Sunday, February 22, 2009

Blythe Bouncy Bunny Ear Hoods, Kawaii Finds, and February's Reader Appreciation Giveaway

This week I've been busy sewing up some Bouncy Bunny Ear Hoods for my shop. I made one for Loovee ages ago for our trip to Japan and I recently came across the old pattern I drafted while organizing my new craft room. Since spring and Easter is around the corner I thought now would be the perfect time to whip up a few more.

Here's little Loovee modeling one.

The hoods are cut from furry fleece, and the ears and inside of the hood are lined with coordinating cotton fabric. I added a layer of light interfacing in between so that the hood keeps it's shape (fleece is notoriously stretchy), and the ears stay nice and perky. Finally, I added some beaded and crocheted flowers to give the hoods some extra sweetness.

If you're interested in any of these hoods, please check back at my Etsy shop, where they will be listed soon.


This week I also managed to score some super kawaii stuff, which is always a thrill.

From Marukai, a store specializing in Japanese items, I found these clothes pin memo clips and a bunch of rubber stamps. I especially love the little Russian doll stamp.

The My Melody wristwatch came from a McDonald's Kid's Happy Meal. I'm not big on McDonald's, but when I discovered that the promo toys for their Happy Meals were from Sanrio, I just couldn't resist. Unfortunately, I am not eight years old and I can't get away with wearing a My Melody pink camouflage wristwatch, so I was thinking of removing the wristband, attaching a little chain to the watch face, and making it a pocket watch. That way I can enjoy the cuteness of My Melody incognito.

As you know, I've done a few Reader Appreciation Giveaways before. Honestly, I'm so grateful to everyone that visits and takes the time to comment, and that was just my little way of saying thanks. Well, provided fate doesn't pitch me a meteoric curve ball to throw off my schedule or focus, this year I plan to make my Reader Appreciation Giveaway a monthly event so please stay tuned and watch out for my Reader Appreciation Giveaway posts! :)

For this month's giveway, I have this set of Japanese wood bead book marks, which I found during my recent shopping adventures. Cute and useful -- yayy! I will choose someone at random from all the comments I receive and I will annouce the winner of these bookmarks in my next post.

Til next time! :)

21 comments:

Pihcol said...

The bunny hood looks absolutely adorable on Loovee. What a perfect addition with Easter right around the corner. I think that is very thoughtful of you for having a "reader appreciation" prize. Keep up the cute! I'm a such a huge fan, and I eagerly await your next post.

Sugar-Coated said...

Your Bunny Ear Hoods are adorable! Good work!

Amanda said...

Your bunny hoods are so cute! I love the fabric that you use for the lining and ears. Adorable! <3

ismoyo said...

I think this is the cutest prize i have seen in any giveaway anywhere! You understand, i can't pass up this opportunity.
And i love the bunny hoods, i think they will fly off the shelves of your etsy shop! Too adorable!

Marce said...

OMG! a montly giveaway! jajaja
the blythe bunny hats are soo cute! and i alway try to find cute things for my collection or swap, it´s an adiction! and i buy happy meal too, have cute things and original!
it´s a pleasure read your page!
i send you a big hug!

Carrie Me! said...

Those bunny hoods are adorable!! I did the same thing and bought a HK watch from McDonald's...they have a Chococat one that I think I still need to get =)
Great idea about making a pocket watch!
Oh, and thanks for the chance =)

Cathy said...

I also succumbed to the charms of My Melody recently - I found a little bobblehead figurine on clearance for a dollar and I had to have it. She came with two adorable little plastic strawberries but unfortunately one of them disappeared after I accidentally let my cat get in my office. I'm hoping it's just under the furniture somewhere and that the cat didn't eat it...

Andrea Rooks said...

I remember getting a "Nightmare Before Christmas" wristwatch from Burger King when I was in high school -- I wish I still had it! I might have to get a Sanrio watch from MickyD's "for my daughter" yeah, that's who it's for :)

I love the bunny hoods -- so snuggly! All your stuff is very cool...

Maureen said...

I like this fantastic give away, so ofcourse I will leave a comment and in the meantime I keep my fingers crossed ;o)

By the way....I love, love, love the bunny hood voor Blythe.
I will take a look in your Etsy store...

Love,
Maureen

TracyC said...

Those hoods are adorable. I love the crocheted flowers on them. I have young daughters so we have been all over McDonalds collecting those awesome watches. And I love the bookmarks!

A.M. said...

I love those bunny hoods - what great colors! You are very talented. Cute finds, too!

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Sandy Michelle said...

Will you stop tempting me with such adorable creations?!!?LOL! I just love the fluffy ears! I love the idea of putting the watch on a chain! You must be so excited to finally be getting a Target! Not a lot of Blythe collectors are happy that they may be selling in stores cause they spent a lot on them and it would reduce the value of theirs. Luckily I have only 2 anyway. I miss my Blythes so much as they are still in Vancouver having face-ups! Talk soon..Sandy xox

G3T Films said...

Wow, I'm wearing, at this very moment, the exact same type of ears... I know, it's probably not appropriate in the office... I was getting some funny looks in that meetings. Maybe it's just because everyone know that Loovee looks better in hers than I do.

Bear in a boat is cute!

in company with sparkles said...

Thank you so much! I'm definitely looking forward to it =)

Your new bunny hats are adorable. My grandmother is visiting and she brought me various bright prints from her collection. They're lovely and fun and unique! It's for a quilt I'm putting together over time. We'll see how that turns out!

Constance Blythe said...

Those bunny hoods are the nicest we've ever seen.

yoon see said...

Hi Willy,
I discover your blog from Zari's blog. Love what I see here, you are so talented.
Keep up your good work!

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mushroommeadows said...

Awwww...those little bunny hats are amazing!!!

Although I would love to win those adorable book marks, you can count me out of this giveaway (since I was so fortunate to win your cupcake!)!!

the enchanted pumpkin said...

hi! i adore those bunny hoods! just had to get one for olivia! you make the cutest, most unique things! cute kawaii finds too! good luck on fixing up the new craft room! huggs!

Lilla said...

Hello!
I love your blog, hope its okey that i link you on my side?

Have a nice dag!

LindaJ said...

Hi Rima!

Oh my! Such adorable little bunny hoods! Molli is begging that I buy one for her right away. Was it just me or did I spy some of the rest of your B family modeling the hoods? :) We'd love to meet them someday!

And that Russian nesting doll stamp really is adorable!

Hugs,
Linda and Molli

P.S. I'm so delighted to see Loovee wearing the dress we made her! :)