Where are my Ploosh now?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Super Mega Tiny Mushroom

He's only a little bit bigger than a quarter. I almost had to use tweezer to hold onto the little pieces. I think this is officially as tiny as I can go. The scarf was knitted on 0000 size knitting needle. He turned out to be about 2" tall. The bigger sized one is 3.5". Kind of amazing what a whole 1.5" changes...

He might possibly become a hair clip for my sister if she would like to wear such a thing. If not, I'm not sure what I'll do with him yet. He could totally be a brooch! But I think I might make a few more :)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

I've been MIA

As some of you have noticed, I've been a little absent from blogging lately. Recently, my old company had a bunch of layoffs and so I decided to go on a job hunt. I'm very happy to report that I found a really good job that seems very stable. I love the new video game that I'm working on :) I've been there for a little over a week now and it's been great learning new tricks and tools. But with all that going on, I've been a bit too tired to blog or craft when I get home these days...

I did get some things done, smaller projects... I've been meaning to make some hair clips for my little sister. I'm hoping to get better!

And I also finished a custom order of 4 mini-mushrooms. This weekend, I'm going to try to finish a mushroom for HATCH grand opening. Then I think I have about 5 more custom orders to do, some of them are for friends- so I will make them wait and try to update my etsy store a little more. I feel bad about never having anything in there anymore....

A Little Stranger Swap

Holly of A Little Stranger made this lovely bunny brooch for me and in return I made one of my mini mushrooms for her. I love this brooch! The sleepy eyes, the fuzziness, the colors, and adorable scale! I couldn't have wished for more- Thank you!!!

Visit her shop here

Skunkboy Creatures Swap

Katie of Skunkboy Creatures was so nice to do a little swap with me. This owl is perfect for my new (very small) desk at work. As some of you know, I LOVE to collect toys and I was quite sad that my new desk had so little room for toys... but it won't be sad for too long because this little owl is coming to join me! :) Thank you Katie! Visit Katies shop here, she makes the most darling plushies :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Miniature Mushroom for a friend

I've been meaning to get the blue one done for a while now...

then I also was able to finish 2 custom orders of my bunny mushrooms and I'm right onto the next custom order. Right now, I have 11 more to go (and some of them have more than 1 thing to create)- Phew! Busy busy busy!

In the future, I'm going to have to figure out some kind of balance, because my poor etsy shop is totally neglected and I'm starting to feel bad to make people wait so long. But it's all good, I think from now on, I will only make custom orders when I'm ready for them. One at a time. I will list on etsy "custom order mushroom" whenever that time arrives. I really wish I had more hours in a day! But don't we all?!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Nathaniel and Ringo

Nathaniel and Ringo, originally uploaded by Effunia.

He couldn't have found a more appropriate home, could he? i don't think so :) And he already has a best friend in Nathaniel too :)

Thank you to Bethany for sending these in! As always, they make my day!!!

Check out Bethany's new studio/gallery space called HATCH- I'm super excited for her new venture, and I'm honored that she's going to be showing/selling my mushrooms there too. My mushrooms will be around loads of little kids doing arts and crafts and hopefully get adopted and move to new homes. It's all so exciting!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Good news!

Good news!, originally uploaded by Effunia.

I've been accepted to participate in the Plush You show :) Thanks to all of you who encouraged me to apply!

The show opening will be Oct. 9th and I'm hoping to make this a good excuse for visiting Seattle for the first time.

I can't wait to start working on my submissions! And I'm so honored to be part of this talented group and a little bit intimidated :) I'm also really excited to see what everyone else comes up with.

Check out the Plush You blog- it always has super interesting posts!

And to make it an even better day, the Plush you blog posted about me today :)