Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Things I've been crocheting...

Alas, here is my letter W for the Candyland show the Plush Team will be having in January at the Hot Pop Gallery in Milwaukee, WI. This letter will be part of the word Sweet that will be made of all plush letters and hanging in the gallery for the show. It will be neat to have other plush words and candy themed plush all in one spot.

And here is my doll in progress. He's really tall and the largest doll I've made in human form. He's going to have a big bushy beard and crazy hair and of course some clothing :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Kitty the Yarn Coach

Since I have taken up spinning again it has not escaped my notice that the cats are interested in what I am doing. In fact Kitty is the most involved of the two often sitting below the bobbin next to the treadles watching the fiber be spun into yarn. He even inspects the wheel itself to see that it is spinning satisfactorily.

Yesterday Kitty decided that he should claim a section of grey merino and mohair for his own project. He pawed at it scooped up one end in his mouth and began prancing away like he had a trophy. He is such a player! But of course he couldn't keep his prize so he went back to watching while Jasper slept cozily behind me on the couch.

Here are the most recent yarns that are available in my shop. Enjoy!

Monday, November 01, 2010

More New Yarn

Here are 3 more skeins of fun new yarn!

The first is a merino mohair and the other two are superwash wool with a variety of colors. Check them out in my new Etsy shop :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Fuzspun Yarns!

I just opened up my second Etsy shop to offer fuzspun yarns hand spun by me!

Here's what I have listed so far:

And there will be many more yarns to come!

Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Baxter and Chopstick Have Been Crocheted!

Hi there! I realize that is has been some time since I have posted regularly or about something I've made. It's been a busy couple of months with job changes and other life excitement, but things seem to be slowing down to a manageable pace with time to create. And time to create helps to balance out all the other chaoses.

So, as you hopefully know I have been writing and illustrating a webcomic by the name of Minionitis about a school for gifted minions. We have recently discovered that Minionitis is really a school to train Special Minion Agents or spies. The comic is quite a bit of fun to create and I hope you will check it out for the first time or a renewed time here.

I had the dream early on in the comic formation to have patterns of the characters available to make yourself. Well, I finally have crocheted the first two characters and now I just have to format the PDF's for easy printing and minion crocheting. They should be completed fairly soon and I hope to crochet the next couple next week.

So, here we have Baxter and Chopsick:

I will have the patterns available in my Etsy shop as soon as they are complete. Feel free to check out the other patterns that are already there in my shop, too.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

The Fairy is Finished!

Yay! The fairy has wings now and she'll be off to her new home shortly. I crocheted the wings and tied a loop on every stitch to get the puffiness of the feathery wings. Besides being a time consuming process, August was a busy month and she took a bit to complete. I really like the way she turned out. She's quite a bit taller than my other doll creations coming in at 12 inches instead of 9. Of course her clothing is removable. I find it hard not to make even an art doll that is not interactive.

My next project I plan to complete next week. It includes marbled fabric from Etsy seller Vansant Designs . She has really gorgeous fabric that you must check out!

I have to confess, that while I have purchased Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, I haven't yet finished it. I shall remedy that within the week and give a non-spoiling review. I also got Sapphique by Catherine Fisher as an advanced reader copy and am reading that, too.

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Plush Team Does Vegas!

The Plush Team's July/August challenge was Plush Vegas and team members have been busily preparing pieces to compete in the following three categories:
  • Show Biz - Entertainers, showgirls, magicians, animal acts etc.
  • Gaming - Slots, blackjack, poker, roulette etc.
  • Neon - Signage in all its gaudy glory
The entries are in and now it's your turn to tell us which Plush Teamers know how to "do Vegas" right. Check out the entries below and vote for your favorite entry in each category. And don't forget -- many of the Plush Vegas entries are still available in the team shop, so we invite you to stop by and check 'em out once you've cast your vote!

Show Biz
The entries for the Show Biz category are:

Elvis by ThEm DoLLz
Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine by Moon's Creations
Las Vegas Showgirl Miss Toastee by Yummy Pancake
Flowers Lion by Raggy Rat
Cristal Bazoom, The Vegas Owl Showgirl by Hibou Cards
Vegas Showgirl Chickenpants by Absolutely Small
Blue Monkey by Siansburys
Lil Zombie Elvis by Kittypinkstars
And the entries for the Gaming category are...

Dice Head Croupier by Out of the Frame
FOUND ON THE STRIP: Circus Circus Matchbook Pillow by APlushPlush

The Lobster-Eating Lobster at a fancy Vegas Buffet by PterodactylPants
Last, but definitely not least, the entries for the Neon category are...

The 24/7 Vegas Wedding Chapel! by Abbydid
Huge Plush Team Billboard Neon Sign by Fluffy Flowers

So, are you ready to vote? Then let's do this thing! Just click here to take the survey!