see you in a bit!

This picture was taken in Sweden last year, it's rilakkuma and his swedish sheep friend smulan whom we adopted. let's hope it will be sunny again this year.

Packing up things for the holiday. we're leaving for Sweden tomorrow morning and we'll be back in 2 weeks. see you then.


and the winner is...

Congrats shopcuteness for winning the twitter quick giveaway! hope you will enjoy the rilakkuma stamp :)

thank you everyone for playing! I'll be hosting another giveaway next month, and it will be on this blog. it will run a bit longer and have more Kitty Darkness Designs items :) So Stay tuned!!


GIVEAWAY!! Win this rilakkuma hand carved stamp!!

A random QUICK giveaway for this wednesday! How to win: Go to my Twitter , Follow me, then retweet this message! I will Pick a winner at Random under my followers at Twitter who retweeted me! I will pick a winner TOMORROW MORNING!!! AKA Thursday August 26th 2010 at 10am CET, so be quick :D

A Darker shade of cute - Creeplings

I'm a big fan of handmade plushies and especially the unique kind and bit on the weird side but whom are still very lovable :) My boyfriend found an amazing etsy shop called Creeplings last year and we bought two very adorable plushies from her. I wanted to share these with you.

This is Kali. We adopted her this summer.

And her sister Dusa (medusa) whom we adopted last year.
They are very happy to be together :)

Creeplings makes a lot more different plushies and she also remakes on request. Want your own darker shade of cute plush, head on over to her etsy shop :)


A Knitted Rilakkuma Hat

A friend of mine commented that I should blog more as it's fun :) I'm trying to get into swing of the blogging thing again, So I'll try to blog more frequently with things I'd like to share with you all :) Also a warm welcome to my new followers via Swap-Bot. Glad you all could make it over here and I hope you'll enjoy your stay :)

This cute Rilakkuma Hat was made for me by my friend Lily, aka Little Emma K on flickr. She got inspired my the travels of the Little bear, as we went to NYC this past June, and made this hat for me :) What a wonderful gesture from someone I just met online :) Her knitted wares are just adorable definitely check out her shop. I'm so inlove with this hat! It's definitely going to be handy in our next travels to Sweden where it be undoubtedly rainy! And it's a good camouflage to hide in the forest, not?

For this kind Rak (=random act of kindness) of hers I've made a little RAK for her in return, this rilakkuma stamp with him wearing the hat :) And I'm glad that it was well received :)


Stamp Carving - a Greater Challenge

I was struggling with a decision about a stamp I really wanted to carve, but was too intimidated by the design to give it a try. Well a while back I just sat down and just went for it and I wanted to share the result with you here.

First it took me a while to get it started, with sizing the design and tracing with tracing paper and pencil then transferring the image on to the carving block, as you can see on the picture here

The swirls were complicated but I managed to get through them, with a lot more patience than I thought I had ;) After 3 hours the result is this

and I'm pretty happy with the result :) I've decided to stamp her on items I'll be selling on my etsy.

I was looking for a phone slip for my Samsung Galaxy S and the sleeves for Iphone are just a little too small so I made one for myself and offer one up at my etsy and will make more in different colors soon. I love how the print looks on the faux leather fabric :)


An update!

Hello everyone!

Wow, it's august already! I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far! Time just flies when you're hard at work! But at the end of august I'm looking forward to some relaxation time myself. Taking a little summer break in the Scandinavian forest just to relax and feel at peace in the woods :)

My regular day job has been keeping me really busy, but I've managed to make some more new items for my etsy shop. I've been updating a little more this july and I wanted to share the creations with you all here too :)
I've added some new
hand carved stamps to the shop and I'm also taking some custom orders for these now! I've been making them together with my boyfriend and we're enjoying this relaxing hobby together :)

An example we made this Hello Kitty Address Stamp for a friend of mine in Germany.

it's mounted on an acrylic block with EZ mount cling on the back.

We made this stamp for someone who wanted one of their characters made as a stamp
The character's name is meanie and designed by Caroline Oaks. This stamp is mounted on wood.

We really enjoy making stamps, so if you have a special request for them feel free to contact me about any idea's you might want a stamp out of!

I've also made some new items for the shop using the prints of my own carved stamps to make cute earrings!

These are all available on my etsy as well as some rings and cell charms of the same designs :)

I hope you all enjoy these new products and in honor of my 100th sale and being on etsy for 2 years I'll be doing a give away really soon this august! so stay tuned!