Wednesday, October 31, 2007


I thought I'd share some pics of our Halloween decorations. This is our favorite holiday and we do a lot of decorating. Every year we add a little more. We hope to one day have the whole front yard filled with tombstones. They are super simple to make. I just used blue insullation board and glued three pieces together to get the thickness I wanted. To cut them and make all the detail I used a heated exacto knife. An awesome tool. Wear a mask when you do this. The fumes from cutting the foam is a little nasty. Can't be good. I also used caulk to fill in seams and add texture then I just painted them with acrylic paint. Due to being pregnant I was unable to make any tombstones this year. I hope to be able to do 2 or 3 next year. I also plan on making a headless horseman out of my dress form for next year. The kids love it and this is the first year we ha d a few cars driving by. It will only get begger from here!!

The pumpkins are the styrafoam kind attatched to pvc pipe painted black. I just tied gauze and rope around them to make them a little creepier. The fencing is just the cheap stuff you can get at the hardware store.
Time to start planning for next year. Only 364 days left!!


Sunday, October 28, 2007


Jack was featured over at Custom Toy Lab
Custom Toy Lab is a great website that features designer custom vinyl toys, plush and paper toys. Check them out!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


I was super excited when Kristen Rask from Schmancy (Plush You!) contacted me to do an interview. It's quite a long interview with a bunch of photos. I think it turned out great! So if you ever wanted to know more about me just hop on over and read!

Saturday, October 20, 2007


So I found a little extra time this week and made another entry for the Holiday Softie Awards. I made one of those cymble playing monkeys but made him a pirate too. Rrrr!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


So I've been searching Flickr and looking at some of the awesome pics from the show and have come across quite a few pics of my stuff. Miss Sockmonkey over at Flickr was nice enough to let me post these pics she took at the show. Also Cutesypoo on Flickr has some great shots. You should totally check them out! It makes me wish I could have gone and met everyone. Maybe next year!

Monday, October 15, 2007


Jack is done and i'm super happy with him!!!! The box tooka while but it was totally worth it. He stand about 20" high and the box is 6 1/2" square. I have yet to post the pics to the Softies pool but will probably do that tonight or tomorrow.

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Tonight is the Plush You opening, 5 PM to 9 PM at Schmancy 1932 Second Ave. Seattle, WA 98101. It will be up for one month. You should check it out if you're in the area. It is actually being held at three locations, Schmancy, Fancy & Nancy. All my work is featured at Schmancy. If you do make it to the show I'd love to hear from you. Unfortunately I am unable to attend. So if you happen to take pics I'd love to see them or if you just wanna say hey feel free. ENJOY THE SHOW!!


I am still working on my Jack in the Box for the Holiday Softie Awards. I am still working on the box and hope to be done by the end of the weekend. It's taking me a little longer than I anticipated. I made it a little bit more detailed by painting a Halloween scene all the way around the box. I couldn't just make a plain box. The illustrator in me had to paint the blank box. I hope to post it by Sunday.


Holli Conger has created a pumpkin decorating contest over at Punkin' Junkin and asked me if I'd like to be a judge the contest. I said yes of course. The idea is to decorate a pumpkin with bits of this and that without carving into it. She asked if I'd like to create one too so I did. What junk I have laying around consists of bits of fabric, buttons, felt, etc. So I bought a tiny pumpkin and came up with this spider. What a great alternative to deorating a pumpkin without spending hours digging out the guts. Plus it lasts longer. This would be a great project for kids who are anxious to decorate pumpkins and they can spend a lot more time working on them. So if you're interested check out Punkin' Junkin.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


So I am 17 weeks along. We kept it under wraps as long as we could do to problems I've had in the past. All is well and for those of you interested I've started a new blog for family and friends called Robyn's Nest. This is basically for people I don't see often. I will keep this going after the baby is born as well. I am also trying to keep these two worlds as seperate as possible. We'll see how well that goes.

Monday, October 1, 2007


Well Jacks body is done and I couldn't be happier!! Now I have to make a box. Luckily I have till the 31st to finish him. I was a little worried the deadline would be sooner. That's why I worked so fast to get the body done because i knew the box would take a while. The photo isn't the greatest. I was in a hurry. I'm supper pleased with his hands. My hands cramped up so bad trying to turn those inside out. But totally worth it! Thank goodness fleece has stretch to it.
I also took the time to knit a tiny little scarf. I then added some floral wire through the stitches so that it would stand on its own and look like it's blowing in the wind. I'll get a much better shot of him when he is done.