Earlier this year (2012) I introduced my own illustration of "omanju neko" - meaning sweet bun kitty because of its body shape like a little bun. These I'm particularly happy with only because it's totally totally from scratch, from the design to the wood piece itself. I buy poplar wood in large pieces, cut them into size and shape using the scroll saw, sand them by machine and by hand, then woodburn the design in, paint and varnish, and finally attached a pin to the back. They are well received at shows so far! A limited number of these pins are currently in my shop for purchase here.