• Personal,  Projects

    October Make Out – Night of the Crafting Dead

    October’s Make Out with Crown Town Handmade is the one I look forward to all year. Although a free craft taught by a local crafter every month is always fun, can you think of a better way to spend a Thursday evening then getting made up to look like the walking dead? If it’s not obvious from some of my projects, I love me some zombies. The shuffling and dead eyed Romero kind, the shrieking and flailing 28 Days Later kind, the wormy and meat-obsessed Slither ones, the vacant and gruesome Walking Dead sort, the exploding and gnawing House of the Dead ones. I love them all. Of course I leap at the chance…

  • Personal

    Nifty Thrifty: Thriftenstein

    So, I’m a girl of simple tastes. A bit of a bargain hunter perhaps. If there’s one thing I love more than thrift stores, it’s thrift CRAFT stores. Craft supplies are awesome, but insanely cheap craft supplies make me have a small fits of glee. Not to mention that, like regular thrift stores, thrift craft stores are full of the hilarious mistakes of taste from years past. Naturually I was downright giddy when I got to visit not one, but two, thrift craft stores on a recent trip to California to visit my mom. The Legacy Thrift & Gift Shop 781 Gravenstein Ave Sebastopol, CA 95472 My mom and I…

  • Plush

    Adolescent Abnormal Samurai Chelonians

    Or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, if you want to be technical. Leonardo leads! This little guys are the first of the dolls completed for NC Comicon, and I’m a little bummed I won’t be keeping them. Despite all my incredibly girlish hobbies and tendencies, I did watch a ton of “boys” cartoons growing up and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was one of my favorites. (I’m still a little tomboyish about television and movies; I love zombie movies and I can’t watch a romantic movie without making puke noises. Because I am so mature.) I found this green fleece online and immediately knew it had to be turtles. Donatello was my…

  • Custom Plush

    I Have a Backup Brain in My Butt

    Over the past few weeks I’ve been getting the last of my custom orders done in order to start getting ready for selling at NC Comicon the first weekend of November. I always get a good selection of interesting charcters with customs, and it seems like I’ve had an overload of aliens lately… Oh em gee, I am super happy with how little Doop came out. I think I captured his absolute redonkulousness, along with his vacant stare. Doop is one of those dolls I had way too much fun making. He’s about 16″ tall and, like all my dollies, has jointed arms. Jointed arms are especially good for flailing while following…