Friday, September 28, 2012

October Fuzz-Bun Monster Giveaway!

This past week has been absolutely nuts and my life has decided to do a complete 180 on me, so sorry for the lack of updates!!  I have been merrily sewing away my Kickstarter projects, which are nearly complete and I expect to send all of them that I have received sketches/orders for by mid October (yay!).  Going to do my first shipment tomorrow.  

I have been working on my animal collection, as well!  Some of you may recognize this guy from the Facebook or Etsy shop.

This is Dandy the Lion!  My husband named him.  He is a button jointed lion plush.  He is made of anti-pill polar fleece, vintage buttons, and has a fabric scrap mane.  He is up for sale at the Etsy shop now.  His giraffe friend will follow later this week, once the last pattern kink is fixed!

I'm planning on making a free pattern page some time in the near future (hopefully by Christmas) once I get a few more original patterns created. 

On to what everyone here REALLY cares about... October giveaway! By popular vote, a new 5" monster was created for this month's giveaway.  I give to you, the Fuzz-Bun Monster!

His body is 5" tall, with 6" ears.  His ears are wire lined, so they can be posed!  He is stuffed with poly-fil, and rice for weight.  Hand and machine sewn!!  If you don't like your chances of winning this giveaway, I will be adding two Fuzz-Buns to the Etsy shop on 10/3/2012 for 28 USD each!  Remember, each entry is verified.  If your entry is invalid, another winner will be chosen! Open worldwide, hosted by geekyGAMERgirl Plush Etsy!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

My Small Vacation, and Various Projects

Well as you all have probably noticed, I've been taking a mini vacation this week. Nothing new up in the store, and not much blog-wise either. This is because it's my son's second birthday this week, and I am really busy doing party prep for this weekend. He wanted a pikachu and mario themed party... that's my boy!

 I have been working on a custom order and a couple new patterns, as well as making some plushes for my December show (some vacation, right?). I finished my monster swap as well! My partner liked the Bride of Frankenstein, so I had to make her a doll.

I'm planning on adding dolls to the shop, I have a couple designs in the works.  But they are very labor intense and time consuming, so just a few.

The Kickstarter thank you's have been up about a week now!  Find your name on the list if you haven't already and you participated in "Plush Monster Mania".

I have noticed that many people, (mainly the ones who inquire about custom orders), are interested in animal plushes as well, just with a geekyGAMERgirl style twist.  (Wasn't aware I had a style, but someone told me it's eccentric and unique...)  So I am beginning pattern design on a few animals.  I will add a separate section to the store for these guys when I have some patterns ready and plushes made.

And here are some of the first plushes I have made for my December show!  Whales!  I will post one or two in the shop in the new plush section when I have about 10 made for my show stockpile. There are two without the mouth and fins attached, and one with in the photos.  Not great pictures, but it was about 1 AM. You can also see my new sewing cabinet with machine (THANK YOU KICKSTARTER!).  It's used... but it was a $700 machine new and can do anything I want it to and came with a serger!  And replacement parts aren't hard to find.  I learned the ins and outs of it in about two days, which is pretty good seeing as I haven't ever had this high end of a machine before!  

If my show goes well in December, I may be able to get an embroidery machine, as well!  

Monday, September 3, 2012

Kickstarter Update

Hooray! I made my stretch goal for the geekyGAMERgirl Kickstarter project! I am compiling a list of names for the blog and Facebook thank you list, and will be posting that shortly. Currently I'm trying to gather backer surveys so I can fulfill their reward orders and make tons of plushies in the next few weeks, after my funds are released from Amazon. I've been busy taking a few days off from the shop to do some personal things, such as prepare for my son's second birthday (which is the 12th), and complete a couple of personal craft swap projects through There was an organized Monster Swap... I had to participate. It was fate! Pictures from that will be posted once I get everything in the mail to my partner on Wednesday. Also, you may have noticed a difference in the geekyGAMERgirl designs on the blog, FB, Youtube, ect. I'm mid-redesign. Please bear with me as I get a hang of Photoshop! I have a couple of other graphics to update, and it may be mismatched for a couple of days as I get my ducks in a row. Don't forget to enter in this month's giveaway if you haven't already! Remember, all entries are verified! I'll be back to monster making tomorrow, and next blog will probably be picture heavy. But we all love monster pictures, so stay tuned!