Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Winner Is...

Last minute weekend camping trip got in the way of announcing the winner yesterday. But here it is! It was a close battle. There where some really good submissions... but there can only be one winner.

The winning name of the Limited Edition Luchadores Series 1 Stickers is Frijolito!

luchador Stickers Series 1

This name will be used in the limited edition of Luchadores Series 2 Stickers. Congratulations to Jackie Gerena for posting the winning name! Make sure to email me your address so I can mail you your stickers.

Thank you all for participating. If you want to buy your own set of this Limited Edition stickers visit my online store. Make sure to stay tuned for future contests and giveaways!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Stitch Wars Strikes Back!

The day is almost here! I am so excited!!!.... and a little disappointed that I didn't get to make Princess Leia like I anticipated, but I will still make her even if its not for the art show. Anyway back to excited and good news! My art pieces in the mail. The post office employee said it should be there by Saturday.... but I am expecting them to arrive at Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery early next week. I have delivery confirmation on the package and will post a retraction next week if it arrives on Saturday. My flight to Florida to assist to the grand opening of Stitch Wars Strikes Back is booked and now I am officially 100% ready for the show! ...are you?

If any of you is coming down for the show let me know, I would love to meet you. You can RSVP in the facebook event page.

Check out some of my pieces for the Stitch Wars Strikes Back show.
Stitch Wars Strike Back
Han Solo and Cute Chewbacca

Party Chewbacca
Party Chewbacca

Cute Chewbacca
Cute Chewbacca

Spaghetti Fett
Spaghetti Fett. You may not be able to tell from this picture but that is his gun on the side.

Monday, July 11, 2011


I am very happy to announce that today I got my prize for winning the Plush Team May/June Challenge! I went to water my tomato plants and there it was, waiting for me in the mail box! It's the Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design book. Signed by the authors, Faythe Levine & Cortney Heimerl. It looks like a really great read! I can't wait to get it started. Thank you so much Plush Team!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Win a pack of mask wrestlers

limited edition luchador stickers
Limited Edition luchadores series 1

Come up with a name and win these mask wrestler stickers!!! Plus your winning name will be used in the next set of Luchadores Stickers Limited Edition 2.

How to participate in this giveaway:

Step 1.
Think of a good luchador/mask wrestler name. You have it? Good, you are ready to move ahead.

Step 2.
Write your luchador/mask wrestler name below in the comment box. Done! Is that simple!

Contest Ends Friday, July 15.
Winner will be announced Saturday July, 16.

Names already suggested:
• Abejundio de stinger = (abejundio means bee)
• El Guapo del South
• Chicharito
• El frito
• Mole
• El churro
• El sangrón
• El marimacha
• Miti-miti
• Tentenpié
• Frijolito
• Fufurufo - show off
• Fuchi - stinky
• El jarocho - someone from Veracruz
• The Tiny Titan

Not up for the challenge? Purchase the set in my etsy store.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Stitch Wars Strikes Back!

The excitement for this show has been uncontainable!!! ...I wonder, is that a real word? Oh look! It is!

I've been looking forward to Stitch Wars Strikes Back since opening night of Stitch Wars (2009), when Amanda mentioned that she wanted to do it again in a few years. Inside my head I was like, OMG!!! I can't wait! Ever since then I been dreaming nothing but Star Wars.... ok maybe that's taking it a bit too far... the characters have been in my mind since the first show though. Hence the update and multiple re-prints of the Star Wars stickers. I haven't wanted to do the plush dolls outside of the show because I wanted them to be special... ok except for the Friendly Wampa that has been commissioned 4 times. But that's IT, there are only 6 of him in existence! What I am trying to say is that this show is very special to me because it was my first gallery invitation show. I want to Celebrate the upcoming Stitch Wars Strikes Back, so I created my very first Small Tips post, I hope you all enjoy them.

You can also visit my site to see more images.

Small Tips : Posts to help and support the plush hand crafting community.

Tip 1. Select your materials. In this case I am using fleece, which is a stretchy material, so I need to make sure that when I cut my pieces they are all stretching to the same side. That is very important to remember, the stuffed plush could look awkward if the material stretches in different directions.

Tip 2. If you have a pattern cut all your fabric first and pin them together. I know we want to get to sewing as soon as possible, but believe me this way saves time and avoids errors/mistakes... oh look at that I forgot the boots and belt buckle.

Much better. Those are his ears, by the belt and to the right of the head. His arms are on top of the yellow felt to the right.

Tip 3. Save your patterns in plastic bags and label them. I like to save a picture of what the final product should resemble. It helps me remember the design, and of course do multiples if necessary. I also like to write notes on my patterns, specially if its an old pattern and I have learned better ways to do things.

I hope to see you all at Stitch Wars Strikes Back at Bear and Bird Gallery + Boutique, Lauderhill, FL on opening night August 13.