Sunday, November 29, 2015

And the Winners Are...

I used to pick the lucky winner of my 4th blog anniversary giveaway, and the grand prize winner of six of my greeting cards is:

Kikka N!!!

But hold on! There were so many dear, sweet comments from dear, sweet people, that I decided to use to draw 

5 more names!

That's right! Five more names! And the next five winners were:

Jane Smith!!!



Victoria Stitch!!!


Congratulations to all of the lucky winners. I wish I could have given a prize to everyone who entered, because you are all so sweet and deserving, but six prizes is all I can do right now. My 5th blog anniversary will be in February, though, so there will be more chances then. To all the winners, please email me your addresses. I will send out your cards as soon as possible. And until next time, keep having fun! xoxo Jennifer

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Season's Greetings From Cupcake Cottage!

Hello! The giveaway has closed. I will announce the winner tomorrow.

The title of this post is the name of my latest greeting card. I finally made a holiday greeting card at the request of several store buyers and individual customers. Flossy and Sophie are in their element, baking goodies for the holidays in Cupcake Cottage's kitchen:

It was fun putting this card together, setting up the scene, getting the elements and lighting just so. I made a lot of the miniatures myself, but some special people contributed some of the holiday decor that you see too. Inside, the card reads "Season's Greetings." I've made the card so that it is appropriate for Christmas, solstice, the new year, and so on. I hope you like it!

Life and card selling have kept me so busy lately that I haven't had time to write a new post, visit other blogs (so sorry for that), or hold my promised 4-year blog anniversary giveaway from around April of this year. Now it's finally time to announce the giveaway! The prize is any six of my greeting cards, you choose which cards and how many of each, for a total of six cards. The cards retail for $5 each, so the prize is worth $30!

How to enter the giveaway?

1) Go to my Greeting Card Gallery page and pick the six cards you would like to win. Remember, it can be any combination of cards, six total.

2) Come back here and leave a comment telling me which six greeting cards you've chosen.

That's it! The giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere, follower or not. I'll do a random draw and announce the winner Sunday, November 29, 2015. Good luck everyone, and keep it fun! xoxo Jennifer

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Flossy and Sophie Celebrate Halloween

Hi Everyone! I hope you're having a super-fun Halloween! Here's an updated version of a photo from a while back that I felt like showing again. Flossy and Sophie just LOVE dressing up in costume AND eating delicious treats! Happy Halloween from Cupcake Cottage!

Hope you're having lots of fun and collecting lots of candy! Until next time, keep it fun! ;-) xoxo Jennifer

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Instagram, Petite Blythe Dolls, Gifts, and Giveaway

Hi y'all! What a beautiful summer we've been having! A good friend of mine suggested I try Instagram, given my interest in visual images. I'm finding that it's a lot easier than blogging, because you can load photos from your day, life, and interests with or without text. Since it's all done with your cell phone, it couldn't be easier! So here's my Instagram link, in case you're interested in seeing what I'm up to:

I have a new interest as of the last few months: Petite Blythe dolls. I love how they have a bit of a Japanese manga look to them, and they fit in 1:12 settings beautifully. It's fun to make clothes for them too. :-) Speaking of clothes, a dear friend sent this darling outfit for my dolls. To see all of my dolls, look here.

See the tiny green plush bunny in the photo? Pepper of MitchyMooMiniatures  sent him, along with four other adorable mini plushies, to thank me for a small gift I sent her. What a generous and talented person! If you want to see some amazing miniature scenes, look no further than Pepper's blog.

Speaking of gifts, I received some lovely surprise gifts at Christmas from Monica of Kitchen Miniature blog, Birgit of BiWuBaren on the Blog, Fabiola of Miominimondo blog, and Kikka of  Pieni Sammakko blog. And the Christmas before last I received some lovely surprise gifts from Irina of Narina Napertaa blog that I completely forgot to mention. How embarassing! As they say, better late than never! Simona of Soft and Malleable blog also sent me some beautiful gifts. Thank you, one and all, for your very thoughtful presents!

I notice that a lot of bloggers are away this summer, so I plan to host my giveaway celebrating four years of blogging in September, when people are online again. I hope you all are enjoying your summer or winter, whatever it may be, and I look forward to seeing you here, on Pinterest, and on Instagram. Until we meet next, keep it fun! xoxo Jennifer

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Bloglovin' and Giveaway

Hi everyone! Just a reminder from Plushpussycat and friends that you can follow my blog with Bloglovin', if that's convenient for you.

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

In other news, I'm working on a special four-year blog anniversary giveaway for all of you. Stay tuned for more info when the giveaway is ready! Hope you're all having a fantastic summer (or winter, depending on where you live)! Keep it fun! xoxo Jennifer

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Still Here!

Hi dear blog friends! Long time no blog post! I was just organizing my photos ( a big project I've wanted to tackle for a while) and realized that I missed celebrating Plushpussycat blog's anniversary back on February 16. It's been four years since I started Plushpussycat, and I definitely want to celebrate that milestone. More on that later. :-)

Flossy is ready to celebrate Plushpussycat's birthday. :-)

Where have I been? I've been busy with home projects, spending time in nature, and selling my greeting cards locally. Here's what happened: I started spending a lot more time in nature, away from my computer. I noticed that my long-time back pain improved greatly as a result. Turns out that too much blogging can hurt you! ;-) So, as a result, I've had to simplify my online life dramatically, reading fewer blogs, blogging less often, and so on.

And now I'm trying to carve out some time in my busy life for more creativity, such as designing some new plushy characters and greeting cards and making minis and doll clothes. I haven't succeeded in finding much free time yet, what with tax season and all, but I'm still trying, and tax season is nearly over. :-)

So, I'm still here, I still leave comments on your blogs when I have a chance, and there'll be some new characters AND celebratory fun here soon. I hope you'll stick around to see what happens next, my friends. Until next time, keep it fun! xoxo Jennifer