Friday, April 19, 2013

May Release of Hey Cavey!

To celebrate spring, Hey Cavey's May release is Lamb Cavey!
Lamb Cavey is made from soft off-white bobbly faux lambsfleece with a handcutfelt face, pink nose and grey ears. He is limited to 40 numbered pieces, comes with a glitter purple enamel Cavey badge and a Cavey Cube and is £16. Lamb Cavey goes on sale in the Cavey shop on Monday May 1st at 8pm London time Holly will also be tweeting a count-down in the run up to them going live, so if you are not already, follow her! @heycavey.

For the Disney Fans! and More...

This is so awesome! A special Disney/Pixar release from Funko Pop blind boxed vinyl toy series featuring Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Maleficent, Tinker Bell, Sulley, Mike, Stitch, and Jack Skellington in three different poses!

Also available now, Sanrio Pop series featuring Badtz Maru, Keroppi, Hello Kitty, Chi Chai, Tuxedosam, My Melody and (my Fav!) Chococat!

And Plants vs Zombies just arrived!!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Preview: Sigma Beauty Resort Palette Release!

Sigma Beauty has a new limited edition release!

The Resort Palette will be available for purchase on Monday, March 18th!

Toycon UK Cavey Release and More!

Introducing the latest Cavey breed, Toyconcaveysaurus! Toyconcaveysaurus is an exclusive for Toycon UK, based on Tcon the Toycon UK mascot, Toyconcaveysaurus a little bundle of dino cuteness with a big name!! Toycon UK is the UK's first ever dedicated designer toy convention, and as A Little Stranger is one of its headline sponsors, they wanted to do something extra special! Plush Toyconcaveysaurus is made of bright aqua curly fleece, with a teal blue spine, and baby blue fleece tummy. He is limited to 25 numbered pieces, comes with a rare black enamel Cavey badge and a Cavey Cube and is £25. Vinyl Toyconcaveysaurus is a custom painted vinyl Cavey with a handsewn plush fabric spine as a nod to his plush counterpart. He is limited to 10 numbered piece, comes packaged with an exclusive ToyconUK headercard, and is £15. ToyconCaveysaurus will be available first at Toycon UK, with any remaining stock going in the Cavey shop after the event.

Also now available in the Hey Cavey shop, Cavey rings! Handmade and polished to a high shine, Cavey is 11mm tall - about the size of a jelly bean. Each Cavey is made in .999 fine silver and set on a hammered silver band. Packaged ready for gift giving in a padded jewellery box. This item is handcrafted to order in the A Little Stranger studio, and takes about 2 weeks to ship.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Task One's Pillaging Pop Culture Series!

Task One and Tenacious Toys have teamed up for an awesome release called Pillaging Pop Culture!

The blind-boxed custom hand painted figures will be $40.00 a piece or $100.00 for all 3 designs released in each wave. Purchasing 3 bind boxes in each wave guarantees that you will get one of each of the 3 figures in that wave. This puts each figure, if the full wave of 3 pieces is purchased, at a mere $33.33. Purchasing one figure means you will get a blind boxed figure. Tenacious Toys will also make available a limited number of full sets- the whole series of 18 characters plus the chase figure- at $600.00, which is a lot less than some consumers spend hunting down a full set of a production series. There will be a "free" chase figure (not part of the 18pc set) that will be rewarded to 2 lucky orders each Wave and automatically to anyone who purchases the full set. While the exact run size is not revealed, the series is limited.

 Release schedule for Pillaging Pop Culture:
 • March 10, 4PM EST: Wave 1 
 • March 24: Wave 2 
 • April 7: Wave 3 
 • April 21: Wave 4 
 • May 5: Wave 5 
 • May 19: Wave 6

The Chase Figure!

A note from Task One: By stretching the release out over a 12 week period it prolongs the fun, interest and awareness of this project both for the collector and the artists. As a collector, it increases your chances of receiving pieces you want and gives you time between paychecks to save up for the next release. As an artist, the space in between gives us time to fulfill orders and keeps the project in the blogs and media for a while, instead of having a nice build up to a release date, after which the project is forgotten. Task One would like to encourage other artists or people putting together a blind box series to try this method out, and feel free to adapt and add on your own ideas to the process. If you do please contact him and let him know how it turns out.

JFury Exclusive Release!

If you are a vinyl toy fan or toy collector, then you might have came across JFury releases. I love his work and want to share his latest release, The Lonely Yeti!

Vinyl Riot's first exclusive toy produced and designed by the amazing JFury!! The Lonely Yeti is the guardian of the North. Standing strong against snow and ice as he protects his Empire of One. Clean lines and perfect coloring,this gorgeous piece stands a little over 2" high and features a beautiful translucent ice blue resin. It is limited to 15 pieces all numbered and signed by JFury. $40 USD each

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Kidrobot Post Apocalypse: Huck Gee Series

Kidrobot has teamed up with the artist Huck Gee again to release a special Dunny series called Post Apocalypse! This series is limited edition.
Check them out!

Huck is also on a signing tour with this series. Here are some dates!
Kidrobot San Francisco- 3/1
 Kidrobot Los Angeles- 3/2 
 Kidrobot Boulder- 3/3 
 Kidrobot Miami- 3/4 
 Kidrobot New York- 3/5
All signings are 6-8pm local time.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hey Cavey March Releases!

Hey Cavey March Releases are here! Plus Vinyl Cavey, the toy everyone is wanting!

This release is different this month, Coney is back and taking over! This Coney is called March Hare Coney. An edition of 30, March Hare Coney is a chocolately, curly bundle of fluff, and joining him is Mad hatter Cavey. Mad Hatter Cavey is limited to an edition of just 5! Each with odd sized eyes, and a little handmade hat, playing card and floral bow tie. March Hare Coney is made from chocolate brown curly faux fur with soft felt inner ears. Each comes with a glittery enamel Coney badge and a Coney Cube and is £16. Mad hatter Cavey is made from silky emerald green velour with a tiny handmade hat, playing card and bow tie. Each comes with a rare black enamel Cavey badge and a Cavey Cube and is £25. March Hare Coney and Mad Hatter Cavey go on sale in the Cavey shop on Monday March 4th at 8pm London time. Holly will also be tweeting a count-down in the run up to them going live, so if you are not already, follow her! @heycavey.

Vinyl cavey is now in stock and ready for immediate shipping. Vinyl Cavey’s first release is available in 2 colourways, Cavey Purple and Brilliant White. Vinyl Cavey is perfectly palm sized at 7cm tall and comes complete with a pint sized fabric tag. Cavey’s are only available direct from

I absolutely love the Mad Hatter Cavey! Go get yours before they are gone!

Tenacious Toys and Kyle Kirwan Release!

 Tenacious Toys announces the third release in their weekly calendar of micro-run art toy releases. This week, for March 3rd, the Super Series Sundays release is "Yolo Mesh" by Kyle Kirwan. Yolo Mesh is the first mate on the Airship Kellen. He's cranky, strict, sarcastic, and not much fun. But he gets it done, and that's what you want in an airshipman. He's a Nebin from the Island of Bentree in the Broken Ocean, but grew up in Canarthe and has been sailing since he could stand on two feet. Yolo Mesh is a one-piece resin figure sculpted, cast and painted by Kyle Kirwan. Standing 5.5 inches tall and produced in a run of 9 pieces, Tenacious Toys has 5 to sell at $50 each. To purchase Yolo Mesh, visit the Super Series Sundays page this Sunday March 3rd at 5PM EST. Click the picture above to purchase yours!

Check out Kyle Kirwan's blog for more art!
Check out Tenacious Toys blog for more updates about the shop and upcoming toy releases!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

My Etsy Spotlight: BCoolLoveLove!

My Etsy Spotlight this week is BCoolLoveLove. This shop carries homemade hoodies and jewelry.
Here is some of my favorite items:

Beulah agreed to Q & A and a Giveaway!
CYH: When did you start your selling your handmade hoodies and jewelry?
Beulah: I've only just started selling my pieces in 2013, although I've been sewing for 15 years.
CYH: Where do you get your inspiration?
Beulah: I love bright neon colours, clashing patterns and comfy fits, so I guess being a child of the 80’s has inspired me a lot! Also, much of the inspiration for the hoodies came from Female Hip Hop collective – Lyrically Challenged from London.
CYH: Do you take requests? 
Beulah: Yes! If you like the style but want to mix and match the fabrics or cut, just drop me a line! 
 CYH: What is the craziest fabric you used for a hoodie?
Beulah: So far I'm loving the pink leopard print but I have my eye on some really crazy prints…. Watch her store space for updates!! 

 CYH: What types of fabric do you like to use the most? 
Beulah: Cotton Jersey, I like the way it hangs and it feels great! The best thing about cotton is its warm in the winter but cool in the summer! 
 CYH: How long does it take for you to finish a hoodie? 
Beulah: For a basic hoodie, approx 4-6 hours but if I stencil / bling the hoodie it can take the best part of a day.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Review: MyMemories Suite V4 Scrapbook Software Plus Giveaway!

Do you like scrapbook? There was a time not so long ago, when I was obsessed with it! I even worked at a distributor for a short time as a graphic designer. Now I can get back at it without all the mess, with MyMemories Suite Version 4 digital scrapbook software.

My Memories Suite v4 is a complete digital scrapbooking software package that allows users to create photo books, printable scrapbook pages, one-of-a-kind gifts and so much more. Included with the software are many templates to choose from, where you can create anything like photo albums, facebook timelines, and printable projects such as create iPhone skins, laptop skins, jewelry, magnets and so much more!
I messed around with this for days and here are a few things I have made.
My Current Facebook Timeline

Halloween 2011

August 2009

Baby Picture Fun

In the process of making this into a printed and framed picture, with the frame being the bear, lettering and blue boxes (just as pictured).
Here are some photos of other items that can be created using this software:

Party Hats

Recipe Card Templates

Candy Bar Wraps, great Valentine's Day Gift

Coffin Boxes, great for Halloween Candy!

There is so much you can do with this "little" piece of software! Even create an interactive project with music, narration, and video. Then share the completed project on a DVD, as a slideshow or on the internet.
The MyMemories website is amazing! You can watch/read tutorials, get free kits of templates, see the work of others users in the Gallery or post your own projects.
MyMemories  is priced at $39.97USD. But you can get it at $29.97 with  my code: STMMMS57778

 MyMemories is giving away a free copy of Suite version 4 to one winner! Open internationally. Please read and follow the rules.

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*This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. The opinions and photos are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to who supplied the product for the review.*

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Love Me x Vans Plus More!

Vans collaborated with the artist Chris Kulig, known for his "Love Me" graffiti tags all over NYC, and has came up with the "Love Me" collection for women!

Classic Slip-On


Sk8-Hi Slim 

These would make the best Valentine's Day gift!
Here are more new releases from Vans:

Neon Leopard Authentic

Sketched Love T-shirt

Authentic Lo Pro in Diva Blue!

Vans,a Division of VF Outdoor, Inc.
Free US Mail Ground Shipping on all orders of $49 or more at Vans! Enter Code VANS143 at Checkout. Offer Ends 2.14.13.

Tokidoki x Ju.Ju.Be: Toki Perky Spring Collection!

Tokidoki and Ju Ju Be have teamed up for this special release!

 My fav: Shoulder bag/Diaper Bag. Even though this might be a diaper bag, I would buy it and still use it as an everyday bag.

Be Prepared Diaper Bag. This bag can also be used as an overnight bag!

B.F.F Diaper Bag. The BFF comes with detachable shoulder straps and messenger straps. Use it any way you want!

Also available in this collection: Changing pad, Paci Pouch, and Neat Bib.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

My Etsy Spotlight: Snowcakie!

Recently, I have been browsing too much. I may not be able to buy or even afford the things I have found but I will still like to share what I have found, plus help the store with sales in the process!
My first Etsy store Spotlight is Snowcakie!

This plushie from the first release is my favorite!

This store sells really cute plushies! Each plushie is handmade by William Walison. He is known for his custom from the Mugo Discovery Series "Deadly Cool".

William has also just released toys for WiniPikl, which has gotten great reviews!
This series also has DIY colors!

William agreed to some Q & A and a special surprise at the end of this post.

CYH: How long have you been making toys/designs for toys?
William: I have been making toys for 8 years now.
CYH: What got you started? What is your inspiration?
William: The thing that got me started into toys was my imagination. I started drawing when I was 2 and always made up my own stories. In 2000, I started making products out of the drawings and the rest is history! 
CYH: Who is your favorite artist/toy right now? 
William: My favorite toys are from 
CYH: What are your future plans for your shop?
William: A Valentine's Edition is being released. I am also making multiple variations of the current basic set.

Follow Snowcakie on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on releases.


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