Thursday, September 20, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018

Embroidering my childhood home

Unfortunately 2D & 3D are worlds apart. Anyway, this is my childhood home on the coast of Oregon. I lived there until 4 months before my 12th birthday. It has only happy memories for me, although the overcast skies and rain were certain to put a damper on any outdoor activity you wanted to do. <3

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas Reindeer

I made a toy reindeer to put next to my mini Christmas tree. I love making toys! I wish it was my full time job. I especially like the cute tassels on the sash. It is my dream life to design toys. Maybe someday my imagination will kick in. ;P

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Forest Journal

I embroidered trees then added them to a journal. I made the back cover a forest green cotton material to add contrast to the grey front cover. I was really happy with how it turned out, even though it's slightly crooked. :)

Friday, October 20, 2017

Haus sweet haus

I sewed a pillow in the shape of a haus. Winter, here we come! ready or not...

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Suede Journal

My new journal, handmade by me. And me.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Stitching the day away

I might take this embroidery and make it into a journal...It was super fun to make!

Monday, July 31, 2017


My daughter Sylvia created a Pokemon named Oosier (Oo-see-air) that is part deer and part swan. I made a felt image of it just for fun. I also made a felt Pikachu.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Linen Journal with flower paper

I liked the idea of splitting up the flower papers on the signatures. I think it turned out pretty cool.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

May flowers embroidery

I'm not sure how to finish this one, but it feels too bare at the moment. I believe I will add some leaves as a finishing touch then add an updated photo. :)

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Shadow box birdies

I've been wanting to update the shadow box in my bathroom for a while and I finally did it! I made these little birds while I was on bed rest after my surgery. I watched like 4 movies in the time it took to make these, so the going was really slow. :P

Friday, March 10, 2017

March Green Notebooks

I made some green notebooks to recognize spring and St. Patrick's day. The fabric was really fun to shop for, and I don't think I've ever done this particular binding on the spine. They turned out so cute!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Valentimes fox

Happy Valentimes! I made a picture of a fox using faux fur and felt. The whole month of January flew by without a project. I have an idea for March though, so that should keep me busy. I will keep you posted. ;)

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Heart doll

I made a heart shaped doll with the Hillary Lang pattern. It was really fun and challenging. I like making toys so much! I wish it was my full time job, but alas, I must have an office job like everybody else. ;)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Winter Journal Take II

I finished another journal. The fabric is so neat, I wish the camera could show that better. I really liked the Buck on the fabric of the end pages, it really conveys a winter vibe.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

X-ray pillow

I made some new pillows for my maroon sofa. The orange one is made of fake fur and the black one is made of a really slick "x-ray" fabric my sister got for me. Just adding to my eclectic collection. :)

Friday, October 28, 2016

Nature Embroidery

I finally finished this piece I've been working on for a while now. I like doing free-hand embroidery without a pattern, although it sometimes doesn't work the way you want it to. It looked a lot better in my head! It was still fun to make even though it didn't turn out like I imagined. :)

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Tiny Upholstery House Village

I made some tiny houses! :) Aren't they cute?! Sewing adds whimsy to my life like nothing else. I love having something to do with my hands while I listen to music or language learning podcasts. I used upholstery fabric and sewed up the outside to show the stitches. Super fun!!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Mini notebooks with Leather cover

I used leather for the cover and book board for the back of these mini notebooks.
This one is called spring, because the picture reminded me of that green time of year. :)