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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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Rory the circus lion

3 Mar

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Hullo there! Can you guess who this is?

Why, it’s Rory the circus lion, who deems himself the greatest magician on Earth!

Tune in to our next post to see Rory’s first ever magic trick!

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A magician’s gotta always look his best!

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So pleased to meet you.

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!

Birthday girl

2 Sep

Hey there everyone!

Please excuse us for the longest absence ever — something super-exciting is currently in the works, and that’s taking up almost all of our time (I promise to share more when I can).

By the way, have you met Satsuki-chan? She shares the same birthday as I do, and is a little darling inspired by a Hersberry illustration.

She is never without her cobalt-blue bag and cool red boots.

Her favourite pastime? Splashing about in rainwater puddles. But if that’s not an option, well, staying indoors is fine too, but ONLY if there’s a Japanese handicraft book or two to be read.

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Rain rain come again…

satsuki-chan amigurumei amigurumi doll

Drats. I still don’t heart a drizzle…

satsuki-chan amigurumei amigurumi doll

Maybe it’ll rain tomorrow…

Pippi’s treasure

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

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Pippi-chan: Tada!

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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

Merron-chan goes green

21 Jan

Merron-chan is four and loves the colour green.

While she’s too young to know anything about saving the environment or things like recycling just yet, she has a heart of gold, and is a cheerful girl of sorts, always on the lookout for sunbeams and white clouds.

She has yet to see a forest, or a tree house for that matter.

Just what kind of grown-up would she grow up to be?

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What do trees taste like?

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Are all buses this pretty?

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Are meadows just as soft?

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If it’s green…could it be grass-flavoured?

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I love sunshine and moonbeams!

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?

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

amigurumei crochet ghibli fuzzy

Panda Oji-chan: Bad year?

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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!

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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!

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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?

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Mei-chan: ???!

 

 

 

 

 

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