Thursday, December 15, 2011

Warm and Cozy Christmas


I am happy to say that the tree is up and the living room is fully furnished! 
We ordered the fireplace online because it was difficult to find one to match the house style, 
I finally have a big christmas tree instead of the 3 feet tall kind we had in the townhome!
Xen was a good girl at "helping" putting the ornaments on ..and off! 


Most ornaments were old and ones i made ( see prev post )
One ornament that i had to actually buy from a store was the pinkie pie, pretty on model!
I am starting work on a new storyboard tommorow on My Little Pony, so i will be busy and not blogging much this month. As far as my toys are going i only have a little left in my etsy and my cartel store is still well stocked. 


The other ornaments i bought were from a Cheri Wheeler on etsy who makes 
these cross stitch ornaments, they are all super pretty and very high quality, i can't love these more!!




To complete the comfy home i tried a new bread recipe for Challah Bread. It was a tad under done so i now know to keep it in a bit longer, it is hard when i have to now worry about the fire alarm is so close to the kitchen, i am paranoid of burning anything.. 




Finally the cozy comfy christmas living room is complete!
I took this picture from my "christmas stairs" ( see prev post) 
Now all i have to do is have a big mug of hot chocolate and curl up by the fire.


Hope you all have a Happy Holiday!

* Don't forget to enter my HUGE giveaway which ends this month!

Friday, December 09, 2011

More Craft books up on my etsy.

Okay here are more gently used craft books in my shop that i am willing to sell in return for more space for more craft books! hehee

really pretty handbags of all types!

rare mag from japan with interior kawaii design

new magazine my friend Laurraine has a pattern in it, it is also in chinese , not Japanese.

Japanese zakka magazines

almost new magazine from this summer!

see them all in detail here in my shop!

And don't forget to check out my sales on my other Cartel shop!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Christmas Stairs

When we had our house warming this past summer, a friend of ours said "you have christmas stairs".

I asked what he meant by that and he said the stairs are perfectly placed so when you get up on christmas morning and run downstairs you have the perfect movie like setting infront of you! Well ever since then i had to deliver!





My old tree was like 3 feet high with tiny ornaments,
so i had to make some christmas decorations for our brand new large tree!





I know it is nothing out of the box , by any means, however i really wanted that canadian cabin look..I mean i do live in canada.. with a twist of the scandinavian christmas that i love the reds and whites of. This is mainly due to a obsession of scandinavian style cross stitch i had recently..

Anyways i hope to post the final looks of the living room, it really is coming together !
I just have been a busy post office bee as the orders are coming in for christmas!

* Don't forget to enter my HUGE Giveaway ! Draw is end of this month!


Saturday, December 03, 2011

Everypony Song!



This is the latest episode that aired this morning and i storyboarded a short song sequence in it!

It is more of a modern style song than the epic musical style songs and i really liked doing it.

A definate reference was the fashion videos you see with the latest line of fashions, i used that look of the split screen to make it look like a fashion magazine. I LOVE style versus hating fashion and i think rarity definately has style!!

This is the only song i boarded for season two but i did some other stuff coming up :D

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Black Friday to Cyber Monday Free Gift!!

Just a quick post that today and tommorow( cyber monday) i am giving away a free gift of a cutesypoo tshirt with every toy purchase!

This applies to my Etsy and Big Cartel Store!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Shipping for $1 Sale!

I just lowered most of my etsy stuff so that if you buy one toy or book you get the second toy for $1 shipping or in some cases for free!

So check it out and get your gifts early! Plus remember that i am not making anymore so this is the last chance! Seriously..i only have a couple left of some of the gnomes here!

Also you will notice i have some craft books in my etsy because i am  cleaning out some of my vast craft book collection. These are some great books that i have used to make stuff in the past! 

Here is a couple of the ones i put in there and i still have some more to post up soon.


Plus don't forget the HUGE giveaway!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sickypoo :P

I am writing on this dreary rainy afternoon to report that my birthday weekend of fun is offically cancelled because i am sick. So hopefully i just have to prospone the fun till next weekend..

However i did drag myself out of bed because i want to show a bit of what i have been working on!


It's a small part of my big christmas decorating plan! Since we got the new house , we are having the family over for christmas dinner and i am excited to get the place ready!

So far we got christmas lights half done, i just got garlands and a cute table runner yesterday, and i am currently sewing up the decorations for the new huge christmas tree. I am going to a scandinavian / canadian log cabin feel. Plus the new fireplace is coming this monday ! yeah!

Here is some flikr favs till i can get better :P


1. cross stitch, 2. finnish star, 3. Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, 4. little house ornament, 5. candyland garland, 6. summer baby dress, 7. homemade vanilla ice-cream, 8. Link!, 9. corner of living room, 10. Ticker Tape Mini Quilt, 11. Coco, 12. River Cottage in Spring, 13. Untitled14. Not available15. Not available16. Not available


Reminder!
don't forget my huge giveaway is being drawn the end of this month!
enter here!

i am trying to get more people entered through Giveaway Scout
you can check out Giveaway scout for more giveaways!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Halloween Fun!

 I never carved a white pumpkin before and i really think it glows way brighter than the one below is the usual orange colour. Jay carved that one! hehee


This was Xen's first ever trick or treating and she really loved it. A little scared at some of the houses but she was even getting good at knocking on the doors and saying trick or treat too. Her expression here really suited the costume...


Ooh and I have some exciting news! My gnomes are now in two shops!

The Grumpy Bert Pop up shop just opened!!
He has pretty well bought up the last of my large size gnomes and a bunch of the eggtarts too!
The shop is really cool as well because it is made from an old shipping container! Looks like all of the shops there are made from them as well. So it makes for an interesting shopping trip!

Second is a familiar shop i have sent her the remainder of my bunny and bear toys!
It is the cute little toy shop called Spielwerk Toys in Portland! So check them out if you can!

This only leaves me a small box worth of the large ones and i still have some small ones in stock but it is getting smaller every week!

Of course i am already excited about the upcoming holidays !! i am excited to decorate the house and the new big tree!!

**Reminder!
Enter my huge giveaway! ends in Dec!

Friday, October 21, 2011

House Continued- The Dining Room


 I wanted to make the dining room/living room warm and comfy, and in fall it really comes through the best, with the pumpkins in season and comfy throws and pillows all around! This Table is my absolute favorite thing ever..because it is exactly what i wanted AND it was on sale at Sears for a deal!



This is the window on the wall on the other side ( not shown) we got this from an antique store on Main Street in Vancouver where there are tons of great stained glass that has been salvaged from old houses around town. Most window are in not the best shape but this one was in almost mint shape and i really liked the candles as it went perfect in dining room for cozy dinners. It was our few "splurges" plus we had the glass set inside a new window that you can open from the bottom! 




We also got a new Sofa from Sears and i really love the soft texture, 
plus i just have to show off this cute pillow i bought off Etsy from Nanacompany.


Xen likes the new sofa too...to jump off of...sigh..


Big reminder to check out my HUGE Cutesypoo Giveaway!
Cutesypoo Etsy Clearance sale!
Cutesypoo Cartel Clearance sale!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Musseloom Giveaway and more Clearance sale!!

 Remember Musseloom?






Well if you don't know you know him, We only made a very small run of these rare stuffies and this is your chance to get one for a super low price of $10.00!! 

To get the word out i am throwing a Musseloom Giveaway Contest!
If you Twitter,Blog,Facebook or anything about my sale you get entered to win
your own Musseloomand both Eggtarts plus a Tshirt for FREE!!

Make sure to leave a comment here and you get extra entries for every tweet or blog you do.
Oh and make extra sure to leave your EMAIL!!

Contest Ends last day of December. 


PLUS i am lowering my prices on these cute eggtarts to $6!!



PLUS! IF you order more than $10 i will throw in a free cutesypoo tshirt!!

Hurry because quantities are limited to the 2 boxes left in my Garage!
 After that we will be sold out!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Contest Winners!

I am happy to say the contest winners were picked by a randomizer and i am emailing all the happy gnomes over to them just in time for Halloween!
I will be emailing everyone right after i blog this with their Halloween paper toys!

Hope you all enjoy them!

Monday, October 03, 2011

Halloween Giveaway!!



I am selling these cute little vampire gnomes in time for halloween for only $10 and thought i would do a giveaway of the halloween paper toys as well! 

You can win your own paper toys if you leave a comment on my blog informing me that you have either follow on my blog, Deviant art page or became a friend on my twitter! 
Don't forget to leave a email to contact you in your comment!

I am giving away 5 sets of halloween paper gnome toys! 
Contest is till October 15th! 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Gnome Colour Wheel / Xen's Room


I am stuffing gnomes for the VCON right now and i just discovered i have enought to make a gnome colour wheel! You can get your own gnome still in my etsy shop. I will be posting a special post of the Vampire gnomes soon!

This is part 3 of my new home! Xen's Bedroom! She has the best View which is not shown here unfortunately..but you can see Burnaby Park from here!


This is her kitchen with special ice cream sandwich by My Paper Crane.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 09, 2011

BRONY CON and VCON!!!

We will be at BRONY CON in NY on SEPT 24th!
We just booked the hotel last night and i am super excited to get a vacation in this year!
Oh Yeah so this is all because my husband Jayson got invited to talk at the Brony Con and they were so nice to fly him out here..i am just tagging along for fun! However we get a table there and i am going to bring some of our Eggtart and Musseloom toys along as well to sell there.

Also the next weekend i am going to have a table at VCON which is in the Sheraton Vancouver Airport on Sept.30th, Oct 1 and 2nd.  I got a half table by invitation from someone running it and she thought my gnomes would do well there in the "artists alley section".

Also..just in case you are confused by visiting the cutesypootoys website and it is not there , it is because i decided to cut my costs of running a domain website and just stick with my blog/twitter cuz that's where everyone seems to be going anyway. Still not sure if i am going to renew at Flickr Pro Account either, probably not just going to go back to the free account as well.

This does not mean that i am quitting at all ..like i said this is just a part of changing my path..and yes it is also an expense i no longer think is needed ;D

Okay back to crafting!!

PS i am making a very crafty contribution to My Little Pony right now ;D

Friday, August 26, 2011

Gnomes no more!



Well i am sad to announce i am officially stopping all gnome production. This means my current stock will sell on etsy until basically all are sold out. When it comes down to it . they are so so fun but i think i want to move on to doing other things instead!




What am i thinking of moving on to?? Well i want to do more creative ventures instead of just the labour side. Things like making patterns of toys i already have like eggtart, coconut bun.you name it!
This is more because i think with this economy, people most likely are not into paying tons for stuffed toys but are more than willing to pay a couple of dollars to make one themselves. I now also have a kid and boy does that teach you more than anything what makes a good toy is one they can play with , and not just sit and look pretty!! So yeah i am thinking play food stuffies pattern and things like that..

I will also be more into doing art shows and one off things of that nature! I already have one that i am
getting involved in.

We are starting a clearance sale starting today!! Gnomes are now $10 and Cutesypoo Tees are only $6!!
So basically if you ever wanted one of my stuffies from my etsy shop, i would get one before they all disappear!!