Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Upcoming shop goodness!

Thank you to all those who stopped in the shop to have a look. There's not a whole lot of items in there now but there will be!

I thought I would show you the little postcards of The Teller Queen sketch. They come signed by me with any purchase of $30 or more (obviously without the copyright watermark across them).

Here's a list of new items I plan to blog about and have in the shop in the next 2 months!

This week - Pixie Pillow Talk with holiday and Twilight themed pillow packs (more details on this later in the week).

10/5 through 10/9 - Pumpkin week! Pumpkin photos and hand sculpted-hand painted pendants of pumpkins and other spooky things.

10/12 through 10/23 - Halloween versions of Edward, Alice, Jacob and Jasper dolls!

10/26 through 10/30 - Victoria doll and doll accessories (this one is going to be hilarious!)

11/2 through 11/6 - Carlisle, Bella and Rosalie paintings

11/9 through 11/13 - Emmett and Esme paintings

11/16 through 11/29 - Shop closed for Utah New Moon Experience (which I will be selling my merchandise at) and Thanksgiving.

11/30 through 12/4 - Ornaments and quilled cards just in time for Christmas!

12/14 - Do your Christmas shopping! If you order by the 18th, your merchandise will make it to you by Christmas Eve.

I'm very excited about this! Hope to see you in the shop!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Grand Opening of The Black Pumpkin Today + Unveiling of Chew Toy!

Our Little Unreliable Vampire hears something in the bushes with his super vampire hearing...

Oh! Who could that good-looking plushie be?

It's Chew Toy!! Little Vamps' only love. ♥
And she's gone and gotten massacred by some random mythological creature... again.

It's okay, Chew Toy.... you can always count on your handsome vampire doll to make everything all better. ♥

So the grand opening has officially started in the shop!

I've listed 5 "Little Unreliable Vampires", 3 "Chew Toys", 2 "Tiny Dancers" and 2 "Pup Boys".

There are 2 Edward dolls with big, chunky thrifted blue-grey bottons, 1 with big, chunky, thrifted silver buttons and 2 with small blue stock buttons (these dolls cost a little less because these smaller buttons aren't as unique).

For examples, see below...

Presenting the Bella Swan inspired doll = Chew Toy!

Here is her official description:

Inspired by Bella Swan from the Twilight Saga, this little lady is called Chew Toy! As the heroine/sometimes damsel in distress, she can get pretty chewed up and torn apart by vampires, werewolves and other monsters out to get her.

She features a strawberry shaped body (for Bella's strawberry shampoo), iconic green shirt like in the movie, a removable scarf for staying warm in chilly Forks, skinny jeans with a little fray at the bottom, and arms and legs that button on and off so that you can be all the king's horses and all the king's men and put Bella back together again!

All the Chew Toy (Bella) and Tiny Dancer (Alice) dolls are similar in material color and face. Button colors for Chew Toy may vary but will, of course, coordinate with her outfit. =)

I'm also in the process of listing my Twilight inspired prints so they will be available too!

Yay for shop openings!!!!!
*throws confetti and serves everyone hot apple cider and pumpkin-cream cheese cupcakes*

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Frayed Skinny Jeans + Time for Grand Opening

Limbs everywhere!

Getting ready to button these onto their owners...

I just love how this part wasn't planned but worked out perfectly anyway. The denim fabric I bought for the Bella legs came frayed at the top and bottom edges of the bolt so I was able to give her a cute, worn-in look to her "skinny" jeans.

Here is the original concept drawing I did at the beginning of the summer. As you can see, a few things have changed since then, but I'm sure you will love the finished product!

And be sure to be there or be square -
the grand opening of my shop will be tomorrow at
4:30pm PST/7:30pm EST.

I will post pictures and details of the finished dolls tomorrow, here on my blog.

See you then!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Strawberry Backside

Just wanted to give you a preview of the Bella inspired doll, Chew Toy. This is her backside sans appendages.

I wanted her body shape to be reminiscent of a strawberry since we all know Bella prefers strawberry scented shampoo. =)

I will have an update here tomorrow with the exact time of the grand opening for the shop. I'm thinking it will be around 4-ish.

Can't wait for Friday! Hope to see you all there!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Mark Your Calendars!

Hello Black Pumpkin fans!! How I've missed you so!

I've been away from The Black Pumpkin for awhile. First there was TwiCon, then there was about 6 weeks of my day job's 2nd busy season, but now I'm free to work on Black Pumpkin stuff until spring of next year. YAY!

TwiCon was a success!! I sold out of my Little Unreliable Vampire Dolls, introduced my hand-sculpted pendants (which I will blog about in the near future) and collected a huge mailing list of anxious fans waiting to see what other Twilight treasures I have in store and wanting to get their hands on more dolls! Don't worry - more on my official store opening, including more dolls and such, later in this post.

For now, here's a few pictures. You can view my official TwiCon Recap with tons more pictures on my personal blog, FeyaVanya's Thoughts.

I must add that some of these pictures were taken by the queen TwilightMOMs News blogger herself, Amy and some (most of which have her mark on them) were taken by photographer extraordinaire Heather of Heather Gardner Photography and Fire and Ice who also happened to be one of my roommates and my booth partner at the con.

The above picture of the booth was featured on Reelz Channel's review of the convention

Our fabulous booth

Dolls all posed and looking cute

All the Little Unreliable Vampires sold out quickly!

Wall o' banners

Our booth team: Heather, Me, Brock and Curt from Positive Music and Downloads

Our booth volunteers: Lauralee and Amy D.

I was inspired by So You Think You Can Dance's famous Ramalama Bang Bang dance (it is my favorite EVER!) for my hair and make-up and wore my Steampunk Gothic black dress from the last vampire ball I went to - gotta get good use out of it, right?

The Volturi Ball was fabulous! Best night of dancing and costuming I've had in a long time.

Good News!!!

Next up, I have some good news that some of you have been waiting for for a LONG time. My official shop opening will be this Friday, September 25th!! I don't know the exact time yet but will be sure to give you a fair enough warning. It will probably be in the late afternoon PST. I will update later this week about it.

I will have some Little Unreliable Vampires (Edwards), 2 Pup Boys (Jacobs with the chapter heading tee), 2 Tiny Dancers (Alice with the apple body) and a new doll inspired by Bella called "Chew Toy".

I'm still trying to work out the logistics of her arms and legs, but basically they will be removable because, as the heroine/sometimes damsel in distress, she can get pretty chewed up so you can be all the king's horses and all the king's men and put her back together again! Ha ha! Check back later this week as I will post a picture of her concept drawing. It's hilarious.

Getting ready to dive into some Little Unreliable Vampires again. These chunky, vintage buttons I found for their pea coats are deliciously cute. =)

Looking forward to Friday!!