Monday, March 31, 2008


Helloooo Everyone!
I had a truly amazing week with Carlos.
This week calls for feelings of "back to reality,"
which, lets face it, isn't really that bad.

The Needlings took a back seat to a fun week driving around drinking coffee,
walking around Toronto, visiting more friends, and
spending too long in a more recently discovered favourite gallery/toy shop, Magic Pony,
with someone I love and can't help but have extra fun with.

This week I'll be getting back in front of the felt/needles/sewing machine/knitting needles/etc.
in order to fill a big custom order as well as hopefully get a few new things up in the shop.
I worked on this custom makeup pouch as soon as Carlos left in order to distract me from the immediate missing.

Talk soon.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Easter Weekend

I hope everyone is having a good Friday.
I am very excited to be expecting my favourite guest tonight (Carlos) who will be visiting for the week.
It will be a happy vacation for me too so if you don't hear from me for a while...
Don't fret.
I shall return.

Happy Spring!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Elf Drops

My most vivid memories from being a kid are various bits of car trips. I remember driving through the night, Nick and I in the back seat laying against each door with our feet up against each others in the middle. I would stare out the window when it would rain and the drops would run off the window sideways. I would pretend that they were racing or running away or to something. I would pick one little drop and I would root for it to win whatever race it was. I still look at drops of water singularly instead of collectively. I just have a history of singling them out as individuals.

Elf Drops.
Just went up in my shop tonight.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

New Owl Mama

Someone snatched up both the Owl Mamas in my shop earlier this week.

So here's the new one.

With red rick rack and red stitching around her face.

I like her. :)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Picnic Owl

My new tote is ready.

I love how bright the yellow yarn for the handles is.
I bought it when I was in Columbus to make a bright yellow and hot pink scarf for Carlos.
The left overs worked perfectly with this navy gingham, I think!

Well happy Monday dears.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Sunday Night

I worked on a new tote all day...
Pictures and listing in the shop coming tomorrow afternoon/evening.

Keep your eyes open.
Especially if you like gingham.

In addition to a new tote;
I made myself a new camera house.
Very happy padded home for my camera out of some old
quilted placemats I found at the thrift store a while ago.

I love the print and just happened to have a matching zipper and pretty lining fabric.
My camera is very happy.
As am I.

Talk soon, keep warm.

Friday, March 7, 2008


A huge storm is coming tonight.
They said it's supposed to be winter's last hurrah for us.
I really hope so.

I'm anticipating a difficult trek to work tomorrow at 7am.
I'll let you know. :)

In the meantime,
I finished a new pouch and keyring while watching Lost and other bits of things last night.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Happy Monday

Hey guys!

I put up the little Bonnie Irish girl in the shop today.

My mom said she wanted her but I think she just wanted the little shamrock brooch.
So I'll make her one and see if that suffices!
I'll give you the update when that happens.

I also made this little pillow today:
The colours make me unbelievably happy so if you begin to see excessive variations of this design new in the shop in the next little while...
don't be surprised. :)

I'll be working on another pouch as another one left the shop today.
I'm thinking a little flower would like to be on one.
Don't you think?

Saturday, March 1, 2008


After an extensive cuddle session with Gus...

I managed to finish and take photographs of this new St. Patrick-y Needling:

The little shamrock has a little pinback so it is removable.
You can steal it and wear it yourself if you so desire.
Complete with cute little vintage button.

I'll be working on a little story so I can have her in the shop soon.