August 2006



Ok Guys!

Mark September 12th on your calendar. That is the day that the pattern for my Pirate doll, now named Sam, will go on sale on the Interweave Crochet Magazine website!!! You can go there now to see what I wrote about the experience of creating the doll. Here is the link

http://www.interweavecrochet.com/projects/paid/pirate.asp
Get your yarn and hooks all ready!

I wanted to tell you guys about a great friend of mine who is an author. Catherine Burkett has been a friend of mine for several years. She is an author as well as a wonderful wife and mother! She has published two books so far, but I am sure she has more books locked away in that mind of hers. Go give her site a look!

http://www.catherineburkett.com/

This little guy has been on my list for a while! I adore the Final Fantasy games, so making a Moogle was a requirement : ) He stands about 3 1/2″ tall from the top of his head and 6″ from the top of his bauble. What a perfect companion for your work area!

This week I also got some beautiful yarn from Sock Diva! She makes the most colorful and beautiful yarn. She is my yarn hero ; ) She is the reason that I am scrimping and saving for a spinning wheel of my own. You’re the best Sock!!

Hey all you spinners out there!! There is a very cool roving swap going on at http://spinningrovingswap.blogspot.com This is a swap for people of all spinning experience levels! This will be a very fun swap, but we need more people to sign up. Please take a look at this swap!

Hey Guys!

There is a new contest going on over at Fearless Fibers!! Deb is giving away a kit for making a felted bag this time. Go check out her blog and enter to win a great prize!!!

http://fearlessfibers.blogspot.com

First, I have the buttons in stock! They are fantastic and come in 5 different images. THANK YOU KITTYCROSSBONES!! I will be listing them in my shop as a set and individual buttons too!

I have been working like a mad woman to get my store restocked! As I told you before, I have been working on a new type of item for my store. My Grandmother used to make quilted stuffed animals for craft fairs when I was younger. I remember spending weekends making these toys with her and going to the craft fairs with her to sell them. When we went to visit her in San Diego a few weeks ago, I asked if she still had these patterns. I wanted to use the patterns, but I didn’t want it to be the same old stuffed toys. So I began to think about what else I could do with them. Aplique seems a natural fit for these animals! “Mommy Loves You” is the first of those new items. It was named that because it looks like the big cat is watching over the smaller one. It is a Pillow Cover with a set of quilted cats apliqued onto it. The Mommy cat is green and the Baby is pink. I think it came out fantastic! I have a bunch of other animals including sheep, pigs, ducks, elephants and many more!

I have also been busy making sesonal Turtles! I have two new Autumn Leaf turtles. One has leaves on his back because he was out playing in the piles of leaves. The other has leaves hanging from his head because he likes the feeling of them dangling around his face.

I have also had several custom orders for turtles. I have made a second winter turtle in pastel colors and a nurse turtle. I am working on another nurse and a doctor right now.

This little guy was a dare from a great lady in one of the Yahoo Groups I frequent. She dared us to make an amigurumi Vulture. He is about as tall as a spool of thread and just big enough to perch on a computer mouse or a monitor, to glare at people who linger in your office.

I also captured these three Shadow Turtles.

You know that feeling, when you are home alone and you just KNOW there is something watching you from a dark corner, or waiting for you in a dark room. When you turn quickly to look for it, there is nothing there! Sometimes there are small flashes of light, with no cause. Like light reflecting off of small eyes.These are Shadow Turtles. They can be found in dark corners or forgoten cupboards. Their pearlecent eyes catch and reflect even the smallest amount of light. They are harmless, most of the time. But they enjoy watching. Always watching.These Amigurumi Shadow Turtles were captured lurking in my craft supplies. They are 3″ tall.

This is Thamuz, Murmur and Hypnos. Their eyes are pearlescent buttons that grab and reflect even the smallest amount of light. I was sitting here working on the computer by monitor-light, and all I could see of them was three sets of glowing eyes watching me work. Gave me the Jibblies!

Masukami is my newest doll. She is based on the evil spirit imagery in several recent Japanese movies and video games. She has died too young by drowning. Wandering the river banks, she searches for her lost love. Is it you?

Not sure the photos captured the evil in her eyes accurately. There are swirls on the buttons and when they are turned just right, they look eeeevil. I have caught her glowering at me a couple times this morning.

She sits 6″ tall with another 5″ in legs that can either be folded underneath her in a kneeling position, or dangled over the edge of a shelf or computer monitor. She is number two in my horror rag doll series and would be a perfect companion to Romero, the Zombie rag doll.

The Naval officer turtles are currently available in my shop now too. Things will really start rolling in my shop in the next few days. Keep your eyes out for new updates daily


Hey guys!

I have been very busy the past week and there is an end in sight finally. Another 2 weeks and I will finally be able to start making new dolls! YAY! Until that time I came up with this new item. I had AmyLynn from http://kittycrossbones.etsy.com make me some 2.25″ buttons with some of my babies on them!

I will be using them for promotional items and they will be sold in sets and individually too! I got some ideas for at least 2 more sets to come in the future. They will be listed in my shop by the end of the week. Collect them all! Trade them with friends!

AmyLynn was a wonder to work with. She worked so fast! And I love the way the buttons look! I can’t wait to get my hands on them! I also look forward to working with her again in the future! Nothing but a wonderful experience : ) Go visit her shop today!! She does more than the 2.25″ buttons. She has buttons of all sizes, keychains, necklaces, bottle openers and mirrors too! She is a wonderful etsy seller!