Point and Speak Feature in Japan

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Hi everyone! I have some exciting news!

The series of the original POINT-AND-SPEAK” Phrasebook in Japan has welcomed their 20th anniversary this year.

There are around 100 countries communication books in this series, very popular as a travel communication book in Japan.

To celebrate their 20 year anniversary, they are making website page and introduce every country’s topics. And I’m proud to be part of the Handmade section!

A huge thank you to Mami from Chappy Yarn, as she is the author of the Hong Kong one and she was one the pioneers for HKG edition!

Please have a look as I am featured there with my tiny shop. I feel so honoured to be a part of such an amazing publication. どうもありがとう

Click here to see my feature. 🙂

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Chubby Bee Pattern

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Happy Thursday to you all. 🙂 I wanted to share my Chubby Bee Pattern which is FREE on Love Crochet. Perfect for beginners and I specifically made this so that beginners can feel  encouraged by making this very easy to follow pattern.

I know when I was starting out with amigurumi – I felt a bit overwhelmed with wanting to make something cute but feeling a bit insecure about approaching patterns. So I started my chubby series to provide patterns for those just getting started with amigurumi.

This is a simple increase of single crochets. Starts with a Magic Ring of 6. Then you keep increasing each row. An increase in ami is usually labeled inc. inc=2 single crochets in one stitch.

After a series of increased rows, you do many rows of single crochet only to extend the body of the bee. Then the decreases happen to shape the bum. Decreases are usually labeled dec.

My friend, Stephanie did a wonderful version of my bee for those of you wanting to make your bee extra special! Be sure to check out her blog at All About Ami to see her additions. 🙂 Stephanie is a multi talented, super sweet and kind friend. She has many patterns that I love and excited to try out. Please go follow her on instagram and see all of her many beautiful creations. Her talent is beyond imagination and everything she makes is so elegant.

I will also make a video of my chubby bee one of these days when Hong Kong isn’t so gloomy! Lighting is so difficult and I feel I may need to invest in some proper lighting for that.

Have you tried out my pattern? I love seeing all of your creations. Be sure to tag me on instagram so I can see it!

Tomato Basket Pattern

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Hey friends! I need to get better about blogging but finding it difficult to manage instagram, Facebook, my etsy and love crochet shops while keeping this up too. 🙂 But I promise to check in every now and then.

I have a new pattern ready! It’s a tomato basket made with Lion Brand’s Fast Track Yarn. Using a 9mm hook, this basket works up like a dream! So fast, so lovely, sturdy and can hold your current work in progress, yarns or even toys that your kid needs to tidy up.

I came to this idea when I had a surplus of Fast Track Yarn that my friend gave me for my birthday. I was brainstorming for almost a year before I actually used the yarn. Yep, brainstorming takes forever for me! But then I thought, oh a basket would be nice in our home but red doesn’t fit our blue/grey/cream colour scheme in our home.

So my son had a great idea to make a giant tomato basket. Great idea little O. So I made it and then I made two more. And then, well… I wrote the pattern out and had my wonderful friend test it for me.

If you are wanting to make this and you’re a beginner, don’t worry! It’s very basic stitches. You need to know how to single crochet and the most complicated part are the little vines. But even that, it is just single crochet as well but I have lots of pictures to help you along.

So if you’re interested, feel free to give it a try. It’s only 10HKD (about 1.27 USD) and you might want to make some for your friends too. Your purchase goes to supporting my small business. It’s just me! 🙂

You can purchase the pattern here:

Etsy or Love Crochet

You can find the yarn I used on Lion Brand Yarn website. 🙂

*Some links are affiliated links and means I will get a percentage if you should purchase via the link. Know this goes to supporting my small business. (just me) 🙂

Birthday Month

Hi all,

It’s my birthday month and what a wonderful one it has been as well as an emotional one for me.


My friend Charmain moved away from Hong Kong and it was very emotional leading up to moving day. She has become one of my closest friends here. Our kids go to school together, we craft together (with our dear friend Sonia) and I felt very happy seeing her on a daily basis. I truly appreciate our friendship and how kind, understanding and loving she is. It’s truly empty here without her but thanks to modern technology we are able to keep in touch quite easily.

Before she left she gave me these beautiful calligraphy pens and book because she remembered that I picked up hand lettering as a new hobby. She is always thoughtful and remembers all the small details. I really miss her and her daughters so much.

My husband got me all my favourite wish list items for my birthday. I’ve been eyeing Paintbox Yarns for quite sometime now. I love their packaging, their colours and the soft feel of their yarns. I can’t wait to try these out soon. I am planning to make a sweater for my son. I want to make amigurumi with them too so I’ll be sure to design something for these yarns specifically.

Another wishlist item is anything by Wool and The Gang! I drool every single time I see their newsfeed and always want their items. So my husband got me the “What’s Love” top kit and I’m already half finished. The yarn feels like silk and is animal product free! So my vegan friends are sure to love it.

The day that Charmain left, my husband had work in Macau. My son and I joined him there and we chilled by the pool and I whipped out my Tunisian crochet. I am starting to make things in anticipation for the winter time and to slowly start stocking my etsy shop.

Some work in progress and finished items:

I hope everyone is having a lovely June. I may be missing my friend dearly but I am ever so thankful for the time spent together with her. Even though we may be far apart but she and her daughters will never be far from our hearts.

If you have a friend who is dear to you, give them a huge hug. ❤

Prepping For The Market 


Happy Thursday!

I’ve been furiously working on these owls for the Discovery Bay Market on May 14, 2017!

Since I’m a one woman hooking operation, I’m working non stop to make enough for the market. I’m hoping to have options like key rings, purse charms and ribbons for mobiles incase anyone wants those!

As I make each one, my son keeps exclaiming: “is that for me??”. Makes me smile every single time. 🙂 he is especially excited to help me sell my items at the market.

I will be making other things as well and update you as I make them! 

Are you excited about these owls? Which is your favourite? 

The happy, wide awake or sleepy owl? 😊😳😴🦉