Sunday, June 27, 2010

MJ Takes Flight

It was MJ's birthday last week, and we celebrated with her family over pizza and cake. Afterward, we opened presents!

Here's a video of MJ unwrapping the gift I made for her (and of her):


MJ Takes Flight

MJ Takes Flight - Front

The next day, MJ flew to Los Angeles for a 10-day reunion with longtime friends from the Philippines. Just last year, she flew to the Yukon with her sister. Hooray for your skyward spirit, MJ!

MJ in Flight - Back

Have a fun trip and a safe flight home — steer clear of any Canadian geese. Meanwhile, all your loved-ones look forward to your graceful return to the home runway, at least until your next high-flying adventure!

MJ Holds "MJ Takes Flight"
xo

26 comments:

  1. Great Story & this Ami is awesome !! I hope MJ has a wonderful trip!!

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  2. Awww... cute and I hope that MJ has a GREAT trip :)

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  3. Fantastic gift!

    I hope she has a great, safe trip. :-)

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  4. Love the design....too cute!

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  5. What a sweet gift! I love the little stuffing vapours from the back of the plane. Safe journey MJ! And Happy Birthday!

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  6. Oh my !! Super cute, Howie! You are both the cutest. cute cute cute cute !

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  7. How sweet! You are the coolest boyfriend and you make the cutest amigurumis!!!

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  8. YES ,he is truly Awesome and a one-of-a-kind boyfriend! :-)

    Thanks to all the well- wishers :-)

    I am having a great time in L.A and missing you at the same time..I'm a multi-tasker too you know! :-p

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  9. I love it! What a cool idea - hope she has a wonderful trip.

    Well done Howie!!

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  10. so sweet! so wait, is it a suction cup? cause that is a cute idea i would want to investigate.

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  11. Soooooooooper cute!!! Happy belated birthday MJ!!!

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  12. Goodness! you guys are so very cute together. Happy B-day to MJ and congrats to you Howie on another adorable project.

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  13. Amazing!
    It's really a beautiful attention ;)
    Happy Birthday MJ!

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  14. Alisha: Thanks! Yes, MJ has been enjoying a fun trip so far. She's told me all about the delicious restaurants they have there too!

    breakmydreams: I hope she has a great trip too, thank you :) She'll bring you back a keychain hehe

    Anna: Thanks :) I kinda forced MJ to open the gift in a parking lot, so I hope she liked unwrapping the gift despite everyone looking at her haha

    Cora: Thanks for liking the design :) I must have been influenced by Snoopy the Flying Ace? I also made this concept sketch beforehand :)

    Annette: hehe I love that you can instantly recognize the vapours as stuffing! You've got the sharpest of eyes :)

    Missy: Thanks for all the bundle o' cutes! You and Raoul are super cute together as well! :)

    TADA's Revolution: MJ thanks you! She's videotaping her LA adventures, and I may edit the footage together someday :)

    BeyondStiches: hehe I'm glad you think I'm a cool boyfriend. MJ endures a lot of my eccentricities and grouchy spells, so I'm lucky she puts up with me too :D

    Mary Jane: You're too nice, I miss you too :) But I hope you enjoy every sight/sound/flavours of the city! That burrito restaurant you visited yesterday looks decadent & delicious!!

    PaisleyJade: Thank you! MJ's having a super time. And I'm happy she's with her friends when she travels. I'm a fussy and reluctant traveller: "Where's the wi-fi here?" and "This tap water tastes yucky!" ;)

    leesasaur: It's not a suction cup, despite appearances :) It's just a cut piece of plastic from my collection of recycled packaging materials! In retrospect, I should've added a ball in the center of the propeller...

    Amigurumi with suction cups though? Good idea you've got there! ;)

    KelleBelle: Thank you! Birthday wishes are extra special when they're from talented knitters in B.C. :D

    Amethyst: I'm happy you think we're cute together, thank you :D When MJ isn't traveling, we're usually hidden indoors, and only the house plants get to determine our cuteness-quotient ;)

    Christelle: Thanks a bunch! I always love seeing your egg-avatar :D

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  15. what a sweet gift! Snoopy in his plane, yes :-)) but much, much cuter!

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  16. This is so cute !
    I like the way your characters always look like the real ones !

    I would be so proud if one of my friends could be able to do that and offer me an original gift as you do !

    Bravo as we say in French !!

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  17. I can't wait to see it!! It seems like these days, LA is my second home

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  18. This is incredible! You are so gifted and I love following your work!

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  19. Happy belated birthday dear MJ!
    and have a nice and safe trip :)

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  20. die kleene: hehe I'm relieved that MJ didn't meet the Red Baron!

    Kim: MJ was feeling lucky too until she was in mid-air and realized I hadn't crocheted any landing gear!

    Nadine: Thank you, Nadine! MJ's eyebrows make it easy to crochet or draw her, thank goodness. And I agree that your friends should make more gifts for you, since you appreciate original gifts :)

    TADA's Revolution: I hope your TADA critters are soaking up the LA sun! They must feel like fuzzy celebrities when they're sauntering down Hollywood Blvd :)

    cpeezers: Thank you for following my work :) I'm lucky that everyone who receives these gifts also allows me to feature them here online too!

    zuperdizigh: MJ thanks you! She just returned home safely tonight, hoooray :))

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  21. How fun! What a lovely ,adorable gift for your sweet girlfriend!

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  22. Oh my goodness!!! I finally got a chance to check this out!

    WOWIE HOWIE!!!

    First off, what a great gift! Second, what an incredible likeness of MJ!!! The hair, the eyes, the smile... Well, I suppose that comes from a combination of your amazing artistic talents and the fact that you get to stare for many many hours into MJ's beautiful face and eyes.

    What a lucky man you are- and what a lucky lady MJ is for having your love, friendship, and support. I am sending blessings to both of you to have a lifetime of love and happiness together!

    Zoom zoom!!!

    xo

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  23. That last picture is so stunning:) Hope MJ's trip was a fabulous one!

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  24. Miss Julep: Thank you! Yes, MJ is a very sweet person :) She has many friends and co-workers who want to hang out with her, and I don't understand why she'll usually choose to hang out with me! :D

    ecuadoriana: hehe I love how you describe me staring at MJ's face & eyes for many many hours :) Actually, I don't look at people in the eyes for very long, even MJ! Though, you're right, even brief glimpses can add up to a very long stare after nine years of knowing someone ;)

    Thank you so much for your sweet wishes for us :))

    Maven: I'm happy that you like the last pic! When we were walking to the location of the bird-graffiti that day, I realized I had forgotten my DSLR camera. So I used the point-and-shoot camera instead (Canon 780 IS). MJ kindly posed for about seven shots while onlookers watched, poor her ;)

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