Friday, February 26, 2010

don't you hate it when..

So this morning someone in the heavens decided to give me a break. I got called for an interview for a pastry job on wednesday, two people called about  buying my car, my glass eyes for my plushies came in, and I'm having a good hair day! (haha)

So I woke up, decided I was completely unhappy with my last plush's eyes, and fixed them so they look MUCH better:

Then I started finishing up my second zippered pouch, which is going to be a cute bear's head, and my needle broke on my machine. Hate it when that happens. So I'm off to run to get a new one, then start on some of the smaller plush's I've been thinking of ideas for, since I have these eyes and all this fur!

I'd rather be in the city of water..

     Lately it hasn't stopped snowing. The snow we've had from weeks ago is still on the ground, now being covered by more and more piles of snow. Schools have been cancelled for a week straight and it leads my mind to wonder about traveling to a faraway place.. away from all of this snow!

        So to answer this week's question for the Etsy Blogger's carnival (my first one ever!) :
              Of all the places in the world, where would you like to go and why?

Venice, Italy would be my choice, hands down!
      My fascination with this beautiful place started only around two summers ago, when I attended the Rhode Island School of Design summer program. For those of you who don't know, RISD is located in Providence, Rhode Island. Providence is a very beautiful, small city which is built around a series of canals, much like Venice. Since then, I have made it a life goal that no matter what I will visit this city.

       How wonderful would it be to take a gondola or a boat to work, instead of a car? I have always loved the water, even since I was in diapers, just learning to swim. Visiting this city would be a dream come true. From the amazing architecture, the beauty of the water, to the spectacular sight of the Piazza San Marco, the experience alone would be truly fascinating. Being an amateur photographer, imagine the photo opportunities! The culture! The strange new language spoken by everyone around you and not to mention, the food! Authentic Italian cuisine most certainly must be delicious.

So enough of the day dreaming..
But someday, I will be sitting in a gondola staring up into the sky, making a mental check-mark off of my bucket list.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

working working working..

It's always nice to wake up to a giant box of fur waiting for you to create =]

Thanks to Ever After Designs for all of this amazing fur!!
Put a listing on Alchemy, and it was definitely worth it!
Anyway, today I woke up, shipped an order, got some starbucks, and prepared to get to work all day long. So far I have completed this rockin' colorful bird :

He was definitely fun to make. Now, to make some more zippered pouches, since my last one sold so quickly!!

Take a listen to this 8 track playlist i made today, great jams!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

say hello to provolone

Say hello to provolone the mouse!
The newest addition to the plush family.

I think he may be my favorite so far! Check out his listing on etsy here.

I also just created a little panda zippered pouch, which I love!

I haven't listed it on etsy yet because i'm trying to get better pictures (damn you, bad lighting)
But I really love how it turned out. Zippers can be superr duffucult. I think i'm going to try making a dinosaur one next!

It's really hard trying to define a style for yourself, but i'm trying my hardest and I think lately it's starting to shine through.

I came across this site today, and it definitely inspired me. I really want to try to get into making t-shirt designs, I just am not sure whats the best way in ordering them and selling them on etsy. If anyone has any advice, it would be greatly appreciated! to work on some more creative thinking..!

Monday, February 22, 2010

business cards!

Happy day! I recieved my business cards today!!

Also, I finished making my tags, and putting them on my plushies.
have a look-see:

I'm so pleased with how they came out, is easy and fast. Use it!
Now for waiting for my giant box of fur to come that I found by listing on Etsy Alchemy.
Finally figured how to use Alchemy and I love it!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


I joined my first etsy team!
The etsy bloggers! Whoo. Very exciting, I know.

So finally after lots of hard work, my craft room is pretty much complete!
Here's the pics:

So, finally, I am all organized and ready to go. I organized everything, painted it Nightmare before christmas-like purple and topped it off with an Alice in Wonderland poster.
Is anyone else PUMPED for the premiere???

Anyways. I just finished making my tags for my plushies, and now i'm putting them on. Also, I just recently gave Oscar the Businessman Bunny a little update:

Very fresh, I think! Here is his listing on etsy -

Now, off to work on more plush ideas!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

flowers everywhere! but it's winter..

I took a simple drawing I did from my 2D design class, and decided to make pop art out of it!!

(click for larger view)

what started off as this simple drawing turned into something great! Does anyone know where to order canvas prints?  

Monday, February 15, 2010

craft room makeover!

My craft room definitely needs a makeover, so its gonna happen. Its getting organized, shelves put in, and most of all PAINTED!
I'm gonna have a purple paint sorta like this color:

And the trim is going to be black.
(kinda nightmare before christmas-y themed!)
And we might do some black and white stripes on the ceiling.
 Here's the disorganized before pics! -

It looks pretty haggard right now, but by the end of the week it should be looking good. So keep looking back! If anyone has a light fixture idea, let me know! I'm looking for something creative to do!

Also, i've started on an alice in wonderland perler set.
But I dont know what to make the end products into, and i'm not sure I want to do magnets. If anyone has suggestions, comment!

Friday, February 12, 2010

finished the love birds!

Finally finished my little lovebirds, and listed them on etsy!
I plan on making a couple more, but not too many as i only have so many fur scraps!
Anyways here they are -

There's more in detail pictures of them in my etsy store. They're all listed separately!

Also, last night I was up till the crack of dawn designing my business cards (finally)
Here's a peek at that :

The border looks huge, but after cutting it will be a lot smaller. I originally had it all pink, and then I realized that was kind of I went with purple! I don't know why this took so long, but it was definitely worth all the time and effort I put into it. I can't wait till they arrive!

Now time for a break today..gonna play in the snow some more. Enjoy it while it lasts! Then more sewing tonight!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

problems fixed

for some reason it wasnt letting anyone comment on my blog posts. that's now been fixed!
just an FYI   =]

some new projects..

First off, does anyone know of a good place online to order business cards?
I'm trying to get the best quality/deal! (comment and let me know!)
The snow here has definitely been keeping me inside and busy.
Here's a few upcoming projects..
Love birds! I plan on making them in different colors, and market them for easter baskets! (or year round)

A series of "pillows"

Perler "diamond" jewelery!

Cookie Coasters!

For the coasters, I really need a couple more cookie types, any help would be appreciated with that! So leave comments with ideas of cookie types if you can
I'm off to work..

Sunday, February 7, 2010

21 inches of pretty snowfall

So this giant blizzard has been pretty distracting..and fun.

It's so beautiful!
(click for larger view)

Click to view my flickr and see the rest!

Monday, February 1, 2010

super mario on SNES is ADDICTIVE.

Lately my friends and I broke out the SNES, and started playing Super Mario World. I didn't remember how super addicting that game is..

So here is a Magnet Set based on the game, that's for sale in my shop =]

Check out the listing here!