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Desktop Feltidermy and how they came about!

Lions and tigers and feltidermy, Oh my!

I know I’ve been a bit absent from the blog again the past couple of weeks, but now you can see one reason why. Alright, yes, I’ve also been enjoying the spring we’ve been having…but also creating! For about the last week the new desktop feltidermy pieces have had most of my attention.

The desktop felidermy came about from a custom request. The request was for 2 tigers (pictured above) looking like they are leaping out of the plaque. Well, of course I loved this idea, but I had to figure out how to make it work. I spent a couple days just researching images of tigers leaping, jumping, diving and well anything but standing still. After I finally had that stuck in my head I started building my pattern, once I had it ready all I had to do was get to cutting and stitching. I started stitching the first tiger and the shape was exactly what I wanted, they were just a bit small for the size I needed.

*light bulb moment*

Desktop Feltidermy!

Now I just had to figure out how to make them stand on their own. Notice how I said “just” haha… I thought about how to make them stand as I was stitching, browsing the hardware store, walking the dog, cooking dinner, watching the new season opener of Doctor Who, I think even while sleeping. I finally did figure it out and I was still able to attach the plush to the wood as usual, the stand just cover my hardware for attaching. Believe me, these guys and their stands are not separating!

So yeah, that’s what I’ve been up to…Now to hope that everyone else loves them as much as I do! You can find them in my Etsy shop.

I hope you are all having a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

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First Collaboration

This feltidermy is a collaboration between myself and my husband, Shannon. He does sketches that he calls sketchmonsters and paintings too. This feltidermy is based on his alien sketchmonster painting, pictured above with the feltidermy! We worked out the pattern together, then Shannon painted the plaque and  I stitched up the monster head and mounted it.

We hope to be doing another one in the near future. You can find the Alien Monster Feltidermy by clicking on the photo at the top of this post or in my shop!

I’m having a hard time adjusting to the time change this week. Today I was up at 4:15! I don’t think my brain is processing this “spring forward” thing correctly. *yawn*

I hope you’re all adjusting well. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Something a Little bit Different

Today I introduced the first Unibunny Feltidermy to my Shop!

The unibunny is a small woodland creature from the island of Mythalogia. They claim to have many magical powers that come from the horn on their small heads. Some of these claims involve the creation of moss, and rainbows. The unibunnies also claim to be responsible for the creation of the first jelly bean.

* No actual unibunnies were harmed in the making of this feltidermy*

I’m so happy to be back to feeling like myself again! I’ve been fighting a cold for the last month…finally this week I seem to be over it (knock on wood).

Tomorrow I hope to have a new collection of Feltidermy Brooches available!

Hooray for for Spring being on the way, colds going away and the start of many new creations!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!

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Valentines Shipping Sale at Girlsavage!

I’m having a Valentines Shipping Sale in my Etsy shop!

~United States Customers~
Small Feltidermy and all plush ship free USPS Priority Mail!
Large Feltidermy ship USPS Priority Mail for 1/2 price!
~International Customers~
All items ship First Class International for 1/2 price!

All shipping prices have already been adjusted for you, so you won’t have to wait for a refund!

Get a feltidermy or plush for someone special, who could of course be yourself!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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A Peek into my Work Space

Everyone is always interested in where people work. So, today I thought I would post a couple pics of where I do all of this computer fun stuff from.

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I know, not real exciting, huh? But, that little green chair is where I am sitting right now writing this. It is where I do all my photo editing, listings for my shop, and hanging out on Twitter. What I am excited about today, is that I finally got my “Etsy art wall” hung. I hope to add more to it as I collect more art from my favorites on Etsy!

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Bunny with Etsy sign was a birthday gift last year from my brother-in-law nism.etsy.com

The fawn and Nessy little paintings, I did one weekend for fun.

Wee Woodland- Baby Fox by mossywoodlane.etsy.com

Hi, I’m Sqwhale by PhillippeBurrito.etsy.com

Hi Mr. Cypress Tree plaque by hitree.etsy.com

Bunny Bike (Silkscreen Print) by sarahogren.etsy.com

Bunny Rabbit 48 Feltidermy, Large by me!

I plan to rotate feltidermy on the wall, just so I can enjoy them a little before they go off to their new homes. One day I hope to fill that whole wall with Etsy art!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed your little peek into my workspace. I hope you all have a great weekend!

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The new Little Squirrel has a Name!

The new little squirrel has had quite a week. First of all we decided that she is definitely a girl, she’s just too cute not to be! She has had lots of meetings with Chippy about what being the squirrel  about town will involve. She has also spent time meeting all the other plush and feltidermy.

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Here she is with the newest feltidermy,  the Medium Eight Point Buck Feltidermy.

We would all like to thank everyone for  submitting their ideas for her name! There was one that stood out to us as soon as we saw it. Thank you to Jessica of  PlushroomSoup, she gave the suggestion of the name P.Nut and is our winner! The name P.Nut really couldn’t be more fitting for this little squirrel!

Thanks again and please stop by tomorrow to see P.Nut’s first adventure to Chicago Ribfest!

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Etsy Finds: Felt So Good

I’m so excited, one of my feltidermy got featured in Etsy Finds today in The Storque!

etsyfindsfeltsogoodWhat a nice way to start the week! Thanks Alison, aka  TeenAngster !

I recently received more exciting news about feltidermy. Frankie Magazine is running the article on feltidermy in their newest issue! I hope to get a copy of it sometime this week, I’ll show images of it after I get it. I feel like Navin R. Johnson (Steve Martin) in The Jerk when the new phone books arrive!

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A very nice feature on Feltidermy!

Lisa of Lou Lou & Oscar has posted the sweetest feature on myself and feltidermy on her blog!

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I am so flattered that she even wanted to interview me! You can read the whole thing here on her blog.

Speaking of feltidermy, you can find a new, larger than normal sized Fawn Feltidermy in the shop today! Here’s a peek at what it looks like.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Feltidermy featured on Cuteable today!

cuteable3-6-09The Embossed Rhino Feltidermy that I finished yesterday is featured on Cuteable’s Flickr Friday! What a great way to start my Friday! Here’s a larger view of this feltidermy.

embossedrhinoThere are a couple more feltidermy that have been added to my shop this week.

I love pygmy goats! If I had a little farm land I would have a few of my own. I just had to make a Pygmy Goat Feltidermy!

pygmygoatAlso new this week is a Bunny Rabbit Feltidermy that is just in time for spring and St. Patrick’s Day….in chartreuse green of course!

bunny36You can also find this one in my Etsy shop.

I made black bean and tofu enchiladas last night. They were really yummy! I’ll try to get the recipe written up today so I can post it for you this weekend. It has been warming up around here the past couple days, but it looks like rain for this weekend. If we get our rainy weekend I’ll be posting here and working on new items for the shop…if not, I’ll be out goofing off!
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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all have a great weekend!

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Southwest Flavors

I have a new recipe for you today! I get so tired of spending so much money on prepackage food. Besides having to spend so much on such a small amount of food, you really can’t be that sure of what all is in it. There are some Southwest Rice Patties that I really like from Morning Star brand, but a package cost $4.99 for 4 patties! I much prefer making up food from scratch at home…it really is less expensive and I know exactly what is in my food. Most of these ingredients are ones that I keep on hand in the pantry anyway.

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~Southwest Black Bean Patties~

1 cup brown rice

2 cups chicken stock…I like to make my own and keep it in the freezer

1Tbs Olive Oil, plus more for cooking up the patties later

1/2 of 1 small onion, diced

1 Large clove garlic, minced

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

3-4 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp. chili powder

dash of cinnamon

salt & pepper to taste

1/2 can  corn with chilis, drained

1/2 cup bread crumbs

1 beaten egg……this is used for a binder, vegans if you know of something else that could be used, please let us know. 🙂

Heat 2 cups of stock with brown rice until boiling. Once boiling, cover and turn down heat to low and cook for 25-30 minutes depending on your rice. When cooked, fluff and turn out into a large bowl to cool.

Next: Heat olive oil in a frying pan on med/low heat, add onions and cook til transparent, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, black beans and spices, mix well and cook for a few minutes. Add corn and salt & pepper to taste.

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Mix all together and add to cooling rice. Let set for just a few minutes to cool further. Mix in your bread crumbs and beaten egg.

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Form with damp hands into patties. This recipe will make 11-12 patties.

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Cook these a few at a time, for a few minutes on each side, until golden brown.

swcookingpattiesWe like to eat these on warmed wheat tortillas with fresh spinach, cheese, sour cream and salsa. 1 to 1/2 patties per person is plenty for a satisfying dinner.

swpattieontortillaYou could serve these anyway that sounds good to you! Avocado on these is delicious!

There are so many other possibilities for this once you have the basics of this recipe. It all depends on what you want. Another plus of this recipe is that it really didn’t cost that much to make. It cost under $4.00 and made enough patties that we were able to freeze 8 patties after feeding the 2 of us. Now we have an easy go to dinner ready to heat up in a pan any night of the week.

Now, for one more southwest flavor today…There is a turquoise jackalope feltidermy in the shop today!

jackalope32cuJackalope 32 Feltidermy

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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