Friday, June 13, 2008

Heaven is a place... it's a place where nothing... nothing ever happens...

In my attempts to update more often I've found myself at a loss for interesting things to blog about!

Ah! A couple days ago I got my fourth and final wisdom tooth pulled... at least a good year and a half after my dentist pulled the first one. I know that most people... if not a lot, get all fourth wisdom teeth pulled at once. That requires surgery and costs lots of money! So instead of being put to sleep and not being able to feel anything my mother opted for me to lie in a chair conscious with local anesthetic injected into my gums and getting each tooth pulled one at a time.

It's terrifying! The Dentist lunges at you with what I can only assume to be a fancy pair of pliers and a dental screwdriver! No, no, my dentist is a great real nice guy. But still! After that first time... even though it doesn't hurt... You can certainly feel him tugging and twisting and pulling and you can hear the cracking noises as it separates from your head... augh! No wonder I had such long intervals between extractions... Ehh...

I just thought you all should know that, because who doesn't want to read about dental procedures?

Meanwhile I've just completed my very first plushie toy swap! It was part swap and part sale to my very first customer Amanda from California. I saw one of her Henryrabbits and found it absolutely adorable. But having no money I suggested a trade and now Fruit Stripe resides on my couch besides Francis the Robot and my Uglydoll.

I'm not good at taking pictures so I'll just share the nice one Amanda took for her shop.

Etsy also let's you upload thank you pictures and this is the one she took for me of my toys! Look at that guy! I need to take better pictures...

And of course I'll mention her Etsy shop. Henryrabbit Designs. She makes little plushies but also does graphic design work! She's come up with some real sweet banners and design logos and things... mostly for other Etsy users I think. She now cares for four of my plush toys! I think she's building a King Kongery collection! Hahaha.


But wait... There's more! A little while back I made a little arm plush which I simply named Arm. He was a funny little guy, just about 5 inches tall.

Big Arm is just about lifesize... from elbow to shoulder he's about18 inches. The mouth and eyes are sewed on by hand but the rest of him was finished on a machine. I knocked that fella out in less than 10 minutes! Which is great since I'll end up selling him for lots less than if it was hand sewn all the way around.

I haven't listed him or Tom Waits on my Etsy shop yet. I'm having a tough time figuring out how to take decent pictures of them.... Plus I don't have any boxes big enough to ship them yet! I'll need to find some... But I'll do that! And I'll probably include a new little Arm to send with Big Arm.

Meanwhile! I'm once again working on another Non-Sequiter toy. This time it's name is Antonio Banderes. It has nothing to do with Antonio Banderes and it looks like a flower... I dunno... Often times I when I'm ridiculously motivated I'll get to work on whatever idea is in front of me. Antonio came about during one of those moments.

Unprofessional looking pictures of him as soon as I finish!

1 comment:

Jessie said...

Hi! I am a fellow plush-maker from Chicago, and I just stumbled across you at theneedle.org. I love your stuff! (Especially the morbishams - did I spell that right?) I'm trying to figure out how you get the 3D tripod effect so seamlessly! Nice job! I'll keep checking back to see what you're making.
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