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

Pokemon

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!!