Monday, January 31, 2011

Taxidermy Plush FINISHED!!!

That's the last WIP pic! Below, the finished ones . . . . .
Taxidermy is a character created by Roman Dirge. He's kind of a man/taxidermied deer-head . . . .thing.

He was really fun to make, and I made up the pattern as I went along. I made the "skull" first, and added the fur on over that. I think it lends itself to a more loose, this-fur-is-just-hanging-on, look.

This plush is rather big. 12 inches tall sitting, 19 inches overall (not including his antlers). His antlers are wired so they're posable. He has plastic pellets in his tummy for added weight. And yes, his suit does come off. I made it seperate. :D

Friday, January 28, 2011

A Work in Progress

These are sneak peeks of a plushie work in progress. :)

I'll post the finished pics on Monday . . . .

His face is only part-way done here.

Fans of Roman Dirge may recognize him . . . . . :D

Thursday, January 27, 2011

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I don't know why mom finds my sleeping positions so amusing . . . .

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ayden loves Garden of the Gods

In Colorado Springs, we have a gorgeous park called Garden of the Gods. It has fabulous trails and the most amazing and HUGE red rock formations.
And Ayden loves playing on the rocks!

Look at that cheeky grin. He's a ham for the camera.

Look! There's a zombie over there!!!! (yes, he actually said that)

Shoot it!!!! Yep. He started "shooting" at the zombie. See? Can't you picture him making pew pew noises?
My son, zombie hunter.

Monday, January 24, 2011

I'm tired of being tired . . . . .

I've been taking my new thyroid medication for 8 days now - I'm on Armour instead of Synthroid. I'm hypothyroid and my body soes an excellent job of storing thyroid hormone. But it can't convert it to the active form for my body to use.
An issue with your thyroid can affect every system in your body. Without going into great detail, the thyroid controls cellular metabolism, hormone sensitivity, and your body's "thermostat". Common symptoms of hypothyroidism include: cold intolerance, tiredness, fatigue, muscle soreness, dry skin, brittle hair, hair loss, constipation, and depression.
I have all of those symptoms.
My problems started last spring when I was diagnosed as being bipolar and was started on Lamictal. It started with a constant headache. And by constant I mean, 24 hours a day, EVERY day with no relief. And then I developed the early symptoms of being diabetic. I started testing my blood sugars (fasting, random, and 2 hour post pyrandial). They were almost high enough to classify me as pre-diabetic - I'm considered borderline pre-diabetic. This was big, considering I've been hypoglycemic my entire life.
Next, I was diagnosed as hypothyroid and started the game of taking Synthroid for 4-6 weeks, getting blood work done, adjusting the dose, more blood work . . . . . . .
The fatigue started to become crippling. To the point I was so tired I hurt. I was having trouble focusing and concentrating. My hair started breaking off and falling out (it's definitely thinner). My skin is so dry it's flakey and my nose bleeds every time I blow it.
So my doc switched me to Armour.
And I stopped taking the Lamictal. It seems to be what started the cascade.
It's terribly frustrating.
/end rant

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Custom Plush

Some of you may know that I have a Deviant Art page (yep, I do). And I do some custom plushies there that never see my Etsy store.

Most of the time they're plushies of people's characters or pets.

Thought I'd share a couple!

Two very different and interesting characters. I have another one that I'm working on, as well as a custom order from Etsy. :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Oh Monday, how I loathe thee . . . .

Well, not completely I guess.
I was actually looking forward to today. Mainly because I can now switch my thyroid medication!!!!! Hooray!!
I'm hypothyroid and I was started on Synthroid about 11 weeks ago. Been tweaking the dose and having blood work done, but it hasn't been helping (still ridiculously tired, fatigued, cold all the time, dry, itchy skin, no appetite . . . . .).
Apparently, my body is doing a terrific job storing thyroid hormone, but has no idea how to utilize it. My body isn't converting it to the active form that my body can use. So, I've got plenty of T4, but I'm not converting to T3.
Which means Synthroid (which provides T4), isn't doing me a lick of good! Except giving me a big 'ol store of T4.
So now I'm on Armour. What's the difference? Armour supplies both T4 and T3. So I'll have active hormone for my body to use. Yay!! Which should mean that my energy level will go up and my other annoying symptoms will slowly go away.
So today, Monday, you're okay.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Damn my spicy lips . . .

So yeah. Mom and Dad had some delicious food. I think they called it . . . posole. I wanted some. They made me stand for it.

It was yummy. And spicy as HELL!!!

So I had to lick the kitchen floor. To get the spice off.

And the carpet. (they wouldn't let me bring in mulch)

And then I chewed some fabric. With my evil lazer eyes. To show how disgruntled I was about the spice.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! I've been so LAZY when it's come to my blog!! Ahhhh well. I'll get back in the swing of things.

Anyway, on to a feature :D
I stumbled upon this shop by accident. But now I NEED to order something from her!!

The shop is Angel Gnome, and it's fantastic! She has the most adorable zippered pouches and artwork.

See????? Look at this little pouch!!! It's AWESOME!!!!
And an adorable hand painted bookmark.

OMG skulls!!

I may just have to purchase something from her . . . .

Friday, January 7, 2011

OMG New stuff!

Hooray for a cute new zombie bunny!!!! With exposed brains!!!!!

Oooooooo, and one with his intestines falling out!!!! Hooray!!!
Well, I finally got a couple new critters in my shop. I have a pattern in the prototype phase for a hedgehog, and am working on a bird zombie.
Maybe a zombie panther? Platypus? Sloth?
You can see these bun buns in my Etsy shop :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

My presents. Find your own.

My Christmas presents are the bomb diggity. I ate my bear's nose. It was delicious.
And I like the color blue. Apparently. At least mom thinks so.

Whatever. I'm gonna eat my rope now.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Like my pants?

Ahhhhhhhhh, Ayden. So cute wearing mommy's pajama pants. They may be a smidge too big though . . . .

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

My sparrows would like to wish you a happy new year!!!
See that snow? That's the most snow we've had so far this year. It's quite pathetic.