Monday, January 25, 2010

January Shop Update

A month's worth of new stuff...

all in the shop today!

Happy January!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Toronto Comic Con

Just confirmed that I'll be at Toronto Comicon in March at one of the Artist Alley tables!

Mark your calendars!
I've never been to a comic book convention and never showed my stuff at an event this big so I'm excited to see what it's all about.
And even more happy to have two months to get lots of stuff made!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Plush Team Swap Goodies

The Plush Team put together a fun plush swap this year and I just have to share the amazing goodies I recieved from Chelsea of Love and a Sandwich!

Not only did I get this amazing little monster who is completely adorable in a yummy fuzzy rainbow sherbet way in a happy christmas parcel with a little monster drawing on the front...

Chelsea did this amazing drawing of both our owls hangin' out, that I just love!


monster buttons!

I'm pretty sure we can all agree my swappee is totally awesome.

Thank you so much Chelsea!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Plush Team for Haitian Relief

In an effort the help raise money for the victims of the Earthquake in Haiti, many of the group of plush artist I belong to, Plush Team, are donating plush sales at the Plush Team store on Etsy. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross.

Teeny Tiny Mini Mallow by Scrumptious Delight

My Owl Baby Pins are up as well as some other things great little guys from Plush Team members that will pop up in the team shop over the next few days.

Owl Baby Pin by Needlings

If you'd rather donate directly to the American Red Cross, you can do so through this link or by texting “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 (USD)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Just Peeking In

Another one for the shop update on the 25th!

Now back to non-update work...I have a bunch of things to make to replenish Young Blood in Atlanta with various Needlings goodies and lots of paperworky jobs to finish (which can be a nice break if planned) before I can just make things all willy nilly.
I think I can do it though!

I hope you're all having a good week.
Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

January Shop Update - Monday, January 25th

New year, new ideas, new things.

So, in an attempt to keep myself making new things instead of just filling orders on a monthly basis - I'll be doing shop updates this year! The first one will be Monday January 25th so mark your calendars!

In addition to the new Owl Mamas in the photo above; here's a sneak peek at some of the things that will be part of the first update of the year on Monday January 25th when everything will be available for purchase in the shop.
I hope to add a few more to the list by then so back to work I go!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


I was never really much of a collector of things. We moved a lot when I was growing up and although I, of course, always loved my plush toys, I never sought to accrue them and have to move them all around with me.

Since I started designing my own plush, I've been exposed to this wonderful world of plush art and now find I am never surprised to find works I have to own by talented plush artists.

Here's a little shot of me nerding out with some of my handmade plush collection that's come to be over the past few years - the newest addition being this adorable rosebush given to me by the endlessly talented and sweet Christine of Sugarelf as a completely unexpected and loved Christmas gift. Isn't it beautiful? I have a little collection of her sweet little birds and you can even see a pink owl of hers in the back there that's another one of my favourites.

Surrounding my messy jewelry box, there's also a little Cutesypoo coconut bun, Follow the White Rabbit doll ("Madawaska" with the little nest on her head), and a Mint Conspiracy Petunia monster.

I really want to find a better way to display everything since they're taking over my dresser top and workroom with every (great) addition.

And below, a Fantastic Toys Christmas Fawn that I was lucky enough to win in Tim's blog giveaway. It definitely felt like Christmas when I received it. I've been a fan of his fawns and now I finally have one of my own! Lucky me!

So I guess it's official.

Now I'm a collector.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!

Power Failure, originally uploaded by Needlings.

It's 2010!

Our power went out on January 1st so we stumbled around until we found all the candles in our house and sat around them for an hour until everything powered back up. It was fun.

I'm spending the first week of the month making a huge bunch of my Owl Mamas to be sent out to various shop locations that need refilling or have ordered more.

I also have plans to start doing monthly shop updates this year so watch for that closer to the end of the month - more new things!

I hope everyone's year is going well so far.
Talk soon!