The results are in!
One of the BEST things about designing little knitted toys is when I get to see fellow knitters from all over (that’s you!) use Mochimochi Land patterns to create their own characters with original personalities and stories.
When we have a contest, it’s a special opportunity to experiment and have fun with those stories. For the 2022 Mochimochi Photo + Video Contest, many of you picked up your needles—and your lights and cameras—with results that were hilarious, sweet, and awesome. Thank you to all the creators who contributed to this year’s contest!
The theme was Sharing is Caring. Now, let’s take a look at the exciting winners!
Super Short Video Winner: Sharing is Caring by Juleen
Everything about Juleen’s little story of a generous tree is original and charming! Be sure to watch to the end! 😆
Short Video Winner: Nobody Nose the Trouble I’ve Seen by Karen G
Karen took a simple prop on a cute and funny adventure through multiple landscapes and with all kinds of creatures getting involved. Click the image to watch it on Instagram, and be sure to do so with the sound on! 🔊
Photo Series Winner: A Shared Life Begins With Shared Berries by Kat B
Kat’s epic love story for the ages comes full circle thanks to an auspicious berry bush. Click the image to see the whole glorious thing on Facebook!
Aren’t they all fantastic! And in a surprise twist, these are all previous winners—we love that they returned to inspire us anew!
Our three winners will each receive a copy of Patty Lyons’ Knitting Bag of Tricks (coming out in October—preorder your copy now!), a very handmade trophy created by me 😬 (they will look better when finished, I hope!), and a $50 gift card to the Mochimochi Shop!
Be sure to check out the full winning entries via the links in the links above, then leave comments telling them how great they are!
And there’s more!
I’m happy to say that we received lots more really fun, original entries that made judging really hard! Like this hilarious comic-book-style story by Kimberly (@kim.kimmery on Instagram)!
I’ll share this one and more fun entries in their entirety in the coming week in my Instagram stories.
Whether or not you took part in the contest, keep tagging your photos of Mochimochi Land toys with #mochimochiland, so we can all see and admire them! 😍