Recently, our brother, the website manager/promoter of Cute Amigurumi, recently got married…and of course we couldn’t help but make some wedding bear amigurumi for his wedding!!
It was a beautiful and unique wedding with a theme, inspired by the opening scene of the movie “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” where Indy wears a white tux and a red carnation in his pocket, and Willie comes out as a singer in a nightclub dressed in a qipao (Chinese traditional dress). My brother even encouraged all the lady guests to wear qipao and all the gentlemen to wear bowties. So, that explains the garb our wedding bears amigurumi have haha!
So let’s start off looking at the bride wedding bear amigurumi (of course, because weddings are all about the bride, duh!). We used a special fuzzier yarn from Joann called “Beautiful Sensations”, I think, that is super soft and hides the stitches well because of all the hair on the yarn. It also made the stitches harder to see, but once you’ve crocheted enough to watch TV while crocheting with no problem, this is actually a cinch! And seriously, even if you miscount and are off a stitch or two, who can tell anyways.
What we did to make this bride wedding bear amigurumi match the theme of our brother’s wedding was give it a qipao belly, rather than the usual felt belly piece. My mom used to sew qipao tops for us when we were younger, and you can even see some of her finished products at her blog here! We had lots of qipao cloths to choose from, but this one had a pattern that matched our sister-in-law’s qipao very closely so we chose this one. My sewing, felt-cutting, stripes subcontractor sister then went about her usual task of doing menial, tedious duties by painstakingly gluing rhinestones along the edge of the belly piece. She also cut out and sewed together a veil, and proceeded to bling it up too!
She covered the entire veil. Very nice, yes, I agree. And then my mom did some Chinese knotting and made this super cute adornment to add to the top of the veil!
You can even flip up the veil and it looks super glamorous too!
You can take the veil off too! We’re getting real fancy here. And yes, this bride wedding bear amigurumi wears earrings!
Alright alright, let’s give the groom wedding bear amigurumi some spotlight. Isn’t he sooo handsome?! My sister first cut out felt pieces to make up the tux part, and then she cut up some white satin ribbon to cover the felt, so that the tux could have a nice sheen to it She added a black bowtie, some blingy buttons (can’t be outdone by the super blingy bride wedding bear amigurumi, right?!) and finished it off with a small red polymer clay rose in its pocket.
Oh! Here’s the groom wedding bear amigurumi standing at the altar, with the officiant, little gold Buddha figurine! He’s nervous, but definitely very excited.
Here she is, the bride wedding bear amigurumi! Don’t they look so cute already from the back at the altar?!
Deary beloved, we are gathered here today….zzzzz….What?! I’m not sleeping, I swear!! <wiping drool from the corners of my mouth> Haha jk :P
This is what the bug sitting on the cherry blossom branch sees at people’s wedding ceremonies. So romantic! <3 Makes me want to become a bug…almost.
Aww, so sweet, looking deeply into each other’s solid black safety eyes!
And now you may kiss the bride wedding bear amigurumi!
Yay! They’re married, and now called Mr. and Mrs. Wedding Bears Amigurumi! Look at the groom wedding bear amigurumi leading his bride away from the altar like he owns the world now. But who can blame him? And now time for some glamour shots!
Those origami flower bouquets were my brother’s actual centerpieces at his wedding. We all pitched in to fold some of them, and my sister, being the neat freak that she is, was able to arrange them so professionally and aesthetically into an awesome-looking bouquet. Those bouquets were definitely a nice touch to the wedding. Sorry for all the pictures btw, but as is customary of any wedding, there has to be a ton of pictures!! It’s a once in a lifetime thing after all.
Instead of riding away on a carriage, these wedding bears amigurumi will just sit snugly in this luscious basket of silk roses. Congrats to my brother, the awesome website manager/promoter, and my sister-in-law! I know this blog wouldn’t even exist without all your dedication and help. I’m sorry for not posting as often as I should, but I just want you to know I really appreciate everything you’ve put into this blog for me. I never would have thought that our facebook fanpage could ever reach 1,000 fans, but we have (and btw, there will be a special promotion for this awesome milestone so please keep posted)! There’s no way I could’ve done this without you. Wishing you both, and any other newlywed couples out there during this wedding season, the best things in life filled with lots of love and happiness!!
To continue our streak of Christmas-themed amigurumi this year, we present to you Mrs Claus Christmas monkey amigurumi!
This idea was also spurred by a suggestion from my workplace. It’s so nice that my co-workers are so encouraging and supportive of my hobby! They not only offer moral support, but also give me great ideas!
Our Mrs Claus Christmas monkey amigurumi has almost everything the real Mrs Claus has, like a cute apron and a…night cap/shower cap? Sorry, my vocabulary is quite lacking, but you know what I mean! She even has some holly to be extra festive! Pictured above, she is in the kitchen, ready to bake some cookies for when Santa monkey amigurumi comes home from a busy night of gift delivery.
Here’s a closer look at the back of our Mrs Claus monkey. The lace of her apron was simply lightly glued onto her body. I spent a really long time knitting her cap, using a very small crochet hook and very thin yarn. I’m almost willing to bet the total number of stitches for the cap is greater than the number stitches needed to crochet the whole monkey itself! My mom thought I was crazy for crocheting such a large cap, but I just didn’t think the Mrs Claus Christmas monkey amigurumi would look complete without a cozy cap to at least cover her big ears!
The only thing I wish I knew how to do, is to give her some white curly hair. I guess I could have used some curly doll hair from the craft store, but then I’d have to glue the hair onto her head, which just seems too messy. Anyone have any recommendations on how to add hair to amigurumis? I’m clueless!
All right! Mrs Claus Christmas monkey amigurumi is ready to welcome Santa monkey amigurumi home with her delicious home-made amigurumi cookies!
Say what, Santa monkey amigurumi? You’ve eaten your fill of milk and cookies to last you until next Christmas? Well, too bad, that’s all I made!
Just kidding, honey…Merry Christmas!! <3
We’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays with our Santa Claus Monkey Amigurumi!!
This is our most festive looking monkey amigurumi to date! For those of you who are wondering, yes, we are missing one monkey. But don’t worry, our November monkey amigurumi will not be left out. Promise!
Our Santa Claus monkey amigurumi sits proudly on display in front of our Christmas tree. All the little Christmas decorations we collected over the years really came in handy for this photo shoot. The little house was just the right size for taking pictures with the Santa monkey amigurumi. Time for some side views!
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It’s that time of the year again–let’s celebrate it with a Rock Lee amigurumi!!!
Spent all of yesterday celebrating our brother’s birthday at the beach! Was thinking about posting this sooner…but then he’d see it and our little birthday amigurumi surprise would be ruined! Just like how he spoiled his own birthday surprise a few years ago when he spotted our R2D2 amigurumi with his crazy hawk eye for anything Star Wars…but this time we were successful!! :d
Rock Lee is from Naruto, a ninja anime that’s been going on for many many years now. He’s supposed to bear a resemblance to Bruce Lee in both looks and fighting style. Making this Rock Lee amigurumi was very hard! Sure, he looks pretty plain and easy to make, but those bulging eyes, thick brows, eyelashes, and hair were a big pain to cut and make! Especially since it comes straight out of an anime where everything is drawn so that the characters look the same everyday.
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Yes, we can do other things besides monkey amigurumis…like a tiger amigurumi!
This tiger amigurumi is supposed to go along with the Chinese zodiac theme, but it seems like we’ll be doing the animals out of order and depending on our mood. I mean who can resist a tiger in the middle of the rabbit year? If we seriously decided to post the animal of the year in order and in a timely fashion then you’d have to stay tuned for another eleven years!! Yep, crazy indeed. But if you’d like to stick around for that long then you are more than welcome to!
So here is the side view of our tiger amigurumi…nice and round from all the rabbits he ate. Ha ha, no tigers eat better things… like human food!
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