Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Thanks for your support!

I feel very proud of myself. So far, I've made over $1,000 this year on Etsy, and I couldn't have done it without the people that thought my work was worth buying. So I'm just giving a little shout out to the world. :D

Once I get caught up on orders, I'll be working on Christmas related stuff to get into the holiday spirit (even though it's 60 degrees outside in Michigan in December >.>). I'm thinking Christmas ornaments and other little things. ^_^ So keep an eye out for those.

Once again, thank you for supporting Moony's Plush Plaza!

Until next time,

Friday, November 16, 2012

Kawaii Star Keychains!

Since I'm actually now signed up as a vendor in Alma, MI for the Almacon in February (which is totally free, so you should go), I figured I needed to come up with some small things that would be quick to make and could sell cheaply. So, I made these! Aren't they freakin' adorable?~ I love them, and I can make like two or three in a day if I want to.

Pssst...click the picture below to see the Etsy listing. :D

Monday, November 12, 2012

Simple Seahorse Pattern

I'm redirecting this from my old blog, since I don't plan on updating it ever again. So I present to you, the Simple Seahorse pattern. If there's any problems with it, or if you need help, leave a comment. :)

Finished seahorse is approx. 5 ½ in. tall

G/6 Hook (4.25mm)
1 skein of any Worsted Weight yarn
Small amount of black
Yarn needle
Stitch marker (optional)

sc=single crochet
dc=double crochet
2sctog=single crochet decrease
sl st=slip stitch

Gauge is unimportant. Just keep stitches
tight so stuffing doesn't show.

Pattern is worked in a continuous spiral.
Do not join rounds.

1. 6 sc using magic ring technique (6)

2. 2 sc in each sc (12)

3. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 4 dc in next sc, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, 4 dc in next sc,
2 sc in each of next 5 sc (28)

4. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sctog twice, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2sctog twice, 1
sc in each of next 10 sc (24)

5-10. 1 sc in each sc (24)

11. 2sctog 12 times (12)

Stuff head

12. 2 sc in each sc (24)

13-17. 1 sc in each sc (24)

18. 1 sc in each of next 22 sc, 2sctog (23)

19. 2sctog 3 times, 1 sc in each of next 15 sc, 2sctog (19)

20. 1 sc in next sc, 2sctog, 1 sc in each of next 16 sc (18)

21. 1 sc in each sc (18)

22. *1 sc in next sc, 2sctog* 6 times (12)

23. 1 sc in each sc (12)

Stuff body

24. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2sctog* 3 times (9)

25. *1 sc in next sc, 2sctog* 3 times(6)

26-30. 1 sc in each sc (6)

Stuff base of tail lightly

31. *1 sc in next sc, 2sctog* twice (4)

32-36. 1 sc in each sc (4)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail
Weave yarn up through tail and pull to curl

1. 12 sc using magic ring technique (12)

2. In back loops only, 2sctog 6 times (6)

3-4. 1 sc in each sc (6)

5. *1 sc, 2sctog* twice (4)

6. 2 sc in each sc (8)

7. 2 sc in each sc (16)

8. sl st in each sc (16)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail

Fin: (Leave a long starting tail)
1. ch 5, sc in 2

2. 1 dc in first sc, 1 dc in each of next 2 sc, 2 dc in last sc (6)

Fasten off

Eye: (Make 2)
1. With black, 3 sc using magic ring technique , switching back to main color at
the end of last sc (3)

2. 2 sc in each sc (6)

sl st in next sc and fasten off, leaving a long tail

Using pictures as a guide, sew snout onto head, sew eyes on either side of head,
sew fin onto back of body. Weave in ends.

Copyright © 2011 Roxanne Hand
Don't redistribute this pattern, link back to this page. You can sell what you make from this pattern.

Sunday, November 4, 2012


So... I was gone for a while. And I've had to push some projects back. And put my shop on vacation. Why, you may ask? BECAUSE I WAS AT YOUMACON 2012, YEAH! People. Everywhere. So many cosplays. And famous people! But my adventure was spoiled...

I'm sure most of you have heard about how dangerous the city of Detroit, MI is. I for one had lived there for my first 12 years of life. I don't think it's all that bad, depending on the area. But... the truck that my friend and I had used to get there... was stolen from the hotel parking lot. Why? Because he left the keys in the ignition. And the doors can't lock. So whoever took it, I HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR FREE EASY RIDE, YOU DILLWEED. And I must thank my awesome cousin-in-law for coming to our rescue and taking us all the way back home in Flint. He is my hero.

But anyway... I still had some fun. I was impressed with some of the things they had there. And I got autographs! And go look up Got Yaoi? because that was the greatest 18+ panel...EVAR. I can't go into details, but it was AMAZING. Seriously. Go find them on facebook or something. Go. Right now. And go to the Shutocon in Lansing, MI in April. I met the people who created that con during their plushie making workshop, and they are very nice and deserve support.

I will be going back to making for stuff for my Etsy shop ASAP, my work schedule permitting.

Until next time,

P.S. If anyone sees a white 1996 Chevy C1500 dumped somewhere in the state of Michigan, that might be ours...

Sunday, October 7, 2012


So, I'm a huge Pokemon geek... And Black 2/White 2 came out today... AND I AM SO EXCITED! I've already bought both, plus the 3DS app called Pokemon Dream Radar which I haven't tried out yet. And it's October, one of my favorite months. You know why? HALLOWEEN! FAVORITE HOLIDAY EVAR!!!1!

But just because I'm booked with Pogeymanz and busy stuff in fall, doesn't mean I'm not still making my plushies. I've got a Halloween themed one in the works right now. I won't say what it is, but it should be done soon. :3

Also, I've been considering selling the patterns for some of my plushies. For those who want a plushie, but don't want to pay for one already made and know how to crochet. I've already got two patterns up on my Etsy. But for now, I'm off to the Pokemon world~

Until next time,

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


I've been so lazy lately. I've been pushing so many things back, it's not even funny. I'm losing interest in things. It's not cool. But it's probably just because I've been busy with my job. Don't have a lot of time for much else anymore. Still, it's a bad habit, and I need to cut that out.

Buuuuut, I did finally get something done. Another plushie. Of teh pogeyman variety. :D

It's a Venonat! Cute little fuzzball, ain't it? If you click the picture, it'll take you to the Etsy listing for more info.

Until next time

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Reminiscence and Hope

Eleven years ago, my mother woke me up one morning. I walked out to the living room and everyone was in front of the TV. I didn't really understand what I was seeing at the time, since I was only ten, but I watched a plane crash into two skyscrapers. That was the day the Twin Towers collapsed. And now I sit at my laptop, listening to Skylines and Turnstiles, a song written by My Chemical Romance that was inspired by the event. To everyone who lost loved ones on that fateful day, my heart goes out to you.

But this isn't just a post about painful memories and sadness. There's happiness, too. A few days ago, I was contacted for a custom order on Etsy, and I was ecstatic at the prospect. I made a $70 sale and felt proud of myself. Maybe all this self promoting is actually getting me somewhere and it gives me a little bit of new hope each time I see that someone's bought something I worked hard on to make it the best it can be. So I just want to thank everyone that's shopped at Moony's Plush Plaza. It's greatly appreciated.

Until next time.

P.S. Being sick really sucks.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Creepy Music, Plushies, and Awesome Soda

Welp, it's 1 am. And what am I doing up at 1 am when I have work tomorrow and should probably be trying to catch up on sleep? Except not really because I'm a borderline insomniac... I am listening to the Lavender Town theme from the original Pokemon Gameboy games. THAT'S RIGHT, THE STUFF CREEPYPASTAS ARE BORN FROM. But it's not just the theme. It's one I composed to sound kind of like a music box. And it's creepy. But soothing. But still creepy. And you can listen to that right over HERE to fuel your own nightmares and creepypastas. Or because it's cool. I dunno.

And what am I doing while listening to this awesome retro creepy music? I'm making a new plushie. AND IT'S POKEMON RELATED! c wut i did thar? Well, technically, it's already made. Since I just finished it. And you should totally check it out, by the way. SHAMELESS PLUG YEAH!

Ahem. I apologize for that. I think I might have a bit of a sugar high. Why, you may ask?

...Jolly Rancher soda. Yes. This is like the best thing ever. Tastes pretty much just like the candy, but in that carbonated liquidy sugary goodness that fuels the sleepless nights of gamer geeks. This particular one I have right now is Green Apple and it is delicious. And is making me hyper.

I'm really hoping that all my blog posts won't be late night sugar-fueled babbling...

Okay, I'll shut up now. Until next time!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

New Blog, New Thoughts, New Ideas

Okay, this is my second attempt at a blog. I'm hoping I can actually stay motivated with this one and keep it updated fairly often.

The purpose of this blog is to have a place for me to spill my thoughts, ideas, and my crafty hobbies (there may be advertising for Etsy listings, so don't shoot me, please). You may find me rambling on about anything ranging from video games to music to anime to movies to websites to various art mediums and styles. Maybe even politics or religion. PFFFFFFFFFFFT. Yeah, probably not those last two things. I may even post patterns and other freebies for all you peeps out there.

Do keep in mind that everything I may talk about in future posts are my own opinions. That doesn't make them right or wrong, or more or less important than your own. I encourage people to comment and state their own opinions or corrections, preferably in a calm and well educated manner so that there's no pointless fighting on teh interwebz. If you're going to troll, do it somewhere else, okay?

As I stated previously, this will also most likely be used for advertising space. I have a deviantART page found HERE as well as an Etsy shop found HERE. I'll just occasionally link or talk about new things I've added to either site to get attention for myself.

Also, I'm a really big Pokemon nerd and there may be gushing. I apologize in advance.

So, without further ado...let the blogging begin.