Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Artist: Crystalyn Kokorowski of Crystalyn Kae Accessories

These bags are so darling! I love the little peekaboo of colorful fabric. I'm definitely putting one of these on my wishlist. They are by Crystalyn Kokorowski of Crystalyn Kae Accessories. There are many more in her etsy store and on her website so check'm out. Cuteness!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Artist: hand over fist

I'm just loving this lion/tiger bandanna. I would have played with this like crazy if I had this when I was little. Check out this and a bear/bunny bandanna on the hand over fist etsy store. You'll also find your Obama fix there.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

New Owl Embroidery Pattern

Finished another embroidery pattern this weekend. Yay! An Owl for the letter "O". The last pic is a peak at the back for fun. I'm trying to make it through all the vowels right now. I just have the letter "I" left and I think I'm going to do an inchworm for it. It was between that and an Iguana. But I used an Alligator for "A" already and I think an iguana might be a little too close to that. Especially if someone wanted to embroider just all the vowels together. And I think and inchworm feels like a good "baby" icon. There, this is me trying to convince myself to do the inchworm.
...have a happy Monday people!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Artist: LucindaChips of LM LONDON

I am completely in love with these "Beware of the Dog" tiles. They are from LucindaChips of LM LONDON. What I love the most are the gorgeous patterns behind the dogs. Check out her lovely etsy store here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Kitty week loot

I unpacked all my stuff from Kitty week today. I got a lot of Kitties, Horses, and Unicorns finished, but I have a whole box of them left to stuff (top pic). Sheesh! It was definitely a success though, and now I know that if I managed to get a decent sized order, I (with some help) would be able to fulfill it. So that takes some pressure off my brain. The last pic was taken while I was still in Wisconsin. My mom was on one side of the table cutting out pieces and I was on the other side stitching on faces. In the second pic the bin on top are the Kitties that I have done already and are in the store; the second bin holds the guys that are completely finished from Kitty week and I just have to photograph them; and the bottom bin holds all my scraps. If anyone has any ideas of what I could make from all these scraps, I'd love to know. I made a little Kitty broach out of them, but not sure if I'm satisfied with it yet. I'll have to experiment some more I guess.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Unicorns and Horses!

I'd like to introduce to you my new plush animals, Unicorns and Horses! So besides being gone last week making Kitties, I was making these guys. Now I'm home and ready to share them. Check them out here in my store. Let me know what you think, I'd love any feedback. I'll show some more pics from last week tomorrow.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Grandpa's 80th Bday

Well, besides "Kitty making week", the other reason I'm back home in Wisconsin is because my grandpa turned 80 over the weekend! All of his family and friends got together for a big surprise birthday party which was super fun. I got to see a lot of awesome cousins that I hadn't seen in a really long time.
Over the winter Grandpa went fishing in Cabo San Lucas and caught a HUGE marlin and he got it mounted for his wall. So for his birthday gift I made him a big fleece marlin pillow. Now his big marlin can have a little marlin friend.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Pile of Kitties

Here's another pile of Kitties from Kitty making week. I'm exhausted from all the sewing, but really happy too. Making Kitties is so much fun! I'll be making more over the weekend before heading home to Minneapolis. Hope all of you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Giveaway on The Long Thread

Hi all. I'm participating in my first ever giveaway over at The Long Thread along with several other artists. If you win, you get the embroidery pattern of your choice from my store. The giveaway goes until Sunday March 22, so go check it out!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Artist: Robert Pokorny

Check out these super fun gouache painting prints by Robert Pokorny. I'm a sucker for the combination of abstract figures with just a sprinkling of funky cuteness. Check out more of his work in his etsy store, blog and website.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Artist: Vincent and Bethany of Have it Sweet

Peeps are my ultimate favorite Easter candy. These home made versions are just so darling that I may have to order a few for myself this year. They are by Vincent and Bethany of Have it Sweet. You can order some here in their Etsy shop, haveitconfections. Yum!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Kitty making week

It's Kitty making week. Yay! I'm spending the week at my parent's house in Wisconsin. My mom and I have become a Kitty factory. So far it's been really fun and hasn't become completely overwhelming yet. It's definitely nice to have a helper. And I get to see my real kitty, Sammy! And he actually was lying still long enough for a photo.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Artist: Linda Hammelman

Ok, I can hardly stand it, BRING ON THE SPRING!!! These gorgeous watercolors by Linda Hammelman just ooze Springy wonderfulness. I can almost feel it getting warmer just by looking at them. Check out more of these lovelies in Linda's etsy store. Also check out her blog here.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Artist: Kathy Colegrove of Lizzie Jane

It's almost Easter people! And these little fellows would look super cute in an Easter basket with a bunch of little eggs and candy. :-) These lovelies were made by Kathy of Lizzie Jane. Check out more cuteness in her etsy store and on her blog.

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