• Conventions and Shows,  Nerd Life

    HeroesCon 2015 Wrap Up!

    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…

  • Nerd Life,  Projects

    New Stuffs

    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…

  • Conventions and Shows,  Nerd Life

    NC Comicon and Holiday Shopping

      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!

  • Conventions and Shows,  Nerd Life

    DragonCon Wrap Up

    DragonCon 2014 is over and I’m slowly recovering. A HUGE thank you to everyone who stopped by the booth, took home a stuffs, or even just spread the word about my cuddly creations! Handmade Stuffs had a crazy weekend and I did even better than I hoped to! (Which fortunately/unfortunately means I’m going to be a lot busier getting ready for NC Comicon than I expected.) I was also invited to a brand new convention, Atlantic City Boardwalk Con, and I’m very excited about it! Despite being busy, I did manage to sneak away and get some fun stuff! I snuck over to the Walk of Fame and was way too exicted to…

  • Nerd Life,  Personal

    California – February 20th and 21st

    On the 20th we made our way from Los Angeles to Cayucos on the central coast. We stopped in Oxnard to pick up a kite and some strawberries. We stayed at the Seaside Motel in Cayucos, which was seriously adorable. All the rooms have a different decorative scheme like Rambling Rose, Tea for Two, and Fish Fantasy. There was one room left when we got there and it just happened to be exactly the one we wanted, Birdhouse Bungalow. There’s also the sweetest little garden in the back of the hotel with lots of beautiful plants, decorations, and places to sit and enjoy the sound of the ocean. We were…

  • Nerd Life,  Personal

    California – February 19th

    Wednesday was a fun and crafty day! Our first stop was M&L Discount Fabrics is Anaheim. This place is huge, I think we spent over three hours there. About half of the front section of the store is devoted to quilting cottons but there is also a great selection of fleece, minky, lace, and special occasions fabrics as well as patterns, buttons, and notions. We spent most of our time on the back section of the store though. There is a HUGE section of flat fold fabric, most $3 per yard. Most of it is cotton but there was also a ton of t-shirt jersey, upholstery fabric, denim, and more.…

  • Nerd Life,  Personal

    California – February 18th

    I’m still having fun with my mom in California! On the 18th, we headed over to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. I love visiting museums and science centers, and natural history museums are one of my most favorite. (Yes, I’m a huge nerd.) Being very mature adults, we spent the most time in the children’s Nature Lab downstairs. The front part of the Nature Lab is made up of tables, each featuring an activity or interactive feature and an illustrated nature story with specimens. We wrote our own nature story. We participated in fun activities! The Dino Hall was our last stop.    

  • Nerd Life,  Plush

    Valentines!

    It’s getting close to Valentine’s Day and I made some cute valentines with photos of my plush. I love you nerds. <3 Feel free to share, just please credit me.

  • Nerd Life

    Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday

    Hey folks! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and is recovering from massive overdoses of pie and mashed potatoes. While people are out shopping on Black Friday, consider saving some of your holiday cash for  Small Business Saturday. Shopping small and local is a great way to keep the money you spend in your community. There’s a great infographic here explaining the benefits of shopping small. If you’re in the Charlotte area, consider purchasing from some of our great small businesses and some of the crafters who are part of Crown Town Handmade. (If you’re not in the Charlotte area, keep some of these folks in mind for Cyber…

  • Conventions and Shows,  Nerd Life

    Custom Order Update

    I got so many fun custom orders and I’ve been sewing, sewing, sewing to get dolls done and to their new homes! I’m finding that the rotation of sewing the conventions and then sewing custom orders is really good for me and helps me to not get burned out on doing either. Since I still work a full time job and I’m saving up to open my own store, I don’t give myself much break time. There’s a lot of difference between sewing batches of dolls I’ve made before for conventions and getting to sew all new characters. I find that both help me work on my creativity; whether it’s…