It’s that time of year again, HeroesCon! This was the first convention I went to, as well as my first official date with my fiancé. (Duh, we’re nerds!) It was also the first convention where I started selling my plush, so it’s pretty special to me. On top of that, HeroesCon is just a really fun show with a great atmosphere. It’s almost exclusively focused on comics and art, something different from most shows where the focus is more on sci-fi or pop culture. Alright, I’m gushing a bit. Check out my Con Plush gallery to see some of what I’ll have available and I hope to see you there!
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!
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!
Drumroll please! The winners are:
First place: Batarangbabe on Tumblr
Second place: Cheryl Lynn on Facebook
Thank you so much to everyone who entered! I hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween!
My favorite holiday is just around the corner and I’m celebrating with a fun Halloween giveaway! It’s really easy to enter and you have a chance for three entries.
On Facebook: Make sure you have “Liked” my page. Share your favorite Handmade Stuffs post with your friends by clicking the “Share” link under the post. Leave a comment on the giveaway post with your favorite thing about Halloween.
On Twitter: Make sure you are following @HandmadeStuffs. Retweet your favorite Handmade Stuffs tweet. Reply to the giveaway tweet with your favorite thing about Halloween.
On Tumblr: Make sure you are following MyHandmadeStuffs on Tumblr. Reblog your favorite Handmade Stuffs post. Reblog the giveaway post and add a comment about your favorite thing about Halloween.
You can enter once on each social media site for a total of three entries. I will select and announce a total of two winners, a first place and a second place, on October 23rd.
This giveaway is open to US fans only.
Now for the fun stuff, the prizes!
The first place winner will receive:
Their choice of a Gentleman Jack-O-Lantern -or- a Zombie plush
An amazing 100% handmade brooch by CuteNotKawaii. Each one is cast from a mold made from an original sculpt and hand painted. There will be a few different styles to choose from.
A pack of adorkable stickers from the lovely Beckadoodles!
A pair of handmade skeleton hair clips.
The second place winner will receive:
The remaining plush after the first place winner has chosen, either the Gentleman Jack-O-Lantern or the Zombie.
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 maybe some ideas for what you’d want to see in the future. I’ll have this plush available at NC Comicon in November!
I’m back from vacation and back to work! Everything I had remaining after DragonCon has been inventoried and my Etsy shop is back up. If you’re looking for one of my stock characters and don’t see it, don’t worry! I ran out of a lot of characters at DragonCon, but I will be hard at work making more cuddly friends and restocking my Etsy shop as they’re completed. I already have one new character available.
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 get to meet Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, and Joel Hodgson from Mystery Science Theater 3000. Now the problem is finding a place on my wall for the signed photos and Royal Order of Free and Accepted Mystery Scientists certificate. (Do you know the secret handshake?)
Cooler weather needs to hurry up so I can wear these Stormtrooper leggings from We Love Fine with everything I own. Space print and Stormtroopers is considered a neutral, right?
This little fish ornament from my table neighbor, Tom Taggart, is probably one of my new favorite things. The ornament is cast from resin so it’s really lightweight and hand painted beautifully. The silly little fish face just did me in; silly fish faces are super adorable. Now I have to find a good place around my desk to hang him up.
I hope everyone who went had a great con and thank you again for making this show so successful!
Getting started with the second day of DragonCon! Come see me at BT22 in the Comics and Pop Artist Alley in the Hyatt.
It’s almost time for Dragon*Con 2014, I’m so excited! You can see me and my stuffs at the BT22 in the Comics and Pop Artist Alley in the Grand Hall East in the Hyatt Regency from August 29th through September 1st. Check out the Con Plush Gallery to check out all the plush I’ll have available. There will be forty-six different characters, including four totally new characters that I’ve never sold at a convention before!
I hope to see you there!