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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Winners of the Giveaway are...

Yoborobo wins the the 1st prize Owl

Wendy Wright wins the 2nd prize Reindeer

Lauren wins the 3rd prize Penguin

I'll contact you all later today or you can email me your address.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered! I wish you all could have won!
I'll have another giveaway in the early Spring for my birthday.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

This will be an interesting one and a dry run for what to expect at xmas too I guess. This is the first year my son won't be home. It's kind of weird.

I'm thankful for the family that will be here today.
I'm thankful for my mom who always cooks the meal.
I'm thankful for my son celebrating today in his new home.
I'm thankful for all my lovely twitter and blog friends.
I'm thankful for the sales my etsy shop is getting.
I'm thankful for being able to share my creativity with all of you here.
 I'm offering for the next few days 20% off anything in my etsy shop. Coupon code Thanks10.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Fun Custom Order

Penguins with bows!
Yorkie Ornament.
He was finished off with a bow too but don't have a photo of that.

I have a Doxie ornament that a customer decided not to purchase that I'll probably put up after Thanksgiving. He's a cutie and I only have one!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Team Bacon Thanksgiving Treasure Hunt

My etsy team, Team Bacon is having a Thanksgiving Treasure Hunt. The clues for this fun, bacony game will run from today, Monday, November 22, through next Monday, November 29. The 15% off discount will be useable in participating shops from Monday, November 29, through Sunday, December 5. We will post two clues a day each day, except for Thanksgiving Day, when everyone will be signed off their computer eating turkey and pie (and bacon), and watching football.

Here's the link for more info. http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6692698&page=1

I've picked a selection of fun items from different shops in the team to show what a great wide selection of things there are. Enjoy!
MAB Jewelry
Earth To Girl
Oralgasm
Gigglebot
Felt Like Helping
Kokodiablo
Hope and Joy Studios
Kitchen Kitsch

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thanksgiving Place Card Printable Freebie

My little gift to you all my lovely blog followers. Enjoy!
 Click on the last link below to download the pdf file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open this file. Acrobat is a free software program that you can download here http://get.adobe.com/reader/ if you do not already have it. Then just print, cut, write and enjoy!

 If you like them, please leave a comment telling me you do and 
I'll consider doing more on my stationery blog.

Click below for printable file.
NEW LINK 6/7/16 Thanksgiving Place Card Freebie

 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Ornaments In The Shop and Lots Of Custom Orders.

I had a little pattern cut out, a mini version of my plush penguins but wasn't sure I was going to do finish them. Well I'm glad I did cause they seem to be quite popular little things! I even have some custom order penguins too.


Working on lots of Custom Plush Tardis Orders that are shipping all over the world and here in the US. Isn't the pink one awesome! A special order for a lovely girl in the UK.


As always I have owls. Here's the first of many. Just need to sew up the rest of them!

Super happy things are selling. Glad I stuck it out and didn't close my etsy shop.

Friday, November 12, 2010

2 Year Blog and Etsy Anniversary Giveaway!

It's been 2 years today that I started this crazy rambling blog and also since I first opened my etsy shop so to mark this day I'm having a big giveaway! I appreciate all my followers old and new who choose to come along on my search for felty goodness.
I have 3 prizes so there will be 3 different winners.

Grand Prize Winner will receive the Large Gingerbread Owl. This owl was made specifically for this giveaway and is the large version of the mini owls I have in my shop. I'm not making any large plush owls for the holidays so you'll have the only one.
 The 2nd prize Winner will receive the Mini Plush Reindeer doll. So cute for a stocking stuffer or holiday decoration.
The 3rd Prize Winner will receive my new Plush Red Penguin Ornament. Something super cute to spice up your tree.

To Enter This Giveaway:
1. You must be a follower of this blog or become a follower. Please leave a comment telling me you are.
2. You can gain extra chances to win if you Tweet or Facebook about the giveaway. Please leave a comment letting me know you did.
3. You can get an additional entry if you blog about this giveaway. Comment with a link so I can feel the love. 
 Please leave me your contact info in your comment so I can get a hold of you if you win. ;0) 

The Giveaway starts today and I'll pick a winner November 25th. 

Good luck!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Few Mini Plush, A WIP and A Treasury.

I decided to do some mini plush of my large Holiday Plush Dolls. So far I have a Reindeer and a Snowman. Not sure how many I'll be able to do as I have 3 large time consuming custom orders to make this week. So if you want one grab it now or custom order one so you'll be sure to get it.
As always I have owls. I think I'm only making minis right now because of time. Here's Ginger the sweet Gingerbread owl. I have several others in production and they are all Winter Holiday owls (not Christmas) that anyone might like to decorate with.

My Large Plush Chocolate Gingerbread Man is featured on a fun unusual foodish type treasury by my etsy team Team Bacon.
Working like crazy to finish the 3 prizes for my 2 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway. Details on Friday! I have 2 almost done. Do you have any thing you'd like to see for the 3rd one?

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Blog Feature and 4 Sales!

Susan of Susan's Greetings on etsy did a feature on her blog about Colorful Christmas Penguins on etsy and was kind enough to feature my Fat Plush Penguins. Click on the link below to see these great fun penguins!

http://susanschrock.blogspot.com/2010/11/colorful-christmas-penguins-on-etsy.html

I also had a sale buster weekend in my etsy shop. I sold 4 items this weekend. I know, 4 items?! Well in my little shop that's a huge deal so I'm very pleased and excited!
I sold a fat penguin and 3 Custom Tardis Plush. One of the Tardis is a totally custom PINK one! So excited to make that!

One of my blog posts made it to the Home page of The Hive a great  social networking site for creative people. You can find me here. http://creatingthehive.com/sassypackrat
  I have a mini gingerbread owl finished and ready to go in the shop and a mini reindeer and mini snowman. (I'll probably hold off on the reindeer and snowman cause family comments have me re-thinking them.) Don't have a photo to share of the owl yet my camera battery died last night.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cute Plush Snowman is Finished.

This is Bert and he's a snowman. He's new and in my shop. Yep.
I re-shot the reindeer and cookie people photos so they aren't so boring. Crazy busy! Don't forget about the Big Giveaway starting on my Blog Anniversary on Friday November 12th, 2010.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Gingers and Reindeer Have Arrived!

Gingerbread People, Sugar Cookie People and Red Nosed Reindeer have arrived in the studio. They will be making their way into my etsy shop today. Quick sneak peeks.

 There is a snowman too that I didn't get finished last night and a Santa. All of these designs will be done in mini form for stocking stuffers/ornaments if I have time to crank them out. I hope you have enjoyed seeing my holiday plush dolls!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"Snarky Girl Doll" #1

Back in June of this year I debuted a prototype for a new felt doll that I called a "Snarky Girl Doll". The design is based on my daughter. My daughter is affectionately called "Snarky Girl" or Queen of Snarkdom because of her temperamental teenage attitude. You never know what's she's going to say or when she'll explode for any reason. This seems to be typical for girls between 13 and 18.

Original post here. http://sassypackrat.blogspot.com/2010/06/meet-queen-of-snarkdom.html

I changed the design just a bit and made the doll larger and added more detail. Now I've finally have one finished and with my daughter's approval and blessings "Snarky Girl Dolls" is ready to launch. I'll be testing them out in etsy to see how they do and hopefully get constructive feedback.


So without further ado here's Prunella the Pirate (SGD #1) Please let me know what you think.

I hoped to get a photo of my daughter holding this doll but she ran off to class before I could snap one. I'll try later.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Lita Was A Doggie Skellie

for Halloween. She's not the kind of little dog who enjoys wearing clothes but Halloween and a coat in the winter I have to make her do. Well there is no need on Halloween except for my own personal amusement and the little kids like to see her dressed up.
 I couldn't resit this when I saw it at Target!
 My mom's trying to hold her still for a picture.
My mom in her Halloween shirt and
Lita in her costume.

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