Thank you so much for everyone who voted for me for the Plush Team's Vegas challenge!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
This past week has been absolutely amazing in Virginia. The weather feels almost autumny, so I had to make some pumpkins. Of course they're my style of pumpkins! ;)
Also today is the opening of Plush You! LA at Munky King!
If you're in LA, please, visit for some amazing plush artwork!
And if you take any photos, please upload and link me. I'm heartbroken over not going myself.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
January 2011, will introduce the Moon Bun of the Month Club, which features 13 unique Moon Buns, inspired by cultural clothing or a cultural icon from 12 different nations.
Wait! Aren't there only 12 months in the year?
That's right, but if you take advantage of the 12 month subscription, you will also receive a free Tourist Moon Bun!
The Moon Bun of the Month Club is available in tiers, 12 month, 6 month and 3 month, each offering a discount of 15%, 10% and 5% respectively. In addition, 1 Moon Bun from this series will be made available each month for non-club members at full-price.
(Unless you're looking for Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine, they're at Moon's Creations!)
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Have you guys heard about the Plush Team's book, Get Stuffed?
It's amazing! Members of the team give stories of their experiences, influences and creative process. If you've ever wanted to step into the mind of a plush artist, this is the book for you. It's also an amazing reference and source on inspiration whether you knit, needle felt or sew.
Here's a little sneak preview of my two pages in this book.
In it, I comment on my design philosophy of "simple is best." To me, this means simple in appearance, not in skill. Plush should look effortless and maybe even a little childish, but no corners should ever be cut.
If you're aching to get your hands on a copy of this great little book, stop by the Plush Team's shop today!
Also, have you seen the Plush Team's sewing kit for P.T. Stitchy?
So adorable and also available in the Plush Team's shop!
Friday, August 20, 2010
New items keep popping up at Moon's Creations so quickly, I can barely keep up!
Most recently, have been the pencils for back to school!
So what's up for next week?
Possibly some food stuffs, early Halloween designs and restocking those little newborns!
I'm also preparing for Plush You! Seattle as well as getting ready for the 31 Amigurumi in October series for 2010!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
If you're wandering around Seattle, looking for something to do, why not stop check out Schmancy, at the corner of 2nd and Virginia and next to the historic Moore Hotel.
Well, aside from being a pretty awesome store, Schmancy is currently running a fantastic show called, "Scrumdiddlyumptious," featuring the amazing plush art of super talent, Becky Gould of ScrumptiousDelight fame!
I'm still blown away that she handcrafts each of these amazing plush and doesn't have a house full of elves working away on them.
The show runs from August 13 to September 13th, so what are you waiting for?
PS. Click any of the images to read more about the plush you see here!
Edited to Add:
Many of these fantastic pieces have been uploaded to Schmancy's online store today!
Check it out!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
This great little pair of Yeti Moon Buns were made for a friend who will be getting married this weekend. She drew up the design for the bride and groom!
These great Kitty-gurumi were designed to look like the owner's real cats!
(I've also since realized I have no black cats currently listed in the shop, I'll be sure to remedy this soon!)
The customer like to customize her own Moon Men, but likes the way I add hair, so she will custom order the base with an eye color and hair selection to make her own dolls!
Ok, I'm sure if you've looked at my custom order guidelines, you've seen that I don't like to make a direct character, but sometimes a character just doesn't look right as a Moon Bun. This was the case with Bender. I think he's still pretty cute!
Monday, August 16, 2010
Each Tuesday, they feature a selection of tiny plush in the Plush Team shop -- with tiny prices to match!
These tiny little Moon buns are so small and delicate with their sleepy-pie eyes and tiny diapers with a real safety pin!
These Newborns will be landing in the Plush Team's Etsy shop on Tuesday, August 17th.
Edited to Add:
Thank you for the overwhelming support of the Newborn Moon Buns. If you missed out on the first 3, don't fret, these little babies will appear in the Moon's Creations store soon.
Friday, August 13, 2010
The first will be held in LA at Munky King, opening on August 26th!
I worked around the theme of Chinese Mythological Creatures and created a Fenghuang Moon Bun, Dragon Moon Bun and Qilin Moon Bun
I also created a Dragon Moon Bun designed after the Chinese Dragons, with their large manes and long bodies.
Another auspicious mythological creature, the Qilin was said to appear in conjection with a great Sage. The Qilin has been called a "Chinese Unicorn" and is the well-known mascot for the Japanese beer Kirin.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Every two months they give us a new challenge, which helps us think outside of our little boxes and are always so fun.
The most recent challenge was based on Las Vegas!
I must admit I know little to nothing about Vegas, so research and lots of sketches were made. Around my planning, Mr. Moons was listening to a band that covers popular rock, rap, heavy metal, punk, and pop songs in a swanky, swing band style, called Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine.
You may have heard their cover of Disturbed's "Down with the Sickness" featured in 2004's "Dawn of the Dead."
Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine currently only play in Vegas.
Needless to say, my love of lounge music and the in appropriate, led me to purchasing several of their cd's and my Vegas theme!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Originally introduced for the Plush Team's giveaway, now you and own your own Flower Pot Moon Bun. Each comes with their own removable terracotta pot.
Contact me if you'd like a different color flower!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
He was so much fun to make!
Monday, August 9, 2010
I'm very please to re-release these darling Moon Bun cozy-baskets knitted up in beautiful wool color-ways by the talented Holly from Holly Knit.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Well, I'm finally back from Otakon and back to work on new designs and custom orders! I think this may have been my busiest convention yet. It was absolutely wonderful of everyone who came for a visit. I love meeting people and hearing their excitement over my designs. It makes me so happy to know Moon Buns are loved as much as I love making them.
I'll probably be a little on the quiet side while I try to catch up on the mountain of work ahead of me, but I won't be gone long.