Where are my Ploosh now?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Friendly Ghost & Hexagon Blanket

So the other day I did some doodles of ghosts... Halloween is right around the corner and I'm going to visit my little sister in less than 2 weeks so I was trying to think of an easy project to do with her. I imagined making a bunch of little ghosts with her.

This is my first attempt. I'm quite pleased with the result. It's the first time I used an embroidery hoop too and I thought it made the job a lot easier! I found it a lot easier to keep the proportions of things.

Anyway, I've been in need of designing a plush that I can sew wherever I happen to be... The sewing machine is not very convenient for me. I always have to bring it out of the closet, set it up on the kitchen table or the coffee table. And so I have to have the right amount of time available to get a project done from start to end and sometimes I don't have the 3-4 hrs needed.

Oh and in the background are some hexagons from a blanket I've been working on as a Christmas present. I'm actually almost done with the blanket... just haven't taken pictures up until this point... so more to see when that's done :)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Virtual Yard Sale on ebay

This is my 1st time trying to sell something on ebay... we'll see how it goes. Figured I'd try to get rid of my doubles from the Treeson collection. I also need to clean out my apartment from extra toys, extra yarn, fabric and all sorts of things. So if this goes well, I'm hoping to list a lot more things :)

Here's my ebay

Have a look if you like :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mushroom Ice Cream Bowl

I'm going to make a set of Ice Cream bowls with my mushrooms doing different activities. This one is the Spring version. I'm going to make 4 total including summer, fall, and winter. They are pretty small bowls, perfect for 1-2 scoops of ice cream- which I think is great because it'll keep me from eating too much of a good/bad thing :) I was going to make 2 in one session but this one took longer than expected, about 2 hrs... I love painting pottery. It's so relaxing.

Anyway, I wonder if this is something that I should make a few of for the etsy shop? For some reason, this is the only medium so far that I've found where I like painting... and it's a nice change of pace from sewing, knitting, and crocheting.

Oh, and yesterday was the 100th Birthday of the Santa Monica Pier. They haven't been doing fireworks at the pier for a long time, but last night they got them out. It was a bit unfortunate though because they were very smoky. I'm not sure whether it was the lack of wind or whether they didn't space them out correctly or maybe the timing was off. But I did get one shot that I just love and have to share :)

Jean-Michel visitait Paris part Deux

I finally received the whole CD with all of the Jean-Michel pics in Paris. They put a huge smile on my face!!! So incredibly cool- I have no words really...

To see all the images go to my flickr set

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Labor Day Weekend

A nice break from crafting and work, I visited San Diego and got to go to Sea World and the Zoo. Both were quite crowded so it was really difficult to get nice shots of the animals but I think I got a few nice ones...

I'll definitely have to return to the Zoo when I get a telephoto lens. Plus, I want to see the baby panda when it's bigger, see Frank the Gorilla again, and the Polar Bears!

Some of my visits highlights was seeing the Polar Bears, Beluga Whales, and Frank the Gorilla.

You can see all my photos here and here