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http://www.facebook.com/pages/takokids
http://twitter.com/takokids
www.dslookkin.com

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Welcome to Tako Kids!

My name is Dawn and Tako Kids is the combination of my love of making cute little toys & finger puppets and everything JAPANESE. Here are two short stories about how this all came about...

With the help of how-to books, I taught myself to crochet about 5 years ago. The very first time i sold any of my crafts was during the summer of 2007 when I was an apprentice at Bread & Puppet Theater (large scale street theater) & made funky finger puppets with found buttons and the yarn I had on hand to sell on the "cheap art bus." They're fun to make and make people smile!…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 7
  • Joined August 16, 2010

Favorite materials

yarn, buttons, thread, recycled fabric, zippers, plastic bags, t shirts

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  • takokids
    Tiny but mighty! Crocheted finger puppets!

About

Follow me:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/takokids
http://twitter.com/takokids
www.dslookkin.com

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Welcome to Tako Kids!

My name is Dawn and Tako Kids is the combination of my love of making cute little toys & finger puppets and everything JAPANESE. Here are two short stories about how this all came about...

With the help of how-to books, I taught myself to crochet about 5 years ago. The very first time i sold any of my crafts was during the summer of 2007 when I was an apprentice at Bread & Puppet Theater (large scale street theater) & made funky finger puppets with found buttons and the yarn I had on hand to sell on the "cheap art bus." They're fun to make and make people smile!

I got the chance to go to Japan as an exchange student during my study abroad year at Smith College (2003-2004). Clearly i loved it! Everything is cute - EVERYTHING. Toys, food, clothes, paper stationary and really anything you can think of. I was in heaven! Tako Kids combines crochet craft with the uber cute, something the Japanese know a lot about. The super cute/kawaii is really about making people happy and go "awwwww!"

Sooooo...I make a lot of octopi and in Japanese tako means octopus hence...Tako Kids!

I plan on making you happy!

xox dawn xox

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Check out my wearable art line/other shop:
d.s.lookkin http://www.etsy.com/shop/dslookkin

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Find Tako Kids here:
+ Queens Museum of Art's gift shop (NYC Blding, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, NY)
+ Dinosaur Hill (306 E. 9th St New York, NY)
+ Think Long Island First (36 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay, NY)

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