Thursday, June 05, 2008


hey, so...i'm on the etsy plush street team...which is a bunch of people who make plush toys (like me) and sell them on etsy.
you can go here and see.
anyway, there is a new project that came up where we re-create one of our favourite childhood toys...

i was really excited about this, (as you might know) since i just was having a toy crisis recently, and buying all my old toys up.
(i think i'm still going thru it...i just bought two unazukins )

i just finished my project today.
i guess i'm somehow supposed to put it on the plushteam blog, but i don't know how ;)
here's lucky.

lucky n lucky

that's him with lucky on his head.

his body is a bit roundy and not so sharp edged (as the plastic or the wood luckys) but then again, it is plush and not plastic or wood...and i also don't really know how to sew (shh...don't tell anyone.)

here is plush lucky on his roundy-own.

i don't really have a good ending for this blog.
i just wanted to show him to you to see whatcha think....


Tuesday, June 03, 2008


Originally uploaded by tamaravdp

i'm really questioning my sanity.

i have been going through a major toy crisis these days.
desperate to get back some of the old toys i used to play with....

i even bought a few.

today i was putzing around on etsy, when on the front page i saw a plushie doll with these little weeble type dolls behind it.

i fell in love.
(not with the poor girl's plushie, mind you :( sorry...)

i searched frantically to find out what they were and discovered that they are not so easy to find...


i discovered that not only are they really, really cute, but their heads nod "yes" or "no" when you ask it a question...sort of like the magic 8 ball, but MUCH cuter...


i did buy one from a website today, but it does not let you pick which one you will get.
and i am SO partial to certain ones.

but i got one anyway.
(shhh...don't tell my husband)

i begged him to buy me one that i really want from ebay.
where it costs twice as much!

i hate how sometimes ebay just has you by the cojones...

i cannot wait to get it, and if you'd like to know your future, i will be taking questions for the great unazukin ;)

wii wii wii...all the way home.


today was my 13th day on my wii fit regimen.
and i think it's going pretty well...

13th day

and i think i actually like doing it.
it's just the turning on the thing that needs work ;)

i never do it at the same time everyday, which i should...and get a routine going...
but i HAVE managed to do it everyday for a week.

havent missed a day

i think it's impressed. ;)

i thought i'd make an update now and then to see if this thing is really working...

the more things you do, the more you if you keep working, you unlock new exercises, PLUS you get more wii credit in your piggie.
i have found a couple of the yoga exercises to be favourites...a couple of strength (mostly for torso and abs) and the step and the boxing.

these are just my favourites, as i completely suck at any of the balance games.
i haven't even tried some of them because i'm just that bad.
although, when i started out, i think i could only get 5 soccer balls with my head.
and i think my personal best now is 80? of course pat's is over 300 :P
he's got to rub it in...

but while he was away on a motorbike trip, i got really good at boxing...(well, for a beginner, like....) and tonight he tried it (i suppose because nobody else can be winning ;) )
but he was awful! haha!
and a poor sport too cause he turned it off in the middle of it, so his score wouldn't be kept.
tsk, tsk.
sore loser.

and of course i have to gloat because i NEVER beat him at anything!!!

(insert sinister laugh here)

boxing champion of the house

also, i'm trying to figure out if what you're wearing effects your bmi stuff.
it asks you when you begin for the day if your clothes are light, heavy, or other...whatever other is...but i've been trying all the different ones.
i think when i say i have light clothes on (shorts and a t-shirt) it seems to always say i gained a little.


i like that you can see the chart of your weight and that it tells you every time how much you have till you reach your goal.

bmi chart

i'm going to keep at this.

it took me 4 months to get like this, so i guess it won't come off so quick, eh?
btw, for the record, my "normal" area is looking a little bleak....
i mean if i gain just a couple of pounds, i'll be in the overweight area!

and you KNOW i can't have a pudgy wii.
i'll never hear the end of it after the slagging i gave pat! eep!!!