and full of affection.

She's so full of love.

Damn Vhiskey, the world misses you.

I miss her. So does everyone else…

She was a beautiful girl. She may have passed on but she will never be forgotten.

Nothing can ever take her place in our hearts.

Pattern's completely original, by the way.

Will share it for free once I have enough time to type out everything properly.


Thursday, 9 August 2012


Pocoyo (Pocoyó in Spanish) is a Spanish pre-school animated television series created by Guillermo García Carsí, Luis Gallego and David Cantolla, and is a co-production between Spanish producer Zinkia Entertainment, Cosgrove-Hall Films and Granada International.

source: Wikipedia

And here, is an amigurumi version of this little guy!

Again, the pattern is completely original.
Of course, the character belongs to it’s creators, not me(disclaimer).

If you are a fellow crocheter and find this pattern interesting, you can buy it through my Etsy shop by following this link.

Gracias! =)

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Cody from Super Street Fighter IV

Mr. Buff Man

I didn’t think much of him at first but as I progress with my work and continuously Google him for 4 consecutive days to get the details right, I realised that he’s actually really good looking. He looks pretty sexy to me.

Cody Travers.

4 days of hard work. I didn’t even take that long with Ryu.

The pattern for Cody was heavily modified based on Ryu’s pattern. So basically, except his head, the rest are all newly written.
A sketch of Cody in doll form before I start work. The numbers at the bottom are part of the stitches I was planning for Cody’s pattern.

I wanted to follow Ryu’s pattern but realised I need to rewrite the stitches and add in hands and feet parts separately to accommodate for the extra details.

Headless Horseman Cody.

Now, the part I’ve been waiting to complain about.

God. His hair itself took me more than 4 freaking hours.

The hair for amigurumi dolls are the most troublesome and scariest part to make.

First of all, you have to line the yarn on a piece of freaking cardboard then stich them together strand by strand. Then you transfer the whole entire fragile patch of hair onto the head and position it in place before stitching it down.

And after all these trouble, your doll actually looks like a lion.
‘Rawr. I is lion.’

Or a weird flower, or octopus, or something.. I don’t know.

Why do I say the hair is the scariest part? Because you have to style it. And if you make a wrong snip, you can get ready to remake your entire head if it’s severe. If it’s not, repeat hair-making process above(nightmare!).

Cutting a doll’s hair can be pressurising too!

I snipped off the unruly ends and reduced the length of some strands to shape the hair so that it will look like Cody, and not some homeless beggar who could not afford a proper haircut.

So anyway, to mimic his actual hairstyle which isn’t spiked up, I had to sprinkle water onto his hair and wet it slightly before blowing it dry and styling it with a hairdryer.

Yes, I’m not joking.

Look at that handsome little head.

And after all that, finally I can stitch his head onto his body.

Add the final details: white yarn as bandage on arm, 2 metal rings and a chain to make handcuffs, and done!


I don't need a reason, I just like to fight. - Cody, SFFIV

Catnip Polls: Results!

poll 1

Clear as day, my blog is a sad, sad place. (6 votes only. WTF seriously.)

Anyway. =)

A big hug and thank you to those who bothered to vote on this miserable poll on my miserable blog. (Will spice it up soon, promise.)

Results show that my brother has won himself a packet of M&Ms, by doing nothing. Yay.

Jeremy with his M&Ms.