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Wednesday, May 28, 2008


I made this silhouette of Memphis for Dawn. Memphis likes the colors green, yellow and blue. She also likes squirrels, rabbits, deer, flowers, and trees. I hope I was able to incorporate a lot of the elements that she loves :)

If you haven't seen Dawn's work- it's absolutely awesome, check it out on her blog Plush-a-holic!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Maggie the Mushroom & Robin sitting on a ledge together

a new mushroom :)

so i was going to put this one in my shop, but i showed it to my little sister over our weekly webcam conversation and she fell in love with it, so... i can't say no :) plus, she hasn't gotten a mushroom of mine yet. and it matched the shirt she was wearing that day, so i think it was meant to be.

so hopefully, next time around...

Eloise the Elephant

I crocheted up this little elephant for my sister. She has been wanting one for quite some time now and finally I had the time to make it for her.

I ever so slightly modified the elephant pattern out of the "Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet" book by Ana Paula Rimoli. This was the first pattern I decided to crochet up out of her book and it was really easy to follow and a lot of fun!!!

Friday, May 23, 2008

I Love Etsy

Here are some things that I would own if I had the money to get them. I love all of them and there are more that I've left out. If I had a windfall of money, I'd get them ;-) For now, I will have to admire from afar. And have I said, I love Etsy?

JDavis Studio

so pretty!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

My Political Donkey

I made this for a friend of mine. He doesn't know he's getting it yet... but he will love it :)

I got the pattern from the lovely caffaknitted

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Dandelion & Felix

Here's my counterpart for the swap I did with Nichol from Pillow Monsters. I had a ton of fun making this one for Nichol :)

Dandelion is a sweet little mushroom- she's 5 yrs old and her best friend is Felix the Frog. He likes to stair up at the sky and loves to hear the leaves rustling in the wind while lying down on Dandelions head. They both make each other feel safe :) Dandelion likes it when she sees people camping, especially when they make camp fires. She just loves the smell of smores! Who can blame her?! Together they are just about the cutest thing you'll ever see on the forest floor ;-)

Plush Swap with Nichol from Pillow Monsters

Annie was made for me by Nichol of Pillow Monsters. Isn't she wonderful?!

check out Nichol's blog here for other wonderful creations!
and her etsy shop here

Her description says: "Annie is the youngest of a very large family. She never quite developed her voice because growing up her brothers and sisters always spoke for her. Anna's passions are banjo-playing, the kind of chocolate that is shaped like and flavored like oranges and drawing different bird species with really sharp colored pencils. Because Anna never really developed her own voice, her sense of hearing seemed to develop double-time. She knows all sorts of birds by their chirps. In order to study them, Anna dresses like a tree and stands completely still in the middle of the forest. The only ones she hasn't fooled into thinking she is actually a tree are the mosquitos, who often nibble on her nose. While standing very still, Anna does bird calls. It is the only time that her voice goes over a whisper. Then, the birds come very close and she looks at them and memorizes all of their colors so that she can record them in her sketchbook."

Monday, May 19, 2008

Squarey & Princess the Bunny

I finally finished these two plushies for two special little kids. They will be traveling to their new home soon and I hope both kids like their gifts :)

Squarey is for Elliot who likes bright colors, legos, and race cars. He does not like big heads however... I can't make up my mind whether I've made him a plush that's got a big head or is only a body with with a face? Since Elliots favorite plush is a humongous duck that's pretty much a ball with a face, I thought he'd be ok with this one. I hope he likes it.
*This is based off of a Jess Hutchinson pattern.

And Princess the Bunny is for Amy. She's a sweet little girl who likes pink and pastels. Her favorite plushes so far have been a bunny, unicorn, doggy and I think this one will fight right in with her collection. She likes to play with pretend food and cook dinner and her room is pink :) I hope Amy will like what I came up with.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Silhouette of my sister

I've been working on this silhouette on and off for about 2 weeks now and here's the finished product. I will give it to my mom for mother's day and plan on making one of myself and brother in the future, so she will have the full set :) I hope she likes it. I had a lot of fun with it.

It also went over well at my works Craft club and everyone made some really cool stuff. I'm glad I work with such a talented/craft loving bunch!

I was inspired by this blogger...

I modified some of the steps she took. I just used scrapbook paper instead of the fabric and I made my image in photoshop first, then traced it onto heavy stock paper and cut it out.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Cute Asses for Obama

ok, so I didn't make this... but talented Caffaknitted came up with this wonderful design to help out the Obama campaign. All the money she raises from the pattern sales will go to help the Obama campaign. I was thrilled when I saw this and had to share with the rest of you who may not have seen this. So go to her etsy shop here or check out her blog here for more info! I know I will be purchasing a pattern the minute I'm done with this blog post :)

Spring SALE over at my Etsy shop

just wanted to let you guys know I'm having a little sale over at my etsy shop. I was Spring cleaning over the weekend and realized that I had too many plush hanging about in my apartment and as cute as they are... they are taking up too much room. I know it's sad... how could 4 plush put me over the edge? Well, my apartment is very small and even the smallest amount can make it look messy unfortunately (at least in my head). So I hope some of you will benefit from my cleanliness obsession ;-)