Saturday, December 8, 2012

Quick update!!

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I wanted to take a quick second to post the names of the softies that were shipped out today AND let you all know I have 5 openings for rush orders. :)

Here are the little guys that got shipped out today, I'll add photos soon...

2 Canadian monsters - shipped to Melinda in BC

Jennifer's Creature - shipped to Traci

Jack's robot creature - shipped to Karla

Super Luke -- shipped to Luke :)

Blue cyclops -- shipped to Corey

Kyler's scribble monster -- shipped to Kyler

New York monster -- shipped to Ivy

I have Girrafecula on my sewing table first today, and four more (fingers crossed) to complete this weekend.

Happy Shopping everyone!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Back in the Saddle!

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Hello Everyone!
After a very busy couple of weeks getting the book out, and working on a couple intricate, detailed peices, I'm finally back in action! I LOVE being able to use a little artistic liscense on fabrics, and interpretation of drawings!
Here are a few of the cuties I've done in the last couple weeks...
This is Bluebell. She was drawn by a very creative little girl in Australia named Sophie.

Next, I remade a bunny that belonged to a very special mom.

I was told that the little bunny once had arms, and to please add them....and it turned out adorable!

Then, Chloe and her brother sent in a couple fun photos...
Here is Chloe's Cat with a FANTASTIC tail. How do you not love this tail?
 And here is her brother's Manticore

A few months ago, I made "Masterpeice Lady" for a sweet little girl named Emerson.
Some mean person stole the box right off their porch!
(Whoever you should be ashamed of yourself)
After searching through my delivery confirmation receipts, Emerson's mom and I discovered it had indeed been delivered...and stolen. So....we made it better....softer...stronger...
Ok, I'm being a nerd, I'll stop. haha.
I also got to do a self portrait of a little girl named Kristen.
This one, y'all...I wanted to keep.
It's been a very fun month, and this year has just FLOWN by.
I"m thinking of doing some kind of Christmas giveaway...
Maybe a voucher for a softie with a copy of the book?



Saturday, November 3, 2012

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Hooray! Softie Tales is Available!

Good morning to all of you! I am so much excited to announce that Softie Tales, Volume 1, is available for purchase through Amazon!
Stories included in this book are:
Flower the Giraffe, by Kayla, age 6
Paisley the Elephant, by Zoe, age 12
God and Devil, by Dasha, age 8
Rainbow Kitty, by Nadia, age 4
Phoenix the Owl, by Sam, age 8
Purry the Cat, by Sam, age 5
Softie Bunch, by Claire, age 5
Super Hero Siblings, by Parker, age 7
Elvis the Golden Retriever, by Aidan, age 7
Rainbow Monster, by Owen, age 6
I have been working on this book since mid-May, and finally, holding it in my hands, is a bit surreal. I hope all the kiddos included in this one are just as excited to see their name and artwork in a real, published book that will be distributed all over the world!
A HUGE THANK YOU to all the parents who have allowed their kids to be a part of this book. Without the kids, there is no book!
So, without further delay, here is the link for the book!
Enjoy, everyone, and feedback is greatly valued!
If you have any suggestions/comments, shoot me an email to

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fall is here! Sorta...

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It has been a busy month, y'all!
In this single month, I have acquired a waiting list that stretches to the middle of January! It's very exciting!

I appreciate all of you who have posted my blog on Pinterest, too!
Members of my family were telling me on my last trip home, "I think we saw you on Pinterest..." It's been a very exciting year, and I'm SO looking forward to next year.
Another thing....THE BOOK!
I have ordered the second proof of the FIRST Softie Tales book, and if all looks good today, it will be available November 1! I will post the link for ordering it here AND my FB page (by the way, I have a FB page!)

The bottom creature is "Manticore"

If you'd like to be on the mailing list for the book and upcoming projects, please let me know.


There are a few other activities I'd like to get going with Kid Inspired Creatures, and I'd like YOUR input, as other artists, moms, dads, grandparents, or who ever you might be.
Your opinion is important!

I've "tested" the book with a few kiddos and parents and the responses I have received are incredible.
I've even had some moms try to pre-order it!
So stay tuned, y'all, it'll be ready before we know it, and I'll be celebrating with some kind of giveaway here...Maybe a toy and book to a special kiddo...or two?

Have a great week, everyone!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Two Little Kitties

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I know I've said this before...
But I know I've done well when I don't want to send off the little guys that I make. These two little cats are no different. They just look so cute on my sewing table keeping me company!
However, the show must go on, and so off they go to their girls. Erin and Emma, your little gems are on the way!
Here is Emma's little leopard....

...and here is Erin's little yellow cat!


There's a very cool ghost monster coming next, as well as a native american warrior! Keep your eyes peeled!
ALSO, big news! The first softie tales book went to publishing last week. (SO EXCITED)
I'll be posting information here when it's available through Amazon, along with a direct link.
I hope you all have a great week!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sister Softies

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Sophia and Olivia loved to go shopping.
They liked to try on clothes, find handbags to match their outfits, then walk around town looking very pretty.

Sometimes, Olivia would even let her sister borrow her favorite purse!

Sophia loved to play with her hair, and even bought herself a new yellow hair tie on a shopping trip.

One day, while the girls were relaxing in the park, two little girls asked if they could draw a picture of them and their great outfits. 

"You two are so pretty," said the little girls.
Olivia and Sophia smiled, and said, "Of
course you can draw us! We will be very

When the girls finished their drawings, they showed them to Sophia and Olivia, who were very suprised.
"Great job," they told the girls.
"Maybe next time we go shopping you can come with us!"

Monday, September 10, 2012

Girlie Girls!

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This week I had a couple very girly little toys to make.
The first one came to me from a very proud grandmother.
Her granddaughter drew a portrait of her, and it seemed only natural to have it made into a 3D little softie.

I saw a tutorial on Pinterest a week or so ago for this cute little flower (the one in her hair) and I think they meant it to be for throw pillows...
But whatever, it can be used for softies! :)
So there are all kinds of kid's stories involving frogs...usually someone gets turned into one, or someone has to kiss one...Yuck!
But have you ever seen a pretty frog?
I mean a hand bag-toting, accessorized, girly girl of a frog?
 I have! And she is sitting happily in my sewing room, awaiting her sister's completion. Her sister is a cute little orange haired coming soon.
Here is the little girly frog and her softie, huggable form...

Hope you all enjoyed these cuties, and just a friendly reminder from your favorite softie artist....
I have 10 slots left for "definatly recieve before Christmas" orders!
They're filling up fast, too!
Also, I'm going to try VERY hard to have my softie short story/drawing book out before Christmas so that they're available on Amazon. If you're intersted in having one (or two, or five!!), leave a comment here or email me, and I'll put you on my list of folks to email as soon as it's available :)
I appreciate all of your continued support, this has been a blast!
And who knows...I might have made more little ones this week that I just can't wait another week to post.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Here comes the bride...

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Good Morning, All!
Normally, I'll put up a post once a week, of a couple of the cuties I've made that week, but I just can't wait a week to post these.

First and Foremost, Congrats Andy and Julia!

Someone who loves this couple very much
sent me this computer generated image
(I'm guessing their wedding blog?) to make softies from.

You guys...this was so. much. fun.

So, I set up a "photo studio" to take these pictures.
I must have taken a dozen pictures before I stopped myself and thought, "Ok, I need to stop. These are not real people.
They are toys." Ha!

Here are a few of the pictures.
I have to say, I'm going to be sad to box them up
and send them away.

Has anyone made it to this picture without smiling?

Have a great week, y'all!
More adorable softies to come :) 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Foxy and a Little Green Monster

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Hello and Happy almost Autumn, everyone!
Here in Texas we don't have all four seasons every year, and when we do, spring and autumn seem to be abbreviated.
Here's hoping we actually get autumn this year though :)

Our newest adorable softies come from Emily and Jennifer.

Emily drew...rather she OIL PAINTED a cute little fox named Foxy. Here is the painting that her dad sent over to me:

I just can't get over how cute the little tail is!

Here is her Foxy softie

Sniffing around for possible bits of treats my dogs left behind...

LOVE this sweet little fox.

Jennifer's mom sent me a picture of a little green monster that she was hoping to have a soft squishy pillow made from.
The green pigtails are adorable!
So I went on a hunt for soft, squeezable green fleece (that way it's washable too!) and the finished monster turned out to be not so scary of a monster...

Happy First day of September everyone!

Just a friendly reminder: if you'd like a softie made for a special kiddo (or adult!) in your life, and you want it in time for Christmas, please get your orders in this month! At the moment, my waiting list is backed up to Thanksgiving, but there's still time!

Have a great week, y'all!