Come March, it’ll be two years since amiguruMEI first made its appearance in the blogosphere!
Firstly, I’d like to thank everyone for being so patient. It’s been a while since I last updated my posts but I’ve still been receiving encouraging comments from my fellow amigurumi lovers and crafters!
2013 was an exciting year for amiguruMEI – I took on several new projects and collaborations and that took up a lot of time. Hopefully, in the coming months, I will be able to share even more exciting news with everyone (and that includes free patterns, of course).
Secondly, let me share with you Mei-chan’s new look. For a long time now, I’ve been wanting to give her a new hat and so here it is! I must admit though that she doesn’t look too different, but it’s a good change nonetheless. Mei-chan, contrary to popular belief, isn’t a bear or a bunny. She is a cute little pink fox (though no one could ever say that they’ve seen her real ears) who is still a big fan of Totoro and anything Studio Ghibli-related.
In the following picture, we have Mei-chan and an image from her past – the beautiful crochet hook pouch was made by a dear friend of mine, Lynn, who had gone on a sewing frenzy not too long ago.
Mei-chan is out for a walk.
Pippi-chan is bored.
Guess what happens next – presenting an original amiguruMEI stop-motion adventure!
Music: Everyday by Buddy Holly
Shirokuma-kun and Panda-kun’s close friend is Penguin-san, a black, white and yellow-tinted emperor penguin.
However, his whereabouts have yet to be sighted in the worlds of amiguruMEI.
Panda-kun works as a cute part-time panda in a Japanese zoo.
While he errs a little on the lazy side, he enjoys being the centre of attention and is not afraid to admit how kawaii he can be from time to time.
Like Shirokuma-kun, he is one of the main characters in Aloha Higa’s Shirokuma Cafe (しろくまカフェ) manga and anime series.
He lives on a steady bamboo grass diet and is obsessed over everything panda.
Here’s a clip from the beloved anime series: