Helloooo! I've been M.I.A. from crafting because I've had to help my parents over the last month so it's been nice to get creative again for this new release. I'm excited about the adorable images that will be available on November 1 and my project today features Mieko. Not only are the dango mochi she's holding so cute, but once she is colored up, her facial expression makes you want to hug her! I created a box for a couple of mochi and added a tag with Mieko and a hand written sentiment. I'm thinking about making a few of these for my son's teachers when we ring in 2014. The mochi featured here are from a small business here in Hilo called Two Ladies Kitchen. They have all sorts of flavors and fillings including some new ones with fresh grapes and fresh poha berries. My favorites are shown here: one is filled with brownies and the other has chiso leaves mixed into the mochi and is filled with tsubushi an (red bean paste).
Here's a close-up of the mochi.
Here's a close-up of the tag.
Be sure to stop by the other blogs to see what the ladies have been up to and I'll be back tomorrow with another project!