Thursday, April 21, 2011

done and dusted












































































Finally finished those crowns for the little production, littlest C enjoyed trying them on.

Yoshi the cat is officially a reject, back to the drawing board for a little pattern tweaking, but the little ones still love him. Hopefully that will motivate me to crochet another arm stitch the him up.

Hope you all have a lovely Easter weekend.

x

Sunday, April 17, 2011

have you ever

volunteered for a project thinking easy peasy..then as usual you are over ambitious? Instead of making simple paper chain necklaces that the teacher would be happy with I decided all 28 kindergarten students must have cute felt crowns. Only problem is I have two days to finish this.. I have been frantically cutting, ironing/burning myself, sewing, running around get supplies, chasing fed-up kiddos to try them on and having dreams  nightmares about crowns. Girls finished, now onto the boys. Except they have one color versus two because I'm fed up with cutting. My husband demands the normal wife back. Oh, this morning, I looked at the leftover felt scraps and thought I might make cute matching bracelets to match. Glutton for punishment aren't I.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

packaging
























getting ready to drop off orders to the post office. Happy Tuesday!

Monday, April 11, 2011

sincere thank you!

Thank you so much everyone who visited my shop today and adopted my friends; I appreciate it so much! I will be sad to see them go but I am hoping they will bring lots of smiles to the recipients.

Have a great rest of the week xo

Sunday, April 10, 2011

preview

What a lovely day here in the Bay Area, CA. In between getting ready for the update tomorrow, we spent some time in the garden planting herbs. And we managed to find a kaffir lime plant so I was pretty excited about that. It's a young plant so no limes yet but fragrance of the leaves is just glorious. I can't wait to use it in Thai dishes.

Here is a preview of what's coming in the shop tomorrow at 3pm PST.




























The orange haired girl and some other special friends will have to wait for the next update.

Edited to add: The bear girls are approximately 14 inches long. I made them 2 inches bigger than my previous bear girls and this will be the new size from now on. 


Friday, April 8, 2011



























I've been working on a new little creature. He's been in my head for a while now, and it makes happy to see him come together. I absolutely adore cats and although I haven't had any as pets for about 10 years now, my children also love them too so this unfinished cat is already bringing laughter here.  The yarn I am using is very dear to me also, it's a vintage Patons yarn that my mother gifted me a few years ago. It is her leftover stash from a sweater she knit me about 30 years ago when we were living in New Zealand.  She doesn't knit very much and I know she spent many weeks knitting me this sweater and guess what, I lost it at school the same day she knitted it for me. I believe that was the last time she knit for me! Anyway, working with this yarn brings back so many memories of a place I loved so much as a child.



I will be busy sewing this weekend for the shop update on Monday at 3pm PST. Hope you can make it, have a lovely weekend. x


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Another preview for the shop update. Happy Tuesday!


Monday, April 4, 2011

shop update change and blog love

We finally got a taste of spring this weekend and this meant lots of time outdoors...so I wasn't able to get most of the work done I had planned this weekend. I decided to change the shop date to Monday, April 11 instead of the 8th.  The time will also be moved from 11am PST to 3PM PST. To all my Australian customers, I hope that it a better time for you! I will make a mental note from now on to remember to check Australian time for the updates..sorry about that!  On that note, I wanted to let you all know how thankful I am that despite my sporadic posting and my often empty shop you continue to visit me and support my work. Thank you for letting me know you are here and that my creations bring a smile to your day, it means so much to me!


Now, I wanted to share a super lovely blog I came across the other day. You know how you come across a site and you want to read all the entries?
Check out this gorgeous space. I want it. We want it.




all images by Guusje of  http://guusjes-appeltaart.blogspot.com

Friday, April 1, 2011



Here is the book I bought a few months ago from which I made littlest C's jacket, ISBN #9784579112777. It has quite a few adorable patterns in it but unfortunately the sizing only goes from 90 to 105cm.

I made these jeans for DS and he loves the elastic waist. He still forgets zipping up his fly after the bathroom visits :). This is from another book, I will post the book when I find it.

































































I've finished a birdie for the shop update. It is going to be very hard to part with this chap.
Hope you like him. Have a great weekend!