I'm not sure if I've posted here before, but my husband and I started a shirt shop! For years we had a pipe dream of selling our own shirt designs, but due to the size of our house and small children, our dream was just that. Until I realized I could have Zazzle do everything for me. Mwahaha!
Today you can use coupon code CLOTHINGSALE to save up to 40% on T-shirts, Leggings, and more from Zazzle! This code is only good for today.
Here are a few of my more favorite shirts we've recently added to the shop! Each of these shirts are customizable and available in a variety of shirt styles and colors!
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
We did it! We made it through a 31 Amigurumi in October series, plus a second daily series, and I didn't lose my mind... well not too much.
I had so many people hope I'd made a Gengar Moon Bun and I really wanted to, but I could not for the life of me figure out how to translate Gengar's design into a Moon Bun. Luckily I ran across this idea of a Pikachu in a Gengar costume and just had to make my own version.
This doll was reserved by one of my Patreon patrons. If you'd like to get a cut the line pass too, please consider joining us at the $3 level. I'm also giving away this sweet Edgar Allen Poe and Raven set to a random patron.
Every level from $1 and up are eligible for the giveaway. Today is your last day to join for the Poe doll, but I give a doll away every month. If you'd like to become a Patreon Patron, please click here:
Finally, today's prompt for the October Create a Day was "your choice." This was the hardest decision for me, because I'm terrible about making decisions. I waffled right up until this weekend and finally decided to make these cute Skeleton Bride and Groom Moon Buns, because not only is today Halloween, but it's also my 13 year wedding anniversary! Yay! I haven't killed my husband yet! (Haha! I kid, sometimes...)
It is because my anniversary is Halloween that I originally decided to start the 31 Amigurumi in October series. Now, that I know I can manage a month long series, I'm already making plans for next year's series as well as a few week-long series throughout the year, because it's fun!
Thank you for following along with the series this month! I hope you enjoyed the dolls as much as I enjoyed making them!
Monday, October 30, 2017
We're almost there! Can you believe it? Tomorrow is the last dolls for this series. My wrists are going to appreciate a brief rest before I run straight into working on making dolls for the holidays and for upcoming show, MagFest!
Today's doll for the 31 Amigurumi in October is the Alola Marowak. I love that they made Marowak into a ghost-type due to the sadness of the Cubone/Marowak story. So sad!!!!
Here's a little snippet from Cubone:
It is called the Lonely Pokémon because of its tendency to keep to itself and avoid social situations, as it was apparently traumatized by the death of its mother. Cubone will often weep at night in mourning of its mother. When Cubone cries, the skull that it wears on its head vibrates and emits "a plaintive and mournful sound." On the night of a full moon, the cries are said to be especially terrible. Cubone seems to recognize its mother in the moon, and so it howls with a particular sadness.
The prompt for today's October Create a Day is "Grim Reaper" and so... here's a Grim Reaper Moon Bun!
Both dolls are available at Moon's Creations.
Now I've got to go listen to today's Lore Podcast! Catch you later alligator!
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Today's Pokemon inspiration is honestly one I've never played, but it's so cute, Gothita. It's a little Gothic Lolita inspired Pokemon!
And here's my version of Frankenstein's Monster for the October Create a Day! I've make a Frankenstein Monster many times before, but honestly, I think this is my best version yet.
Sorry for being rather blah today with my promotions, I took my children trick or treating this morning at our local downtown. It was fun, but now my brain is fried. I wish I could take a nap.
Oh! While I've got your ear, my husband and I have been working on a Zazzle shop! We've often talked about making shirt designs with screen printing, but our small house and small children just won't allow it, so rather than have our dreams crushed, we turned to Zazzle to make products.
Right now you can save up to 40% on most products using promo code: ZGIFTSDEAL40 (This deal is good through October 29.)
See other gifts available on Zazzle.
Friday, October 27, 2017
Halloween is only a few days away! Have you picked out your costume? Are you even dressing up? I'm going to be dressed as a "stressed out mother", hahaha! Oh, I may pull something out of my closet, but most likely "stressed out mother" is going to be my default costume.
This little Moon Bun is ahead of the game, as a Ghastly!
With a prompt of Halloween Movie, it's hard to not go literal and create Micheal Myers. However oh gosh this doll gave me so much trouble. I didn't think I'd have it complete in time. (Wanna know a secret, I'm a total sissy and can't watch most horror films. I'm too scared!!!)
Both dolls are currently available at Moon's Creations!
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Please excuse me for releasing this photo so late, I've been a little busy, as you can probably imagine, but I'm super proud of myself for keeping up with two challenges this month. However can we say never again. One series per month is my limit... at least until the children are older.
Sorry for the tangent! These are the dolls which will be given away to one of my lucky Patreon patrons! It's an Edgar Allen Poe Moon Bun, complete with a book and a little Raven. D'aww!
The rules are every Patreon supporters name is tossed in a hat (often an empty coffee cup on hand) and one winner is chosen! It doesn't matter if you pledge $1 or $20 all of my Patreons are valuable to me.
If you'd like to join my Patreon family, I'd love to have you.
Ok, let's be real here. By the time I have sketched out about 28 Pokemon as bunnies for the 31 Amigurumi in October series, my well of inspiration begins to run dry. I've found walking away and coming back tends to clear my head and this is one of those dolls I thought of, Exeggutor!
You see last year at Magfest, I had two customers who were dressed as Exeggutors! They had attached photos of their faces on either side of their heads and let me say it was brilliant. It got me to thinking about a little Moon Bun dressed up as an Exeggutor and how they would do something very similar.
(Guess what, Exeggutor is totally inspired by the yokai, Jinmenju. It's another import from Chinese Mythology.)
Today's prompt for the October Create a Day is "eyeballs." When I read this I knew I wanted to make a Moon Bun with spectacularly beautiful eyes. I've been following Monsterumi on Instagram for a while and her dolls always feature such stunning eyes, so I contacted her and asked if she didn't mind pointing me in the direction of her supplier.
SHOCKER!! She makes her own eyes! So of course I beg her to please make me a custom pair of eyes and she was so sweet, she allowed me to choose not one pair, but 5 pairs. I still have 3 pairs left and I know just what I'm going to do with them! heh heh!
Anyway, this is my Eyeballs Moon Bun! And thanks to Monsterumi, the eyeballs really make this doll.
Available at Moon's Creations.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
This little Moon Bun is dressed as Misdreavous for today's 31 Amigurumi in October. I wanted her to be cute, so I debated on making her eyes red or not. I ended up with black, because they just looked better.
Vampire was today's October Create a Day prompt, and since I've already made one vampire, I went with Count Orlok from Nosferatu! What do you think? It's kinda hard to see with the white on white, but he has little fangs in the front.
Count Orlok is the only available doll as Misdreavous sold before I got to blogger. Thank you so much!
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Today's doll for the 31 Amigurumi in October is a Spoink! This doll is based on my cat pattern, but gosh I'm so pleased with how it came out. I love Spoinks. They are so cute.
The prompt for today's October Create a Day was "Pirates" and I just had to make one of the best known lady pirates, Anne Bonny! She was a major bad ass when ladies were little more than property. Seriously, if you haven't heard about her before, I highly encourage you to read more!
Currently both dolls are available at Moon's Creations.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Today's Pokemon inspiration is Wynaut! I really wanted to try this particular design, because it would allow me to work on lop-eared Moon Buns. I'm not 100% sure on this style of ears, but I'm one step closer to getting it perfect.
The prompt for today's October Create a Day was "Disney Inspired." My mind immediately went to Maleficent. She is my absolute favorite bad-y in the world of Disney. I love how evil she is and just for the sake of being evil. I suppose that's why I dislike the live-action movie with Angelina Jole. I don't want Maleficent to have a reason to be who she is. haha!
Wynaut is my only available doll this day. Maleficent was reserved by one of my lovely Patreon patrons. Patrons who pledge $3 and up are given first dibs on dolls. I update my Patreon once a week with behind the scene details on dolls, business, and even a sprinkling of my personal life. Maybe you would like to join us too?