Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I think all but 5 or so ornaments on our tree are handmade and the others are silly sentimental ones from Christmases past.
My favourite, as always, are my Sugarelf trees, teacups, and birdies. They make me so happy.
I love this time of year - we've finally got some snow on the ground and I'm happy there are some fun holiday things planned in the next couple weeks.
I hope everyone is enjoying their winters (I know that's a lot to ask for some of you snow haters) - talk soon!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I'm still working on sewing things for upcoming holiday shows but I wanted to take a minute to show some of the pictures I took at the last show I did, MacFair, at the McMaster University Museum of Art.
This was the third year of the show and my third year participating. My mom had her second year selling her knits so we had a lot of fun hanging out at the museum for those three days last week.
Boo to indoor museum lighting shots. I can't wait to get my camera back from being repaired! Still, you get the idea - it was a lot of crafty fun. :)
Monday, November 8, 2010
At least that's what I'm trying to get in to my head.
I've been getting ready for the holiday shows coming up. This week is MacFair at the McMaster Museum of Art on the 10th, 11th and 12th. Fun show to do so I'm looking forward to Wednesday - not only because my birthday happens to be on Wednesday too. :D
I even managed to finish a group of Christmas tree owls and took some photos so they're all up and available in the shop!
I can't wait until the tree is up and there's snow on that ground and all that. I know, I'm one of those weirdos that loves winter.
Well, back to work!
Hope everyone is enjoying their Novembers so far!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
I had some fun and vacation time, now I'm back in the studio sewing away getting ready for FanExpo in Toronto at the end of the month.
I've managed a big bunch of Happy Ninjas and will be working on a batch of Owl Mamas next week.
There's never enough time.
See you soon!
Monday, May 24, 2010
In the midst of packing and getting ready to move next week I made this funny bunny and tiny mushroom.
The rabbit looks something like a smaller simple version of the White Rabbit I made for the Alice in Wonderland show I did last year.
I hope to make a few more of the little ones...and I had so much fun making the little mushroom.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Well, I will be spending the next few weeks getting ready to move (not far at all, but that doesn't mean packing takes any less time) in a few weeks so I will be spending less time on Needlings work and more time on packing my belongings in various boxes.
I hope to get right back in to sewing right away but I thought I would let you know why I've been a bit more absent than usual lately.
I'm not doing as many summer shows/fairs/etc. this year because we weren't sure when the house would sell but I can let you know now that the next show Needlings will be attending will be FanExpo in Toronto at the Convention Centre in August. My second comic-y one so I'm excited for more costumes and craziness. It's the largest one in Canada and Stan Lee, who created Spiderman and other famous things, will be attending this year so it's expected to be bigger than ever.
So although you may not see me here too often - I've been "tumbling" over on my new tumblr blog if you wanted to see quick links of things I like I'll be keeping that up in between throwing books in boxes and the like.
I'm still around.
Here are my last few tumblr posts and reposts (ie: stuff I liked that other people posted).
It's fun! Follow me and I'll follow you to see what you like too!
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Look! I managed to make a few new things for you!
It's been a busy month with some sadness, we're moving soon and we lost our sweet Domino after almost 20 years of kitty life, but I'm one month away from comic con and I have lots of work still to do!
It will be hectic amidst packing but I hope to get a lot done over the next few weeks. Hopefully with a few things to show you again next month.
See you soon!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
My Owl Baby Pins are up as well as some other things great little guys from Plush Team members that will pop up in the team shop over the next few days.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Since I started designing my own plush, I've been exposed to this wonderful world of plush art and now find I am never surprised to find works I have to own by talented plush artists.
Here's a little shot of me nerding out with some of my handmade plush collection that's come to be over the past few years - the newest addition being this adorable rosebush given to me by the endlessly talented and sweet Christine of Sugarelf as a completely unexpected and loved Christmas gift. Isn't it beautiful? I have a little collection of her sweet little birds and you can even see a pink owl of hers in the back there that's another one of my favourites.
I really want to find a better way to display everything since they're taking over my dresser top and workroom with every (great) addition.
And below, a Fantastic Toys Christmas Fawn that I was lucky enough to win in Tim's blog giveaway. It definitely felt like Christmas when I received it. I've been a fan of his fawns and now I finally have one of my own! Lucky me!
So I guess it's official.
Now I'm a collector.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Our power went out on January 1st so we stumbled around until we found all the candles in our house and sat around them for an hour until everything powered back up. It was fun.
I'm spending the first week of the month making a huge bunch of my Owl Mamas to be sent out to various shop locations that need refilling or have ordered more.
I also have plans to start doing monthly shop updates this year so watch for that closer to the end of the month - more new things!
I hope everyone's year is going well so far.