Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year! You Tube Booty

But First!

I am happy to say that my blog was awarded a blog award on the Bambole Di Pezze! You can see who else was included here!

Now to celebrate my traditional new years i am uploading some of my fav you tube vids of the year, sometimes i list the best movies of the year, but i really didn't like many at all this year, as far as i am concerned the internet is way more entertaining!
I am listing them in order of cute to funny see the strange progression!

Many good wishes in the new year and my resolution is to keep my crafts going this year with the upcoming baby and all. haha we will see:P

I want to go here for my cute!

i think this is the one i have watched the most particularly the last cat" old don johnson get s me everytime!"

This song has been stuck in my head since...

i dunno...

Sunday, December 28, 2008

the snow is melting! the snow is melting!

I have been hibernating like the squirrels in my neck of the woods for the last week, however
the snow gives me time to do house cleaning i suppose as i am pretty done with sewing for a while after all the stuff i had to make last month! I really want to make a little quilt for the baby and perhaps a bear with the mohair i just ordered, I am terrified to make a mistake with the mohair as it is not cheap..$$$!

I regret not taking pics of xmas, the turkey was sooo yummy and jayson and i made the best stuffing ever!! I am also posting calenders that i really like for the upcoming year so check them out if you are looking too!
Handprinted Calendar at Pistachio Press Etsy Store $35 with free shipping!

this one is from the joom etsy store for $20

I really want to make some calenders for next year, a small run of pics of my toys and cute

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Zakka Pencil Boxes

These are the only two left from the craft show, i just saw the boxes and got the idea to make something out of them. I am keeping the one with the keys to myself, i like it too much!

Each box i stained with pickled white stain, this one is still for sale on my etsy!

Then i hand carved the mushrooms and key designs from stamp material and used stamp ink that is wood friendly to stamp onto the tops and voila! Zakka style boxes!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Online Christmas Shopping List!

With the Economy now and the government trying to shut down the craft business altogether i want to make a list of great stocking stuffers for everyone to support handmade because that money will stay in our country and that is happiness all around:D

The following is regarding the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). This Act, which will go into effect on February 10th, 2009, puts forth much more stringent safety measures for products intended for children under the age of 12.

Under the very important auspices of child safety, the Act may have grave unintended consequences: fewer choices for families who are looking for handcrafted alternatives. Many Etsy artists and craftspeople have expressed fears that they won't be able stay in business due to the burdensome cost of testing and certification pursuant to the proposed legislation.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Gingrebread Cookie time

We got this recipe from a friend of mine and had to try them, they are soooo yummy and soft!
Here is the recipe from where my friend got it.

Christmas is coming fast and i haven't done any shoppin which is totally normal for me:P

Hopin it doesn't snow tonight...also check out my flickr for more pics;D

Monday, December 08, 2008

Cutesypoo Holiday Craft Sale and pics from got craft?

Got Craft was awesome! There was over 1000 people that attended that day! Line ups were
around the block and we did very well!

We got the wooden house and basket from the second hand store for 14 dollars for the two! Thanks for everyone who came by and i will be listing the rest on my etsy store in time for my HOLIDAY Sale!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Stuff This Art Show at Rivet Gallery tommorow

I hate to do this last minute update, but i had to put my last art show of 2008
( and probably for a while since i probably won't be making much next year because of
the new baby)
Its called "Stuff This" at Rivet Gallery in Ohio.
So check it out if you are in Ohio, or if not you can still see all the pieces online
for sale in the online Show Preview!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

My First Craft Show! Got Craft Vancouver Sunday Dec.7th

I am super excited to announce my very first craft show is coming up this Sunday!Sunday! Sunday! It is at the legion building on Commercial Drive( next to the bowling alley)
at 2205 Commercial Drive. From 11am to 6 pm. The First 30 people get a free swag bag full of goodies from all the venders!

haha well i am pushing myself to make some special toys that you will only get first at this show,
including my gingerbread men and more embroider hoop art will be available as well jayson is making little cone knomes that will knock your stockings off!

Hope you can come down and see!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Cutesypoo Eggtarts and Musseloom Plush!

After a year my toys are finally available!
We made 500 each of the eggtarts and 600 of the musseloom though ESC Toys.
They are being distributed by DKE Toys.
Please check out my website for more info and to get your own before they are all eaten up!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Cutesypoo Eggtarts featured on Plastic and Plush!

We got featured on plastic and plush today!
Plus don't forget that tomorrow is the premier
of cutesypoo toys official toys!

We are going to be selling them on our own store
as well as through DKE Toys for wholesale distributors.
Hopefully i can add more stores as i get more info!

Joy Joy!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sneak Peek!

I was taking pics all day yesterday of my toys that arrived!

They are going finally going to be released for sale next week!
More info next week when i release them on prices and i will be posting
them up for sale on my store as well as listing stores that will
carry them all over the world!

Here is a sneak peek pic!

more info on my website:P

I just found my eggtarts are featured in Small Magazine!
Check it out they make a lovely magazine for childrens clothes and toys.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Good things come in Threes!

1.So today is my birthday and i am happy to say i am 28!
2. I am also super happy to say that i finally took my final road test and passed with flying colours!
( In canada there is 2 road test and i had passed one years ago but was too
lazy to take the second till now because it is really no different than the final license.)
3. The best for last is i am pregnant! 4 months now and counting...most people already know
but i am finally blogging about it now.

Also on a note my hubby is in his second plush art show of the year! Check out the Plush it! Show if you are in Australia at the Ruban Rat Gallery and if not see most of the stuff at the blog!

Lets celebrate with more you tube! yeah!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Plush You Show in SF Nov 7th!

The second part of the Plush You show starts next friday Nov 7th!
It is being held at the Double Punch Gallery/Toy Store.
My contributions are my favorite pieces i have ever made so far!
They are Bunny Poo and Lion Poo and they have a special treat inside too!
I made the bunny out of faux fur and canvas and the lion out of thick felt and canvas,
they are both stuffed with eco friendly fiberfill and have hand embroidered details.

My friend Jen helped me with Lion Poo's mane as i can't knit for beans.
Thanks Jen!

UPDATE* you can now buy these online here! wee!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Pumpkin Goodies

I was planning to make some halloween stuff but i got distracted by other projects so i am posting up some fun halloween pumpkin stuff instead. Enjoy!

Why Carve when you can reuse a plush pumpkin? by Occupied. Her Blog and Store.

Mmm! This wonderful Hamburger Pumpkin was a winner from FredoAlvarez on flickr.

Lovely Pumpkin by Elsita whom i really adore all her stuff so much.
She has an etsy store too here.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Website Updates and Shop Sale!

Also i joined Twitter! my link is here.

Jayson also updated his website so you have to check it out too!This bunny is made by jayson it is one of his contributions to the
Monster Art Rally Show which is his first show so it is very exciting.

Currently i am working on a very cool short that is stop motion using my toys and i will have less time in the next month to make stuff for my shop..but i am very happy to be working on something challenging.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Embroidery for upcoming got craft? christmas craft show

I am so happy that i got into the got craft! show for this christmas!
So i am making up some special crafts that i am going to be selling only
for this one fair. more to come over the next couple of months hopefully!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Turkey Lurkey you tube sunday!

It is thanksgiving here in canada and i am stuffed! So i think i will lay here in my turkey coma and load some you tube videos for all to enjoy! Happy thanksgiving!

part 2
part 3
part 4

Monday, October 06, 2008

Plush You Show Oct 10th!

A big shout out to all that can go see the plush you show in Seattle this week!
I can't make it out this year, as i am planning a trip to san fran later this month.
However it will be the first year i miss it so please drop by and take pics for me to check out!

I made three plush for it this year! Here is a sneak peek!
This is Lamby Poo and yes the little lamby has a little surprise in her! hehe
and i made a very limited run of these cakes! Strawberry and black forest! yummy!


Shmancy is posting up the toys in her online store and some of my toys are up and hopefully the rest will be up soon so check it up.