Where are my Ploosh now?

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Plant & Happy Halloween!

Today we followed Bitter Betty Blogs tutorial on how to make ferocious plant fangs. It was a lot of fun and we did it all in an hour. Here's her tutorial if you want to have fun too :)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Teddy Bear on a whim & Bat from Fuzzy Mittens

The other day I was at Michael's and I saw this great ball of yarn. Well, it wasn't that great, but immediately I envisioned this little bear when I looked at the skein of yarn. I'm pretty happy with the result, being that I free-formed him. I am especially proud of the hat with the holes to let the ears poke out. It felt very good to just knit and crochet with no rules :)

Then the Bat is going to be 1 of the 24 presents for my little sister for her Advent calendar. I have a lot of work ahead of me! :p The pattern is by Fuzzy Mittens- aren't her patterns just super adorable?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Softie Central

Yay! My mushrooms were blogged about on Softies Central! Thank you!

What a cute little bunny too by Little Love Blue :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Kiley arrived at her new home!

Thanks to Bethany for blogging about her :) Doesn't she look happy?
Thanks for taking the picture Bethany!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Create your own custom mushroom!

Here are a couple of ways to create your own mushroom:

1. Look through my past mushrooms and see which ones you like and let me know.

2. Fill out a little questionnaire to help me create one just for you!
Favorite Color-
Favorite Shape-
Favorite Smell-
Favorite Animal-
Favorite Food-
Favorite Book-
Favorite things to do-

3. Or do both! :)

I made an animated gif of this, but unfortunately neither blogger or etsy seem to support it :(

Laura Plansker & Magdalena Bors

I just had to share these two artists with all of you. I absolutely love their images!! I've been wanting to do little mushroom dioramas for a while now (but I'm not sure how feasible it is- I might have to make a really tiny mushroom versions so they can fit into a shoe box due to my limited amount of space). These images totally inspire me. Of course, now I'm a little scared to even attempt, because these are so good!

This is the work of Laura Plansker

And here is the work of Magdalena Bors

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Yay- finished 2 custom orders and a little Mushroom Devil for my shop!

These two were custom orders that were requested right after I made the Molly mushroom. And I have to say, that I really enjoy making things in two's right now. I don't know what it is... maybe they just look cuter together?!

I also wanted to offer a lil' devil mushroom for my shop. The first one was for a friend. Ralphy hopes he's lucky enough to go trick or treating with an adult/kid this year :)

And check out this sweet blog post I received from Starr!!! She has an etsy shop too with some pretty jewelry!!! Thank you Starr!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Theo the Mushroom Devil

Sprouted: October 13th
Favorite Color: candy red
Favorite Drink: spicy tomato juice
Favorite Food: Deviled Eggs
Favorite Activity: roasting marshmallows at a campfire
Favorite Season: hot hot summer

He was a custom commission made by a friend of mine who loves all things Halloween :)  Sits all on his own at 13 inches tall.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Kiley & Riley the Trick or Treat Mushrooms

And I quickly wanted to say "Thank you" to Rebecca from Edward & Lilly!!! She wrote really sweet things about my mushrooms on her blog. That made my day :) She also makes very cute plushies, so go on ahead and check them out :)

Happy Halloween

as you can tell, I'm already feeling festive :) I've got a few more Halloween type mushrooms ideas in the works and then I have to work on some commissions... and then hopefully can return to some more Halloween ones. I know I won't be able to finish all my ideas, but I guess I can save them for next year. These are sooo fun to work on :) I'm really loving the colors! Plus, Fall and Winter are my favorite season, so I'm feeling extra crafty.

Anyway, here are their bios from left to right

That's Kiley the Trick or Treat Mushroom
Sprouted: October 11th
Favorite Color: Orange
Favorite Drink: Apple Cider
Favorite Food: candy corn
Favorite Activity: going trick or treating with her twin brother!
Favorite Season: Fall of course!

Then there's Baxter the Skeleton Mushroom
Sprouted: October 12th
Favorite Color: blood orange
Favorite Drink: brethren cider
Favorite Food: gummy worms
Favorite Activity: collecting bones
Favorite Season: Fall

and lastly, Riley the Trick or Treat Mushroom
Sprouted: October 11th
Favorite Color: Pumpkin
Favorite Drink: Egg Nog
Favorite Food: Pumpkin Cheesecake
Favorite Activity: going trick or treating with his twin sister!
Favorite Season: Fall of course!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Finnegan at his new home :)

1. John & Finnegan the Skeleton Mushroom, 2. John & Finnegan the Skeleton Mushroom, 3. John & Finnegan having fun- wee, 4. John & Finnegan having fun

doesn't he fit right in?

Finnegan the Skeleton Mushroom & other craftings...

This weekend was pretty good. I guess I made up for last weekends "no crafting." I finished a scarf for a friend's bday. Finally got around to making one of my halloween themed mushrooms (can't wait to make the other ideas i have for these little guys). And I started working on the lizard ridge blanket- wohoo! I always make something for other people and this time, I'm going to make something for myself.

Here's Finnegan's bio:
Sprouted: October 5th
Favorite Color: Bone White
Favorite Drink: Nuclear Punch
Favorite Food: Skeleton Tooth Stew
Favorite Activity: scaring people
Favorite Season: Fall

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Craft Club at my work

Craft Club- Week One of October, originally uploaded by Effunia.

This is not a plush post, but... this was so fun, I had to post it.

Today we all made these hang-ups with construction paper. They were great for our one hour lunchtime craft time. The idea and templates were taken from Martha Stewart and John got all the supplies for us. It was great to sit back and just craft for me :) And not have to plan or do the explaining. I plan on doing a version of these with my sister when I go home for Christmas- I'm thinking they'd be perfect for snowmen! :D

Yellow Squid- Hurrah!

The other day I received this wonderful yellow squid from Lexi of Orangefishy as my swap counterpart. He's my first yellow plush and I love him. Thank you Lexi!! Check out her shop here... she has some other beautiful squids there, I esp. heart the light blue one! I couldn't be happier with mine!

Also, if you want to see some more of my toy collection, check out my flickr page :)