Sunday, July 19, 2009

Pillows, Magnets, and Patterns

The request for a normal plushie pillow has been met. After creating a large pattern and setting some details with the customer, I finished and shipped the pillow to the other side of the world!

I'm quite pleased with how he came out. I made and shipped just the pillow case (with a zippered opening) to save on shipping. The picture above just has him partly stuffed. Just enough to hold his shape.

Working huge brought up the idea of working tiny. Enter little 3" long magnets!

And, a while ago I listed a p-value cross-stitch piece. It's complete, accurate, and ready to go. But a returning customer who happens to enjoy cross-stitching herself has requested the pattern. So, now you can also buy the pattern for the piece!

I would also like to say, if you have any ideas or suggestions, or if you are reading this after you've stuffed your pillow case or cross-stitched your piece, I'd love to hear about it!

Friday, July 10, 2009

New Blue

As you can see, my husband has done his work. My blog (which you will get directed to if you visit is now staty and cute. He made the post-header bar complete with mu and sigma-squared. He created a button in my banner that leads to my Etsy store (it was a lot lot of work to get that button in the banner to work out). He even made a cute little icon that shows up next to the web address and on the tab. Marvelous!

In crafty news, I recently got a request for a giant normal plushie. So, I've been working on it. He's going to be about 30" wide and about 15" tall. Normally (ha, normal) they are about 10x5. So this guy's thrice as big. The picture below is just of the pattern I made for it. The request came from a person in New Zealand. That'll be my first shipping over seas! Its two exciting things rolled into one!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Making Changes

Please bear with us as we update the look of this blog. My husband is helping me (again) to make this look a little less cookie cutter and little more statistical. We still have a lot of red to get rid of though!

Also, yesterday I had 32 people heart my Etsy shop! I only had 17 before that! Also, the standard normal plushie's number of views went from around 120 to over 500! I'm not sure what happened, but I know I like it. If you know why I had a short burst of attention, feel free to share. I'd love to know why.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


My husband has been a big help with my Etsy store. He suggests products. He is always willing to give his comments on colors, sizes, and the such. He designed my banner and logo. Not to mention the fact that he's been willing to let me do all of this! At least once a week after work, we go to the store and buy all sorts of fun crafty things for me to try out! It's awesome.

Now I can add a new thing to the list of things he's done for me. And that is create some tags. Now when I make a plushie it can have a fancy tag. (Also, thanks go to my mom for letting me use her color printer to make them, Mom's are great.)