RedBubble Update – Notebooks!

I am one of those people who is constantly buying notebooks, journals, and sketchbooks and always has at least four in progress. A notebook for ideas and lists, a sketchbook in my purse for art, and a journal near the bed for late night inspiration. I am therefore unduly excited that RedBubble has added notebooks to their product selection! They sound really nice, with 120 pages of thick 90gsm paper stock available in ruled or graph pages. (Graph pages, hooray!)

So grab your very own Handmade Stuffs notebook and let the cuteness inspire you! Just a reminder that I will be adding more designs throughout the year, so make sure to check back!

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Also, being a dork, I ordered one of my own shirts. (I needed to make sure the print looked good…yeah…that’s it.) So here’s what the “What A Lovely Day” design looks like on the unisex tank in dark blue. I’m really happy with how it looks, but I’m going to be in big trouble once I have time to make more designs! (I am already full of ideas  for shirts I want to make and buy!)

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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 to have a few items for sale at shows next year (zipper pouches, stickers, etc).

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I already have a ton more designs planned and I can’t wait to start working on them!

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HeroesCon 2015!

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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!

New Stuff!

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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!

NC Comicon and Holiday Shopping

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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!

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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!

Halloween Giveaway Winner!

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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!

Halloween Giveaway!

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

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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.

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A pack of adorkable stickers from the lovely Beckadoodles!

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A pair of handmade skeleton hair clips.

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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.

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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!

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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.)

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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!

Back from Vacation!

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.

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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!

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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?

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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!

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