Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Owlishly's Sleepy Sarah amigurumi pattern

If you're not familiar with Owlishly, I highly recommend becoming acquainted.
She creates amigurumi that have a unique look and I'm always blown away with her designs.

This darling little pattern, called Sleepy Sarah, is inspired by the sweet waldorf dolls you can find throughout Etsy. I adore how Owlishly cleverly created that darling pointed hat.

To get this pattern, please visit Owlishly's site.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Greening Your Amigurumi

When I first started knitting, I was a poor, poor woman. (Now I'm just a poor woman. lol) I was lucky enough to meet a talented artist who used recycled yarns. These were yarns she had reclaimed from sweaters purchased from thrift stores.

After reading Asley Martineau's wonderful tutorial, I was ready to try it. Through trial and error, I managed to get quite a bit of yarn at the fraction of the price and feed my knitting habit.

Although I still love knitting, I spend more of my time crocheting. With thoughts on greening my work at Moon's Creations, I've turned again to unraveling sweaters and reusing the yarn to make amigurumi. Not only is it recycling, but it also creates a unique and truly one of a kind look to your art.

If you're low on money for crafting or just want to be more environmental with your craft, I highly encourage you to start recycling sweaters.

Plus it's lots of fun unraveling knitted items!

Monday, April 27, 2009

10 Simple Things

Over the weekend of wonderful weather, I managed to mangle my hand, so I'm on forced vacation until I heal up. But rather than focus on the negative, let's focus on the positive.

Here are 10 simple things that make me smile:

♥ Starting a new notebook. Mmm, fresh pages.
♥ Sleeping in on clean, line-dried sheets.
♥ Having a plan.
♥ That tingly feeling of awesome after exercising.
♥ Driving with the windows down.
♥ Squeezing the hell out of bread dough.
♥ Foggy Days
♥ Rubbing puppy and kitty bellies.
♥ Reading the newspaper.
♥ Finding spiderwebs in the morning dew.

Ok, now your turn! What are 10 things that make you smile?

Saturday, April 25, 2009

"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step."
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Amigurumi Charm Bracelet by BirdlandCreations

Several months ago I asked BirdlandCreations to recreate a Moon Bun in silver.
She was so professional and wonderful about my custom order. She even made an extra so I could choose my favorite. She's now selling the extra and I highly encourage Moon Bun fans to snap this beautiful silver bracelet up.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Watson Twins

I can't seem to get this song out of my head. Enjoy!

Stitch Wars

As some have noticed, I've closed down commissions for a while. One of the reasons is I will be taking part in several art shows this summer and autumn.

I'm very excited about Stitch Wars
A group art exhibition featuring amazing handmade goods
inspired by the most fabulous space fantasy ever made!

On exhibit July 18 - August 29, 2009
At the Bear and Bird Boutique and Gallery
inside/upstars at Tate's
4566 North University Drive, Lauderhill, Florida 33351
phone: 954-748-0181

Online viewing and purchasing available at:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Andrea G's "Amigurumi Lion"

Today's featured pattern is this darling little lion created by Andrea G on Crochetville.
I just love his cute expression!

For the pattern, please visit here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Does Giving = Receiving?

In my experience, the answer is, "Yes! Yes! Yes!"
In the early days of Moon's Creations, I created my first Moon Bun to Raise Funds for the CCFA, due to a very dear friend's illness.

To date, I've been able to donated over $200 to the CCFA through the sale of Moon Buns to Raise Funds. Since then, I've added several special Moon Buns to support other noble charities.

The $20 (USD) sale of these Moon Buns goes directly to the charity. I usually lose money on these special bunnies, but it makes me feel good to give back to charities. I love being able to donate my time to make items that people will love and will help others.

The funny thing is, when I send in money to a charity from the sale of Moon Buns to Raise Funds, I always see a spike in regular Moon Bun sales. Sometimes it's a big spike, sometimes it's just a little spike, but there is always a spike.

Is this Karma? Divine Destiny?
Whatever it is, I highly encourage others to consider giving in whatever way they can. By giving of yourself you will always receive, maybe not money, but definitely in good will.

If you would be interested in donating yarn for Moon Buns to Raise Funds, please contact me at
If you'd like me to support a special charity with a Moon Bun, please contact me.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


I caught these two Gnome Moon Buns in my flower garden trying to plant their Mushrooms. Someone needs to give them a home quick before my flowers get over run with toadstools.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Go Bunny! Go!

Runner Moon Buns are a darling gift for someone running (or walking) a marathon or to encourage you to stick to that weight loss program.

Available Now!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Roxycraft's "Bunny Boo"

Roxycraft is one of my favorite pattern makers. Her amigurumi are always unique and fun to make. This Easter, she's offering a free egg-shapped bunny pattern called "Bunny Boo."

To see the pattern, please visit here.
When you do, be sure to check out her patterns for sale. They are darling.
She also has released a wonderful book "Tiny Yarn Animals" available now at your favorite book retailer.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Check out this wonderful photo sent to my by Asia A.
Little Miss Tsuki standing so posh up there.
I just love the photography!
I wish I could be so talented with a camera.

Thanks again for the wonderful photo!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Spring Time Moon Buns & Moon Bun Cozies

This darling Moon Bun come packaged in a matching plastic egg and a chenille chick friend.

They are available in Lavender, Cream, Pink, Blue, Green and Yellow.

Also New!
These darling Moon Bun cozies, knit by Holls

Check out all of the new Moon Buns!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

1000 Awesome Things


I spend a lot of time online.
Today, I thought I'd share one of of my favorite stops during the day.

1000 Awesome Things is a wonderful blog that's updated week-daily. It's a delightful countdown from 1000 of things that make life worth living. Small things like #981 Wearing underwear just out of the dryer, #956 Using Rock-Paper-Scissors to settle anything and #928 Eating foods you loved when you were a kid.

Each entry is a delight to read. It doesn't hurt that the man behind the blog is a delightful writer. Even Rhino from Bolt thinks this blog is Awesome!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


A big congratulations to the winner of the Name that Moon Bun contest.
Holls selected the name Tsuki, meaning Moon in Japanese, and it recieved the most votes.

For naming Tsuki, Holls will receive a Moon Bun prize pack.

Congratulations Holls!
Congratulations Tsuki!