Australian version of Hatsune Miku and Furoshiki.

Gift wrapped in Furoshiki fashion
Finely. I have completed my last gift for last year and just in time “discovered” the ancient art of furoshiki. Hatsune Miku amigurumi
The idea is to wrap the gift in a piece of fabric and then the recipient gets to reuse, re purpose or just keep the piece of fabric. 
Hatsune Miku amigurumi 2
Meet Hatsune Miku. Sporting thigh high boots and to the floor blue hair, Hatsune took longer to complete than I had planned.
back view of Hatsune amigurumi
Hatsune Miku shows off her 01 tattoo. No pattern for Hatsune Miku as she is “one of a kind” but if you are looking for great free patterns, look here and for sale, check out my Ravelry store. I am listed as gentlestitches. Have a great start to the year where ever in the world you are.

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46 thoughts on “Australian version of Hatsune Miku and Furoshiki.”

  1. Awesome idea. I have a piece of fabric that I’ve kept for about ten years. It’s become too precious now to use. So I can see how fabric would be an excellent extra package surprise. Love the doll too. I have to say, you never cease to come up with new ideas or find new things to make and it’s an impressive testament to your creativity 🙂

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    1. Thank you Jessica. She was a gift for my son’s friend and my son designed her and oversaw the whole project! His face when I finished was worth more than gold to me.:-)

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    1. Thank you so much! My son has always insisted I don’t post patterns for his amigurumis because he says he likes to think he has the only one! Such a sweet thing to say! 🙂

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  2. Sharon, first off, I want to wish you a very happiest of New Years! Your latest creation is beyond adorable – and I ADORE her “01” tattoo and electric blue hair!! You never cease to amaze me – how you constantly reinvent yourself and your work -always tackling something new! I’d love to see you continue with more furoshiki.

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    1. Thank you Patricia and a happy 2014 to you too! I think the furoshiki is just the most wonderful idea. I have seen templates for squares such as tea towels or scarves, folded into temporary handbags to transport the gift. I will be definitely giving this a go this year. I like the idea of using retro Australian tea towels that I see in thrift shops from time to time. Thank you for liking Hatsune. 🙂

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    1. Tea towels are a great idea! I will put them on my thrift shop list of items to look out for! I have seen some retro Aussie ones that would be perfect, particularly for overseas! 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome. I’m also in Australia and I’ve just started doing sewing projects with recycled and second hand materials. I haven’t posted any on my blog yet but I will soon.

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  3. Sharon, Hatsune Miku is great. Love her long blue hair 🙂
    Idea to wrap it furoshiki is brilliant. I enjoy furishiki gift wrapping myself. The fabric you found and used is really beautiful.
    Ah…love everything about this post!

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    1. Thank you so much Vanja. I only just heard of this type of gift wrapping but what a great idea. Thank you for liking Hatsune Miku. The girl I made it for, loved it. 🙂

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  4. OMP (oh my pig!) Hatsune Miku is adorable and I love the fact that you wrap the present and fabric to give it as a present. That is super cool Auntie Sharon! XOXO – Bacon
    P.S. I wore my cowl to bed last night. I was as snug as a bug in my toddler bed. Thank you!! Hogs and snout kisses

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    1. Aww, I am so glad you are wearing your cowl to bed. I heard on the news it is literally freezing where you are right now. The furoshiki is certainly a good idea and I believe we will see a lot of it in the future. Keep warm little piggie! 🙂

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  5. wow ! Miku is so adorable…love her blue flowing hair …can just imagine how much of yarn winding that could be 😉 her little vest and tattoo ..so cute 🙂 And thanks for that word ..furoshiki. I have wrapped books in the past but never knew there was a word for it ! Japanese have such simple amazing ideas…they are very green too. Sorry for this belated comment. Took a day off from wordpress yesterday.

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    1. Belated comments are warmly welcomed here. Hatsune also has a little skirt and matching underthings! that is really interesting that you have practiced the art of wrapping gifts without paper. I had never heard of it before. such a good idea. 🙂

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  6. What a lot of detail and fine work involved in her making…I love the fabric idea..i have done this before and had no idea it had a correct terminology 🙂 thanks for showing us this it’s adorable 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xx

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  7. What fabulous blue hair! I can see she is a labour of love, such attention to detail….she looks quite tiny too, so therefore very intense concentration is needed I’m thinking! ? I really like the art of wrapping in some fabric too – for us arty, hand-crafty types an additional gift Lovely work! 🙂

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