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My grandmother gave me a bunch of seashells a while ago, and I recently found the bag and decided to start playing around with them.

Originally I wanted to make this into a necklace, but the shell was just too large so I scrapped the idea. I will revisit it with smaller shells in the future, once I have an opportunity to head to the beach and go looking for some. :)

This little glow in the dark octopus headed out the other day as a thank you gift for some repeat customers. I hope they like him!

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Mark Watney- The Martian

A fun challenge and birthday present for my awesome, space-loving boyfriend. He suggested that I read The Martian, and I made sure to finish it before going to see the movie with him (he saw it at least two other times, besides that). I tried to be as accurate to the movie’s EVA suit as possible, and commissioned a potato and duct-tape charms from @bon-appeteats, because where would Watney be without them? 

It’s tough to capture the details with photos but I tried- lots of embroidery and too many individual pieces to count. Very proud of this one! :)

{SmallStuffDolls on Etsy}

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Remember how a while ago I said I wished I had pictures of my first ever display set up? Well, I found some!

The top two were from my very first SuperCon in 2012 I believe. GXE (a local gaming store) let me set up a table in their game room for the weekend. I remember it took me ages to come up with a display I liked. I made everything - including the display box and the cake stands - and was really proud of it.

Now I look back on it and cringe a bit. lol But hey, we all start somewhere!

The only thing that’s missing from the bottom picture is a blue table skirt I usually set up. This was at Shock Pop and for some reason it was one continuous giant table skirt set up over all the tables. :P

Hey guys!

It’s the end of the month, and this month tumblr gets my monthly giveaway. :D

This is a one of a kind new item - a glow in the dark bottle dragon necklace! It sits on a silver plated 24" chain necklace. The bottle is about 2" tall. Just charge it under sunlight or expose it to a black light and it’ll glow for a while. :)

So, here are the giveaway rules:

1. You must be following me. I will double check if you are if I happen to draw your name.

2. In order to enter, you just need to like, comment, or reblog this picture. You can only enter in once though, so reblogging and/or commenting more than once won’t increase your chances of winning.

3. You have until 10pm (EST) tomorrow (2/28) to enter. I will make another post and tag the winner there.

4. You must be okay with giving me your address so I can ship this to you, or make sure you have permission from your parents/guardian if you’re underage. If you cannot provide me a valid address, I cannot ship to you and will have to draw another name. I will also ship internationally.

5. You cannot resell or use this item in another giveaway! This is for you to enjoy and is a gift from me to all my followers that support me and my work.

6. A winner will be chosen using random.org. Once I have drawn a name, I will be in contact with you, so make sure your asks are enabled. If I can’t get in touch with you, or if you don’t respond to me within 48 hours, you will forfeit and I will draw another name.


Good luck! :)

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So I have something completely different to post today - mini dragons!

I need some new items for my conventions, so I decided to give dragons a try. :) I used this really helpful tutorial as a reference, then modified them as I went.

They’ll be available at Omni Expo in Orlando in May, and if it goes well enough, I’ll be bringing them to the rest of the shows.

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My largest pond piece so far is finally finished!

This was a commissioned piece for a coral reef themed pond. I had free reign over the placement and fish, as long as I made it colorful. Well, I certainly think it came out really colorful. :)

This pond contains: an eel, a stingray, regal tangs, yellow tangs, clownfish, starfish, dottybacks, anemones, corals, and (real!) tiny seashells.

All pieces (minus the rocks on the outside, the sand bottom, and the seashells) were handmade with polymer clay. The water is resin which was applied in a total of 9 layers.

The pond itself is roughly 5.5″ in length. It took around 23 hours to complete.

This was a very fun commission, and I think it’s my favorite one to date. I love playing with colors. :D

I’ve received what I bought from Bon AppetEats ! 2 littles hand-made fishies :3 Too cute.

I love receiving things in the middle of my exams’ week. Tomorrow is maths, wish me… a miracle ? ;_;