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Minis and mop top on holiday

I went to Bandung, Indonesia for a vacation last week. Guess who tagged along…

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MiniBren, MTyaney and miniMichelle! That’s a photo of my hotel room. Actually it was more like a service apartment (with a living room and a kitchen). There are two other bedrooms (which are occupied by my friend, Linda, and her family members).

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I brought out one ami at a time when i went sight seeing. MTyaney had lunch with me at a nearby food court. Food was good but the service was slow. We took the becha (a trishaw) back to the hotel after shopping at Pasar Baru. The photo with the deer was taken at the Istana Rusa in Bogor. I love the sceneries! Rolling green hills, crystal clear water, mountains…

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It was pleasant to see crochet items sold as souvenirs (at Tangkuban Perahu). The wind was super strong up this volcano.

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And the cool temperature was perfect at this crater lake known as Kawah Putih. (That’s Linda’s lil girl in the photos with miniBren).

If you were to ask me what’s good to do in Bandung… I would say sight seeing (you MUST go to Kawah Putih!), shopping (lots of distro aka distribution outlets and factory outlets, plus you can haggle the price at some places) & local cuisine (try the Sundanese dishes).

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2014 in planetjune series, traveling swap

 

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Mini Tubby the tabby and other craft stuffs

It’s a craft filled weekend. Me & my friend signed up for a decoupage workshop. We made owl coasters. It was fun and easy! (Even Olive Owl, minibren & miniMichelle joined us)
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Then we walked around at Bugis Junction. I bought a notebook from Muju and guess what… they had stamps for customers to use for free! How cool is that? Very cool in my book. Here’s the result (front cover and random pages):
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When we reached home, i continued the coin pouch i was making for my buddy. It took me a while buy i managed to finish it.
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When that was finished, i started on my mini for the latest swap i’m taking part in Ravelry. It’s a group of four swapees and we are supposed to send over a blank mini. Then the first person will do the face. Second person will make the clothes and the last an accessory or pet for the mini.

After only a few rounds, i remembered that i have yet to finish the mini Tubby custom order. I just couldn’t get the ears right. After a few attempts, they look quite right.
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After that i made these keychain and brooch BFF puzzle pieces:
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Posted by on April 6, 2014 in knit, traveling swap

 

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Redd the cactus pot

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Redd is a no fuss guy. He loves sitting in the sun and brings joy to anyone near him.

I made Redd for a friend’s birthday. She loves cactus and was saying that she had to dispose of one of her cactus coz of a disease. Redd is modified from a free pattern. The original pattern uses a real pot but i didnt have time to go to the shop to buy one. So i made my own pot.

 
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Posted by on April 5, 2014 in adopted, flora series

 

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Minis go bowling

My colleagues and i bonded over food and bowling. MiniBren and miniMichelle tagged along. I’ll just let the photos do the talking… ;)
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Breakfast of cheesy egg prata with dalcha.
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MiniMichelle thought that the building across looked mighty interesting. It’s Perumal Temple (for the Hindus).

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We finally bowled…well the Minis just cheered since the balls were way too heavy for them. There were more gutter balls than strikes or spares. But that’s okay. We had loads of fun!
Last stop… lunch at Streats Cafe. I ordered this delicious plate of black pepper beef crispy noodle.
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Posted by on April 4, 2014 in ordinary people, traveling swap

 

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Welcome home, MiniYaney!

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MiniYaney came home yesterday afternoon with lots of goodies and stories to tell. For those of you who have not been following my blog, miniYaney took part in an around the world swap. She left on 12 Aug 2013 and arrived home on 2 Apr 2014…that’s 7 months and 21 days. In those 7+ months, she visited various parts of USA, Canada and Singapore, played with snow and made lots of new friends…which she has invited over for a visit.
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That’s miniBren in the middle and miniMichelle on the right. Stay tuned for more of their adventures! ;)

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2014 in ordinary people, traveling swap

 

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Cacao the teeny tiny mochimochi monkey

I am proud to announce the arrival of Cacao.
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He is my very first Mochimochi creature. His “birth” was a difficult one as my knitting skills ain’t too good and i didn’t have the right size needles. I actually ripped him a couple of times before deciding that i had to buy a new set of DPNs (that’s “double pointed needles” for those who are not familiar with knitting jargons) for the yarn type i have.
It was pretty smooth sailing after that. =)

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2014 in mochimochi series

 

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WiP and Tubby review

A dear friend i got to know from Ravelry is expecting a girl in early May. So i thought that i would make her little girl something. Here’s how far i’ve gotten…
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It’s a pattern for a mandala but i’m going to turn it into a lovey. I’ve to put this on hold for a while coz another friend ordered 5 small Tubby the tabby!!! Yes…it’s the same friend (and author of the book) who ordered a custom Tubby the tabby amigurumi recently.

Here’s a review of the Tubby amigurumi:
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Thank you for your support, Acap!

 
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Posted by on March 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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