New blog!

Hi everyone!

I’m retiring this blog and moving it over to

https://anniegurumi.com

Please join me over there!

Cheers,

Annie

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Humid Hong Kong

My dear friends,

It’s hot and humid here and I’m melting. When will fall come?

I’m excited to stock my shop up with more patterns, my son and I have a different shop with physical items you can buy too! I’m hoping to make things and put it there and he sells paintings too. He uses the money he makes for buying books, savings and some to charity.

I have some exciting collaborations and projects coming up so be sure to stay tuned! I also have planned for some free patterns that my son has been loving so much. Mostly things to play indoors since outdoors is impossible to play these days with how bad the weather has been.

How about you? What’s on your hook? 😍

Chubby Narwhal Amigurumi Pattern

Friends,

I present to you my latest pattern:

The Chubby Narwhal Pattern!

Let me share with you where my inspiration came from. My son – who is absolutely obsessed with Ben Clanton’s Super Narwhal & Jelly Jolt series. (You need to get this for your kid ASAP. They will LOVE it).

He reads these books obsessively and well, that’s where it came from! I wanted to make my own “chubby” version. I love squishy toys and I wanted something he could cuddle and play with.

Thank you so much to all of my testers who made this in a hurry so I could release the pattern today. I appreciate you all so very much!

I also have my chubby series for those of you that are dipping your feet in amigurumi. I remember the early days of wanting to make my own toys and I felt so overwhelmed. I hope that these patterns encourage you. I am always happy when people reach out to me to let me know their experiences with my patterns. I love getting to know all of you! I’m the most active on instagram, so feel free to say hi, ask questions about the pattern (especially if you get stuck!) and don’t forget to share your pics. 🙂

Xo,

Annie

Etsy shop patterns: http://anniegurumi.co

Doudous Doux

Hello my friends! I had the pleasure of making Anka from Eleanore & Maurice’s pattern book: Doudous Doux (au crochet & en Liberty).

The book is absolutely beautiful and the characters are charming! While the book is in French, it is very easy to follow. I love making Anka and it is very suitable for intermediate beginners. 😍

Please check out my friends website to order her book. It’s gorgeous and well written! You will fall in love with all her creations. 😘

Love,

Annie

15% off my Etsy Shop Patterns!

Hey everyone!

I’ve been sick (well still) on and off for over a month now. It’s truly the pits but hey, I have some good news!

My Etsy shop is having 15% off all patterns right now till the end of July! Head over to see what I have and please tag me with your pictures! I love making new friends so I really appreciate everyone who has reached out. Xo

Ollie in Space Video Series

Hi everyone!

I’m excited to share with you a video series of our “Ollie in Space” series. Episode 1 is up now so please subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you don’t miss a single video.

I have the pictures and stories, while I read along the stories my son and I made up together. We had a lot of fun with it and we are continuing our stories. I’m working hard to make those stories come to life as soon as possible.

If you are enjoying the series, please leave a comment and like the video. If you want to take it an extra step, please purchase a pattern from my Etsy shop. Even if you don’t crochet, it’s a great way for you to support my small business. I would one day love to make a children’s book and purchasing from my Etsy shop is a great way to help with that.

Please let me know what you think of the stories. Thank you again for all of your support.

Cheers,

Annie

Another Year

Another year has passed and my birthday was extra special this year. My husband gave me such wonderful and thoughtful gifts. And to top it all off, he had a custom made cake made for me.

It features my favourite design I have published. When the cake came out I was thinking oh that looks like my octopus doll! I wonder who else shares a birthday with me. 🤣

The detailing on the octopus is absolute amazing. I recommend Oookie Cookie to anyone looking for a special cake for a special occasion.

I got to spend almost the entire month with loved ones and a lot of friends spoiled me with gifts and food. Thank you friends.

My very dear friend Aki sent a giant package filled with beautifully wrapped gifts. She is always so thoughtful and so kind. She even included something for her god son.

Thank you everyone for making me feel so loved. I feel it. I really do. Every birthday gets better and better. And every year I grow into my own and have better understandings of friendships.

I used to hold so much (unrealistic) expectations from my friends. And it wasn’t fair to them (and to me). And I feel that I have grown so much as a person in the last few years. In return, my precious friendships have grown exponentially. At the same time, I have learned not all relationships are healthy and I shouldn’t feel guilt for letting some of those go.

I think knowing who your real friends and concentrating on them has been a huge game changer for me. I used to feel so down when some friends kept making me feel bad. Why did I let them make me feel so terrible? So I’ve begun to slowly let them go. Focus on the people who project love and most importantly kindness. It’s really changed my life.

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I leave you with this sparkly creme brûlée that I had on my birthday. May we continue to learn to be better every day. With lots of love I thank you for your friendships.

To those who have reached out from all around the world… people I know and don’t know. Thank you so much again. How lovely are you to take time for little old me to make my day a great one. ❤️

Have a beautiful rest of June.

Ollie’s Space Adventures

Hi everyone!

I’m excited to share a new series I’m doing on instagram. My son and I have been making bed time stories and we’ve been pretending he’s visiting other planets in another galaxy.

He is obsessed with space and looks at NASA’s updates daily. He can tell you about every single planet (dwarf planets too) and their properties and moons. And he is constantly reading and drawing all things planet related.

So it has been really fun for us to make our own stories at bed time and then I thought, oh!!! Why don’t I share these stories and make dolls to go with?

I hope to publish a book one day like this and if you have any advice on how to start going about to publish, I would love to hear from you.

Look for this picture on my Instagram to follow along our adventure.

My instagram is here.

Hope you enjoy our stories. 🌟

Ra-Ra Raffia

Ok, I got this yarn and I was really hoping to wait till I knew what to make with it first.

I’m debating between a market bag or a beach bag. Or even a hat. Or a clutch… or basket. Ahhhh! I can’t decide.

Have you used this yarn yet? I’m going to be reviewing it soon but I just need an idea first of what to make.

It’s so interesting, it’s very light, made of paper. It rips but then hooked up it’s strong. It’s really quite unique. I’m happy to see where I’ll go withWool And The Gang’s Ra-Ra Raffia!

20% Off My Patterns

For the month of June 2018 – I will have 20% off all my patterns on my Etsy shop!

It’s my way of saying thank you for supporting my small business and really helping me grow as a crafter and designer.

It’s truly amazing for me to be able to do this from home as I’m always on the go with my family. And my son thanks you because I am able to be with him every single day, wherever he may need to be or not be.

My camera (bag, pouch, amigurumi) pattern is my newest one. I made it for my son as he needed a small bag for his transit card and a small water spray for these hot Hong Kong days. It’s a quick hook and so fun to make. Sure to be a hit with the little ones in your life. And with my 20% off it will come out to be about $1 (usd)!

I have many other patterns on my Etsy shop so be sure to get all the patterns you want for 20% off while you can!