Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A little off topic... but...

I'm starting a Toy Review blog here:
(click the picture to go to the blog)

So if you're interested, go check it out. 
Also, if you notice something I'm missing, please let me know, or if you have something to add... please do!

I have one review up already.

Yesterday a Bear, today... a HAMSTER!

This little guy is much like yesterday's bear, except about half the size.

Standing roughly 2.5 inches tall, he's ready for you to pick him up and take him home, lol!

Or... accidentally mistake him for a cupcake?! NOOOOO!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Look Ma, no hands!

This little guy is a beanbag. Oh yes.
He has no hands, he has no feet,
But he has a mouth so he can eat... and get chubbier...

I wanted him to be really antique-like... but I haven't distressed him yet. I've never done that before and the idea of it scares me XD Maybe I'll try it on a lighter one where it might show up more dramatically.
I want to work on making his face a bit more 'antique bear'ish too. It wasn't *quite* what I had in mind.

But overall I like him XD

Friday, December 17, 2010

Whoa... MAGIC BEANS!!!

Here is a picture of my coffee cup from McDonalds this morning. 


Ohmygodohmygodohmygod... *hops around excitedly* 


... and they sold them to me for $2... I didn't even need a cow!!!!

(ok... I really do have two new bears in the works, one my own design, one a pattern I bought... which will appear in the near, rather than far future... but this cup totally cracked me up)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A picture from Biltmore... with a bear!

Ok, maybe not what you were thinking, but I had seen this tree there and just had to take a picture... then add my own little woodland friend, lol!

Friday, December 10, 2010


Featured again in someone's Etsy collection... 

It always makes me so happy XD

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I don't have a tattoo, but...

If I ever got one, it might be this:

I saw someone with a Totoro tattoo on their finger... so I drew this one on myself... and I have to say.... CUTE! Just not sure I'd want it there forever, lol! It's between my knuckle and my first finger joint on my middle finger XD

Also, the experience brought to mind grade school, where I used to draw on myself all the time. I stopped at some point... but I have to say, I'm not sure why, this was really fun to do, and it keeps making me smile whenever I look at it!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hey Cavey!

Well, there are two things I want to post about today!

One is a product I've fallen in love with called Hey Cavey! by Holly at A Little Stranger.
Holly is seriously living my dream life XD

Anyhow, she makes these cute little bean shaped creatures called Cavey (if you check out her A Little Stranger blog, she links to an interview she did explaining where Cavey came from)... but the Cavey also have their own website at www.heycavey.com

You can go there and watch for updates as to when she'll next be selling some. She puts a time clock countdown on the right sidebar so everyone can tell when they'll go live in their time zone (she is in the UK).

Right now there are snowmen Cavey for sale at the Playlounge... or there is a super secret Cupcake Cavey for sale at Candypulse.... just click the picture of it below to go to the site:

Below is my Green Apple Cavey at the Biltmore House... which is the other thing I wanted to mention... if you ever have the chance to go, do! The house is amazing!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Bat Ornaments!

I was creating these bat ornaments for Thimbleprim's Studios Gothic Ornament swap... but I'm just not feelin' the Gothic with the green ones (I'm making red ones too)... so I'll be offering these guys up on Etsy, and making some black bats for the swap. Who knows, maybe I'll send a green and red bat along too.

Friday, November 19, 2010

An Amazing Artist!

Please, if you do nothing else today, go check out the work of Brittney Lee!

Click the following picture to go to her blog:

and here, just to entice you, is a sample of some of her papercraft work...

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Well... I have a placeholder now at least, it's not fancy, but it has working links, LOL!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

... and a more cartoony version of Amie....

Yeah, I was having fun drawing. Enjoy!
I'll have to clean it up in Photoshop sometime.

Tribute Art to the GREAT Amie Soto Blossom of Soggiebottom

To the most entertaining dog online, Amie Soto Blossom... here is a picture of her... I assume she is thinking I'm rather dumb (at least, that's what I'm taking away from that expression, lol!) XD
(ps, I drew this in about 30 seconds... then photoshopped it faster than that... forgive me, Amie... forgive meeeeeeeeee!!!!... and I had to take a photo of the drawing with my cruddy cell phone *weep*)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I'm in an Etsy Treasury! :)

Go HERE to check it out!

One of my mushrooms is featured!

Friday, October 15, 2010


I've made some wee snowbear ornaments XD I kinda like their button noses :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Little Cupcake Giveaway

Sarah Dickson is having a little cupcake giveaway....

Click the picture to check it out... and while you're there, look around her blog! Her work and her illustrations are adorable!!!!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Panda in the road...

I was driving down the street this morning, on a very busy road in town... heading to work and feeling overall just a little groggy... when all of a sudden a panda appeared in the road before me!

I certainly couldn't leave him there... they're endangered, after all... and what kind of monster would that make me.

So, at the intersection of one of the busiest streets in town, I hopped out of my car, snatched up the panda and dove back in to my vehicle, all safely before the light changed!

He's a little worse for wear... but here's the little guy, all safe and sound, roaming about his new home, my desk.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Silkie Sue Giveaway!

Hop on over by clicking the picture to check it out!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A New Bat... finally!

Well, this poor little guy has been cut out and raring to go... oh... since the last time I made a bat. He's so happy to be stretching his batty wings, and not be in pieces in my pattern box!

Say hello to my newest little bat!


I vant to eats your fruitses!


I vill do tricks for them!

And give hugs!

Yeah, he's a goofy little bugger...

Friday, September 3, 2010

Something I won!

I won this pup named Jack in a giveaway from Rufnut Teddys and just had to share him, he's got such a cute little face... (and he's taken over Dot's blog... click HERE to find out more)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

And now for something completely different...

After yesterdays disturbing knitting... here is something cute:

Now, the blog I got this from did not credit the photo... so if this is your photo... or you know where it came from... please tell me! I prefer to credit as much as possible!!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Knitted Homes of Crime

A very interesting little exhibition... go HERE to see the whole thing... these knit houses were created by Jean Arkell and are made to look like the places where these female killers went mad.

It's gruesome... yes, but I'm very attracted to the combination of medium and concept here... especially considering the time period when knitting and such was still practiced for purpose rather than just pleasure.

Here's a little sample:

Christiana - 20 hours
16 Gloucester Place , Brighton, East Sussex - 1871
Mrs. Beard - 21 1/2 hours
64 Grand Parade, Brighton, East Sussex - 1871

Christiana Edmunds was a 43 year old spinster who lived with her widowed mother. She had become infatuated with a married man, Dr. Beard. In September 1870 she brought a box of chocolates to the Beard's house and insisted that Mrs. Beard eat some over a pot of tea. Christiana had filled these chocolate creams with strychnine. Immediately after eating one Mrs. Beard became severely ill. As a result Dr. Beard accused her of trying to poison his wife. Christiana denied the charge and set about trying to prove that there was a poisoner at large in Brighton. She would pay children to buy chocolate creams from the same sweet shop that she purchased the box of chocolates for Mrs. Beard from. She would inject these with strychnine, then re-wrap them and pay another child to return them. The innocent shop-keeper sold on these poisoned sweets. On 12 June 1871 this activity resulted in the death of 4-year-old Sidney Barker. Christiana even sent poisoned cakes and fruit through the mail, addressing some to herself, to try to emphasise her innocence. She was eventually caught and sentenced to death but when it transpired that she was mentally ill her sentence was commuted and she was sent to Broadmoor. She died there in 1907 aged 79. It later transpired that no less than four members of her immediate family had died as a result of mental illness

Friday, August 27, 2010

New Halloween Header

If you look at the top of my blog, you'll see my new Halloween header XD I illustrated the bear head myself :) (all that swirly junk behind it are free vectors from online, same with the skulls)... but the bear is all me... woo hoo!

Sorry if it's scarier than you're used to seeing on my blog... but... it's Halloween!!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Two Dumb Cats...

Yes, yes, it's that time again, time for little furry faces to make an appearance. What can I say, they were ready for their closeup.

William the Bloody has always been a fan of running water. He hops in the bathtub and sticks his head under the faucet... he watches the toilet flush, he has his own personal kitty drinking fountain for a water bowl... but his latest joy... what thrills him to his little kitty bones... is sitting in the sink and waiting for me to turn it on. Then he watches as he get soaked... then he gets out and plays in the water some more. It's all fine and dandy, until you're stumbling out of bed at 5:30 a.m. and try to brush your teeth... and find this:

The Salacious Crumb has finally decided my boyfriend is ok, and that snuggling with me (even if he's around) can resume. This leads to Crumb getting *very* comfy and then laying in that place for hours on end... and when he does this... well... he's just so cute that people tend to oblige and not move. This ends in a lot of sleeping limbs and muscle cramps for the humans... but somehow, I just don't think he cares.

Monday, August 23, 2010

2nd Star to the Right

Sorry for my lateness... faeries are pesky things and I'm quite sure one gave me the flu this weekend on purpose! (Or at least spoilt my milk)

It was a fantastic week for a trip to Faerie though... there were shimmering stars:

And walls built from twining vines and bulging pumpkins:

There were delicious Moon Cakes to be eaten under the milky glow of a full moon:

And one disgruntled Faerie Queen, who was not keen on visitors at all...

As we were about to leave though, one mysterious little faerie, veiled in shadows, gave us a token to show how much they loved having us. (Of course we didn't take it... we know better than to receive gifts from Faeries)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Featured in an Etsy Treasury!

This is actually a pretty cute treasury! Click on the picture to go to it!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Paper Cut Mermaids

I have designed a paper silhouette mermaid... a little bear is soon to follow... she's not perfect yet, this is just a rough... her arm moves too... so far I really like her :)

Monday, August 16, 2010


Zombies... Zombies NOOOOOOO!!!!!