The story of these piggy buns began in October 2012….. It was supposed to be a challenge between my friend (Margaret) and I, where each of us need to come out a craft to make these cute little piggy buns (a picture inspired from the dimsum that I dined in). We set a deadline but I wasn’t able to make it due to my extreme busy lifestyle; copping for renovation, a day job, an updated high traffic blog (thank you, without you seeing this, it ain’t going to be), plus a family of 3 to take care of. So, Margaret went on with her project but I didn’t get anything done… woooppppsss…. and she did a great job, see her piggy bun here.
Today, I am very thankful that Margaret shares her pattern here. She wrote the pattern in English/Japanese term and I converted it to US term. The pattern is easy to read and make, it is meant for beginners with some experiences in amigurumi. I ended up made 2 from her pattern.
They are not only cute to display or become one of your ornaments, I found out one functional purpose of it. While holding them on my hand, with the size of about 2 1/2″ in diameter, densely stuffed, I find it very suitable to act as a stress ball which you can squeeze it with your palm. If you have used a stress ball before, you will know that it is going to help you to release some tensions of your stress by squeezing it. I knew it as I did quite a lot of squeezing lately, ha ha ha….
OK, Margaret, I still owe you mine, sorry that I can’t make it on the deadline we have set but will definitely do it. This day is going to arrive soon as my renovation has come to an end and I am almost settle down in my new house. Stay tuned for my craft on these little piggy buns!