Monday, December 13, 2010

Artsy Fartsy Market



Got into another craft fair!!
I know sort of last minute, but it is a great opportunity to head down with the family for some treats at the market and a last minute gift buying at the craft fair!
 
Carousel Theatre’s Studios  1411 Cartwright Street (Granville Island), Vancouver, BC
Carousel Theatre for Young People is hosting an Artisan Market on December 18 & 19, 2010. The event is a fundraiser for our youth programming and a showcase for local designers, artisans and vendors. All funds raised by table rentals, entrance donations and café sales will directly benefit Carousel Theatre’s Season of Literary Classics and our Inner City School Ticket Donation Program. All sales raised by each vendor will go in their own pocket!


We will be hosting the event in our building, located on beautiful and bustling Granville Island. This is an excellent opportunity to share your work in a popular Vancouver shopping location- right before the holidays! We will be taking over the entire bottom floor of studios with vendor tables and a café with tasty treats, coffee, hot chocolate and hot apple cider.



Thursday, December 02, 2010

Christmas + Crafts



 Winter came a bit early this year, last week thursday it snowed and snowed! Of course i had to get xen out there to experience it and she loved it so much it was hard to get her to come back in the house. Good thing too because it rained right after and the snow was gone the next day.
 We did the first of 2 craft fairs this year at Make It! For 3 whole days we were there and had a good time..i had never done any other than Got Craft? It was a very different vibe and I learned tons. There were some great other tables there and they actually served beer and wine which was a nice surprise to Jayson.



We sold lots of the ornaments ..the scent really does the trick.
Other great booths at Make it include- BYWA Bag Designs, Kukubee
and Papaya Blue ( Thanks for the Earrings! )

 I don't know if i will be doing as much craft fairs next year, as i might go in a totally new direction..lots of ideas and new things to explore so i really liked that i was able to this year!

This weekend is the 2nd Craft show we are in at Got Craft?  I will have some bunny , cat and bear toys that i didn't have at Make it!  So if you are around vancouver on Sunday come down to 2205 Commercial Drive from 10- 5pm.



Thursday, November 25, 2010

FREE GIFT! Sale Extended till Dec 10th :D

With every purchase over $20 at my etsy store i am going to be giving away a FREE
cutesypoo Tee!!

I only have tees in womens sizes from Small, Medium and Large which is american apparel shirts
made from 100% cotton and printed locally here in Vancouver, Canada.

Most stores make you buy $50 or more to get a free gift so i made it much easier to actually get something as i think it has been a good year here at cutesypoo toys !!

Ends Dec 10th!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Modes4u Giveaway!!!! **Closed **

I am so excited to announce a really kawaii giveaway that modes4u is having on my blog only!!

The Prize package includes the following below and it is open to anyone WORLDWIDE!

1) 1 blue bento box ( A perfect size for a lunch on the go :D)






2) 1 Swimmer cat towel ( I love this so much it is sooo kawaii and i have a similar one with a bunny)
If you don't know the swimmer brand is very rare stuff!)

3) 1 deco tape set ( always cute and useful!)



 4) mix of 10 handmade buttons 




5) 1 handmade Christmas stamp (perfect for sending your letters to santa!)






Want to enter?? huh? huh?
Here are the rules-

1) go to Modes4u website and post your favorite items as a comment on this post.
Please leave a contact email so we can contact you if you win!
2) We offer an extra entry for people who fan modes4u on Facebook or Twitter.
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/modes4u
Twitter: http://twitter.com/modes4u
3) 2 extra entries for people who blog about this giveaway and include link to giveaway + our shop


The contest is from today until Dec 6 only!

Good luck to you all :D

Monday, November 01, 2010

Gnovember Giveaway at Gnomeangel

I am a sponsor over at Gnomeangel's Gnovember Giveaway!!
You can win your very own Cutesypoo Gnome or paper gnomes as well as many other gnome goodies by other craftsters!!

The Giveaway has some super cute stuff and it is ongoing the whole month of November so make sure to check back and enter them all!!

Good luck!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Giveaway!!

I am having a big giveaway contest over at my facebook page !
I am giving away a paper toy set everyday until the end of the month so you have a really good chance!
click the link for details:D

Thursday, October 21, 2010

a cutesypoo wedding?

just had to post up that someone used my cone gnome paper toys in their wedding!
Toooo cute!

also if you want a instant halloween project for the kids i am selling lots of my monster paper toys these days.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ari Cat kids' tee


Ari Cat kids' tee
Originally uploaded by Mia Hansen
looks like the old occupied shop will be a tees shop with cute shirts!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bunch of stuff

I was showcased on Website Bakery today!
It is a really cute website with a very yummy look to it.

Also just finishing up my order for a new toy shop called SpielWerk Toys in Portland as well tonight.
They are the first store i have in oregon to carry my stuffies so go see them if you are in the local :D

I also am in a new craft show this year called Make it!

Print this out and you get a whopping $2 off your admission!!
see their facebook page here


lastly and not lest i am going to be in GOT CRAFT? 
this year i got in last minute so i think that is why the postcard is not showing my name.
I am sort of nervous because when i first joined i was practically the only toy crafter in there but looking at the line up this year there are way more this year so i guess i gotta pull up my socks! 

see their facebook page here
Facebook Group here





























But socks don't pull up themselves so i guess i better go back to work!

Friday, October 15, 2010

cutesypoo of the day - Red Lights

Autumn Leaves




I finally am posting pics taken with my new  Nikon 50 mm lens ! I love it soooo..






Below is a baby playmat quilt i made with the help of my friends, we split up the duties of cutting,sewing and quilting, i am very happy with the results! I really am starting to like quilting, perhaps Laurraine is inspiring me, i am actually going to incorporate more quilting in my future toys ( i already have designs planned) and want to get into making patterns to sell on etsy and also when i have enough do a book. I think after this craft show i am going to head in that direction...away from gnomes for awhile..





oh and i also posted up kawaii links on the side to check out as well!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Vampire Gnomes have escaped!!




I got some request to make my monster gnomes into plush lately so i decided to do just that!
He is the nocturnal and moody type always hungry for your blooood! MUHAHHAHA!!
So get your mitts on a very special limited release of Cute Vampire Cone Gnomes for Halloween!
up in my shop!

Speaking of Halloween, i just came back from a wonderful weekend vacation in Portland and really fell in love with the city! This is just some random pics i took while doing..what for it...nothing!! :DDD
 Below is from voodoo doughnuts..soo yummy...

 Saturday Market...it was good but not as much crafts as i liked..the good stuff seems to be in the small shops all over town..
Coffeeeeeeee and Fooodd


 My prize possession on this trip was a handmade pillow which i dub "breakfast in bed" got it at a store
called Redux across from the great jupiter hotel i stayed in.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Musseloom Giveaway!




We are marking down our musseloom plushies down from $25 to $15 dollars and to
help spread the word we are having a musseloom giveaway!

One lucky person will win a signed musseloom plushie!
All you have to do is "like" our cutesypoo facebook page
and we will draw a winner when we reach 150 friends.
So make sure to spread the word so we can reach our goal!
If you can't wait just pick one up at a store near you or from our

reposting the video we did for fun :D


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Shop Update!!


Just finally putting the last of the emotional gnomes up for sale on my etsy shop!
Rounding out the set is Angry Gnome in small and LARGE!
Plus we now have small and large Winter gnomes as well!
I am so happy to finally offer both sets in full now in the shop.

Also i got a couple of Clearance gnomes for grabs as well!

Now i feel confident to move on to getting my stock for christmas craft stuff as well
as a couple of special halloween gnomes? maybe?!!?!

Okay gotta make some poo keychains now.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

summer lemonade!




We have been slackin here at cutesypoo toys, due to lovely weather this last while..but now the weather is starting to get a chill in the air and i think i will be really very crazy busy this next while with building our new home! Yes i am sooooo excited!! We were at the bank and things are starting to gear up so we can start constructing a new nest for our family:D

Also here is my latest vintage find! A handmade loop rug for 3.99! It is in new condition and even has a tag on the back that says"handmade by amanda"
I don't know if i will have much time for crafting as i will be busy making a house..(now that's DIY!! ) haha but i plan to post as much about the house in this blog to keep it going..right?

lastly i will be doing a great giveaway in sept so keep your eye out;D

Friday, August 13, 2010

Cheery and Sad Gnomes are here!!



I finally had time to take some pics and post these up!
They are in both small and large size and really are a great pair !

Now i finally am complete on my emotional gnome set in
plush form so you can have the entire collection soon, i have to list the angry one soon to really complete it.


Also i posted up some large LOVE gnomes as well as some misprinted Large love gnomes
which are a real steal at only $6.99 as we misprinted one of the eyes but you can hardly tell so it was such a shame to throw it out i thought so i listed them as well!


just had to include a pic of what xen did while mommy was doing her gnome photoshoot..:P

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

MY Little Pony at SDCC



I just found these online and had to post it!
I totally wish i was there in person now that i see what i have been working on for the last while in a real life size pinky pie!!!! ahh well...back to work...
And i must say that this show is by far the best show i have ever worked on, it is well written and beautifully done :D



Sunday, July 18, 2010

kid vs.kat


I thought i would post some kid vs kat episodes i found on you tube that i did the storyboards on.
Things are still busy with working on My little Pony so hopefully more will come when i finish next week.

Enjoy!!




Monday, June 21, 2010

Blog Makeover!!




Summer is upon us finally...but a summer with a sweater on is barely worth blogging about..
however it is a good strawberry season and my hanging pot of strawberries is one of xen's favorite treats! ( this is my front yard by the way now that xen can walk i will be spending more time here hopefully!)

As you can see - i am in construction currently on a new blog look :DDD
so things are not all done yet, still have to do a wallpaper to my liking ..

we are also working on exciting and new future toys !!
Jays dad ; Pete is a master tinkerer and made xen this cute wooden duck walker that also quacks! We like it so much we hope to get into making some for sale in the future as well.
Of course more gnomes are landing soon! Cheery Gnome and Sad Gnome peek out and also we are getting Large Love Gnomes as well as Large Angry Gnomes! You will have to wait UNLESS
you can go to TATE'S COMICS in LA where we have them in stock right now! :D