Friday, May 29, 2009

Fab Finds Friday - Star Trek Edition

I've decided to start a new series on my blog entitled "Fab Finds" Friday. Every other Friday I'll be posting a few items from Etsy sellers that fit in with a particular theme.

In honor of the fact that I'll be going to see Star Trek this weekend for a third time, I wanted to post my favorite Star Trek-inspired finds!

So.. here we go!

Hilarious (and totally true) card from Able and Game

Adorable Tribbles (that you don't have to feed... or do you?) from Shut Up Robot

Handcarved Communicator stamp from The Nerd Nook (There isn't a Trekkie alive who hasn't wanted to stamp a communicator on everything they own.. don't lie!)

And, by far, the coolest hat I have ever seen, the Wonderland Andorian Hat from Wonderland Creations (Also make sure to check out the Klingon hat - it's equally as snazzy!)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Drum Roll Please.. We Have Our Winners!

Attention! Because I have not heard back from one of our runner-up prize winners with an e-mail address, I have just picked a new winner (again, using to generate a new number.) Congratulations Erin!

Now, before I get around to announcing the winners, I just want to take a moment to thank everyone who participated - the response was incredible, to say the least. It’s hard sometimes, as a crafter, to make things that other people enjoy as much as you do.. especially when you get into the realm of raunchy needlework! I can’t tell you how relieved I am that I wasn’t chased off of Blogger with pitchforks and phasers, but, alas, I digress..

::Ahem:: Moving on.. As I mentioned in the rules, I used to generate three numbers which then corresponded to the order in which comments were left (the first person to leave a comment was assigned the number 1 and so on and so forth). If there are any questions regarding how the winners were picked, feel free to ask. :)

And so, without any further ado.. Our First Prize Winner is:
--> Biologie

Our First and Second Runners-up are:
--> Erin
--> Marysgranddaughter

Congratulations Everyone! I’ll be e-mailing you tomorrow (or, later on today, as it were) so I can send you your prizes!

[Author’s Note: I want to apologize for not getting this post out closer to midnight, but my computer was determined to make me look completely incompetent tonight.. :) ]

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Excitable Embroidery - Free Giveaway!

Attention! The deadline for the giveaway has been extended until Monday, May 25!

To celebrate the launch of my new embroidery line entitled "Excitable Embroidery" I'm going to be doing a free give-away here on my blog! Here is the piece along with an adorable crocheted sperm:

As you may have noticed, it's not your Grandmother's embroidery.. ;) The piece is set in a 5 inch hoop and is finished in the back.

All of the pieces in this line are intended as novelty items and not to be offensive in any way, if you're interested (and it's as amusing to you as it is to me), just follow these 2 simple steps to enter the contest:

1) Sign up to become a follower of my blog.

2) Leave a comment on this post with your name and e-mail address.

[If you already follow my blog and want to enter, only do Step 2. :)]

Now.. on to the prizes!
First Prize: The above piece of embroidery plus ONE adorable crocheted sperm (also shown in the picture.)

First and Second Runners Up: Will be sent TWO sperm EACH.

That's a total of SIX prizes and THREE Winners!

How the Winners will be chosen:
On Monday, May 25 at midnight I will be using to figure out the winners. Everyone who comments will be assigned a number corresponding to the order their comment was left. For example, the first person to leave a comment on this post will be assigned the number 1 and so on and so forth. After the winners are announced, I will e-mail you so you can send me your address and I can send you your prize!

If there are any questions, let me know!
And, as always, remember to check out the shop at:

Author's Note: To answer a question I seem to have neglected in the original rules, the giveaway IS open internationally. Hope that helps!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Woosh.. Star Trek

What a long and totally uninspiring week.

I started and stopped and restarted my follow-up Mortal Plush submission three times, I sketched and resketched my next Craftster challenge entry twice, AND I managed to come up with no (yes, I just said "no") new ideas. I hate weeks like that - they feel like such a waste! Lump on top of that the fact I haven't sold anything in nearly a month and I was just about ready to drown my sorrows in bags and bags of Reese's Pieces.

However! Thanks to copious amounts of Stargate:Atlantis, the release of Star Trek (which I went to see twice in a period of three days and wore my Captain Kirk shirt both times because I am, indeed, a total nerd), and way too many chocolate covered strawberries - I got my groove back. The plush is 1/3 finished, the challenge entry is designed and begun, AND, be prepared, because I will be doing a give-away this week.

More details to follow.. I may even amend this post later to include photos of the first stages of my new plush..

Look! Tentacles! and Mouth-Parts!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Of Mondays and Birthdays

So today was my Father's birthday... [Author's Note: For me that's sort of a loaded statement full of possible directions; I could talk about how his brothers and mother don't support him and how every holiday is a stark reminder of that, or how much fun we had walking around Kohls with a bunch of wierdos waiting for the restaurant we wanted to eat at to open, or how no matter how hard I try to make his birthday as special as possible, I never quite feel like I make it because his mind seems to always be on his aforementioned relatives. See? loaded.] I think that's all I'll say.

In other news, which is simultaneously annoying and exciting, the Mortal Plush deadline has been extended.. which means I can not only submit another entry but I can also have heart palpitations until June 22 when the official decision will be made.. So.. yes, it's exciting.. and, yes, totally terrifying as well. ::sigh:: At least I have some ideas.

In Lucy news, the voting begins on the 6th! As for the next challenge, I have some ideas for that as well... so we shall see. Glad it's only the beginning of the week - there's so much to be done!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Finished... sort of.

SO! The Mortal Plush submission went in yesterday and today I posted my Eggcellent Upcycling challenge entry... Here she is, Lucy, my sugar skull made from a plastic Easter egg..

Logically, I knew I didn't have a chance in hell of winning but there's always that little subversive voice in the back of your head going "You know, maybe you have a shot..."

That little voice shut up rather quickly once I saw that someone had made a 3 foot tall Dalek using the Easter eggs as the bumps. ::sigh:: Oh well, at least she's still fabulous. Can you believe she used to be an egg?!? Hell, I still can't.

And now we play the waiting game.. waiting to see if anyone is going to vote for Lucy and if I'm going to get into the Mortal Plush exhibit. The waiting is the worst part because there's absolutely nothing I can do but sit here and blog about it. And embroider.. at least that's taking my mind off of things. It's all too raunchy and scandelous for words. I should be posting the first of them tomorrow... I think I'm calling it "Excitable Embroidery." I'm also thinking of doing a give-away next week.. We'll see how neurotic I get over the aforementioned waiting and how much of a distraction I need. Again - ::sigh::