Sunday, May 31, 2009

$5 Mini Plush Monday

***** $5 MINI PLUSH MONDAY *****

Even better than $5 foot long subs!

Every Monday in the month of June, 5 members of the Plush Team will list 5 mini plushies for the ridiculously fabulous price of five dollars in the Plush Team store! Snatch them up, they won't last long.

I'll be listing my 5 tomorrow, June 1st. They are a sneak preview of some new mini designs that will be hitting my shop and the Broad Street Bazaar this summer!

Adventures in Needle Felting

When I was at the Fairy Festival this year, I bought an awesome pack of wool roving from Feederbrook Farms, which also including a couple of needle felting needles. I have always wanted to learn how to needle felt. This week, I watched a tutorial online on how to make a needle felted bead...that inspired me to break out my kit and have a go at it! Of course, I had to make a Mr. Toastee ^_^ Not bad for my first try, huh? I had a lot of fun with it....I think I'm going to grab a book or two and try to learn some techniques ^_^

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Wishing everyone a safe and fun Memorial day! Let's be sure to take some time today and thank those who gave their lives to defend this country.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Toast Wars

If you didn't already know, I am a huge nerd and I LOVE Star Wars. So, when I heard that there was going to be a show called Stitch Wars, which would be featuring handmade goodies inspired by one of the awesomest movies ever, how could I not participate?? It is going to be at Bird and Bear Gallery, and will run from July 19th through August 29th. Check out their site for more information. I have already seen a few items made for it and they are AWESOME! The bar has already been set pretty high for this show by Heidi Kennedy and Cutesypoo! I have completed one of my items that I will be sending to this show, and thought I'd give everyone a little peek! I made a Wookie Toastee:

As you can see, I even pulled out some of out old-school Star Wars figures to pose in the pic as well ^_^

Yummy Pancake at Crafty By Nature on July 5th!

Woohoo! Guess what! I will be participating in the Crafty By Nature on July 5th! Crafty By Nature is an outdoor indie craft market that takes place the first sunday of the month at Shupps Grove in Lancaster County. I will be sharing a booth wirh Eric of Manly Knitting. So make sure you stop by and say hi....and pick up some chainmail and plush for yourself ^_^

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Wearable Bacon!

Bacon is awesome. Now you can be awesome too with these crochet bacon bracelets! They have all the happiness of my crochet bacon slices, but you can wear them around your wrists! They each fasten with a cute little piggy button. available now in my etsy shop. Be the envy of all your bacon loving friends!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

I just wanted to wish everyone out there who have spawned, a happy Mother's day! I wanted to send a special shout-out to My cousin Steph and her hubby Bill, who are the proud new parents of an uber cute baby boy. I also want to give a shout-out to My bro and his wife who are expecting their first next month!

But mostly, I wanted to thank my own mom, as without her, I wouldn't be here. She is one of the most awesomest people on the planet, and I couldn't have asked for a better mommy than her! She cultivated my creativity, and passed along all of her artsy and creative genes ^_^ She rocks!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sir Toastee!

OMG.....check out the sheer awesomeness of Mr. Toastee's chainmail! I totally geeked out when I saw this! No, I didn't make it....the uber talented Eric of Manly Knitting whipped this up for me! How does he make these wonderful pieces? Well, he uses 1/4" galvanized steel rings, which he makes himself from 17 gauge wire! He also makes pouches, bracelets and such(I have one of his bracelets....they are super awesome as well!). Make sure you stop on by his etsy store and check out all of his creations!

Eric - you totally reek of awesomeness. Both Mr. Toastee and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts...and butter ^_^

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Yummy Pancake Available at The Broad Street Bazaar!!

Woot! I am so excited! My plush and resin creations will now be available at a brick and mortar store - the Broad Street Bazaar in Lititz, PA! The Broad Street Bazaar is a new gift shop opening up in Lititz, PA next week. It features handcrafted gift items by local artists, including yours truly! There is seriously going to be a lot of talent going on in this store!

Come on out and show your support by purchasing a one-of-a-kind item from a one-of-a-kind store. The grand opening is on Friday, May 8th.

Broad Street Bazaar
55 North Broad St
Lititz, PA