• Plush,  Projects

    Stitch Wars Strikes Back

    I am so freaking excited to be in my first ever gallery show, I feel like a real artist. Also there are some insanely awesome and talented people involved and my stuff gets to hang out near their stuff and be friends. Maybe our toys will have slumber parties. Stitch Wars opening night was this past Friday, August 12th. I really wish I could have made it, but Florida is a bit of a drive and as supportive as Bats is I don’t think he would have been down for a twelve hour trip. What a loser. I’ll just have to enjoy it through the magic of the internet. I…

  • Personal

    Nifty Thrifty: Bride of Thrift

    This week’s Nifty Thrifty is dedicated to thrifted versions of one of my favorite animals, owls! I’ve always loved owls and I’m so happy that they’re so popular. (Actually, are owls still popular or have we moved onto unicorns or squids or chupacabras now?) They’re incredibly interesting and occassionally hilarious birds and I can’t help but be amazed when I see one glide silently through the tress. There are several owls in our neighborhood, although we tend to hear them much more frequently than we see them. One of them has the funniest hoot, he always sounds so excited. Since I don’t get to see them very much, I have to…

  • Personal

    Nifty Thrifty – Son of the Thrift

    If you’re looking for home decor besides sheets and curtains, thrift stores are also lousy with assorted tableware and kitchenware.  Look no farther than the thrift store for a cheap way to get a lovely table setting or add some kitschy charm to the kitchen. I love the look of mismatched place settings using plates that are similar in color or tone. Check out these gorgeous thrifted vintage table settings at Once Wed and Edyta Photography. There are also some lovely vintage tableware at this post on Want. Here are some cute finds I’ve gotten at the local thrift shop. You can turn sweet china cups like this into equally…

  • Custom Plush

    Make Way for the Fat Fury!

    ´╗┐One of the great things about doing custom plush for nerds is that I get requests for some pretty random and obscure characters. Like a stoic fat guy with a plunger on his head. What says superhero more than that? Just about everything, but that’s not the point here. The point here is look how cute he is! (You should all be really grateful this is over the Internet and your eardrums are not subjected to my actual girlish shrieking.) Sometimes I get sad because I make something as a custom and I don’t want to send it away. Then I remember I can make as many dolls as I…

  • Custom Plush

    What Time Is It?

    Adventure Time! Come on grab your friends! We’re going to very distant lands… With Jake the dog and Finn the human, the fun will never end. Adventure Time! Finn and Jake are custom orders. Finn has jointed arms, a pack that opens, and a removable hat. There is Velcro on his hand so he can hold his mathmatical sword. He stands about 22″ tall. Jake has elastic in his arms and legs since it’s hard to give plushes magical stretching powers. Hey, I’m good, but I’m not that good. Also, this! With Neil Patrick Harris and the awesome daughter from Californication. I am now required to make a Fionna costume. Which…