Monday, June 30, 2014

Pumpkin King!

So, along with the Sailor Moon buttons I am posting this week, I also have watercolor Nightmare Before Christmas Buttons!

Keep an eye out for my favorites, Lock, Shock and Barrel!

Friday, June 27, 2014

More Sailor Moon Buttons COMING SOON

New button designs will be available next week.

Oh man, the new Sailor Moon is almost here! To be honest, I'm a little more anxious than I am excited. The new look is supposed to be more like the manga, which I have read and still have several copies of, but it just doesn't look right. Sailor Moon's head is freaking HUGE and the shading used for the series looks lazy.

I'm still re-watching the original Anime series in anticipation of the new series, but I am trying not to get my hopes up.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

This is why I need more than 4 hours of sleep in a night...

Pooping in fields by moonlight,
Eating breadcrumbs by daylight,

Laying eggs in her nest at night,
She is the one named Sailor Goose.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014


One down, four more to go! (Or was it 5?) I'm a bit rusty on my Sailor Moon weapons. I've been re-watching the entire series with my friends and we're currently in the end of the Sailor Moon R arc, so my it'll take a while for me to get through the rest of the series and remember all her weapons.

After this is the mid-length scepter with a heart on it, then the chalice, the sword, and her final scepter/staff...I think. I better double check.

These aren't the official stickers, these are just print outs from my ink jet to see if I like the sizing. Right now they are roughly 4" x 1.5", and I like it's size in relation to my transformation brooch button. I am debating on whether of not I'll make all the weapons this size, or have them sizes relative to their weapon size, but her sword and staff are really even though the perfectionist in me wants to make them all relative, I think that would be too large for a sticker.

Another progress shot under the cut!

Sailor Sticker Weapons WIP

I received my sticker samples from the company I plan on ordering from, and the clear ones just weren't up to snuff. I plan on ordering white vinyl ones from that company, but I am on the look out for a clear sticker producer that has what I'm looking for.

In the meantime, what good is buying stickers for Otakon when I have no designs? I started working on this one tonight. Check out an earlier WIP shot under the cut.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


I freaking love Bob's Burgers

I have been working at a print shop for a few months now, which is really awesome for an independant artist. I can look into all kinds of printing and promotional products on my break to get ideas for upcoming cons and shop items. 

Recently I have been looking into stickers, and the options seem pretty neat. I can do white vinyl, clear, and even bumper stickers!

I'll be working on some designs this week to hopefully print up for Otakon's 2014 Artist Alley. 

I'm thinking a few original characters, maybe the tardis I made for my cupcake print last year, and some sailor moon weapons. I might even make a sticker scissor blade. (I just finished up Kill la Kill with my boyfriend earlier this month.) 

Hopefully I can brain storm more ideas and get this all done and printed before August. 

So much to do, so little time! 

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

Sorry, I thought you were cheese...

Working on some more button designs for Otakon, of course I have to have my favorite witch of sweets represented! To be honest this is my favorite form of Charlotte. The design reminds me of Sid and Marty Krofft.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Giant Orders and Packaging.

So many pendants...
Now that my giant order was finished and shipped out this week, I can finally post about it!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Almost done my giant order!

From my Instagram Account
It's been a long time since I've made such a bulk etsy order, and this is the first time it's been so detailed, but it's helping me get back into artsy shape.

The order was for a bunch of pendants with custom names on the backside, and piping all those tiny letters has been great practice. (I won't show them since they are custom and possibly private, but they replace the "To: Stinkbrain" on the backsides of 16 of the pendants.)

I think I'll make another bulk batch once this order is shipped out to refill my store and prepare for Otakon's 2014 Artist Alley. As of right now all my pre-made cookies are wiped out.

For now, I finally get to go shower, write my Sometimes Foodie review for tomorrow, and then sleep. My day job has been really busy due to one of the printers breaking, and I have a lot of jobs backed up, so it's been keeping me on my toes and eating up a lot of my sanity. (It's only Monday! I can't lose all my will power yet!) Now that the printer is fixed I can try to catch up and regain my sanity so I can focus on making my own designs at home.

Okay, enough rambling for now. I gotta get my butt showered so I can write up my review and get to bed. I have to head into work earlier than usual tomorrow to play catch up with the printer.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Tiny (Rage Inducing) Sprinkles Are COMPLETE!

Photo from my Instagram Account
I hate making these itty bitty sprinkles. They are hand made polymer clay nonpareil-style sprinkles that I make and cover in a luster dust to create a golden/iridescent sheen. I use them for all my You're my hero cookies, and they are a huge pain in my butt.

Admittedly candy-style sprinkles (the long tube-like ones) would be insanely easier to make in large batches, but it just doesn't have the same effect.

I make each one of these little things by hand so, until I find a better way, this is how they will be made from now until forever.

On a clumsy/frustrating note, I did what most crafters dread. I knocked over my container of these onto shag carpeting. After I cussed up a storm that would put any sailor to shame, I turned on my photo lights and sat on the floor picking each one up. Thankfully I got most of them back, but I am STILL mad that I did that.

Nothing sucks more than sitting there for hours hand making itty bitty clay sprinkles and then accidentally dumping them all over the floor. Have any of you ever done that? (Please tell me I'm not alone...and clumsy.)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Giant etsy Order!

From my Instagram Account
Sorry things have been so quiet on this account. I was doing so well with updating before, and I am hoping to get back into my TWEWY series, but in the meantime I am filling a GIANT etsy order. I'll post a few photos as I progress.

So far I have the 22 cookie bases completed, now it's time to make more sprinkles and start the customization.