Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Girl's Day

This year for 雛祭り Hina Matsuri (Girl's Day)I was able to complete two little Japanese girl Kokeshi dolls, huzzah! I actually had all the parts made for them from about a year ago but I didn't put them together until just now. I was originally going to decorate their kimono with sakura (cherry blossoms) but I ended up decorating their hair so much I thought it might be too much. So they just have fancy hair! It was the first time in a long time I used beading in my amigurumi, and I think it turned out quite nice :) These girls will be in my etsy soon... probably tomorrow! For those of you who don't know, Girl's Day is March 3rd and is celebrated in Japan, Korea, and even here in Hawai`i; on this day little girls usually get special dolls, new clothes, and sweets. Happy Girl's Day friends!

In pink...
and blue!!!

Close up of the beading/sakura!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

New business cards!

Recently, I found that I was on my last box of business cards, which is pretty awesome because I ordered 1000... I've given out that many! Plus, it's been about 2 years since I've had a new business card design, and when one of those groupons for Vistaprint came up I just couldn't resist! I couldn't decide on just one design so I decided to make 3. The first design (left) is a picture of one of the few bears I've kept for myself; this photo is from a shoot I did ages ago. The second design (top right) looks familiar eh? I actually designed Little Red on my blog as a business card design first! The third and final design is similar to my old business cards, but if you look carefully, you'll see that it features new amigurumi! I even took the opportunity to redesign the backs... I'm thinking of that little berrysprite as my mascot. I hope you like them... some of you who have ordered from me in the past couple of weeks may have already received one!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Blog redesign!

I've been quiet on the blog front lately (busy as usual), but I'd love to extend a heartfelt thanks for all my lovely customers who recently helped me to reach 1950 sales! You guys make me feel special. Also, I redesigned my blog again! The design interface blogger provides makes it so easy and quick now, as compared to before. I hope you like it... I tried to make it with spring in mind. I especially love Red Riding Hood... it has been one of my goals to design a range of kawaii fairy tale characters for fabric/amigurumi, but I have yet to find the time! So for now it's just Little Red.
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