Stitch Up Some Forest Friends

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


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.)


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.


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.)


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!


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!

New X-Stitch pattern: Merry Meadow

Can you believe it’s May already? It’s about time I put this new springtime cross-stitch pattern in the Mochimochi Shop!


I mostly worked on this pattern back in January, when springtime was just a pleasant dream, so I’m excited to finally release it! I think everyone can use some cute flowers and a little chaos and destruction for their wall.

The pattern, comprised of charts with symbols for colors, is available as a PDF download for $7.

Plus! If you buy the pattern before the end of May, you can get a big discount on it through CRAFT—see the details on the offer on the CRAFT blog. Thanks, CRAFT!