HeroesCon 2015 wrap up!
On Friday we had our adorable niece with us. She went to HeroesCon when she was about five and was a bit overwhelmed, but she had a lot of fun this time. (As well as used her cuteness to finagle a plush out of me before heading home.)
There were lots of awesome cosplayers!
There is so much amazing artwork to be had at HeroesCon, so there was no way I was leaving without some. I totally need it because I have so much wall space! That was sarcasm, I have no wall space. I have negative wall space. This did not stop me from buying things, because LOOK!
“B is for Butts” and “Witness Me” are from my HeroesCon neighbor, Cassie Hart Kelly. (Her artwork is as cute as her daughter, who was rampaging about in a teeny dino outfit all weekend.) The “Witness Me” has about ten different nerd references. Aside from the obvious ones, every weapon is from something geeky, from Star Wars to Star Trek to Ninja Turtles. The strangely inspiration print at the top is from Erin Gladstone, who also makes adorable artwork with rude little foxes.
I couldn’t resist these cutie cute stickers from Cara McGee. She also draws punk rock versions of superheroes and makes lovely tea blends inspired by nerdy stuff. (Definitely check it out if you’re a tea drinker.)
My dumb fiance who wasn’t supposed to buy me anything also surprised me with this freaking ADORABLE Nux commission by Irene Strychalski. (Do you get the feeling I like Nux?) Her artwork is so lovely and I LOVE her coloring style.
A good chunk of Sunday was spent with my bestie, who is probably the cutest person. She also makes the cutest things, like the Gunther brooch and Ice King inspired crown she’s wearing here. Check out more of her cute outfits and handmade jewelry.
Plus Babs Tarr liked my Batgirl plush, which makes me dance in a little circle.
Now back to sewing! I’m working on some new smaller items as well as a few new characters in the standard sized plush for DragonCon, Baltimore Comicon, and NC Comicon.
I am one of those people who is constantly buying notebooks, journals, and sketchbooks and always has at least four in progress. A notebook for ideas and lists, a sketchbook in my purse for art, and a journal near the bed for late night inspiration. I am therefore unduly excited that RedBubble has added notebooks to their product selection! They sound really nice, with 120 pages of thick 90gsm paper stock available in ruled or graph pages. (Graph pages, hooray!)
So grab your very own Handmade Stuffs notebook and let the cuteness inspire you! Just a reminder that I will be adding more designs throughout the year, so make sure to check back!
Also, being a dork, I ordered one of my own shirts. (I needed to make sure the print looked good…yeah…that’s it.) So here’s what the “What A Lovely Day” design looks like on the unisex tank in dark blue. I’m really happy with how it looks, but I’m going to be in big trouble once I have time to make more designs! (I am already full of ideas for shirts I want to make and buy!)
So this project was kind of supposed to wait until after convention season, but I got excited and had to start! I will now be offering designs based on the style of my plush! So if you want more handmade stuffs but just don’t have the room for a plush, you can still have cuddly goodness! I currently have some designs up on Spoonflower and Redbubble. Spoonflower has custom fabric so you can make your very own crafts. On Redbubble you can find t-shirts, phone cases, tablet skins, leggings, and more! I’ll be adding more designs through the course of the year, so check back for more! I also plan to have a few items for sale at shows next year (zipper pouches, stickers, etc).
I already have a ton more designs planned and I can’t wait to start working on them!
It’s that time of year again, HeroesCon! This was the first convention I went to, as well as my first official date with my fiancé. (Duh, we’re nerds!) It was also the first convention where I started selling my plush, so it’s pretty special to me. On top of that, HeroesCon is just a really fun show with a great atmosphere. It’s almost exclusively focused on comics and art, something different from most shows where the focus is more on sci-fi or pop culture. Alright, I’m gushing a bit. Check out my Con Plush gallery to see some of what I’ll have available and I hope to see you there!
Who else immediately starts getting ideas as soon as you go to bed? I wasn’t able to sleep the other night for just that reason and then couldn’t help but start working on my ideas a bit yesterday. These are going to be the start of some new products I’ll be rolling out later this year and early next year. I’m excited to hear your opinions!
Hey nerds, don’t forget I’ll be at NC Comicon next weekend, November 15th and 16th! Find me at table A78 in Hall A!
If you’ve had your eye on a cuddly Stuffs but won’t be able to make it NC Comicon, don’t worry! You can also get my handmade plush from my Etsy. Shop this week for the best selection; I may be out of some characters after NC Comicon.
Happy handmade holidays!
My favorite holiday is just around the corner and I’m celebrating with a fun Halloween giveaway! It’s really easy to enter and you have a chance for three entries.
On Facebook: Make sure you have “Liked” my page. Share your favorite Handmade Stuffs post with your friends by clicking the “Share” link under the post. Leave a comment on the giveaway post with your favorite thing about Halloween.
You can enter once on each social media site for a total of three entries. I will select and announce a total of two winners, a first place and a second place, on October 23rd.
This giveaway is open to US fans only.
Now for the fun stuff, the prizes!
The first place winner will receive:
Their choice of a Gentleman Jack-O-Lantern -or- a Zombie plush
An amazing 100% handmade brooch by CuteNotKawaii. Each one is cast from a mold made from an original sculpt and hand painted. There will be a few different styles to choose from.
A pack of adorkable stickers from the lovely Beckadoodles!
A pair of handmade skeleton hair clips.
The remaining plush after the first place winner has chosen, either the Gentleman Jack-O-Lantern or the Zombie.
For a while now I’ve been wanting to make a video showing the process of making one of my plush and this week I finally got it done!
And here’s the finished product! He’s so cuddly and HUGE; over 3″ taller than my standard size plush!
Although the video only takes about eleven minutes, in real time he took over three hours to complete. (That doesn’t include the time it took to draft new patterns for the beard and hair and enlarge the other pattern pieces for his body and clothes.)
I hope you enjoyed the video! I’d love to hear your comments on what you thought of this video and maybe some ideas for what you’d want to see in the future. I’ll have this plush available at NC Comicon in November!