Sunday, September 30, 2007


Well, here he is! My first Amigurumi (and my first crochet project!). I used some scraps of Lion's "WoolEase" yarn (I like the yarn but had a TERRIBLE time with splitting) and a bit of hand-spun blue wool for his little sweater.
I think he turned out supercute. :-) Thanks SO MUCH to Ana Paula for posting this free pattern on her blog!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


I can't blog right now... too busy TRYING to learn how to crochet.... More to come (I hope!)....

Friday, September 21, 2007


This is Claudia: She's new!.. and will probably be in my shop on Monday. She is almost done but I have to finish stitching up her tummy and add a few other final touches.
Claudia is the first cat stuffie I've made AND the first time I've tried using safety-eyes (I usually make felt or embroidered eyes, like this). I kind of like these little cat eyes though. What do you think?...

Thursday, September 13, 2007

I ♥ softies!

I am addicted to softies right now. SOoo fun! I made this little sleeping elephant last week out of a scrap of Marimekko from my stash (I especially love the flower on her butt!).

I just wish I was better at pattern-making. I really want to make a few more 3-D toys (you know, so the elephant could actually stand..).

I was doing some internet research the other night and came across this. The cutest stuffed pig pattern.. with curly tail and all...FREE! I just love it. I am dying to make one of these for Kai. I'll keep you posted and PLEASE let me know if you make one too!

P.S. I just realized that I had my "comments" option turned off. Eek! They should be enabled now, so please do say "hi" if it strikes your fancy :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Did you miss it?...

I did too. Apparently this little guy (Morgen) made the front page of etsy today! I am flattered. Thanks for including my work in your fabulous treasury Earmark! :-)

Friday, September 7, 2007


I mentioned that my mom was visiting recently and re-folded all of my fabric (thanks mom!). My husband thought I should take a picture before I get the chance to undo all of her hard work (hey, I like to spread out so I can see what I'm working on... Is that so wrong?...)
I have a wall of shelves on the right side of my studio. Now that it's all organized I can clearly see that there's LOTS of room for more fabric!! Hmmm.... ;)

Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

This and that....

So I thought I was going to be able to keep up with a post or two a week on my blog--but, alas, no. Oy. I do enjoy writing, but time always seems to slip away from me and I have to admit that my blog is probably at the bottom of my priority list. I'm not even sure if anyone reads this (If you do, I'd love to know!)....

Anyway, I promised a pic or two of my studio awhile back and here it is! Well, the outside anyway... My studio is in the backyard and is totally cute. My husband had been using it as his office when he was working from home and then it started to turn into "the room that collects things" (don't you hate that? Kinda like that 'junk drawer" in the kitchen..) I am going to take some pics inside for next time (I promise). Especially since my mom just came to visit (from NC) and folded ALL of my fabric. Seriously. :)

Oh, while my mom was here I was able to make some headway on a few projects. I don't know if you ever saw this little star toy set in my shop awhile back but I have a handful more coming next week (I just have to finish up the blankies)....