Happy 2021

I can’t believe I have neglected this blog so long. I really need to get better about it. I do apologise for that. 🙂

Is anyone still out there reading this? I hope so, I’m sorry. 2020 has been a challenging year and it’s been a real challenge to find time to do everything. I know most of you understand that as well.

I’m just popping in to let you know that my FREE Year of the Ox RUG Tutorial on Youtube and PDF on my friends Hobium Yarns Blog is live. It’s a fun pattern for the Lunar New Year that is coming soon. I hope you can make it for someone you love.

I also have my Year of the Ox amigurumi pattern in all of my shops. (Ravelry, LoveCrafts, Etsy) It has furry yarn that gives it so much personality. It was fun collaborating with my son on that one. 🙂

The uncertainty of things gives me a bit of anxiety – especially the way the world is right now. I hope that you are doing well wherever you might be.

I hope I can keep up blog writing more often. 🙂

Take care,

xo, A.

ps: I can’t figure the way to edit my posts anymore. New 2021 goals XD

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

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. 🌟

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!

Happy Chinese New Year

Happy year of the dog everyone!

Every year I feel like I’m learning so much about that particular year’s lunar animal. Dogs are great, kind and loyal. Humble and honest. Hard working. All great characteristics. 😍

I made a pug this year for Chinese New Year and if you make it please tag me on social media.

You can find the inexpensive pdf here.

How are you spending your new year? I’m just relaxing with my family. Hooking here and there. Seeing friends and shopping a little. Aren’t these yarn cakes gorgeous? Hand painted by the wonderful Chappy Yarn.

Have a healthy and happy new year everyone!

Happy Valentine’s!

Hey guys! It’s almost Valentine’s Day….

and I can’t resist a good pun!

I made this small tomato amigurumi and my son made a note:

“I love you from my head tomatoes!!!!”

I wanted to make one for each of his friends at school but school is cancelled to prevent a flu outbreak. Oh well, was a good idea haha.

I made the giant tomato out of Lionbrand’s Fast track yarn using a 5.5mm hook. I made a basket for my current projects. I like that it’s hidden and out away in a place I can always go to. I made the lid (the green stem part) and attached a quarter of it to the body of the tomato so that the lid is always attached.

What do you think? What are you planning to make for Valentine’s Day?

I wanted to make the anti valentines too, like “stupid Cupid” and such. But no time sadly as I was sick the past two weeks. I’m much better now though!

Hope everyone has a lovely Valentine’s Day!

Summer Crafting 

I mad this owl mobile as a surprise for one of our friends who is having a precious little boy due soon! I asked what the nursery colours would be and red is one of the colours. I hope S & K like it and their little Bebe too!

Last but not least: a watercolour paining of a dinosaur my son painted the other day. He is full of giggles and joy. I really hope he keeps that in his heart for the rest of his life. He has so much love and he is so sweet. Makes this mummy so proud to call him my boy.

I’m slowly making new amigurumis and other items for my etsy as well as a Christmas market (if I get accepted). Feeling surreal that half the year is gone already. So much has changed and so much is going to change. But one thing that hasn’t changed is how thankful and blessed I feel to have the life I do.

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? 😊😳😴🦉