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
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. :)
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
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!
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. ;)
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. ;)
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. :)
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. :)
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!!
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. :)
My parents are both really hands-on type of people. Growing up, my Mom was always sewing or making music while my Dad was remodeling the house or wood working. I finally tried my hand at sewing and have really liked it so far. My kids really cheer me on! I am just getting into the book- binding hobby and think I have finally found my niche. Thanks for looking! :D