♥ Epic Experience at Anime Expo 2014 ♥
Hi guys! Finally I got a chance to update my blog >_< I’ve been super busy with work and taking several small vacation. Although I’m still tired but can’t complain, right? ^_^
Warning! Photo Spam!
This past weekend we went to Los Angeles to attend Anime Expo. Anime Expo is the largest Anime convention in North America! Me and other two friends are all first timer so we were very excited to be part of it! This isn’t the first time I visit L.A. but I’ve NEVER attend any out of state convention, so I’m very excited, especially I’ve seen lots of amazing cosplyers and I’m kinda nervous that my cosplay will be not camera worthy >_<
As Kirito from SAO (Sword Art Online)
As Yashiro Isana from K Project
As Makoto from Anime Free! (Iwatobi Swim Club)
Anime Expo reached their registration capacity, it was around 85k attendees and they couldn’t allow anybody to go in anymore. O_O wow, seriously, 85K? I noticed that the convention was packed with people. It was very hard to walk around on Friday and Saturday! The place was huge but still kinda crowded for 85K people stayed inside of a building >_<
We managed to walk through vendor & artist alley, all bought tons of items and we were satisfied ^^
We were getting ready for SAO gathering! It’s hot outside and I’m prepared it’s gonna be very hot ( at least for me -_-)
Photo shoot went very well! I’m surprised that the host is very experienced. A lot of photographers came and took our photos. So far, I have not seen any pro-shots yet. We also made a short video, I was running towards the camera without sword and other Kirito was laughing at me. Hey, it is OKAY to leave your carbon steel 20lbs of sword at home, LOL
Can you spot me?
We are SAO fanatics! xD
I was happy to meet other cosplayers. Seriously, I don’t know anyone and that frustrates me. I want to make more friends who love cosplay. I want to be able to say “HI!” when I go to a convention…I want to meet friends at the convention instead of walking around and around >_<
Met this amazing Kirito through my friend, I’m SO glad that I met him
We spent at least half day playing DDR and Parapara dance arcade! It was fun except that I was out of breath…not because of my out of shape body, it was lack of oxygen, aka blood. -_- yeah, I’m heavy anemic and I usually out of breath just walking up stairs. -_- I gotta do something about this.. otherwise I have to do iron transfusion (according to my doctor).
If you have the money and the enthusiasm, I will recommend at least try to attend Anime Expo, at least once to experience the excitement and see awesome guests from Japan and make friends! I’m not sure if I want to go back just like that, I’d love to be vendor or in Artist ally if I wanted to go back again
Well, that’s all folks and hope you enjoyed some of the pictures (I hope :P) Now, I gotta work on my next project and I will tell you later, hehehe ^^
Please take care ♥
♥ Amigurumi Golden Ritriever Puppy WIP ♥
Hiya guys! Hope everyone is ready for the weekend like I do xD I’m SO ready for the weekend, gonna shop some clothes for my upcoming cosplay >_<
I have so many back orders that I really need to concentrate to finish it ASAP. I don’t want my customers waiting no more, SO….I’m going to try to finish EVERYTHING this weekend and I can ship them all on MONDAY! Wish me luck!
I want to post this cutie before I finish her. Isn’t she adorable?
This is my 2nd time trying to dye yarns and I learned a lot from these yarns! I will show later on my 3rd try, yarn even look better and softer!
This puppy is No12, Golden Retriever. I can’t believe that I already made 12 dolls in 2014! This is great! I wish I can make as many as possible, I got SO much yarn thatI want to make them into something really cute and adorable!
I want to make “pocket friends” that you can take it with you anywhere, just put them in your pocket! They are also well dressed and is ready for camera closeup! Possible with accessories…uhm, that will be a lot of work BUT it will be fun! Many I’ll have some limited collection? ^_^ that will be my future project in 2014!
Anyway, this puppy is ALMOST ready! I still need to make ear clips and a pretty dress! ^^ Will post finish picture in here soon. If you have Instagram, please follow my account: Marlinx. If you don’t mind look at my face and cosplay pictures, hehehe.
This is my 3rd try! Look at the yarn, still fluffy and soft when I touch it, I think I succeeded this time! ^__^
The odd thing is….I didn’t put 1 ingredient and look how it turned out? O___O Kinda pinkysh but not really pink. I’d say it’s between apricot & pink? O_O I’m amazed tho xD Maybe I’ll write it down all the ingredient, so next time I can have the same result.
Look at them, they are completely in different color O___O… Don’t ask me why I didn’t know what I add at the time.
Puppy and the “unborn” puppy LOL
I’d like to know is there any tutorial that you wish me to make? Let me know
OKie, I hope you all have a great weekend and I appreciate all the support from you…verbal or prayers Knowing someone actually like my creation is a priceless reward for me! Thank you!!
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God bless~ ♥
♥ Kawaii Amigurumi at Hurricon 2014 ♥
It’s been a while since my last post! After came back from Megacon I was working on my next convention…which is Hurricon.
Hurricon is small convention managed by University of Miami. I love this con, why? Because it was my FIRST ever convention as vendor. I liked atmosphere and the people. They are all super nice! This is why I decided to come back <3
I wanted to introduce many new collections/creation from my studio…I think I was trying too hard to accomplish everything BUT thank GOD! And with my Mom’s help I was able to finish what I wanted.
This was the first plush that I created. I wanted to introduce these cute bunnies to my customers and also want to know their feedback and reaction about the bunny. At the end, I can say, BABY BUNS are the cutest thing ever!! Everyone who came to my table loved these little buns :3 I guess, Baby Buns will be a regular collection in my shop!
Haru Taro was the 2nd plush that I created. I LOVED these furry creatures! They are very soft and fluffy. I made each one of them have different facial expression. I found out that a lot of guys liked these furry monsters. I’m very surprised
I only have 1 white left from convention, rest of the Haru Taro were sold. OH MY GOODNESS!! This is such a good news! I am so happy that customers are actually having fun with Haru Taro. When I make more, I’ll post a video on “How do you play with Haru Taro” xD
Aside from plush, I got the usual items such as alpacasso and amigurumi plush. I didn’t have time to make a lot but I managed to make 2, one for my customer’s order and 1 for the convention. :3
Besides selling, I had a great time at the convention. My family and friends came over visit me. They were next to my table and trying to help me xD I’m SO grateful that I got support from my family. They don’t look at me like a weird person ( maybe I’m already weird to them, LOL). My SIL even gonna help me at the convention in the future, WOW! :3
Here are few pictures that I took at the convention… didn’t have much time to take many selfie, but next time I’ll make sure to take TONS of pics for memories <3
My table <3
Haru Taro and I
Me as Makoto from Free! Iwatobi Swim Club ^^
Cuties in my shop…
Photo collage…with friends & family. I’m SO lucky <3
I will return back to Hurricon next year! Follow me on Instagram to see my cosplay pictures OR subscribe my blog
Thank you SO much for reading it and I hope you have a great Wednesday ~ GBU
My First Megacon 2014 Experience ♥
It’s been quiet a while since I wrote my last blog, sorry about that coz I was busy preparing to attend Megacon in Orlando. I had a such good time cosplaying 2 characters from my favorite anime – Eren Jaeger (Attack on Titan) & Shoushi Miketsukami (Inu boku SS). Have you guys watched these two anime? Which is your favorite?
♣ Amigurumi Bear No.7 Custom Order ♥
Finally I’ve finished this bear! This was a custom order from LAST YEAR! OMG, I suppose to finish within a month or so but I delayed till now. I hope she’ll be happy when she sees this bear!
I made many white bears before but I must say this is my favorite. Why? Because he’s wearing a jumpsuit. It’s a fist time for me to crochet jumpsuit for amigurumi, I did it fast and quick! I think I should be able to crochet more in the future, yay!
Little detail for his pants. I put his initial on the bottom, T as Timothy A little rocking horse in front of his chest. I’m glad I got this from my Taiwan trip. ♥
Little fake leather bag for him to carry his favorite manga and yarn. Does the little bear crochet too? I don’t know but he surely loves yarn!
Spent at least 40 mins+ to make this little bag. I bought this fabric long time ago. I was going to make hat and a vest but I think bag will do I will try to make a shoes out of it. The fabric is kinda thick tho, so -_- I gotta change my needle for it.
The mini size manga! I hand drew every page! I think it’s like 8 or 9 pages? If you read closely, you should be able to catch some storyline…heheh, It’s something about the bear The manga is about 1 inch tall ;P
Little bear is trying to balance pom pom ball with his nose! Love the flower background. I’m glad that I picked baby blue color for him. I think this will make him very clean and nice
Of course, Mao Mao is ALWAYS in the picture! He’s my lovely non-living pet. Since I can’t have a pet at the moment, he’ll be my pet ^^ I have time for 5 years, FIVE YEARS! He is still fluffy and cute ^^
Another shot Mao Mao and the bear <3
Forgot to show you the back of the bear…2 tiny green button jumpsuit is removable but you might have to squeeze the bear -__- It’s better to leave it like that. hehe.
Custom Order is available.Please let me know your choice:
Animal: Bear – Bunny – Puppy (loop or pointy ears)- Kitty – Frog – Piggy – Sheep (black or white face)
Colors: Solid – Multi colors
Once I have these information, I will show you color & type of the yarn, then you can choose it.
I will make jumpsuit according to what I have at the moment. Also, accessories are going to be different, unless you want the same bag like this. I try to make different things in each custom order so everybody’s order will look different and unique.
Photo collage~ I always enjoy doing that…
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♥ Pinky Bear Amigurumi ♥
I want to introduce this lovely bear to you ^^ She’s a very adorable bear and no other bear can compare to this one, why? Because she’s got a PINY FUR! ^___^
This bear is will be featured in U.S. & Japan… so which ever studio sells it first, the bear will go to the final owner. She’s about 5~6 inches tall ( When sitting) made with puffy deep pink yarn ( Very lovely color! I personally really like this type of pink).
I enjoyed very much creating this cutie. She was first featured in Animate! Miami this Jan and now she’s featured in my shop – http://ruruvictoria.storenvy.com/products/5707564-pinky-bear-amigurumi
She’s also will be featured in Japan’s studio, so I’m very excited! ^^ I probably will not make the same bear again because I kinda don’t like “mass”production on handmade stuffs…but if you really like it, let me know
Here is the full shot! She’s about 6 inches tall when sitting, so it’s a little bit bigger than my usual amigurumi.
This is her friend; Sheep! Sheep is resting on top of Pinky’s head because she feels safer, LOL.
Pinky is playing with yarn ball! This yarn ball gonna be someone’s head… -_- don’t play with the head please!
“What’s inside? Let me check!” O___O Pinky is very curious on what’s inside of the yarn ball! >_<
“ah, there is NOTHING inside… now, let me use it as a pillow….”
LOL, pinky thinks it’s safe to sleep with now… with you take pinky to the bed with you every night? She’ll keep you company and protect you <3
The mighty pinky!
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♣ Usagi & Hitsuji amigurumi from Anime Karneval ♣
Finally finished a custom order of these two cuties, I am SO happy! There were some difficulties during the making these amigurumi, but thank God, I overcome these troubles
“Good evening Master, welcome home!”
I enjoyed creating these 2 anime characters! I love Karneval a lot! During making usagi (bunny) & hitsuji (sheep) I was planning to crochet their outfit BUT something came up and I NEVER could make their hats straight… so blah -_- I gave up. -__- Instead of crochet their outfit, I used wool felt to make their cloaks and top hat. Since both cuties have very fancy hats, I used pearl beads and lace flowers to decorate their hats. For usagi’s cloak, I used mini buttons instead of felt to make cloak look better. Love it!
Fly usagi, Fly!
Took me 2 nights to finish both outfits. Hitsuji has prettier rose on his hat I don’t know why I didn’t give usagi one but he has a fancy white heart button, so I guess that counts too. >_<
These cuties are going to a very good home. I know their owners will love them and treasure them. ah~ ^__^ That makes me really happy <3 Thank you for liking my amigurumi ♥
I’m a bunny lover, so I took usagi more than hitsuji, hehehe. “not fair!” hitsuji said
Don’t you agree? He SO adorable and I like his facial expression…so serious, haha.
Ok ok, here is hitsuji….he’s a serious sheep who’s protecting his masters. I’m not sure if I want to make another set, but, I can make usagi ONLY through custom order. If you’re interested, send me a note or comment below. Please note that the working time will be at least 2 weeks per plush. Since I have a lot of pending orders and making new designs at the same time. >_<
Color manipulation. I really like this aquamarine color. I’m hoping that I can buy yarns with this color… D: I gotta shop really hard again! I WANT THIS COLOR~ >_< Ah, almost forgot! I’ll attend Hurricon, a one-day anime convention on April 19th. I’m on the process design my new plush (nuigurumi)! They will featured in the convention. SO, if you are living in South Florida please, PLEASE come! They offer free admission, so please come and say hello! ^^ If you cosplay, I’d LOVE to take picture with you! I’ll be cosplay Makoto from Free! Iwatobi Swim Club! xD not the swimsuit version but the version where they wear jackets? Hopefully it’s not too hot for me @_@
Have a great day~ I’m going to finish another custom order now >_<
♥ Animate! Miami Anime Convention 2014 ♥
Happy New year everyone! I haven’t update this blog for few months, because I was busy preparing my first ever convention, attending Animate!Miami anime convention.
It’s a smaller convention compare to others. 2013 only had about 5000 attendees but report said this year they have about 10,000 attendees! Wow, I was happy to know that. Hopefully next year they will grow into bigger convention!
Anyway, I want to post lots of pictures here to show you. I didn’t take a lot of pictures because we were busy meeting new people and working. Me and my friend cosplay during convention. It was fun! I enjoyed a lot and hopefully we can go to conventions to sell things together.
We were there the day before the convention to set up the booth. We had NO idea what to setup or how to make our booth look nicer, but we did a fantastic job, isn’t?
Cute unicorn next to our booth, an excellent icon for convention! I’m considering to make one, this is TOO cute <3
Taking few pictures with my cute alpacasso! It was cold so earmuffs are PERFECT!
Of course the fun part is when we cosplay ^^ Here are few cosplay pictures for your to enjoy
These are gift from the vendor next to us. I was told that they were very excited because they saw my store name. I found out that they’re my Facebook followers!!! OH MY! Such as small world isn’t it? I LOVE these cute pins, they even gave me an alpacasso one! I was wearing it during the whole convention, I LOVE IT Thank you thank you!
Here is my Junko Enoshima cosplay!
I made the little bird (On top of my head), it was a hit! A lot of people buy them, I’m very happy ^^
I took it while I had a little time. This cute mint flavor bear was sold to a lovely girl. She bought 3 of my amigurumi, I was like :O I am SO happy that someone liked my work! ♥
She’s ordering a custom made Usagi & Hitsuji (Karneval) from me!!! OMG! I’m working on it atm and will post WIP in here shortly.
This is Sushi Monster, she’s the guest cosplayer from the convention. She’s very pretty and skinny O__O oh my goodness, I wish I am THAT skinny >_< She bought a pink alpacasso from me, I was shy to ask her for picture but I took courage and ran to her for picture. She’s very friendly <3
One of the feature item from my shop of 2014 is Korean handmade Clay watch! These babies are hot sale items in convention. Good results! I think I’m going to carry this item from now on in my shop. If you’re interested, you can visit my shop. ^^
Little snack for hardworking ladies <3 <3 Mr.Baird’s Gaijin Taiyaki was DELICIOUS! I don’t like chocolate BUT this chocolate toffeetaste great! I think I can eat that again and again LOL!
This is taken at the first day of the convention by our friend Paul, from ManStudio Photography. Check out his facebook page, he’s an amazing photographer! Very nice guy!
I thought would be fun to make a photo collage I had a best time ever selling at the convention. Not because it’s a business but I got a chance to meet new people, making new friends…oh and of course, lots of pictures!! xD
This is my favorite picture, kissing my tissue box alpacasso ^^ She’s available for adoption, man, this alpacasso wants to work for you ^___^ Who wants to adopt her, hehehe.
I want to thank my friend’s support during our short 3 day convention. Without their help, I won’t survive They are AMAZING ladies and I LOVE THEM! I’m still looking for an open spot for our dinner date ladies *wink wink* :3
My next possible convention is Hurricon in April. I hope to have enough time to reveal new items. I will post in here as time progresses. OH OH, if you’re going to Megacon in March, please let me know so we can have pictures together! ^__^
♥ Cute Bear Neddle Felt Charms ♥
Recently finished a custom order of bear needle felt charms. I personally LOVED how it turned out. It was first time for me to make Pikachu (Pokemon) out of needle felt
According to my customer, her three beautiful nieces likes Pikachu, blue puppy and bear. So I decorated bears according to their preference.
Did you like the pikachu that I made? I really really like it! I’m thinking maybe I should make one for myself BTW, pikachu is my all time favorite Pokemon!
I like this photo very much, romantic and antique ♥
Another needle felt blue puppy, I made it according to a very blurry photo, but I think I got it very close! He has 2 large floppy ears with big eyes ^_^
Closeup bear body. You can see the embellishments and very colorful yarn that I purchased from Japan. It was a special handmade yarn, seller had very limited quantities for sale and I was lucky to get 2 skeins! :O
The pretty blue puppy bear <3
This is the third bear that I made for them. Only with crystals and pearl beads. No needle felt was made because this is for the youngest girl in the family and she didn’t mention any favorite character or animal. BUT I gave her one big red apple, I hope she loves it!
Really love to make custom orders! I guess this suits my personality. I don’t like to make same thing over and over again =_= To me, that’s boring.
Oh, a sneak peek of what’s available at the upcoming Anime Convention in Jan 2014
Sailor Alpacasso collection
Very pretty Alpacasso buttons
More items will be created and revealed in here, hopefully you guys will like what I created ^_^ By any chance if you’re attending the Animate Miami 2014 please come to our booth (#710) and say “HI” to us!
Cute Snow Bear For Fund Raising Event
Remember I wrote an article about my Snow Bear to be auctioned in church fund raising event? (http://www.sirmaomao.com/kawaii/amigurumi-no-3-snow-bear-wip/) I TOTALLY forgot to write an update to the event and what happened during the fund raising dinner =_=. My poor Snow never made it to the blog…LOL.
Ok, here we go, I’m going to try from my memory x(Read More»
♥ Custom Order Amigurumi Bunny-chan & Bear-chan ♥
Just finished a custom order for my customer! I just love how it turned out. They both looked very kawaii and fluffy. I really hope my customer will like them!
♥ Teddy Bear Corsages ♥
Have been working on many projects lately haven been crochet that much Since I’ve decided to attend at least 2 convention early next year, I gotta prepare a lots of items and get ready before Christmas! arrrhhhh. I’m feeling the pressure~~ Hahah, but it’s all good. I love it.
Oh, I wanna show you what I have been making lately, hopefully these will evolve and become regular items in my shops. Let me know what you think?
This is what I have been waiting for the longest time! Finally it arrived, I’m SO excited, bears!Read More»
♥Amigurumi and Handmade Items Update [ September] ♥
Hi guys! Sorry being away for this long, I was quite busy with work and all other things and did have time to update my blog Just want to give you guys an update for what I have been working on past few weeks AND what’s my plan for the rest of the year!
First of all, I’ve started to make accessories! YAY! Currently working on few charms then I will start to make hair pins, bracelets and necklaces. I hope you’ll like my item as I will reveal them in my blog. Please give me comments on what you like to see in the shop, I’ll see if I can make that happen. ^^
For those of you like Alpacasso…ah, these cute fluffy alpacasso ^^ I have plans to make “Alpacasso-like- items” myself, instead of purchasing it from Japan. If you’ve been following my Facebook, you will know that my last Alpacasso package still stuck in U.S. Customs, since July 27th. I doubt that I’ll ever see my alpacasso and I feel bad for my customers who ordered it. I had either replace with other item or refund.
This is why I don’t feel comfortable to order again. I promise you that my alpacasso will be very fluffy and cute. Not exactly like Amuse alpacasso, but my very own version of alpacasso.
OKAY, here are few items that I want to test water and see if you guys like it or not.
This is the pink piggy wool felt that I finished. It was a little gift for my Nice’s friend, she LOVED! ^^Read More»
I can believe that it’s almost time for my trip to Asia! I’m not even ready! But, I’m super über excited!
This is a testing post. I’m trying to write blog from iPhone and wanted to know how it goes.
The shop will be closed from June 5th~27th. There are going to be a lot of cute things coming out from the shop in this summer so please check back in July.
Kids alpacasso arrived and I love these cuties, aren’t they cute?
♥ [Tutorial] Pom Pom Alpacasso ♥
Hi guys, I’m very excited to post my first tutorial, I hope you’ll like it.
Many people like Alpacasso plush and I always wanted to make one but due to the complexity I gave up. I saw Amuse was selling Pom Pom Alpacasso and I thought “Hey, I can make these stuff!” It’s not difficult to make and I’m glad I finally made one.
I wanted to share how I make Pom Pom Alpacasso cutie. You can put this cutie on anything! Make a ring, necklace, earring or just let her sit on your desk! ♥
Okay, are you ready? Let’s begin!Read More»