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Jul 23, 2006

Hello America? This is your ass

...As handed to you by the EVIL PURVEYORS OF CUTE, THE JAPANESE!

Amurrricans, please join me in bowing.


Specifically Amigurumi Kingdom's photos. Thanks a whole heck of a lot, Mindy M.

Oh, and I'm gonna do a second bow for eht brilliance of using a cupcake holder for the presentation.

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Eyes the height of no-ose!
Eyes the height of no-ose!
Eyes the height of no-ose!

 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 11:26 AM

Thats not cute, thats scary... Somehow I get the feeling that they'll have huge teeth, but only at night, when I'm asleep...

Trond Helge
 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 11:29 AM

Bwahahaha! I haven't laughed this hard since: "I'm gonna pop a bear in your ass."

Your intros...priceless. And the knit thingys are cute too.

 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 11:32 AM

Holy Rule #16, Batman!

 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 11:34 AM

Evil pastel cupcakes!!!

 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 12:05 PM

They do look a bit scary, don't they?

Aldi :D
 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 12:46 PM

I think they are cute, in a weird sort of way.....I'd have one on my pillow, where can you get them?

cuteness lover
 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 01:06 PM

very cute. Sanrio?? I love em.

 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 01:18 PM

I'm sorta afraid to admit it, and I feel like a party pooper, but.. I just don't see the cuteness.. :-/ Well, maybe the one on the bottom left..

 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 01:37 PM

arigato! these are too cute.

 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 01:45 PM

Holy kintted cuteness! is that a Pekingese in the bottom left? A cherry on the creature's heat on the bottom right?

Jackie from Michigan
 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 01:49 PM

those sure are the cutest cupcakes I'VE ever seen!

 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 02:17 PM

Jessica -- yeah mayyybe... but just try to HAVE your cupcake and EAT it too. Dare ya.

 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 02:21 PM

Theo- I triple doggy dare you to eat something that adorable!

 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 02:23 PM

It'd have to be THREE TIMES as cute as that for a TRIPLE dog dare. I must also stipulate that it be a *real* cupcake, not some knotted-yarn abomination.

 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 02:45 PM

Cupcake holder!

 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 02:50 PM

With the proper tip in the icing bag you could make something similar.

And Hell yes I'd eat it if it were a real cupcake. Cute or not it's still cake. Mmmmmm caaaaaaaake.

 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 02:59 PM

I don't know...the way they are all staring with the same blank, but kinda happy expression...they have a sort of evil cult thing about them.

 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 03:19 PM

I went to the artist's website and she isn't Japanese. She's Chinese. :)

Also, she crocheteded a cute poopie, too. Literally. See:


 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 03:36 PM

aw @ the lil fabric schnozzles, same level as the eyes. i second whoever said this oughtta be a cute rule. that upper right one: is it wearable as an amulet of cuteness?

 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 03:36 PM

Just because Americans didn't invent those balls of cuteness, it doesn't mean that they will kill you while you're sleeping, or that they're secretly plotting the downfall of our economic empire.
They're just adorable.
Can't we all just get along?

 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 03:39 PM

looking at the flickr stream: my god, they even come in little bon bon boxes, button pins, & impaled on barbecue & lollipop sticks! i am diggin' the lil birdy pirate.

this is insane. there is even a lil poop with toilet paper:

 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 03:45 PM

Or possibly Korean...depending on the Romanization...

 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 03:52 PM

Plus she lives in New York...ok I'm done now...

 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 03:54 PM

i wish i had knitting skillz. my house would be filled with these!

christina s.
 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 03:55 PM

OMG11! PON1ES! I ASSUMED "Amigurumi" was a Japanese name!!! A thousand apologies!

[Changing bow direction to China]

 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 04:13 PM

It's my goal in life to learn how to do these. If only I knew how to crochet. Alas, I only know how to knit. But someday, I will create the cuteness.

 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 09:30 PM

Yeah, I think she's Chinese. Assuming "Yee" is her last name, she could be Korean, but we don't have a hard L sound in our alphabet, so having "Ling" in our name would be wishful thinking at best.

That said, amigurumi started in Japan, so Meg shouldn't feel too bad.


 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 09:45 PM

Hey Jenne check out www.roxycraft.com. and look at craft school. It also has a free pattern for a toy octopus. Besides I'm sure you can knit plenty of cuteness.

 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 10:03 PM

teho, they're crocheted...

Not really my kinda Qute, but I know a lot of people like the ultra-kawaii stuff. Nice crafstmanship.

E. Collison
 |  Jul 23, 2006 at 10:33 PM

i have 3 kittehs who would gladly un cute these!!!!!!!!!

 |  Jul 24, 2006 at 12:48 AM

flat-face sheeeeeep!! aw.

the cupcakes look a bit chewy though.

 |  Jul 24, 2006 at 01:20 AM

I love 'em, personally.

 |  Jul 24, 2006 at 03:26 AM

Gah! What happened to their bodies?! Scary crochet decapitated head cupcake thingys! I gotta go with Trond Helge on this one.

 |  Jul 24, 2006 at 03:44 AM

Thats it!! Thats why they are soooo scary-cute! They have no bodies because they are actually Godzilla-sized and whole towns have worked at getting them EXINCT. Hence, Mini militia men have shot at them from their toes up and they still can't reach their big cute heads (which float above the ground where they would have been had they had a body.)

 |  Jul 24, 2006 at 05:21 AM

Amigurumi is the style of these cute li'l plushies, it is indeed Japanese and makes all kindsa cute crochetted things. If you google it sometime, you can see all kindsa cute little knit plush toys in this style.

Now you know, and Knowing is half the battle!

 |  Jul 24, 2006 at 05:34 AM

I don't get why this is cute. I don't think it's cute. So what, a bunch of crocheted freaking animals. Whoopee. Do us a favor and stop posting these. I for one don't give a flying f about what the Japanese are making. I want to see pictures of cute REAL animals. They have not handed us our asses, Cute Overload has made an ass of us by posting stupid pictures like this.

 |  Jul 24, 2006 at 05:37 AM

Geez Can't you just ACCEPT that other people find that cute and enjoy looking at those?
I bet you wouldn't have made this comment if it was the other way around, america handing japan's ass.

 |  Jul 24, 2006 at 05:41 AM

"for eht brilliance "

Is eht the new "teh"?

 |  Jul 24, 2006 at 06:02 AM

They are totally cute. AND, I'm fascinated with these things! I'm trying to learn to crochet just so I can make these. I have a few patterns, but my crocheting skills leaves a bit to be desired.

 |  Jul 24, 2006 at 06:08 AM

Karen -
There is no need to be quite so rude. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but that also means that people who think this is cute can say so and enjoy it and those who don't can QUIETLY wait for something they like better (or be funny about it!).
If you can't play nicely please leave the sandbox.

 |  Jul 24, 2006 at 06:12 AM

Whoa. I would like the fluffy--sheep...thing. Or whatever it is.

A thinker
 |  Jul 24, 2006 at 06:24 AM


Holy crapulence! You are astoundingly rude.
Just where does this overbearing sense of entitlement come from?
If there is anything that is not in keeping with the spirit of this site it would be your comment.

 |  Jul 24, 2006 at 06:29 AM

They are the height of naffdom.

The Honourable Gadys Anstruther
 |  Jul 24, 2006 at 06:57 AM

Karen -- also, there are plenty of OTHER cute-photo sites. Try the links under "More! More! More" in the left-hand margin, for starters.
And here's a bonus extra, which features All Otters, All the Time:
100% knit-free™!

 |  Jul 24, 2006 at 07:06 AM

I gotta put my 2 yen in here.

... If you can't say something nice, go have a good snooze at www.boring.com or how about www.superbad.com.

Fluff that pillow, it'll soon be sleepy time.

 |  Jul 24, 2006 at 07:12 AM

DH -- tangent -- is Boring.com for real? It *looks* earnest, but somehow I can't quite accept it.

 |  Jul 24, 2006 at 07:42 AM

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