Thursday, November 27, 2008
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
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.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I received a convo about how we won a Golden Robot Award for our awesome business cards! yay!! I was surprised at how quickly we ran out. I took 1000 and I still ran out :) It was a great feeling. I think I am going to be talking about the awesomeness of Felt Club for a long time. Oh Yeah! I had an idea the make a plush of Leslie Hall and send it to her just cause I think she would really appreciate it. heres the link to the blog called Hearts and Laserbeams: www.heartsandlaserbeams.com/blog
Oh and here is the newest flier for v is for violet. I looove that pink little squid :) enjoy!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Well getting over the high of this weekend and enjoying the lack of sleep. I have been making these silly wool felt hair clips and they seem to be taking off. I made a bunch of them while I was at home watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta. They were all snatched up during the show this weekend so I will be making a bunch of new ones this Thursday while watching Ugly Betty.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Wow, Felt Club was grrrrreat! I had the best time chatting it up with other Etsians and shopping my brain out :) I think by far the best part for me would be getting to meet the wonderful super cool Leslie Hall. Her booth was right across from ours and we loved getting to watch her perform and take super funny pics. Make sure you check her You Tube videos out, they are hilarious :)
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Today is a big day :) V and I will be stepping out in a bit to go vote. We have to make the drive to chino hills so we will probably reward ourselves with a nice iced caramel macchiado...yum.
It is finally getting colder and I love it! Yesterday I posted a small painting of my octopus friend and today I finally scanned my bunny plushy pillow painting. I will be posting them on Etsy by the end of the day. I hope people love them as much as I do :)
Ok, V and I are off! Good Luck with the polls, hope you don't have to wait too long.
Monday, November 3, 2008
I have mentioned that my first love is painting and so in the spirit of getting my two loves together I have been working on some paintings of some of my favorite plushy characters. Here is one I called Alfred, he is a super cool Octopus. I want to sell prints of my plushy friends and for the moment I am going to make small affordable postcards of them for the holidays. Lets see how it turns out :)