Monday, October 31, 2011

one more for halloween...

Here are some pics of the spooky shadow puppet show I helped the kiddos at the rec center make for halloween! Its a shame kids can't use x-acto knives!

Happy Halloweeeeeeeeen!

Happy Halloween everybody! Hope you had a good weekend, whether it snowed or rained or sunshined on ya! Though I didn't dress up, I did a few halloweeny things, most included cooking/eating!

Friday I made this nut-stuffed squash recipe from Shutterbean (my most favorite food blog ever!) along with some lentil soup and salad with my old buddy farmer jen. We got to see our favorite musicians, Walker and Jay, play in an old-time murder ballad show at the Creative Alliance to get us in the Halloween spirit.

Saturday it was pouring rain, which is when I seem to be my most productive, I sewed in front of the space heater all day long, and in the evening played some halloween-themed scrabble while watching Willard with some of my favorite ladies!

Sunday was the first day in what seems like forever that I made a point to not do any work at all! How Glorious! Early am farmers market trip, then the mr. and I made our favorite mac & cheese & cauliflower recipe substituting purple cauliflower from the market, red onion, goat milk yogurt (instead of sour cream) and brown rice noodles. YUM! We ate it for breakfast, lunch AND dinner (with some salad of course), and there is just a teeny bit left! Went for a long chilly walk with another dear buddy and took some time to pack away my summer clothes, won't be needing shorts for while! Later on, Jay and I made another delicious Shutterbean recipe for hot toddies, which we drank while carving our pumpkins and roasting seeds!! Perfect!

Today I'll be helping kids at the rec center perform a spooky shadow puppet show, pics to come!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Meet Squirmilini Mama! My submission for this year's PLUSH YOU show at Schmancy in Seattle! And above that is a photo sent to me by my online buddy Dawn of Look What I Can Do! Her adorable offspring is sporting a cat head I made and posing at the show's opening! I love how they spelled out the title in plush, such awesome letters. I think the "u" in "you" might be my favorite! The show opened last week, and I believe any work that didn't sell at the opening will be available online soon! Thanks so much to Kristen for continuing to put on this mondo amazing plush show, I'm so glad to be a part of it!! See pics of the show HERE!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fall Shop Update!

I filled the Etsy Shop this morning with Watchful Eyes, Little & Big Monsters, Little Buggers, Jellies, other guys AND brought back the 5 patch variety sets! Check it all out in the shop!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Thank YOU DC & More Patch love!

Crafty Bastards is ALWAYS an amazing show, and this year, despite the almost freezing temps and cold cold rain, it was STILL AWESOME! So many people came out (even though they could have stayed in bed under blankets to do some online shopping!) Some of them came in my booth determined to get themselves one of my beasties and some wandered in to discover my work for the first time! Its always so great to meet people who have supported me in the past and get to meet new admirers! To all of you, THANK YOU!

A whole lot of people went home with my block-printed patches, and one of them, picked out by my buddy Pepita, already made it into an awesome project, whipped up by her talented mama of Sweet Pepita fame. Check out what they did with their Cotton Monster patch HERE! I'm blown away!!! And if you do something cool with your patch, be sure to send me a picture!

If you couldn't make it to the show, but would like to get a new cotton monster (or patch set) for yourself, I'm *hoping* to get the new work photographed and into the shop this weekend! I'll let you know!!

PS! Its NOT too late to cast your vote for the Craftiest Bastard Contest! You have 'till Oct. 8th!