• Personal

    Nifty Thrifty: The Return of the Thrift

    It’s Nifty Thrifty time again! This week is all about thrifted textiles. Sheets, curtains, pillowcases, and fabric are plentiful and cheap at thrift stores. Check out some of the neat sheets and curtains I’ve gotten:  I love the polka dots on this coupled with the bright flowers. This is definitely getting made into a skirt or dress. I’m not even sure what this is, there’s some weird ruffly bit around the edges. I love the color and pattern though. I think these are curtains, there are ruffles on one edge but they’re made out of what feels like lightweight canvas. I love the pattern though, it’s all gnomes and…

  • Custom Plush

    Something Different

    Just kidding, it’s more plush! I’m having nightmares about stuffing again. I’m still working on commissions from Heroes Con. Isn’t that crazy? The answer is yes.Anyway, I’ve gotten a lot of the simpler characters out of the way and I’m starting to work on dolls that require some pattern drafting. Does anyone else have a skill that some days you feel like the DaVinci of whatever and some days it seems like somebody snuck in at night and stole the part of your brain that knows how to do that thing? That could totally happen, I’m an insanely heavy sleeper. That’s me and pattern drafting. Sometimes I draw something and sew it…

  • Personal

    Nifty Thrifty: The Thriftening

    Anyone who knows me even a little, or just looks at my Flickr account, can tell I am a big fan of thrifting. It seems it’s gaining in popularity, what with vintage fashion experiencing a surge in popularity and also everyone being poor. Prepare for hipsterness; I did it before it was cool. My childhood Saturday mornings, my parents and I would head to the big AmVets thrift store in downtown Fresno. I think the building has since been torn down for baseball stadium parking, which is lame because it was an awesome old building full of little nooks and cranies and hilarious crap. My mom and I would take turns…

  • Conventions and Shows,  Custom Plush,  Plush

    A Long, Long Time Ago…

    Star Wars is probably my longest running nerd love. I used to watch the all day marathons of the Original Trilogy with my dad during the holidays. For a long time I had no idea what order things went in as I would wander in and out. I have the attention span of a goldfish. An easily distracted goldfish who likes shiny string. I did always love it though, and even more so when I actually sat down and watched the movies through. I even met my boyfriend on a Star Wars forum. So of course I had to bring some cuddly friends from a galaxy far away to Hereos…