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Thursday, December 15, 2011

BIRTHDAY CUPCAKE


I made this cupcake in time for a buddy's birthday but ended up belated delivery. I like the effect created by the half double crochet and quardruple crochet. I followed Teresa's tutorial for the frosty top. I used single stitch for the base.




SUNFLOWER MAGNET


MGC has her 1st Hope For Kids Training for 26 kids over 4 days and it was a great team work equipping these kids together. I appreciate each one of the trainers for their effort and time especially when this is just a week after the 4days' H4K workshop. I feel so encouraged and blessed by these partners and I made 20 pcs of this sunflower magnet to appreciate them.

May we continue the good work God started in us :)

ANGRY BIRDS


These are for my two god-grandchildren. When they saw the set of angry birds I crocheted earlier on, they made their request. So after my busy schedules, I quickly make these two angry birds over these two days to give to them as Christmas gifts. This is the first year when none of our children will be back for Christmas. We thank God for a godson (kai-zai) and his family with whom we will be spending our Christmas with :) 

This time I made the angry birds larger, as big as a tennis ball. I used double strand of the yarn.   For the beak, white eye and belly patches I used only one strand.  I am very pleased with the result.



Sunday, December 4, 2011

KEY-CARD POUCH


Sheerah asked me if I could help to make something to hold her key card to her key chain as the hole is broken. So I crocheted a pouch to hold the card and attached a hook to it so she can hang it to her bunch of keys.


I used AMINAH yarn. I crocheted chain stitches to attach a spectacles-button to close the opening. It was done in 1+ hour.

PATTERN:
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
ss - slip stitch
fo - fasten off
sk st - skip stitch

Start off with 16 ch
Row 1:  3ch; dc in each ch; 3dc into last ch;  Turn and dc into the other side of each ch; 2dc into last ch; ss into 3rd ch

Row 2-5: 3ch; dc into every st; ss into 3rd ch

Row 6-10: 3ch; 4dc; **1ch; sk st; dc; ** Repeat 4 times (5 spaces); dc into rest of the stitches; ss into 3rd ch

Row 11-15: 3ch; dc into each st; ss into 3rd ch
Note: Leave a space in the middle of one side of the last row for button hole, as shown in the picture above.

Loop to hold the hook:
6ch; put through the hook; attach the loop to next st; ss and fo.

Button:
Attach the yarn to middle of the other side of the last row to make 4ch; attach the button; 4ch; ss back to where the yarn is attached and fasten off.


NOTE: Please do not sell the pattern, you may sell the finished product, giving credit and linking it to the pattern creator. Thank you.








Tuesday, November 22, 2011

AMIGURUMI OWL


It has always been a belated birthday for one of my buddies so I want to make a "on-time" gift for her birthday this year :) .....and I made it!

May she grow wiser with years and blessed with grace and gentleness and lots more of her life to pass on and bless others.

An owl to symbolise WISDOM :)  This owl measures 4.5cm tall and 6cm across.





And here is Joanna's very first crochet.  She saw my owl and likes it very much and asked to learn.  She is a left-handler but she manages very well using her right hand to crochet.  She is unique and she seems to be able to handle the stitches pretty fast and well, considered as a first-timer.  Here is the result taken by her iPhone.  She did it in about 4 hours with little help from me!  She makes me proud!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

MR BEAN'S TEDDY BEAR



I couldn't find a free pattern online for Mr bean's teddy bear so I just have to work it out myself. I made the neck thin so you can make him nod his head :) This is the result and it is for my faithful blog supporter..."Vi, hope you like it."



He measures 12.5cm tall.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

BASKET OF HEARTS


I made these hearts as little appreciation gifts for some ministry partners.

I made a total of 20 pcs and a TQ flower card to go along with each heart.
Message: "A heart to change the world." & "Little is much when God is in it."


I enjoyed making each one of them.

Monday, November 7, 2011

MOVIES TO SHARE

The JIM ELLIOT story

Know these great people and their story

Jim Elliot and the missionaries' story is made into this movie "End of the Spear"
Pt I
 
Pt II




SONGS TO SHARE


不要認為自己沒有用 

路要自己走 

Make a difference (Won't You Lord)

Little is much when God is in it

 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

DIAPERS STACKER


This gift has been pending for quite some time. Nevertheless, I got it finally done today and so happy I can give it away tomorrow. It is for a young couple who has been married for quite a number of years and have been waiting for a baby for a long, long, long time. I am so happy for them.

I added a crochet sunflower brooch to the top to decorate it. I am happy with the outcome.


 God bless the couple and their little princess.

Friday, November 4, 2011

PIGGIE BANK


I made this as a gift for a friend's birthday. Infact I got this inspiration from her video clip shown at the church one sunday.
I used a little plastic bottle which I carefully cut a slot. I crochet the body and head separately so it can still be opened to retrieve the money when it is full. I am very pleased with the result.



Monday, October 24, 2011

AMIGURUMI FOR JOANNA

I made a lady bear and a turtle for Joanna to welcome her home this round. She bought me a book from ShenZhen and this rat is one of the patterns from the book which she requested. The yarn is bought from Daiso. It is a mixed colored cotton which is soft and nice to crochet.

WELCOME HOME :)




Joanna's collection.


And I made this dolphin for Lydia, Joanna's good friend and roommate. This pattern is also from the book bought by Joanna.


My collection of amigurumi books. The one with blue cover is bought by Joanna from ShenZhen.



Saturday, October 8, 2011

G-BOX


This inspiration is from G-Box, a project to reach out and to share a meaningful Christmas with the needy children.

 The "G" in G-Box is for God, Gospel, Grace, Gift, Goodness.



I used Green for G to mean life.
Red and Green for the box - Christmas colors - to share the true meaningful of Christmas
The Cross - without Christ all is in vain. Jesus makes the difference and He is the reason for it all.

And of course, who else deserve it more than the one who initiated this project - someone who is touched by God and cares enough to make things happen. May God bless her and her team for all their loving effort to make a little difference in the children's lives for this Christmas.






Wednesday, October 5, 2011

KEY HOLDERS


I made this for a friend's birthday. I actually made 3 of different designs for 3 birthday friends these two months.





Here is another one. I used a can-ring for the little face. I forgot to take pics of all the 3 key holders I made. These pics are sent to my by my friends. The two below are taken by mobile phone.








Tuesday, October 4, 2011

MORE AMIGURUMI STUFFED TOYS


Sheerah bought a few balls of yarn for me this trip home. It is a linen mixed yarn and is very tough for crocheting. She likes the pig in the Angry Birds, so I made her one. It took almost 1 ball of yarn.



Here is the result....we shall call her PINKY?



Chris' friend requested for an angry bird chew toy so I tried it out with the same kind of rope (finer than the one I used for the drumstick). I think this will be the last project I will do using this kind of rope. It is real tough and hard on my hands, especially my right thumb. Since there is only one color so I do the whole thing with just one color and did special tying of the ends inside the body (to make it last) before filling up with the poly fibre.

This is how big it looks on my palm and I think it is too small for the dog :) Maybe for Corrie to play fetch.



 

And I did an octopus to hang in my car :) Here's Blue Octopus! It is very easy to make and you can easily find a free pattern online.




Wednesday, September 21, 2011

CROCHET HEART


Here is a little gift I made to cheer a friend-and-ministry partner who just went through a surgery.






















"A joyful heart is good medicine..." Proverbs 17:22
"...the joy of the Lord is your strength." Nehemiah 8:10

Monday, September 19, 2011

ANGRY BIRDS


I crocheted a set of the Angry Birds and a little pig over the past week. Here is the result and I enjoyed making each one of them. Here are the pictures.




















The above Angry Birds are SOLD!

For those of you who may be interested to make your own, there are a few of the patterns available for free online at the following links:

RED CARDINAL BIRD
http://www.digitalmomblog.com/2011/04/07/angry-birds-crochet-patterns/

BLACK BIRD
http://www.craftown.com/Angry-Birds--h--Black-Bird.html

GREEN PIG
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/angry-bird-the-green-pig

Friday, September 16, 2011

BOOKMARK



Here is a bookmark which was kept pending for some time since I found the pattern online. I made it for my dear hubby. You can find the tutorial here on Youtube.

 



Tuesday, September 13, 2011

AMIGURUMI ANIMALS



This is for Chris, my DIL(daughter-in-love). She likes it very much and even showed it off to her colleagues, hanging it on the side of her handbag :)


This for my son as he was born in the year of RAT.


This is to welcome Sheerah home last month.