Monday, June 29, 2009

Mini Plush Monday

It's the last Mini Plush Monday in June.

If you've missed it, several member of the Plush Team have created mini plush and offered them for sale in the team store for the low price of $5!

I'm offering tiny little birds half the size of my baby birds!

To get your hands on these quick selling little plushies, visit our store!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sounds of Sunday

Sorry for being a bit absent lately, I've had a lot of family things going on. I promise I'll be back to my regular posting very soon. Thank you for your patience. :)

Edith Piaf - La Vie en Rose

Thursday, June 25, 2009

How to make your Moon Bun Stand up

I'm often asked how I make Moon Buns stand up and I've always said one day I'm going to take photos and show people how it's done. Well, I still haven't taken any photos, so I made this silly little drawing instead. I hope it will help those of you with fainting bunnies.Holding the Moon Bun's body, press up with your thumbs to flatten the bottom. The Moon Bun will now stand easily with it's newly flattened tushie.

Monday, June 22, 2009

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

A young bun, living on the edge of the galaxy must learn the mystic ways of the Force, from a forgotten Jedi, to save a princess.
"If there's a bright center to the universe, you're on the planet that it's farthest from."

"Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi; you're my only hope."

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a smuggler
"Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid."

and Solo's first mate, a Wookie by the name of Chewbacca.

I had to post this like an old school movie trailer. I'm so very excited about Stitch Wars. These pieces will be available for purchase through the show's website.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Quote: Pablo PIcasso

"Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar."
-Pablo Picasso

Thursday, June 18, 2009


We're still very new to our house, only calling it home for a little over a year and a half. Last year, we noticed in early summer several different varieties of mushrooms poking their heads up all over the lawn. This year, I was ready with a camera.

And this year the mushrooms didn't disappoint. If you're a fan of mushrooms like me, you can see all of the photos I took of our mushroom here.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Roxy Craft's Gabu Pattern

Sorry to be a little late with today's free pattern feature, I've been under the gun trying to get work done.

But it was worth the wait. Isn't this the cutest pattern! Look at those widdle ears! I just want to wiggle them. *wiggle wiggle wiggle*

For a copy of Roxy Craft's free pattern, please click here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Things that make me smile

I love making Moon Buns, but sometimes I'm so close to my art that I get sick of it. I think, "If I make one more dang bunny, they are going to cart me off to a looney home." I wonder, who cares about these bunnies? What good are bunnies doing for the world?

It's times when I'm at my lowest, that I need a smile the most. A reason to keep at it. Thankfully, there are wonderful pick-me-up photos like this one of little Mary:

Have you ever seen such a cute little girl? I don't think so. This photo reminds me why I keep working on my art; to put a smile on other's faces.

Right, Mary?

Mary is the daughter of the amazing and inspirational artist RaggyRat.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Pieces for Stitch Wars

Finally completed my pieces for Stitch Wars. I felt I had to make the four main characters in their Episode IV attire. (Sorry no droids. All of my sketches of them looked rather silly.) I'm kicking myself right now looking at this photo, because it fails to capture all the details (especially Chewie's). I'll likely follow up this post with detail oriented shots of each main character.

The young Jawa Moon Bun Ootini likes to play with mouse droids. I tried a different technique with her eyes from previous Jawas. I think it makes them shine more.

Oola the Moon Bun, the Twi'lek dancer from Jabba's palace.
I just had to make her. When rewatchign the episodes I realized her lekku would look perfect as Moon Bun ears.

Lastly, my pride is Ghost Obi-Bun Kenobi. I have to admit I want to keep him. I've always wanted a ghost Jedi to tell me what the heck is going on. He was inspired by the hilarious video Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it).

Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo.

All of these pieces will soon be packed up and on their way to Bird and Bear Boutique for Stitch Wars. Check out their site!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Quote: Salvador Dali

Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.
-Salvador Dali

Friday, June 12, 2009

Things that make me smile

Something that makes me smile are photos of cats wearing hats. Not just cats wearing hats, but cats wearing handmade hats. The fact that someone loves their kitty so much to painstakingly knit up a tiny, little beany only to be rewarded with a face like this:

Or the popular cat response, lovingly called "I'm ignoring you until this hat goes away" look.

Kitty cat hat by Dano

Although, there are those rare and wonderful cats who actually like their hats. They appreciate the love and time their owner put into crafting a jaunty little cap. They even pose for the camera to show off their new berets.

International Cat Hat: Le Mieux by wildtomato

To those cat hat knitter, I tip my cap.
You give me smile when you risk life and kitty dignity to share your wonderful photos.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Samaria Project

I love Etsy.
It's my guilty pleasure. One of my most favorite shops is Samaria Project. Everything she makes is cute. And her photos are always amazing.
I already own several of her pieces and hope to add more, once I've got a little spending money.
So what does she make?

How about Mr. Fronch Toast? The cutest plush bread you could ever snuggle.

The cutest assortment of Owlies!

Topanga the Pug!
Have you ever seen a cuter pug plush? I don't think so.

Also she offers a wonderful assortment of river rocks with her darling art.

Visit Samaria Project on Etsy!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Geek Central Stations's Lightsaber

Maybe it's because I'm a big nerd for Star Wars, or maybe it's because I've been putting the finishing touches on my pieces for Stitch Wars this week, but I can't stop lovin' this great pattern for a lightsaber. I mean come on! It's a crocheted lightsaber.

When I get the time to make things for myself, I'll be adding this to my belt. Just in case. You never know when you might run into some Sith Lords or need to handle aliens in a cantina.


To get this wonderful pattern, visit Geek Central Station's blog!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Celebration Sale!

June 10th is my Birthday and it's already June 10th in the South Pacific, so enjoy free shipping at Moon's Creations until midnight US Pacific Time, June 10th! Just write HAPPYBIRTHDAY in the notes to seller and wait for a revised invoice!

My Milk Toof

image is copyright © Inhae Renee Lee 2009. All rights reserved.

I've recently fallen head over heels in love with Inhae's blog, My Milk Toof. It chronicles the adventures of Ickle and Lardee, two milk teeth who revisit their former owner.

The photographs are absolutely adorable and I find myself wishing I too had an Ickle to care for. To read more about Ickle and Lardee, visit My Milk Toof. You'll be happy you did!

Monday, June 8, 2009

New for Monday

This little puppy has a soft brushed coat and a friendly face. He's currently living with the Moon Buns, but hopes to one day have a forever home. Perhaps one that will let him share the bed?
Available in the shop now!

$5 Mini Plush Monday!
Special and only available through Etsy Plush Team's shop, Tweet Tweet Birdies.
They stand at at mere 1" tall and 1.5" wide.
Snap them up now before they're gone!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Quote: Ryunosuke Akutagawa

"A man sometimes devotes his life to a desire which he is not sure will ever be fulfilled. Those who laugh at this folly are, after all, no more than mere spectators of life."
- Ryunosuke Akutagawa
March 1, 1892 - July 24, 1927

Visiting Akutagawa's grave was the highlight of my trip to Japan this past January.

Friday, June 5, 2009

$5 Mini Plush Mondays!

Every Monday in the month of June, 5 different members of the PlushTeam will list mini plush in our team store for the ridiculously fabulous price of five dollars!

Mini Plush are 4 inches tall and below. Snatch them up, they won't last long.

The mix of artists is random, so you won't know who will offer a mini plush from week to week. Check out the PlushTeam blog for members who might be taking part in this great promotion!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Stuffed Magazine Summer 2009

If you're looking for a little plushie reading, maybe you'd like to pick up the new copy of Stuffed?
This edition will carry an article about the Etsy Plush Team as well as featuring several of the members and their art.

Artists like, Samaria Project!
She's beyond adorable and if you're not reading her blog, than you're missing out on one of the most wonderful artists.

And if you flip to page 123, you might see some familiar little bunnies!

This is a very informational magazine if you are interested in plushmaking. It also includes some darling patterns. You can preorder your copy of Stuffed today!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Maddie's Shroom House

Did you know I love gnomes?
Because I adore gnomes and all things gnome related. This little Shroom House by Maddie is adorable! So very cute! Look at that little window! And a cute little door. I want to hide these all over my house.


To make your own Shroom House, visit Maddie's blog!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Moon Buns invading Baltimore

For those of you attending the Anime Convention, Otakon in Baltimore, Maryland, please be sure to stop by the Artist Alley. The Moon Buns and I will be there along with several very talented artists (prouncedyou, egyptianruin, celesse and algy).

We'll see you there!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Mini Strawberry Cake and a Strawberry Moon Bun

The Plush Team is holding an Iron Chef styled competition. You can read more about it here on our blog.

My secret ingredient was Velcro. To make a food based plush out of this scratchy, stiff material, when I barely sew, was a great challenge, but I finally came up with a design I can be proud off.

This little strawberry cake is made from the fluffy half of the Velcro. There is a crocheted strawberry on top that is affixed with Velcro and can be detached. The cake is then dressed up with ribbons, bows, and lace. It is then attached (by Velcro of course) to a mini stiff felt plate.

To accompany this cake, is a little Strawberry Moon Bun!

This piece is currently available for sale in my shop. To see who's plush will reign supreme, keep watching the Plush Team blog!