Friday, February 25, 2011

New Logo!

The paper background is pretty much just for on my header...  XD

It works in just straight black too:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Target has holiday cuteness

I was out at Target the other day and saw they had their Easter stuff out, so I had to check it out... and one of the items was just too cute... a little Bunny salt shaker. They had a Pepper shaker too... but I didn't like that one as much, and you can buy them individually... so I bought this one and figured he could be a glitter shaker XD

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

For people who sell stuff and have a smart phone...

It might be worth it to look into getting one of these:

From these little devices scan credit cards and deposit the cash directly into your bank account.

And if you forget the scanner device, that's fine, you can enter the information manually.
The device itself is free.

Pretty cool stuff.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Greedy little bugger...

Yeah, it's a cat in a basket... yeah... cats do that all the time... 

This cat is hording the toys, though. Laying on top of them all so that the other cat can't get at them.

Every now and then he gets up, turns around and fiddles with the toys under him, like a hen turning her eggs... then back he goes. Laying, watching, ever vigilant.

New Bears

Ok, this first bear is made from my own pattern... sorry these aren't the world's best pictures of them... I just snapped a few with my phone.

This one is a little panda. I hand dyed the ears and limbs pink.
I also tried some new techniques on him. He has glass beads in his limbs and belly, and I love the way they make him feel, and how they let him stand. I also tried a new method of making his nose, and I think it turned out really well. It's the best nose I've made yet. I think with a few more practicing tries, I'll have it down.

His joints are all cotter pins.... I got a fancy new cotter pin turner and that has made using cotter pins so much easier. I can't believe I didn't buy one of those right away.

I also bought a stuffing tool that has made things so much easier. Seriously... what was I thinking?

This second bear is made from a pattern I purchased from Gotta Share This by Vivianne ... her Percy pattern, which can be found on her etsy site.

It's a lot cuter than mine is... and it's taught me a lot about how I need to go about refining my own pattern. I also used glass eyes on this bear... which was actually kind of scary!
Time to start refining my own patterns so that they don't look so silly anymore.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


This is kind of a fan-girly post. I apologize... but it must be done.


I recently got a fairy bear from Ginger Brame... to add to the two bears I already had that were made by her... and I have to say, the fairy bear is AMAZING.

The wings weren't at all what I expected. I was expecting something delicate and fragile... but they're made from a hardy material (but still look very much like delicate wings) and really well constructed... and they are poseable!!!
All three of my little bears faces are to die for. Adorable, well constructed, perfect little noses and SUCH personality.

The bear on the left (Dot, who you may recognize from ) has a pudgy little belly full of glass beads that I just love to squish. He has a larger little head and has been cuddled, snuggled and loved probably far more than is healthy for such a lovely little bear.

Didi, the fairy bear in the center, has no problem standing on her own. Her little antenna are wiggly and poseable, and her wings are rimmed with sparkles and poseable as well. Her colors are SO vibrant and her nose is multi-colored. Her wings are also perfectly placed so as not to interfere with her sitting down. (there are much better pictures of her HERE, on bearbits, along with some pretty amusing text to accompany it)

Finally there is little Dash (the little guy on the right). He has a little glass bead filled belly as well... good for squishing... and his brown fur is very durable, making him the perfect traveling companion. His little feet are somewhat flat, making him able to stand and he is just a wee 5 inches tall (Dot is 6 inches, Didi is 7 inches) also making him an awesome travel companion.

Below is a silly little drawing I did of Didi... I always find myself sketching these guys. They're just too cute. (sorry the sketch was photographed with my phone. ACK)

I do still have about a bajillion things in the works... I just have to stop repainting Monster High dolls long enough to get them done. DOH!

You can see more of my repaints here: