December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays everyone! Sorry I haven't updated my blog in awhile, it's been crazy trying to get everything done and shipped off for Christmas. As of yesterday I have finished my last sewn Christmas present, so now it's off to start doing the baking and cooking. I was taking a break last night and enjoying the Christmas tree and wondering what should be my Christmas post, and I was thinking of all the festive pictures up on flickr the past week, and decided to take pictures of the Christmas tree. I was also inspired by my flickr friend Meadaura's photos to experiment with the manual focus and see what happens. Volia- abstract art from christmas tree lights. :) Thanks Meadaura for the art inspiration! :D
I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas filled with family and friends, and good food and fun.
Here's to a fantastic year in 2010! I will be back in January with new plush and stories to share. Lots going on already! :)

December 11, 2009

Go Ask Alice Plush show pictures

I'm back from my wanderings in the wonderland that was the "Go Ask Alice" show at Paul Cumes Fine Art in Santa Barbara. There were so many fun and creative plush at this show, and the curator of the show, Cimmi Cumes, did a wonderful job displaying everyone's work to the best advantage. Thanks Cimmi! :D It was a busy night, and quite a lot of people made it to the opening. The tea party was a big success- especially with the kids. If you are ever in Santa Barbara, go check out the gallery and say hello to Cimmi and her artist husband, Paul.
These photos are just some of the terrific work that was on display at the show. To see the rest of the pictures, head on over to my flickr page.

December 3, 2009

Double Plush Show opening week!!

Okay, I am totally excited about the openings for the "Go Ask Alice" show this saturday at Paul Cumes Fine Art in Santa Barbara, and the opening TONIGHT of the 3rd annual Luv-Able and Hug-able show in NYC at gallery hanahou. SO MUCH good plush to be had, so if you are looking for that special present for that special someone, this may be the opportunity you're looking for. (just sayin'. :D) You can buy the luv-hugable plush here.
I have pieces in both shows and am lucky enough to be headed to Santa Barbara this weekend to see the Alice show. Wishing I could go to NYC... where's a sugar daddy when you need one? ;D
Anyway, have a great weekend everyone!

December 2, 2009

Holiday items in the shop!

OH- and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my great friend Danamarie of greenstarstudio- why don't you help her celebrate and head on over to her lovely shop and do some browsing and buying? You won't be disappointed!

Here we go with the new holiday items:

I had fun making these singing/smiling snowmen and gingerbread men ornaments, it got me into the holiday spirit. The snowmen are available in my etsy shop in sets of 2, and the gingerbread men in various states of cooking doneness (is that even a word? probably not. :D) can be found in the PlushTeam's etsy shop, where the proceeds from their sales goes to Toys for Tots.
I also decided to do something a little different... so the Vampire Brothers Victor and Vittorio got out their holiday outfits and fancy cloaks, ready to be invited over to your house for a holiday party or two. They will be on their best behavior, I promise. They are currently hanging out in the shop, waiting for invitations..

HAPPY SHOPPING everyone! I can't believe it's already did this year fly right by.