Thursday, November 29, 2007

Power Outage Crazies and New Pillow

Well, when I arrived home from work the power was off. It stayed off for the following 4 hours. I read and took photos...but I really wanted some soup or tea!

I was able to finish a couple of chapters of Oryx and Crake and take photos of my new Needling pillow though; which will go up in the shop in a little bit.

I like it. It tells a story. :D

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Owls, etc.

I'm tired today, friends. Being off from waking up early than my body would like for a week did a number on me and I'm just trying to get back in to it. Work has been busy with Christmas book shopping fully gearing up.

I have though managed to finish yet another fun owl pillow that will probably be going up in the shop tomorrow.
I'll show you the pictures as soon as I take some! :)

I like owls...I'm in an owl mood...

Why don't I show you a couple of etsy favourites? Including a few owls.

Check out these great shops and enjoy:

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Mo' Mo' Mo'

Not even 24 hours after the wonderfully great Owly Poo Pillow enter the shop did it leave again.
I have been working on more Needling pillows that I hope are as great.
First new one has a little kitty-cat like Needling on it but more owls are in the making as well.

Busy, busy!

P.S. the purple pet pillow will be up in the shop in no time at all!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Shop Update - lots of new stuff

I went on a picture-taking-new-item-listing rampage today so there are 4 new items in the shop today.

First I listed 3 new Needlings on strings.

When I was in Ohio, Judy had me go through her stash where I found some great fuzzy fabrics that I took home with me on the bus; which was a little awkward to carry I must say. I decided to make a great fuzzy Needling pillow which is really one of my favourite items I've ever made I think.
It's really soft and fluffy and I'm excited to have something like it in my shop.

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Hi everyone!
I got a new Needling up in the shop yesterday. Her name is Polly and I think she has one of the sweetest faces.

Last night I finished three Needling ornaments and a fuzzy owl pillow (yay!). I'm really excited about the little travel sized pillow; I think you will be too. :D
I will make sure to take pictures tomorrow so I can get them up in the shop and let you take a look... so keep your little eyes open.

Hope everyone is enjoying their last November weekend before the big month of December starts!

Friday, November 23, 2007

New tags and parcel packed

Well, I've finally finished getting everything together for Pink Andie in Pennsylvania. Off my happy box will go tomorrow.

I also, before the packing of the box, finished up some cute new tags for the little Needlings on strings that I liked so much that I added them to the Needlings' story tags as well.
Very simple but I think ties it all together nicely - and I get to show off my group photo.

My to do list for the next few days:

1. Write a few stories and get some new Needlings up in the shop.

2. Finish a few more ornaments for the shop.

But right now, sleep!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Back home

Well I returned from my wonderful week in Ohio with the feeling that I really have a lot to get done!
I hope everyone had a great week like I did. But now, back to reality and work.
My Needling ornaments are all sold out so I spent all of yesterday making a little group; most of which will be sent to Pennsylvania very shortly. Some of which will shortly appear in the shop as soon as it brightens up so I can take some photos.
I did however manage to take photos of my newest Needlings for the etsy shop as well though.
Fully unnamed but, I think, very cute.

They'll be in the shop as soon as I get my things together to send off to PA!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Deadlines and vacations

I've been sick the past few days so I haven't been really motivated to get a lot done. Sewing between coughs and all that isn't the most fun. I did start another Needling; I need to get a few done so I can send them off to Pink Andie in PA.
After my birthday tomorrow (!!!), I'm heading off to Ohio to visit Carlos for the week.

It should be nice but unless I have extra room in my little bag, I won't be getting a lot done there either. So I'll be a very busy beaver the week that I return in order to get the order out before the big opening.
A vacation will be nice. The Needlings can wait.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

New Needling News

So the big news is that my Needlings will soon be for sale at Pink Andie, a shop in Pennsylvania! I'm so excited to do some consignment and I'll be working hard to get a good selection of stuff together to send off south of the border.
Things are going great so far so I'm just going to try and keep up with it. It's so exciting to to think my little toys will be sitting on a store shelf somewhere.

In other news, I finished another "Needlings on a string" set and put them up in the shop. I like that Christmas ornaments don't have to be snowmen or red and green. Pink with a scarf works just as nice or better!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Apple a day...

That's what my mom always said.
That and other cliche statements that make me clench my jaw on occasion. But at least she got them right; my dad used to mix them up. ie. " The apple doesn't bark as much as bite."

I finished "Annie"s story and stuck her in the shop yesterday.

Today, although I'm desperately tired from working at 6, I am hoping the sun comes out a little so I can take some nice pictures of another little set of things on a string I finished last night to get them in the shop.
Two hearts and one mini-Needling to be named: "Love Triangle."
I'll show you soon!

Well, that's all for now.

Enjoy your first November weekend of the year everyone!