I’ve finished today’s Daily Art Card and scanned the cards from the last four days into the computer. Before that I was sitting on the stairs outside sewing together a crocheted duckling and listening to podcasts that I’d downloaded to my pink iPod! Life feels good. Now I’m off to upload these kawaii teddy bear brothers to my Etsy shop!

Teddy bear friend

The Japanese word for cute is kawaii. Cute as in cuddly, childish, childlike and adorable. I’m so glad “cute” is a trend that will never go out of style, and that we, as adult women, are allowed (at least on some level) to embrace it.

Do you think my newly finished teddy bears are kawaii? I do, and I hope you do too!

One of my big passions is making dolls and other creatures. I think I’m going back in time when I create these…

Kawaii Teddy standing strong

I call my teddy bears Skottisar (Scottish:s) because of the Scottish inspired fabric. I love this kind of fabric! It’s a thick wool in good quality. Fun to sew in and easy to shape. I think these bears could be played a lot with. I’ve crocheted them little ears and sewn on mouth, nose and felt pieces as their eyes.

Teddy bear friends Copyright Hanna Andersson

I recently read that:

…the kawaii trend is now firmly taking hold within the American crafting community. What I find particularly interesting is the uniquely American spin applied to the imported aesthetic. It seems that traditional folk art and craft traditions are being integrated with the kawaii look for an end product that is less polished and commercial and shows more of the hand that made it.

Read the post about kawaii as a new American phenomenon at buzzville (probably coming to Sweden in a few years then, haha) and have an excellent weekend!