Since I had to make up a pattern for Artoo and I didn’t write it down the first time, I had to clone him.
- Twin Artoos!
And no, you are not seeing wrong. Indeed, one Artoo is bigger than the other. Let’s just say one is more “fit” for survival than the other in the womb.
Then, my dad asked me to make one for his co-worker’s son, so I cloned him again. Now, for the time being, I have 3 Artoos! And for some funny reason, Artoo 003 got even BIGGER! It’s ok, the bigger the better.
I must admit, it is kinda scary seeing so many Artoos. It’s like having an army of Artoos, except they’re made of yarn and their main weapon is their cuteness. Don’t worry, worse comes to worse, just throw ‘em at your enemies! That’ll catch them off guard for sure!
Tea party with Artoo anyone?
Here’s a dramatic shot!
What have I learned after making THREE Artoos? Just because you’ve made it “n” amount of times doesn’t guarantee you’ll get the same exact thing each time. I would say I like the later 2 Artoos better, because my techniques got better. Although my brother said he likes the original the best still. To each their own, I suppose!
Posted May 18th, 2009 at 5:39pm (Comments: 3)
Filed under Amigurumi, Star Wars
This series of amigurumis began with the birth of Bolt the friendly raindrop. It was mighty hot this April and there were barely any showers in SoCal. Where did all the showers go?! How will the May flowers grow? Thus, Bolt came to the rescue!
And since it is now May, I thought it would only be appropriate if Bolt had some friends. Let me introduce Sunny the Sunflower and her counterpart water bucket, Polly. Together, these three make any garden warm and friendly!
The PDF pattern for Bolt can be found at my etsy: janama.etsy.com. Patterns for Sunny and Polly are pending!
Here are some more pics if you’re interested.
Posted May 18th, 2009 at 5:38pm (Comments: 2)
Filed under Amigurumi, Gardening, Spring
The story behind R2D2:
My brother’s birthday was coming up, and I needed to give him something. Buying presents for him was always a challenge, especially since I am still a poor grad student and he’s already working. It just so happened I started crocheting as a hobby, and decided making him something meaningful would be nicer than buying him something lame and cheap.
I knew he liked star wars a lot, so I started thinking of all the star wars characters I could make out of yarn. I surfed the web for star wars patterns, came across a lot of yodas and ewoks and other characters, and was blown away by their cuteness. I thought Artoo would definitely be cute since he’s a robot and no one would expect a robot to be made of yarn! Started searching for the pattern, and unfortunately, didn’t find any. So I was determined to make my own!
Of course, I needed some help. I had only started crocheting 2 months ago and still didn’t know how to sew limbs onto amigurumis very well. So I consulted my little sister, who is much better at sewing and cutting and being extra neat, to help me out. After much trial and error in getting the right proportions, and painstakingly cutting out laser-precise felt pieces, Artoo was finished.
But, before we actually gave it to my brother, we were adding some finishing touches, and he happened to catch a glimpse of it before I could smoothly hide it away! He immediately identified it as Artoo with his eagle eye for anything Star Wars, and our surprise was spoiled, but he was still happy to have him finally on his birthday. He blogged about Artoo on coderetard.com, others blogged about it, and eventually Artoo made his way to the Official Star Wars Blog. It was truly an honor.
So, what started out simply as a birthday present for my star wars fan brother has become something I never would have imagined could happen. To have so many people see Artoo and enjoy him is very meaningful to me. Many thanks for everyone’s feedback and comments!
Posted May 15th, 2009 at 1:37pm (Comments: 2)
Filed under Amigurumi, Pattern, Star Wars