A couple of months ago Metin and I visited Dendennis in his studio. He had just released a new DIY amigurumi book and Metin created the illustrations for the accompanying stories. I might be a bit biased, but I think that they both did a great job!
The books is partially meant for children as each of the amigurumis go on a small adventure. In the story pictured above Dinobluerus (Dinoblauwdus) finds it hard to sleep without Caveman, his favourite pet toy. Metin made the awesome 3D illustrations for these stories:
Dendennis started to crochet about 3½ years ago with the aid of his mother and by watching Youtube tutorials. It didn’t take long for him to create his own patterns and since then he has released five(!) amigurumi books, including one called ‘kawaii crocheting’. I think this is a great accomplishment, since I’m just starting to learn how to chrochet and am still stuck at making a magic ring… Sadly the books are not available in English yet, but you can find some free English patterns on the website.
Dennis brought his amigurumis from the book along and they were so well made! I fell head over heals for Nightmare (Nachtmerrie), as you can see she’s quite large and it will take you about 8.670 stitches -a.k.a. many hours- to make her.
The book ‘Dendennis zoekt zijn knuffel’ is available through Dendennis.nl and bol.com. Hop over to Issuu if you would like to see an online preview of the book.
Maybe you remember my post about the Peropero Sparkle Plushies that are now for sale at Tokyo Otaku Mode? I spoiled myself by buying a small mascot plushie and a set of stickers. They arrived pretty quickly and well packed. Otakumode does print the actual value of the items on the front of the box, so take that into account if you have to pay custom duties.
The little Cune plush looks even cuter in person than on the Otaku Mode website. The plush comes in a plastic bag with a small round card. It’s made out of a very soft fabric and the embroidered eyes are so pretty! I also can’t stop staring at Cune’s fluffy tail, it’s the perfect reference to Popples.
The Peropero stickers are printed on holographic paper, so you’ll see a plethora of stars when holding it in the light. There is a little flaw though, they forgot to colour in the left ear of the running Ryu. But I’m still very pleased with the stickersheet.
The Peropero items are not the cheapest, but to me they’re are worth it. Cune has deserved a spot on my desk, as well as the clear folder that came for free with my order (it held the invoice):
If you’d also like to shop at Tokyo Otaku Mode, feel free to sign up with this link for a $10 discount!
P.S. The Peropero merchandise is being restocked on a regular base, just keep an eye on the website or use the ‘notify me when restocked’ link.