…but I’m still around. This is what often occurs when one is a full time student in college and has professors who like to give a lot of time consuming homework assignments as final projects. But I do only have less than 2 weeks left in the semester so that’s a saving grace.

But things have been going on. A new scarf has been created and will be debuted this week. A palette swap has been made for a current plush favorite. And I’m slowly catching up on restocking the store. Yes I know – especially for those of you who were at Magfest 9 and expected to see most of my stock reappear in the 2 week span I mentioned – I have been trying to restock the store since January. Well, like I said, I’m a full time college student with demanding professors this semester. Plus, the Yoshi scarf and Purple Tentacle plush have kept me busy lately.

But I will be making more posts in the near future.

Also, for those of you who have not seen it yet, go see Kick Ass. It’s one of the better movies I’ve seen in the last 9 months. I’m actually planning on seeing it again next weekend if not tomorrow. Those of you who personally know me know I very, very, very rarely go to see a movie in the theater more than once unless invited by another guest. So the fact that I will be spending $20 towards a movie, possibly in the same weekend, says something.

But seriously, go see Kick Ass. It’s worth it. Even Spill.com agrees with me. :)

This is actually my first try at anything with Yoshi as the subject and I think it turned out rather well. It took me a little over 6 hours and a lot of Netflix streaming to finish this beast. The easiest part was making the tongue, which is the actual scarf part that wraps around your neck.
Yoshi Scarf

The  head wasn’t as difficult to make as I anticipated, but it was a little on the complicated side to come up with. But I think I did pretty well for my first attempt at recreating the character.

Yoshi Scarf Head

The first of three hopeful Chain Chomp inspired items, this is the Chain Chomp Scarf in all it’s glory. I had a tough time getting the scarf to a point where I thought it would look its best and be easily recognizable. I think I got pretty close with this rendition.

Chain Chomp Scarf

The hardest part of this scarf was creating the links. I started out with a few different versions of what I wanted the chain links to look like.

Link versions

But I ended up going with a modified version of the first link I made. I think it turned out pretty well.

And just for reference, here’s a shot of the scarf with a yard stick for reference.

Scarf with yard stick

Yeah, it’s that long. But it only took me about 5 hours to make, so it’s still less time than what it took to make the Noby Noby Boy hat and scarf combo so I’m not too worried.

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