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Monday, December 17, 2007

New Blog Devoted to My Plush Dolls

These recycled babies - the Carney Creatures - were the inspiration for creating a new blog devoted to my plush dolls. They are part of the Carney series I started in July. Their name comes from the fact that they are reincarnated from jeans, skirts, wool sweaters and other recycled fabrics. Every thing is recycled except the polyfiberfil stuffing.

This is baby "Shii" (below) and "Xuxa" and they have 11 other brothers and sisters up for adoption. They include Rok, Bloo, Oik, Pip, Tib, Bink, Gloob, Luk, Flek, Min, and Joop. You can see the others on the Polyester Junction Plushomat blog at http://www.polyesterjunctionplushomat.blogspot.com/. Enjoy. :)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Funky Christmas Stockings

Here is my take on the Christmas stocking. Funky indeed. :O

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

HandMade Pledge

Pledge to buy handmade this holiday season to support indie artists, crafters and designers. To find out more about this pledge, you can visit http://www.buyhandmade.org/. :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Even More Sale Items - Bags

The "Less Than 15 Days, Less Than $15.00 Sale" continues. I'm starting to feel like one of those commercials where the guy says "ok, folks...everything must go" because he has to make room in the store for new inventory. That's about where I am. It's just incredible how much inventory I have. I really had no idea. When you make and make and one day, you go through the boxes and it's like you have a store. I just have to shake my head. :) Anyway, here are a couple of funky bags for the taking - only $10.00. Email me if you want something - polyesterjunction@yahoo.com.

Monday, December 10, 2007

More Sale Items / Funky Pincushions

The perfect stocking stuffer - handmade, funky, one-of-a-kind pincushions with hand drawn illustrations. Approximately 4" x 4" though some are a wee bit bigger. All are $5.00.

Holiday Sale Starting This Week / Door Hangings Only $5.00

I'm happy to tell you that I will be having my first sale here at Polyester Junction - the "Less Than 15 Days; Less Than $15.00 Sale". You now have less than 15 shopping days left and I'm giving things away for less than $15.00. I did inventory over the weekend and I have way too many items and not enough studio space to house them in. Plus, there are new items that I have to make room for. Feel free to email me if there is something you'd like to have - polyesterjunction@yahoo.com.

These holiday door hangings are all made from recycled, natural fabrics like cottons and wools. Cute is the word I'd use to describe them but they are also organic and crunchy looking, which is quite unusual for me as I am very meticulous and uptight with my work but this was an exercise for me in learning to be a bit more freeform and less rigid, (hence the unsewn seams). This was the result and they are on sale for only $5.00. Happy Monday! :)

Monday, December 3, 2007

New Dolls On The Way

This tattered piece of paper may look like nothing but for me, it was a sight for sore eyes because it's a sketch I did weeks ago of these two characters that I decided would have to become new Carney's.

This was a piece of paper that ended up at the bottom of my bag that I took for yet another "to do" list but when I finally opened it up over the weekend after weeks of being tossed around, I saw the sketches on it and nearly freaked because it had of course become tattered, crumpled and most stunning - pieces were missing...eek! I had a clear enough picture of the guy with the mustache. While parts of his legs and arms were missing I remembered how they looked but the other guy was completely missing and I had no memory of what his face looked like - just his shoes and hands. So I maniacally searched the bottom of my bag for missing pieces and carefully taped them back together. Here's what I found. My boys are beaten up but at least I know what they look like and can bring them to life in plush form. Phew! That was a close one. Stay tuned. :)