Hello Kitty Crochet Showcase & Signing at Kinokuniya, Suria KLCC: Recap & Photos
Yay! My Hello Kitty Crochet Author Showcase and Signing appearance at Kinokuniya, Suria KLCC was a tremendous success! My books were all sold out that day, and I got to meet so many new friends, and also had a mini reunion with some of my relatives, ex-colleagues and high school mates (and even my bosses from work)!
Here’s a snapshot of my mom, sis and little niece before the people started streaming in! The event was supposed to start at 2pm, but when I began setting up at 12:45pm, I suddenly had Hello Kitty enthusiasts coming up to the table to enquire about the book! Some tiny fans even took to “re-arranging” my dolls for me!
A big thank you to Kinokuniya for allowing me to run the show, and even put up a TV to play my stop-motion animation on loop! I got my good friend Kenneth to help with “hosting” the session to make things more interesting from a non-crafter point of view.
A friend also came in full Hello Kitty gear (aprons, bows and stuff) and everyone thought she was the “mascot”! Thank you so much to Joyce for spicing things up for all those who came.
I really didn’t expect that so many people would show up! It really made me feel like a celebrity for the day, and I even received a small gift (a sweet needle-felted bunny) from a fellow crafter.
I only wished I had more time to speak to everyone. The line was really long (a good thing that is!) during the book signing so it was all I could do to speed things along. Hopefully, I managed to spend an equal amount of time with everyone. Send me an email if you want to continue talking!
To those who took the time to come meet me on this special day, thank you so much! I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as I did!
It’s been a dream come true for so many people around the world to own a piece of my work. My book is now Number 1 on Kinokuniya’s Bestseller list, so technically, I’m a bestselling author!
やった! Here’s to greater things to come!
P/S These pictures were generously taken by my friends Raymond Ooi, Evonne Loh and my hubby too!
Mei Li Lee
MEI LI LEE is a Malaysia-based blogger and crafter whose blog amiguruMEI has won a following of fans for its sweet, simple, and fun crocheted craft projects, many of which feature characters from the world of Hello Kitty. She also writes Craftypedia, a biweekly column for Malaysia’s leading English-language daily.