Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The weather outside is frightful......

....but Mr. Toastee looks so delightful! Just peeking out of my pile of custom orders to share one of my newest creations. These little guys were made for someone uber special. I love making gifts for folks who I know will totally appreciate them!! ^_^

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Plush Team Plush Swap

Whew! I have been up to my eyeballs in custom orders here! I have been crocheting so much that my fingers just might fall off! The Plush Team did a secret plush swap for Nov/Dec and I got my super awesome plushies in the mail the other day! Check them out....are they adorable or what? Thank you to the very talented PterodactylPants for these little guys! You can read the story of their arrival, plus the storied from my fellow plush teamers about their swaps on the Plush team Blog.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Holiday Ornament Recipe - Try It!

Today I wanted to share an awesome recipe of mine to make the coolest ornaments. It is uber easy, and they smell absolutely wonderful when put on your tree and make you house smell nice when you have them all set out to dry. I would recommend picking up the ingredients from your local dollar store or discount grocery store - otherwise, you are going to spend an arm and a leg on the spices alone.

**These ornaments are NOT edible!!**

Cinnamon Ornaments
1 cup applesauce
1/2 cup cinnamon4
T. ground cloves2
T. allspice2
T. nutmeg

Add all ingredients in a bowl. Work mixture with hands until dough is smooth and ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Divide into smaller portions and roll with rolling pin. Cut dough with cookie cutters. Using a straw, poke a hole near the top for inserting a ribbon as a hanger. Lay the ornaments on a tray covered with wax paper. Turn ornaments every other day until completely dry. It takes about 4-5 days. Use ribbon to make a hanger. Have fun! Also, I usually mix several batches at one time. One doesn't make too many ornaments unless you have very small cookie cutters. I also found that they will smell great year after year if you store them in an airtight container or bag.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Future Fan of Mr. Toastee

Okay, I totally had to double post today. I wanted to introduce you to my future niece or nephew. I cannot wait to shower him/her with tons and tons of plush goodness!! This kid is going to have the coolest plush collection ever...well, next to me. Are you totally jealous or what? Right now they are smaller than Mr Toastee - they may be just about as big as mini Mr. Toastee ^_^

Thank you for your votes!

Mr. Toastee and I wanted to take this time to thank all of our fans for voting for us in the MODNARoS contest!!! We were both so happy to win and couldn't have done it with out all you folks! I can't wait to get more buttons...I think I have some more ideas for clothes for Mr. Toastee using them ^_^ Stay tuned!