Maneki Neko, have you heard of it? A cat with legend!
There are lots of stories about Maneki Neko, I like a site that is very interesting for people to explore more about this cat:
Lucky Cat Museum
I am not Japanese, but a Chinese.
However, for some reasons, Maneki Neko, lucky cat seems has been everywhere since I can remember. What can you say, Asia is global too!
When I began to create sock animals for my kids several years ago, I made 2 huge dogs! My boys were amazed by I could turn regular socks into stuff animals! Then, I stopped! Those 2 dogs were all the sock dolls I had ever made!
Someday, I was washing dishes, and saw the Maneki Neko (a gift from my family years ago ) sitting on the counter....., I started thinking.....
My interest of making sock animals is coming back strongly, and this time,
Maneki Neko is my inspiration!
There are several symbolic meaning of Maneki Neko, Beckoning Cat, Welcoming Cat, Lucky Cat, Fortune Cat, or Money cat. Maybe it is why this cat is so popular! It represents a very positive energy!
And that is exactly I want to recreate- A positive creation with a cute way, in my own sock dolls! My lucky pals were born!
Not only lucky cats, lucky dogs, lucky pigs, lucky ducks..have joined the lucky pals family through my hands!
I want people feel relaxed, to smile, at ease, have a break when they look at my pals! Just not be too serious, lovely feeling is good for health!
Again, think about how amazing that a cute little pal can do for your life? Luck is every where as long as we believe it is there.
Prosperity will be around if we hold our lives up positively!
You can meet my lucky pals @ www.myluckypal.etsy.com
Say Hi to them!