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Hi everyone!!! 

I know I haven't been in here for a while. I'm even surprised I could still remember my login!!  A lot has happened in my life. I now have TWO kiddos! So as you can imagine they take most of my time now. I haven't done much sewing either. I wish I could get back into it. I have been sketching new items I would like to create but just haven't found the time to sit and make them.....sigh. 
I tried reading all the comments and I'm amazed on how many people still like my work. Thank you so much for your support! Makes me happy to still see all the chibi plushies everywhere!! My favorite will always be the first one I made which is the Naruto chibi one!
Speaking of Naruto!!!! (Yes, I read and watch it still) That ending!!! Crazy! I still can't believe it's over! It had its ups and downs but I loved every minute of it! Thank you Kishimoto for an awesome ride!!! SPOILER***I loved seeing Naruto as a parent since I can relate now!! ***END OF SPOILER lol. I also started to let my son watch it from the beginning and he loves it! Lol. I know I'm such a geek but I can't help it! That is who I am......dattebayo!!! ;)
Anyways!!! I'm sorry I haven't bee around but THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your wonderful comments and all the new watches! I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart! Can't promise I am back but I do want to. It's just going to be a bit hard for this mommy! 

Love you guys!!!!!

-LoRi
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PLUSH YOU

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 8, 2010, 8:53 AM
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Plush: If you live in the Seattle area and you love plushies I recomend you stopping by and seeing the wonderful Plush You Show. It will be at Schmancy, 1932 Second Ave, Seattle, WA
Show opens today from 5:00 to 9:00. Two of my little plushies are being showed there! :heart:

Life: Haven't updated much because school is keeping me really busy and I been getting sick. I think is this weather. :sick:



lani

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  • Mood: Joy

Ask me anything!

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 27, 2010, 9:04 AM
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Life: Well as you now my computer crashed again! My hubby's friend tried to fix it but couldn't. So the hubby got mad and went to the store and bought a new one. :giggle: He should get mad at electronics more often. Guess what he bought me!? A brand new MAC!!!! I know! I'm so excited. Never had one so I'm trying to get use to it. So far I love it. If any of y'all  Mac users have any tips for me I would love to hear them.

Plush: I'm working on two new plushies for my friend. Cant say much about it until I'm done. I'm also going to start on my PlushYou show plushies.

Web: I made a formspring account. I thought it would be fun. So go ahead and ask away!! www.formspring.me/LaTortuga2



lani

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Help a friend...

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 19, 2010, 8:21 AM
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My dear friend :iconmoonyen: needs your help! Her transmission in her car when out! So you can help by buying some of her awesome little bunnies at her Etsy shop:www.etsy.com/shop/moonscreatio… you can commission her. She does a lot of cute things. So please help if you can. thank you!! :hug:s

p.s. Kaneda (my doggy) is doing much better! She wants to go out side and play but it's still too soon for that. :(



lani

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PROGRESS:
1.:iconkarma-kun:::star::star::star::star: :emailsend:
2.:iconpeachseas:::star::star::star::star: :emailsend:
3.:iconichigo-love:::star::star::star::star: :emailsend:
4.:iconpaper-chel:::star::star::star::star:

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  • Mood: Artistic

My poor puppy

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 15, 2010, 7:22 PM
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My dog Kaneda got hurt. She tried to jump on the sofa and missed and landed on her back. We had to take her to the vet and got x-rays. Luckily she did not fractured her disk. So now she is taking pain killers and staying in the kitchen for two weeks. The vet said that she needs to take it easy for a while or it could get worse. Poor baby. :(


lani

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PROGRESS:
1.:iconkarma-kun:::star-half::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty:
2.:iconpeachseas:::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty:
3.:iconichigo-love:::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty:
4.:iconpaper-chel:::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty:

:bulletblue: Art Trades: CLOSED:bulletblue:
  • Mood: Tearful

COMMISSIONS

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 14, 2010, 7:06 PM
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CLOSED



I will only have four slots open at a time. Their will be a 5 slot waiting
list. First come first serve. If the first four people decide not to
commission me I will let the people in the waiting list know.  


:bulletpink:ITEMS and PRICES:bulletpink:
Prices may vary depending on which plush and the amount of detail you want.
Here is an idea on how much they might be from simple to detailed plushies.
All prices are USD$.



Chibi: $15-$20
CHIBI ME by LoRi-La-Tortuga COMMISSION - ichigo love OC by LoRi-La-Tortuga SATAN - Lucy Daughter of Devil by LoRi-La-Tortuga

Big Chibi: $20-$30
COMMISSION - chibiself by LoRi-La-Tortuga

PALS: $20-$30
Mushroom Bear Plush by LoRi-La-Tortuga COMMISSION - two doggies by LoRi-La-Tortuga

lil'pals: $10-$20
lil'bunny 2 by LoRi-La-Tortuga lil'bunny 3 by LoRi-La-Tortuga ART TRADE: lil'Okami by LoRi-La-Tortuga

Wrist pincushions: $7-$10
OWL WRIST PINCUSHION by LoRi-La-Tortuga flower pincushion by LoRi-La-Tortuga

Pincushions: $6-$8
Fruity Pincushions by LoRi-La-Tortuga

Small Pincushions: $5-$7
mushroom pincushion by LoRi-La-Tortuga

Other: note me
COMMISSION - cownose stingray by LoRi-La-Tortuga RED LOBSTER by LoRi-La-Tortuga


NOTE: If you want a re-make let me know. I might not have that same fabric
anymore but I might have something close to it. Also I hold the right to say
no to any requests, sorry. But it doesn't hurt to ask. :D

:bulletgreen:SHIPPING:bulletgreen:
Depends on how big the item is and where its going to. Anything sent outside
the US will take longer to arrive. Most of the time it takes 2-4 weeks.

5-7"
US: $3
Canada: $3.50
Everywhere Else: $5

under 5"
US: $2
Canada: $2.50
Everywhere Else: $4

:bulletyellow:PAYMENT:bulletyellow:
I will accept only paypal for now. You must send me a 50% non-refundable down-payment
so I know you are serious about this commission. This will guarantee you a spot and I will
not start your plush until I have the down-payment. The rest will be paid when I finish your item.  

:bulletblue:COMMISSION ME:bulletblue:
1. Please send me a note with the following info
~Type of plushie.
~Refrance photos if needed
~Your location

2. I will note you back with a quote and how long
it will take to finish it.

3. Once you reply and give the deposit. I will
start on your item.

4. When your commission in complete, I will send you
a photo of it to see if you approve.

5. Once you approve, please send your final payment. I
will send your item when I receive the final payment.


Let me know if you have any other questions! :D

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New News

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 8, 2010, 8:52 AM
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I just got back from a family trip. I was kinda of a last minute trip so I wasn't able to let y'all know, sorry. Here is what happening this summer.

:bulletblue: Thinking about opening commissions
I been wanting to open it for a while but I had school. I'm free for the summer! I'll let you all know all the info soon.
:bulletblue: Working on a new plush doll
Yep, my brother has been asking me for a K-on plush. So I been drawing up sketches for it and it all goes well I might use the pattern to make other plushies with it.
:bulletblue: Working on plushies for the PlushYou show in Oct!!
I'm so excited about this one! I got accepted to be in the PlushYou show! So I will be drawing ideas on what to make for it. I might even ask for y'all help. :D



with lots of love,
lani

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Lori-llama

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 5, 2010, 4:56 AM
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I opened my inbox and found all these llamas walking around!! It took me back when people use to call me Lori-llama(don't ask). Anyways I thought it was funny so I sent a llama to everyone that gave me a llama.

Have a happy :llama: day! :D



with lots of love,
lani

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SPRING BREAK!!

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 16, 2010, 11:36 AM
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School had me tide up. I'm so glad I have this week to get back to my sewing. I really didn't have time because of family and school. Now I can just relax and sew. Hopefully I'll finish some plushies by the end of this week so y'all can see them. So excited!! :D



with lots of love,
lani

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Birthday Weekend.

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 23, 2010, 7:32 AM
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Yesterday was my birthday!! My best friend came down to visit. I finally saw Avatar in 3D (really good movie), ate a delicious chocolate cake and went shopping. I had a very good birthday weekend. I'm also working on "Fairy Tale Plushies" so I'm very excited. :D Also, any Facebook people out there? I just made a new page. Please become my fan here:www.facebook.com/pages/LoRi-La… !:giggle:



with lots of love,
lani

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sewing sewing sewing

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 10, 2010, 10:41 AM
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I been sewing a lot lately. This is what I been up to.

I made some business cards and my dear cousin gave me some awesome cute turtle fabric and I made me a little card holder. I found this awesome tutorial:quiltedcupcake.blogspot.com/20… from Quilted Cupcake. I kinda broke my sewing machine needle doing this. I guess my fabric was to thick for it but it's all fixed now. :D



I also made a very cozy pouch for Chester (sis and my ferret). He is going to love it! I made it so it can be reversible. Its suppose to be dark purple and black but it looks blue in the picture.



Also, any Facebook people out there? I just made a new page for my shop. Please become my fan here:www.facebook.com/pages/LoRi-La… !:giggle:
Oh, I got a 96% on my first exam on my Math for Teachers class. I'm so happy!! You don't understand I haven't done any math for 3 years!! So I am very rusty. ^^; well, that is all for now.


with lots of love,
lani

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YAY 2010!

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 12, 2010, 4:38 PM
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I'm excited for this year. I went to all my classes and the professors seemed
nice. Looks like lots of work but I think I got this ;). Also I making new
Valentine Plushies. I just finished a lil'bear and will be making more so stay
tuned to my gallery! :love:

I want to welcome my cousin to DeviantArt!
:iconglompsomethingplz::iconfunkygoodstuff::iconlemmeglompyou2plz:

Show her some DA love!
She makes really cute accessories!
Check her Etsy Shop: www.funkygoodstuff.etsy.com




with lots of love,
lani

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GOODBYE 2009!!

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 30, 2009, 12:14 PM
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Well, the year is almost over. I'm welcoming the new year with open arms!!
I'm so excited for the new year. I already drew up some new ideas. Hopefully
i don't get lazy this time. My New Year's resolutions are: don't be lazy, do good
in school (going back to school and very nerves!), finish up the art trades I have
pending (I'm so sorry guys!!:forgiveme:), maybe do some commissions, and have a baby. :D

Here is my 2009 Art Summary:
2009 meme by LoRi-La-Tortuga


I hope everybody has a wonderful New Year!! :glomp:


with lots of love,
lani</a>

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The winner is......

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 16, 2009, 5:37 PM
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:dance: The winner is :iconturtlebuzz: !! YAY!! :dance:

This was fun! I might do this again! To all the other people thank you for watching.
THANK YOU FOR THE 50,000+ PAGEVIEWS!! :glomp:


with lots of love,
lani

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  • Mood: Christmas Spirited

Kiriban . . . . and other things

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 16, 2009, 9:06 AM
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Don't forget to catch my kiriban at 50,000 pageviews. If you don't know what a kiriban is, here is a tutorial on how to do it: catharsisjb.deviantart.com/art… . Be the first person to note me with the link of your screenshot and you will receive this cute plush!!!

lil'penguin by LoRi-La-Tortuga


Also....

I been featured in the first DeviantSHOP Christmas Issue among other craft artist!! You can check it out here: silence-echoer.deviantart.com/… . It is pretty neat.

I have 43 new watchers!! THANK YOU!! :glomp:


with lots of love,
lani

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  • Mood: Christmas Spirited

Christmas Kiriban

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 5, 2009, 12:09 PM
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Just because I love Christmas! No matter what mood I am in Christmas makes me so happy. I'm a Christian so I believe the story of Jesus and how God gave His most precious gift to us. But you don't have to be religious to want to help people or give a gift to someone special. I want to thank y'all for all the comments, fav's and watches! I would love to give everyone of you a gift but if I do that I'll probably die on my sewing machine. :giggle: So I'm making a Christmas Kiriban!!


Just screen cap my 50,000 pageview and the fist person who notes me with the link will get this special plush: lori-la-tortuga.deviantart.com…;

p.s. I have 121 new watcher!! Thank you!! :glomp:


with lots of love,
lani

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Thank You!

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 1, 2009, 8:45 AM
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First I want to thank all the people that left an encouraging comment
on my last journal. Thank you, it meant a lot to me. I love yall!! :love: :hug:


I'm doing really good physically. I started sewing again. I made a lil'bunny:lori-la-tortuga.deviantart.com…;
while I was gone. I went to my parents house for Thanksgiving. It was a very nice
Thanksgiving. I hope every one (that celebrates thanksgiving) had a good one too.

Christmas is around the corner! I love Christmas!! I'm thinking of making a
Christmas Kiriban. Details to come soon. ;)


with lots of love,
lani

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sad news...

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 8, 2009, 2:30 PM
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I found out Wed that my baby had passed away. I went in for my 16wk OB appointment and the doc couldn't find the heartbeat. They did a couple of ultra sounds and found out that the baby stopped growing at 14wks. I'm home right now and ok. I would be lying if I said I'm feeling fine. I been crying. It's just really hard since it was my first pregnancy and my husband and I were really excited. I know God has His reasons and now my baby is in a better place now.

I will be taking a little break. Don't be upset if i don't answer all your comments and questions fast but I do promise to read all of them. I will be checking my DA from time to time.

with lots of love,
lani

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  • Mood: Gloomy

New Journal

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 9, 2009, 8:26 PM
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OK! So I think I got it! YAY!! I donno, what do y'all think about the new journal?
N-E-WAYS.
I know I haven't up dated. Sorry guys. I really want to but every time I get up to
do something I feel nauseous. I hate it. Nothing looks good anymore. My husband
wanted to take me out to eat to any place I wanted but as you can imagine I didn't
feel like eating anything.....blah. I have so many ideas. Hopefully I start getting
better since this week I am 3months pregnant! :dance: Here is the ultra sound I took
last week. You can now see the little head and body. :love:

baby11wks


lani

art trades

1.:iconfizziekiwi:: :lightbulb: :star::star::star:
~ pair of white lil'lions ~

2.:icontasha25:: :lightbulb: :star::star::star: :emailsend: :dance:
~ red lobster ~

3.:iconlonehana:: :lightbulb: :star::star::star: :emailsend: :dance:
~ daisy pincushion ~

4.:iconlittlepaperforest:: :lightbulb: :star::star::star: :emailsend:
~ lil'Okami ~

5.:iconantarespuchu: :lightbulb: :star::star::star:
~ lil' panda ~

6.:iconsilentcristal: :lightbulb: :star::star-half::star-empty:
~ chibi Joker & Harley Quinn ~

7.:iconchocoang3l:: :lightbulb:

art trades key:
:lightbulb:: idea making
:star::star-empty::star-empty:: pattern done
:star::star::star-empty:: fabric cut
:star::star::star:: sewing done
:emailsend:: mailed
:dance:: received
  • Mood: Love

Art Trades

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CLOSED


art trades key:
:lightbulb:: idea making
:star::star-empty::star-empty:: pattern done
:star::star::star-empty:: fabric cut
:star::star::star:: sewing done
:emailsend:: mailed
:dance:: received




1.:iconfizziekiwi:: :lightbulb: :star::star::star:
~ pair of white lil'lions ~

2.:iconsilentcristal: :lightbulb: :star::star-half::star-empty:
~ chibi Joker & Harley Quinn ~

3.:iconchocoang3l:: :lightbulb:

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  • Mood: Love