Saturday, March 19, 2011

hoo goes there!

here's how i packaged my owls, the tutorial of which i from here.

recycled envelope...

i made more of these delightful sleeping owls over the weekend. i love it that they're so easy to make, and i can just whip a couple up in mere hours!

3 'lil owls sleeping in a row...

my artist had a birthday last month, and other than a small ice-cream cake, i thought i'd make her a 'lil pink owl too. hope she's not superstitious about owls, coz the chinese community has so many superstitions and owls are not one of those animals with "good omen" attached to them.

another one of my colleague had a birthday last week. this colleague has been helping me a lot in translating documents from english to the local language here, so as a token of appreciation, i thought i'd make him an owl too! i experimented with the number of stitches a bit, hence this 'lil blue guy is slightly smaller than the rest.

ok, this last fella is not a birthday gift, but more like a farewell gift. it's also for a colleague, who has tendered her resignation. actually i've been wanting to make something for this colleague, as i sort of caused her to loose some money. you see, i was on my way to another city for training, and at the last minute, i realized that i didn't have enough cash on me for the taxi fare. so this colleague lent me some and when i got back, i kept wanting to pay her back, but i didn't have the money in smaller denominations. and as she's always on duty when i met her, she didn't have any change on her to give back to me. after a few weeks, i went to just pass her the cash while she was on duty. so she stuffed it into her uniform's inner pocket but when she sent her uniform to the laundry, she forgot to remove the money! and that's the last we saw of it. i know it's not my fault, but i felt somewhat responsible for setting her back a few hundred $... (her resignation has nothing to do with this incident. at least i hope not!)

Thursday, March 03, 2011

angel amigurumi

this angel was requested by a friend, who is fighting breast cancer and at the time when she was rather down in the dumps, she wished that she has an angel to watch over her. so i’ve decided to make one for her, but i was out of yarn supply and the yarns sold here in this country are all for making clothes, hence they’re very very expensive! so i sought my best friend’s help to buy the yarn in malaysia, and i was only able to get them when i went home for the chinese new year recently.

anyway, i’m glad to say that my friend is not longer depressed… but was still very happy when i showed her the photos of the finished angel. the angel will be making her way over to my friend very soon!

i purposely didn’t sew in a mouth for her, coz i suck at embroidery! didn’t wanna spoil its cuteness… and anyway, my friend didn’t mind it at all, saying that angels shouldn’t be talking anyway, they just need to listen! hehehe…

the back view. i feel the hair part takes the most of my time…

still unable to weave in the hair neatly… need more practice!
hmm… her skirt was supposed to be long enough to support her to stand by herself. i guess i made it too short… but it’s ok, coz aren’t angels supposed to fly? :P

hope this little angel will be a good listener for my friend, as well as be her guardian angel to watch over her! :)