Fat Face & MeFat Face & Me is a photoblog of amigurumi creations by Xuan Nguyen with photography by me, Kham Tran. Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting or knitting small stuffed toys like animals, monsters and other creatures.

Xuan discovered and fell in love with the art of amigurumi in 2010 and has since made numerous creations, initially by knitting and then moving to crocheting shortly after. She had only ever shared photos of her work on Facebook which led me to come up with the idea of creating a blog to share them with the rest of the world. In early 2012, Fat Face & Me came to life.

The origins of the ‘Fat Face & Me‘ name
You’re probably wondering where the name Fat Face & Me came from. Well, ‘Fat Face’ is what Xuan sometimes calls me when she wants to poke a bit of fun at my roundish face – in an endearing way of course. And the ‘Me’ part is, you guessed it, Xuan.

Comments (12)
  1. Drew Crawford 2 February 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Both the amigurumi and photography work are great! I love both! I will be stopping back frequently to see what’s new. Providing you had the time, these would be a great side project for some extra income. I know I’d be interested in purchasing a few!! If that option is ever available… please let me know!

    Keep up the great work!!

  2. Mike 2 February 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I agree! I would buy the Angry Birds and Android versions. Awesome work, these look great.

  3. Kham 2 February 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Thanks guys 🙂

    In the coming months the plan is to offer a small number of items for sale every now and then. Items such as Angry Birds we can’t offer for sale due to licensing requirements. Most items where Xuan is credited as the pattern creator can be sold. Which items are put up for sale will be up to her so please stayed tuned!

  4. Roger 3 February 2012 at 5:50 am


    Your photography is great, nice lighting, composition and framing. But Xuan’s work takes the cake! She’s done a great job of making these items and as others have said, I know many people would be interesting in purchasing them, where they to be available for sale.

    Please keep up the great work.. both of you!

  5. Mark 3 February 2012 at 7:55 am

    Would love to see an elephant! Great Work!!

  6. Kham 3 February 2012 at 8:02 am

    Thanks Mark, and you’re in luck about the elephant. Expect to see one here in the coming days. 🙂

  7. Kham 3 February 2012 at 8:07 am

    Thanks Roger and I totally agree with your comment about Xuan’s work – she makes some pretty amazing stuff 🙂

  8. Amy 16 March 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I love the website name – so cute! Would love to see more of Xuan’s creations as well – keep us posted 🙂

  9. Friend 16 January 2013 at 3:56 am

    Hi, Xuan’s work is AMAZING! Everything is soooo cute and perfect! The photography is great, too, great composition and detailed shots. Would love to see Harry Potter amigurumi though! Excellent work, both of you! Xxx

  10. Karl 14 January 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Hi, want to buy some ready figures. Don’t make it myself.
    How can do this? 🙂

  11. Kham 14 January 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Thanks for your interest Karl but we have decided not to create items for sale due to the time consuming nature of the work.

  12. Emily 25 October 2015 at 3:52 am

    This website is amazing! Thanks for all the work both of you put into this website; I enjoy it very much 🙂 Hoping to buy a pattern soon; Henry the Duck is my favorite <3 So cute 🙂 Thanks!

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