ドラえもん 編みぐるみ

Why the Japanese title you may ask… Well, it is very apt for my latest amigurumi (編みぐるみ) project! Presenting, DORAEMON (ドラえもん).

This cute little blue robot travels back  in time from the 22nd century and some how landed in the household of Nobita. And the story goes that he helps Nobita out of sticky situations that teaches lessons such as honesty, perseverance, courage and respect for elders. The cartoon was a childhood favourite and I remember waking up real early on Sunday mornings just to catch it on TV. That must have been like, more than 20 years ago… Gosh…

Doramon before assembly

Doraemon before assembly.

I crocheted the head first and was quite surprised at how it turned out. Usually, my embroidery would be quite horrible, but this time round it turned out pretty okay (although still a little wonky). :) I also added a pouch by crocheting a small semi circle. But I made a boo boo by sewing the straight part of the pouch as well. Otherwise, it could have been a real pocket.

doraemon assembled

Such a cute little thing. :D Looks like it is saying ‘Hi!’

I had a lot of fun making this coz it was easy and very fast to make. Especially love making the red felt collar and attaching the bell (no crochet involved…) I bought a bag of 18 multi-coloured bells to get that one small gold bell. Looks like I’m gonna embellish my next few amigurumi with bells. Haha!

Now that I have completed Doraemon, I have no other project on hand. Somehow feels very lost. Gonna start looking for the next cute thing to make.

In other news, I bought a mini sewing machine online recently! I had always toyed with the idea of owning one and now I really do. The machine is so extremely light and small that when I first opened the package,  I thought the seller had sent me a toy. But no, it works fine, just like how a sewing machine should! For the price of $39.90, you really cannot complain! :)

sewing machine portable

It measures 19cm (h) x 20cm (w) x 10cm (d)! Really really small!

Ahhh, now my life is complete. :) Haha. Never thought I would find so much joy in a sewing machine and endless crocheting.