Archive | April, 2012

Mei-chan meets the prince

22 Apr
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amigurumei bear

Mei-chan: Hey there. What are you doing?

amigurumei bear

Panda Oji-chan: Waiting for the stars to appear.

pink fox amigurumei

Mei-chan: Oh.

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amigurumei bear fox

Mei-chan: This is nice.

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Mei-Chan: I could do this all day every day.

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Mei-Chan: Don't you guys have some place else to be?

 

 

 

 

 

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Sidetrack: A pumpkin fairytale

22 Apr
zakka crochet

Once there was a pumpkin with pins in his head.

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He met a wooden spool who made friends with some thread.

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Before long they came across two buttons, six needles and three wooden pegs.

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When scissors came into the picture, they knew they had it made.

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And so they went to see Miss Gingham...

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...who hopped into a basket.

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The rest gladly followed...

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...and lived happily ever after in their newfound bed.

Children’s day

9 Apr

In Japan, Children’s Day takes place on May 5. A month prior to that, families would decorate their households with koinobori – carp-shaped wind socks made of paper or fabric.

These carp streamers are traditionally flown on roof tops to celebrate the event known as Tango no Sekku, in honour of sons (and daughters?) in the hope that they will grow up healthy and strong. The biggest koinobori represents the father; the medium and small-sized carps speak for the mother and child.

Meimoirs is no stranger to symbols of the koinobori – her father, who was an exporter of Japanese carps known as koi, found the cloth ‘kites’ amusing and used to have them strewn across the house. Only recently did she find out what the fish was all about, and wished that she had kept one or two in remembrance of her father, and a childhood she still thinks about from time to time.

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Mei-chan: I should be relieved that these are finally up!

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Mei-chan: So why do I still have this nagging feeling...

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fox amigurumei crochet totoro ghibli pink

Mei-chan: Oh.

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Mei-chan: Would you like to join me?

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Mei-chan: Erm...do you know what these are for?

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Mei-chan: Sigh.

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