Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Rock in a Koala Costume and Munny Happiness

I love doing custom creatures for friends! My pal Dave requested a Rock in a Koala costume and here it is.

It's pretty sizable, huggable and complete with eucalyptus. Even Rock Koalas get hungry.

My hubby surprised me with the 4 new DIY vinyl toy designs from Kidrobot! They are all so interestingly shaped and I am excited to start crocheting over the forms. Certainly the transformations of Bub, Trikky, Rooz and Raffy shall be something to behold. I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Initial speculations indicate that Bub might have to be an Ewok, Trikky might have to be the mascot from Munchkin, Rooz might have to be a hobbit and Raffy is still to be determined.

In other creative areas I am working on a few more rocks in costumes (a narwhal, a jackolope, and an octopus) to send off for the next issue of Stuffed Magazine. Fellow Plush Team member, Scrumptious Delight is on the current issue cover!

In books, I am reading Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan. It's a really interesting story taking an alternate historical look at World War 1. I highly recommend it. Oh, and the illustrations are really great, too.

Since I submitted my first book for publication, I am in that awkward area where I am deciding what to write next. Everything is fodder for inspiration. I just need to decide what direction to head.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Happy Kitty Day!

When I got home yesterday I found a cat on my porch. He said he was the long lost twin of our little furball, Jasper. I could not deny the resemblance and he brought catnip fish for Jasper and Kitty, which convinced them that he should stay.

Look at that nose and those eyes! They took an immediate liking to each other.

Jasper greatly appreciated the little black fish.

And Kitty liked his little leopard fish so much that he tried to eat the whole thing.

Thanks to Leslie and Vaughan of Lowell and Son for making such a great Jasper and sending along the fishy presents!

Check out what other people got on the Plush Team site!