Sunday, April 26, 2009

Today's update

Here are some photos of what will be in my shop today, at 1PM Pacific Time:

Hope to see you there!


Friday, April 24, 2009

Birthday presents and Sunday

I whipped up a couple of presents for my son's classmates last week. First is a little messenger satchel for a 3 year old boy

a set of wooden country girls for his 4 year old sister made from Alicia's kit I bought last year

This plus more sick kiddies so not much work done lately. I thought about delaying the shop update again but decided to go ahead with a small update this Sunday, the 26th at 1PM pacific time with two nature bear girls and maybe a birdie. The bear girls prices have increased a bit too, to account for the many hours and care taken to create each one. I know how times are tough for everyone these days, so I am very sorry about this and thank all of you for your support. Hopefully some opened eye girls in early May.

Happy Friday!

Monday, April 13, 2009

shop delay

I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter. Just a short post to let you all know I will be delaying my shop update to the 26th..I have some last minute birthday gifts I am needing to whip up for this weekend. Please check back for exact time.

Happy Monday!

Friday, April 10, 2009

on my desk

Or bed, actually. I Just got over a horrendous head cold and now feeling like tackling the piles of cut cloth on my desk.

On a different note, does anyone use a wacom tablet with a mac? I can't decide on a intuos 4 or a bamboo. I know the intuos 4 is supposed to be really great but at about 2x the cost, I am trying to convince myself that the bamboo would be sufficient for illustration work.

have a nice Friday!


Saturday, April 4, 2009

linen bag for your wee collectors

My son loves to collect all sorts of goods he finds on his daily walks. Pine cones, flowers, interesting shaped leaves, rocks, feathers and the occasional bug here or there. So I had a collector bag on my to-do list and I'm so pleased with the way it turned out. I used a medium weight linen fabric and wool/cashmere blend for the outside and a cotton canvas lining to make it sturdy but lightweight. And a little "secret stash" pocket on the inside. I couldn't help adding a sweet little felt bunny on it. Not so appropriate for my son who told me in disgust "that's a girl's bag!! Oops! better get working on another sans bunny real soon.

He was still a sport and modeled the bag for you.

The two kiddies rooming together is going really well btw. Thank you all for your suggestions and support! Since my daughter was moved into my son's blue room, I felt their room needed something. It's kind of a challenge decorating a boy/girl room. I whipped up a fabric bunting which was inspired by Ella; Jimin hung it over her kitchen entry doorway...I loved the petite size of the flags and the combo of fabrics.

The bias trim I made to attach the flags was a bit thick so I was a bit stumped on how I should attached it to her wall. I decided to stitch the ends into a loop using embroidery floss with a little "x". Neat and simple. Perfect.

I realized today that my last shop update was in January!! Sorry about the shop being empty for so long. My next update will be on April 19th. I plan to have bear girls, some birdies and the little bags mentioned above. Have a great weekend!