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Handmade Gifts

Handmade Gifts

I made my sisters a couple of handmade gifts for this past Christmas. Keychain wrist lanyards: I thought this would be good for each of them for dog walking. My younger sister has two dogs and my older sister recently started her own dog walking & pet sitting business (check it out here!) (I designed … Continue reading

Hand stitched gifts, just because

Hand stitched gifts, just because

This past spring I was overcome with the urge to make each of my siblings something hand-stitched. This is one of those somethings that I made, this one for my younger sister and her husband. I asked her for a favorite quote of theirs, and she told me a couple. This one by St. Teresa … Continue reading

Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition 2014

Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition 2014

You may recall my inability to actually get my entry done in time for the previous two years for the Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition. Well, sir, that isn’t happening again this year! I absolutely love Umbrella Prints fabric and can only imagine how wonderful it would be to work with yardage of it. The trimmings packs have a … Continue reading

Recent work

Recent work

Some recent stitching projects (both in progress and done): And I had the good fortune of going to an art class my good friend Kate was doing yesterday afternoon at one of our local libraries. We worked with acrylics and made lemon still life paintings. Not bad for 40 minutes, right?

Felt Christmas Ornaments

Felt Christmas Ornaments

I am making good progress on my Christmas ornaments! I want to make a bunch for gifts for Christmas. I made these three recently, plus three other “bauble” shaped ones I still need to photograph. Have you started holiday gift making?

A Winged Cat Bird Monster

A Winged Cat Bird Monster

I am 100% in love with this latest monster! This is the one for my swap, and as it turns out, the person I have to create for loves birds and cats. I knew I had to make her something similar to my other little one-eyed cat bird monster, but with a little something more: … Continue reading

A Sweet Little Monster

A Sweet Little Monster

I signed up for a swap called “Adopt a Little Monster,” and I have to make a little monster (sewn, felt, crocheted, or knit). I sketched out a couple ideas and decided to try one out. Meet One-Eyed Kitty Bird, a sweet little monster with bird feet, a kitty body, and one big eye. She … Continue reading

Felt Christmas Ornaments: Gingerbread People

Felt Christmas Ornaments: Gingerbread People

I made this little felt gingerbread pair recently for a swap I participated in. I thought about just drawing my own pattern, but then I decided to not reinvent the wheel and got this PDF pattern set. It has 8 different patterns and each one is professionally made and super cute! My swap recipient said … Continue reading