Mochimochi Land News

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A new friend for Jumbo Gnome!

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New Studio

I cleaned up the new basement studio just enough for a lovely photo!

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This is the only angle you get, because all other views reveal unsightly cardboard boxes brimming with craft materials, props, stuffed animals, yarn, you name it.

It’s relatively bright for being in the basement, and now I get a nice view of people walking down the street. The cats love it because it’s carpeted, and they’ve never had carpet to scratch up before! (Fortunately it’s really durable carpet.)

New Kits: Tiny Robot, Tiny Ninja, and Tiny Walrus!

Update: We had a silly glitch in our shipping calculation for the robot and walrus kits, so if you’ve had trouble purchasing earlier, please try again now. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Finally, last year’s mystery kits are now revealed and available in the shop!

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What do robots, ninjas, and walruses have in common? I suppose they’re all creatures that are not to be trifled with. I know I wouldn’t want to get in a fight with any of them!

But really, these guys are just designs that I’d had in mind to make for a while—I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten a request for a tiny ninja pattern. I’m pretty charmed with how it turned out!

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And yes, there is a tiny robot pattern in Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi, but it was time for an upgrade. So this one is technically Tiny Robot 2.0. These resemble the evil robots that you may remember from Gnomes vs Snowmen, the show I did at gallery hanahou in 2011.

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As for tiny walruses, they’re just CUTE, don’t you think?

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It’s also thanks to Eat Sleep Knit that the tiny walrus design exists—they originally commissioned it as part of their 2015 Yarnathon giveaway patterns.

Each kit comes with a pattern, fingering-weight yarn (Cascade Heritage), and stuffing to make two robots or walruses or three ninjas in multiple colors. You’ll need to provide a set of US size 1 double-pointed needles and a small tapestry needle.

These three designs are only available as kits right now (sorry!), but YES, the digital patterns will be coming eventually.

Hello 2016 Sale

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Happy New Year! You know who’s excited about 2016? It’s Zaru, who has been waiting ages for the year of the monkey to arrive.

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To celebrate the new year, Zaru is giving you 20% off everything in the Mochimochi Shop through January 31st. So it’s the perfect opportunity to nab his pattern, or any other patterns, books, or kits that you’ve had your eye on.

Our new year has been very baby-centric so far—we hope yours is off to a happy, crafty start!

Psst! Check back here tomorrow for photo contest voting…

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!