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Happy mochi yum yum

Monday, August 29th, 2011

You won’t believe this, but I actually won something…

Last week I donated on Alissa’s blog to her fundraiser for women in the Congo. Alissa had some great giveaways from sponsors and those donating had a chance to win…and I did!

A delightful package arrived today all the way from LA – a collection of fat quarters of Happy mochi yum yum.

Aren’t they fun! More to the point, aren’t they something I would never, ever find in Switzerland?

The fabrics have a real Japanese feel to them, so I thought I’d better research a little and find out something about them. They were designed by Monica Solorio-Snow of the happy zombie for Lecien. Monica was inspired by the colourful and happy displays of sweet mochi confections that she saw in Japanese stores in Honolulu. Mochi are made of pounded sweet rice and are wrapped in plastic wrappers in bright, happy colours.

These are going to be really fun fabrics to use – and Monica has a great free pattern called Super Zig over on the Lecien website. Now that looks like something that would be fun to make!

So a big thank you to Alissa – for my wonderful giveaway and also for her highly successful fundraiser. In one week she raised over $15,000 for women in the Congo.

Helen

5 Responses to “Happy mochi yum yum”

  1. diane stanley Says:

    Congrats on winning these “yummy” fabrics.

  2. CarlaHR Says:

    Congratulations on your win – I guess you could look upon it is a reward for your contribution as well as for yesterday’s marathon efforts. Enjoy playing with your new fabrics.

  3. Susan Says:

    Great win! Enjoy using the fabrics. They are gorgeous!

  4. marycatharine Says:

    Aren’t you lucky? It’s incredibly colourful fabric, you’re going to have so much fun with it.

  5. Jane Says:

    Congratulations! Super win!