• Other Stuffs,  Projects

    New Button Designs Available!

    I’ve been redesigning and adding to my button sets lately as well as making some new sets. These teeny drawings are so fun to make and color! I’m planning on making these designs into cute “polka dot” fabrics and other goodies soon! These are more will be available at upcoming conventions as well as my Etsy shop.

  • 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…

  • Projects

    New Stuff!

    Who else immediately starts getting ideas as soon as you go to bed? I wasn’t able to sleep the other night for just that reason and then couldn’t help but start working on my ideas a bit yesterday. These are going to be the start of some new products I’ll be rolling out later this year and early next year. I’m excited to hear your opinions!

  • Plush,  Projects

    Making of a Plush Video

    For a while now I’ve been wanting to make a video showing the process of making one of my plush and this week I finally got it done! And here’s the finished product! He’s so cuddly and HUGE; over 3″ taller than my standard size plush! Although the video only takes about eleven minutes, in real time he took over three hours to complete. (That doesn’t include the time it took to draft new patterns for the beard and hair and enlarge the other pattern pieces for his body and clothes.) I hope you enjoyed the video! I’d love to hear your comments on what you thought of this video and…

  • Custom Plush,  Projects

    Garrus and What He Taught Me

    I have a few more customs to finish before I dive into my convention sewing. This little guy actually came together a little easier than I was anticipating and I’m really pleased with the results! All the small details on his face and armor are hand painted. This was my first time painting on a plush and it worked really well! It also gave me the solution to something I’ve been tinkering with for a bit. I’ve been wanting to make a plush version of the spider butt Darth Maul since I saw the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode, but I wasn’t sure how I wanted to do the…

  • Projects

    Studio Revamp!

    New year, new craft room! I wanted to get the room really pleasant and functional for the new year before I get into convention sewing. It’s much easier to be productive and creative in a clean and organized space! I was planning to take some “before” pictures, but I got a little excited to get started. So here’s a little floor plan instead. The window in the upper left was blocked by my small work table. The room I have is fairly large, about 13′ by 11′, but everything was against the wall and the center was not being used.   I am so much happier with the new layout!   The…

  • Projects

    Buzz Buzz Buzz

    I have been an extremely busy bee! As Heroes Con and Dragon Con are drawing closer, I’ve been spending every spare moment attached to my sewing machine and turning out batches of cuddly friends. Here are two of the largest batches I’ve made: Ninja Turtles! Shredder had better watch out with all these little guys after him. They are so fun to make, the little shells and bandannas come out so adorable. Plus, who can say no to teeny plus nunchucks? Nobody, that’s who! I absolutely had to make a big batch of zombies for Dragon Con! It’s held in Atlanta, which is also where AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is…

  • Projects

    Fireball!

    Custom orders are done and it is finally time to throw myself head first into sewing dolls for conventions! I love custom orders for all the different and interesting requests, but I’m excited to take a break to work on some new designs and old favorites. Plus making multiples of things makes me feel super productive. One of my goals for this year was to offer a wider selection and more original plush characters. I always have fun sketching new ideas and playing with designs, and I’m looking forward to offering some different things this year. Since this will be my first year selling at Dragon*Con, one of my first thoughts was obviously cuddly…

  • Projects

    February Make Out – Let’s Pollinate!

    No, it’s not what you’re thinking. Get your mind out of the gutter! This Make Out is a free monthly craft session organized by Crown Town Handmade, Charlotte’s group of crafty entrepreneurs. (Of which I am a proud member.) Make Outs are the last Thursday of every month and are open to all ages. Crafty fellas are welcome too! For the February Make Out we brought a little color and cheer to the cold, gray winter with fabric flowers. Tsunami kanzashi flowers are made by folding small squares of fabric into petals and then joining five or more together to make a flower. The flower can then be attached to…

  • 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…