Monday, October 16, 2017
Today brings two dolls for the 31 Amigurumi in October series! These are little Moon Buns dressed up as the water and ghost type Pokemon, Frillish. Frillish is a sort of Jellyfish and if you're into yokai, yes! They are 100% based off of an actual yokai. You know me and my love of yokai knows no bounds.
Today's October Create a Day prompt was Crystal Ball. Now I could have gone for a crystal ball, but what fun is that? Let's make a cute little psychic Moon Bun wrapped in purple shawls to read that crystal ball for you and tell you your fortune. Ahh! She's so cute. This was one of my first kerchief-styled hats for a Moon Bun and I'm loving it!
Ok, I've got a ton of things to do today and not much time to do it, so I'm gonna run.
As always you can find these dolls over at my shop, Moon's Creations.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Today's Moon Bun for 31 Amigurumi in October is a Zorua. I was not familiar with this dark-type Pokemon, but it's so spooky-cute! According to Bulbapedia,
Zorua can change its physical appearance, though this transformation is merely an illusion as it keeps its own type and moves. Zorua keeps its true form hidden to ensure its safety, and takes on the appearance of other Pokemon to frighten off enemies. Sometimes it will take the form of a silent child.Aww! I love Pokemon which are based off of yokai, because yeah, I will always and forever love yokai.
And then we get to an iconic character, Beetlejuice! The prompt for October Create a Day was Beetlejuice and I stuck with it. After making him, I thought about why I didn't make another character, but that will be for another October. I really wanted to remake this doll in my improved style.
Yep, a long 31 Amigurumi in October ago, I made a Beetlejuice Moon Bun and I've always wanted to remake his design in the striped suit again.
I will be attending my first ever Anthrocon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in July 2018! That's right! I got my confirmation. I'm going to Zombie Capitol of the world Pittsburgh!*
* I've never been to Pittsburgh before, but it is Zombie Capitol in mind thanks to George Romero.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Today's doll is Cacturne! I like Cacturne's character design, but maybe that's me. haha! It's a very spooky looking Pokemon which fits the Grass/Dark type.
This tempting little Devil Moon Bun would love to make your life a living Hell.
Mwhahaha! Doesn't it feel like there should be lighting flashes in the sky now.
Anyway, can't type long. I promised I'd make my children cupcakes today, because the read a book and their mama stupidly said, "we have those ingredients." So now I'm on the hook for making Troll cupcakes. I probably make a post later with our results on my home blog, Tired and Flailing if you wanna check that out.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Happy Friday the 13th of October!
WhooOOOooooo! (Those are ghost sounds, btw)
So today's 31 Amigurumi in October doll is Decidueye. Decidueye is a Grass/Ghost type, so I'm kinda bending rules on making this doll, but it's my series and I give myself full permission. This doll was very difficult for me. In fact, I redid the design while it was waiting for it's release date, because I still wasn't happy with it.
Here is my attempt at making the cutest spider ever for the October Create a Day prompt "spider." This photo shows off the little spider bun's blushing cheeks, but she also has tiny fangs if you look closely.
Both dolls are currently available at Moon's Creations.
Have a safe and spooky 13th! WhooOOOOoooooooOOooooooo! (more ghost noises)
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Today's doll for the 31 Amigurumi in October is one of my favorite Pokemon from the television series, Pumpkaboo. I don't know what it is about Pumpkaboo, but I've been making my family nuts talking like her. She's so cute! Like a little pumpkin/cat. So cute!
Today's prompt for the October Create a Day was "costume' and my brain immediately goes to Jason Voorhees. Maybe it's the fact that dressing like Jason Voorhees is like wearing two costumes. First the character behind the mask and then the mask itself. I've made so many Jason Moon Buns in the past and I think this one is my absolute favorite to date.
Currently both dolls are available at Moon's Creations, however the dolls from these series have been selling out very quickly.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Today's 31 Amigurumi in October Moon Bun is dressed as the ghost-type Pokemon Drifloon. This is another of those Pokemon I didn't think much of, but oh my gosh, these things are creepy. They are the spirits of dead humans and Pokemon. They like to lure children away by pretending to be balloons. Ahh!!
Inspired by the villains of old black and white films and in the Snidely Whiplash vein, it's the Villainous Moon Bun, complete with a removable top hat, menacing eyebrows, and a handle bar mustache to twirl. Beware, he's certainly up to no good.
Both dolls are currently available at Moon's Creations.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Today's doll for the 31 Amigurumi in October series is a sleepy little Abra. He can sit up, but this little outtake photo ended up being my absolute favorite, because it looks like he's resting his sleepy head on the pokeball. Aw!
For the OctoberCreateADay prompt today, "Haunted House," my mind went immediately to one of the most well known haunted houses, Disney's Haunted Mansion. I've never been to any Disney park, so I had to hit up my Twitter family for some ideas on which ghost to make and gosh did they ever come through for me.
The big consensus was the Hatbox Ghost and here's my representation of him in a Moon Bun form. Now as adorable as he is with his hat, if you remove it, he's still hiding his adorable little Moon Bun ears.
Both dolls are currently available at Moon's Creations.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Today's 31 Amigurumi in October is dressed as the Pokemon, Espeon. Espeon is extremely loyal to any trainer it considers to be worthy. It is said that this Pokemon developed its precognitive powers to protect its trainer from harm.
All dolls are currently available at Moon's Creations!
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Today's 31 Amigurumi in October Moon Bun is dressed as Smoochum! I'd never put much thought into this particular Pokemon until making this series. I'm going to include the snippet about them, because I don't think I've ever identified with a Pokemon until today:
When walking, Smoochum rocks its head back and forth. This Pokémon is very active and runs about, although it often falls. Being very conscious of its appearance, it will check is reflection when given the chance to make sure it is not dirty.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Today's Pokemon inspiration for the 31 Amigurumi in October is the ghost-type Pokemon, Phantump. I don't know maybe it's my love of trees, but I adore Phantump. They're so cute!
The prompt for today's October Create a Day was "witch" so I made a Witch Moon Bun inspired by the Wicked Witch of the West. I even gave her a little broom.
These dolls are available at Moon's Creations.
Friday, October 6, 2017
Today's 31 Amigurumi in October doll is a male Meowstic! I really had fun with this design and I think it may mean making a few lop-eared bunnies finally! We'll see.
The prompt for the October Create a Day challenge was "bats," so here's a wee little Bat Moon Bun! This doll was reserved for a Patreon patron. If you'd be interested in getting first dibs on future Moon Buns, please consider joining us! If you'd like this doll for yourself, I'm happy to remake the design, but won't be able to get to any custom orders until I finish this series. But please, contact me for more details.
Have a wonderful weekend and don't worry, the series will continue through the weekend.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Today's 31 Amigurumi in October doll is the ultra adorable Mimikyu! I loved making this doll. It was so fun. This doll was reserved for a Patreon patron. If you'd be interested in getting first dibs on future Moon Buns, please consider joining us! If you'd like this doll for yourself, I'm happy to remake the design, but won't be able to get to any custom orders until I finish this series. But please, contact me for more details.
Today's prompt for the October Create a Day was "Halloween Candy." Now when I think of halloween candy, I immediately think of candy corn. I like it until November, but what about you? Do you like candy corn or do you hate when you find it in your trick or treat bag?
This doll is currently available at Moon's Creations.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
I've been a fan of Asking for Trouble for a while now. The designs aesthetic sings to my soul. Simple and cute. So when Marceline announced she was offering 10 year anniversary blind boxes, I couldn't say no.
I'd been dragging my feet about spending money and missed out on her super cute Fuji-san enamel pins, so I couldn't pass this chance up. (Argh! Hopefully she will remake them.) But I was so happy when I got my box. Look at this cuteness! She drew a unique character on each box making the number 10. Inside was a Fried Egg enamel pin, a Little Ghost fabric patch, a Planet paper cut, a Bunny & Panda craft paper, 2 Happy Stars, a Happy Cloud badge, an Asking for Trouble pencil, two 10 year anniversary stickers, a 10 year anniversary postcard, and a mini zine.
What a box! So much great stuff and as a mega-woah bonus! I won a golden ticket! Which means I got to pick a free mug from the Marceline Smith Redbubble shop! Of course I had to go with Fuji-san! Here he is brewing up some tea while I get the children's lesson plans in order.
I feel so lucky and yeah, I'm going to be buying more things from Asking for Trouble in the future.
What's even more lovely is Marceline is a huge supporter of all things cute and has runs her own blog about all things cute, Super Cute Kawaii. You should definitely be following all of her blogs. So much cute!
Today is the 31 Amigurumi in October's very first Psychic-type Pokemon. While browsing through the lists of Psychic-types, I really wanted to make an Unown Moon Bun. I don't know of any big fan of the Unown, they're kinda dull and weird. (I mean were they just trying to expand the Pokedex with anything?) But I liked the idea of them gathering together like a swarm on a Moon Bun, and so the Unown Moon Bun was born!
Today's October Create a Day prompt was Skeleton. I love how this challenge is mostly me remaking old designs. I enjoy re-visiting dolls I've made in the past. Sometimes I improve them. Other times it's more like a visit with an old friend over tea. This was one of those tea visit designs. I enjoy seeing how the mouth will end up. Skeleton Moon Buns never smile exactly the same.
Both designs are available now at Moon's Creations!
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Dolls area available for purchase at Moon's Creations.
Monday, October 2, 2017
Today's 31 Amigurumi in October doll is Banette. This one was a little harder for me than I originally expected it to be. It's based on my Cat design, so not technically a Moon Bun. This is definitely a better in person doll. I had a lot of trouble photographing the front and including any aspect of the tail or hood. Bah! I'm a terrible photographer anyway.
The October Create a Day prompt was “trick or treat” and my mind when down the road of what if a Moon Bun disguised itself as candy so it could eat up the Halloween candy? And so I created a Candy Sneak Moon Bun. My children helped pick out the colors.
Both dolls are now available at my shop!
Sunday, October 1, 2017
I'm back! This is the first year I have returned to making a doll everyday for the month of October since having children. Yikes!
I'm thrilled to present the first doll, Chandelure Moon Bun!
This year, the Moon Buns are dressing up as their favorite Ghost, Psychic, and Dark type Pokemon. Keep watching all month to see if your favorite is featured.
Now, because I have zero self-control and also a high guilt level I decided to take part in the #octobercreateaday challenge on Instagram, where people create a design for every day in the month of October.
(So let me get this right, I'm going to be making 62 unique dolls this month? Oh yeah. Glutton for punishment!)
The first prompt was "ghosts," so here is a Ghost Moon Bun!
Both of these dolls are now available at my shop, Moon's Creations!