Wednesday, January 21, 2009

bad blogger bad bad bad

I have been bad :( I haven't been able to type or do much of anything for the last few weeks. After the holidays I started feeling a lot of pain in my wrists and I figured they just needed a break but as i took that break I realized that the pain wasn't going away. I am going to the Dr next week and am a bit nervous especially with how much I depend on my hands for work. I haven't sewn pr painted in over 2 weeks!!! that is like an eternity!!! I do a little work on my computer every day or until i can't stand it so I have been able to list a few new things.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

And they called him Wellington

This is my newest friend B. Wellington. Hes the best, his arms are the best, his legs are the best. he he he, B. Wellington was recently spotted in Silverlake where oddly enough he ran into what looked like a long lost twin :) You be the judge.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Take a deep breath and.....

This year was crazy to say the least :) I am going to really try my best to make 2009 another great year. 2008 was so up and down and all over the place. I think for the new year I would like to not be poor :) thats not too unrealistic...right. I am going to work my bunz off to see my goodies go to good homes. I love my art and I love being able to do what I love on a regular basis. I think I would like to showcase my paintings a lot more this year, I just get nervous about whether people will enjoy them...artsy fartsy stuff :) Happy New Year to everyone

Monday, December 1, 2008

Rain Drops keep Falling on my Etsy

So Cyber Monday was a bust and nothing spectacular to report. To be honest I wasn't really holding my breath or anything. I did however get a chance to post some really great stuff over a few days of Va-Ca. I had a blast staying in my PJ's on Black Friday and hanging out with my little family. I made a bunch of new hair things and now I have to replace them cause a friend of mine cleaned me out! I love the holidays...I can't wait till I get to hang out in my Pj's all over again.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

New Wool Felt hair clips

I was up all night last night posting a bunch of new hair clips :) They are soooo cute. I love working with wool felt and I look forward to making tons and tons more.

I am going to take the holiday to really go for it and make a bunch of new stuff. I can't wait to eat mini turkey loafs. My mom decided that this year she wasn't going to make a traditional turkey, she decided use ground turkey and veggies, mix it all up and put it in a cupcake pan, then you have mini turkey loafs!! Delicious with cranberry sauce and all the fixins. I hope your holiday will be extra special.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I have begun to post a million and a half things onto my etsy! yay, I need a small break from it. I have been working my little fingers to the bone trying to re-make a bunch of stuff. I recently figured out how to make my hair clips a lot better! I realized that they needed an extra piece of wool felt so they would attach better than they did before. I decided to stick with the smaller hair clips because they things on the clips would be way to big to wear :) I am very happy with them so far. I have also just listed a bunch of my Russian nesting dolls, they are soooo cute! Check them out :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Zeke: Revisited

Well, I was looking through my old stuff on my computer and I came across this piece I wrote about my friend Zeke. It is a walk thru for how I do my plush and how I put everything together technically. Enjoy! Although he is already living in hos new home I can always put together another 555 chip for someone that just can't live without it :)

I have been wanting to explain what I mean by double and triple sewing when talking about my plushies. I decided to use one of my newest creations, Zeke, as an example of how I put these guys together.

I started by choosing my fabrics, I chose to back my black cotton with white canvas so there would be more structure for the shape considering it is meant to be a square :)

Once I chose my fabric I began to piece things together starting with the feet then doing the top and bottom.

This is Zeke with all four of his sides put together. I stuffed the legs before I sewed them on and I made sure to leave a little space towards the top so they could hang down and not stick out.

This shows what I mean by double stitching. Every seam of each of my plushies is like this so that even if they take a beating ( which I never suggest) they will be able to come out of it unscathed :) Also, the canvas helps to make it even sturdier.

This is Zeke ready to be stuffed. Before I begin stuffing him I arrange where his eyes will be, then carefully attach them. I only use safety eyes, they look good and they are super duper durable.

This is the finished product!!! he's great and wonderful and I can't wait till he goes off to a great home :) Any questions? comments please feel free to contact me. I hope this was helpful.