October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to raise funds and awareness about this insidious disease, the members of PlushTeam have created mammary and pink themed plush. 80% of every purchase goes to the Susan G. Komen Institute, an international fund dedicated to raising money for Breast Cancer Cure research. My pink deer and more handmade plush are now available in Plush Team’s shop! Support the cause and help find a cure! 🙂
(I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned this earlier! ::smacks forehead::)
Every Monday of this month, different members of Etsy’s Plush Team will be selling their handmade plushies for the low price of $5 each. There are already lots of fabulous $5 plushies already listed in Plush Team’s Etsy shop right now. My Mini Ghosties will be $5/each and available this Monday. I will post here again when they are listed in the shop.
Plush Team‘s challenge for May/June was to create food — out of fabric. The participating team members were divided into groups, each group having their own “secret ingredient” which they had to use in the design of their plush food. My secret ingredient was pom poms. I had a few ideas of how I wanted to use pom poms (blueberry pie, sushi with roe, a bunch of grapes, etc) but none of those ideas really felt interesting to me. Then I thought about making a type of dessert that would fit right in at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! I thought that vanilla & chocolate cookies with colourful icing and pom poms on top would be cute, yummy, and go with my self-given Alice In Wonderland theme. Lo and behold, the Set of 10 Mad Tea Party Cookies was made! 😀
They are perfect for children’s play time, dress-up tea parties, party favours, an interesting conversational piece in a trendy apartment, or perfect for a snack if you are planning on travelling down the rabbit hole. 😉 They are for sale in my Etsy shop.
Tomorrow from 3-4pm (EST) Etsy’s Plush Team will be hosting a live trunk show in Etsy’s Virtual Labs (in the Gallery Room)! They will be showcasing the newest softies for Spring. Many of Plush Team’s artists will be there to chat with and answer questions (unfortunatley I am unable to make it). It looks like it is going to be a lot of fun! For more information, please see this post over at Plush Team’s blog.
1. Crazy Critter Bunnie Line, 2. Chickenpants Cafe, 3. Raggy Rats baby colours!, 4. Lillebitte, 5. Untitled, 6. Simon, 7. The Ornithopter Finger Puppet, 8. Lime Soda Deer Plush, 9. stuffie, 10. cathead ornament, 11. Annabelle the Aphid, 12. Roquefort the Mouse
And here’s a pic of my plushies saying hello, all the way from Chicago! ^_^
If you would like to see more plush art that was featured at Plush Team’s booth, please check out more of PterodactylPants Plush photos.
If you are in the Chicago area this weekend, please stop by Renegade Chicago. It is one of the biggest DIY craft shows in America, with over 300 artists! I will have my plushies for sale there (along with other amazingly talented artists of PT) at Plush Team‘s booth (#70). Please come out and support indie artists! ^_^
Location: Chicago / Division St. between Damen & Hermitage in Wicker Park
Time: September 13th – 14th from 12 noon – 10pm