Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fun with Tablet

I finally got around purchasing a bamboo tablet. It works quite well for me since I'm pretty much on a tight budget. I went back and sketch some crochet plush I have made and also sketch some new ones. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Victorian Mod Collection

I always wanted to play more with colors and have been in such a Victorian mood! I had fun extracting patterns from Victorian jewelry and keys while infusing them into hair comb and brushes design.

I also research some current trends from fashion magazines and was really intrigue by bold vibrant colors. I chose these colors to make it more modern and have a bold statement.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sneak Preview...

I've got some sneak preview of some of my latest crochet works....

I finally got around to buying myself a bamboo tablet. I used the corel painter software it came with and it works quite well! I have to thank for their short tutorial on corel painter. I'm still getting use to the tablet I'll be sure to post more sketches soon!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sweet Tooth

Anyone craving for some sweets? I always wanted to make some food characters for awhile. Thanks to my mom's home cake decorating business, I was really inspired by her cute cupcakes. I added some quirky elements to them and started to sketch a couple.

I ended up making four flavors which are Mustachio, Sherry, Beryl, and Whipples. If you like to purchase them you can find them on my etsy page!

I'll be making some more others and maybe move on to other types of sweets. I guess it's back to baking some more!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Jelly Pets anyone?

Introducing.... Jelly Pets. A friend of mine suggested I should do a jellyfish. I didn't want to just do an ordinary jellyfish. I was thinking about about a jelly cat or even a jelly pup? I made some quick doodles....

...then i scavenge some simple crochet patterns and played around with their legs. I alternate stripes and solid to make them pop out. I crochet the legs on one side tightly to give it that spiral effect.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Loucille plushie

Loucille was one of the challenging I've crochet. I used the illustration of her as a model and tried several fish patterns I could fine. I tweaked several times with her fins and tail. Instead of using felt I decided to just crochet and stitch her eyes to keep it that soft volume appearance.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Nina and Jules

Say hello to Nina and Jules! They are llamas who like to scout the mountains up top and look over the hills down below. Nina is the lime green one and Jules is the coral pink one. I had fun inter changing their colors as if they were meant to be a pair! I also went ahead illustrated them. This helps to show them in 2D. I think I'm going to illustrate some of the critters I've made too.

I was inspired by the llamas I saw at the petting zoo. I like how llamas have a unique characteristics of their oddly shape bodies. I simplified their oddly shape body into simple round ellipses and then as I crochet it I gave it a little bump on its touche. The best part was that I wanted to make their legs to appear puffy without using any fluffy fuzzy yarn. I did so by rounding their knees and then stitching the legs onto them.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Rocco the Raccoon

Rocco was very fun to make. He's one of the first creation I've sketched and created a crochet pattern. While crocheting, I made some changes due to the material and shaping of his body, eyes, and tail. Some detail I added was his fluff cheeks. Choosing the closest felt color to the yarn added some subtle details. The best part is I can interchange his stripe colors and maybe create different versions of Rocco!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Twinky the Stafish

Twinky is ready to swim into a new world. He comes in three fun colors: coral, lime green, and yellow. He's my first amigurumi pattern creation. If you want him you can buy him in my etsy shop here:

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Moogly's backpacking

Moogly was really fun to make. I found a pattern on a cute monster. But I played around with the shape his head/body to make him more boxy. Well since I'm giving him away I made him a backpack to travel!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pinky's Venture

Here's Pinky! He went out to venture in my yard outside. It was a bit chilly so I gave him a scarf to wear.

Monday, March 22, 2010

eight legs

for him i tried to felt his yarn. He fuzz alot but i think if i let him go through another hot wash he'll be alot more fuzzier. I added some buttons as his cheeks thanks to some of my mom's button collection.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

big cat, fat cat

Finally finish my lion. His mane was really fun to make. I had fun with the bright yarn colors! The fat kitty below is my first animal crochet! I used some of my left over purple yarn from my scarf. I realize it's fun recycling some old pillows to stuff these animals and buttons too for their eyes. Well enjoy them!