And here it is, people—the second batch of semifinalists in the 2009 Mochimochi Photo Contest!
In case you’re wondering, we selected the semifinalists based on these factors: originality of idea, originality of toy(s), and quality of photo. (And overall cuteness, of course!)
Please help us narrow down the semifinalists to finalists by declaring your favorites in the comments to this post! In no particular order:
Breakfast Surprise by lapelote
Love this guy’s expression upon discovering that his breakfast is hatching. And the pink bathrobe really makes it!
Grassling in his natural habitat by Chubseus
This itty-bitty Grass puts all the Tiny Things to shame! Incredible.
Bats in the Congressional Record by WyoLibrarian
Aren’t the colors great? These are some studious Boos!
Bold and Beautiful by kathrynivy.com
Awesome embellishment. How’d you like to catch this cute one in your net?
Halloween Cats by mrs.cheveley
The knitter describes them as “Edgar Allen Poe themed cats.” The small one is from The Black Cat, the middle is from The Cask of Amantilado, and the biggest is from The Masque of the Red Death. Spoooky!
Snail Visits Godfrey by 1<3wool
Looks like Godfrey’s hat is popping right off his head with surprise! So cute.
hi! by mariannes_stuff
The little chicken looks speechless at what has just hatched. A great mod and photo!
Predator and Prey Both Wear a Beret! by doublewinky
Is French Snake too civilized to swallow French Mouse? (Now I have the urge to put all my toys in aquariums and cages.)
campy and the mallows! and mmmmm… by giolou
The knitter’s own goes camping with some friends. Then he starts eating them.
Sweeping the Dust Bunny by Bitter-Sweet-
Look out, errant Dust Bunny!
Congratulations to the knitters and photographers!
Now, which of these get your vote for going on to the finals? Let us know in the comments!