Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Closing shop!

Don't worry! Just for two weeks!

I'm going on vacation so, while technically the shop is completely open, I'm not going to be shipping any purchases made until I return on May 9th.

I will be maid of honouring it up in Iowa and then spending a couple days in Ohio with Carlos afterwards; essentially I will be touring the midwest of America for my super tropical spring vacation.

I am actually really excited.

I have been really inactive on this blog lately because I've just been trying to get myself together and ready to take a couple weeks off life at home!

I've been working (and actually finishing, thank the lo) on Jenny and Trystan's wedding present and spare extras for the shop over the past week.

A little photo tour:

The beginnings of a fluffy pillow; a fluffy pillow so desired by said receiver.

Really messy work table with the beginnings of a covered canvas experiment

Domino looks on unimpressed. (Note tiny spot of cat drool)

And done!

So that's what I've been up to.
An owly wedding present of two wall hangings and a fuzzy pillow for my best friend and fellow owl lover, Jenny, and her probably ok enough with owls fiance and soon to be husband, Trystan.

They don't read this blog so I can be sure the secret is safe.

So again you won't see me for a stretch of time...two weeks to be exact!

But as soon as I get back home, it's back to work on lots of new Needlings suches!

I hope everyone has a great end of April beginning of May!

Monday, April 14, 2008


I keep all my scraps.

Bins and drawers of cut up felt and fabric and thread.

Here's "Dot the Scrap Munchkin," to help me out.

She's just been listed in the shop.

Oh and also I have to show off my new stuff,
some made, one bought.

My new "Princess Tina" tote purchase from Magic Pony (really fun toy shop/gallery)
and my new wallet and change purse I made for myself.
Yay new stuff! Right?

Sunday, April 13, 2008


I made a new Owl Mama yesterday.
She's red.
And she's in my shop.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

New Apple (and yummy yarn)

I just made this new little apple keyring for my shop and while I was taking photos
I looked over at my brand new knittydirtygirl yarn and thought the red would look so nice with it!

It's her "intergalactic cabbage"...
which is completely amazing as you can see!
It's super soft too!
I have to think long and hard about what to knit up with it.
I'll definitely be checking back at her shop though because I may need the "mustard seed" as well at some point.
Highly recommended!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Blister Fingers the Wallet

I worked on this new little wallet yesterday.
My poor fingers hate me for it!
I made a sort of experiment one first to test out the card holders and then just went for it.
I think it's pretty cute but I don't know how many I'll be making because it was a big job for such a little thing!
I just listed it in the shop.

Sunday, April 6, 2008


Ok, I don't regularly talk about my etsy favourites, (perhaps I should more?)
but I saw these in SugarElf's etsy shop and I just had to tell someone!

Aren't they adorable owls?!
If you haven't seen her shop before, definitely take a look because her stuff is so sweet.
I own one of her pin cushions (an owl one. surprise.) and it really is a great happy making addition to my sewing table.

Really cute stuff.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

I always seem to work on Saturdays...

I guess I just work whenever I have the time and I had it today.
I finished the custom order for a gal in Copenhagen:

I really love how it all turned out and I really hope she does too!

I also managed to get little Kirby up in the shop so check her story out
when you get the chance.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Mine's been exciting because I've just received my bridesmaid dress for Jenny's wedding!
The wedding is May 3rd where I will be maid of honouring it and I'm super excited to get down to Iowa in a few weeks to see lots of people I miss and do lots of fun stuff.
Jenny is one of my oldest and bestest friends and I can't tell you how wonderful it will be just to be there for it.
I gush.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Moody Mushy

I couldn't decide if I wanted a happy or angry mushroom..

So I did two in one.

A Moody Mushy:

I just put it up in the shop.
Back to work!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

New Needling

Name and story currently in the works...

Now back to my custom orders.
Happy April!