The Tiniest Countdown

Thank you all for your great caption suggestions for Tiny Rocket! They covered a wide variety of subject matter (I was impressed at how many of you found a way to incorporate the holidays), but we were quick to find a favorite, which was contributed by Michelle.



Congrats, Michelle! That means you win a free PDF pattern from the Mochimochi Shop.

Mochi Man will Save the Day!

Our mysterious tiny superhero now has a name and a full set of superpowers, thanks to Mahria, winner of the caption contest!


Mochi Man! He’s faster than a 10 rushed holiday projects! More powerful than an angry knitter’s frogging furor! Able to steek 3 sweaters in a single attempt!

Thank you for the super caption, Mahria! You win a free PDF pattern from the Mochimochi Shop.

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

Springing for an Upgrade by mariannes_stuff

An Evening with Harold & Betty by onna stick

Tums + Tubby by anilrac

Earl the Squirrel and Wally by cori.buchholz

Chaos of Snowmen by flightsofyarn

Rain Dance by cupcakefields

Bat in Flight by Eskimimi

Dust Bunnies Run Away! by kyoti

O’Feathers Meets With the Enemy by Deadly Knitshade

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