Friday, February 29, 2008

Leap Day

Hey guys!
I had a busy week with lots of not as fun conventional work but I'm just starting to work on something more fun for the Needlings shop. :)

A submission for the Plush Team St. Patrick's Day Challenge.

Let's just say that, so far,
there is a shamrock involved.

Let's hope I have something new to show you in the next couple of day.
Have a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tuesdays always feel important

I'm not sure why.
I just feel like, "oh, It's Tuesday!"
I think because I worked at a store for two years where Tuesday is release day.
Yeah, that's probably it.

Well along with the mysterious fake excitement,
I have REAL excitement because I finished another tote!
I was so happy to find these great fabrics that I showed you guys the other day,
and even happier to put them to good use.

Have a happy Tuesday!
I'm going to go think up a new Needling. :)

Saturday, February 23, 2008


Hello folkies!

I was such a sleepy this week that I made up for it all last night.

I had a thoroughly wonderful sleep so I feel like I am completely alive once again.

I forgot to show you my AWE-some finds at Value Village the other day.

I've already put the great geometric pattern and yellow fabric to use.
(Really cute bag that will be shown upon completion!)
I think it is great and it's so much fun to find vintage fabric and finally use it as I'm sure it's hoped to be for all these years.

I haven't decided what to make out of the other two vintage quilted placemats yet.
It's just a great green with little tan flowers.
I'm thinking either pillow or small bag.
Any suggestions?

So, that's been my inspiration for a few fun projects but I also finished the tote (Yes, tote!) that I let you peek at the other day.

I think it is perfectly springy and cheery.
Sort of a zoomed out version of my first, "On a Limb" tote, don't you think?
It will be in the shop shortly.

On that note...
I hope everyone has a great Saturday!
The last Saturday of February.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


For spring:

(can you guess what this will be? :D)

For fun:

(Domino, the cat, likes box)

It is beautiful outside today...
feels like spring is actually coming.
Despite the large quantity of snow all over of course.

I hope everyone is having a happy day.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

New Needling!

Another new Needling is going to make her way in to the shop today.

She is of the legless variety but I think her dress replacement is a fair trade.

My favourite part is the pockets. :D

So, like I said, she'll be in the shop a little bit later today...

But first I must go with my Ma to a 50 percent off sale at Value Village - thrift o'plenty!

Wish me luck!

And have a lovely Tuesday (after holiday fake Monday).

Monday, February 18, 2008


This here is the little pouch/clutch I spoke of yesterday:

It shall be in the shop later today!
Happy Family Day/Monday!

Family Day Weekend?

Family Day.
First one in Ontario.
Who cares?
I get the day off.

I love my family and with us
every day is family day.

So yay!

I will be working on The Needlings of course.
Although I already made a couple new Owl Baby pins...
that are now currently up in the shop.

And I finished a new little Needling that will make it's (her) little way in to the little shop sometime this week.

AND, I also finished a little Panda Clutch that you may see at a sooner than later date.
(ahem, tomorrow, ahem.)

Friday, February 15, 2008


It's not quite yet the weekend for me (I work 7am-11am
tomorrow morning), but the week is practically all over and then
I have two whole days off.
In a row!

I'm excited to be able to sleep in but also more excited to be able to stay up latewithout feeling like bedtime is 10pm.

I'm feeling good and
here's the new pouch I finished last night:

Should be up in the shop a little later today.

Pink and green is such a great colour combination.
Isn't it?

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy V-Day!!

February 14th!

I can't believe February is half over!

I finished a little pink faced owl mama pillow last night...
perhaps I was influenced by the pink laden holiday.

I was also hoping to get another pouch finished but I feel like I may have a case of the sickies
coming on so I may have to nap for a bit instead.

At any rate, I hope everyone has a very love-filled/lovely day regardless of what holiday it happens to be.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

So busy!

So please bare with me!

I know there is nothing fun to look at except maybe this
that I put up in the shop yesterday:

I will be working on some more owls and owl pouches (they sold fast!)
after I return from the post office tonight...

So there is that.

I'll have a lovely night full of owl making and television watching.

Hope you all have a good Wednesday night!

Monday, February 11, 2008

New Owl and such

I made a little snap pouch this morning that I think is pretty cute.

I'm kind of excited about the possibilities for different colour combos and appliques.
I think everyone always needs another new pouch for something.
I definitely do!

And I have been in love with these by Julia Bravo of

This little zippy pouch is actually on it's way to me where it will
become the new home for my camera!

I also want to tell you about a happy forum that I frequent called
Everyone is lovely and it's a great place to talk shop
and maybe find some like minded folks. :)

So check that out too and happy Monday!

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Hello everyone!

This is "Squee."

I made Squee last night.

He'll be in the shop sometime today.

and I'll be working on some more things today...

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Last night I decided to make a Needling sized Owl. Like a full-sized version of the pins.

I think she looks like Mommy Owl.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Exciting New and Different Shop Update!

Fun new things!

I finished a happy pillow with that great new fabric I showed you yesterday.

And without further ado...

My first Needling Tote:

On a Limb

Both of these just went up in the shop today!

Happy Monday!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Progress and Mail

So I've been working on one bag forever (the unnamed yellow and pink project below) but it is almost done. I think it's going to be worth the work and I'm excited to show it off. Hopefully it will be completely finished tomorrow so I can take some photos and get it up in the shop!

We had a huge snow storm that kept me from my mailbox but I was finally able to make my way in today!

I recieved some great new polka dot fabric that I bought online a little while ago...
I think it's plenty cute and I'm brainstorming as to what to use it for.

I also got "Grandma Roses," who is a great Dolls for Friends plush that I'm totally in love with.
Their stuff is great and I particularly love the photographs in their shop. Go take a look!

Here is a quick shot of my new presents to myself:

And here's me being in love:
Talk soon.