I can’t really put my finger on it in what makes me love the next creator. Maybe it’s the fact that her little knitted toys are super cute. Maybe it’s the admiration of her ability to craft them from wool. Or maybe it’s that I just get a rush of childhood nostalgia when I see these adorable toys. Any of them will probably be right, but I think it’s something more. I just can’t stop smiling when I look at them. I’m hypnotized.
Add the fact that Anna Hrachovec also creates stop motion animation with her little knitted creatures and I’m totally sold. How can you stop yourself from falling in love with them?
Anna is a toy designer and artist living in Chicago. In 2007 Anna launched her site dedicated to her knitted toys called Mochimochi Land. Since then she was featured in multiple magazines and TV channels like: Nickelodeon, The Martha Stewart Show and the Chicago Tribune. Her handmade characters create playful animations and are always full of humor.
Anna has published multiple books, teaching people how to create their own knitted toys.
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