Thursday, December 15, 2011

Officially Done!

With undergrad. Now the hard part of life is about to begin. And it all starts with the question: "What's next?"

Hehe. I'm happy though. I'm in a nice place with my crafts and have been involved in a great group doing great things. :)

It's always good when I have little to say. It means there isn't anything bad going on. :D

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

They ask, "What do you want to do with your life?"

I want to do what I love and love what I do.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Give Away Winner!

Sorry to keep everyone waiting! Midterms are done! Whoohoo :)
I didn't use a random number generator this time since there were extra entry chances. So.. I wrote everyone's name out and put it in a hat. Since the World Series ended last night and I'm a Rangers fan (it's okay, guys, there will be other chances hehe), I put names in my Rangers cap. :D Granted, Ivan Rodriguez doesn't play for the Rangers anymore. Lol.


There's over 100 cuts of paper in here. There were 72 comments (wow! I was super shocked there were so many people entering!) and many had more than one entries. Some even had five or more!

I had my boyfriend draw the names since my sister is at work. He didn't want to be seen so I had to take the photo after he drew the name and put it down. Lol.

Winner of a squid plushie is Teal! Whoo! Congrats! :D

Of course there's also second place for a charm of choice from my Etsy.


Goes to Kat!

Congrats again to you two! I'll be contacting y'all after I publish this post. :) Thanks to everyone for entering and all the very kind comments! ^_^

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

/End

Give away has ended. I'll be drawing names at the end of the week.

As for now.. I've got three exams and a quiz in the next two days.. Wish me luck! Hehe.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

College

Where you pay money to have your self-esteem belittled for four years.

Just kidding. Kinda. Haha.

I'll have to admit, although it's been a rough ride, there were things that I did enjoy. I absolutely loved my structure of modern English class. The on campus events and concerts were great. I got to see bands that I love and could not otherwise afford to go see. What? Maroon5 for $15 instead of $120? Thanks! Bill Nye the Science Guy lecture? Awesome.

But aside from the fun stuff, the major stuff has been tough. The biology degree plan has not always been kind to me. I'll have my semesters where I can breeze thru just fine and other semesters where I'm struggling. Now that graduation is around the corner I feel more in a panic everyday. What am I going to do with my life? It drives me absolutely i-n-s-a-n-e.

At least I was able to avoid the "freshmen 15" until junior year. Hahah.

I dont think this post made sense. It was meant to, but when I started writing it I was like, ehhh I'm just gonna word vomit.

:P

Need hugs. ;_;

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Four Years

Four years ago today my now boyfriend came to school dolled up in dress clothes. He surprised me with flowers and asked me to be his girlfriend... in front of our friends. Lol.

10/10/07

I have to admit, he really is my better half. A lot of what I do now and what I am now is thanks to him. I never knew cons existed until he told me he was going to one. I started going a year later and I got absolutely hooked. He supports my crafting and is always encouraging me to keep at it. Hence birthed my first con artist alley table this year. A-kon 22.
A-kon 21

He does a lot of things that I like that he could probably do without. Like going to K-Town and taking silly photos. He doesn't look too excited. Haha.

He also volunteers with me for an animal group and craft group. Neither of which he really has any interest in, but he knows it's important to me and does it anyways. It's really rare to find someone that's willing to put up with me. I'm not the easiest person to be around, I'll admit that.
Now we're about to graduate with our Bachelor's degrees and are going to start another chapter in our lives. Four years sure went by fast. Here's to a lifetime of love and happiness. <3

Okay. /Endmushystuff.
Hehe.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Squid Plushie Give Away!


Time for an over due give away! Tee hee. :)

"How do I enter?" You ask? Why... by leaving a comment with your email for me to contact you! Or DA username if you want me to contact you that way. :P

This time there are extra ways of entering. You can like my Facebook page or spread the word (by reblogging, tweeting, tumblr, Facebook, etc!). Just include that in your comment if you also liked the page as well as a link to any re-posting. Each extra way is +1 entry! That means you can get several entries this time! Yay!

If you win, but prefer another squid over the evil squid, that's fine, too! You could possibly be vying for a white, pink, green, or evil squid! ^_^ Other squids look like this:

P.S. I'll be drawing two names. First one gets a squid plushie. Second name gets any charm from my Etsy Shop. :)

Good luck~!

Give away ends in two weeks! (10/25/11)


Shrooms and Onigiris, Yum!

Okay.. so not the edible kind. Haha. I figured I haven't updated with any new things in awhile. Although it's not new for me to have mushrooms and onigiri stuffs, I made some anyways since I was low/out. I loveeee making mushrooms. Mushrooms are the *first* craft thing I've ever made (both plushie and polymer clay!)

I was in a bit of a funk last week so I decided to paint and resulted in....
Earrings, charms, and necklaces. Hehe.

Oh! Since Halloween is around the corner I gave a try at making a ghost plushie!
Boo! ScarRrRryyy :o
Okay.. not really. Lol.

I met some really sweet guys at A-kon this year and they've been super supportive and helpful in the whole plushie process. Their sister wanted a cloud plushie so I made this:

:)

P.S. I made a Facebook page. :x Check it out? ;D

Sunday, October 9, 2011

It's October Already?!

This semester has gone by so quickly! I can't believe it's already October and already time for another round of midterms. Yikes! Good news is that I did well on my first round. Hopefully I can keep it up this upcoming week and a half!

This Saturday is going to be super busy. For anyone attending the Cowtown Indie Bizarre hosted by Etsy Fort Worth, Etsy817 is going to be hosting a make and take table. I'll be volunteering the first shift. ;) Afterwards I have a baby shower and then a birthday party. Finally somewhere to go on a Saturday.. haha.

I keep saying I'm going to do another giveaway, I promise it will happen! I just need to put together an image to start it. :x As for now.. back to studying biochem!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Back to Reality

...again. Haha. AFest ended last week. I'm still so exhausted from it though. I don't know why, but I've napped almost everyday since it ended ~_~ My memory feels like it's depleting. AMINO ACIDS WHY CAN'T I MEMORIZE ALL OF YOU?! As soon as I sleep and wake up I suddenly forget them all again. Arggh. So frustrating.

I find myself daydreaming a lot during the day about plushies and patterns. Awful.. I know.. My last semester of my bachelor's degree and I can't even focus. Is science really my thing? Somewhere along the way I'm sure that changed. I just never accepted it. My goals and dreams are on opposite ends of the spectrum. Oy. Hopefully something will slap me in the face soon and make me realize what I'm supposed to do with my life.

Have you ever read The House on Mango Street? We read it back in jr high, though I can hardly remember a lick of it now. Anyways, I was going through my old box of things looking for a flashing light thing for my nephew and I found an excerpt my best friend from then had written for me. I can't believe I kept it all these years. It was such a pleasant surprise. I really do love that excerpt. It just hits me, ya know?

"You could close your eyes and you wouldn’t have to worry what people said because you never belonged here anyway and nobody could make you sad and nobody would think you’re strange because you like to dream and dream. And no one could yell at you if they saw you out in the dark leaning against a car, leaning against somebody without someone thinking you are bad, without somebody saying it is wrong, without the whole world waiting for you to make a mistake when all you wanted, all you wanted was to love and to love and to love and to love, and no one could call that crazy."

I love it.

Monday, August 15, 2011

School and AFest around the Corner

School starts next Thursday for me. My last semester of college! I only need on class left to graduate, but I decided to take a full load anyways, because.. well I'm just weird. I honestly think I'm going to miss college.. walking around campus, meeting new people, but most of all, being young. I think I fall deeper into crafting and cons because it keeps me feeling young and not having to worry about bills, careers, etc. In the spring I'll be taking an MCAT prep course, then the MCAT... then the very intimidating applying for medical school. *nervous*

Speaking of cons, AFest is in, what, 18 days? Yikes! 18 days left to make stuff. I feel that I am far behind. I got in another shipment of minky today and it makes me happy.. I think I'm addicted to fabric shopping. Haha. I keep buying minky. At least I'm using it, unlike my $80 worth of yarn.. >.>; Crocheting amigurumi is still difficult for me. But I'm determined to learn it and use up my yarn! Haha.

I'm hoping to have new things as well as a mix of the old for AFest.


Pink and blue dotted minky squids; Pudding plushie; Colorful riceball plushies

P.S. Bowling for Soup is performing at AFest... uhm.. *fangirlsqueal* YUHHH! :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fishcake, Anyone?

My school has this little restaurant inside it that sells noodles. I absolutely LOVE the bulgolgi udon noodles! My favorite addition to it is the little white things with a pink swirl. Yummmm. I looked it up and it's called a naruto fish cake, it's also called kamaboku. It's delicious. I love chewy things. Haha.

Anyways, it seems I have this thing with making food with faces and I was determined to make this little swirly deliciousness into a cute little plushie.

This is my first time embroidering the eyes on, well, the eyes are felt but it's outlined via embroidery. Lol. And the mouth is embroidered. I really like how this turned out. ^^

Also, for anyone going to AFest in Dallas in September.. I've got a table! Yes.. I caved.. lol. So now.. to balance work, school, and making things for AFest. This will pose to be an interesting month. :x

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Fabric!

I got minky fabric the other day and I loOoOOooveeEeeE ittttt~!<3
I also finished the pirate commission :)

Minky doesn't work like fleece does, so I had to alter some patterns and make the plushies bigger~ I lovee how the squids and bomb looks!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Just Truckin'

I had work orientation Friday and don't have class training for another two weeks. During that time.. I'm just gonna be truckin'. Hehe. I've decided to move on to new fabric. I still have a ton of fleece so I'll be making things with that, but after I'm out I'm def going to be all minky. Or so I think. :) I hope it goes well!

Lately I've been a little too laxed. Haha. It feels needed though. So much stuff has been going on and I kind of just wanna curl up in my bed for awhile.

On to crafty news, I've been working on a plushie commission. I think it's been turning out pretty nicely. The details make me nervous so it's taking me longer than usual. I want to make sure I get everything as perfect as possible!!


:)) Til next time! Hopefully I'll have tons of plushies to post made with minky!
Also thinking about doing the Dallas Etsy Jinglebash since I didn't get an AFest table.. hm...

Monday, June 27, 2011

A Dull Moment, Please?

Haha. "There's never a dull moment."

I def can relate to that statement right now and could really use a dull moment. I don't think I mailed in the registration stuff in time for AFest in September, but that's okay. It's not the end of the world and now I can enjoy the con and cosplay! Hehe. :) I'm debating between Shannon from Umineko and Minami from Baka to Test. I'm leaning more towards Minami right now. Especially since I already bought the fabric for it before A-kon. Hopefully I'll make it!

After a lot of thinking and contemplating about my future, I think I'm finally set on a plan. Don't you hate that? Thinking you have a plan for three years and then when you're close to graduation you panic and rethink your plans and dreams? ~_~ At least.. that happened to me. Haha. I am for sure graduating in December this year. I only need one more class, but decided to take a full load anyways. Go overachiever in me! >.>

I also had a job interview last Monday to work as a scribe in the ER. I'm still in awe about how my personality changes when I'm thrown into a professional setting. Most of the time I'm insanely shy and quiet, but when I get to interviews I seem to own the world.. or, at least, speak as though I do (in a non-demeaning manner of course). I always rock interviews. I may not be academically amazing, but I have some pretty awesome speaking skills and demeanor when needed. :) And yet.. I was still scared out of my mind running a table at A-kon. Haha.

My nephew is also over a month old now. Love that little bugger. *So* adorable.

I was trying to catch him smiling. Haha.

I've been playing with polymer clay a lot lately. I think I'm improving. x] I grew up collecting Piyo plushies. I <3 Piyo I really like making lollipop necklaces. :P

My current addiction: Turnips. Thanks to Harvest Moon and Super Smash Brothers Brawl. Anyone share this love, too? xD

Friday, June 24, 2011

Give Away Winner




Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to Squigily15! I'll be contacting you soon.

I like to do give aways so keep posted. Another will show up eventually ;P

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Onigiri Plushie Giveaway!

Since A-kon went so well I decided to have another give away! ^_^ I sold out of all but one plushie so here's your chance to get a green onigiri plushie for free~!

Leave a comment on this entry with your email or another way to contact you and next week I'll choose the winner via random generator. :) See? Easy! There are also tons of other plushies in my Etsy Shop that may interest you, too. :) Don't forget, if you purchased something from my table at A-kon the discount code is valid until June 20th!

Giveaway ends June 23rd!! Winner will be announced June 24th. Good luck! ^_^






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Monday, June 13, 2011

Wrapped Up

A-kon is over. It went pretty well. Probably would have been better if I didn't close early.. but it's hard being both a con goer and a seller. I'm happy though. It was a good experience and I may do it again soon in the near future.

My little sister helped me a lot at my table. :)

Now that it's over.. it's returning to the reality that I don't want to be in.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Roughly a Week!

Until A-kon 22 begins! I'm super nervous. I've never sold at a con before so I don't know what to expect. Will I sell fast? Will I sell little? Will I get overlooked? AM I PREPPING APPROPRIATELY?! Haha. Oy. So far I've got 71 plushies. I wonder if 100 will be sufficient? Or not enough.. or too much. hahaha. >.> Attendance seems to be at least 17,000 this year. I hope at least SOME of those people will like my things. xD I've still got hair pins and charms to make!

Anyways, what I've got so far:

riceballs
random
dangos
bombs
squids

Friday, May 20, 2011

Dango, anyone?

Time is ticking!! Less than 25 days until A-kon! I've lost count.. I think it's 22 now.. YIKES!! I'm also applying for a scribe program. *crosses fingers* Too many things this summer on my mind. ;_; Haha. BUT! One thing at a time!

So far I've got twenty riceballs, ten squids (I think..), one dango, one bomb, and... oh my.. that's probably it so far. -_-||l Haha. It's so time consuming and I'm too slow D: Granted I didn't start until after finals.. Poo. I've also got a ton of charms though. I hope I hit my unrealistic goals by con. Looks like I won't be making a cosplay this year. :( Oh well. Live and learn! This will be quite the experience!

Anyways, so my sister introduced me to this Japanese treat called "dango". Well.. she introduced me via pictures. I've yet to taste one. Haha. I thought maybe I could transform it into a plushie or charm.. or both! So...



Yay or neigh? hehe

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Finals and A-kon

Finals are next week. I hope I ace them. After that there will be less than a month til A-kon and I'm worried that I won't be prepared enough when it gets here. I started making stock for it, small.. but it's a start and there will be plenty more time after exams are done! I hope..


White squid charm<3

Finishing off the Meme...

Because I'm horrible and didn't keep up with it. ><; Haha.

Day Seven: Four turn offs.

1. Arrogance
2. Smoking/Illegal drugs
3. Ignorance
4. Lack of manners

Day Eight: Three turn ons.

1. Intelligence
2. Toned arms... <3 I love huggable arms. haha
3. Ambition

Day Nine: Two smileys that describe your life right now.

1. :D
2. >.>;

Day Ten: One confession

1. I feel like there's a shift in things and I feel very left behind..</3

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Day Six: Five people who mean a lot.

Day Six: Five people who mean a lot.

1. <3 Boyfriend

2. <3 Coconut

3. <3 My group since jr high (some are missing in this photo though)

4. <3 My second family. Except the one w/ red wings is really my little sister. Haha.

5 <3 One of my best friends.

I cheated and took five photos that contained all the important people to me. Although there are still a lot missing from those photos. Lol.