Saturday, 30 June 2012


Today I've had one of the most unproductive days in a long long time. I am trying to make weekends into weekends and give Tomo a rest so that I don't cook myself. So today I've done absolutely nothing at all and that led to boredom and endless searching the web for goodies.

Anyway, I came across this website called MILANOO! I have been looking for shoes for ages now. I really really don't like these extremely high heels that are in fashion now, and the fact that there are no shoes in between flats and super high heels has made me very angry lately, and in fact I've given up on ever finding pretty shoes without heals that are sky high. But things tend to show up when you stop looking for them (and when you haven't got any money to buy them). I stumbled upon a tumblr today that I unfortunately closed and can't remember the name of. But it was one of the best Japanese Pop Culture Tumblr's I've ever seen and I was stuck on it for about an hour just browsing endless photos of Japanese goodness. But it hit me while I was browsing, how much I looooooved the shoes all the Lolita girls were wearing, and sooooo I searched for "Lolita Shoes" with Google, and look what I found! The fact that I've filled up my shopping basket with 14 pair of shoes for £517 (-.-) is both a good and a bad thing. Let's just hope that I'll win the lottery soon!

If you love chunky Lolita shoes just as mush as I do, you just have to visit MILANOO. They ship world-wide and the prices are very reasonable. I can't give you a review of the actual shoe quality just yet, but I will once I've bought a pair! Cause I will as soon as I can afford it!

The shoes above are some of my favourites, but they've got so much more. Click the picture below to go to Milanoo and what I did was to enter "lolita footwear" in the search bar.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

The forest dwellers have arrived...

The forest dweller mirrors arrived today!!! I love them! Very excited to put them up in the shop. They came out so good.

Click each picture to take you to the right shop section! <3<3<3<3<3<3

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Nice and neat...

This might be the most boring blog entry I've ever made but I am so proud of myself for sorting all my embroidery thread out and all my boxes. Now it looks all nice and neat again yeeey! Ready for a new day of work tomorrow <3 

Art print maybe?

Well I've had the idea for quite some time now, to get some art prints up in the shop. The only problem is that I don't know what root to head down. I haven't done art prints before so I guess I'll just try some out and see what happens. What do you think?


 MON-CHI! Another necklace pouch. I love everything about these. They are still a bit of a challenge to make and there is a few things I still need to figure out before the making becomes smooth lol. But the fact that I've managed to sort two out so far has made me very proud. I need to head in to town at some point to find more zippers, it's amazing that nobody sells them by the yard. I do know one place but it is far outside of town and when you only got a bike for transportation you get quite limited to how far you can go. There is one more place in town that I've forgotten to check though. These cases will be available as the original yeti cases too, but as you know I am waiting for safety eyes to come. I did get the batch I ordered from Asia but they were the wrong size (-.-')! I've ordered new ones from a different place now and they should be with me in about 2 weeks. Till then I dono what to do but I've gotten into the swing of making something new every day, so I need to make something otherwise I don't feel productive enough.... So back to the craft corner I go!

You can find Mon-Chi in my Etsy shop!!!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Floom, the pouch yeti...

I spent yesterday working out my new product that I've wanted to do for a while now. Many people message me about not having an ipod or iphone but they still want a case, maybe to put other things in. So I though, why not make a proper purse or a little bag that anyone can use. And here it is! I am super happy with it and it took a bit of figuring out to get it looking the way I wanted with the zip and the lining and everything. I am proud of myself for managing to sort this little sweetie out and I can't help but walking over to give it a stroke every now and then LOL.

This is the first of many but since my budget is a bit more restricted now that my bank account don't get filled up every three months any more (the sweet life of a student) I have to do things bit by bit as money comes in. But there will be more indeed!

You can find Floom in my Etsy shop as usual!

Monday, 25 June 2012


There will be a completely new product coming to the shop tomorrow... Till then this is all I can show you ;)

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Ready for the weekend...

I wish I actually was this organized when I work. This is just for show lol ;)
Packed up and ready to start their journey to their new owners >u<
I've spent the day getting everything ready before the weekend. I'm taking my weekend tomorrow already since me and Ceri will be going to his parents over the weekend. So Mondays shipment, will be made tomorrow already, HAPPY DAYS!

Have a great weekend everyone and see you on Monday! <3

Three Cyclopses...

Yesterday I finally had enough of the waiting. Yes I am STILL waiting for the safety eyes I ordered more than 3 weeks ago. I need them to make more cases and since I have tuns of big eyes I thought I'd just make Cyclopses instead. And so I did. So this is Kuma, Mi-Hoo and Zed. The three newcomers to the Yeti family. They came out way better than I thought they would and I am proud to include them in my collection. Hope you like em'!!!

You can find them in my Etsy shop as usual, just click the images to take you to the right shop section!

Friday, 15 June 2012

The Brown Raccoon Bumble...

He got out of the cage this morning. But I did catch him in the end, as he tried escaping through the window.
This is the Brown Raccoon Bumble. He is super cheeky and very hard to keep in line, as you've seen. Like other Bumbles he catches poltergeists, but this one is a little bit of an expert in the area. His hyper-active nature makes him the poltergeist hunter PRO! So if you got a tough poltergeist in your house the Brown Raccoon Yeti is the one to go for.

You can find him in my Etsy shop!

Thursday, 14 June 2012

A little Presentation of ME...

^ Hi! That is me up there ^
I thought it was about time that I introduced myself to the ones of you that don't already know me. I looked through my blog the other night and realized that not ONCE have I told you about who I am.
So here goes:

My name is Emelie Jensen. I am a 28 year old Swedish gall that has made the UK her home for the past 4 years. I moved to the UK in December 2008. It was a quick and weird decision that sort of came out of nowhere. This came as a shock to many of my friends and to my family I think. You see I decided to leave my biggest dream (at the time) behind. Ever since I was 14 years old I dreamt of becoming a Tattooist and I worked hard from that day onwards to become one. It took me many years but in the end I managed to get an apprenticeship and a few years later I got offered a job at a local Tattoo shop. I was over the moon of course and thought it would be amazing. Only a few months into working as a tattooist I started doubting it being the job for me. I found that my interest for art was swaying and I slowly started feeling depressed. It was hard realising that your dream would be a little bit of a nightmare, but in the end I decided that even though I'd been working for this half my life, it was not worth it.

This gave me a sudden urge to just leave everything behind and go somewhere. I didn't know where though, and it was odd behaviour for someone like me who thought she'd never leave her home town. I think having your biggest dream crushed, just gave me an eye opener.

Anyway, I started looking for jobs abroad. I wasn't very picky and ended up on a farm in England(!). Here I took care of the horses of the farm, fed wild boar and caught sheep all day. I did enjoy the first month or so at this place, until I started noticing weird things going on. The animals were treated very badly and in the end I had a melt down and told the owner how bad they were treating their animals and that I would not put up with it any more. I stayed a week and I cried more or less every day, hiding in the stables with the horses that seemed to need me just as much as I needed them. Not all the animals were treated badly, only the ones owned by the owner of the farm. But I couldn't stay there, and it hurt to leave the animals behind, but there was nothing I could do for them.

I then ended up moving to Wales, and after living there for a few months I decided it was time to go back to school. So I applied to a 3 year long BA 3D Computer Animation Course and got taken on straight away with only my portfolio in hand. I started studying 3 years ago now and I must say that it changed my life completely. I went from being a slightly depressed drifter to an extremely happy, engaged business woman.

Not only do I have a degree now but I also met the love of my life, my husband to be, Ceri. He made me realize what I was worth and that I was good and deserved to be successful. He has listened to every crazy idea I've ever had and always said "Go for it!" and so my confidence has grown and awful lot.

Just before Christmas last year I decided to buy myself my very first sewing machine. I liked to sew allot when I was younger and I now had the confidence to try something new. Art has always been the closest thing to my heart and it always will be, but I wanted to try my hand at something else than paper and so I started TOMO!

It was more like a hobby to begin with and I made some pillows (that I absolutely hate today), and I posted them in my newly opened Etsy shop. Nothing sold. I got disheartened. The pillows were not me, not at all and I thought to myself "Stop trying to be so grown up. Since when do you like to make pillows?". I love toys and cute things more than anything, but it was hard to come up with something to do so I gave it a little break.

Then came Christmas. And I was given an iPod touch, and this little thing was the eye opener and inspiration to what Tomo is today. You see when me and Ceri came home from his parents after Christmas I wanted to get an ipod case for my new ipod and so I started surfing the internet. The amount of stuff I came across, Totoros, monsters, hello kitty, owls, you name it. "WOW!" I thought, "I can do this", and I did. I started out with a Totoro case for myself, and I also uploaded it to Etsy and the interest was waaaay bigger than with my pillows. And so I got into a few weeks of mad sewing and brain storming and came up with tuns of new designs. But there was a problem. What about my degree? I was sitting there sewing and having the time of my life, whilst I was wasting away my degree. I had to get out of my little bubble of joy and get back to reality. And as you might have figured  by now, that happy bubble is my safe place and I don't really like to be pulled out of it. But I had to, and so miss unhappy was back. But I did what I had to do. I focused and I finished my degree with a first class.

The only problem that still was there, was the fact that I had convinced myself that I didn't like sewing and making ipod cases, just so that I COULD finish my degree. I didn't do this to myself on perpous, it just sort of happened. And I never thought I'd go back to making them. It took me about a week to get back in to things after my major project was handed in and then I thought I'd make an ipod case all of a sudden. And one led to another and two led to a third and so on. And now I sit here, I see Tomo grow, I see myself grow and that road ahead of me is no longer as dark and uncertain as it once was. I know what I want to do now. It took me 28 years, but I know now, and every single step that led till today was worth taking.

And that is where I am at and how Tomo came to be. Let's see where the road leads from here. I can't wait to see what the future holds....   

The Pluffs and the Bumble Yeti...

Another little update on these dudes. They're now available in my Etsy shop! You can find the Pluffs (the small ones HERE (white) and HERE (brown) and you can find the big Bumble Yeti HERE.

Also I started this little monster yesterday although I was not happy with his horns so I am heading in to town now to get some lime green felt to give him some huge horns... More about him tomorrow probably! <3