Saturday, December 26, 2009

I'm very sorry for any inconvenience, but due to a personal matter, I need to close Moon's Creations, all new commissions and custom orders. If you already have a custom order, I will continue to work on it, but it may be a few additional days later than originally planned.

Again, I'm very sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Mini Break

Napping Under Marshmallow Tree (blue) by krisblues

Moon's Creations will be closing from December 24 - 27th, while the Moon Buns and I get some much needed rest. We will return with some great new designs.

A big thank you and bunny kisses to everyone who gave a Moon Bun a home!

PS. I love every print krisblues makes. So if you're looking for a last minute gift for me. *wink wink*

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New at Moon's Creations

New in the shop today!

My very dear friend, Kelly of egyptianruin (aka Kelly's Keychains) made me several clay Moon Bun charms! These little cuties are at an introductory price of $6!

They come in every color of the rainbow, plus some!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Punchtree's 24 days of Christmas

Want to really get into the mood for Christmas?
Punchtree is running a delightful "advent calendar" on their blog called the 24 days of Christmas! Each day, they post an item found on Etsy.

I was honored to find that my little Rudolph Moon Bun was featured as the first design in this cute countdown. To follow this cute countdown, please visit Punchtree!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Luv-able & Hug-able

The Moon Buns will be appearing at the 3rd annual
Luv-able & Hug-able Exhibt
theme: medium and mini!

December 3, 2009 - January 9, 2010

If you're in the New York area, please give my little Moon Buns a friendly greeting!

From the gallery hanahou website:

"OPENING PARTY December 3 (Thu) 6-9pm
Holiday Plush Workshop with Jenny Harada Dec 19 (Sat) 1-4 pm

RSVP for either event:

The popular NY holiday plush show is returning to gallery hanahou with oodles of handmade plushes for you and yours! Spread warm holiday cheer with adorable, strange, and funny unique plush toys made by more than 50 top plush artists from around the world.

The plushes will be even cuter and more affordable at this year's 3rd annual "Luv-able and Hug-able," with the special theme of "Medium and Mini!": toys that are either just the right size for hugging or small enough to fit in your pocket, swing from a keychain, or be worn on a pin.

Participating artists include returning favorites Christina Gordon of Jam Fancy, Anna Chambers, Robyn Fabsits, and Heidi Kenney, plus a bunch of hug-able new artists, among them APAK!, Elisabeth Doherty of Gourmet Amigurumi, and Sandra Monat of herzensart. As in previous years, gallery hanahou will also exhibit plushes by Japanese artists whose original works are rarely available in the US - this year, that also includes designer toy giants Devil Robots and noriya takeyama!

Plushes will be available for immediate take-home, so come early to the December 3rd opening to nab your favorites! Items in the show will also be available via our online shop starting the week following the opening."

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!
I hope you are having a safe holiday in the United States and everyone else is having a great weekend. I'd like to give a special thank you to everyone who visits my blog. Thank you for your comments. Thank you for being such wonderful fans of my little Moon Buns and for giving so many of them loving homes.

As a gift, I found this wonderful free Amigurumi pattern you can whip up just for today.

Gobble Gobble is from Bittersweet's blog.
Visit for your free pattern!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Moon Bun

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
had a very shiny nose.
And if you ever saw him,
you would even say it glows.

All of the other reindeer
used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolph
join in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say:
"Rudolph with your nose so bright,
won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"

Then all the reindeer loved him
as they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
you'll go down in history!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Reindeer Moon Bun

One new release today! But fear not, there are several holiday inspired Moon Buns in the works.

Hopefully I'll have a few more later this week. I'm really looking forward to the Thanksgiving vacation, so I can have several days in the Bunny Mines.

Available in my shop now!

Friday, November 20, 2009

So sweet!

This is a New York Lottery commercial, but the beginning is so adorable, I just had to share it will all of you!

If you were a candy man
with eyes made of gumdrops
a heart filled with marzipan
then I'd tell you so soft
that I wouldn't share
'cause no one can have you but me
you're so sweet
you're so sweet.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Yellow, Pink and Sparkly's Lionel Llama

This week's Featured Free Pattern is created by Yellow, Pink and Sparkly.
I love Llamas!
I used to commute past a Llama ranch when I lived in Maryland. They are wonderful creatures!

To get this adorable pattern, visit Yellow, Pink and Sparkly's blog!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Moon Buns have been spotted!

Those Moon Buns have really been getting around lately!

They've been spotted hanging out with the super, cool bunnies of Amu's World.
So cute! I love this photo!

They've also made an appearance at Sweet Galaxy's blog!
Sweet Galaxy wrote an adorable article called "I'm dreeeeaming of a whiiiiiiite Chriiiiistmaaaas..." featuring the Moon Buns!

Over at daisyfleur, Angel Moon Buns have been featured as a bunny stocking stuffer along with some other really great bunny pieces!

For not having little legs, those Moon Buns sure get around!

Thank you for all of the features!
It makes me so happy to know so many enjoy my work!

Monday, November 16, 2009

New for the Holidays!

The Moon Buns and I have been busying away, making new designs for the holidays!
Here are a few you will find in the store!

Pickle the Moon Bun likes to hide in your Christmas Tree. If you're the first to find him on Christmas Eve, you get to open the first gift!

Snow Buns are nice and warm, not cold at all.
This year, they're available with a variety of colored scarves.

Snow Balls!
Due to discontinued yarn, this will likely be the last year these Snow Balls will be available.
New color, Pink!

Angel Moon Buns are back in limited quantities.
Only 10 per wing color!

Special Holiday Savings with a Stocking!
Pick any 2 basic Moon Buns for a low price and get a cute stocking to give them away as a gift!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Holiday Shipping!

The Moon Buns are busying away getting things ready for the Holidays, so while they work, I thought I'd post up the Moon's Creations shipping schedule so everyone can have a Happy Holidays with a Moon Bun!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Holiday Shipping ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Get your Moon Buns by December 25th!

United States
Place your order by Sunday, December 20th for December 25th delivery.

International Orders outside of the United States
Place your order by Thursday, December 3rd for December 25th delivery.
(Optional Express Mail, at an additional cost, is available to orders placed after this date. International Express Mail Orders must be placed by December 11th for December 25th delivery. Please contact me for Express Mail shipping costs.)

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Direct Shipping and Free Gift Wrapping ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Let me make your holiday gift giving easy!
I offer direct gift shipping and FREE gift wrapping upon request!

Amu's World

While at Nekocon, I met a fantastic artist, who makes the most delightful little amigurumi. (She also made some beautiful clothing for ball-joint dolls, that I hope to own in the near future.) I'm always so amazed with artists who can work with such light yarns!

I was lucky enough to get my greedy little hands on a ninja, which was quickly removed from me by Mr. Moons upon my arrival at home. Since then I've suffered at least one ninja attack every day.

Visit Amu's World, where these cute little ninjas have their own webcomic!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Socially Skilled's Red Poppy Pattern

Every year, Veteran's Day makes me want to cry.
In Canada, Rememberance Day is so powerful. It's a time to give respect to all those who have given their utmost for their country. While in the United States, Veteran's Day is a time to sell cars and furniture.

Socially Skilled has created a beautiful Red Poppy pattern for today and I just couldn't not feature it.

The Red Poppy became a symbol of Veteran's and their ultimate sacrifice from the beautiful poem written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae of the Canadian Army.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

To read more about Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae and the touching story behind this poem, please visit this website.

To get a copy of Socially Skilled's beautiful Poppy pattern, please visit her website!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Nekocon, The Aftermath

Bunny Thank You Card set of four by ArgyleWhale

Still recovering from the Nekocon Anime Convention in Hampton, VA, but technically, I'm back to work in the Bunny Mines!

Thank you to all of the wonderful people who took the time to stop by and visit my little Moon Buns. It's always so rewarding to share my artwork in person.

I'd also like to thank all of the wonderful staff and artists at this convention. I had a terrific time and will definitely be back again next year.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

31 Amigurumi in October - October 31

The Corpse Bride is a stop-motion-animation film, directed by Tim Burton, based loosely on a 19th century Russian-Jewish folktale version of an older Jewish story.

Happy Halloween, Everyone!
Thanks for putting up with my silliness all October!

Friday, October 30, 2009

31 Amigurumi in October - October 30

Twilight is a series of four vampire-based novels by author Stephenie Meyer. It charts a period in the life of Bella Swan, a teenage girl who moves to Forks, Washington and falls in love with a 104-year-old vampire named Edward Cullen.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

31 Amigurumi in October - October 29

Dexter Morgan is a fictional character in a series of novels by Jeff Lindsay, turned popular television series. Dexter is a forensic blood spatter analyst for the Miami-Metro Police Department, but in his own time Dexter is a serial killer. He was taught by his adoptive father, Harry, only to kill those "who deserve it"; mainly, other killers who have escaped the traditional legal system or were never suspected in the first place.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

31 Amigurumi in October - October 28

In English, death is often given the name the "Grim Reaper" and from the 15th century onwards came to be shown as a skeletal figure carrying a large scythe and clothed in a black cloak with a hood. In some cases, the Grim Reaper is able to actually cause the victim's death, leading to tales that he can be bribed, tricked, or outwitted in order to retain one's life.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

31 Amigurumi in October - October 27

"Vampire Hunter D" is a series of Japanese graphic novels written by Hideyuki Kikuchi and illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano. It was turned into a highly successful anime.

D is a dhampir, the half-breed child of a vampire father and human mother, the ideal vampire hunter. He is renowned for his skill and unearthly grace, but feared and despised for his mixed lineage: born of both races but belonging to neither.

Monday, October 26, 2009

31 Amigurumi in October - October 26

"Beetlejuice" is a film, by Tim Burton, using the phonetic spelling of the main character's name, Betelgeuse. The plot revolves around a recently dead young couple who seek the help of an obnoxious, devious and mischievous "bio-exorcist" named Betelgeuse from the underworld in order to scare the new living inhabitants away permanently.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

31 Amigurumi in October - October 25

The Vampire Chronicles is a series of novels by Anne Rice that revolves around the character Lestat de Lioncourt, a French nobleman made into a vampire in the 18th century.

The book and movie, Interview with the Vampire details the relationship between the vampires Louis, Lestat and Claudia.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

31 Amigurumi in October - October 24

The Masque of the Red Death is an 1842 short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe. The story follows Prince Prospero's attempts to avoid a dangerous plague known as the Red Death by hiding in his abbey. He, along with many other wealthy nobles, has a masquerade ball within seven rooms of his abbey, each decorated with a different color. In the midst of their revelry, a mysterious figure in red enters and makes his way through each of the rooms. When Prospero confronts this stranger, he falls dead.

Friday, October 23, 2009

31 Amigurumi in October - October 23

"Donnie Darko" is a 2001 psychological thriller film, which depicts the reality-bending venture of the eponymous character as he seeks the meaning and significance of his troubling end-of-the-world visions.

One of those visions is Frank, a man in a menacing bunny costume, who helps to guide Donnie.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

31 Amigurumi in October - October 22

The Nurses are monsters in the Konami's survival horror video game series Silent Hill. They are the trademark enemy of the series, having appeared in some incarnation in four of the five released games and the Silent Hill film.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

31 Amigurumi in October - October 21

Pris is from the 1982 science fiction film, Blade Runner, which questions what it is to be human, and why life is so precious. A "basic pleasure model" she joins a band of replicants, headed by Roy Batty as they hijack a ship to earth.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

31 Amigurumi in October - October 20

Annabelle is a mysterious doll, from the comic "Nightmares and Fairy Tales" by Serena Valentino, and is the only character who's in every story. The premise of the comic is that all the stories are events that she has experienced and that the reader is seeing through her recollection. Her role in any given story can vary from barely even being shown to conversing with the main character. Her origins are never explained; she is very melancholy and is usually sympathetic to her tragic owners.

Monday, October 19, 2009

31 Amigurumi in October - October 19th

From the book, "Coraline" by Neil Gaiman, The Other Mother is a sinister creature that created much of the 'Other' world. She cannot create, but only copy, twist and change things from the real world when constructing her version of it. She collects children, with whom she quickly becomes bored or frustrated, and imprisons them behind a magical mirror, slowly sucking the life from them.

And what could be in her carefully wrapped box? Could it be a set of button eyes for you?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

31 Amigurumi in October - October 18

Dr. Salvador is a chainsaw-wielding villager who frequently serves as a sub-boss in the Resident Evil 4 video game. He wears a potato sack mask over his head and is armed with a Chainsaw.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

31 Amigurumi in October - October 17

Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done
She gave her father forty-one.
Lizzie Andrew Borden (July 19, 1860 – June 1, 1927) was a New England spinster who was the central figure in the hatchet murders of her father and stepmother on August 4, 1892 in Fall River, Massachusetts. The murders, subsequent trial, and following trial by media became a cause célèbre. The fame of the incident has endured in American pop culture and criminology. Although Lizzie Borden was acquitted, no one else was ever arrested or tried, and she has remained notorious in American folklore. Dispute over the identity of the killer or killers continues to this day.

Friday, October 16, 2009

31 Amigurumi in October - October 16

The "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" is a novella written by Robert Louis Stevenson. It is about a London lawyer who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll and the misanthropic Mr Hyde.

The work is known for its vivid portrayal of a split personality, split in the sense that within the same person there is both an apparently good and an evil personality each being quite distinct from the other. The novella's impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next.

This is a unique Moon Bun that features two sides, with two unique personalities.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

31 Amigurumi in October - October 15

Edward Scissorhands is a hauntingly beautiful movie directed by Tim Burton, which centers around the themes of self-discovery and isolation.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

31 Amigurumi in October - October 14

The Crow, originally a comic book by James O'Barr, revolves around an unfortunate young man named Eric Draven. This comic was made even more popular with the 1994 movie, in which Brandon Lee, son of Bruce Lee, portrayed Eric Draven. It was during filming, when Brandon Lee meet his tragic and untimely death.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

31 Amigurumi in October - October 13th

Lenore, "the Cute Little Dead Girl" is a fictional character created by Roman Dirge. The comic tells of the adventures of the title character, Lenore, a 10 year-old undead girl who lives in a mansion with her other creepy friends. The primary focus of the graphic novel is dark humor. Lenore's actions often result in the death or injury to those around her however, she is not a malicious character, and often thinks she is doing good.

Monday, October 12, 2009

31 Amigurumi in October - October 12th

Count Orlok from the German Expressionist vampire horror film, Nosferatu. The movie was in essence an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, with names and other details changed because the studio could not obtain the rights to the novel.

The ending of Nosferatu single-handedly created the concept that vampires can be physically harmed by sunlight. While this was a common element of many other mythical creatures, pre-Nosferatu vampires disliked but could endure daylight. Since Nosferatu's release, the vampire legends have quickly incorporated the idea of fearing, or being destroyed by, the sun.

31 Amigurumi in October - October 8-11

While I was away, these were the designs that were uploaded to my shop!

Jiang Shi Moon Bun
Sometimes called Chinese vampires, Jiang Shi bear a closer resemblance to zombies. They are reanimated corpses that hop around, killing living creatures to absorb life essence from their victims. They are said to be created when a person's soul fails to leave the deceased's body, due to improper death, suicide, or just wanting to cause trouble.

Alex Moon Bun
Alex DeLarge, from the movie A Clockwork Orange, is a charismatic, psychopathic delinquent whose pleasures are classical music and ultra-violence.

Edgar A. Poe Moon Bun
Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective-fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

The Ghost of Anne Bolyen Moon Bun
Anne Boleyn was Queen of England as the second wife of King Henry VIII, the mother of Queen Elizabeth I, and Marquess of Pembroke in her own right. In April 1536, Henry had Anne investigated for high treason. Tried and found guilty, she was beheaded on 19 May. Her headless ghost is said to haunt the area around the Green Tower

Off with her head!

Since she's a ghost, she also glows!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

31 Amigurumi in October - October 7

It's Ashley J. "Ash" Williams Moon Bun from the Evil Dead films, where he deals with "deadites", which are demons created by the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis.

Ash is armed with his chainsaw hand and his "Boomstick" (it's on the other side, you can see the barrel).

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

31 Amigurumi in October - October 6

The cartoon, Invader Zim revolves around the life of Zim and his malfunctioning SIR Unit, GIR, as they try to take over the earth.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Plush You

Hey lovlies! I'll be leaving town this weekend.
From October 8-11th, I'll be in Seattle for the Plush You show.

While I'm gone, the fantastic Sang of Wari Washi Goods will be updating my shop with the 31 Amigurumi in October series. Since I don't want to be more of a burden on her, I'll be posting a review of those days on Monday when I get back.

Until Monday, there will not be any posts here, only in my store.
I hate to toot my own horn, but (toot toot) you don't want to miss the designs she'll be posting.

31 Amigurumi in October - October 5

Appearing first in Resident Evil 2, the Licker is a further mutation caused by the V-ACT process, which mutates normal Zombies into the extremely agile and vicious Crimson Head. The name "Licker" was given to this creature by the officers at the Raccoon Police Department for their incredibly long tongues.

Other changes from normal Zombies to Lickers include the brain swelling and becoming visible, an increase in muscle development and the total loss of skin.

Lickers have lost the use of their eyes entirely and cannot track prey by sight. Their super developed hearing however more than compensates for the loss. Upon detecting potential prey it will attack full force with teeth, tongue and claws, often alerting others of its kind in the vicinity as well.