guest post {Vivika - The Wandering Deer}

 Σήμερα έχω την ευχαρίστηση να φιλοξενώ ενα ταλαντούχο μικρό ξωτικό που ακούει στο όνομα Βιβίκα, από το The Wandering Deer. Τέλος χρόνου όμως, είναι η δικιά της σειρά να μιλήσει τώρα! :)

Today I have the pleasure to introduce you a talented little elf called Vivika, from the The Wandering Deer. Time's up, now it's her turn, enjoy reading! :)

 Μα τι είναι αυτά τα amigurumi? {What about amigurumi?}

Γεια! Είμαι η Βιβίκα από το The Wandering Deer. Σε δυο μήνες θα κλείσω τα 25 μου χρόνια και τον τελευταίο χρόνο πλέκω. Ναι! Πλέκω με το βελονάκι. Και όχι δε μου έμαθε η γιαγιά μου, αλλά μια πολύ καλή κυρία στο youtube. 

Hello! I am Vivika from The Wandering Deer. In two months I'll be 25 years old and the last year I crochet. Oh yes, I do. No, no. It wasn't my grandma who taught me how to crochet, but a sweet lady at youtube.

Δεν έχει πολύ καιρό που ασχολούμαι με τα amigurumi. Τι είναι αυτό;
Amigurumi ονομάζουν οι Ιάπωνες τα πλεκτά κουκλάκια σαν αυτά:

It hasn't been long since I made my first amigurumi. What an amigurumi is?
Amigurumi is japanese for crocheted dolls like these:

Τα amigurumi μπορεί να είναι ζωάκια αλλά και αντικείμενα με ανθρώπινα χαρακτηριστικά. Είναι πολύ χαριτωμένα και χαρακτηριστικό τους είναι τα μεγάλα κεφάλια.

Amigurumi can be animals or everyday items with human characteristics. They are cute and usually have really big heads.

Για να φτιάξεις ένα amigurumi αρκεί να ξέρεις κάποιες βασικές βελονιές αλλά πρέπει να έχεις υπομονή, επιμονή και φαντασία.

If you want to make an amigurumi you have to know a few basic crochet stitches, such as sc and sl, but you also have to be patient persistent and have a lot of imagination.

Τα βιβλία της Ana Paula είναι αυτό που προτείνω σε όποιον θέλει να ξεκινήσει να φτιάχνει αυτά τα γλυκούλια! Επίσης, εκπληκτικές οδηγίες έχει στο blog PlanetJune.

My suggestions to those who want to start making these cuties are Ana Paula's books. Also, you can find awesome tutorials at PlanetJune.

Ευχαριστούμε Βιβίκα!
Thanks Vivika, for this! :)


Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

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Thank you so much for reading!