Monday, July 27, 2009

Handmade Holiday Bazaar!

My luck is on a roll it seems! I was accepted as a vendor at the Handmade Holiday Bazaar in St. Pete! Mark your calendars for December 5th to come and see my display along with many other local artists!

In front of Fiberolgie
411 15th Ave N
St. Petersburg

Time to get sewing!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Mortal Plush Show pictures!

Here are some pictures from the show!The Art Whino Gallery! My very first plush show!

Having a Blueberry Vodka cocktail before the show! Talking to Jay, wishing me luck. :)

Me in front of my Gotcha family!

Of course my mom and I took many more, but don't need to show all our photo craziness! Three of the Gotcha's are now on sale at Art Whino's online store. In the store section go to the Mortal Plush tab and then go down to the third grouping to find them! Only three are there so I am curious to find out if Bobby was sold!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Update: Craft Hope Dolls

On the Craft Hope website is an update to the dolls sent to Nicaragua. There are some adorable pictures of girls with their new dolls. And this picture shows one of the suitcases stuffed with dolls, and one of mine is right on top! Look for the doll in the orange polka dot shirt and black skirt with flowers. I hope she is making someone very happy!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Update: Hope Pillow Monster

Hope has been saved! After discussing her plight with my husband, he said why don't I give her a shirt! Brilliant idea! The rough patch is now hidden and she has been posted to ETSY. Now she can spread her love and courage to others!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Hope Pillow Monster

I had the noblest of intentions for this monster! I made her to sell on Etsy to give a portion of the profit to my husband's cousin who currently is fighting breast cancer.

Everything was going great. I loved how her hair turned out as spikes, it follows along the back. The seaming around her mouth and eyes never came out so perfect before! The pleats on her skirt were nice and even. I sewed the skirt on and decided to iron the pleats to make sure they would stay straight. And wham, disaster! The iron slips and hits the fleece.

Of course this happens right before I am about to sew her up and there is not enough fleece to fix it. I moved the arms, they were originally supposed to be on the sides like my T-Shirt Producers monster, to try and help cover the mess. I put her in the pillow and stitched her up. From afar you can see nothing wrong! But if you go to pick her up she has a rough patch right under her arm. I can't sell her like this. If I was buying something like this to help cheer someones day and found a rough patch, I would would be disappointed and want my money back.

So instead of giving my cousin-in-law part of the profit, she will get the first Hope Pillow Monster. I hope it cheers her days and gives her something to hug when needed. And hopefully in the times to come I will be able to make more of these to cheer other women's days.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

ETSY shop open!

I am excited to announce my ETSY shop is open! Please let me know what you think!

I had a great trip to Scotland, even supported some local plush artists there! Am full of ideas and can't wait to get started! But this weekend am going to DC for the Mortal Plush show, can't wait!