last day to enter the dog contest!

It's been a year since I made my first stop action movie For the Love of Dog. This year my goal is to make a 26-part stop action alphabet movie with corresponding book! We'll see if I can make it happen, but it's an exciting prospect and I've been making lists of my favorite words and using this book for inspiration.

Speaking of dogs, it's the last day to enter the dog-a-licious contest over at Jill Heupel Photography! Entering is soooooo easy, it will leave you plenty of time to read this and show some love to your real dog (or cat.)

for the love of DOG from Hilary Pfeifer on Vimeo.


sock it to me!

I loves me a good knee sock, and was inspired to tell you about the almighty Sock it To Me when I saw this very cool photo on their Facebook fan page of the groomsmen in an Australian wedding wearing their Superhero design. Cool, huh?

I treated myself to a few pairs last fall at my neighborhood store Frock where you can get three pairs for $20. Wow! Which designs did the bunny get? This one and this one and this one. And I'd be remiss if I didn't tell you about the award-winning design made by Peggy, the very same gal who I work with to make your Bunny with a Toolbelt wedding cake toppers into personalized invitations, thank you cards, etc.

Big Doggie Giveaway!

I'm excited to be included in a fantastic prize package from Jill Heupel Photography, who has gathered together a posse of dog-loving Etsy artists to make two lucky people very very happy! I'll let Jill tell you all the details, but here are the basics:

There are two prize packages, each with about ten dog-themed prizes including cute collars, collapsible water bowl, t-shirts for humans who love dogs, outfits, and a photography session if you live in Jill's neck of the woods. (Edwardsville, Illinois) Package one includes a free custom dog sculpture made by yours truly.

To be eligible, it can be as simple as leaving one little comment on her blog entry about which item you want to win most and why, but she has more ways you can enter to increase your chances of winning. Click here for full contest information.

If you're not feeling particularly lucky, but like the idea of having your own custom pooch or other pet, click here for the custom pets link on my Etsy site! I am also in the process of creating a great photo database of all the custom animals I've made in the past--click here to enter Bunny with a Toolbelt's wild kingdom.

Contest ends January 19th, folks! Good luck!!!!

Happy New Year - did you say Rabbit eleven times?

So many couples become engaged this time of year...and I will soon be working on lots of new designs for my Etsy shop. In the meantime, I put together a slide show of almost 300 images of past pieces for your viewing pleasure!

And when you're done with that, check out this fantastic wedding invitation I found on pinterest! (click on the image to make it bigger)