Archive for the ‘About the Artist’ Category

Spring Showers Bring Alien Powers

March 26, 2012

After a long bout of morning sickness brought on by my second pregnancy, I am finally feeling better and have been busy sewing away. These are just some of the newest aliens I’ve added in the last couple days. There are many MANY more to come so stay tuned and check out the latest aliens each day.


Happy Birthday to Me and YOU!

May 19, 2011

In honor of MY Birthday, on Sunday May 22nd,  I will be offering FREE shipping.  This is a one day only offer.  Enter Promo Code HAPPYBIRTHDAY when you check out to receive your free shipping.  This is something I do not do very often, so if you have had your eye on an alien this is a great time to adopt it.  Head to and start chosing which aliens you will adopt with free shipping.

You could get free shipping on Mitsy!

Adopt an Alien has been featured in Stuffed Magazine

March 14, 2011
The Stuffed Magazine Winter 2011 Cover

Adopt an Alien has recently been featured in the Winter 2011 issue of Stuffed Magazine.

Check out this link to snag your copy today and find my aliens in the galary section.

Pushing the Limits of Alien Size

February 20, 2011

I just wanted to share these pictures of the smallest Alien I’ve ever made and the largest Alien I’ve ever made. 

One is a tiny keychain and the other is gigantic cuddly alien friend. 

Gigantor and I just chilling

Itty Bitty Pip Squeek Alien

600 by October 16th

September 14, 2010

October 16th, 2010 will mark my Two Year Anniversary running our Adopt an Alien, adoption agency.  I’ve have made it made it my mission to hit at least 600 alien adoptions by this time.  You can help out by heading to and adopting your own Alien.  Each alien is handmade, by me, and one of a kind, for you!  Adopt an Alien and Adopt a Smile. 

Check back on October 16th for special Anniversary savings.


The Latest in My Crazy Life!

June 28, 2010

My Happy Dusty Boy!

So as many of you have read, back in January I gave birth to my first child, a boy, Dusty Orien.  Well when they say “A child changes everything,” they aren’t kidding.  Life has been crazy, amazing, and practically non-stop!  I wouldn’t change it for the world though.

Dusty is an amazing little boy and I love him more than I thought I could love.  Him and his Daddy are my whole world.  Even though Dusty has been a very challenging colic baby, he is slowly growing out of crying for hours and hours a day… just in time for his teething to really start to flare up.  Otherwise he is a very serious baby, he has to explore and try everything.  He doesn’t play with toys as much as he examines them.  I love to watch his little mind work.  He also LOVES to eat, his favorites seem to be sweet potatos and this ham/pineapple/rice mix and he HATES green beans… which is funny because so do I. 

This is Dusty and His Daddy After a Shower!

 He likes baths but loves showers! 

Speck, our dog, just adores Dusty and is very protective and affectionate (maybe alittle too much sometimes). 

My husband and I just celebrated our five year wedding anniversary.  I made a whole slideshow of our life from first date to Dusty being added to our little family, as a gift to my love Jon!

My Family


Things are going well and I’m starting to really find a routine.  People often ask me how I find the time to make aliens and be a stay at home Mom…. I just tell them I never sleep, haha!  The truth though is that I do must of my alien work when Dusty is napping, in bed for the night, or on the weekends when Daddy can help out more.  Sometimes running my own little business and taking care of my son can be overwhelming but I wouldn’t trade it.  I love my life!

If you would like to adopt one of my alien toys head to

Adopt an Alien Clubs

June 15, 2010

It’s amazing when something you create causes a big stir somewhere.  Over the last year I have found out about not one, but two Adopt an Alien clubs that have started.  One in Sheridan, WY and the other way up in the Yukon of Canada.  It is exciting to me to know that all these little kids are adopting aliens, giving them good homes, a network of friends, and stories.   I picture these kids sitting around the lunch room giving their aliens pretend food and making up an alien language for them to speak…  I just LOVE my job!


You can start your own alien club by heading to my shop and adopting your own Alien.

Slow Seasons at the Agency

May 6, 2010

Every Spring and Every Summer, Alien Sales drop off.  I continue making aliens at the same rate yet adoption slows way down.  The way I see it, if you are someone who likes alot of variety to chose from, this is the perfect time for you to adopt an alien.  At this moment there are over 90 aliens in the shop, up for adoption.  Every single one of those aliens are one of a kind and spectacular!  Let me know if you have any questions, but in the mean time, get your butt over to the shop and adopt Adopt ADOPT!


Taurus, one of many aliens in need of a home!

The Lastest on My Little One, Dusty

March 10, 2010

Dusty, my little son, is about two and a half months old now.  I never knew I could love someone so much… he is amazing.  Even though he is very much a colic baby and spends alot of time crying, he is a very good baby and he loves to snuggle.  Lately he has been trying out his beautiful little smile more and more. Dusty has gained alot of weight since he was born and is now up to 11 pounds and 14 ounces and is fitting into 3 month old clothes. 

Daddy really helps out on the weekends so Mom can still make Aliens.  Afterall makings Aliens is my job even though it is a very fun job.

Anyways I’ll be adding more pictures soon!  Stay tuned!

Welcome Dusty Orien Banker

January 20, 2010
Dusty Orien

Dusty Orien

Just an hour after he was born.

Just an hour after he was born.


Home with Dad and Mom

My husband and I would like to announce the arrival of our first child, a little boy, Dusty Orien Banker.  Although he was a few weeks early he was born healthy and beautiful.  Dusty arrived on January 3rd at 10:38 am after only 12 hours of labor.  He weighed 6 lbs 11 oz and measured 20 1/2 inches long. 

Being a Mom has been wonderful and challenging and overall AMAZING!  But as many of you know, being a first time Mom can also be tiring and overwhelming… so I just ask that you all have patience with Alien orders at this time.  Thanks for your understanding.