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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Animal Ear Hats and Plushies

So, I have been working on my newest endeavor which is inspired by japanese fashion. These little guys are my newest friends
I have made several and am selling some of them on my website at this point in time. I have about 10 different designs going on in my head for more right now so I will be quite busy on them for some time I am sure. They are made out of soft anti-pill fleece. The pattern was created by myself after much trial and error. I am working on my own storyline that I am basing the characters of my hats off of. Anytime that someone orders an original character based hat from me, they will also recieve a certificate with the segment of storyline relevant to their hats character. It will also show birthdate (date made) and the name of the character. And it will have a space/line for the new owners/recipients name.

I have also been working on some japanese styled plushies. Thus far I have had several requests for these little fortune cookie guys http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19461268
who come in a variety of colors. I am going to pick up some red fleece soon and make a tomato plushie too. I also made a marshmallow (on the far left of this pic) http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r194/gildawen/101_0952.jpg

I hope to be able to stock up enough in supplies and hats within the next month or so to be able to do Tokyo In Tulsa as an artist/vendor. It costs $75 for the registration plus a $1.88 fee. That isn't too bad considering I will be around fellow anime fans/cosplayers all weekend and be able to make money whilst having fun at it!

Anyway, that is it for now. I will be making several more hats in different designs probably within the next two days, so check back soon!


  1. great start to your blog. can't wait to see pics of your work and your etsy mini on here!

  2. You did make my day - not only for the comment, but for your hats as well! What fun they are!!

    Best wishes!

  3. Congrats on the new blog!
    I pick panda btw.

  4. Happy blogging! I can't say on the hats because I'm not sure who the choices represent...but they are fun to see here in your pics!