Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Custom Order Showcase

I love taking on custom orders and sometimes I totally hit the jackpot of doll requests!

I mean how often do I get to make the exact dolls Ive been dreaming of making?
Check out these adorable dolls I was lucky enough to make!

Deadpool Moon Bun

 Wolverine

Ravager Groot

Baymax

If you've ever wanted to have a custom doll made, hit me up! I love taking on custom orders.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Free Piggie!


I'm not sure if you follow me on Instagram (@moons_creations) or not, but while I was suffering a several week long stint of insomnia, I ordered a bunch of miniature squeaky pig toys. For the life of me, I cannot remember why I thought ordering miniature squeaky pigs toys was a good idea.

So, now I'm awash in miniature squeaky pig toys. I've decided that starting now until I run out, every order over $50, not including shipping, from Moon's Creations, will receive one free miniature squeaky pig toy. No coupon code necessary. I've got your miniature squeaky pig toy covered.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Adventure Zone


Hail and well met, my dudes!

Ok, here's a special promo I'm offering to my Adventure Zone family.

I make voidfish and hand them out at conventions I attend. It's fun for me and I get to meet some amazing people and peep the best cosplay!

But I've had people contact me about their own voidfish and I'm sad to say, they are not for sale. I respect and appreciate the McElroy Family. I don't want to steal money from them, I just want to spread the love of their podcast in my own small way.

SO!

I've come to a decision. If you order something from my shop, write in the comments as you check out that you'd like a voidfish. BAM! Just like that, a voidfish will take a ride with your order.

Now, I know that sounds unfair to those of you who don't have money or want to order one of my dolls. I get that. I totally do and I realize it would be rather toad-ish of me to make you buy something to get something for free when I just said I don't want to profit from the McElroy brand.

SO! SO!

I've decided I will be making 5 voidfish available at the beginning of each month FREE, no money required, to the first 5 people who reply to my post on twitter.

Twitter because it's just easier and more timely than putting it on this blog. (sorry blog, I love you!)

Ok, so here's how to get a voidfish without all the blabbing from me:

1. Buy something from Moon's Creations and write voidfish in the notes when you check out.

2. Wait for a Tweet by me on the first of the month and be one of the first 5 to reply.

See! Simple! Now talk to me about The Adventure Zone!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

31 Amigurumi in October



I'm already beginning work on my 31 Amigurumi in October Series, because I'm back! And what better way to celebrate beating depression than taking on my series with an extra twist.

This year, I'll be making 62 dolls in October!

Not only am I making some dolls for my own series, but I'll be taking part in @emandsprout and @onehappyLaina's October create-a-day challenge. I can't wait to share with you all the designs!







Friday, September 1, 2017

Labor Day Weekend Sale


Hey!

I'm currently trying out Ety's new sale feature. It's pretty cool, because the prices are already marked and customers don't need to enter a coupon code. 

Whoooo!!!!


Ps. Like my little Deadpool Moon Bun? I've got better photos to share later. ;)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Feature: June Gilbank of Planet June


(Links in this post are affiliate link, which means I may make a tiny amount of money if you make a purchase by clicking through. I am not being compensated for a favorable review, I just really like talking about books.) 


If you've ever wanted to learn how to crochet, but weren't lucky enough to have a family member teach you, then let me introduce you to June Gilbank. She is an amazingly talented artist and one of the greatest teachers currently online.

She runs a fantastic site, Planet June, where people can learn crochet basics with clear illustrations and videos as well as find some adorable patterns.

Reaching over to my pattern shelf, I have two books by June. The first is Crochet (Idiot's Guides).


I crochet mostly on what I half-remember from what my mother taught me when I was a child, so adding this reference to my book shelf has been invaluable. It gives all the basics, clearly explained and illustrated in full-color photographs. There are also some lovely patterns included to test your new found skills. 


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amigurumi (Complete Idiot's Guides (Lifestyle Paperback)) is awesome for anyone who is looking to crochet their own amigurumi designs. The book explains how to transform a vision into crocheted doll. Some of this information you can find on the Planet June website, but I like to have a hard copy on hand while I'm working. There are also some cute patterns!

Now you have the biggest leg up to becoming an amigurumi superstar! Go forth and make your tiny crocheted army!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Patreon Patron Gift Doll


Every month I create one special doll and give it away to a random Patreon patron of mine. All of my patrons are entered into the giveaway, no matter what their pledge level. For August, I'm giving away this sweet little Kappa doll!

For those of you unfamiliar, Patreon is a new way to support the artists you love. Patrons pay as little as one dollar per month and the artist is able to work on their art with a little less fear of those mounting bills or the price of buying the supplies they need to try out new things.

Won't you consider joining? You can get behind the scenes features, coupons, a voice in my future designs, plus these awesome giveaways. Check it out!

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And for those of you wondering, YES! The Predator Moon Bun preorders are now live! Grab one quick. I am only making up to 5 dolls at this time.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Into the Bunny Mines


Are you ready for the weekend? What are you planning to do? Any fun stuff?

I'm going to be working all weekend and it's glorious! There are so many dolls, which need to be made this weekend, so I can get to more fun dolls.

So, can you do me a solid?
If you see me online fiddling around, please tell me to get to work.

Have an amazing weekend!! Thank you!!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Predator Preorders!


I'm preparing to dive into this year's 31 Amigurumi in October series and since I've been terrible about this series since having children, I'm going to be doubling up on dolls. (It will make sense in October.)

But before I disappear into the Bunny Mines to work-work-work, I'm going to take up to 5 orders of Predator Moon Buns. The listing will go live on Monday, August 28. Please be sure to follow my twitter account (@MoonsCreations) for the exact moment these limited dolls become available.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

No Stitch Markers? No problem!

I'm making this post today because I've seen so many of my amigurumi friends suffering the same thing...

Missing Stitch Markers

The most often culprit for me was leaving my markers inside my dolls! haha!

In a fit of frustration, I discovered a way to mark my stitches by using yarn!
Sound like a good idea? Follow me!


Above, you can see I've made a few increases and found it's time to mark my rounds. See that long bit of yarn from the magic loop? There's our answer! Put your hook through the stitch you want marked and pull the first loop of a single crochet through.


Wrap the loose end of yarn from your magic loop around your active yarn.


Finish your single crochet. Now you have one stitch with a bit of yarn wrapped around. This is your stitch marker!


Here is a picture of the stitch marker after I've worked 3 rounds. I know right where I am! No extra tools needed.


Bonus! If you need to mark again in the same doll, simply repeat the method again with the same piece of yarn or a small scrap of yarn. (below)


I do this all the time and it saves me so much frustration from losing my little stitch markers. I hope this will help you too!

If you have questions, please feel free to leave a comment. I'm here to help!

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I've started a Patreon account!

If you're not familiar, Patreon is an innovative way to support artists and pay them for their art. Patrons pay as little as one dollar per month and the artist is able to work on their art with a little less fear of paying the bills or buying the supplies they need to try out new things.

You can also get some cool bonus features, such as entry into a monthly raffle, discounts, early access to dolls, and tutorials, similar to this one by becoming a patron. 

Please won't you take a look and maybe consider become a patron?

https://www.patreon.com/MoonsCreations


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

I'm an idiot!


Haha! Yes, I'm an idiot and you can totally quote me on that.
So wanna know why I haven't posted in forever and ever and ever?

Well it was kinda the depression, but mostly it was because I couldn't figure out how to log into my blogger account without completely logging out of my google account and yeah...

Look, I never claimed to be brilliant, except those few times I did claim brilliance, but I was talking about bunnies. It doesn't count.

Anyway, so look at me now! I'm blogging again here and I'm blogging my personal/mother life over there and life is good.

"But Marcy," you ask. "What is going on with the dolls? What about Moon's Creations?"

Well my dear little bunny lovers,
well, well, well! Let me tell you. I am working my fingers off. That's right! The dolls you see above are all new pieces from Otakon, I've sketched out not one, but two series for this October, and I will be offering preorders for a special doll to be released in September in a limited quantity.
oooh yeah!

Now, not to toot my own horn too hard, but I've also got a Patreon page now and with membership you are automatically entered into a once a month drawing for a random doll and you get a good behind the scenes looky-loo at all the goings on before they hit here. So check that out, yeah?

Alright I promise I'll post more, now that I've got the hang of this blogging thing (and the mind crippling depression has released me.) Whoo!