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Mochimochi Photo Contest ’10: The Big Vote!!

Update: The voting is now closed, and we’ll announce the winners very soon. Thank you for your votes!

The polls are now open for the final round in the 2010 Mochimochi Photo Contest! Using your 500+ comments on the semifinalist photos as a guide, we’ve narrowed the field of 20 semifinalists down to the final 10.

As always, you can vote for as many photos as you want: vote for your favorite three, top four, or more if you like! But choose wisely, because you only get to cast your ballot one time. (John will be watching the voting activity and keeping an eye out for ballot-box stuffing to make sure the final tally is fair.)

Simply check the box next to each photo you’d like to vote for. Then click the “Submit Your Votes!” button at the bottom of this post. Voting will be open through midnight on December 5th, then we’ll announce the winners on December 6th!

Update: Voting is now closed. The winners will be announced tomorrow (Monday). Thanks for all of your votes!

Nuclear Bed Bugs by DutchMoeder
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Springing for an Upgrade by mariannes_stuff
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An Evening with Harold & Betty by onna stick

Tums + Tubby by anilrac
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Earl the Squirrel and Wally by cori.buchholz
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Chaos of Snowmen by flightsofyarn
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Rain Dance by cupcakefields
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Bat in Flight by Eskimimi
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Dust Bunnies Run Away! by kyoti
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O’Feathers Meets With the Enemy by Deadly Knitshade
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Stitch Up Some Forest Friends

Here’s an idea: let’s kick off November with a new cross-stitch pattern in the Mochimochi Shop!

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The Forest Friends collection comes with charts for three little designs that will each fit into a 3″ embroidery hoop for framing. They’re very quick to stitch up, and also easy to frame! (A tutorial on how to frame them is included with the patterns.)

Forest Friends is available as a PDF download for $5 right here!

Reminder: Plush You! LA

Plush You! opens tonight (8/26) at Munky King in LA! I sadly can’t be there myself, but if you’re in the area, please go and have a good time with all the crazy/cute plushes! (My Tree Practical Joke will be one of them.)

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Plush You
8.26.10 – 9.19.10
Opening Reception: Thurs, August 26th 7-10pm
Munky King Melrose
7308 Melrose Ave. (x Poinsettia)
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Mean Green Feet Eaters

OK, they’re definitely not mean, but I can’t resist a rhyme!

I love these Feet Eaters made by Miki, another fantastic tester who helped me with the patterns for Knitting Mochmochi, along with many other patterns.

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Miki kindly wrote up a review of my book on her blog This Girl, which is otherwise full of her neat photography. Thanks, Miki!

Craft Spaces

Yesterday was an exciting day for me! First, my advance copy of Knitting Mochimochi arrived!

This is me hugging it. (Please excuse the messy hair. To be honest, I was too excited to take a shower.)

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It’s so surreal to see the real thing, bound and with that new book smell and everything. I reeeally want to share some pictures of the inside. I will as soon as I can!

But that’s not all that happened yesterday. My chaotic workspace also appeared on the CRAFT blog for all the world to see!

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Natalie at CRAFT invited me to be interviewed for their “Make Space for Crafting” series. The above photo was actually taken last year, and the feature shows a comparison to what my desk looks like now that I have yarn-obsessed cats in my life. And basically the interview is just me blathering on about cats cats cats. Thank you Natalie!