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Rory’s fantabulous magic trick

4 Mar

 

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Behold my most famous magical attempt! I call it the quick-as-lightning invisible Rory trick!

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amigurumei crochet

Rory…I can still see you.

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Ah hah! I was so quick that you didn’t even notice that I was invisible! And now I’m back!

 

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Right…

 

 

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Welcome, 2014!

10 Feb
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Konnichiwa!

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.

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It even has our name(s) on the back!

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With Mei-chan as the leader of the pack, I hope to share more exciting characters and stories with you, as they are told in the world of amiguruMEI.

Stay tuned!

Pippi’s treasure

28 May
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Pippi-chan: Psst, wanna see my treasure?

pippi longstocking amigurumi amigurumei crochet

Pippi-chan: Tada!

pippi longstocking amigurumi amigurumei crochet

Pippi-chan: Are you ready?

pippi longstocking amigurumi amigurumei crochet

pippi longstocking amigurumi amigurumei crochet

pippi longstocking amigurumi amigurumei crochet

pippi longstocking amigurumi amigurumei crochet

Mei-chan: Yikes!

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Pippi-chan: Heh heh heh…

Hey with amiguruMEI (An original stop-motion adventure)

7 May

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

An amiguruMEI Christmas Part IV

14 Jan
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Mei-chan: *grumble grumble*

amigurumei crochet ghibli fuzzy

Panda Oji-chan: Wow, Mei-chan! What’s that all about?

amigurumei crochet ghibli fuzzy

Mei-chan: Huh? Oh…just thinking about my gifts this year, is all…

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Panda Oji-chan: Bad year?

amigurumei crochet ghibli fuzzy

Panda Oji-chan: Maybe these will cheer you up…

amigurumei crochet ghibli fuzzy

amigurumei crochet ghibli fuzzy

amigurumei crochet ghibli fuzzy

Mei-chan: On second thought…things are starting to look up…

An amiguruMEI Christmas Part III

7 Jan
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Mei-chan: Hey, lookie here guys!

crochet ghibli fuzzy amigurumei

Mei-chan: Like em? They’re homemade, especially for you two!

crochet ghibli fuzzy amigurumei

Mei-chan: …Wait, where are you going?

crochet ghibli fuzzy amigurumei

crochet ghibli fuzzy amigurumei

Mei-chan: A present for me? Oooh!

crochet ghibli fuzzy amigurumei

crochet ghibli fuzzy amigurumei

crochet ghibli fuzzy amigurumei

Mei-chan: A new hat! Awh…you shouldn’t have!

crochet ghibli fuzzy amigurumei

crochet ghibli fuzzy amigurumei

Mei-chan: I’m really touched by the effort guys…erm…you don’t think this is too much?

crochet ghibli fuzzy amigurumei

crochet ghibli fuzzy amigurumei

Mei-chan: I guess not…but I have a better idea!

crochet ghibli fuzzy amigurumei

Mei-chan: Let’s share the hat, ok? Sharing is caring, after all!

An amiguruMEI Christmas Part II

4 Jan
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Komaneko-chan: Merry Christmas Mei-chan!

crochet ghibli fuzzy amigurumei

Komaneko-chan: Look what I got you!

crochet ghibli fuzzy amigurumei

crochet ghibli fuzzy amigurumei

Komaneko-chan: They say: “When it comes to gifts, it’s the thought that counts!”

crochet ghibli fuzzy amigurumei

Komaneko-chan: And I was thinking…maybe when I run out of yarn, I could come borrow some?

crochet ghibli fuzzy amigurumei

Mei-chan: ???!

 

 

 

 

 

An amiguruMEI Christmas Part I

27 Dec
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Mei-chan: Frosty the snowman! Lalalalalalala…

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Mei-chan: Oh hey guys! Right on time!

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Mei-chan: Think you can help finish Frosty’s scarf?

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Mei-chan: I just have to go check on something in the oven. I’ll be right back!

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10 minutes later…

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Mei-chan: Oh deary me…

Penguin-san, Penguin-san

19 Nov

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.

{Shirokuma-kun and Tuxedo-san are having a chat about the weather}

Panda-kun: Penguin-san, Penguin-san!

Tuxedo-san: ???

Panda-kun: What are we having for lunch later?

Tuxedo-san & Shirokuma-kun: ???

Shirokuma-kun: Panda-kun, this is Tuxedo-san.

Panda-kun: Ehhhh?

Panda-kun: Why are you wearing a tuxedo today, Penguin-san?

Shirokuma-kun: Sigh…

 

Panda-kun and his panda obsessions

12 Nov

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.

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Kawaii ne! (かわいいね)

amigurumei crochet fuzzy anime japan

Aaa! A panda shio (salt) bottle!

amigurumei crochet fuzzy anime japan

I wonder if they will throw me a sasa (bamboo grass) party tomorrow?

Here’s a clip from the beloved anime series:

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