Sunday, 26 June 2011

Hope for Kuwagasaki

Eleven of us got together at Chinese Restaurant in Edinburgh last night to make up a message flag for Kuwagasaki, Miyako-city, Iwate-ken.

Kuwagasaki is a fishing port, which severely affected by tsunami. Yoko and Takako, who organized the event, got to know a fisher man through his blog, keeping his diary and thoughts after the quake. She felt strong sympathy and decided to send a message flag so he could hoist the flag on his fishing boat.

Friday, 24 June 2011

preparation for more amigurumi project

Yes, it's been days since I have updated the blog.
Time goes by so quickly that I can't believe.

I am sorry I haven't been around but my time is currently taking up by the other project (study that is) which I have the deadline to meet next Monday.
I am also working on the clone amigurumi requested by some of you as well.

I just wanted to drop a line to say.
I will be back!

{photo: Cath kidson's knitting bag and a small pencil case for crochet hooks, I can't wait to use them to take my amigurumi project out for a cafe & chat time with my dear amigurumi friends (satomi&hanae)}

Please come back and see us here next week!


Thursday, 16 June 2011

Pray for Tohoku Japan - Ireland -

Cute children (sorry Jack and Sarah, I know you are probably slightly older than "children" section ;-)
has joined us for "Pray for Tohoku Japan" project from Ireland!

Thank you
Jack, Holly, Eve, Tim, Lucy, Sarah and Eimear.


Wednesday, 15 June 2011

lovely gift from my dear friend

lovely package from spain 1

lovely package from spain 2

I came home from work and found this cute package from my creative friend Chiara.

Lovely box says (according to Chiara)
"the box of: I don't know where to put this, let's put it in this box"
It's so perfect for my tiny treasures which I tend to accumulate!

She has also donated to our amigurumi project;
and I will be crocheting some creatures out of yarn she has sent.

Thank you so much to C+J.
Lots of kisses and big hugs from N+K!!

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

We succeeded in cloning our own Dolly (sheep)!

Dolly, the clone sheep, was born thanks to a request from our supporter to adopt a sheep after seeing the photo of our #27! Because our amigurumi animals are crocheted using whichever yarn available without particular patterns, we may not clone our animals exactly the same look. But we are happy to give it a go, so feel free to contact us if you have any special requests to us!

Sunday, 12 June 2011

amigurumi #36 S [adopted] and #37 M


#37 -Adopted

created by hanae

Hope for Japan - amigurumi #36 + #37

amigurumi #10, 16, 17, and 34 were adopted!

amigurumi #10, #16, #17, and #34 were happily adopted to lovely homes in Ireland!
Thank you very much!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Helping schools in Tohoku - Kokkyo naki Kodomotachi

I’ve met a really interesting person at my friend’s wedding last Saturday. She had come from Japan with her husband to attend the wedding and is Secretary General of a NPO called KnK - Kokkyo naki Kodomotachi (Children without Boarders 国境なき子供たち).

This NPO supports disadvantaged children in developing countries mainly in Asia; however after the devastating earthquake and tsunami on 11 March in Tohoku Japan, they have been working to help the children in affected areas in Tohoku. Their main focus has always been the education and welfare of children, so now in Tohoku where the schools have only just reopened KnK has been helping by donating replacement buses and new school uniforms.

It was humbling to be reminded just how much work is still to be done to repair the earthquake area – and to be reminded that, while the media cameras will always move on to the next story, if we really want to make a difference it’s going to be a long haul.

KnK - Children without Borders website in English
KnK - Kokkyo naki Kodomotachi website in Japanese

Friday, 3 June 2011

amigurumi with tags

Amigurumi with tags
photo taken by Satomi
Looking forward to being adopted to a lovely home...

Pray for Tohoku Japan

We took a part of an amazing project "Pray for Tohoku Japan" from Glasgow, Scotland.

Pray for Tohoku Japan

                                                                                                                              photo taken by Mr M.

All you have to do is to take a photo holding a paper with Pray for Tohoku Japan logo on it! It's that simple.

If you are interested in taking part of this amazing project, please go to here.

please support Tohoku Japan, in whatever the way you can!

Thank you

Thursday, 2 June 2011

piles of love

Piles of boxes sent for high-school sailers in Miyagi. Sailers in Kanto area donated their jackets, wears, shoes, and other accessaries, so students could resume sailing. Students are not afraid of sea! They just love sailing and the sea.