Friday, December 31, 2010

Candyland at Hot*Pop

What happens when a guild of internationally recognized plush artists descend upon Milwaukee in Winter for January Gallery Night? Candyland! See works created especially for Hot Pop Gallery by members of the Plush Team.

Please join us for the opening of Candyland at HotPop. Enjoy musical treats and an amazing candy buffet with samples of Plush Team favorites sent to MKE from all over the globe.

Plush Team artists have been featured in galleries all over the world! Including: Schmancy- Seattle, Chromeo- Vancouver, Gallery Hanahou-NYC, StitchWars, Bear & Bird Gallery-Miami, and many more. Numerous Plush Team members are featured in STUFFED Magazine every issue.

The following are my pieces for this art show:

"Home from the Carnival"

"Tako Takoyaki"

Monday, December 27, 2010

We're back!


We're back in the Bunny Mines, working on new Moon Buns and preparing some special artistic pieces for an art show in Wisconsin. (Photos soon!)

In the meantime, Moon's Creations is back open from our holiday break.

A better post, with photos, will be coming soon!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Happy!

Moon's Creations is now closed for the holidays!
The Moon Buns and I will be back on Monday, December 27th.

Please have a safe holiday filled with love and laughter.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last Day!

In addition to being the last day to pick up a Squirrelie, today is also the last day to pick up a 12 month and 6 month (January - June) subscription to the Moon Bun of the month club for 2011!

Moon's Creations will be closing for the holidays tonight at 7pm EST.
Have a safe and wonderful holiday!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Bye-Bye Squiirelies!

Tomorrow is the Winter Solstice and with the change in seasons, it means it's time for the Squirrelies to climb into their little squirrel homes and snooze until next autumn.

If you'd like a Squirrelie this year, be sure to grab one by Tuesday!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Shh Sale

Starting from 11pm EST tonight through 11pm EST Friday, Moon's Creations will be holding a super, secret sale.

During this limited sale period, the prices of select Moon Buns will be reduced by 25%.

Items will already list at their sale prices, but will not be marked "sale" instead to find these super discounts you will need to search my shop for the key word "shh"

This is simpler than it sounds, just visit Moon's Creations and type "shh" into the search bar.

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


There will be a secret sale at Moon's Creations this Friday.


More details to come very soon.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holiday Schedules


I just wanted to make it known, that I will be putting Moon's Creations on vacation from December 22nd - December 26th. I will be visiting with my family and remembering my sister, Susan.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Times running out!

If you'd like a Moon Bun under your tree, please be sure to place orders by 7pm EST Sunday, December 12th.

Sadly, this only counts for those of you in the US, the international ship-date has come and gone. Of course packages will still be shipping out after this date, but I cannot guarantee your package will arrive before Santa does.

The custom order waitlist is already dancing on the edge of February, so Commissions before Christmas are right out.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Moon Buns are still at Schmancy!

While reading Anna's blog, Mochimochi Land, I saw all three sets of Moon Bun Veggie sets are still available! (On the lower-right-hand corner of the above photo from Anna's blog; "Corn?", "Carrots?" and "Cabbage Baby".) I know many of you have requested a custom remake of these items, but the originals are still available!

To purchase these very special Moon Bun pieces, you must contact Kristen from Schmancy.

While your visiting Schmancy's website I though I might also mention that "Larry", the very last Glow-in-the-Dark Mutant Moon Bun is still available! Not only does he glow, but he comes with a limited "radioactive" acrylic tag! This little Cyclops is lonely and in need of a good home.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Traveling with Moon Buns

I've been so busy with custom orders and keeping stocked for the holiday season, I've sorely neglected the blog. Luckily I have a little adventure that I had this past autumn when a Moon Bun stowed away for an adventure at the Maryland Renaissance Festival.

For those of you who think taking a Moon Bun as a travel companion, you may want to think again. They can be worse than children with their demands. We started out the day with breakfast. The Moon Bun insisted on having a drink first. After a few sips of mead, this little Moon Bun was ready for a day of adventure.

Luckily the photo of the Moon Bun getting baudy with the serving wench didn't come out. It was quite a sight.

While watching the elephants, he begged me for a ride. But as he had no arms or legs, he was not allowed to ride the elephants.

After making a scene and hollering about riding elephants, we dragged him away towards some lunch. Sadly we passed the pony rides on the way.

Embarrassment ensued when he began to demand a pony ride instead. After much pleading and bargaining, we managed to pull him away from the pony rides with some sweet potato french fries.

Sadly our adventure at the bee hives has also been omitted due to poor photography skills, but you try to take photos of a demanding little bunny, while he's "tasting" all of the honey and hollering about being stung by bees.

Towards the end of the exhaustive day, we thankfully sat down to watch the glass blowers. We had to keep a tight hand on Mr. Moon Bun, because he kept wanting to touch all of the glass.

That was my adventure! I look forward to hearing some of yours!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sorry for the inconvenience!

Moon's Creations is temporarily closed while I catch up with a large number of orders that were placed this weekend.

We'll be back soon!

Edited to Add:
I expect to reopen on Monday morning! Thank you for your patience.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Elf Moon Buns

Finally back at Moon's Creations!
These little Elf Moon Buns have been helping me prepare for the holidays. Now they're ready to help you with your preparations!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Reindeer and Pickles?

Back in the shop are these super cute Reindeer Moon Buns!

Also available are Pickle Moon Bun ornaments. Hide one in your tree and give a special present to the first to find it on Christmas day!

Friday, November 26, 2010


Today's holiday-inspired Moon Bun are some little Moon Buns in disguise. They are all dressed up to play in the snow.

I also had a bit of fun with one of my Pukifee ball-joint dolls. Baby-sized Moon Buns are such fun companions for small sized dolls.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanks Giving

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States and I wanted to express my extreme gratitude to all of my wonderfully supportive customers around the world.

The Moon Buns began with the simple desire to give holiday gifts to friends, despite being unemployed and homeless. I never would have thought 3 years later I would be blessed with my own business and the privilege to touch so many's lives with my artwork.

Moon's Creations would be nothing without you.
Thank you for all of your kindness and love.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thank you

With the Thanksgiving Holiday tomorrow, I wanted to take a moment to express my extreme gratitude to all the giving hearts of the fans of Moon's Creations who purchase a Charity Moon Bun this year.

This year, Moon's Creations raised over $600 for various charities through the sale of Moon Buns to Raise Funds.

Thank you so very much!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Goings on

Hello Everyone!

I just wanted to apologize for being so quiet lately. I'm busying away with custom orders, but I still plan to release all of my holiday designs by the end of this week.

For those planning holiday orders, I will be unable to drive to the post office from November 29 - December 1st. Any orders placed during this time will be shipped on December 2nd. I'm so sorry for this delay.

But here's a bit of excitement, the wonderfully talented Leeanna of Plush Goodness is hosting a give away to win one of her wonderful Mini-Yeti!
Click here to find out more!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Snow Buns

These little Snow Buns don't like the cold, preferring to be cozy and warm.

Available at Moon's Creations now!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Angels and Owls

The Angel Moon Buns secreted into the shop late last night! Quantities are limited, so get your Angel Moon Bun while they last.

Also, I don't know about you, but I LOVE Harry Potter and with the second-to-last movie premiering this week, I've gone nostalgic and had to make some owls.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Holiday Gift Sets

With the mailing days for the holidays dwindling, I'm happy to present new Moon Bun gift sets. This year, I will be offering Moon Bun Stockings with discounted Moon Buns.

Also this year, I'm happy to offer a darling gift set for Chanukah. This gift sets include a special baby-sized Moon Bun, wooden dreidel and 9 pieces of "gelt."

Quantities are limited.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Baby Autumn Moon Buns

The temperatures are dropping and the leaves are changing, while Moon Buns everywhere are pulling out their winter clothes. Time for hats, scarves and hot cocoa.

Baby Autumn Moon Buns come with a fully removable hat and scarf for when it's time to come inside from the chilly air.

Grab these limited cutie-pies while they last!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Holiday Feedback on Etsy

With many little Moon Buns going to new homes for the holidays, I am so excited to leave positive feedback for all of my wonderful customers.

However, some of us have naughty gift peekers who actually search the feedback of friends and family on Etsy to see what they might be receiving.

To thwart those mischievous sneakers, Moon's Creations has opted not to leave feedback until after the holidays.

If you really need the feedback, please just send me a note and I'll be happy to send a good word.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Out with the old!

Throughout the convention season, I hold onto a number of Moon Buns and other amigurumi designs which are carted across the country to different conventions over the year. Now with the traveling season over, it's time to clear out the shelves. Throughout the week, I will be listing a variety of fanart-based Moon Buns and amigurumi at Moon's Creations. Please follow my Twitter to be the first to grab these cute little misfits.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Holiday Shipping Guide

The holiday season is just around the corner and Moon's Creations is busying away with preparations. Custom orders have been reopened, so if you're looking for something special for the holidays, please contact me.

The following is a shipping guide for December 25th delivery:
Domestic Shipping
(Addresses within the United States)
Place orders by December 12, 7pm Eastern

International or APO Shipping
(Addresses outside of the United States)
Place orders by December 2, 7pm Eastern

Sunday, October 31, 2010

31 Amigurumi in October - October 31

Happy Halloween!
I hope you enjoyed this year's 31 Amigurumi in October series. I had a lot of fun and look forward to next year!

The Nurarihyon, or Slippery, appears as a little old man with a huge, elongated head. He has the habit of sneaking into human houses in the evening, while everyone is busy, and making himself at home and drinking up the tea. He is said to be the supreme commander of the yokai.


Moon's Creations will be closing from November 1 - November 7th, while the Moon Buns and I prepare for and appear at the Nekocon artist alley. All of the limited designs and unsold pieces from the 31 Amigurumi in October series will be made available at the convention.
I hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

31 Amigurumi in October - October 30

Throughout East Asia, the fox is considered an animal predisposed to magic and prone to developing ghostly qualities. Foxes are both divine and mischievous beings, adept at shape shifting, illusion and often accused of possessing and misleading humans. As a sign of its seniority and wisdom, a long-lived fox develops an extra tail with each passing century, until it possesses nine, becoming impossibly powerful and clever.

Friday, October 29, 2010

31 Amigurumi in October - October 29

The stories of the Kuchisake-onna, or Slit-Mouth Woman, is an old Japanese urban legend that has taken many forms as the story is retold from person to person and from generation to generation. The common theme of her story is that the Kuchisake-onna was attacked by someone, possibly her lover or a plastic surgeon or even herself, and her mouth was sliced open from ear to ear giving her a gastly grin.

It is said her spirit now roams the streets at night, wearing a surgical mask over her mouth. When she encounters a person, she will ask, "Am I pretty?" If the person answers yes, she removes her mask and asks, "How about now?" If the victim answers no, she either kills them or cuts their mouth to resemble hers. If the victim answers yes, she will follow them home, killing them at their door, because the word "kirei" (pretty) sounds like "kire" (to cut). In the 1970's it was said if you replied "You're average" your life was saved, however the saving response has continued to change with the years.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

31 Amigurumi in October - October 28

On the banks of mountain streams throughout Japan, you can hear the "shoki shoki" sounds of the elusive Azuki-arai, or Azuki (Red Bean) Washer, as he washes his azuki beans. Sometimes he can be heard singing:

"Azuki togo ka, hito totte kuo ka, shoki shoki"
(Shall I wash my azuki beans, or should I snatch a person to eat? Shoki shoki"

Despite its morbid song, the Azuki-arai is a very shy spirit whose only mischief is surprising humans with the sound of his washing and song. When a curious person approaches, he can be heard diving into the water to escape.

(As an aside, this is my absolute favorite yokai and I have no idea why.)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

31 Amigurumi in October - October 27

The Tanuki is one of the most recognizable images of Japanese folk art. Statues of this animal appear throughout Japan, looking like rotund, bear-like animals, wearing large straw hats and carrying bottles of sake.

In folklore, the Tanuki is a trickster prone to mischief, shape-changing and the deception of humans as it searches for sake, food and women. They are also said to pound on their tummies at dusk making a deep pon-poko-pon sound.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

31 Amigurumi in October - October 26

The Konaki-jiji, or Old Man Crybaby, appears as a baby, crying in the remote mountains of the Tokushima prefecture. When a kind-hearted traveler picks up the child, the Konaki-jiji reverts to its true gigantic form increasing in weight until it crushes the kind stranger.

Monday, October 25, 2010

31 Amigurumi in October - October 25

On rainy evenings, sometimes the weather spirit, Ame-furi-kozo, or Little Rainfall Boy, can be seen splashing playfully in the puddles. The Ame-furi-kozo looks like a strange child, carrying a paper lantern and wearing a hat fashioned from the husk of an old umbrella.

Releasing Today!
Mini Monster Moon Buns!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

31 Amigurumi in October - October 24

The Dai-tengu, or Great Tengu, is a form of Tengu, or goblin, who has more humanistic appearance. Due to their long noses, they may also be called Hanatakatengu. The tengu are protective, but dangerous, spirits of the mountains and forest.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

31 Amigurumi in October - October 23

The Noppera-bo, or Faceless Ghost, is a famous, faceless apparition that seems to take delight in terrifying human beings. While its appearance is deeply disturbing, it is only a danger to those with weak hearts.

People who encounter a Noppera-bo, usually see these ghosts from the back or with their face obscured. When the victim tries to speak with the ghost, they are met with a face as smooth as an egg, without eyes, nose or mouth. The victim runs away to seek the comfort of a person they trust. After recounting their terrifying experience, their companion asks, "This face was it this sort of face?" At this point, the companion loses his facial features, showing again the face-less Noppera-bo.

Friday, October 22, 2010

31 Amigurumi in October - October 22

There is a Japanese legend that says when a cat becomes older, its tail will split in two and the cat becomes a Neko-mata, or forked cat. The Neko-mata are unusually large cats, measuring a meter and a half long, not including the tail, and they often walk about on their hind feed. Said to dance and manipulate the dead like puppets, the Neko-mata are associated with strange fires and other unexplainable occurrences. The fear of the Neko-mata caused many to cut off kitten tails as a precaution, because it was thought that if the tail couldn't fork, a cat would never turn into a Neko-mata.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

31 Amigurumi in October - October 21

The Yama-uba, or Mountain Hag, is a female figure, sometimes considered a monster, thought to inhabit mountainous regions. She takes a variety of forms throughout art and folklore, both malevolent and kind. As a monster, the Yama-uba is a cannibal, resembling a hag, who can change her appearance. However, she is also said to have raised the hero Kintaro.


Hello my Moon Bun Darlings,
I wanted to let you know I need to close Moon's Creations from November 1 - November 8th. I have a show coming up and absolutely must concentrate on stocking up. Any pieces from the 31 Amigurumi in October series will be pulled from the shop on November 1st and offered at the show.

Thank you!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

31 Amigurumi in October - October 20

The Hibagon is a creature similar to the Big Foot or Yeti, said to be living in the forests around Mount Hiba in Hiroshima Prefecture and has been said to resemble a short, hairy ape-like creature. It is said to have either red-brown or black fur and stink of rot.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

31 Amigurumi in October - October 19

The Ao-andon, or Blue Lamp Ghost, represents the spirit which appears during the Hyaku monogatari, or "hundred stories." In the Edo period, the Hyaku monogatari was a popular past time, in which a crowd would gather to tell ghost stories. The room would be lit by 100 candles in andon lamps, surrounded by blue paper to create an eerie atmosphere. After each story was told, one candle would be put out. After the last story was told, the room would be consumed in darkness and it was said the Ao-andon would appear.