Wool Felt Artist Ribo

About a year ago I stumbled upon this picture of a beautiful wool felted rabbit. I instantly fell head over heels for the retro style with soft colours. Luckily a little Google-detective-work revealed the artists: Ribo -a.k.a. Ribonetta- from Japan.

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As a child Ribo was always carrying around color pencils, a sketchbook and her stuffed toys. One of the first craft projects that she made was a bear out of felt. And that’s where it all started. Ribo has been making wool felted animals since 2010. Her love for antique toys really shows through in her creations. (source)

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Those fluffy weird looking cats just crack me up (^_^)

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I had high hopes for the book that Ribo released, with DIY wool felt animals projects. But according to the reviews on Amazon Japan it is certainly not suited for beginners. So for now I’ll stick to Ribo’s Instagram and blog, which are a delight to look at!

PokéNeco Dolce by Econeco

A couple of weeks ago I read at Super Cute Kawaii that Econeco will launch a new line of products. I was surprised to find out that they have teamed up with Pokemon for a collaboration that has worked out very well. It’s so nice to see Pikachu, Jiglypuff (eeek) and Marrill in soft pastel tones.

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The PokéNeco DOLCE items will be for sale in Japan at the end of April, but you can already preorder them at JapanStuffs

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I’ve got my eyes on the Pikachu Brooch Set and find the JigglyPuff plush also hard to resist.

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If you are a fan of the original Econeco art, you should check out Strapya World, where Unica the Pancake Unicorn plush is hiding out!

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