Giveaway ends Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 11:59PM!!!
Here at A Morning Cup of Jo Creations, we like to embrace the silly moments in life. Are you ready to join in the fun?! :P
GIVE US YOUR BEST ZOMBIE FACE!!! Post your photo on my Facebook wall. Complete this challenge and you’ll get entered to win this set of handmade zombie panda trinkets (Lucky’s broken limbs included)!
**BONUS ENTRY: ‘SHARE’ this post on Facebook (and remember to change the privacy settings to ‘public’ so that I can see your Share)**
Winner will be chosen using a list randomizer and will be announced soon after the giveaway ends!
Come back and comment on others’ photos — it’ll make this challenge so much more fun! See you there! :D
Giveaway ends Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 11:59PM!!!
Meet Charlie the Baby Panda. He is our unofficial groundskeeper here at Jo’s Home, and we’re mighty appreciative! Charlie has a gentle touch and loving nature. Sometimes you can even catch him singing to his pretty peonies or telling bedtime stories to his lotus flowers.
A while ago, Charlie tried to teach me how to garden, but his efforts were futile — there was no chance of saving plants under my care. The peonies began to wilt in fear as I approached, and the lotus flowers would close up quickly and submerge themselves under water! One day, just when I started to think that all plants hated me, Charlie surprised me with a gift! He and his purple panda friend, Suzie, crocheted a lucky bamboo plant for me!!! He told me that it will never require any watering, pruning, or fertilizing. That’s my kind of plant! Haha :) I can’t decide if the pandas crocheted this plant for me because they love me… or because they didn’t want me killing any more of their flowers. In any case, I love the gift, and it now sits proudly on my window sill!
I’m publishing my Baby Panda amigurumi crochet pattern very soon, so I’ve decided to celebrate by hosting a series of mini giveaways!
Come visit me on Facebook to get your hands on itsy bitsy handmade charms/ornaments!
See you there! :)
July 7, 2012.
It looks like Z-Stanley and Nibblez have new friends (omg zombie animals are taking over)! They must have bitten them before I could even finish painting my tiny pandas. D:
WE MUST EVACUATE!!! Who will provide a safe house for these pandas?!
Giveaways start tomorrow morning on Facebook (Sunday, July 8). :)
July 6, 2012.
Do I have any zombie fans out there???
These were soooo much fun to paint! :D I plan to start the panda giveaways this weekend, so come visit A Morning Cup of Jo Creations for some fun activities!
Also, what should we name our unlucky panda friend?
July 5, 2012.
I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! Here’s a glimpse of everything I’ve been crafting during these last few nights of sleeplessness. :P
Top photo: LOOK AT ALL OF THOSE TINY CLAY ANIMALS!!! :D ALL of the tiny clay charms/ornaments will be given away within the next two weeks, so visit my Facebook Fan Page often!
I have some fun stuff planned. :) I love hosting giveaways because they give me a chance to know a little more about YOU, and I also get the chance to make others’ days just a little bit brighter. ^__^ I hope you’re as excited as I am!!!
Bottom photo: My panda and I had quite the photo shoot this morning. :D I still have lots of work ahead… like writing/photographing the bonus accessory pattern that will go with my baby panda amigurumi pattern! Getting soooo close to finishing.
With only 2 more weeks before I leave on a family trip, I’m working super hard to get things moving along at A Morning Cup of Jo Creations!!! I should have lots of announcements and goodies for you in the days to come. Goodnight for now, and thank you again and again for being a part of my little adventures. ♥
June 29, 2012.
Yesterday I found my old high school locker shelf to use as a drying/cooling rack!! This sadly reinforces my hoarding habit: “Don’t throw away ANYTHING — it will all come in handy later!” It took FIVE YEARS, but this locker shelf has become useful once again. :X
May 28, 2012.
I was super productive this weekend!!! Here’s a quick progress shot of two custom orders and a little chocolate amigurumi bear that I’m crocheting (I’m basically redesigning Pepe the Baby Bear so that I can write a pattern for him). :P
What color Baby Bears do you want to see?
Feb. 9, 2012. Work-in-Progress pt. 4
For a while, NibbleZ (formerly known as Nibbles the Blue Panda) was really bummed; he could no longer hang out with his panda friends without secretly craving their brains. Drool would drip from his nonexistent lips as he watched them bathe in the sun, and watching them munch on bamboo while he had nothing to eat was too much for him to handle! :(
Thankfully, NibbleZ and Z-Stanley bumped into each other and formed an instant bond! Z-Stanley has finally found a friend, and NibbleZ has found a fellow creature that understands the big life changes he’s going through. ^___^
Sounds like a happy way to end to this WIP adventure.
Work-in-Progress pt. 3
Despite all of their hard work, Millie and Mumbles couldn’t save Nibbles! There was just too much sewing to do and too little time. :(
It seems that Z-Stanley may have a new friend after all…
Feb. 4, 2012 update: I’m slowly creating an army of baby pandas!!! >:] There are limbs and disembodied heads everywhere (I find that crocheting the parts is way more fun than sewing them all together). So far, I’ve already made a classic black and white one, a hot pink one, a blue one, and a zombie (a.k.a. Mumbles, Millie, Nibbles, and NibbleZ); my aunt and cousin have made a chocolate panda and a light pink one. ^__^ Orange, red, my own chocolate one, and a green eco-friendly one are on their way! There’s still lots of pattern editing to do in order to make it as clear as possible. I don’t know if I’ve said this before, but trying to make a pattern good enough to publish is TOUGH! I’m loading it with tons of step-by-step pictures and detailed notes. Fun fun fun! :)
I think I’ll be adding ONE more photo set to this WIP story. Must find time to take more photos!!! Bringing these pandas to life is just as fun as crocheting them. :P
January 15, 2012. Work-in-progress pt. 2:
After the initial shock of seeing the crocheted catastrophe, Millie and Mumbles decided to take action.
It looks like they borrowed my crochet hook and yarn to help fix Nibbles! How sweet of them. <3 That frees up my schedule to work on new amigurumi projects. :)
Will they be able to sew him up properly?
January 14, 2012. Work-in-progress pt. 1:
Starring: Z-Stanley (the zombie giraffe), Nibbles (blue panda), Millie (pink panda), and Mumbles (original panda).
Z-Stanley (the zombie giraffe) must have been very hungry while I was gone!! I knew I should have crocheted some brains to feed him before I left for work…
I came home to the sight of Z-Stanley munching on Nibbles! THE HORRORRRRRR!! D: I shooed him off and found some leftover brains to keep him occupied. Because I was busy feeding Z-Stanley, I forgot to tell Mumbles and Millie about the crocheted catastrophe and brace them for bad news… the poor things had to find out the hard way.
Can our friend Nibbles be saved?!
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