no. nine

9 days, and only 46 monster legs, 12 monkey bodies, and 8 mermaids to go...on top of a very long list of last minute details. No big deal, right? This weekend will mark the last mad blast of productivity, before the big day, which I will admit I'm very much looking forward to. The end is in sight!



12 more days until the Royal Bison, and I am almost finished up with my mermaids. There is still so much to do, but I'm feeling a sense of relief to get the more tedious work out of my way. Hair, beads, boobs, and braids. I may have had some moments of feeling just a little overwhelmed by it all. 12 days doesn't sound like a lot of time, and goodness knows I'd love to do more than I already have. I had to tell myself -out loud- to stop making new things, and finish up what I've started. I have a bag full of monsters that still need limbs and mouths(!)

Until then, I will be swimming in mermaid hair.


holy what

Two weeks from now, I'm hoping my life will be in order and all of my crafting will be complete. There is so much to do right now. I've had many moments of asking myself "how the F are we going to get things done in time?" By we, I mean me and my hands. They're working a lot of overtime! At least with paint breaks and some yoga in between, I'm not overdoing it. Well.. not all the time.


countdown is on

16 days left until the Royal Bison Craft & Art Sale! May 9 - 11.

My To-Do List.... 

*breathe deeply*
11 monster legs/arms (that could be 44-66 parts depending on monster) 
8 mermaids to be assembled (not including sea monkeys) 
a dozen cheeseburgers to stitch, stuff, and squeak 
8 monkeys who need legs/arms/ears/tails/belly buttons and faces
a display -and giveaways- to put together

*breathe deeply*

Am I stressed? Not yet. 


new creations

While I may need to leave some of the surprise for my craft sale, I thought I'd show some new characters that won't be able to make to the show... Unless, I have the time to make some more. Eeep! My fingers are telling me that's a crazy idea. We'll see.

My first sea monkey is going off to the talented Mica Angela Hendricks, and her 4 year old daughter Myla. Being a huge fan of their collaborative artwork, I was incredibly honored to get this request, for something more unusual and unexpected. I had no idea how I was going to pull it off, but it worked out by combining two of my already existing patterns. I am going to do my best to make a few sea monkeys for the craft sale. I think it turned out pretty fun.

I made two sea witches, as a bit of an experiment, which I was tampering with already. I wasn't sure if I was going to make a cutesy one or a funny looking one, so instead, I made both. Surprisingly, they both turned out lovely, and sold to the same person! Normally, I would say I could try and make another in time, but considering the time these two took, and the way this yarn worked my fingers.. it'll have to wait until after. That light purple yarn is tough!

I will admit that the chubby sea witch is going to be tough to part with, and recreate. I enjoy when I have moments like this, because it doesn't happen very often. There'll definitely be a sea witch or two at the craft sale (in different colors), but none quite like this one. I'm glad the two are going to a good home together, to play with the lovely Amelia. :)

So.. that means it's time to get back to work. I have another full day of crafting to get out of my way, while I enjoy the remaining moments of my Easter long weekend. It has been a busy one!

I'm so excited to see everything when it's finished up and put together. Until then... finger fire!


hop to it

I didn't get to make any bunnies for Easter, this time around, because there is a whole lot of stuff going on before I'm ready and set for my craft sale, in May. Feeling good, and enjoying the process.

Happy long weekend!



Today, I'm on the Royal Bison Craft & Art Sale website featured as one of their new vendors! (This is what I've been up to these last couple of months.) I'm super stoked to be a part of their springtime sale -in May- and get my foot in the door of the crafting community. I think it's going to be a good time, for sure. I have SO much to do before then... thank goodness for long weekends!

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