Sunday, March 14, 2010

Pretear's Tyipi

Pretear's Tyipi
This little guy is the one that started the round plush birdies collection (see previous post).
He was completed before the duckling & chick but I decided to post him now instead.

Tyipi is a mascot in the anime "New Legend of Snow White Pretear".
It's pretty simple to create as long as you know how to make a round plush.
I added a little sack of rice to its bottom so it would stay upright (the drawback of round plushes).
The curly feather on top is actually a pink pipecleaner glued on the inside while the beak is made in foam.

I'm rather pleased by the result as it's identical to the original and life-sized at that!

Unfortunately Spring Break is over and not much was accomplished except more plushes but no improvements around the house because of lack of funds.
Hopefully we'll be able to do some work around the house before my mom visits in May.

Obviously I'll be busy with homework once again but will try to continue my crafting at a regular pace.

Btw I'm a tad disappointed nobody commented on my previous two posts :(
Where are my followers..?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Duckling & chick

duckling and chick
These adorable duckling & chick are handmade in felt.
They're my original creation and are perfect for Spring and Easter season!

As I mentioned earlier, I'm on Spring Break this week and planning to make the most of it.
Though currently we're not sure if we'll be able to afford buying paint for the living room walls.
We're having a bit of a dry spell which is a pity, we have so many renovations/improvements to do on the house.

I'd also like to purchase some new eyes & lashes for my Pullip- does anyone know where I can purchase them at reasonable prices?
Don't get me wrong, I love Melanie but have come to realize her face is rather bland, especially compared to other Pullips.
The only makeup she has is the bright red lipstick and a light orange eyeliner so I plan to give her a slight make-over as soon as I can afford it. Fortunately I already have sealer MSC.

Coming up next: anime inspired plushes!

Saturday, March 6, 2010


These yummy Peeps are handmade in felt.

And the best part is, they're always here and don't run the risk of disappearing in my tummy!
Yes, I admit it. I have a weakness for these marshmallow candies though I prefer the Easter version.
For some reason I find Easter Peeps taste better than Valentine's, Halloween & Christmas Peeps. Am I the only one who feels this way?

Wikipedia explains "although the original Peeps were standard marshmallow flavor, some of the newer flavors include chocolate mousse (bunnies for Easter, cats for Halloween, reindeer for Christmas), strawberry and vanilla (hearts for Valentine's Day), cocoa (cats and bats for Halloween), sugar cookie (gingerbread people for Christmas), and orange (eggs for Easter)".
Guess that explains it, it's not my taste buds going wonky.
Call me traditionalist but I prefer the standard marshmallow flavor.

Coming up next: adorable duckling & chick so stay tuned!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Platypus Arturo

Platypus Arturo
Platypus Arturo was handmade in felt as a present for my Beloved ♥

My fiance likes pudgy platypus to the point it's his staff-member character on the M.U.D., a multi-user real-time virtual world described entirely in text (aka text-based role-playing) so I made him a related plush using felt & polyfil with rice as stuffing.
Special thanks for RainbowProject for the eyes.

No, a platypus is NOT a make-believe creature.
In case some of you don't know, a Platypus is a semi-aquatic mammal living in eastern Australia.
A simple search on Google or Wikipedia will provide you with more info & images of this very original creature who baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it.

Our computer room is filled with plushes but fortunately they're characters my fiance likes so I don't feel too bad giving them to him. He especially likes the ones I make (*blush*).
I realize his opinion may be biased but his enthusiasm and positive feedback spur me into creating more :)

After today we are officially on Spring Break and it seems the weather is agreeing!
I don't know about you but I always feel so much better and crafty when it's sunny!
Hopefully we'll be able to paint the living room walls next week & convince our bitchy cat Sakura the outdoors are better for all of us, Spring is nearly here and spurs us into action!

I want to give a Special Welcome To my new follower Diana!
JD with Arturo

Monday, March 1, 2010


Each handmade Panda is inspired by a different source.

I think we can certainly say I've overcome the creative slump I was in the past few weeks, thank goodness!
I still have to work around school but have already started on some Easter Projects which I hope to be able to show you sometime this week.
I'll also try my best to take pictures of Hotaru in her Valentine's Day related outfit & make Tobby's bow to complete his Cupid outfit.
Hurrah for Spring Break next week!

I'd like to thank Karen from Urban Craft for her support.