Archive for February, 2010

Use the force……

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

So here they are Obi Wan Kenobi from Star Wars old and new…………I gave Alec Guiness’s Obi a light sabre because he is my favourite Obi Wan.  They sure were fun to make and I hope Justine is pleased with them.  Mark certainly like them,  his exact words were “oooooh I want them” so I took that as a good sign.  I would love to make all the star wars characters  in this size eventually………we will see as there are only so many hours in the day and I am loving making new big critters right now.

Has it been over a week already?

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Oooooops,  I didn’t mean to leave it so long to make a post and update you guys from Critterville.  I am not sure what happened exactly,  I’ll blame it on these guys

They are rotters after all.   I can’t believe it’s finally getting close to Spring (not that you can tell from outside)  but making Easter-ie goodies always gets my mind ticking over in anticipation for Spring,   YIPPEEEE finally .

So other than the rotters which I will of course add to the shop…… I also have been working on a big guy

About time right?  I still  haven’t quite finished him though so this is just a teaser,  I just didn’t want you guys to think I’d been slacking.   I also remembered just how much I love making the big guys.

Alrighty back to work,  can’t wait to show you my latest commission……..a hint?  ok well it involves star wars and old and new……..cryptic enough for you?  guess you’ll just have to wait and see won’t you ; )


Thursday, February 4th, 2010

I love special requests,  so when I got the request of making the Mario guys for a baby’s mobile I knew I wanted to see the finished results in situ.

And here is what Meg did with them

How cool is that?  I was hoping Meg would adopt me when I saw this piccie alone,  but just look at the rest of the room

Never thought I’d be jealous  of an ickle one before………but i gotta admit it I wish I could live there!!!

I also got a fun request for chirpers,  they had to match the colour scheme of this rather funky baby blanket made by the uncommonkid on etsy

So here they are

Lots of pinks, fuchsias and greens………I’m tellin’ ya these are some of the luckiest new borns ever  to have such interior design conscious mamas.

So I’m still stabbying away in preparation for the Valentine craftacular which is next Saturday……….gulp!!!  and this Saturday is Markie’s 37th birthday (haha he’s old) so to celebrate we are going to see Bishop Allen in Chicago which  is terribly exciting as it’s been ages since we’ve seen a band and I now have dimmer perpetually stuck in my brain……………..olly olly oxen free.

Alrighty signing off for now…..

New goodies

Monday, February 1st, 2010

So I finally got on with the long awaited task of adding some new goodies to the critter box line……… (about time right?)  I’m really excited about the Valentine Craftacular at the High Noon in February and figured that would be the perfect place to debut the new guys,  but of course I’ll let you guys take a peek first……  inspired by my trip to California




and my personal favorites…….Snails

Anyone who reads my blog with any kind of regularity knows that every once in a while I kinda get attached to some of the critters……you know I love making them more than others and every time I catch a glimpse of them smile like a loon.  Well the snails are my new guys for that……….I just adore them!!  (many thanks to Kim of lula and deedee for suggesting I make them)  I just hope other people will feel  like I do about them.

So now the countdown starts……….It’s less than 2 weeks for the aforementioned Valentine Craftacular in Madison and I am stabbying away in anticipation for it……. gaaaaaaaaaaaa better get back to it pronto!!!