Saturday, April 30, 2011

Stick Figure Worm

Stick figure worm
I fell asleep watching television and didn't have a critter done. My husband keeps suggesting I should make a stick figure worm if I'm running short on Critter Making Time, so here is that worm :) I made the background with an app on my phone called Tripping Fest that makes kaleidoscope drawings.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Smeepins Crashes the Royal Wedding

Smeepins Wedding Crasher

Fool in a Tree suggested yesterday that Smeepins should be a royal wedding crasher. So he put on his best top hat and wee bow tie and flew across the ocean. When he got there, the bobbies wouldn't let him into the ceremony so he snuck into the reception and climbed the cake.

I found a picture of the actual cake William and Catherine had today to base this drawing on. It was a big fruit cake NOM om NOM. Smeepins didn't bring me back a piece. Booo!

Thursday, April 28, 2011



This Smeepins represents my mood from 2pm to right now. The second half of the day took a boat ride on the failboat to Itsucksville. I was all rawrrr stomp grahhh crap stomp rawrrrhhhh arrrgghhh agggg rawwwwwr. And then I knocked over some buildings and ate a bus.

I'm guessing it is "Inadvertant Smeepins Week" which is fine by me cause I like him. I'll do another Smeepins post tomorrow. Any requests for scenes or outfits?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

And guess what...more Smeepins!

More Smeepins

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I am cracking up over the toothbrush wielding bear's smirk. He's gonna brush your teeth for you if you don't! And the basketball Smeepins vaguely reminds me of Dennis Rodman....

There is a new little purple bear friend....what should her name be?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

More Smeepins

Smeepins Has Fun

Turns out, Smeepins is really fun to doodle on your dinner break at work. I especially enjoy hula dancing Smeepins and flower climbing Smeepins :)

Monday, April 25, 2011


This morning, I got out a piece of felt and scissors and just started cutting. I figured something cute would show up somehow. I haven't made much without making a pattern, even just sketching something on printer paper first.

It's Smeepins, the egg-shaped bear. He enjoys climbing a hosta or two and eating leftover jellybeans.

Smeepins and Neo
I make a lot of my critters with my box of felt, sewing box, and tub o' thread sitting next to me on the couch. I was making Smeepins while sitting on the edge of my seat watching the newest episode of Doctor Who. I think that is why he looks concerned yet vaguely hopeful. And inevitably, there is a cat helper at some point doing it's best to be a pester-nugget. Hi Neo, pester-nugget!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Panboo

easter panboo

Panboo likes to nosh on Peeps while sitting in tickly plastic bright green easter grass.

I have a feeling this is not the last we will see of Panboo.... :)

Guest Post II - PEEP!

My Mom made these wallhangings for my sister and I and put them in our Easter Baskets this morning. I love Easter baskets!

The yellow one is mine. THANKS Mom!

Guest Post - The Chicago Peephawks

My brother-in-law gave sweaters to Duncan Peep, Corey Peepford, and Jonapeep Toews of the Chicago Peephawks this morning :)

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Panboo likes to nosh on bamboo.

Cuddly Panda and bamboo forest drawn with DrawCast app

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Eggs

It's that time of the year to smell the vinegary scent, see the cups of vibrant fizzy liquid, and draw with clear crayons on the homes of baby chicks!

My sister and I decorated eggs tonight using red, yellow, green, blue, and purple tablets.


Slightly unrecognizable Domo Egg heh! I had some trouble drawing to a photographable scale. Curvy eggs are curvy yo!



Eggs! I love hard boiled eggs and getting a chance to make them colorful and stickery for the first time in a few years was great! Thanks Roxy!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Taquito Doodles

Taquito Sweater Doodle
I think training is almost complete at my new job. It's a temp job through beginning of June but it'll help fund some more purchases of felt and Nutella. I told my new Flickr friend, Amanda, that I'd draw her precious pug-chihuaua Taquito. Is he a Pugihuahua? A Chug? A squeezable love muffin of delight?

Christmas Taquito
I was thinking of this photo of him when I drew the following doodle and then fashioned a fuzzy doodle replica of him. I was doodling from memory so I think I captured some of his cute essence. I need to sit down with colored pencils and really draw a nice portrait of him.
Taquito Bandana

Taquito Fuzz

The Piglet's name is....

Piglet Giveaway
Perpetua the Prettiest Piggy ever! picked Fool In a Tree's comment this morning. I think she is a very very pretty piggy so I agree with the name :)

I enjoyed reading all your name suggestions and like that many of them had cute alliteration - Pipsy, Peony, Posey, Pinky, Phoebe, Petula :) Zza Zza GaBoar cracked me up and Shrogg T'Golooh, Destroyer of Worlds was just disturbingly amusing heh. I am going to do another giveaway like this next month so check back!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Butterfly Sproing
I was wearing a few pipe cleaners as a bracelet today. So chic! I took them apart at my desk and wrapped them around a pen. I thought "What possible critter could this be?", since I knew I'd be at work until 11pm and forgot my drawing supplies at home.

Then I squished the spring which went FWING! across my desk. Chop the other pipe cleaner in half, fashion two butterfly wings, attach - Fwingerfly! If you scootch the fwingerfly up towards the top of the pen, you can fwing it with one hand. I have to get a video of it flying at the cats....

One More Hour until Giveaway Ends

Click here to name and possibly win a piglet!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Little Beta

Little Beta
I drew this little Beta before I headed to work today. The drawing is about an inch and a half tall I'm guessing. Tiny fighting fish!

I'm still doing the Giveaway until 11pm CST on April 20th - click this photo to go to the post and win this piglet!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Giveaway - Name This Piglet

Hi readers of Scissor Quirk, TYWKIWDBI, and my regular viewing audience :) I hope you checked out other critters I have made so far this year. Right now it is Giveaway Time! I made this felt piglet tonight just for you!

Piglet Giveaway I

How to Win
1. What would you name this pretty piglet? Post a comment here with her name.
2. You have until 11pm Central time on Wednesday, April 20th to comment.
3. I'll chose one comment at random to win the piglet at 8am CST Thursday, April 21st.

Piglet Giveaway
She is 4.5" tall, squishy, and cheery. I was practicing french knots on her dress and improvised the bow at the last minute. She's waving hello and says "Good luck!".

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Phoebe the Doodle Budz

This "Doodle Budz" cat is Phoebe, my friend Nikki's cat. Phoebe is cuddly but selective in who she lets cuddle her. I got to pet her today a few times and she didn't hiss Yay!


I think I got her likeness pretty well with a few markers. I start a new job tomorrow morning, so I didn't have time to let the Sharpies dry or use paint instead. Shiny scribbly doodle kitty :)

Doodle Kitty
Doodle butt and tail

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Birthday Elephant


I am at a birthday party so I drew an elephant on my phone and am posting it sitting outside by a firepit :) Yay! Happy Birthday Nikki!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Pleased Clam

Pleased Clam

Today was another long day. It was a long day that left me feeling pleased and optimistic. I start a new job on Monday with a company I worked for before. Because I'm no longer feeling disgruntled, I had to re-do yesterday's critter.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Disgruntled Clam

Disgruntled Clam

It was a long day. A very long day that left me disgruntled and cruddy feeling. Driving home tonight I had an image of a disgruntled clam in my head so that's what I drew. Maybe it was because I was driving past Red Lobster...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Southeastern Five-lined Skink


My friend Heather and her daughter found a skink in their backyard last year. It was hanging out in their puggle's water dish. See his cute picture below. I'm glad their dog didn't slurp up the skink! I sketched this skink with pencil and Sharpies tonight. I remembered the skink today when I noticed the blues of my sharpies were close to skink tail color. I want a pet skink now!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Origami Stripey Cat

Origami Cat

I had a busy day with work, a 2nd job interview for a new job, and then a free sneak peek screening of the new Kristen Wiig movie "Bridesmaids". Work this morning was really fun! The 2nd job interview went well and they asked me back for a 3rd interview on Thursday! And the movie preview was AWESOME! So so so hilarious. I laughed the first 30 minutes of the movie straight and completely lost it multiple times later in the movie - I snorted! And dropped my Pop Rocks on my shirt! And used too many exclamation points! I loved it. So crazy and silly and heartwarming in parts. I recommend it!

Anywhoooooo - Since I was so busy today I came home to make a quick Origami cat from these instructions with printer paper and a marker doodle face. Marker doodle face of cute :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Cheeky Froggie

Indifferent Frog
Indifferent Froggie face turned into...

Happy Frog!
Cheeky Froggie face with some embroidery thread :) 3T sized t-shirt procured for 75 cents at a consignment shop, pre-frogged.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Piglet II

Purple piglet
It is Piglet Weekend! Yesterday I had an idea for sewing on the piglet's head a different and easier way, so I made another one tonight to try it.

I sewed a tab of felt into the base of the head after stuffing it. Then I tucked that tab into the dress and sewed the head on through the "neck" of felt. It worked out perfectly! I had fun changing up the face on this piglet too.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Piglet Climbs a Tree

Sunshine piglet
Little piglet ventured out into the backyard to climb the biggest tree she could find.

"This tree is huge-normous! It's perfect!"

Piglet adventuring
She tried so hard to grip onto the bark with her wee feet. She climbed 3 whole inches up before she remembered she was wearing her brand new dress. She jumped down and twirled around in the grass.

"The squirrels make this look so much easier! I think I'll go have some tea and watch them climb instead."

She went inside and made tea and crumpets. The squirrels smelled the delicious crumpets and traded her climbing lessons for a tasty snack.

The End.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Punchy and ZuZu, the Robot Sock Bunnies

Sock rabbits
My sister is in town and I showed her how to make a sock bunny. I found these awesome robot ankle socks in the $1 bins at Target! It only took about an hour to show her how to make the bunny start to finish!

Sock bunnies
My sister made Punchy, on the left, with the cute smirk. Punchy is up to no good! I made ZuZu, on the right, with her tongue sticking out. I really like how the robots lined up on the ears. They have robo-bellies!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happy Caterpillar

Happy Caterpillar

Once upon a time, a happy little caterpillar was scoonching along the grass. He took a little rest under a mushroom and smiled. The end.

I drew this coloring page tonight for a special little guy to color later.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Dippy, the Fingertip Puppet Sheep

Meet Dippy - the tiniest little fingertip sheep. Whoa, someone fuzzy and purring is hovering over him...halp!

This is supposed to be what the sheep looks like. The pattern is from Aranzi Aronzo - Cuter Book. I didn't have googly eyes on hand and he turned out way way tinier than I expected. Dippy and cute hahahaha.