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oh those magnets

Last week was Hary Raya holiday. I was suppose to go for a personal retreat in Johor, but due to certain unforeseen reason I was not able to go. It was a good holiday at home, albeit having a lot on my mind and also having to do some office work during the holidays.

This project is has been long pending. I have always wanted to put up a magnetic board with the world map to display my magnet collection. Dad mounted this heavy thing on the wall for me.

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The process? …. Many months ago (I cannot even remember how long ago it was), I bought 3 magnetic board from Ikea. Dad brought them to the welder and got them to weld the boards together.

I bought the World Map stickers from IPC way back in 2012 December (yeap, the receipt was still in the box). The stickers were meant for walls, but hey it works fine on my magnet board too.

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My plan was to have each magnet from the country of origin correspond to the map did not work; because I have too many from the same country or area nearby and the map is to tiny. Initially I thought of just choosing 1 magnet from each country and put them up, and put the others up on rotation. However, then that beats the point of having my collection displayed, and besides I am not that “hardworking” to manage that. Hence, I tried my best to pin all my magnets up on the board, as close to the map as possible.

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Finger Family

Another group hug…

Papa, Mama, Kor kor, Mei mei and Di di (Father, Mother, Big Brother, Little Sister and Little Brother) = A Complete Family. 

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This is my other second batch of finger puppets, for the same friend who requested for the animal family puppets.

Another one of a kind, making up the pattern as I go along, tiny doll challenge creation :)

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Have a great weekend. Today is my Mom’s birthday, and we are celebrating with Durians!

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Animal finger puppets

A friend of mine asked if I can make finger puppets for her grandson.

I am not a fan at crocheting small dolls as this requires sophistication… which I don’t have and I have huge hands… hehehe…

Anyway I challenged myself to make them, no pattern to follow, just free hand making them up as I go along.

This is the outcome… my one of a kind, not sure if I can ever replicate them… animal finger family! 2016-06-23_20.58.12

This challenge has open up a new window to my passion for crocheting. Now I know I enjoy making tiny dolls (it’s not that tough after all !).

So you will be seeing more of me making smaller dolls.

Group hug yo!!!

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Look out for my Finger Family post, coming up next!

 

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another vlad…

Vampires seems to be the trend. I enjoy making this one. It was a quick project. This one, no modification, followed exactly as per pattern.

Size approximately 38-39cm tall, using 100% 8ply acrylic yarn, but this yarn is silky soft acrylic, hence the texture is finer, thus doll turn out smaller than my purple vlad before. This time, I use 3.5mm hook; so understandably it will turn out smaller.

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purple vlad

I’m so loving this Vlad the Vampire.

He is made of 100% acrylic yarn, using hook size 4.0. It was a pleasant surprise when he turned out larger than indicated in the pattern.

I added a little extra to the pattern by crocheting a belt around his waist.

 

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I made Vlad while I was visiting my sister in Sabah, as the customer who wanted him lived in Sabah. So it would be easier to handover to my customer.

 

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Loving mommy

Another custom made doll.

Kira the Kanga in purple-yellow.

Pattern by lalylala, crochet by yours truly (me!!!!).

I’m loving the pastel mixed color. Although some may say it’s not that appealing. But it is indeed pretty.

Made with 100% acrylic yarn, 8 ply.

Kira is such a loving Mama.

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