I’ve been busy this year releasing several new lines of cute characters for my company Merry Happy Studios. Among them is the dango x animal remix design. If you’re not familiar with dango’s, they’re a Japanese sweet dessert made of rice flour and comes 3 on a stick. They’re super yummy and pretty too! Take a peep below to see my design~
These plushies were made in a limited edition number of 150 and they’re so squishy and soft. ^-^ They’re still available on my website and etsy.
Acrylic necklaces on gold accented ball chains
Waterproof vinyl stickers. Slapping them everywhere!
So what do you guys think? You like? I’m always looking for feedback. 😀
The last time I paid attention to this blog was September 2012. I don’t mean to neglect it. Here’s my attempt to revitalize my blog with a long post about what’s happened since then.
A few days after that last blog post, I had a table at my first major craft show. The BUST Craftacular at Maker Faire.
This was how my table was set up. I had tons of goodies for sale and did fairly well. It helped me realize what attracted people and what didn’t. A few weeks after the show I received a email from FAB.com. They had checked out my stuff at the fair and was hoping to collaborate together for a flash sale. Of course I said yes!
The best selling item was my I LIKE PICKLES tote bags. I had a great time designing the packaging for them.
In addition to selling items I had on hand, I had also created exclusive holiday cards to be sold. They are still available for super cheap at my etsy!
I distinctly remember this time of the year I was super stressed out. Following the FAB sale I had a art gallery show at work that I had to create 3 pieces of work for. I originally wanted to work with felt but opted for digital paintings since that was all I had time for. Here’s a look at one of the paintings in postcard form.
Jump into 2013 and I got busy creating graphics for Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the snake and it took me months of planning to make the perfect snake character. I actually even had time to create traditional red envelopes.
And finally these past few weeks I’ve been playing around with some mediums other than paper. Rubber stamps, acrylic and wood galore!
The rubber stamps are currently available in my etsy shop. The panda charms and earrings are being perfected and will be updated soon. Keep an eye out for them! As always, you can connect with me on
my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MerryHappyStudios
my etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/merryhappystudios
Thanks for stopping by! I love to hear your thoughts. ^_^
Guess what this lady has been up to?
Woot! Wearable art! I’ve been developing my brand and characters these past 6 months and I’m super excited to reveal this. This is the first new product of mine in a while and I am so happy with the results. It is also a new medium of mine to play with so look out for more in the future. Also notice the new logo. A website is in the works as well as possibly some PVC figures. Crossing my fingers that the brain juice will continue to work and get inspired. ^-^
The design on this shirt was based off of a tiger plushie I made 2 years ago for a art gallery show. It was inspired by my first trip to China with my family and I saw all these amazing folk art. Xiao Fu is in the same set of designs as Boba pig below. They will be an entire line of animal people as well. 😀
Here is a picture of me after I ripped apart the box and immediately put on the shirt in it’s instagrammed glory.
Also would appreciate some love on my facebook page. It’s lonely.
Ok so time’s come and gone and I’m now a graduate of the School of Visual Arts. WOOH!
So let me just add that little candid photo in there. None of that staged stuff. 😀 Look at my hair, it was a humid day and my hair poofed and became huge. Even the cap couldn’t hold it down.
I sat in horror looking at all my pictures, but oh well, I’ll get over it. As a matter of fact, I am over it.
So as I sit in my room that is filled with the warm tempature of 85 degrees while a small breeze blows in and I hear George Michael singing with the random tweeting of the birds outside, I totally wish I could be in a open top car driving through the country side. How Sweet would that be?
SUPER SWEET! But,
Now that’ I’ve graduated, I have to look towards working 9-5 now to support myself. And that dream of driving in the breeze is slowly disappearing. I mean, I don’t come from money, I can’t just drop everything and go on these trips much less dream of owning a open top car at the age of 21. So what do I do? I’ve been sitting at home watching old episodes of law and order while waiting for the post man to give me my mail. And just dream. Putting things off.
So finally today, I said no! Stop sitting around, BE PRODUCTIVE. So I did and did something.
I made packs of stickers and magnets. The magnets to go in my etsy shop. http://jellydesigns.etsy.com
The squid kid sticker packs I’m sending it off to Brasil for their annual sticker exhibition. I better get to it to, it’s ending on June 30 and I’ve already put it off since I got their invite in early April. The Procrastinator in me.
And I can’t wait to watch Pixar’s UP! It looks absolutely beautiful, magical and gorgeous.
P.S. Here’s my Sakura stamp, which I’m hoping to list by tonight
Introducing the New and Old Snack girls. They will soon become sticker and card form and available in a store other than my own. Yippee. So Excited. That’s the update for now. I just got my huge comic book order and I’m giddy. Going to rip open the package and read. Will take pics later for comic book fans.
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Just added these babies to my Etsy shop. Their a magnet set that will sure decorate and make your fridgies or locker super cute.
I’m a sticker junkie so for all the other sticker junkies out there, if you a Batman freak. You guys are gonna love these.
MOVIE BUFF STICKER PACk Part 2. It is sticker slappin time.
CHECK EM OUT AT http://jellydesigns.etsy.com
Can you believe it? My school is opened and ready for classes on Monday. I really need a break. I want to sit home and relax with the box of chocolates my bf gave me and watch a continuous marathon of Chinese drama’s. In other words, I WANT TO BE A PIG FOR A DAY! haha. Now, I have to cram my homework to hand in Monday since we don’t have a day off. But I really just want to work on my designs for my etsy. GAHHH!!
But, I’m planning to make a new 3 card set. Not sure whether to make postcards or greeting cards. The postcards are not doing so well for me. Haven’t sold much of those. If anyone else has suggestions on what I should do with these designs, please feel free to email me or comment here.
CATNIP, Professor Catnip, and Catnip’s smiley bum >_<