Friday, October 30, 2009

Giveaway Winner!

The Winner of my Halloween Party Giveaway is!

I use the ol' tried and true 'slips o' paper' method to choose names :)

Ginger, if you want to go to my etsy shop and pick out an acorn pin style, I'll get your gift on its way!

You can email me which one you'd like at:


Thank you!

And Thank you to everyone who stopped by my Halloween Party!

Rest assured, there will be another giveaway VERY soon! :)

Wendy Chamberlain Giveaway!

Here's a cute little bear being given away by Wendy Chamberlain on her blog... just click the picture to be taken to the giveaway.

Also! I apologize for my absence and lack of posting of *my* giveaway winner!

I will be doing that today... I had an hospital visit and it just totally threw me off!

Monday, October 26, 2009

It's a Little Bearry!

This little gal stands 3 inches tall, and has poseable arms :)

I wanted to find something to do with my scraps!

Ginger is having ANOTHER Giveaway!!!

She is just too amazing!

Click on the picture to be taken to the giveaway page :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Just a quick update today...

I've been messing around with paper clay today.

This... could be awesome!

(or it could fail miserably... but I'm going to be optimistic)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Oh Tonner...

A long while ago I bought a Harry and Ron Tonner doll, and have been attempting to repaint them.

HOLY COW it's hard!!! You have to do about a million subtle washes of color and then hope you did ok.

Here was my first attempt at Ron (scary, I know)... I painted Harry too... then when I was sealing him, the sealer flubbed and ruined it all... and I got angry and put them away! (I know, not particularly mature)

But with Halloween on the Horizon, I kind of want to pull them out and try again.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A thank you and a new bag!

Click on the pictures to make them larger :)

First off, Thank You!!!! to KnittingTurnip for her LOVELY PIF Giveaway prize!! Here are some pictures of the little cutie she sent me!

Next, my Mom sews purses... more to the point, she sews bags for other people, lickity split, but if one of her kids wants one, we have to hound her and hound her and wait for months and months.

So, after months of waiting, and repeated asking "Is it done yet?! Is it done yet?!" She finally finished my purse... and I LOVE IT!!!!

I chose all the fabrics, except the base fabric... which is evidentally Hand-dyed Ricky Tims fabric that she had laying around for ages!

The inside is lined with little pockets and it has a solid bottom... and in general, is just a very useful purse!! Have I mentioned I love it?

Now for some random "What's in/on Heather's purse?" items :)

What's that dangling from my purse?! It's a hand sculpted little leather dog!! SO CUTE!

And also Skelanimal bat that I ran out and purchased after reading Kelly's (Yesterday's Glitter) post about them. I bought the little bat... PERFECT for Halloween!

Inside my purse you'll find a change purse I bought directly after seeing Ponyo... which, btw, is the most disgustingly cute, feel-good, adorable movie I've seen in a while.

And... girls... if you don't want the boys stealing your Nintendo DS... just make it look like this:

So, THANK YOU, KnittingTurnip... and THANK YOU, Mom!!!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Woodland Creatures Everywhere!

As mentioned before, I've recently found ACEO cards (or ATC cards, depending on who you're talking to) and... at the same time, I had joined a "Fall Swap" in which the goal is to... wait for it... wait for it....

Swap fall items. XD

Well, as part of my swap, along with one (or several) plushies that I'll be making/have made, I am also making the person ACEO cards from a list of favorite animals that they gave me.

I think I'll probably end up printing them a digital version... and possibly framing it, if I can find a frame that looks ok.

Until then, here are the first 3 that I've done :) You can click on the image to make it bigger!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Two new parties!

Inspired by the Halloween party, two of my favorite blogs are having parties of their own!

Click on the images to go and join in!

Please join in! It's sure to be fun!!

First up is a party at Ginger's:

Then, after that there will be a party at Kelly's!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Come In, Come In!

(Please Click on the Images to See them Larger!)

A Magical Party has just begun! Come In, Come In!

Beware! Beware! The Witch is Abroad, it's not safe out there, Come In!

The Night is Filled with Terror and Wonder... History and Magic... Come In!

The Dark, Murky Woods are Teaming with Evil, Come In!

Bones lie Abandon, Covered in Dirt. The Ghosts of the Dead will Haunt Them! Come In!

Inside it is Safe, Warm and Inviting... We have a Cat, Spooky, but he isn't Frightening. Come In!

It will be Fun and Exciting, Thrilling and Delighting... and the Raven will have the Last Word. Come In!

When this Party will End, you'll have made Many New Friends... but Before you Leave, Help Yourself to some Treats... if you Dare!
Come In!!

Thank you, to A Fanciful Twist, for hosting this FANTASTIC Halloween Party!
I apologize for being a day early! I had an unexpected trip pop up... but I wasn't about to miss out on Halloween fun!

I will be checking out everyone else's party when I get back in town on Sunday!

~ Give Away ~

As a party treat, I will be giving away one spooky pin (the winner can choose from my etsy site):

To be entered, simply post a reply to this thread :)
You can leave an entry post until October 23rd, when I will be choosing a winner!

Happy Partying!

And the winner is....

Thank you so much to all who entered!

Names were drawn with the 'slips of paper in an old hat' method :)

There will be more giveaways in the not too distant future :)

Kimi, if you will email me your address @

I will get stuff shipping to you asap!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Well... here's my latest work in progress... made from my first original bear pattern... he looks...


I've had him on my desk at work and several people have come in and said "Oh! Where'd you get the Ewok?!"

So, maybe he's just a bear who is a really big Star Wars fan? Maybe I was influenced by watching Fan Boys? Who knows.

He's not done yet, as you can see, his nose is only drawn on at the moment... and I'll probably do more shading and trimming... maybe. (He's awfully cute super fuzzy... I'm tempted to watch Star Wars and make him an Ewok outfit)

Needless to say, though, this little guy's name is Wiket. He has embraced his Ewok-dom.

Hi! I'm Wiket, the NOT-Ewok.
Isn't the moon beautiful tonight?

Wait a minute...

That's not a moon! It's a SPACESTATION!!!!

Cake Wrecks!

Ok, this is a blog of professional cake decorating gone horribly wrong!!

If there's anything 'naughty' they block it out with black bars, so it's entirely work safe... although, really, there isn't really anything bad... just HILARIOUS!

They showcase really well made cakes too... so you get the good, the bad, and the REALLY ugly!

If you want a really good laugh, go check it out... and make sure you read their captions.

Just click on the image to go to their site:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A busy day!

I also wanted to share two new artworks, one stuffed, one illustrated!

Ok, the illustrated one first, it's my first scribbling on an ACEO card:

Next is Pumpkin, he's quite the little character!

He can hang upside down...

He can show you his wings!

He can hide from you...

Or not!

He isn't shy...

But sometimes he's confused.

He can sit up...

Or stand up...

But sometimes he falls down!

What is there to do... but get back up again!!

Halloween Giveaway at The Mare's Tale

Here is a lovely artist having a lovely give-away... Halloween Bling!

Click the image to be taken to the giveaway!

You don't even have to follow to enter:

Halloween Party in Blogland! and a giveaway!!!

This idea is just too much fun... I LOVE IT! Click on the image below to find out how to participate... or click the link in my sidebar, either way, they go to the same place! :)

Also, if you like old things... old... rusty things... old... rusty antiquish things... then you will love this! (I do!) Here is a giveaway for an old primitive scale... so much possibility!!! Click the image to find out more!

Well, this has just turned into info dump Tuesday!

Here's some fun (and sometimes disturbing) artwork... click on the image to go to the site!
(there isn't anything that isn't work safe... just some of the concepts are disturbing... and usually play off of old fairytales)

And finally, here is something just really cool... ever heard of an Exquisite Corpse? No, it's not something disgusting, it's a game of storytelling... and some major YA authors are getting together with some fantastic illustrators and holding one... click on the image to find out more, then click on the "read more"s to read the story!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Art Every Day Month

Evidentally, here in blogland, November is A.E.D.M, or, Art Every Day Month.

You can click on the image above to take you to the site where it is explained in full!

The goal is to create or work on some sort of art every day... and then document it here in your blog!

I will definitely be participating!!!

(on a side note, it's also NaNoWriMo, or, National Novel Writing Month (in which you are supposed to write a novel, in a month)... those of you who are truly daring can try both!)

I am also going to participate in Creative Every Day... which gives you a "theme" for the month as inspiration... mostly these are just boosts to get more artwork done... and since I just started "craft day" once a week with a friend... well, I figure this is the perfect opportunity!

The link for both of these is in my sidebar :) Enjoy!

I also recently just found out about ACEOs, or "Art Cards, Editions and Originals"
Evidentally this has become quite the trend... the rules are that they have to be trading card size (3.5 X 2.5 inches) and that you make them with the intent to trade (although I see a lot of people selling them now, I'm pretty sure the original intent was for artists to trade small samples of their work)

Here is a link to a site that talks about them:

I think I might have to make a couple of these as well!!

Finally (maybe, I just keep adding on to this post!) here is a weekly Illustration challenge:

I love the challenges I've listed in this blog because they don't demand a commitment from you... you're allowed to participate when inspiration strikes... and they aid that a little by giving you a "theme" to think about.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Etsy Shop Revamp

I have been working on revamping my etsy shop logo... here's the little squid so far... hopefully he's cute! Unfortunately he really is *little* in my etsy banner!!