Monday, September 27, 2010


Just thought I'd share a quick pic of some muslin rejects from my current project. See my notes all over them? It took way more figuring out then I expected. Can you guess what I'm making? More pics to come.

Monday, September 20, 2010

My "Vintage by Crystal" Unicorn from the Handmade Market

Just had to share this little guy. I got it from Vintage by Crystal at The Creative Connection's Handmade Market craft fair. Isn't he awesome!!! It's my little spun cotton unicorn, eeeee!

Artist: The Storybook Rabbit

Bam! Did I kill you with cuteness? My heart skipped a beat when I saw these adorable plates by The Storybook Rabbit. Aren't they darling! See much more in The Storybook Rabbit etsy shop and the Made by White website and blog.

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Creative Connection Event - Jennifer Murphy class

Yesterday I had the most amazing day. I attended The Creative Connection Event that is currently taking place right now here in Minneapolis. I met the most amazing people who were all incredible and inspiring. But more on that in a bit...right now I have to jump ahead to the class I took with Jennifer Murphy during the event. Jennifer creates the most amazing quirky, vintage inspired stuffed animals and she was gracious enough to share one of her patterns and teach a class how to make her little bunny. You can see my in process and finished bunny above (mine is the one with the big blue bow), some other bunnies people made in the class, and a few of Jennifer's original bears. The last pic is my little bunny getting ready to eat the apple kuchen at the gala dinner. Check out the table cloth made from Amy Butler fabric. She spoke during the dinner btw, eeeeee!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New items in the store

Hi all! Just thought I'd share some new items I put up in the ol' etsy store yesterday. Three new bright Kitties, my book No Monster Here with a matching Monster embroidery pattern, and a printed pattern upgrade for the Animal Alphabet embroidery patterns. I think the monster book and embroidery pattern would make such a cute Halloween gift. I'm just saying, heh heh. Have a great Wednesday peeps!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Embroidery puppies

Finished the three puppies for my new embroidery series. I'm working on the patterns right now and will for sure let you know when they're available. I can't wait! Have a great Monday peeps! -alyssa

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

We Love To Illustrate - Free Downloads

It's September and that means that it's back to school time. The girls over at We Love To Illustrate have made these super cute bookplates/stickers as free downloads! We Love To Illustrate is made up of children's illustrators: Julissa Mora, Jennifer A. Bell, Nina Seven, Shirley NG-Benitez, Cally Jane Studio and Belinda Strong. Head over to We Love To Illustrate for the free printable download and to check out more of their amazing work. And have fun at school today!