this makes me laugh in a very genuine way. good times.


I don’t ask for much…other than bubble tea, green tea lattes (or lattes in general…or anything iced), or toys, or craft supplies…hmm. maybe i do as for a lot. ok lemme start over.

I ask for a lot. I know, I have wants. But in my best Morrissey impression, please please please let me get what i want this time. and this time it’s this bike. Electra Bike’s Gypsy 3i Cruiser. I mean, look at the basket!! That’s how I want to cruise around town with the jellybean in tow. *le sigh*

Salty Not Sweet Handmade Boutique Reopening & The Great Reveal!

So what have I been doing the first half of 2011, you may ask? I was busy…being awesome. Besides watching the wee one become a real kid (seriously, when did she get so big??) and creating smaller plushes (bunnipus’), I was busy making a huge project for….
So last Saturday, May 21st, the Salty ladies re-opened their wonderful shop in Ohio City (2074 W. 25th) with a grand opening par-tay! The hubs & I went to show our support….and to see the window art installation plush they so kindly displayed for their big event!

here’s me feeling dorky standing in front of it
and again, me feeling dorky, standing behind it…with a celebratory Yuengling.
stay classy.
Everything looked so great in the shop! There were all sort of great handmade goods, new vintage pieces, products showing Ohio some love, cute jewelry, super yummy smelling Terre Verde Soap & Candle Co. products, letterpress/handmade (and hilarious) cards…the list goes on!

We stayed long enough for me to snag a pair of button earrings & record hair clips, though I had my eye on so much more. Alas, we had a babysitter to relieve & a bambina to watch over. I plan on going back really, really soon.

It’s great to see that area of town getting a facelift & much needed economic boost. I’m also partial to that area since we lived in Ohio City for a short period of time right after our big move from Philly (where I shortly discovered a month later I was expecting…but that’s a story for another time & another blog.)

If you live in the Cleveland area, I suggest you get your tushes down to see the shop. It’s only a block away from the historic West Side Market and right next door to the equally cool Room Service shop.

Oh, and after the plushes have run their course in the windows, they will be available for sale through the shop. Just want to put that out there 🙂

Happy New Year!!

bhc 3
Originally uploaded by sweetfructose

Ok so I may be a little late, but if it helps i’ve been posting a lot…in my mind. It just never quite makes it onto the interwebs. Teehee. anyways, I’ve been crazy busy, not only with the wee queen jellybean, but with a big crazyawesome project. so stay tuned.

For now, here are my bunnypus’. Handsewn in the first 2 weeks of the year. My resolution this year was to knock out 2 creations in the first month, and the rest of the year, use a vision board for short and long term goals. Done and Done.

More good stuff to come! xoxo

Plush You Seattle 10.08.10

Is it okay if I get mushy? well, okay, allow me a little mush. I feel really, really fortunate to not only have been accepted once, but twice to Plush You in Seattle. *sniffle*, sigh. My bambina was still crawling about, still formulating her plan to take over the world. And now? well, let’s just say that the old adage of children being like the sea & never turning your back on either, still rings true. Okay, so I heard it from Kindergarten Cop, it’s no less true.

If you are in the Seattle area, the Plush You! Seattle show opens tonight, October 8th, with a sure to be funtimes opening party at Schmancy (1938 2nd Avenue) from 5pm to 9pm. The show will run for a month, until November 11th. Amazing plushies from over 100 artists from around the world will be on display at Fancy, Schmancy, & Nancy. Last year, my plush showed at Bluebottle Gallery, and this year, my sweet treats will be showing at Nancy, Schmancy’s sister store. If you cannot make it, never fear, you can at least view my submissions HERE, on my flickr set. Though if you do find yourself there, PICTURES, Please!! I’ll be your best friend, or at least I’ll be that friend who doesn’t post weird passive aggressive messages in her Facebook status & doesn’t clog up your timeline with items about Farmville.

I wish I could be there in person, but with a wee person with a runny nose & a move on the horizon, it was a no go. Maybe one day I’ll have ficticious free time & someone else’s bank account to descend on Seattle & buy everything in Schmancy…and Big Fun. One can dream 🙂

X-posted from cinnamonsugarhearts

meet hubbabubbapus

meet hubbabubbapus
Originally uploaded by sweetfructose

octopus gumball eating machine. he’s got a gold front sweettooth for all things yummy, even if they kinda look like him. makes him no nevermind. you are what you eat, and one day he popped his top. at least he’ll always have his sweet gummy octoballs company, and a safety lolli for any drops in sugar levels


Originally uploaded by sweetfructose

furry monster coming soon to the shop 🙂


coming soon!


mmmm…my name is franz. i’m a delicious, char-grilled cephalopod.
fresh lettuce, juicy tomatoes, melted cheese…mmm, how could you not love me?
wait..wait…that wasn’t an invitation to a bite!!!

oh no!
phew, back on the plate, but still delicious.

new stuff…and things. totally.

i won’t let my title sway me into a self-indulgent rant on how my impersonal grammar and speech really hasn’t changed since college (i mean college, the first time around…*art school dropout, holla!* sigh. anyway.) i do realize that things should be capitalized and ellipses should not be used as often as i use them, but seriously look at this… see? didn’t you think something good was coming after that? it has all the drama of an exclamation point without being showy. whoops, i’m veering off subject.

so i’ve decided to make a new blog, while keeping this one for craftiness, making a new one that will be more for my personal junk. Example:

this morning i realized that most of my fav kid shows are directed by Savage Steve Holland, the wonderful man who brought us Better Off Dead & One Crazy Summer, coincedentally 2 post pubescent cusack powerhouse films…etc, etc, etc.)

this way, i can rant the way i’d like when hollywood decides to make or remake films they have no business considering (i warned you all about transformers and gi joe, didn’t i?) and not cloud up the area around my crafty makings. when i think of a proper name for it, i will let you know.

in other news, from the look of this blog, it seems that i have been in some dormant, plush-making slumber, but oh no, i have not. truth is, in between chasing a newly running, 1yr old jellybean


and adapting to life & its constant curveballs, i just havent had the time to take proper pictures of all my creations. even my etsy store is stuck, frozen in time, much like the Oceanic 8, only my shop is stalled in the past holiday season and not 1977, but i digress.

new things are coming. heck, the “new things” have actually been made since new years, and were living in sketches for the past 6 months or so.(and yeah, i said heck. wanna fight about it?). my intent is to make this a proper blog, so as to satisfy myself and my self imposed new years resolutions. soon there will be pics of sketches, works in progress, finished works…yknow, the regular stuff. for now, here is a sneak peak of some cephalopod sweet treats that i will be sending over to a great new local shop, Salty Not Sweet…as soon as i can do some proper packaging of course 🙂
(and again, please excuse the quick pic):

note the books in the backgroud people, we’re deep.

more good things are coming people, of all shapes, sizes, and flavors…[dramatic ellipses]. just be patient with me ♥ ♥