Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Artist: Karen of Song and Branch

Gah, I'm just loving these little sculptures by Karen of Song and Branch. The little owls remind me of Molly and her little owlets. I'm also realizing that I've been posting a lot of little clay sculptures lately. Can you tell that I really really want a kiln? See more Song and Branch sculptures here.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Foxes now for sale! Woot!

Hi peeps! Just thought I'd share with you some final pics of my little foxes. I'm so happy with how they turned out. They are now available exclusively at Schmancy Toys. So if you're over in Seattle you should go check them out. They are also available on the Schmancy website. You can see them all there!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Artist: Barry of fishfanatic

I'm loving these Gyotaku prints by Barry Singer of fishfanatic. Gyotaku prints are prints or rubbings made by putting pigment onto a fish and making a print directly from the fish. In ancient Japan, the purpose of these prints were to record how large a fish was caught. I'll be headed to my parents in a week or so, and I think I'm going to give this a try with some of the fish from their trout pond. I'm excited to see how it goes. For more of Barry's work and more about Gyotaku printing check out his etsy store and website.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Late night inspiration

There are so many rabbits in our yard! We were talking to the neighbor lady and she told us how one year she hired a bounty hunter to shoot the rabbits at $25 a pop...which is super scary because she's right next door and not out in the woods or anything. I don't need a crazy rifle guy aiming a loaded weapon into or towards our yard. Gah! Luckily the guy only shot one so I think she's ruled the "bounty hunter" approach as ineffective. Anyway, any time I see a rabbit out my window, I immediately want to turn them into a plush. So last night I couldn't take it anymore and I stayed up late to make one. Here it is! I'm super happy with it, mostly because it ended up looking like my drawing on the first try, woo! I think I'll take some cute outside pics of it once it's not so rainy.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Artist: Eva Funderburgh

More crazy pottery creatures, Yay! These lovely "Woodfired Beasts" were created by Seattle artist, Eva Funderburgh. I could definitely see that last guy keeping me company by my computer. He's so happy! See more in Eva's etsy store.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Artist: alleluja

Gah, these tiny porcelain pin cushions and kitty yarn spools are amazing! They are by alleluja (etsy store and flickr). I absolutely love how quirky and cute they are. The minty green glaze is gorgeous and the tiny bit of needlefelted wool adds just the right pop of color. My fav is the little badger in the last pic, but you just gotta love those kitty spools!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

One owlet left in the box

There's only one owlet left in the owl box. Wesley is the last little one of Molly and McGee's 4 owlets. The other three are living in the neighbor's yard in a palm tree. Heh heh. Check out the Molly's Box blog for some amazing pics and the Owl Box site for the live stream. I better hurry up and finish my owl plush before they're all gone.

Monday, June 7, 2010


Here are some progress pics of the little foxes. The middle pic is my 3rd (and final) prototype. The last image shows my first 6 ready to be stuffed. I have more cut out and I'm ready to get sewing. Woo hoo!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Next project sneak peak

So here's a pic of the next project I'm working on. I'm making a bunch of little fox plushes for a Penguin & Fish exclusive at Schmancy in Seattle. Here's prototype number 1. I'm going to lower the eyes a bit (to where the pins are) and move the nose so it's a little more centered. I also think I'll change the shape of the tail a bit and change the proportions of the colors in it. And I won't be doing all red and white foxes. I want to represent all the foxes of the world. heh heh. Anyway, just thought I'd share.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Quilt Market recap

Hi all. Finally I'm back on track again after Quilt Market. I spent the last week emailing all the wonderful people I talked to there and organizing my orders. Orders! Yay! I had an amazing amazing amazing experience at Quilt Market and I will definitely be doing more (even though I was under the weather for day 2). If selling wholesale is something you're interested in and you want to do a trade show, I say DO IT! It's totally worth it!
So without further ado, here are my pics from Quilt Market. (I didn't end up taking a ton so I put some links to other people's recaps at the bottom)

Me in my booth on Day 3. This is my last cute outfit so it was a good thing Quilt Market only lasted 3 days.

Finished quilt with the fabric patterns I designed. I love how it turned out! My mom sewed the whole thing and she did an amazing job.

View of Moda from my booth.

Me and Michelle Bencsko from Cloud 9 Fabrics. Michelle is one of my twitter peeps and it was great to meet her in person. She's so nice! And her booth and fabrics were amazing.

The gorgeous Amy Butler booth and her super pretty and soft new yarns she did for Rowan.

And Anna Maria Horner's beautiful booth. I got her "Handmade Beginnings" book and she signed it for me. How cool! Her fabric was incredibly soft. Check out the quilt made from her fabrics.

And lastly (because I didn't take as many pics as I wanted) here are a few recaps from some other peeps.

Quilt Dad
True Up
Yummy Goods - here's one post but there are tons more