Monday, October 25, 2010

Plushies! Randomness!


This weekend I made a large pancake plushie and finished a strawberry plushie. It was my first time making larger plushies and I'm happy with how they turned out. Though I would have liked for the pancake to be a bit bigger, but I didn't have enough fabric.

When I get back to the US I'll make some more large plushies because I think they would do pretty well in my Etsy shop. I sold several small pancake plushies and the larger one is even better! Though I'll need to buy a sewing machine... it would definitely be helpful!

I didn't have enough stuffing for these plushies so I went to Mishima. There's a craft store at Sun to Moon so I went there.

To get there I took a JR train that actually goes all the way to Tokyo. It didn't actually stop at the stop I needed so I think it might have actually been faster to just wait for the next train, but this was more entertaining. There was a catalog similar to Sky Mall.

They sold Japan Airlines cup noodles.


They also sold this:


I really don't know what that is, lol. I haven't bothered to figure out what a lot of it is saying, but I can read "stress" and "karaoke." I guess you sing (or yell) into it as loudly as possible to relieve stress without bothering the neighbors.

Maybe that guy should just go here:


That's a random sign I saw while walking to Sun to Moon.

Now that the weather has cooled off, many of the drinks in the vending machines are now hot. It's very interesting because I haven't seen hot drinks in vending machines in America (besides coffee vending machines). Here, hot and and cold drinks are in the same machine. This drink didn't come out of a vending machine, but it was hot. I bought it at 7-11 and it was in a case that looked just like the refrigerator cases. This drink is yuzu.


At first it just tasted like juice I had left out in a hot car. I think it's because of the bottle. It just looks like it shouldn't be a hot drink. But when I didn't pay attention to the bottle, it was very nice!

This next picture was taken as I walked to Sun to Moon. I've seen these ads ever since I moved to Japan and I realized I hadn't taken a picture yet.


Smoking gives you big muscles and shiny legs!
I had a good time at Sun to Moon, but there's not really anything too exciting to write about unless you really want to read about me buying socks and other boring things... though I did get a cute sweater.

Oh, and also guess what I found at the craft store... fleece! They had a whole shelf of it. There wasn't a very large selection and they didn't have any colors that I want, but I was still surprised to find it after all my searching in Tokyo. I guess they just carry it seasonally.

Now here's some more random stuff...

I finished the puzzle I bought in Tokyo when I was there with Lauren. It was a lot of fun to make! It's transparent plastic so it looks like stained glass.


I don't see a whole lot of chocolate mint candy here, so I was excited to see these. They were good too!


These were also good! They're mushroom shaped chocolates with cookie stems! :) Cute and delicious!

Recently I saw several more frogs around my apartment. I don't know if I ever posted the picture on here, but a few months ago there was one of these in my washing machine!

Well, that's all the randomness I have for now. :)


  1. Ooooh, I love those chocolate mushrooms! XD Is the mint candy like a long "stick" of Andies?

    And the stained glass puzzle = beautiful!

  2. Yup, that's what it's like! They're not as good as Andies, but still very good! :) I can actually buy Andies at Sun to Moon, but they're pretty expensive. They also have Hershey's Hugs which are super tempting every time I see them, even though they're like 8 dollars for a bag.

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