Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Funny how time flies! It has been almost a year since I logged into my blog and poured out my thoughts, likes, dislikes and pics onto the web. Life has just been trucking along, things are just kind of the same old, same old. Wow, my life sounds boring hey! Whatever!
Hmm, now what to talk about? How about some things from the pass year. My son excelled in soccer this year and his team won silver. We all got a year older. :P
We've had a short summer full of mosquitoes. Gave up on the fight of lawn weeds. My poor apple tree again decided not to produce apples. :(
I finally got to see Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Did some ziplining (awesome, fun!). School starts next week. Everyone is still happy and healthy.
Once school starts I hope to get back to my many projects, blogging, Etsy and maybe finding a part time job...easier said than done.
Peace and love to all.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sweet Autumn

The beautiful autumn is here. Last weekend was Thanksgiving weekend and so we decorated the house for Halloween with my collection of soft stuffed rubber characters including witch who is sitting on a broom flying over our front door, a greeting ghoul, vampire pirate, cute skeleton, little bat, and a rat.

When the colder tempertures move in I like to have cinnamon scents around the house but I ran out of my favorite cinnamon oil and the store had sold out as well. So I went onto Etsy and Ebay looking for some good quality stuff and found a listing of Bath Body Works warmer oils. So I looked into it further and found their website and was so happy to discover that there is a store in the local mall that is only ten minutes away from me. Oh! It was awesome! We spent 45 minutes smelling all the candles and I ended up getting 5 different oils to burn on my warmers. I highly recommend the scent Autumn, reminds me of a small town gift shop like the one in Canmore, Alberta called The Willow Shop.

A plushie update, I have 3 gray cats, 3 black cats and 2 skeletons which I should have done this weekend. The skeletons have a new body shape and are different from the ones I used to make.

I wanted to mention that I have been having a problem with people looking for free plushies for blog reviews, donations, and charity events. It became so bad that I was getting these requests about 3 times a day. Come on people! If I handed a free plushie out everytime I was asked I wouldn't have a shop. I guess some craft people are goulible enough to give free things out that this has become a job for people, a new way to get things for nothing, easier than entering a contest...? Who knows? But please don't ask me anymore, its not gonna happen.

I would add some photos to this post but I have a new laptop, our first and I don't know how to use it yet. My ten year old has been showing me some stuff on it. LoL

Does anyone know how to put your cat on a successful diet? Mine has been on diet food for months and we are not see any results. The first diet food we tried, he gained weight so we took that food back and got another kind which has kept him at the same weight now. We wish there was a treadmill for cats. He gained weight once we brought the puppy home. He stopped running around playing with his little mice and just sat around keeping an eye on the dog. He is 3 1/2 years old.

I should get off of here and finish up those plushies for you and do a little xmas shopping. I have to run to ToysRUs and get the 3rd Brickober minifig for my son. He is so Lego crazy, he is loving the new online game Lego Universe that just came out last friday for some users but doesn't really launch for everyone until October 26.

I'm so sorry for the blah blah is really quiet around here these days... :)))

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Brrr! The cold came early this year. I've got my ducky slippers on, 3 shirts and a hoodie. Every year I don't turn our furnace on until Oct.1 or later, but I don't think I can wait. I think I'll make some frozen pizza's for dinner to help warm up the house, before snuggling down with my hubby and watch Big Brother tonight. Yes, I enjoy watching the mind games people play in the house.
I've gotten so cold today that I stopped working on 22 plushies that I started. Some owls, baby owls, creepies, sasquatches and poop plushies. I hope to add more plush kitties once I find the pattern....yes, Miss Clean and Organized lost her pattern. There will be black and grey kitties arriving soon.

Keep your eye out for them at the gush4plush Etsy shop.

I'm giving you some Sugar...I mean, here is a new photo of Sugar our little sweet dog. Aww, I love her name! Give me some Sugar, Sugar Booger, Sweet Sugar and she is the color of white sugar and brown sugar. Totally Sweet!

Enjoy the fall colors outside, home cooked hearty meals and maybe a slice of apple pie or two. ♥

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Raining Buckets

It's been raining buckets the last couple of days, off and on with thunder and lightening. So with the bad weather my son stayed indoors for most of the day yesturday, took a break from video games and made some homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies. This was the first time that he really got it all together with very little supervision and oh my, they were there's only 4 cookies left. Yup, I'm feeling a little fat today.

I thought with my blog post I should splash some cuteness around and so here's a few pictures I snapped today, our little Sugar who was settling down for some shut eye.

Next is our cat in one of his favorite spots, the basket by the door that is up on a table where Sugar can't bug him.

He was trying to sleep too, he didn't like the camera in his face.

Here is a sneak peek of what I'm working plush kitties. They still need the ears sewn and stuffed. I wanted to make black, grey and brown kitties too but to my surprise I've ran out of those colors.

I'll have these kitties available in my shop gush4plush sometime this week.
It is getting close to midnight and I'm starting to I bid you goodnight!

Monday, June 28, 2010


I've got some pics for you to enjoy and a little story with each one. First, tomorrow is the last day of school for my son and this is what he is giving to his teacher. The little Inspire dish is from an Etsy shop called Wise Impressions a great dish for paper clips, jewelry, push pins, etc and my son picked out this little cute Russ cat plushie. My son says his teacher has been the funniest one he has ever had. Best Teacher Ever!

A couple of weekends ago we went out into the country exploring the small nearby towns and we stumbled apon a garage sale. I found this tiny white baby deer figurine for only 25cents.

Today, I planted these yellow superbells and purple lobelias in some turquoise buckets I had. I hung them on my son's clubhouse/shed. I did want window boxes made but to save money I used what I had and I think they turned out great. My son on the other hand gave me a look. He didn't want any flowers on his clubhouse. But it looks so happy!

Here are some pics of our pets that I took yesturday, they were kind of posing for me. :)

It almost looks like, the pup is hiding behind the cat, then switches sides getting ready to jump the cat. The cat gives her that look, I see you!

Be Happy Everyone! Enjoy the Little Things!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Seed in the Wind

Time passes, like a seed in the wind.

Since my last post, we celebrated our puppy Sugar's first birthday on May 25th. I made her this birthday hat, it didn't stay on for long but long enough to snap a picture.
Happy Birthday Sugar!!!

The next day I got my first tattoo. I love it! Love it! Love it! Love it! I'm not sure about sharing it with you all due to possible unwanted negative comments about tattoos, etc. I've wanted it since I was 16-17 yrs old. I feel proud and complete with my tattoo, absolutely no regrets. My 10 yr old thinks its pretty cool and my hubby thinks its hot! ♥

Last week was very exciting for gush4plush, one of my plushies made it to Etsy's front page thanks to a red and turquoise Treasury made by Zhivana Designs. It was like my shop came out of the shadows for everyone to see. It has been over 2 years since I was on Etsy's front page and it was usually in the middle of the night.

I am currently working on more plush owls and I'm finishing up about 30 organic catnip fish cat toys for our feline friends out there. The catnip I use is organic and has some power to it! I opened the bag of catnip and set it down and my cat came from the other end of the house, walking with his head in the air "sniffing"away. He knew there was catnip somewhere... "Meow"

Lunchtime...gotta run, mawh!

Friday, April 30, 2010

What's up!

It was my birthday last week...and I guess you would call me pre-middle aged. ICK! I still look young-ish for my age I think...? LOL

Anyways, my husband got me a gift certificate to get my first tattoo!!! I am SO excited about it!!! I've wanted a tattoo for years but now I'm stuck on which tattoo to get. I really like Ambigrams of my husband and son's name, a bat or a tribal design....I'll update on what I decide.
My little sister who had good intentions sent me tiny small scraps of Japanese fabrics, thinking I could use them on my plushies. I personally love cute patterned fabrics and had no use for the ones she sent me. I felt bad that she spent so much on shipping them to me (Canada Post is ridiculously expensive) so I decided to make a mini quilt for her little brown Chihuahua that she just adopted and I will mail it back as a surprise. Here is the 20" X 20"inch quilt that I whipped up. I'm no quilt maker but this turned out surprising good and my pup gave it the puppy approval. She plopped down on it as I was finishing it with the yarn ties.

I was going to get started on some plushies today but first I need to clean up the army men my son has all over my work table. It is cute how kids organize and set up their toys sometimes...

Don't forget to check out what plushies are available in my shop , great for gift giving or just displaying to show your plushie love...

Saturday, April 17, 2010


What a gorgeous weekend we are having, temperatures up to 24C. I've got to get some sun on my white chicken legs that have been hiding all winter.

What do I mean by re-vamping? Well, re-vamping my life I guess. I have been on this purging stuff and completing things that I wanted to get done for years. Such as tiling, interior painting, organizing, decorating, etc.

I did made time to make this bear plushie with the help of my son, who helped me design the bear. Cute hey!?
And this is my new version of a kitty cat plush. I'm SO happy with it!!!!!! I have 2 more I'll be adding today or tomorrow to my Etsy shop.
Going to pry my butt out of this chair and enjoy the fresh spring air. :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's all about Green

It is the first gloomy rainy day this year and it is St. Patrick's Day. Our dog is unsure about the rain this morning, she is just standing around sniffing the air, getting wet and not doing her business.

The green grass is starting to appear. About 80% of the snow in the yard has melted away but unfortunately the weather forecast is saying snow for tomorrow...err!

For my son's St. Patrick's Day at school, he wore a huge 3 ft long green tie to school. It is so silly and SO him. :)

Yesturday my husband surprised me with a bunch of gorgeous red roses. He was so cute about it...♥

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Bunny Rescue

Aww, she is SO cute!
Ta, Ta, Bad little pup! She found this tiny stuffed bunny which is usually on a shelf in my son's room but the shelf was taken down when we painted his room last weekend. The bunny came from the Easter Bunny last year. So I had to wait to rescue the bunny or our pup would have wanted to play tug of war with it. She eventually let go and left it at the back door.

I'm going to try a new creative idea with clay. A natural clay that does not need an oven or kiln to harden. We'll see if it works out...
Here is one of the Sasquatch Yeti plushies that have arrived in the shop...
Made in a rich soft chocolate color fleece. Visit gush4plush on Etsy to see more super cute plushies.

Sorry, I'm not the best blogger, not sure what else I could type or that sounds interesting...mmmm...I'll just ramble...I ripped out the flooring in one of our bathrooms to tile. I've got cupcakes and a birthday cake to make thursday and friday for my son's birthday. My son is home sick today...Rare! :(