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!"

Monday, June 28, 2010


Okay-- so this isn't made out of pipe cleaners... BUT--

My financial advisors, Rick Nerad and Steve Deppe, are AWESOME! I love these guys because they're personable, fun, and really care about my financial well-being. My hubby and I have been with these guys for almost 5 years, and we always have the best time when we meet with them. Shameless plug: If anyone reading this is looking for some top-notch "wealth management," feel free to contact them:

ANYWAY, it turns out Rick is a huge Seinfeld fan, and during one of our meetings last year, he did the best impersonation of Jerry Seinfeld and showed us the "Fusilli Jerry" episode. For those of you who need to be clued in like I did, here's a link to the video clip:

Here's a picture of Fusilli Jerry that I found on the Internet:

Since then, I've been meaning to make a "Fusilli Rick." I purchased a bag of fusilli late last year to make Fusilli Rick as a Christmas present, but ran out of time, and that bag of fusilli has been sitting in my crafts drawer for over 6 months. I finally was struck with inspiration this weekend... With a bag of pasta and LOTS of glue, I present to you:


I was really happy with how it turned out. I tried to stay true to the spirit of the original one. I even used the blue base!! This little statue shows Rick waving HI (because he is a really friendly guy) and reaching for our file.

I spelled out "Fusilli Rick" with alphabet pasta.

The little file holder also doubles as a business card holder!!

Here are some pics from the "Making of Fusilli Rick:"

My hubby will be delivering this little guy to Rick today. Unfortunately, I won't be there to see his expression when he receives it...

Next on my list, "Spaghetti Steve!"

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Custom Pipe Cleaner Pups: Chippy and Dale the Maltese Twins, and Daisy the Yorkie!

In my last blog entry, I showed a picture of three dogs that my buddy Jarrod sent to me to Fuzzify for his Mom's birthday. Chippy, a 10 lb Maltese; Dale, a 6 lb Maltese; and Daisy, a 4 lb Yorkie, the smallest of them all!!

These adorable little pups are so petite as it was, I could hardly see how I could make them any smaller with pipe cleaners! Hahahah!!

Somehow I managed to make some time in my insane workweek and make these little guys! Here they are!

CHIPPY - 2 inches

DALE - 1.75 inches

DAISY - 1.5 inches


I tried to make them proportional in size based on their weights. Now all I need to do is put bows on these little ones and wrap them up for Jarrod's mom. I hope she likes them!!! Happy Birthday, Jarrod's Mom!! :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

New Custom Order!!!

What will I be doing this weekend besides WORK (which I have a ton of)? Well during my breaks (in case you're reading this JJL), I'll be working on this week's custom order: 3 little fluffy dogs from my buddy Jarrod. Here are the pics that he sent me... they are SOOOOOOO ADORABLE!!!

The two Malteses remind me of our little Maggie.

The fuzzified versions of them will be a birthday gift for his mom. I will post pics of them as soon as they're done!!