Apr 10, 2016

Fairy Tacos and Pizza Cats

'Sup people! I've been working on getting ready for Indie Craft Bazaar on April, 23, 2016 and on a bunch of custom orders I"ve been getting, It's so foreign to me to be busy this early in the year but i do enjoy making random plush requests come true :)

As I get more confident in my sewing abilities I've been more inclined to let my crazy out and by that i mean putting cat ears on a burger and fairy wings on a taco. I have lots of weird ideas that I feel i can finally make without looking like total crap.

Nov 14, 2015

2 Weeks Till December. . .Holy Crap!

Hello again, I didn't realize how long it had been since my last blog post cause I've been so busy, in between moving back to Miami and finding an apartment I was making stuff for Stitch Rock an indie craft fair and bazaar. I was also waiting for my shop inventory that i shipped ahead of time to arrive so i could reopen the shop in as little time as possible.
This years Stitch rock is my best craft show to date i made over 800$ which is double my highest profit at a craft show (the last one was Odd Duck where I made over 400$) I'm not sure if that does or doesn't seem like a lot of money but that's amazing for me.  I feel like my business is finally starting to pick up speed. I passed 400 sales before moving from Connecticut back to Miami and I've been preparing for my holiday sales non-stop, each year my holiday profits have doubled and I'm hoping that trend continues. I have 100 taco ornaments in various stages of completion, and I'm currently making a ton of mer-cats and cat doughnuts that all sold out at stitch rock. I underestimated how much stuff i needed to make, i figured i would do as well as previous years and ended up doing way better and ran out of the really good stuff within the first hour and a half. My unicorns were incredibly popular only problem is they're very time consuming, 75% is sewn by hand, so i kind of hate making them but i do have some in the works i just don't know if they'll be done in time for he holidays.

Jun 24, 2015

Back In The Sunshine . . .State

Hello all! I'm happy to announce that Spazzy Wonder is back in Miami and the shop will be back up and running, hopefully, by the end of July. I am super excited to be coming back to Florida and my crafty community that I have missed so much.
In addition to being back in south Florida I have been busy, these last couple of months, making lots of new plushies! At some point before the holidays this year you will be seeing unicorns and rabbits in my shop, two things I have been wanting to make for a long time :). I have also started making cats and bats out of cotton patterned fabric so the possibilities are endless.
I forgot to post that I was a part of the Slushbox gallery and ink & pistons tattoo presents "Candy Coated Dreams". I had two pieces in the show (both of which sold YAY!) the "uni-candy-corn" and "I Dream Of Ice Cream".
{via Beautiful Bizarre}

Jan 27, 2015

It's A Blizzard!

Hello! I just woke up to my first blizzard and let me just tell you trying to walk a dog in 2 feet of snow is not easy, especially when she disappears into a snow drift! I lived in Connecticut when I was younger but I don't think I've ever experienced a storm of this magnitude.
{We're on the second floor of this building, I was surprised by how much snow was on the balcony}
{This is not a blue filter, it was early and still dark out}
I'll be taking this opportunity to work on stuff for the shop since I will be stuck in my apartment, aside from occasionally walking my dog, for the foreseeable future. Also I will be re-watching all Agent Carter episodes in anticipation of tonights new episode.

Dec 23, 2014

Christmas Trimmings

Hello all my crafty people! I hope you're having a fun (and hopefully stress free) Holiday, I know that's virtually impossible but hey one can hope. I got all my shopping out of the way early since i'll be spending christmas with just my mom this year. I took my big family holidays for granted cause i am seriously missing my crazy ass family this Christmas. So remember even if you're family drives you up the wall you would miss them if they weren't around :)

My mother pretty much let me take over Christmas so I handmade a lot of our decorations. 
  • I got inspired after seeing a picture on pinterest to make a fireplace out of cardboard. I made it out of the box we got our TV in, it was a time intensive project, i wanna say it took me about a week but i love the way it turned out so it was completely worth the time :)
  •  I decided on a fake tree 1. because i didn't feel like watering the tree or picking up pine needles 2. we have animals and i didn't feel like picking up pine needle vomit. 
  • My aunt got me a 75 piece Martha Stewart ornament set at an after Christmas sale last year, it has glitter covered ornaments, beaded acorns and gold owls, so of course I used it.
  • I found a kick-ass cardboard stag head on sale for 70% off at Michaels and while i was there i bought scrapbook paper for my garland. 
  • I used the Martha Stewart scoring board to make the tree topper and the ornament template tool to make my ceiling decorations.

I went pinterest crazy when wrapping my gifts this year! I pretty much turned them all into little craft projects :) I put links to all my holiday decor inspirations at the bottom.

Oct 20, 2014

Spooky Wreath DIY

Hello tricksters, I'm excited for Halloween and in preparation I made a spooky wreath to welcome trick or treaters! I was inspired by the haunted mansion when I found the dapper skeleton plaque and decided to make it seem like it's been sitting in someone attic getting taken over by webs and random pests. This project cost less then $20 to make.
 I was a little tight for money when I went supply shopping so I tried to be economical. My supplies were bought at Michaels (sale items), Walmart, Big Lots, and the Dollar Tree.
  • "Creepy cloth" (Dollar Tree) $1
  • Spider web (Dollar Tree) $1
  • Purple spiders (Dollar Tree) $1
  • Orange decorative mesh (Walmart) $6
  • Wire wreath (Walmart) $3
  • Skeleton plaque (big lots) $4
  • Mini skulls (Michaels) $1
  • Green glitter spider (Michaels) $1
  • Sparkly raven (Michaels) $1.50
  • I already had the dmc thread, hot glue gun and glue sticks 
  • I ended up not using the Tacky glue, pipe cleaners of burlap leaves and pumpkins

I started off by a sewing the mesh around part of the wreath to anchor it and then wrapping it all the way around , overlapping it each time so you wouldn't see the wire underneath, and sewing it in place at the end.
I centered skeleton plaque and hot glued it in place and sewed it into the mesh to reinforce it. 
I wrapped the "creepy cloth" around the wreath and behind the plaque, I pulled my fingers through the cloth a couple times beforehand to give it that ragged effect which Fuzzy took as an invitation to play and tried to steal the cloth from me
I took a small piece of the spider web, there was a ton, and stretched it around the wreath without covering the skeletons face.
I hot glued on the little spider and one of the big spiders, two little skulls and hid them a little cause i thought it would be creepier (well, as creepy as you can get with sparkly spiders). I attached the raven on top (which took way more glue then I thought) and wrapped some spider web around the bottom to look like a nest (and to hide the glob of hot glue holding the bird :)
Ta-Da! A spooky wreath to beckon trick or treaters'.