July 27, 2012

WIPS: Coming soon...

A couple of work-in-progress shots of a few new plush. I hope to have them finished up today and then do a blog post sometime next week. Here is just a sneak peek:

A couple are for the Plush Team's July/August Challenge, and a couple are for my own etsy shop. They should be in each shop by the end of next week, if not earlier. :)

July 20, 2012

Lollipop, Lollipop!

Something new in my etsy shop- I had fun creating these plush lollipops. They are available in Lemon, Strawberry, and Blue Raspberry "flavors."

These cute little guys are made from soft and cuddly fleece, with printed fabric accents, and hand embroidered faces.

July 17, 2012

Studio upheaval

If you've been wondering where I have been lately, I've been using the past couple of weeks to finally get down and dirty in my studio and to also spend some time deep-cleaning my home.

I took advantage of a break in deadlines to tackle the epic mess that was my studio, and to do some much needed re-organizing. Here is the god-awful before shot, which was taken after I had emptied out my closet and all the drawers in my cubby:

At this point I was looking at all this and asking myself "WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!" It was daunting looking at all this, and it made me want to run away screaming and never come back. But, I persevered, since I knew that if I didn't man-up and get it done, that I would... *dramatic pause*... never... sew... again. ;D

The poor sewing machine was half buried beneath the mass of supplies, and was crying out for me to come and rescue it. So I took a deep breath, waded in, and got to work.

After two looooooooong and HOT days of reorganizing, moving furniture, and recycling, I finally arrived at a studio that was almost unrecognizable from what it had been:

Phew! So glad that it is all over, and I am happy to say that this was a total success! I have more room to work, know where everything is, and can get at it all easily. The only drawback is my studio is SO clean and tidy that I am almost afraid to get back in there and make new plush, since I know that will only mess it up again! I vow to try and keep that from happening. We'll see. Ask me for photos in six months. ;D

Onwards and upwards from here!