Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas! - I have a squid hat

Hurray! Presents! I got some lovely handmade/indie gifts this year. The adorable squid hat in the picture above was made by ObeyMyBrain on Etsy. He is soo cute, and soft, and has adorable painted eyeballs! I named him Squidly, (original, I know). Squidly likes pasta, sleeping on my head, and rock and roll.

I also got the Octopus Field Bag and Octopus Dress from Shana Logic!
(Piccies later!) I love them both so much! Really gorgeous and wonderful quality!

I got these two cute picture frames too! Now I know the frames aren't handmade, buut I did use them to display my art, so that counts. Sort of.

(This is a bad photo.. Sorry!)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Puppy Teeth - they're cute AND gross!

Finding a wayward puppy tooth in your bed is generally an unpleasant discovery. Somewhere between "EW!" and "Oh neat, I'm going to put this in my wallet", though, I thought it would be fun to take the tooth and turn it into a necklace.

This tooth is from Mudflap, our 5-month-old basset hound. (Looky looky!) He is losing his tiny, sharp baby teeth and replacing them with larger, less-sharp adult teeth, (hurray!)

I bleached the tooth, cleaned it, filed down the pokey bits and then glued some metal doo-hickeys to it. It is very tiny and adorable, and I am happy that I can keep a part of Mudflap, (literally..) with me wherever I go.

Here is an unflattering picture of me wearing it. Yay! It's not a very good picture since you can't see the toothy too well, but at least you can see how tiny and cute it is.

P.S. I'm sleepy.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Mopey Dreams Big

So I decided to give it a go, and send an e-mail to Shana Logic to see if they would be interested in selling dear Mopey. I took a few photographs and sent them on their way. Now I will sit back and twiddle my thumbs in anticipation, hoping that the darling Indie shop will like my plushy starfish. I am wearing my tiny octopus necklace for good luck.

Thursday, December 18, 2008



This is Spooky.

He's been watching you, and he knows what you've been up to.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mopey can't swim. But he still loves you.

I officially have one starfish plushy that is ready to sell, (hurray!) I have 3 more almost-finished red Mopeys that I hope to finish sewing and stuffing tonight.

What is Mopey? He is a soft, warm, huggable, squishable starfish plushy! He also cannot swim like the other starfish, (I threw him into the ocean but he just kept washing up ashore again). Mopey will need a loving home and family to care for him, despite his disability.

These little guys are about a foot long, (from the end of one leg to the end of the leg across), and are filled with Eco-Friendly fiberfill, (except for the one in the photo, which only has polyester fiberfill.) The legs are filled with poly-pellets, which make them fun to grab on to. Mopey also sports two gorgeous plastic safety eyes, which he wears on his face.