Where are my Ploosh now?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Snowshroom Ornaments

I'm creating 10 of these for the First Annual Small Fox Ornament Swap that Sarah is so kindly organizing.

I can't wait to see what everyone else makes and what I end up receiving. These guys are really fun to make. I'm hoping to make a few more to finally update my shop. This year I really wanted to do some Halloween stuff but I never really had the time... so I'm going to start all my Xmas ideas instead. Hopefully, I can come out with 1-2 new designs for bigger mushrooms too or maybe stick to ornaments? Either way, there will be new things in the shop soon! :D

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Got back from visiting my family

We had so much fun crafting!!! We made sock monkeys for the first time ever and it was a big hit. Painted ceramics with Pebeo paint- also a success. And it's tradition to go to a pottery place and paint... and do a paint by numbers. Play games- of course! This time around we tried Bananagrams (loved them). Another favorite- making paper fan people hangups :) I don't know what else to call them. We made plushforms- ghosts! Great times :)

and I also had the chance to digitalize some of my dad's old photographs! Gosh, I love them so so much. I'm pretty lucky- he took pictures of us pretty much every month of the year. I only got through maybe 1/16 of albums and captured 5-6 out of each album just to give you an idea how many beautiful photos we have :)

for more pics of my trip go here
and old pics, the set is here

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mushrooms at Plush You!

UPDATE- they are for sale here

The Plush You! show is opening this Friday. If you're in the area, you have to go check it out!!! There are going to be many fantastic plush and some of the artists will be there as well. To those of you who are going- have fun and please take some pictures :) And to Kristen Rask- a big shout out for organizing this event, year in and out & introducing all of us to new artists all the time!!!

Here are the details:

Plush You! opens Friday, October 9th 5-10pm.

Shows are being held at:
1932 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101
1914 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101
1932 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101

And without further ado, here are the mushrooms I submitted to the show. I've been keeping them secret for quite some time and I'm happy to reveal them now. I'm really smitten with my German mushroom. But I am a bit biased since I grew up in Germany...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Hexagon Blanket finished :)

There hasn't been much going on in my plush making world lately... and this is the reason. I've been working on this blanket for a couple of weeks now. It's going to be a Christmas present for someone special. Yep, it's that time where I start to make Christmas presents already... slowly but surely. I really love how this turned out. I think I might be addicted to crocheting all these colorful squares, hexagons and then piecing it all together. The best part is that I just crocheted hexagons I liked the color combos of, I had no master plan other than the pattern in which they fell in. Then it all came together just like that. I did end up crocheting one extra row because I thought it would be nice if it was longer and to achieve a certain color blend. I can't wait to see the reaction of the receiver :)