And all the pipe cleaner animals stood erect-- a fierce wall of nylon and wire defiance--
with one voice they exclaimed, "We shall not be silenced!"

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Another Matchbox - Good Luck Charm for the Hubby!!

My poor hubby has been studying his butt off for the last 6 weeks, holed up in his home-office, for the California BAR exam. For those of you who aren't aware of this, the California State BAR is notorious for being among the hardest BAR exams in the country. I guess a lot of people want to be lawyers in California, though I'm not exactly sure why.

At any rate, with all the studying, the hubby was getting stir-crazy and was looking forward to getting the exam over-with, but also dreaded it at the same time. As a pick-me-up gesture, I made him a little good luck gift and gave it to him the weekend before the test (he took the test last week, and is now a much happier camper!) :)

I made a little green matchbox and affixed stickers with some words of encouragement.

Inside I put a little Fuzzy 4-leaf clover to bring him a little luck. How could you not smile with this little guy around?

The hubby brought it with him and while he claims that the exam was as tough as he had anticipated, he hopes this little guy brought him a little luck during the three-day test. Coincidentally, the results will be available on my birthday, so I'm hoping for a good present from the BAR Association for the both of us!! Keep your fingers crossed!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Bloggity News

I've been meaning to blog about some features that I've received from some wonderful Etsians since the new year began. These Etsy friends have been gracious enough to take time out of their busy days to write thoughtful, well-written blog entries about my work. As a token of appreciation, I thought I'd return the favor.

The first is secretjewelz, who blogged about about a Fuzzy ornament that she had purchased, Howie the Dog, who is now the newest pet for her adorable pullip dolls:

Secretjewelz makes some amazing jewelry with vintage items such as "vintage glass jewels,brass,buttons,watch parts,pictures,vintage dictionaries but to name a few..." She has such a broad range of vision, which results in a wide array of unique and uber-cool items, as evidenced by some of my favorite items below:

I am such a huge Alice in Wonderland fan! Gotta love the Mad Hatter!

A trip to secretjewelz's Etsy shop is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

The second person who featured me in her blog was "Do-Rah! designs!" Do-Rah blogged about the Fuzzy Worm Garden Buddies that she purchased from my shop!! I hope she has fun with them in her garden!

Do-Rah! designs specializes in designing "handbags, reusable lunch totes,and pillow covers" using "high end upholstery samples, buttons, trims and fabrics that I have collected." Seriously folks, how could you not love these:

I could totally see myself taking one of these bags to the farmers market, or the library, swap meets.. so I could keep all my awesome eco-friendly finds in a very stylish way! So make sure you check out Do-Rah! designs!!

Much thanks to these ladies for promoting me!! Let's keep supporting the handmade movement!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Custom Pipe Cleaner Fuzzy - Molly the Yorkie

Here is my latest little custom Fuzzy: Molly the Yorkie!

Molly belongs to Molly827, one of my new Etsy friends! Here is a picture that was sent to me of what Molly looks like:

And here's Molly Fuzzified!

I love how she came out, especially with her little top knot!!

She measures approximately 1.5 inches, and yes, she's made of 100% pipe cleaners!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

On the Road Again - More Hotel Pics: The Intercontinental Hotel, The Clement Monterey

This week I'm in Monterey, CA for work. I am staying at the Intercontinental Hotel - The Clement Monterey, which is right on Cannery Row on the water side. This hotel is definitely going on my list of Favorite Hotels. The rate right now is $159 a night, but I've stayed in more expensive hotels that aren't nearly as nice, and aren't in a location even remotely as cool as Cannery Row.

(The view from my room)

The room is very relaxing. I have a queen sized bed with a down comforter, down pillow top, and down pillows. Quite plush!

There is also a fireplace in here. Quite lovely. AND, the room has a 45" LCD TV, WITH the Cartoon Network (which is a must for any hotel I stay at; I relish my time with Adult Swim).

And all nice hotel rooms have really nice bathrooms, and this one is no exception. Stone floors, marble counters, a rain shower, and a separate bathtub. Nice toiletries, and a french mill bar of soap. And a really nice touch is the live orchid on the bathroom counter.

Oh, and did I mention the cotton robe and complimentary slippers??

With all this traveling, you start to feel like once you've seen a hotel, you've seen them all... but every once in a while, you find a real gem that you're totally stoked about. The Intercontinental is one of those gems.