Mochimochi Photo Contest
How are your Mochimochi Photo Contest entries coming? The deadline is MONDAY—that still gives you enough time to knit up a mochi and take a funny picture of it!
As I’ve been featuring this month, we have some awesome prizes for the winners, including gift certificates from Knit Picks, classes and special discounts from Craftsy, gift cards from us here at Mochimochi Land, and a bunch of surprises straight from the World’s Biggest Yarn Stash. But wait, there’s more!
Each of the top three winners will get a Sonny Angel! What is a Sonny Angel? It’s a Kewpie doll from Japan that wears a funny costume, or something! We have two holiday-themed Angels and one chocolate-themed one. Our first-place winner will also receive a Hello Kitty grocery re-ment set from Japan! (You knew I couldn’t resist throwing in some cute stuff from Japan.)
How are your Mochimochi Photo Contest entries coming?? Don’t worry if you haven’t started—there’s still plenty of time before December 9th arrives. And we have plenty of reasons for you to enter, including prizes from our new sponsor Craftsy!
Craftsy is the destination for online classes on all things craft: knitting, quilting, sewing, weaving, cake decorating… their list goes on and on! Good friends of Mochimochi Land teach for Craftsy, including Angela Tong, Franklin Habit, and Stacey Trock—check out their full instructors list, and you’ll likely see lots more familiar names!
When you take a Craftsy class, you watch the videos at your own pace, the instructors are available throughout, and you can get feedback and advice all the time from interactions with your fellow classmates.
We’re so excited to have Craftsy as a sponsor for our photo contest this year. Our top winner (chosen by all of you) will get a free class! Our second place winner will get a 50% discount, and our third place winner will get a 25% discount. That’s in addition to prizes from Knit Picks, from Bonney Teti’s yarn stash, and from us here at Mochimochi Land!
So after the eating and the napping and the crazy shopping (if you’re into that), this would be a GREAT weekend for making your contest entry! All you have to do is knit a Mochimochi toy, take a fun photo of it, and add it to our Flickr group. See the full contest details, and have fun with it!
Knit Picks is a huge part of my knitting: I got my swift and yarn winder from them, I have a whole stash drawer dedicated to their Palette yarn, and I used their Brava Bulky yarn for a bunch of the projects in Huge & Huggable Mochimochi. So it made my day to see KP staff member Hannah’s Roland on the Knit Picks blog this week!
And Knit Picks is giving away THREE copies of Huge & Huggable Mochimochi right now—check out Hannah’s blog post to find out how to enter. (The deadline is for the book giveaway is Monday.)
What’s more, Knit Picks has been a sponsor of our annual Mochimochi Photo Contest for the past four years, and they’ve stepped up again this year! Our second and third place winners will each receive a $10 gift certificate, and our first place winner will get a $50 gift certificate. That’s a lot of Palette!
Or needles, books, kits, tools…there’s so much to choose from!
(And if you don’t live in the US or Canada, this is your rare opportunity to score Knit Picks stuff—we’ve worked it out so that any winners in other countries will be able to get the goods too.)
But you can’t win if you don’t enter your photos! The photo contest deadline is December 9th. So check out the full contest details, and get knitting and clicking!
Happy Friday! You know what a great activity for this weekend would be? Knitting up some mochis for your entry in our just-announced 2013 photo contest!
To get you inspired, here’s a look back at the winners from last year’s contest.
Joan gave us chills with her terrific Thriller scene! She won our Judges’ Choice award.
Our top three winners (who scored gift certificates, books, and a bunch of cute and crafty goodies) were chosen by all of you who voted!
In third place was the delightfully creepy Knitted Sofa by Jill Watt!
It was a really tight race between first and second place. In the end second place went to the incredible Knitman’s Sampler by Kimberly Schaeffer!
And finally, our first-place winner was the oh-so-cute Teamwork by Amy Hicks!
As you’ve likely seen, Amy’s winning photo is now representing this year’s contest in our announcement images.
These are some big shoes to fill, but I’m sure you are all up for the challenge! See this year’s full contest details, and let’s get started!
It’s time to announce the winners of our Fine Feathered Photo Contest!
We asked you to create a scene with a photo or a series of photos featuring Tiny Chickens, Tiny Hatchlings, or Tiny Perching Pigeons. And boy did you come through! We were delighted by the creativity and hard work that obviously went into the more than 100 entries that we received. It’s the toughest thing in the world for John and me to select only three winners from all of the cuteness, but this beautiful Spud & Chloë yarn isn’t just going to give itself away…
See the winning entries after the jump!