JapanLA’s “Kittens & Ice Cream” 5th Anniversary Art Show & Party!

I am super excited to attend JapanLA‘s 5th Anniversary party and art show! I’m also super excited to be part of it!

Normally, I would’ve made limited edition accessories, but I wanted to try something more along the lines of a “painting” with crochet. Whatever you would call this, I had fun with it!!! I titled it “Sweet ride, bro!” I asked Hairy if I would regret it later, and he said no ….

In case someone asks “WTF is this?!” it’s 3 ice cream scoop-kitty cats sitting in a banana boat, rowing across on an ocean of hot fudge with their pink plastic spoon oars.



So if you are in LA this weekend, June 4, come and see it — and a bunch of other cool art — in person! Part of the proceeds from the art sales will go to “Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue & Support.”



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28 Replies to “JapanLA’s “Kittens & Ice Cream” 5th Anniversary Art Show & Party!”

  1. Just have to say this is AWESOME!!! I love it, I actually have been trying to design some “crochet art” to hang in my work space. Wish I lived near by so I could go to the show. Plus it is a great cause. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Maggi says:

    Okay, I know I always say how much I like your stuff and the things you create (and I mean every comment I leave of course) but this is the coolest EVER! I would so hang this on my wall, I absolutely LOVE it! It reminds me of 70s kitschy wall art which just makes it more awesome. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Mary says:

    Aw, I was in the Japan L.A. area this weekend (on Sunday when they were closed though!), I think it looks great! ๐Ÿ˜€ I also think you need to make more… I want to see a hot dog or a hamburger crochet “painting”!

    1. Twinkie Chan says:

      I bought more canvas to make more :). I always stayed away from food with faces, though, cuz everyone does food with faces. But I feel like with “paintings,” the faces are almost a must.

  4. Emily says:

    WAAAAAAAAAA!! This is awesomely cute!

  5. whitney says:

    That is so cute and creative!!!

  6. Jules Chan says:

    Absolutely cool and congratulations : )

    1. Twinkie Chan says:

      Thanks, Jules!!
      omg are you going to kill me…I’m getting extensions put in tomorrow! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

      1. Jules Chan says:

        Really, let me see it! Or send me a picture please, will be interesting. Cant wait.

  7. gabriela says:

    it is so cute! I will definitely go to Japan LA!

  8. Catherine says:

    OMG! That is so cute! I love the sleepy eyes and the details! well done!

  9. Heidi V says:

    LOVE!!! Would also love to know how you made it!!

    1. Twinkie Chan says:

      I basically just crocheted a bunch of pieces and sewed them together. I dunno! ๐Ÿ˜›

  10. brandy says:

    it’s amazing!!
    so cool your going to be there. I’ll be there in lolita with a handmade dress to fit the kittens and ice cream theme. yay!

  11. yaga says:

    this ROCKS! so inspired!

  12. Ellyssa says:

    Um, what else can I say besides!! ADORBS!! Like super cute, Twinkie you should definitely do more crochet paintings. Also maybe even do some scarf foodies with FACES!! I never saw a food scarf with a kawaii face on it, I would definitely buy it!! Maybe you should just try it. ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Twinkie Chan says:

      Yeah in the very beginning, like in 05/06, I was deciding whether or not to put faces on everything, and I decided not to, because EVERYONE was putting faces on their food crochet!

  13. Reb says:

    really is sweet! My daughter & I adore all things CAT, this is so sweet! great job! xoxo

  14. Jaymi says:

    Sooooo cute! I love the kitty cat ice creams!!! They would make totally adorbs brooches.

  15. candice says:

    Yep, you are amazing.

  16. Jenee Nicole says:

    Aww, your kitty ice cream blobs look so snuggly and cozy! <3

  17. brandy says:

    super sad, you were leaving as i got there. I saw the back of your pink head…

    1. Twinkie Chan says:

      Ah bummer! We went to get coffee and then we came back and stayed until they kicked people out!

      1. brandy says:

        weird, i was there till…i think 10:15ish… then the nightmareish traffic from the stupid hollywood bowl. I didn’t notice you come back. I was giving out hair clips to promote my brand, but the fluffy hello kittys, sweet lolitas and yummy grilled cheese sandwiches were all very distracting. I had a lot of fun, i hope you did too. I meant to ask you if my care package made a safe a arrival to your house?

  18. Zannid says:

    Girl, you are amazing. I had never heard of crochet wall art before now, but now that I have, I’d love to see more of it. I’ve always liked the fact that your work didn’t have faces on it, but here I think it fits wonderfully and mood and message to the piece. Instead of ice cream scoops on some random banana they’re ice cream cats chillaxin down a fudge river on their awesome new banana split boat!

    Hope this sells well and that perhaps there is more to come. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Twinkie Chan says:

      Aw thanks so much for the supportive comment! As of that night, the piece didn’t sell, but we’ll see what happens!

  19. claire says:

    i’d love to know how you did the wave pattern!! been looking online but all the ones i’ve tried don’t look as good ๐Ÿ™ still pretty new to crochet so when i see new stitches i have to try them out!! Love the art by the way!x

  20. Tanya B says:

    I really like this. Great idea. I also like the idea of you making some more non wearables, like the coffee cozies. Inspirational and original as always.

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