Sunday, June 29, 2008

Yummy Summer

It is soooo hot here i love it! Got some tanning yesterday at the beach and today i went to portabello market on a research trip for future craft shows hopefully.. I got some yummy buckwheat crepes there from a cute trailer in front. The strawberries are a treat i got by
this favorite cafe i love by kits beach it is a strawberry lemon torte. yum!
Enjoy your summer!

Friday, June 27, 2008

The Munny Show

The Show was just a block from Studio B so we checked it out. I apologize for the photos as the lighting was horrible for photos with flashing disco lights i couldn't see anything on my camera screen. It was hosted by Local vinyl Store Voltage. This is the second year of the munny show. I wish there was more adult toy shows in vancouver but i think it is still a very small city when i compare it to NY or LA or Tokyo. But hopefully this is a start of many more!

made by Mark "atomos" Pilon
Jason Pultz

Clio Chiang

Mike Gilbert

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Holocaust memorial star

Here is my star for an interesting project headed by jillian curtis to make
up to 6 million stars for a memorial to the holocaust.

i am half jewish so i felt like i should be part of it and i am pretty happy with
my embroidered star. I love embroidering lately!

Her Blog is Blog me till midnight in case you want to see the other stars other artist have made.

Monday, June 23, 2008

New Dwanda Store

I have just opened my Dwanda Store which is similar to Etsy but based in europe!

Actually it is pretty good and i will try to learn more about it but i am hoping it gets me
more accesible to the rest of the world!

See my shop here!

And here is a random squirrel pic i took! so cute! he was just outside my window
when i was taking pictures of my toys. We have a bird feeder that they always try to
raid and it is nearly impossible to get to so it is very entertaining to see them try to get the nuts inside it. I can just imagine this guy thinking " nut nut nut nut nut nut nut" hehehe!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Cutesypoo Tees!

I am super excited to present cutesypoo t shirts are in!
They were made locally at a place called Kraft Media not far from where i work!
So i just drove over and picked them up yesterday. They were a bit short on the pink colour
shirts and i got some in light pink which is the second pic. I actually kind of like the light pink colour so it was a happy accident!

If these go over well i have sooo many plans for more, like baby onesies and Jayson wants
to design a black tee for men.

I am offering a combo also for the tee and plush together, makes a cute gift!

Check out my Etsy Store before they are gone!
I also have some sales goin on there too!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Big Shop Update!

Cutesypoo Pillow Fight!

I sold out of these poo pillow at the occupied store so i whipped up more for her.
But i am also posting some on my etsy as well as in the Grumble Toy Store
in case you are not in vancouver you can still get one for your couch!

UPDATE! Here is a great article featuring my poo pillows over at The Trend De La Creme Blog!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

toy collection

I like toys...i try not to buy them as my basement is full of them already but it is hard
i guess that is sort of why i make toys for others, so i can get the feeling of the toy but not the
task of keeping it in my cupboard. I also am hoping to purchase a toy cupboard someday or get jaysons dad to build one as i need one that has doors so they don't get dusty!

Here are some of my latest buys.
I try to avoid owls as they are done EVERYWHERE but i really liked this one! Got this is the NY comic con it is by nathan J for toy tokyo.

Got this last year in Tokyo , Japan it is the only toy i got on the trip and i love it . It is made made in japan but no real label.This is my childhood pony that i found last week helping my mom clean out crap from my bedroom closet! I really remember i liked it enough to keep it out of the bath tub..unlike my other ones got all moldy..hehe.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Unchi Kun and big announcement!

I have a friend, Ritsuko from japan that is over in vancouver visiting
she has a Niece yumi and nephew narumi that drew us a cute card saying Hi from Japan!

We liked it a lot so we are going to send back this toy that is based on his drawing
from the card he sent!

Also i am done my storyboard work at studio b on the Kid vs Kat show and have made the
momentous decision to go into the toy making business full time!! yeah!

So hopefully i will be putting up more toys in my store and website and lots of new exciting designs will be up soon! It is not an easy decision but i figure it is now or never!
Right now i am working on my toys for the Plush You art show so i will post my progress with those maybe tommorow if i can find more batteries for my camera..hehee

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Etsy For Animals

Something worth checking out is the Etsy Stores
that are part charity one such store is Etsy for Animals.
"Etsy for animals (EFA) is a street team, or group of artists and craftspeople on who love and help animals, many of whom donate some portion of their sales to animal rescues and charities."

here are some of my fav creations!
Cards and Jewelry by Michele
also donates 10 % of all sales
to the Etsy for Animals charity of the month.
here are some pics from her shop.