Friday, August 22, 2008

Renegade Chicago

I packed up half of my inventory and shipped it off to Chicago yesterday for the upcoming Renegade Chicago Craft Festival. Ten pounds of Cutesy but not Cutesy monsters are now currently in transit from their origin in New Jersey to their future destination. I hope they're safe and enjoying their time away from home.

...oh...and I hope I didn't pack up my LIVE monster by accident!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Monster Cupcake!

I just wanted to introduce the newest...sweetest addition to the Cutesy family! The Monster Cupcake!!!

and an original painting of the Monster Cupcake!

Now onto real monster cupcakes I can actually eat! Yum!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Cutesy gets pressed....and THREADS!!!

Cutesy but not Cutesy has gotten much blog press as of late. Many thanks to those who appreciate my monsters enough to write a these wonderful blog posts about them!

First, the cutesy monsters were featured on a blog for hip moms and moms-to-be called You can check out that post here... CoolMomPicks

Also, featured this week on a wonderful new blog Kidado which can be viewed here... Kidado

And last but not least on SimplySentimental which you can check out here... Simple Sentimental

Phew...and in other news... Cutesy but not Cutesy finally has GEAR! Sweatshirts, t-shirts, tote bags, and even baby onesies!!! Mix and match your favorite style and color with Cutesy's logo here... Skreened

The next few weeks are going to be filled with flying fuzz and calloused finger tips as I get ready for my full packed late summer-fall craft fair schedule... and, of course, shipping out my items to Renegade Chicago to join the Plush Team in the best craft booth to ever be seen by human eyes!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Monster Cone

Meet the newest edition to the Cutesy but not Cutesy team!

Sonny the Monster Cone!

Sonny is a monster ice cream cone, fully equipped with chocolaty drips and chocolate antlers. Sonny may look intimidating at first but how bad can he be, he's fully built of ice cream! Sonny is the sweetest fella you'll ever meet and he will NEVER do anything to hurt you! He will always be there for you when you need him, no matter what! Sonny is the best friend any person could ever have!

Sonny is about 20" tall and his antlers span about 12". Whoops! Every now and then he gets over-excited and drools chocolate on the carpet! So cute!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

For you, Little one

"For you, Little one" is the first in a series of paintings (hopefully) inspired by traditional and modern, eastern and western imagery. It is painted with acrylic paint on canvas then hand stitched onto blue cotton fabric. I then stretched it and built a frame around the edges. This piece is 18" x 16".

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

New! Hand Painted Stool...

I just finished my first hand-painted stool. The elephant design is something that I did in plush form a while ago. I decided that I would like to incorporate more painted designs into my Cutesy but not Cutesy work. I have found that I work in reverse from most people. For some reason I am able to make things in plush form without drawing them at all first...but then once it is three dimensional, then I am able to draw or paint it as I like. Whatever works! I am excited to add new projects to my fall and holiday collections and craft shows!

Harold the Circus Elephant and his little rabbit in the hat...

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Cutesy but not Cutesy featured on Coolmompicks

Cutesy but not Cutesy had the wonderful surprise of being featured on, a blog featuring various small business owners, designers, and woman-made wonders for moms of all kinds! You can view the blog feature here... Ugli-er Dolls... and check out the rest of the blog here... coolmompicks.

Cutesy but not Cutesy was also featured on today's Daily Dish from which you can check out here... Timmy the World's Smallest Circus Monkey

In other news, I am hard at work designing my own web page which will hopefully launch just in time (hopefully!) for the holidays. I am also gearing up for various craft shows throughout the Philadelphia area. I will post an official event list here once all the details are worked out for those of you who might be interested in seeing some of the creations in person.

I have also started making the infamous laptop cozies again. It seems to be around this time, with school just around the corner, that people really go searching for a good protective covering for their precious laptops! The cozies this fall have a slightly different style than they did last fall which I am very excited about. I am also working on various drawings, paintings, booklets, etc which will reveal themselves in the next few weeks hopefully! Busy, busy, busy!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Plush Team Banner

I finally completed the banner for the Plush Team that was graciously funded by a grant from Etsy. The banner is entirely hand-stitched using durable canvas fabric. It is 6 feet by 2 feet in size and ready to be hung prominently at the first of the Plush Team's group shows in Chicago at the Renegade Craft Fair in September. The Plush Team and all of its members are all hard at work gathering plushies to send on over to add to our abundant display that will represent some of the finest plushie designers in all the land! If you are in the Chicago area, mark your calendars. Now. And if you're not in the Chicago area, hope and dream with me that the Plush Team will have the opportunity to show together in a town near you. All of you!!!