August 29, 2018

My first embroidered patch!

My first patch is here! I am super stoked about how it turned out...even better than I expected! Now I am waiting for my first sale with bated breath ;)

Cute fluffy cat embroidered, high quality, patch in rainbow colors. 

Patch is 7cm (2.75") in diameter.It has an iron-on back (suitable for stronger and heat resistent fabrics like jeans) but it might be preferable to sew it on for durability.It is based on a doodle I made of my cat Pikachu when he passed away. So, to me it's a sweet way to remember him too.Suitable for clothes, backpacks, hats, camera bags, notebooks...Would make a cute stocking stuffer too.Free shipping if ordered with another item.

Available here.

Looks good on my jeans jacket

Looks cool on my backpack

Looks fun on a cap

Looks great on my camera bag

August 27, 2018

Describe yourself in 3 memes


Feel free to post your 3  ^_^

August 23, 2018

New plugs

While waiting for my new products being produced I have listed new regular items in my plug shop.
Don't see your size? Send me a message!

The Captain Cosmos plug and cuff links shop on Etsy

August 20, 2018

Reading list

Not read yet:
Brain and meditation by Matthieu Ricard and Wolf Singer. Not light reading but it sounds very interesting. About how meditation actually changes  brain patterns. I have already read several books by Matthieu Ricard and I highly recommend Happiness. 
Ponyo storybook based on the Miyazaki movie (one of my all time favorites). 
The art of  My Neighbour Totoro. Making of the movie.
Partly read:
The Farm at the edge of the world by Sarah Vaughan. Gave up at 1/3. Not my cup of tea, family saga with flashbacks to  WW2. Have not even bothered to zap through to the end. Farm animal goring scenes sealed the NO NO deal for me.
Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop. Quite a fun read. The end was a bit meeeh to my liking but the whole format of the book is really enjoyable. An anthology of short stories set in different areas of Greece. A perfect holiday book.
The Savage Altar by Asa Larsson. Some medium horror, very much in the style of Millenium. OK, quick to read, have pretty much forgotten all about it by now ;)

August 17, 2018

Star Wars Identity exhibition

Look, I am a cute fluffy ewok :)

I unexpectedly went to see the latest Star Wars exhibition.
I have seen quite a few in the past and I thought it'd just be another one.

There were still some original costumes...

  ...and some models...It turned out to be a bit more interactive, you get an electric bracelet at the entrance and through the different exhibits you create your own Star Wars character. I wanted to either be a Ewok or a Gundan...went for the Ewok as they are much fluffier ;)

 I wouldn't mind having this Jar Jar original sketch on my wall.

I used to make cosplay costumes it's really interesting to see the fabric and details up close. It's often surprising how "rough" they are.

I enjoy this kind of details, a bas-relief depicting an ancient fight of the Jedis against the Siths.

August 13, 2018


Yes, Halloween is just around the corner ^_^

Glow-in-the-dark ring

Cat brooch

Quantities are very limited as I have decided to discontinue those styles, so grab your favorites while they last.

For jewelry,  shop here
For ear plugs , shop here

August 08, 2018


OK, all the stuff I need for my first new item line have been ordered.  The first batch of patches is being produced, I have finalized how I am going to ship them out...and now I am over anxious.
What if this idea crashes and burns like pretty much all my other plans?
My first pin design is ready, all I have to do is to send it over to the manufacturer...but all the "whatifs" are creeping in my mind...

 I ordered new paper stickers (from Vista Print)

I decided to use up all my "old" business cards before ordering new ones...just in case...

 Fingers crossed the design  comes out as vivid and cute as I envisioned it...

August 06, 2018

New items

While waiting for my new products to be made, I keep listing my usual stuff.

My Plug shop on Etsy
My Etsy shop for kawaii and harajuku jewelry

August 02, 2018

Mercutio the cat

Watcha up to? 
Mercutio the cat is the latest addition to the McBain family. He arrived on Christmas day, terrified by the evening fireworks...I saw the cat runnning like crazy in my alley way, I opened the bay window and he sprinted right inside.
10 minutes later he was napping on my stomach in front of TV.
I searched the web to see if there were a missing cat ad, looked around the neighbourhood. Nobody seemed to be missing Mercutio. He didnt seem very inclined to leave either. He wouldn't even go outside for over 2 weeks.
He is very sweet and cuddly (when it's not too hot, in which case he doesn't know you). His other names are Mothcat (because of the moth shaped spot on his nose) and Muffin.

Don't take photos!

You still there?


Leave me alone!!!