Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Awesome Gifts from Japan ^^

I received an awesome gift in the mail yesterday! My friend Laura sent me a bunch of cool things from Japan before she left to come back to the USA. Christmas came early for me!!

Here is a rundown of the items:
1) Korilakkuma Plush - Rilakkuma Cat Series Caravan
2) Rilakkuma Christmas Gift Plate
3) Rilakkuma note pads x2
4) Awesome clay Guardian Dog set
5) Guardian Dog Magnet
6) Sushi Magnet
7) Cutie Guardian Dog Keychain
8) Pink Potholder that matches the other one she made for me
9) Guardian Dog Dish Cloth from Okinawa
10) My favorite carmel candies!!! x6
11) Cute Kokeshi glass nail file

She totally surprised me with this! I'm glad she is back in the US but I am going to miss all of the fun Japanese goodies!!! ^^

I was so excited I felt the need to document all the items finding there place inside my home... lol

Japan Gift Post1

The packaging for the keychain was so cute I didn't want to open it!

Japan Gift Post2

Korilakkuma party! That is all of my Korilakkuma's together.

Japan Gift Post3

Ahhhh, they are so cute!!

Isn't she just the bestest friend EVER?!!! ^^ Thank you!!! =D

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Pictured above is Skelita Calaveras of Monster High.

I had no idea before taking this picture that she was a full skeleton underneath her clothes! Orignally I had tried to pose her in a similar position with clothes and had trouble because of a plastic piece that ended up being a body shell to hide her skeleton. Needless to say upon this discovery she had to be photographed nakey. ^^

The only thing left to do today is watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show and carve a pumpkin! Happy Halloween!
"In the velvet darkness
Of the blackest night
Burning bright
There's a guiding star
No matter what or who you are
There's a light
Over at the Frankenstein place
There's a light
Burning in the fireplace
There's a light, light
In the darkness of everybody's life"

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Happy Birthday Laura!

So it is my best friend's birthday today and she is 30! I decided to make a pattern of her and her two cats Chewie and Ophelia... I hope she likes it!

Laura Pattern-500
Screen shot 2014-09-30 at 1.16.12 AM 
The top closeup is the actual pattern repeat and can be used for internet applications if so desired.

If you enjoy this pattern and are looking for more I have decided to start a website that sells my patterns, many of which you have seen on my blog. Please check out the site and make sure to follow  OwlPattern.com on Facebook and Twitter for freebies and new patterns for sale every week! OwlPattern stands for Oh, we love pattern! ^^

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy V-Day!

Spend it with people who are special to you! ^^

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

My Collections!

Well a few of my collections... yes. there is more... but yeah. These are the things that inspire me! ^^

Not pictured collections:
1) Tenchi Muyo comprised of boxed figurines, mangas, and a few plushies.
2) Sylvanian Families / Calico Critters with house and lots of little guys.
3) Porcelain Dolls which are dolls that my grandmother gave to me!
Those are the only note worthy ones for now... of course I have many random nick-knacks too that aren't really a collection alone but together... hahahah

I will be dwindling down some old things/collections that I have at some point so that new fun things that interest me can take their place ;)

(Disclaimer: Photos taken with my cellphone in not so well lit areas! ^^)

So first up is my BJD Cabinet: Zephan (Soom), Anabelle (Blythe), Hikari (Volks), Jun (Dollzone), and Ellie Carina (Dollzone) are on the top floor along with some mini blythes and tiny chibi Inyuasha figures. Second floor has my Pullips that I got while in Japan and Hermione Granger's wand (lol). Then we have the more misc floor of Monster High, Tenchi and a Raikes Bear.

Next are my Kokeshis from Japan. They sit along the fireplace mantle. I apologize for the lighting... the downstairs is a very dark place... and it was cloudy today so... yeah. I acquired these from many temple fairs so most of them are vintage. The large one in the middle and the one to the left were gifts from my friend Laura. There are also two others that were gifts from my mother-in-law from when she lived in Japan (samurai in third picture and girl wearing red with short black hair in second picture).

I wanted to show some other things that I bought in Japan. One yen store Kokeshi, Antique wooden 7 gods figurine, and lucky baby monkey in the first image. Second image shows one of my Tanuki's (raccoon dog) and some Guardian dogs. In picture two there is a Totoro music figurine and kimekomi material plush cat. And then for giggles the last picture shows my last standing beanie babies and trolls, these are the ones that made it away from the garage sale bin!

Last but not least! In picture one we have my other Tanuki, a monk, and some hand-sculpted clay figurines that were found at a pottery festival! I just love the Guardian dogs!!! Also I couldn't pass up the vintage Kokeshi style ladies with cloth and metal details!

I hope you enjoyed your peek into the things that inspire me and get to look at everyday!!

Oh no! I forgot two kokeshis... I felt bad so figured I should add them =D

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Love Bugs

Hello there my little friend! ^^
Feeling Spring-y with this drawing! ^^

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I got something awesome in the mail! YAY!

A couple of days ago I received a package from my bestie in Japan! I waited until today to open it because I wanted to document the occasion.

A bit over 3 months ago we visited the Volks Showroom in Nagoya and I ordered a Full Choice System Mini Super Dollfie and now she is here! It was super cool going through the ordering process and picking all the details for my doll, but since we didn't speak Japanese it was a little bit confusing. When we started the process the very nice woman that was helping us didn't realize we were actually interested in purchasing and thought we were just "looking"... oops!! She probably was extremely annoyed that we were asking to see so much stuff as looky-loos but finally somehow we expressed the want to buy and then it became official and she got just about as excited as we were!

Along with my doll were some surprise goodies! My favorite lip gloss Strawberry TonyMoly Fruit Princess Gloss, my favorite snack squid jerky, a Sylvanian Families baby figurine (too cute!), and something interesting that looks like black goop!!!? hahahahah I'll have to ask her about that one! Thanks Laura!!!!! =D EDIT: Black goop is some beans that my husband bought while at a festival and left behind!

Hello Hikari!!

Isn't she lovely!? ^^

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bottoms up! ^^

Tails of acrobatic chicks and a dragon!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Time to start anew! How exciting! ^^


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