Saturday, December 26, 2009

It's a Christmas Miracle

I went to Christmas this year at my Dad's and he handed me a stocking. As I unwrapped the gifts I started to wonder if my Dad had lost it or if he had just cleaned out his junk drawer and emptied it into my stocking. There was a used deck of cards, air freshener and a bag of paper tubes to roll coins.

As my brother finished unwrapping his multiple gifts my Dad went to get my gift. He came around the corner with the largest wine bottle I have ever seen. The bottle was about half way full of change. My Dad proceeded to explain that it had taken him several years to fill the bottle in the past. When he cashed the change in the last time he had put the money/bills back into the bottle and started again on filling it. He knew how much I needed a laptop (okay I don't really neeeeed one but I wanted one and I do think it will help with school). So he said the bottle was mine...whatever was in it, no matter how much, was all mine.

Let's just say that I think my Dad was re-thinking his gift when the final tally of how much was in it came in. Today I went to get my laptop.... I ended up getting a macbook and at the moment I am in love with it. I might nearly love it as much as a human being. Plus I pointed out earlier it keeps my lap warm so it might really be all I need in this life.

Anyhoo since I have been sitting in a chair glazing over from staring at the computer so long I thought I would share a cute little shop I just discovered. These are Loopy Dolls. I want this shark one for my nephew so bad. He loves anything with Sharks on it. What I love the most about this doll is that when it is laying down it looks just like a shark. Go straight to the listing here.

I hope you all got everything you wanted for Christmas!!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Who Needs Bows?

I am just now starting to get my gifts wrapped and together and unfortunatly I didn't have any bows. Instead of going back out into the nightmare that is traffic right now I decided to just use one of my Christmas Cookie magnets. I think it turned out cute...what do you think? The cookie can be easily removed and is ready to decorate the fridge for Christmas!

I also finished a couple more plush Christmas candles. These were fun to play around with but I'm not sure anyone else would love them. I think I will keep them for myself in case they are dorky.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Things I am Working On

Well between stressing out about Christmas next week and standing in line for hours at the post office I have found some extra time to work on new designs/plush for 2010. I am really proud of this guy....I think he might be my favorite plusie yet. His name is Leo and he is a lion. Look for him added to my toy line soon.

Aaaand I have been making Christmas candles!!! I only have a picture of this one because the others have either found new homes already or are still in progress. I am hoping to make up a whole bunch of different ones with different faces. They are fun!

I hope everyone is having a good week!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Things I Bought Lately

I have been dying to get back on this blog and show you some of the cute things I bought lately. First up is the most adorable little cactus I have ever seen. I got her from Willy Nilly Waterlily on Etsy. How could I resist?

I also finally bought a print from one of my favorite artists, Helen Dardik. It is so awesome even though I still need to frame it and hang it. My other favorite part was the envelope!

And last but not least I also finally made a purchase from Chet and Dot whom I have also always admired. I bought these two little adorable creations at the Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday sale over this last weekend. I don't know yet where I am going to put these items but I love them!