June 2006

Just wanted to let you guys know about a contest over at http://fearlessfibers.blogspot.com

The prize is some of her beautiful hand-painted yarn! I love this yarn! There are so many great colorway options. Check out her blog and her etsy shop http://fearlessfibers.etsy.com

This little elephant was requested last Friday by Sweets4ever over at the Craftster.org forum. She said she would really love to have an elephant and gave me this little graphic she created using some of my other items for texture and colors!

So, as you can see, He was made with That Grey, That red, has green eyes and is indeed 3″ tall. I am currently waiting to hear from her what his name is.

Then I will be buckling down to create the ultimate swashbuckler! In honor of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie opening next week, I will be attempting to create an 11-12″ Capitan Jack Sparrow doll! I have been running through the yarn physics in my head for about a week now? Which yarns will be the best colors and textures? Which ones will need to be split into 2 ply instead of the heavier 4 ply to get the right movement from the fabric? Where will I forego yarn and use thread for the lighter weight materials? Where am I going to get the right hair beads? Gathering pictures from different angles so that I can see everything I need to.

I think I have it all worked out and I will be putting him on the blog by July 6th, because he will need to be done by then if he is going with me to the midnight premiere ; )

Are you sitting at work right now? In a cube where the only light comes from the buzzing fluorescent lights above you and the computer monitor in front of you. Do you wish you could be on a white beach somewhere? Under an umbrella. Drinking a drink with an umbrella in it. Well, I can’t help you with that, but I can give you a little piece of the tropics with this little turtle!

Margarita has a mottled green and yellow shell. Wearing a straw hat under her umbrella she will bring a little color of the tropics to your grey little life! She stands about 3″ tall and is about 2.5″ long. She will be sent with a brand new unopened parasol.

This cute little guy was a custom order in my Etsy shop. I was asked if I could make an octopus in the same style as my turtles, but with no costume. So he is all naked! His little legs are wired so he is poseable. Right now he is holding a parasol to keep off the sun. His new mommy says that he will have his own fish tank when he gets home!

I just got a new shipment of magnets for my Custom Katamaris! If you have been wanting to get a Katamari, now is the time. These go fast! They are about the size of a softball and fit nicely in your hand. They have super strong magnets for hours of rolling fun! I have heard of them rolling things like scissors, paperclips, staples, pins, needles, batteries, even some silverwear! What kinds of things can you roll up? Try this and see.

Let me know what colors you want this wonderful ball to be, or type SURPRISE ME in the message to seller box and I will send you a beautiful Katamari surprise

Hey Guys!

I have no new items to show you because I have been busy with brithdays! We have one birthday a week in the month of June (I will be happy to see July!) I have been crocheting a shawl for my mother. I will post pictures of her with it when it is done.

I have joined a BUNCH of new blog rings. They are not quite functional yet, but when they are they will be fun to look through!

The next doll will be a Captain Jack doll in honor of the opening of the new Pirates movie. Not sure yet if it will be a turtle or a full sized doll, that will be the surprise!

By request of the ladys at Crafster I bring you the second Turtle in the Johnny Depp series, Wade ‘Cry Baby’ Walker. Good girls want him bad. Bad girls want him worse. He’s the kind of guy that every girl wants but should’t marry!! Too young to be square… Too tough to be shocked… Too late to be saved. He’s a doll. He’s a dreamboat. He’s a delinquent.

Keep watching this space for more turtles!

I was a participant this week in a Random Act of Art! This little lobster amigurumi was commissioned for a lobster lover.

I was contacted a couple weeks ago by a customer who wanted a lobster, but it had to be kept secret. After several attempts to get the claws just right, I made this little cutie.

I set photos to the customer and waited in anticipation for the approval all artists seek from patrons of their art. She loved it and sent me the address of the recipient. I read the name and address and laughed out loud!! Turns out it was for one of my cousins! I called my husband over to see the address. I gleefully packed the little guy in his shipping container and sent him on his cross country journey. I heard today that he had been happily received!

So now that he has arrived in his new home, I can share him with all of you. He was a lot of fun to make and has been sent to a wonderful person.

Thank you for letting me be a part of this Random Act of Art!

The turtles of the week are: Sgt Pepper Turtles!

These Turtles are all dressed up for the Turtle Ball. They are ready to have a blast! What Beatles collection would be complete without these little guys entertaining the crowd. Get them for Fathers day or for the Beatles fan in your life. I spent the weekend with my husband and best friend creating these cute turtles. They are great for bouncing ideas off of and I always know they will give an honest opinion.