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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New bunny, New hat to do

After my doctors appointment (while getting my prescriptions filled) I found my perfect witch hat. Green with a veil! I love it. I also got a hat and the stuff to make another center piece in return for a dresser we had given to us.

I have started the wool baby bunny, and I think I am going to felt him. I bet he will look cute all fuzzy.

I will post updated pics of everything soon!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cold, rainy weather and a sick kid....Crocheting day!

Since today is just plain yucky outside weather (Don't get me wrong, I love the rain and I don't mind if being cool, just not good to go out in.) And my daughter woke up with a worse cold, so today we have spent snuggled on the couch watching Dora the Explorer and me crocheting.

I spent today altering my pattern to make a "Baby Morg Bunnyz" this one is going to be 100% wool, hand dyed, and tiny! So far it has a tiny body and tiny head with sleeping eyes. I believe I am going to name this one Narcky ({pronounced nar-key}if a boy) Narcy ({pronounced nar-sea} if a girl) (Narcolepsy) since it is sleeping!

Hopefully done tomorrow with pics! I will do the usual preview and then photo shoot!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Crocheting break, Witch Hats here I come!

I decided in honor of all the Breath taking blogs I have seen over the weekend at the practical magic party, that I wanted to use some the old witch hates laying around my mum house to make into beautiful Witchy center pieces for her table, my table and my sisters bedroom.

So today I am working on those. I am going to take some before and after shots and I will post pictures tonight!

Alright they are all done, so enjoy the pictures! I only glued myself to my cellphone and the spiderwebs once! HAHA

Had fun with the hats and my family before I took them!

3 hats become beautiful witchy center pieces

Hope everyone enjoyed (or is still enjoying) the blog party! At 200+ participants, I am still going through them!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Blogging Party!

First I want EVERYONE to check out the awesome give away that Blue Faerie is having. Check out her blog to see it (her button is on the right, follow this link Dancing with a Spatula Wand!)
I would also love for EVERYONE to check out the amazing give away on Judith's blog (Merlin's Magickal Mistress Follow the link, Merlin's Magickal Mistress )
Another wonderful give-away for this Party is found on Shaiha's blog! Check it out! (Follow the link Shaiha's Ramblings)
Another beautiful blog party entry and give-away can be found on Scrap Vamp's blog! Another must see for us all! (Follow link: Scrap Vamp)

Another great blog that should be visited... Faerie Sage Kitchen, I love how Faerie Sage has taken the time to point out how important symbols are. We all have a symbol attached to us!
We also know every good witch needs her wand in hand and Lenora kindly left me a link to her blog and how to make one... How to make a Wand

In honor of the AMAZING movie and book Practical Magic, I am contributing a picture I made of my favorite part of the movie...

I really don't have much to say, other than this has to be my favorite part of the movie and I wanted to post it somewhere.

I love the spell she does and the fact that she does it to NOT fall in love.
Such a wonderful backfire!

In a man I know the traits I would look for...
  1. Truthful to me and everyone else, no two faced guys
  2. Open minded
  3. Ready for anything, Common lady's when your with a Witch...Anything can happen!
  4. Loving of everything and everyone in my family. Family fights aren't my thing
  5. I want a guy who "fits" 
  6. Love being able to see a guys eyes...I don't like their eyes being hidden
What does everyone else look for in their men? What would you ask for in the spell? Would you cast it to find the guy, or like Sally, Never find him? Would you be as specific as her? "Favorite shape..." Or would you be general like me?

Check out all the blogs participating in this at Practical Magic Party

Next Bunny Begins

Since I have all the special orders done, I am going to work on some random bunnyz I have sketched out for inventory.
I have started with my 100% wool, hand dyed yarn. This bunny looks like it may be the first baby sized Morg Bunnyz!

Since there is no new update other than starting a project I am going to post my recipe for the Broccoli Cheese Soup!

Broccoli Cheese Soup 
  • 2 bags frozen chopped Broccoli
  • 2 cans of cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cans of broccoli cheese soup
  • 3 cups milk
  • Half a block of Velveeta (or equivalent) cheese
  • Chunks of ham
  1. Steam the broccoli (cut small slice in bag and microwave until soft)
  2. Put the 4 cans of soup in a large pot on medium heat until soups are creamy
  3. Chop the half a block of cheese into small pieces and put into soup
  4. Add the milk to the soup and cheese mixture
  5. Add the broccoli and ham to the soup and cheese and milk mixture
  6. Leave on low heat until warmed through
  7. Enjoy!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Meet Schizo, the Masquerade Bunny

Meet the newest addition to the Morg Bunnyz family. Schizo.

The first Female Morg Bunnyz. She was once the most beautiful bunny of them all. She was at a masquerade ball when her boyfriend left her for another bunny. Distressed she felt her heart break (hence the star shaped stitches over her heart). She awoke after having lost her heart to find her arm missing. She quickly put on her Mask and vowed to never show her true face again.
Schizo gets her name from the medical condition because she cannot figure out what are her memories of her past life. She just keeps dancing in her own world of Masquerade music.

Schizo is a special Morg Bunnyz for many reasons. She is the first two colored (body and one ear) bunny, she is the first female bunny, she is also the first bunny with an accessory. Her Mask is hand crocheted with a beaded metal pin connecting her hand to her mask. She has her stitches done in the black shiny yarn, her body and ears are made of yarn that is partial recycled plastic bottles. She has two eyes that are old pearl like buttons.

Her adoption certificate is done too! She is ready for her new home!

Lunch, Sewing, Pictures, Story, and bouncying ideas

Today will hopefully have tons of creative energy. I am going to eat lunch and finish sewing up the newest Morg Bunnyz, and get her photo shoot and story posted.
I need to print off the next two adoption certificates for the Morg Bunnyz to go with the last two finished.
I am also bouncing around ideas for my sketchbook program I am taking part in.
My theme is "Secret Codes."
And tomorrow is the Practical Magic blog party! I am really hoping my daughter sleeps tonight so I can get up and get going on passing some witchy love along to all the blogs!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Masquerade Bunny Preview

Morg Bunnyz newest addition isn't done but I did a preview of it, like with Massacre, to show the buyer what she looks like. She is also the first female Morg Bunnyz.
She doesn't have a name yet (or a story line) but she should be finished tomorrow and ready for her photo shoot!

She has a hand crocheted mask that I created myself without a pattern in pink yarn. She also has two eyes which are old pearl looking buttons.
Her body is also the first of the Morg Bunnyz to have two colors.
She has one arm (and will not have another) and she has her tail and will have two legs and two ears. Many of which will be stitched on with the stitch colored yarn.

Happy Mabon Everyone!

Happy Mabon everyone! I hope everyone enjoys this Harvesting Holiday!

I am going to harvest some lavender out of my garden soon!

Seeing as I haven't made a great jump in anything I am making, I made a great homemade dinner last night. I will include the recipe for last nights dinner.Sorry for no pictures of either, we ate it as soon as it was done!

Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Chicken Breasts
Boxed Stuffing (or homemade)
Golden Mushroom Soup
Swiss Cheese

  1. Pre-heat over at 350degrees
  2. Grease an over safe deep pan and place a "bed" of hash browns on the bottom.
  3. Cut the breasts in half (leaving connected but with a "pocket" to stuff) and place in a ziplock bag. Using a meat tenderizer or a rolling pin, pound the meat thinner.
  4. Make the stuffing to the directions of "in the bird" and have ready.
  5. Lay the chicken breasts out and place a half a slice of Swiss cheese inside each one
  6. Fill the chicken breasts with lots of stuffing and close the pocket. 
  7. Place the chicken breasts on the hash browns.
  8. Drizzles some of the golden mushroom soup on each breast. Sprinkle with seasoning of choice (and salt and pepper)
  9. Bake in oven for 45 minutes
  10. Enjoy
I don't always use exact measurements when cooking. But it turned out Great!
I served it with some Acorn squash too.

I will post my next recipe probably tonight - Homemade Broccoli Cheese soup, with ham!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Renaissance Festival, a Crafting break, and A Proposal!

We decided last minute yesterday to go to the Michigan Renaissance Festival. So this being an all day thing I didn't do anything crafty (nor did I have to cook.) But I did get quite the surprise. My boyfriend decided to propose to me on a little bridge in the festival!

My Mum, my little sister and I had just done a "Gemstone Mining" thing, where you get a bag of rocks at the end, so my boyfriend took my bag of stones and hid the ring in there and told me I missed something!  After I found the ring he asked me to marry him! We had a crowd watching from behind us!

It's a beautiful dark blue opal, no picture can do it justice

So today I get to catch up on being crafty and post pictures of our RenFest fun!

My Mum went as a Lady, my Sister was a Belly Dancer, my Daughter was a Fairy, my Fiance was a Knight, my Dad was ... himself? and I went as a Gypsy.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Crocheting, Sketchbooking, and Cooking

Seeing everyone putting recipes on their blogs makes me want to share mine with everyone. I am thinking the nights I haven't had any huge progress in my crocheting and yarn I will post something I made or am making. Seeing as it's becoming fall I am getting ready to cook my homemade tomato basil soup and the blood orange salad dressing. I find both those foods are my fall comfort foods.

I haven't finished my harvesting yet, but my friend (and second follower Onee-Chan) is supplying my yarn harvesting with many sweaters.

I am also now participating in a sketchbook program with my mother. It is an amazing program that she found.

As for the crocheting progress I am making the current bunny dual colored body and multicolored limbs!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Creative Juices Flowing

I have my blog on facebook, I have one follower (YAY First follower Blue Faerie).
My mum showed me an amazing sketchbook program so I am thinking of ways to work with that too!

As for my Morg bunnyz, I started working on the purple bunny. I sketched out a tons of designs and now I am going to work on one that I think is perfect!

Of coarse when it is done, there will be a photo shoot and pictures uploaded!
Now I have a full cup of coffee, Morrigan (my daughter who is my creative helper) is playing with her toys and watching her show, I am ready to crochet for a few hours and turn on some background noise!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Yarn Harvesting

After a long morning of court and a long day of old friends returning I managed to cut apart a sweater and harvest one and a half sleeves so far. I have lots of purple "curly" yarn hanging around now! 
I hope that I can use the harvested yarn for a cute Morg Bunnyz.

What was a sweater...

Is now Yarn!

I also have 4 skeins I originally bought that is made of partial recycled plastic bottles.
Maybe a whole "Going Green" Recycled bunny.

Visiting family and friends now and sketching out a new bunny or two before bed tonight.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hand Dyed Wool Yarn

I have the sketches done for the new Morg Bunnyz and my wool yarn dyed. The two yarns turned out great for a first try! The red one reminds me of Samhain (Halloween). The multi-colored yarn is just fun looking. I can't wait to see how they crochet up!
Those are my balls...of yarn! The colors are really bright (took the picture while outside with my daughter). There is no yellow in ball number two, all the looks yellow is really green!
I am thinking of a few options to make (after the next special order is done) to create to put into my shop and fill my inventory.

If anyone has any idea's of bunnyz or wants to order one, drop me a line or leave a note on here! Thanks.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Halloween bunny complete, Meet Massacre

The newest member of the Morg Bunnyz has be created. Meet Massacre,

A little orange and black bunny that work up one day to have been carved up much like a Jack-O-Lantern! He managed to escape with one ear still intact and one black arm he found and stitched to himself. Sadly he never found his tail. It appears he had to have his head stitched back on after he was taken apart to carve! But his head and left leg are securely attached again. He realized how hard it is to balance without a tail and second ear, But he has realized how to use his one ear to hold himself up just fine. Now he sits with his arms outstretched just hoping to be hugged and loved, like he once was before waking up all carved and stitched up.
Massacre was a custom order I received.
Next I begin working on a Dark and Light Purple Morg Bunnyz

Monday, September 13, 2010

Halloween, adoption certificate

It seems that as the weather gets cooler, I get more and more anxious for Samhain (Halloween). My Halloween themed Morg Bunnyz that was ordered is turning out tons cuter than I originally planned (my bad sketches didn't do the real thing any justice.)

I did hand dye some of my 100% wool yarn. One color turned out to be what I call a "Harvested Red" and the other came our with some green, purple, pink, and red. I have no clue what to call that one yet!

Here is a sneak peak at the newest Morg Bunnyz appearance 

I am going to post the steps to create a Morg Bunnyz. I will not include the pattern (sorry!)

Before anything else I sketch out a design pattern to basically follow/change if needed for the ordered or original designed Morg Bunnyz.
  1. Body is crocheted.
  2. Body is embroidered or anything special is added to it.
  3. Body is stuffed full, then finished off, and the ends are weaved in.
  4. Head is crocheted.
  5. Head is embroidered and decorated.
  6. Head is stuffed full, then finished off, and the ends weaved in.
  7. Check the sketch to determine which limbs/appendages are needed. Also see if any additional items or accessories needed. Anything past here is OPTIONAL based on the order or sketched design.
  8. Arm(s) are crocheted, stuffed full (edit-learned by trial and error...Do not stuff arms!!), and finished off with long tail to sew into the body.
  9. Leg(s) are crocheted, stuffed full, and finished off with long tail to sew into body.
  10. Tail is crocheted, stuffed lightly, and finished off with long tail to sew into the body.
  11. Ear(s) are crocheted and finished off with long tail to sew into the body.
  12. Again looking at the sketch it is decided where to use the "stitches" yarn to make it appear as if the limbs/appendages aren't "fully attached" (which all parts I create are UNLESS specifically ordered or sketched to have "half attached/half dangled.")
  13. Assemble the pieces together and sew them together using the tails of the crocheted pieces.
  14. With the "stitches" yarn to make the stitches on the body and limbs.
  15. Give the Morg Bunnyz his/her own photo shoot, then create their individual Adoption Certificate.
  16. The Morg Bunnyz is now ready for his/her adoption!

Here is an example of the adoption certificate and the first owner of a Morg Bunnyz

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Halloween Bunny, Teacup hide away, and more!

I am now working on the Orange and Black "Halloween" type Morg Bunnyz that was ordered. After he is complete I will do the Dark purple and Light purple Morg Bunnyz that was ordered.

Somewhere in the middle I need to hand dye my wool yarn for a "special" Morg Bunnyz. I just don't know which colors to dye it yet.

Flash back to my last 3 crocheted creations. I made them before I started this blog, so I figured I would include a few pictures and description of other items I can make!

The first is a bunny I crocheted my 3 year old daughter, she named him Grape when he was finished.
The second is a Teacup for my Mum. You can pull the teabag string up slightly to reveal a secret compartment at the bottom of the cup to hide your jewelery or whatever else in.
The last of my past crocheted creations I am going to post is the only thing I have made myself. A little Snail. Our cat keeps stealing him so sometimes it's hard to find him! He was my first try at amigurumi and I just love how he turned out!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Scalpel and a Morg Bunnyz Overview

Meet Scalpel the first of the Morg Bunnyz.
Scalpel (copyright 2010 Melissa Wickings)

He is an adorable little least until he woke up one morning missing limbs and an eye. He even had his heart sewn back in, the little guy went though a lot. After much crocheting and sewing he is given a name, Scalpel. Now Scalpel is a pieced together little guy who recently got adopted.

All Morg Bunnyz are created and designed by me, I give each one a name and a short story (like the short paragraph story above) which will be written in the listing. When they are bought they come with an adoption certificate such as this one...
The one received with the Morg Bunnyz will have their name on the line on top and their picture in the middle.

I plan to start making some Morg Bunnyz with recycled material, and some with hand dyed 100% wool yarn. Everyone will be a little different and each one will need a home to be loved in!

The beginning

I have created this blog to go along with my new and exciting journey of making Morg Bunnyz and other crafty creations that come my way. I will also post what I have recently come across, or recently attempted.

Such as yesterday, trying to dye yarn and turning everything (including my three year old) colors, except the yarn, which came out...white!

I hope that my little creations will make everyone smile as they have made me smile!

This is my first of Morg Bunnyz, Scalpel.
I am off to buy more yarn for more Morg Bunnyz, so I will give Scalpel his own post with his story later.