Wanna see what my secret project was?

I made an awesome scarf for the Sanrio 50th Anniversary celebration!

I also made 3 copies of a simpler version with only 5 characters, and everything sold out already.

The venue/event was AMAZING. I don’t have my camera cable with me, so I will post more photos when I get home!

And here’s what I made the night before in the hotel to wear:

I was going to make a whole top and wear it with black bloomers, but I didn’t realize how much yarn a top takes! I only make scarves! HAHa!! So I could only make this weird boob cover, and then I wore it over an I’m Your Present dress. I feel like I look 50 years old in this picture.

Tonight is my last LA book signing. It’s at Stories in Echo Park on Sunset. We rented a projector and a screen so we could run my Power Point presentation :).

80 Comments on “Wanna see what my secret project was?”

  • Melissa


    You seriously are so super talented. I envy you. Everything you make is awesome!

    • gabriella


      Those scarves are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I Love everything about Sanrio, and the fact that someone was able to create it out of yarn means I can do it too! Thanks for being my inspiration.


  • zambicandy


    LOVE THE SCARF SO MUCH!!! And your top!!! I seriously love it as is! Its such a cute idea.

    I wish I could go to your book signing! boo. But I hope you’re having fun :3

    • It’s very fun!!! I am glad you like the scarf!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ See you in like an hour! ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Janna Lynn


    You don’t look 50 silly..you look awesome! I love the top and the scarf…sooo cutie cute cute! ๐Ÿ™‚ I was thinking the same as above..I wish you were signing books in Michigan. I’d sooo be there! I look forward to seeing your pics! Take Care…Heart, Janna Lynn

    • If I do more signings out of the state, I really need to research the cities where people are most likely to visit me! ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Soooooooo Cute!!! I LOVE IT!!

  • Sharon


    Is there any chance of buying one of those scarfs directly from you?

    • Nope! It all goes through Sanrio since it’s their intellectual property :). I can’t reproduce any of it.

  • Jazmine


    Will Sanrio sell the scarf? It is AMAZING!

    • They already sold the 4 I made during the VIP preview night!

      • Jazmine


        Will they mass produce it?

        • That’s completely up in the air and only being tossed around casually right now, so…..cross your fingers, but don’t jinx it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sarah


    Oh It’s GORGEOUS!!!! And Your Kerroppi Dress is Amazing!!!! Where on Earth Did You Get that Awesome Hair Bow??

  • Rob


    Nice!! Love your sleeve on the right arm.. so radical.

    • Haha thank you!!! Hairy has a pretty cool one on his right arm too!

  • ACKKK!!! Stop! TOO CUTE! I love the scarf. It’s so damn quirky and cute.

    Your Kerroppi dress too. He’s my favourite along with Cinnamaroll and Bad Maru. I can’t believe you made that in a night you talented thing you!

    • My other favorites are Pandapple and PUrin!

  • Jocelyn


    OMG! girl you are amazing! That scarf is incredible! I love the top/dress that you created; so inventive! And, BTW, you look so young, hip and fresh in that pboto! Cute! Thanks for sharing such wonderful crochet!

    • Thanks, Jocelyn. You’re sweet!

  • Sylvette Marie


    Love It !

  • holy sanrio … unbelievable!! you are amazing. honestly. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cassie


    Oh my goodness Miss Twinkie! You look incredible :)! I super adore your scarf and top-you are so clever! Thank you for all the smiles and joy you bring to the world!

  • siamkittie


    You are so frickin amazing! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the scarves!!! The Keropi top is adorable! I have a whole arsenal of Keropi stuff at my parent’s house.

    • Keroppi was definitely my fav when I was younger!

  • Kali


    I love this! You are such an inspiration. You pull things together so quickly and so well. I am in awe!

    • Thank you so much! The sanrio scarves actually took an eternity! HAhah

  • Jacci


    You look amazing!
    Love the top, and so cool that you just made it in your hotel before the event. The Sanrio scarves are awesome! I envy the people lucky enough to own them.
    Don’t stop doing what you do, you’re one supertalented lady ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you, Jacci! I’ll keep fighting the good fight! ๐Ÿ˜›

  • poohknit


    That is awesome!!!!! Love it!!!!! The top is adorable and there is NO way you look 50, I’m 57, I know about these things!!! LOL!!!
    Great job again!!!

    • Maybe I Just feel 50!!! ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Lee


    The scarf, the dress = BEYOND AMAZING!!!!
    So so so clever and creative!!!
    You never cease to amaze Miss Twinkie!!!

  • Cate


    Oh wow that scarf is amazing, no wonder they sold out!

    and that top is adorable I can’t believe you just knock these cute things out so quickly xoxo

    • I think it just seems that way but really I’m the slowest crocheter in the world! I didn’t go to bed until 6am making the Keroppi top!

  • Lucy Says Rawr


    I noticed you on Boing Boing! Your dress is AMAZING!

    • Thank you!!! Me n Erik Estrada!

  • Caz


    That scarf is amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ and I can’t beleive you came up with that top whilst in the hotel…you amaze me!!

    • Thanks so much!! ๐Ÿ˜› It’s really must a tube with eyeballs!

  • The scarf and boob cover came out awesome. Kudos on selling out of all the scarfs lightning fast! I can see why, they were CUTE!

    P.S. Um, I don’t even think you’ll look 50 when you’re 50.

    • I can’t wait to have gray hair. Seems easier to dye funky colors ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Dominique


    twinkie, ure amazing! will they have these scarfs in the Miami pop-up show??? if they do, I will be the first one in line to buy em!

    • I’m sorry, they sold out on the first night!

  • Michelle


    That scarf is awesome! I would so love one. I hope they decided to replicate it. You have so much skill. And NO you didn’t look like a 50 year old. You looked super cute and that’s amazing you could whip that up in no time. Good luck at your book signing. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you, Michelle! ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Sarah


    The scarf is awesome! Love your outfit too, so cute!

  • Kittykins


    Where did you get your hair bow?!

    • Kittykins


      is there any chance you’ll sell your keroppi boob cover on etsy?

      • I don’t think I can sell my keroppi boob cover, since it’s Sanrio’s intellectual property ๐Ÿ™ . I am going to start making other boob covers tho hehheh or maybe just full tops :).

        The hair bow is from http://www.etsy.com/shop/PinkiePiexo

  • Janna Lynn


    Update: Just got the Twinkie Chan book, gonna blog about it tonight. LOVE IT…get it now if you have any inclinations of crocheting ever..sooooo cute! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for making this book! Heart, Janna Lynn

    • THank you, Janna Lynn! I so appreciate it!

  • San Smith


    You look so cute!! The top you made looks great ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope your book signings are going well <3

    • Thank you, SAN!! AHH The signings are so nerve-wracking. I just hope everyone has fun!

  • Kt


    The most adorable scarf ever!!

    • Thanks, KT! It was a lot of fun!

  • nina


    i love that scarf and the dress is awesome!

    have a nice sunday!

  • That 50th anniversary scarf is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing.

  • holy crap in a hat, that is the most amazing scarf in the whole world! i would/could/should …sigh.. WANT!!
    I’m so sad i didn’t make it to your Friday signing, i got my book from Amazon in the mail on time and everything. I just about died when i noticed 2 of my dresses made it into your book! *gush*!!!

    My new collection is coming out Jan 2011, please please pick through my etsy and let me nkow what you want. I’ll send samples at my cost.
    sidenote, sooo excited to get started on your book for my freakin’ cold office days and bundle in your kawaii designs.

    • Hiii!! I’m sorry I missed you at the LA signings! Hope you are feeling ok!

  • Hello Katie


    Such a cute scarf! ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love to own one! I’m wondering if it’s supposed to be Sanrio character cupcakes?! If so it probably makes the scarf about a million times cuter!
    xoxo, Katie.

    • Yes, they are all Sanrio cupcakes ๐Ÿ™‚

  • pinklamb


    OH.MY.GOSH. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the Sanrio scarf!!! You seriously ROCK!!!!!

  • becs


    Gal if you decided to make any more sanrio scarfs or dresses put me on the list,loves it fabulous ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • I would if I could, but I can’t :).

  • chinamommy


    OH MY!!! I literally squealed when I saw that scarf and again when i saw the “boob cover”. I am a girl of the 80’s so I spent every cent I had on HELLO KITTY stuff!!! I’ve been crocheting for a year and am amazed that you can just make your own patterns!! I would love to be able to just sit down and make something!!!! PS-you do NOT look 50!!! My Mister is 52 and that looks nothing like him ๐Ÿ™‚

    • You should just try! I never thought I would write patterns, either! ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Pashmak


    Hello ๐Ÿ™‚ <3 your work!!!!! How much would you sell a scarf just like the one pictured for??? Thanks…XOXO

    • Hi! Sorry! I cannot remake or sell those Sanrio scarves, since it’s their intellectual property ๐Ÿ™‚

    • No, but my book is for sale and has a lot of patterns in it.

      • Michelle


        Ahh – found an entire forum on your patterns there ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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