Blog Stuff: Year In Review – 2014

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Can you believe that today is the last day of 2014? Honestly, where did the year go?

2014 has been an amazing year for me and here are some of the highlights:

  • Reached 363 followers on Instagram.
  • Started a little online crochet shop on Facebook.
  • Participated in my first ever craft bazaar. (Read more about it here.)
  • Leveling up my crochet skills especially with the elephant by All About Ami, Bibi the Ballerina Bear by Smartapple Creations and the large huggable bear by A Morning Cup Of Jo Creations.
  • Meeting one of my crochet idols, Mei from Amigurumei in person at the Hello Kitty Crochet book signing event.
  • Visiting the yarn stores in Bangkok, Thailand. (Read more about it here.)

I am truly grateful and thankful for all the love and support that has been shown to me thus far. Here’s to achieving more goals in 2015 and I certainly look forward to sharing more of my crochet journey with you next year.

Have a Happy New Year!

Updates: We Are On Facebook!

T i d a l  R i s e

When I first started The Ami Project, it was just meant to be a platform for me to share my crochet adventures (and at times, misadventures). As time passed and as my crochet skills grew better, I would get an order or two for certain crocheted items from family and friends.

Earlier this year, orders started to come in regularly and more often than not, I would be working on an order rather than just crocheting something for fun like I used to. With the encouragement and support given by my family and friends, I decided to take the leap of faith and thus, The Ami Project became my official brand/shop name.

So how am I going to run my little business?

I have decided to start small by launching a Facebook page for The Ami Project. While I am not sure where this venture would lead me to, I am pretty excited to embark on this new journey made possible by a skill that I had initially learnt as a hobby. I cannot wait to share with you all the plans I have for my little shop. There will be more exciting updates coming real soon.

Meanwhile, please do support The Ami Project’s launch on Facebook by clicking the “like” button on our Facebook page. It would mean millions to me as well if you can help to spread the news.

www.facebook.com/TheAmiProject 

Thank you in advance for your support!

Credits:
Logo design: Brenda Chew
Logo edits: Hazel Tan & Gan Jit Sheng

Till the next project. xoxo

Completed: Crochet Mesh Bag

Hello. I am back to post about my latest FO, the crochet mesh bag. You didn’t think that I had disappeared, I hope?

I got inspired to crochet a mesh bag when I saw the beautiful one crocheted by the talented Stephanie from All About Ami. She had taken the pattern from Haley Waxberg, made some modifications to it and had come up with a beautiful crochet mesh bag.

The crochet mesh bag is really a departure from my usual amigurumi projects so I was quite nervous on how the end product would turn out. I guess I had been worrying for nothing because the final product looked amazing (at least, in my eyes).

I love the fact that I could make my own bag and I have been using the crochet mesh bag as much as I can. The bag is such a stylish way to reduce plastic usage.

Now.. you’re curious as to how it looks like, right? Here it is.

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Isn’t it gorgeous? In case you’re wondering, the person in the photos is not me, but my sister. I like to think that I’m the type who is better behind the lens rather than in front of it. Now sis, don’t say I didn’t give you your one minute of fame on my blog.

On a separate hand, here are some updates on what has been going on that you might be interested in.

– As I have quite a heavy study load this semester (it ends in June), crochet has been placed on the back burner for the time being. Therefore, it would take me longer to finish up amigurumi projects and I’m guessing that because of this, my blog and Instagram would be less active than I want them to be.

– I have not forgotten about the pattern for Lady The Party Planner Llama. Rest assured that I’m working on it (despite the progress being quite slow) and you all will definitely be the first to know when I release the pattern.

That’s all from me for now.

Till the next project. xoxo