Photo Contest ’15: Honorable Mentions

Thank you all once again for your entries in the 9th Annual Mochimochi Photo Contest! And thank you for your patience with us as we’ve waited until now to share the results and have the vote. I hope 2015 ended nicely for you all—we certainly had a memorable holiday season with the addition of our little Leo.

Today we’re revealing the Honorable Mentions in the photo portion of our contest, and soon we’ll have the big vote on the finalist photos. The winning video (chosen by John and me) will be presented along with the winning photos a bit later.

So without further ado, here are your Honorable Mentions! These photos didn’t quite make it into our finalist group, but we found them charming and are excited to share them here. See the full images close up after the jump!

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2015 Mochimochi Land Favorites

A lot happened in Mochimochi Land in 2015. Here are some highlights!


Free pattern: Tiny Rose!

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Funky Fleece


Tiny Alpaca tongue twisters

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Looong Gnome!


Giant Gnomes

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Adventures in Mochimochi Land

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Project Gnome Diplomacy and The Gnome Genome Project

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Back Page Photo Contest

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Tiny Terrors!

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Tiny Turkey vs Tiny Tofurkey

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Wrap Party starring the Generosi-trees

And finally, Baby Leo!

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All in all, I’d say it was a pretty great year. Thank you for being a part of it!

Also, due to this last item, I plan to update the blog less frequently in 2016, but I hope you’ll keep up with Mochimochi Land activities via Facebook or Instagram. See you next year with photo contest results!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Contest Results Coming Post-Holidays

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Since Christmas is fast approaching and everyone is busy with travel, parties, and holiday prep these last few weeks in December, we’re going to wait until after the holidays to post results from the Photo + Video Contest. I hate to make you all wait, but on the other hand I think it will be a great way to start the new year.

I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season—stay tuned for a special animation in the meantime!

Meet Baby Leo

Things have been quiet here lately because our baby Leo decided to arrive early! He was born on Wednesday, December 9th, weighing in at 6 lbs even.

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As a result, we’ll be delayed in posting photo + video contest results. Thank you for your patience!

Thank You for the Entries!

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Thank you for your entries in the 2015 Mochimochi Photo + Video Contest!! We’re very pleased with the turnout. Check back here soon for voting and results, coming in the next week or so!

Last Day for Photos + Videos

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Soupy and Lil Soupy would like to remind you that today (Tuesday, December 1st) is the last day for entries in the 2015 Mochimochi Photo + Video Contest!

If you’re running late, your efforts aren’t in vain—all photos added to our Flickr group after the deadline will be automatically in the running for next year’s contest.

Stay tuned for the initial results here soon!

Generosi-trees Pattern FREE with $5 purchase!

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Our 2015 holiday pattern is here! Generosi-trees are the cheeriest, most adorably hospitable mochi friends ever. Knit them up quickly for charming holiday decor or the perfect gift for anyone who loves giving or receiving.

The pattern automatically comes FREE with any purchase of $5 or more from the Mochimochi Shop through January 1st! A link to download the pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your purchase. (You don’t have to add it to your cart.)

This nearly seamless project can be knitted in a day or so, including presents. I recommend using worsted-weight yarn and size 5 DPNs for a squeezable 5″ tall tree, plus if you’ve got a couple colors of fingering-weight yarn…

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You can make your tree a flirty skirt with bonus instructions included in the pattern!

But maybe the best thing about this pattern is the name—my dad, Mark Hrachovec, gets full credit.

Happy holiday knitting, everyone!

P.S. This offer only applies to purchases made through this website, but if you’d like your patterns on Ravelry, just email me at info at mochimochiland dot com with your Paypal email and your Ravelry name.

P.P.S. Tomorrow (Tuesday, December 1st) is the LAST DAY to enter the 2015 Mochimochi Photo + Video Contest. Don’t forget!