Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Plush Olympics Winners Announced

The Plush Olympics are at a close and the winners have been announced over at the Plush You blog. As I get pictures of people and plush posing with their medals I will post them here. The Plush Team winners are all promising pictures so I'll have some to share for sure!

I am working on the final elements to the Plush Team Mythology challenge. It has multiple pieces and layers for that extra interactive measure. I think it's pretty fun and I hope you'll like it, too.

I read Joe Hill's Horns where he gives an interesting view of the devil and writes a delicious knot of a story. There are so many layers and things intertwined that it comes across with desperation and heartbreak.

I am finally reading the second book in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott. This an amazing fast paced series drenched in magic. I guess it's a good time to pick it up again because the fourth book will be coming out in May. It looks like there will be six books in all.

I submitted my first finished book to Random House and got my first rejection letter. I am so excited! It is a badge of honor. Now I am off to do some serious re-writing. The updated version of the story will be richer and quite profound when all is done. I really wasn't happy with my first version, but it is giving me a great foundation to take the story to where it needs to go. I am still trying to decide if I will share bits with you now or wait until it is closer to publication. We'll see...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Medals for the Plush Olympics

Judging will start shortly for the Plush Olympics that were the brilliant idea of Kristen over at Schmancy. You can check for updates and great plush information over at her blog.

I had the privilege of making the medals for the five categories. Here are the pictures. They were crocheted with Caron Country acrylic merino blend yarn, stuffed with polyfil and ribboned with measuring tape ribbon. I really like how they turned out.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Octopus Cupcake

A while ago I made a cupcake for Becky of Scrumptious Delight for the Plush Team Russian Christmas swap. Here he is in his wonderful tentacleness.

He's interactive as all cupcakes should be. There are three separate parts - frosting, cake and wrapper.

He was super fun to make.