Hello World!

We’re still around and costuming! We’ve definitely slowed down a lot though with life getting busy and some of us having kids (holy cow), but we’re all still active and you’ll see updates here and there.

Latest Blog Posts
fanime2
Hey! I’m going to be selling at Fanime 2016 this week! Come see me at Artist Alley table 1516! Here’s part of the map to help you find me! I have a lot of new prints, charms and buttons and bags! Woo! I have a limited amount of each one for this convention, and I don’t sell at conventions that often, so don’t miss out! If you are NOT going to the con and would like to get buttons, charms or prints from me, please email me at sweetmomokoATmac.com (replace AT with @ ) and I will contact you after the convention. The new Pokemon, Rowlet! Michiru and Haruka from Sailor Moon Rose Quartz from Steven Universe I drew some cute mermaid kitties, kitsune, kappa, etc for buttons and double sided acrylic charms! I’ll also have some of my other recent prints. Totoro Powerful Magic, Howl and Sophie It Binds All Things – Jedi Moon Goddess Yue from Avatar See you [...]
Thu, May 26, 2016 8:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Sealife Quilt
The second baby quilt this year was for Doris. She had a nautical theme for her nursery with a special request for narwhals. We decided to use the Fish & Bubbles pattern, but we put our own twist on it. Instead of fish, we did sea animal appliqués. After picking out batiks for the blocks, we spent a bunch of time trying to decide if we wanted fish or animals (or both) for the sea life. We even considered doing all narwhals, but thought that might be a bit much. =D In the end, we decided to go with three different sea animals and lots of pretty bubbles. I purchased 2 designs from Lovely Stitches Design: the turtle and the jelly fish. We couldn’t find a narwhal appliqué we liked, so I ended up creating one. Not too bad for my first time digitizing an embroidery machine appliqué! The quilting was a simple wavy [...]
Thu, May 26, 2016 6:07:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Totoro Quilt
More baby quilts! I need the people around me to stop having babies for a bit so I can take a break from making baby quilts! =) In all seriousness though, the last 2 quilts were for some of my closest girlfriends, and Mi and I had so much fun making them. First up was a quilt for Lorelai. Last year, we dressed up all our babies in Totoro costumes so it seemed appropriate to gift her new baby with a quilt in the same theme. We used fabrics from Michael Miller’s Pitter Patter and did a 9-patch block layout. I took screencaps of all the prints, mocked up the blocks we planned to make in Photoshop, and printed them out. Then Mi and I spread them out over the dining room table and agonized over the block layout. We were on round 5 or 6 of trying to randomize the block [...]
Fri, May 13, 2016 5:29:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
hp02
We had a great time visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (west) during it’s soft open! (This post is belated!) I hadn’t been to the one in Florida and had intentionally avoided looking at too many photos of it, so I really enjoyed exploring the new California one! I was so impressed to the attention to detail and the overall ambiance of the area. All the employees were very nice and in character as well which made it really fun! The rides were fun, the merchandise was AWESOME and the food was really good and themed, too! I look forward to going again! Me and my friends Diana and Michelle with the Hogwarts Express. My outfit was Gryffindor themed! I made a fascinator, got a lion bracelet and gold belt from Amazon and wore it with my Automatic Honey Angel Tears brooch. My dress was custom-sized from Eshakti. As a side note, I [...]
Wed, May 04, 2016 4:56:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Dapper Day Disneyland
I had a great time again at Dapper Day Disneyland! Dapper Day is an unofficial themed dress up day at Disney parks where people dress up in vintage or vintage inspired clothing (largely from the 50’s). It’s in the Spring and the Fall in multiple parks. I made matching dresses for me and the twins out of lavender swiss dot. The pattern for my dress is Gertie Butterick B6322 and the dress pattern for the twins is 1950’s vintage revival Simplicity 8103 (which a was quite easy and fast make.) I decided to accessorize my dress with mermaid items! Necklace from Automatic Honey, shell brooch from  and shell purse from SpreePicky. One of the most awesome things about themed dress up days at Disneyland is the amazing outfits! Look at this gorgeous Tiana Dapper Disneybound! An awesome Enchanted Tiki Room themed outfit complete with parrot appliqué skirt and Dole Whip ear fascinator! I couldn’t stand [...]
Wed, May 04, 2016 12:17:00 AM, Continue reading at the source