• Personal

    Nifty Thrifty – Creature from the Year Thrift-Thousand

    This week’s Nifty Thrifty is a little about the view on the way to the thrift store rather than the thrift store itself. If I can manage to sneak out of work a little early on Fridays, I take a little stroll to the bus stop and head to the thrift store. I work in a fairly industrialized area, but it still makes for a really nice walk after sitting in an office all day. It was so nice this past Friday that I decided to take a few photos on the way. There are two wooden posts on either side of driveway on the way. One is just a…

  • Custom Plush

    Daddy, Why Did You Eat My Fries?

    Making Adventure Time plush for other people was super fun (see PB and Lady here and Finn and Jake here). But you know what was even more fun? Making a Marceline for me to keep! As much as I sew, I rarely get to make things for myself.  Most of what I make is custom orders or for sale at conventions or on my Etsy shop. (Speaking of conventions, I’ll be at NC Comicon in November, come see me!) I love sewing for other people and it’s a good thing I don’t keep everything I make because I would be buried in dolls, but I’ve been so busy lately and…

  • Personal

    Nifty Thrifty: Attack of the Thrift People

    I’ve gushed about thrifted textiles before and how wonderful they are if you sew as a source of plentiful and super cheap fabric. Where else can you get five or six yards of lovely fabric for just a few dollars? Thrifted sheets are especially radical if you like full skirts, which I do, because they’re large enough that you don’t have to do a lot of annoying piecing. Added bonus: they’re already hemmed, which means less hemming for you. This is awesome beause hemming sucks. Case in point: I made this full wrap skirt with contrasting tie waist in about an hour. Don’t let anyone tell you it doesn’t pay off to…

  • Custom Plush

    Totally Mathmatical!

    Plush Finn and Jake can’t just go galavanting about the land of Ooo all alone, right? Duh, they have to have PB and Lady Rainicorn to rescue from the Ice King and his terrible fanfiction and explain the difference between Xanoids and Plantoids. Ya ding dong. Since PB is a princess, she has to rock out in her sweet crown. She also has two little dresses, in case she wants to mix it up a little. When she has important royal business to attend to, so can ride off on Lady Rainicorn. Who is huge. I’m serious, check this out. I think she ended up being a little over 60″…

  • Custom Plush

    Good News, Everyone!

    Now is the time to do the Almost Through My Commissions Dance. As much as I totally love making customs and all the amazing and weird character requests I get, I haven’t had a chance to make what I want to make in MONTHS. I’ll be taking a break from customs until early November to prepare for selling at NC Comicon and to get my Etsy shop stocked for the holidays! Keep an eye out for lots of new characters, some old favorites, and other fun things. Until then, bask in the amazingness that is Futurama plush. Bender, as was to be expected, was a pain in the BUTT! I think…