Hello Kitty Turns 35

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One of the world’s most iconic felines turns 35 this year. Sanrio, makers of Hello Kitty, have a funny little video up commemorating her anniversary colors and they’ve even put up a kitty35.com site. I remember being knee high to a grasshopper and not being able to get enough of her. Trips to the Sanrio shop were always dreamy. What amazes me about Hello Kitty in the crafting sense is how one little kitty has inspired so many different crafts. From our previous posts, check out how to make Hello Kitty cake pops and how to make a Hello Kitty mask for starters, and over on our sister site, makezine.com, check out the Hello Kitty power sander and the Hello Kitty power boost. Have you made any tributes to Miss Kitty?

8 thoughts on “Hello Kitty Turns 35

  1. greetingarts says:

    I *still* love walking into the HK Sanrio store, though only when I’m not paying attention to the price tag…
    A few months ago I threw a Hello Kitty party for my daughter’s 4th birthday. We had HK invitations, cupcake toppers, a few HK pops, and embroidered tees and decorations. Fun times!
    http://greetingarts.typepad.com/greetingarts/2009/04/kitty-party-plans.html and http://greetingarts.typepad.com/greetingarts/2009/04/all-kittyed-out.html

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