This festive season, we are collaborating with the talented crochet artist Annie Gurumi to present this personalised Crochet & Card Set, perfect for gifting loved ones. The limited-edition packages (six in total) are released from today so head to Cha Siu Papers to get your set and #supportlocal! Watch the promotional video here.
Ollie Bear Package
Ollie-Bear is one of three dolls you can purchase from the collaboration with Cha Siu Papers x Annie Gurumi. Annie's story behind the Ollie Bear:
"On my Instagram post, if you swipe left on the Ollie Bear design, you will see a crinkled piece of paper with a drawing on it. Just last year, our then 5 year old drew it.
“엄마, can you make this bear? I want him to have a black hat and boots. Red scarf. Is that ok?” Of course, it’s more than ok! It was so fun for me to have something he drew into something he can hold. Prior to this, I always made and designed the dolls myself. Then I would make up stories with him to help him to use his imagination. Other times I made stories to comfort, to teach him but most of all: to make him laugh."
Chubby Lion Package
Chubby Lion is one of three dolls you can purchase from the collaboration with Cha Siu Papers x Annie Gurumi. Annie's story behind the Chubby Lion:
"A few years back, I made this doll inspired by my son. The reason might surprise you! His refusals for cutting his hair drove me to make this lion with a full mane to mimic his own head of hair. The Chubby Lion is one of three dolls you can purchase from the collaboration with Cha Siu Papers x Annie Gurumi. I would often tell him I could see his hair growing before my eyes! And he would insist that it hasn’t grown at all. To tell you the truth, he’s not a fan of this doll because it reminds him of how much he despises getting his hair cut. But it really makes me laugh so much. In all seriousness, you see the lion’s hair growing before your own eyes right?" Get your Chubby Lion Package here
The Little Octopus of Hong Kong Package
The Little Octopus of Hong Kong is one of three dolls you can purchase from the collaboration with Cha Siu Papers x Annie Gurumi. Annie's story behind the The Little Octopus of Hong Kong:
"A few years ago, we visited our friends in Ma On Shan. From their balcony, we saw locals picking clams in low tide. The water area is called Starfish Bay. The sun was setting and it was a beautiful scene. It inspired this story I told my son. Every sunset, a little octopus named 君 (“gwon” meaning gentleman in Cantonese) swims over from the Deep China Sea. He comes to Starfish Bay, it’s quiet and peaceful there. The locals go out in low tide to collect clams that have appeared as they walk into the water. Little do they know, it’s actually little 君 stretching his tentacles to create the low tides for the locals to pick their clams. He smiles as he watched families spending time together. Children are laughing and kicking the water while playing together. When they are finished, he swims back to the deep waters and visits again the next day."
Behind The Scenes
Follow Annie's journey on Instagram: @anniegurumi