Hey guys! I know I have been MIA on here for quite some time and I want to apologise for that! These last few months have been a bit of hell for me but it seemfr s to be trying to level itself out a bit now so hopefully I will not be gone for so long again.
so first off I want to thank everyone for all the Birthday wishes! you guys are great! thank you all so much! They all helped in making a very crappy day better!!
so here is a small update of everything that has been going on since I was last on here and then I will get to the updates on everyone's commissions and then let ya all know what will begoing on in the near future and all as well ok.
Quick overview of last few month: First as many of you know this is my sons senior year in high school so we have been very busy with college applications, scholarship applications, campus visits and etc. thankfully we have met most of the priority dates for his top picks so we will be slowing down just a biton those
also most who know me know my kids are in their high school marching band and that we have a very hectic marching season. Luckily we just had our last competition of the year in indianapolis, Indiana (which is where I am at at the moment
) so that will help in freeing up some more time for me as well.
Health wise - well unfortunately things just aren't getting any better for me and they likely won't anymore either. I have had Lupus now for over 12 years and it has finally started to show more aggressive signs of attacking and will more likely progress from now on. We always knew this was a possibility so it is not new news to us. now I just have to learn how to deal with all the new symptoms and how to continue on doing what I love to do (which is creating and plushing) without putting any new stress on myself. it will just be another period of adjustment but I will figure it out eventually!
I have also been having to help out my mother here for the last month and that will continue for at least the rest of this month. She had to have surgery on her left elbow a few weeks ago and then had to have surgery on her right hand just a few days ago so I have been helping her with her house keeping, cooking and etc.
other news - any of you guys following me on my Facebook account (which I highly recommend since that is where I post almost all my wips and updates more regularly than here on DA.) then you know tat I am having some issues with my main embroidery machine. I am currently having some software issues that have basically leffft my regular machine unuseable. i am working on getting this probelme fixed but it is unclear when that will be at the moment. I did break down and get a small embroidery machine to help get some of my embroidery done but until my regular machine gets fixed i will not be able to make anymore Cuddle plushies, Squid pillows or xtra large ponies. I am still able to make my minichibi style plushies, regular size ponies and dice bags and such. I do believe I have all current commission plush faces done so it should not be too much of a problem for now.
Now Commission udpates and such:
- your 2 Blues are finished. i just need you to note me your shipping addy please. Shipping wiìbe someday next week - will not know which day until I get back to Arkansas.
- your 2 pocket plushies ( neko Armin and regular Annie ) are finished. Your cuddle Plush Eren - I am finishing up the embroidery on the jacket and cloak ither Monday or Tuesday and then hope to get to his hair, ears and tail by Wednesday. Your Cuddle Plush Armin - Outfit and hat finished and on plush. Finishing up his blanket and backpack hopefully by wednesday.
both of your girls are finished - I just need confirmation on your shipping address please. you can send it to me in a note.
so sorry for the long wait - finally gotall of his fabrics in. have his under clothes done - tweaking the pattern forhis over jacket to make it fit him better. Hope to have his accessories and hair patterned out and ready to sew by Thursday this coming week. Your pocket plush is dressed - just needing shoes, accessories and hair to finish.
I will be begining on Sebastian on either Thursday or Friday. His embroidery is done.
your boys have shipped and should hopefully be with you now!
Leo and Edward are finished. Airy just needs her wings, stockings and hair. Slurpuff is all cut out and sewn finally - just needs to be stuffed. Slyph has been started - trying to work out the "leaves for her clothes and around her head. Pricsilla is mostly dressed - still working out her tail and the horn like things on her forehead. And Yun Fang is finally dressedhow I like so I hope to finish up her accessories, hair and shoes this week sometime. Please letme know if I missed one - I do not have my regular notebook with me on my triip so i am going mostly by memory!
I have the Bonnie Ears headbnd done but I need to talk to you about the rest of your prizes and trades - Mainly about your embroidery and all - and figuring out a timeframe on which you would like first and everything. I hope to begin on all of them as soon as i get my xmas stuff for family and all done so I would like to work out thier time frame as soon as possible
All other trades and prizes are still being worked on - slowly but surely. I will be contacting a few of you in the next week or two to check on shipping addresses.
Other Important Updates:
There will be NO Xmas Plush Giveaway this year! Sorry guys but I amso far behind already and with my continued health problems there is just no way I feel comfortable ommitting to a giveawys and then making you wait forever for a plush. i plan to do a few surprise FREE Giveaways to my watchers over the course of next year - these will be just random watcher giveaways and will be held randomly throughout the year.
I will not be taking Commission next year either. I am sorry guys but this year has been hell and I really do not want to put myself in this position again- I do NOT need the stress. I will still be plushing but it will mostly be on some personal projects, some trades with friends and just on some stuff i have been putting off over and over to work on plushies for others. i will be selling at a fewconventions next year as well as totally restocking myetsy store with ready made plush.
I am just starting to get really run down and not really enjoying sewing and such at the moment. I won't be leaving DA or anything but I will be taking few if any commissions for quite a while.
so i think that is it for now - if I forgot a commission please let me know. also if you would like more up to date updates please like my Facebook page (link can be found on my profile page here) - i am on FB aàleast once a day.
Again thanks for your time in reading this and for your continued patience with me