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Flickr dump

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

My sweet crybaby decided to keep me up all night so during the late night hugging session I went through my archives and added about 60+ creature pictures to my Flickr. Here are a couple of my faves. They are both taken in the yard of the home where I lived when I went to high school. I only lived there for a few years, but my parents lived there for 20 years and just moved away not that long ago, so these pics have nice nostalgia value for me. I tried to bring that out by messing with them a little in Photoshop. Can you tell what I did?

Prancy P
Prancy P prancing through the crocuses.

Fancy Lump
Fancy Lump is hanging out next to my favorite rock at my old home where I grew up in upstate New York. I love the licheny dots on this rock.

Invasion of the Plush Monsters!

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Invasion of the Plush Monsters!

There’s a new book out called Invasion of the Plush Monsters! I contributed five projects to it and here are some sneak peeks of what I made. I’ve been waiting months and months to share these photos! I just got my copy in the mail today and I think it turned out really great. My favorite part about the book is how every plush monster has a funny little story and illustration to go along with it. It’s fun to browse even if you don’t end up making any of the projects. I had a lot of fun making these projects but I had no idea what the book was going to be like. I am totally impressed and happier than ever to be a part of it!

The book is written by Veronika Gunter and Illustrated by John Murphy (Stupid Sock Creatures.) John and fellow Stupid Creature maker Ian Dennis also contributed lots of projects to the book. Thanks for having me on board you guys!

Yoohoo! Thesugarmonster!

Friday, May 16th, 2008

I am looking for thesugarmonster. Are you thesugarmonster or do you know thesugarmonster? Hello hello out there thesugarmonster? He/she is the winner of the interview contest from the Plush You blog. If that is you, please unlock your blogger profile so we can contact you! If we don’t hear back, another winner will be chosen in seven days.

Oh it’s such a rainy day! Just sitting around watching TV with some Spooky Daddy hobgoblins…
Naomi and the Hobgoblins

Hi Fructose Collected

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Hi Fructose is releasing a hard cover special edition culling the best of their first four issues. This is great news for anyone who loves this magazine because most of their issues are sold out! I am also pleased to say that my DIY Blood Ghost pattern will be specially re-printed!

Directly from the Hi Fructose website:
We’re pleased to announce our upcoming Hi-Fructose Collected Edition Box Set which will reprint a best of selection from the first four hard to find volumes of Hi-Fructose in one hard cover 250 page edition. The book will feature an amazing collection of artists, creators, and contributors we’ve been fortunate enough to showcase with expanded articles on many.

Printed by Last Gasp, the Hi-Fructose Collected Edition Box Set will be packaged in a “candy box” which will include:

-The Hi-Fructose Collected hardcover book
(cover art by Ray Caesar) featuring:

Kurt Halsey, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Invader, Gary Taxali, Ron English, Ragnar, Mark Ryden, Joe Ledbetter, Wilfrid Wood, Jim Woodring, Alex Pardee, Seen, Tim Biskup, Leslie Reppeteaux, Brian McCarty, Attaboy, Fawn Gehweiler, Saur Kids. Chris Uphues, Michael Salter, Gary Baseman, Jeff Soto, Scott Musgrove, Junko Mizuno, Kaiju Big Battel, Dave Cooper, Chris Uphues, PShaw!, Jenny Bird, Ray Caesar, Cat Chow, Longo Land and many more…

- 5 beautiful embossed color prints by:
Greg “Craola” Simkins, Mars-1, Dave Cooper, Travis Louie, and Joe Ledbetter in a special envelope.

- A special paper craft toy to construct yourself.

- A d.i.y. Blood Ghost plush pattern template by Jenny Harada.

The Collected Edition Box Set will be limited to 3000 copies and followed by the standard book edition.
View preview images here!

In other news, I made salad last night.

Brooklyn Flea

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Here are some pictures from Brooklyn Flea a few weekends ago.

Becca and Lumpers
The beautiful Becca models with Lumpers.
Do you think they are long lost cousins? They even have the same eye color! Uncanny!

One fun thing about hanging out in the Etsy tent was that people introduced themselves by saying “I have an Etsy shop too!” Afterward I went home and looked them all up and discovered some good stuff. One person I met was the adorable Astulabee who was a winner in the Softie Awards!

Here is one little happy customer. It was a rainy day, but you’d never know it with this bright and cheerful pair!
Cute girl and Huggaheart

Another great thing about hanging out with Etsy was this whale love banner. I love it so much.
Etsy and Jenny

But the best thing was spending some quality time with Cal, Julie, Mary, and the rest of the Etsy teacher gang. It was teacher day, so everyone selling at the Etsy tent that day was a teacher at the labs. I’ve got a few new classes in the works, so stay tuned to find out about them. I can’t wait to see the new Etsy Labs. They’ve moved to a different floor in the same building and word is they are bigger and better than ever!

Gormzi Brunzi Bjornzi Svenzi

Monday, May 12th, 2008

I am so happy gardening season is here! Look who joined me in the yard the other day to help me enjoy our little patch of grass…


Gormzi likes punk rock and corned beef.

Svenzi is a vegan and a blacksmith.

Brunzi likes to experiment with explosives and has a greenhouse full of carnivorous plants.

Bjornzi practices hula dancing for three hours everyday except Tuesday and he loves watermelon dacquires.


This group of Viking monster fairies was made for the Crammed Organisms show.
Crammed Organisms - World's Largest Plush Show! Plush, Stuffed Animals, Plushies, Softies