New Orleans and JoeCon were a huge amount of fun! I brought about a dozen dolls to carry around with me and they were very well received! I’m going to get a couple photos uploaded soon and also hopefully have a link to podcast featuring an interview with me about Handmade Stuffs!
For now, it’s back to crazy manic sewing time as I get back into preperations for Dragon*Con! This will be my first time going as both an attendee and a vendor, and only my fourth time selling at a convention. So right now I’m a bubbling jumble of excitement, stress, and anxiousness. I’ll have some new dolls I plan to debut at Dragon*Con as well as remaking some of the more popular characters.
The first of the new characters if this cute little House Elf from Harry Potter, complete with a pair of little mismatched socks and a pillowcase to wear. I may have been dorking out about the socks, they’re so teeny and cute! Here’s what else I’m planning on:
You can watch for updates here or on my Facebook or Flickr pages. I’ve created a Dragon*Con gallery on my Flickr page for an easy way to browse what I’ll have available. If you won’t be able to make it to Dragon*Con, remember that I’ll have a limited number of each doll available in my Etsy shop while supplies last.
After all the fun at HeroesCon in Charlotte last weekend we decided to take a little vacation to another convention, JoeCon in New Orleans. I’ve never been to New Orleans, so I’m really excited to get out and explore as well as hit the con! I may also be featured on a podcast while I’m here!
Since I had some G.I. Joe plush needing homes, I figured JoeCon would be a great place to find some fans. If you’re at JoeCon this weekend, look for my info on the room-to-room trading board or just keep an eye out for me and my creations on the exhibit floor. Yo Joe!
I’ve updated my Etsy page with more dolls! There are limited numbers available, so get them while you can!
Table assignments have been announced; come see me at table AA-125! (The 100 row is farthest from the entrance, then head toward the back of the convention hall. I’m pretty sure it’s the same spot as last year.)
I made a Heroes Con 2012 photo set on my Flickr page. In addition to my 18″ plush I plan to have several types of smaller and large plush, necklaces, hairbows, pillows, and possibly some prints. I’m so excited!
So I finally got all theconvention dolls I’d planned on making finished! Two hundred and five if you’re wondering.
I’m not done yet though. I still have some plush to make that’s a different size and style than my standard plush. Here was my first endeavor….
Stay tuned for more updates and hopefully some vidoes!
So I had a really fun and nerdy weekend. For starters Friday, May 4th, was Star Wars Day. This is an excellent holiday because not only can we celebrate our Star Wars love, but it involved a bad pun. (May the Fourth be with you!) So I had to weird my coworkers out with my nerd pride.
These pendant necklaces are easy and so addictive, so I made a Bossk and a Jedi necklace to wear. I love Bossk and his incredibly obnoxious and mildly creepy speaking mannerisms. The Hello Boba Fett necklace is from HelloWars
on Etsy. (And I should not have gone over there to get the link because I just saw that they have BUTTONS and now I want them.)
I also made myself a galaxy far far away skirt. I’ve been obsessing over galaxy print things but they’re so expensive right now. But I’m crafty so I will make my own galaxy print things, so there. This awesome multi-colored print was a lucky find and is prefectly galaxy looking after being splattered and smudged with metallic gold fabric paint. (I think it needs some glow-in-the-dark paint too.) I made an easy circle skirt and attached a Millenium Falcon from a bedsheet set.
I liked my skirt so much I decided to wear it for Free Comic Book Day on Saturday.
Yeah, I have a Star Wars skirt and a stuffed Hellboy and I’m standing in front of the Carolina Ghostbusters Ecto-1. Jealous? We stopped by Rebel Base and Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find in Charlotte. I got to talk to a couple people who had seen my stuff at the last HeroesCon, which was awesome. I am so ready for it to be convention time!
Our weekend was rounded out by, of course, going to see Avengers.
I hope everyone else had a fun and geektastic weekend! Handmade Stuffs SMASH!
I may have discovered a new addiction. Saturday, April 28th, was International Charm Day. To celebrate, the April Make Out with Crown Town Handmade was an assortment of different charms to make and take.
We made charms from shrink plastic, resin-style ones with coin charms and diamond glaze, and clusters of pretty beads to dangle. So fun! Of course I got home and had to think up my own fun project to do. I decided to finally work on something I’d be kicking around for awhile: decopouged wooden pendants.
Yes, obviously they’re nerdy. Between sales at my local comic shops and attending conventions, I have a sizeable stack of comics that I got for between ten and twenty five cents each. Perfect for chopping up for craft projects. (Don’t hate me!) These little pendants are so easy and so fun to make! I’m going to try and do a little how-to video this weekend to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. I’ll also be posting a few additional options here.
I also made some non-nerdy ones from an old science book I found while thrifting. Something like this might make a good gift for another important May holiday, Mother’s Day. Add a few clusters of beads dangling from the top and a nice chain and you’re all set. It’s something I think even kids could make, maybe with a pictures of themselves or a small drawing they made just for Mom.
Hey, there’s a bunch of new stuff in my Etsy shop. You should go check it out!
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 filmed. This zombie hoard is decidedly cuter, and less pungent!
This is only half of the plush zombie hoard! I have twenty-two cuddly brain eaters with removable guts. Each one has a unique set of gross features with skull faces, bloody mouths, wormy friends, eyes dripping goo, and various injuries. These are probably my favorite thing to make, which might be cause for concern…
I’ll be putting a limited number of these, as well as a few of the other dolls I’ve made, on my Etsy shop this weekend.
amazing lady I got to recreate in plush form. On top of being a princess and a rebellion leader, Leia always has the most kickass hair. She can be refined and diplomatic or fiery and sarcastic and this is one damsel that doesn’t wait around for somebody else to rescue her.
Leia’s style is elegant, but still practical for space adventuring. Her original outfit in A New Hope was always my favorite and comes coupled with the best hair. If you can’t find the perfect dress, a large turtleneck shirt and some tailoring would probably get you close. Obviously I had to throw in some galaxy print tights, it is Star Wars after all. Tall boots with a low heel are pretty and practical for fleeing the Empire or going on diplomatic missions. A Rebel Alliance pendant and princessy crown earrings match with her silver belt. Cinnamon roll hair goes without saying.
In related Star Wars themed crafting, I had to share this little Gamorrean Guard. It was great to get him as a custom order since I’ve been wanting to make one for awhile. I had a feeling Gamorrean’s would translate into plush really well and they totally do! Just look at that fugly little pig face and tell me you don’t want to give him a big hug.
the only downside is that he had to get mailed off to his new home. I hear he is being well loved though.