Thursday, 31 March 2011

Hope for Japan - progress report #4

Hope for Japan - amigurumi blog has been set-up.

Having a technical difficulties, I have opened this new blog dedicated to the amigurumi project.
I will be reporting a progress of the project here from now on.

Thank you.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

amigurumi #8 S reserved

amigurumi - Hope for Japan

Created by Hanae from Japan.
I named him "Super Elephant". He is so cute ♥

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Hope for Japan - progress report #3

K1 yarns -knitting boutique in Edinburgh has agreed to support my amigurumi project.
They will keep a basket for yarn donations.
They also kindly accept postal donations of yarns on behalf of my project.

If you would like to help, please drop by the shop or post your leftover yarns to

Hope for Japan - Amigurumi - Tohoku Earthquake Appeal
C/O K1 yarns
89 West Bow
Edinburgh EH1 2JP

Please note, unfortunately myself or K1 yarns, who is kindly supporting my project, cannot take any responsibility for any lost of items through the postal process, thank you for your understanding.

Big thank you to K1 yarn to support my project.
And Thank you all for encouraging me and Japan.

Your help is our hope for the future.

beautiful cup cake

beautiful cap cake
On Saturday, I went to the "cakes for Japan" charity event held in Edinburgh. I found these beautifully made cup cake! It tasted as good as it looked too! (yes, of course I ate it, tho I felt guilty...)

Friday, 25 March 2011

amigurumi #7 L

amigurumi #7
amigurumi - Hope for Japan

amigurumi line up

I went to Tea tree tea cafe knitting group (Edinburgh) today.
There are so many amazing knitters!
So inspiring and I enjoyed the atmosphere that all those people knitting, chatting and having a coffee and tea.

Thank you so much for those who showed interest in my amigurumi and offered to help my project!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Hope for Japan - progress report #2

Chimuchimu, one of Japanese member of Raverly has provided me her amigurumi pattern.

Here is her cute monkey pattern. I am going to give this one go myself as well; and this is her blog, you have to check it out!
She's got so many cute amigurumi!!!

Thank you!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Hope for Japan - progress report #1

All amigurumi go on sale once I reach 20 amigurumi and prices are set.

In a mean time, if you like any of my amigurumi,
please contact me at to reserve your original amigurumi!

100% of amigurumi sales will be donated to Japan Red Cross!

Hope for Japan!

Thank you.

amigurumi #6 adopted

amigurumi # 6
amigurumi -Hope for Japan
created by naoko
adopted by Tor, thank you

Yarn provided by Caroline, Edinburgh. Thank you.

Sunday, 20 March 2011


Hi, My name is Naoko and I am Japanese; live in Edinburgh.

As you know, 11th March last Friday, the Tohoku earthquake had changed the lives
of many people in Japan.
I want to do something to help those affected and lost everything!

To make my contribution, I decided to knit "Amigurumi" (Crochet animals) and
sell them at a shop. I will then donate 100% of sales to the Japan Red Cross.

And, here are some favours I would like to ask to all knitting / crocheting

1. Please support me with leftover wool if you have.
(this will help me to continue knitting for

2. Please donate some knitted animals if you have.
(this will help to raise more money)
I only have 7 knitted animals so far, either way your help would be greatly

All amigurumi are original.

I already have an agreement with a shop in Grassmarket that Amigurumi can be
sold with no overhead cost. This mean that all the money raised from this
fundrasing will go to the Japan Red Cross to help people in needs.

I will make sure to report back the result of all support and donations to the group via email.

This is the first time for me to organise this sort of thing, so I would
appreciate any supports, advises on this.
If you have any inquiries please get in touch with me via email

I will try my best to answer all the question you may have.

Thank for your time and your support.
Your support will give us hope which all we need right now.