Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Upholstery toys

I made some bunnies from upholstery. I was able to find some good deals in the red dot corner at Jo-Anne's. I bought six kinds of upholstery so the plan is to make a bunch of different combo patterned toys to have for sale at a craft fair this Christmas. It's a lofty goal, but I think I can do it. :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Arabian Nights inspired embroidery

I just finished this free hand embroidery fish today. It was a 12 hour labor of love. I worked on it mostly on our drive to Moab, Utah for a family reunion. The colors, the design, the idea, were all inspired by The Arabian Nights, one of my favorite books.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sail Boat Journal

I finally finished the boat journal I was making for my sister. I had to wait over a month for the fabric special order from Etsy which had to be special ordered from SpoonFlower (whew!) But it was totally worth the wait. I absolutely love the shade of blue! I want to paint my house that color! I used white waxed thread and just did a simple coptic stitch. I think it turned out really pretty. Yay!

Monday, March 21, 2016

It's that time again...

I made some more pillowcases! :P
I love it when flannel goes on sale. I spent a total of $12 for four yards of fabric, and then that became four new pillow cases. It takes me between 1/2 hour to 45 min. to make each one. So worth it!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Custom Journals

Without Cardstock
With Pink Cardstock
The front of each, with the patches. One is a bunny winking, the other is a pinwheel.
Flowers with blue cardstock
The patch

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Where the Wild Things Aren't Journal

This fabric reminds me of the children's book Where the Wild Things Are...if I was more talented I would make a patch with the beast on it.
It's been a while since I sewed together a book. I still like it, if you were wondering.
Here is the inside.
This is not a good picture, but I made another lavender sachet.
I used some of my favorite fabric of all time for the back. :)

Saturday, January 2, 2016

"Marian," a Hillary Lang creation

I made the sister to Melvin. It's Marian! Isn't she awesome?!
The dress was almost the hardest part. :)
Even though the body has the same pattern, she turned out bigger than him. Maybe it was the holiday weight gain. ;P

Sunday, December 13, 2015

"Melvin" -- A Hillary Lang Creation

Meet Melvin the Librarian! I made him this last week.
I've never made clothes for toys before. It actually took as long to make the shirt as the whole body. :)
A bald, cool, funny looking friend. I really loved creating him. Next is his twin... Thank you Miss Lang for the pattern!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

"Koji" a Hillary Lang Creation

Isn't he so cute! It was really fun for me to make this little guy. My fingers are sore from hand sewing the spikes down the back.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Owl Journal (for Fall)

I've actually been wanting to get back into making felt patches for a few months. I finally got around to it. This owl makes me think of Adventure Time. <3 I think it's pretty cute! Life goes on...

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Embroidery Hoop Wall Hanging (Green)

I just love this green striped upholstery fabric so much! I have used it to make a lot of books and decided I would use the last scraps for these two small wall hangings. The card stock is from an old calendar from 2009. I stained the wood golden. Now I just need to find a place on my wall! :D

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Embroidery and crochet

I made another lavender Sachet with an embroidered leaf that I sewed on the family trip to Cali. It smells soo good! I wish I could take it with me everywhere, but alas, I cannot.
I am leaving this in the hoop for a wall hanging. I need to stain the hoop with dark varnish first to match the other ones though.
My daughter Josie made these crochet Amigurumi octopi. I love them so much!! :D

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Kimono Journal

A Panda sits atop a kimono journal. :)
I like the pink linen waxed thread. It looks great with this fabric.
The end pages fabric is designed with golden grass blades. The whole process was so fun this time around since I haven't had time to do much crafting lately. I'm so glad I found a job...if only I could be a full time crafter instead. A girl can dream!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer sewing projects

I finally finished this journal that I have been working on for a few weeks. I also finished up the embroidery kitty that my daughter Sylvia designed for me. I am planning on making a journal for her. I love sewing on linen, it's so much easier than fabric. I will add the photo of the journal once it's done. Until then, I hope you enjoy your summer!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Granny Squares embroidery wall hanging

Ugh. I totally messed up while making this journal (The pattern is crooked on the book board) so I just made it into a wall hanging instead. It really bummed me out for a while, but that's life...

Friday, March 13, 2015

Flannel pillowcases

I loved making these pillow cases for me and my family. Mine is the one with all the small animals and birdhouses, Jeremy's is the headphones and records one, Josie got the fox with glasses and a bow tie, Mia's is the multicolored foxes, and Sylvia's has the bunnies. I really miss using my sewing machine these days while I am finishing up school. I am hoping to make some more toys this summer.