Hey there everyone!
Please excuse us for the longest absence ever — something super-exciting is currently in the works, and that’s taking up almost all of our time (I promise to share more when I can).
By the way, have you met Satsuki-chan? She shares the same birthday as I do, and is a little darling inspired by a Hersberry illustration.
She is never without her cobalt-blue bag and cool red boots.
Her favourite pastime? Splashing about in rainwater puddles. But if that’s not an option, well, staying indoors is fine too, but ONLY if there’s a Japanese handicraft book or two to be read.
Rain rain come again…
Drats. I still don’t heart a drizzle…
Maybe it’ll rain tomorrow…
Mei-chan is out for a walk.
Pippi-chan is bored.
Guess what happens next – presenting an original amiguruMEI stop-motion adventure!
Music: Everyday by Buddy Holly
Merron-chan is four and loves the colour green.
While she’s too young to know anything about saving the environment or things like recycling just yet, she has a heart of gold, and is a cheerful girl of sorts, always on the lookout for sunbeams and white clouds.
She has yet to see a forest, or a tree house for that matter.
Just what kind of grown-up would she grow up to be?
What do trees taste like?
Are all buses this pretty?
Are meadows just as soft?
If it’s green…could it be grass-flavoured?
I love sunshine and moonbeams!
Marcelle is a fuzzy French elephant who likes, among other things, baby blue cotton candy.
For those who are often fooled by her sweet wooly demeanour, one must know that Marcelle was once a famous trapeze artist.
She has since left the circus, in hopes of finding greener pastures.
Panda Oji-chan: Please, can you draw me a sheep?
Mei-chan: I love France! I’d dare say it’s the second best place to the Ghibli Museum!
Komaneko-chan: Nyah! (A gift that looks just like you! Like it?)
P/S Check back next week for a brand new amiguruMEI crochet adventure!
Komaneko lives in the attic of a sweet little cottage on top of a hill.
She loves a good adventure, being the curious little creature she is.
Her current obsession? Balls and balls of yarn.
P/S: Komaneko is based on a Japanese character created by Tsuneo Goda, who won the award for best short film at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France for a work featuring Domo-kun, the crazy-cute monster mascot of Japan’s NHK television station. Komaneko was initially a five-minute animated work designed to introduce stop motion at an exhibition (Koma means frame; neko means cat). Being the phenomenon that it is, the character was later developed into a full-length feature film.
When Meimoirs first stumbled across a Komaneko video, she wanted to rush out and buy a Komaneko something (anything!). Incidentally, Komaneko shares certain characteristics with Mei-chan, like a love for making her own dolls. Check out these super-kawaii videos below and let me know if Koma-chan isn’t the most adorable kitty you’ve ever seen!