For a while I have been wanting to expand my Star Wars amigurumi (because "twin suns of Tatooine taught me everything I know"), but most of the time I'm filling orders or making what I'm commissioned to make. That's why I was pleased when I was approached by a client to do some characters. She changed her mind a couple times but in the end decided to go with Darth Vader and young Anakin.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
I wanted to do a quick giveaway for the holidays! If you couldn't tell, my favorite piece to make and adorn, is my French Toast amigurumi! From now until Saturday, December, 3rd, 12:00am, you have a chance to don your very own!
I'm accepting multiple entries and submitting everyone in a random number generator to choose the winner!
Leave me a comment below with your email address and all the ways you helped spread the word for my French Toast Giveaway!
I can even have it mailed to a friend for the holidays : ) Good luck!
♥ ♥ ♥♥ Giveaway Closed! -- Lono'ae'a Pua'a Wins! ♥♥ ♥ ♥
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
After releasing my Yoshi amigurumi, my work caught the attention of Marie, a very fun and sweet new client of mine. She had seen my giant Bomb-omb and Goomba on Facebook, and requested I make her a "Hangyodon" that size. He is a Sanrio character that has recently resurfaced in light of the 2010 Sanrio 50th Anniversary, even though he was created over two decades ago. I hadn't known of him till I discovered him in my magnet set as well as pullover, and although I found him more disturbing than amusing, I took his recurrence as a signal that I should do this project.
It was challenging to find photos of his entire body, and I had to piece through multiple photos to get his exactness. In the end, I spent more time working on his gills and feet than anything else. I had to create the right proportions and detailing, and luckily, taking out double-stitching doesn't compromise the yarn much, because there was a lot of redoing and undoing.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
This project was created while watching copious amounts of Adventure Time. It's a fairly new animation series on Cartoon Network that I had only seen a few clips of prior to the commission. I already had an endearment for the character, Jake, for having the same voice as Bender from Futurama, who I love, so I was happy to create him. Plus the "Candy Kingdom" looks very similar to Leesasaur Kingdom!
Friday, November 11, 2011
My childhood was pretty saturated in Sanrio. I've always been a huge sticker and stationary collector so getting new items from them almost every weekend was a regular thing growing up. As the years went by, their characters became more of a hit or miss; however, I did grow an admiration for "Pandapple," which was the only Sanrio character I had made a couple years ago:
Now when I look at Sanrio items, I don't feel the same excitement as I used to, but they have become very nostalgic to me. So when I was commissioned to crochet Hello Kitty, I wanted to do her the way I remember her as a kid, in her yellow shirt and blue overalls.
I improvised to make her overalls look more realistic with the crisscross and buttons. After doing her and Ness, I realized I enjoy the bulky-leg look on my amigurumi, so maybe I'll start changing it up on my original pieces too.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Finally I had time to add to what is actually my favorite line: Damaged Goods! From birth, it has always symbolized and held a deeper connection to me than any of my other creations. The band-aid gives them character and allows room for stories and imagination per viewer. People ask me why they have bandages on their heads, but I rather they direct that question to themselves. Since the start of this line I always had the goal in mind to make the band-aid the new mustache. The only difference is that the significance is not as superficial as a style or color, which is perfect for you to tell me a story! Interact! Connect! Identify!
Friday, November 4, 2011
...Or prepare to fight!
This Halloween I didn't have time to make the costume I had planned to last year, but I thought of a cute one for my friend and I: Team Rocket! The response to this costume from every friend was, "So Asian!" Yes, but pretty legit. I made Pokeballs and hand sewed our outfits. I don't have any full length quality photos, but I had a fun night dancing to Joy Division and Gary Numan.