Plush-a-holic

Hey...it's me Dawn from www.LookWhatICanDo.etsy.com. I am a self proclaimed Plush-a-holic soooo (meaning I love to make stuffed creatures and collect other handmade ones)I thought why not name my blog that. So I did. I will be sharing my thoughts, the works of other artists I think are amazing, tidbits about my family and my life and of course Plush creations (Love=Creatures) by myself and those that inspire me.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

I've Been Fightin' for tomorrow all my life....






http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHWByjoQrR8
You gotta listen to this if you have not already...it totally makes me smile and feel empowered....
Happy Weekend....

Thursday, November 06, 2008

SUPERMAGGIE order is getting oh so very close to being done.




Cloud and above Owls for my almost finished Supermaggie order....

Oooooooohhhhh....I just can't seem to have the time to sew right now. I get 10 minutes here...15 minutes there...do dishes...change a diaper...run life errands...you know toilet paper, diapers, wipes, food, gas, bank.....then the evening comes a long and I am wiped out. Lately I am forcing myself to at least make progress. Oh how you forget how much work a new baby is until you have one again. Don't get me wrong...it is also loads of fun. Reading books, tummy time, singing, baby babble, tickle time...Soren loves to be tickled...he is really such a happy and easy baby but now weighs 21 lbs at 6 1/2 months...my biceps are very tired. Anywho...if I am being lame to anyone or you think I am a flake I apologize but that's how it is right now for me. Oh and this last weekend I was hit hard with exhaustion which made my Sarcoidosis flair up. Did you know Bernie Mac had Sarcoidosis? So...even though most of the time I feel normal sometimes when I over do it I cause my body to be hit hard and it takes awhile to recover. I get so exhausted I can hardly manage anything, which causes depression, anxiety and I get shaky have tunnel vision and feel like I will collapse. It's not fun but it could be worse. As long as I take better care of myself and avoid stress or at least manage my stress I am good. So....that's what's up with me. Still totally celebrating the Obama win...so amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

Here are a few Flickr favs of late
So so so good
gorgeous
inspiring and I'm a vegetarian...
I just love this
I want one of her pieces sososososos badly.....
I am witness to genius
I had a dream about Wilfredo
I am a big big fan
Soren would look amazing in this hat in this color
I have thought about doing plush black eyes but this one is just soooo sooo good
I am a huge fan

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Barack Obama brings back the hope for America!!!


(original obama image by shepard fairey)
obeygiant.com/

I am in so much awe of our great nation today. Last night when they declared Obama as our new President Elect I actually had to flip thru all the channels to make sure it was really happening. At the time we were watching the Jon Stewart show and Jon announced it and we heard him say it and we looked at each other in utter amazement and awe. This is the most emotional political event that I have ever experienced. I can feel the hope of our nation and the future of our great country no longer feels hopeless like it did a short time ago. The number of voters that turned out and cast their ballots, the amount of time some of them had to wait to exercise their right, the youth vote and it's immense power all of it just bathes me in awe. I am not a black/African American person but I get what this means for our country. For the first time in our history we have the chance to live in a nation where the color of your skin does not determine your destiny...that is so HUGE! Our 7 year old daughter got to vote at her school and only 12 kids voted for McCain...12 and our 7 year old daughter was actually excited and felt very empowered that Obama won. Obama's speech was off the charts...it moved me to tears many times and brought so much joy to my heart. Even as I was watching John McCain's concession speech, which was so heart felt, I was inspired as he called all American's to come together and turn the nation around.
'I am very proud to be an American and I am very proud to have Barack Obama as the next President of the United States. Hope is alive and well and I for one could not be more awe struck and filled with joy. I am proud of you America....WE DID IT!!!!'

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Every Vote counts...make a difference...I did!!!