• Projects

    Wee Little Gnomes

    Not sure why I felt the need to sew several families of teeny little gnomes, but here they are. These are rather easy to make. The head is just a circle of felt, gathered into a yo yo and stuffed. I traced the base of a spool of thread for the circle. I make french knots for the eyes before attaching the body to the head. The body is just a strip of felt, about 3/4″ wide 3″ long and tightly rolled and then stitched at the end. A tiny cone makes the hat and scraps of felt for the beard and belt. You can also make a tiny flower…

  • Projects,  Tutorials

    Styrofoam Skulls

    I made these little guys today. They’ll be going on a Halloween wreath I think. You’ll need: – Styrofoam balls (I used 3″, but you can use whatever size you like) – Butter knife – Pencil – White and black paint – Red sequins and pins – Paintbrush – Sandpaper Start by cutting a small slice off the bottom of the ball with your butter knife. Cut another slice parallel to your first, at about a 45 degree angle to the last, making the front and sides rounded and the back squared off. This makes your jaw line. Set the ball so it’s resting flat on the surface made by…

  • Conventions and Shows

    My First Craft Show

    Craft Attack Carolina was this Saturday, my very first craft show. While I didn’t make as much as I would have liked, the great reactions I got totally make up for it. I got a lot of smiles and a lot of really great compliments, like a really sweet girl named Brooke who wanted to take a picture of my booth and the little boy who got one of my monsters and waved everytime he went by. I also want to say thanks to Christina Wooke and Fuzzy Ink, who were sweet enough to trade with me.

  • Conventions and Shows,  Personal

    "Tone It Down"

    I’ve been freaking out a little trying to get things ready for Craft Attack. This is my first craft fair and I really want everything to go well, so I’ve been finishing up some things and making some new things to try and have a good selection of items and prices. I think I’m ok, I have items ranging from $1.50 to probably $35 (still have to price some totes eek). I was showing off my pillow covers and he mentioned that I should think about toning it down to appeal to a larger audience. While I would love if 85% of people would want to buy my stuff, I…

  • Plush,  Projects

    New Things

    One good thing about not updating for a long time, it means I have a lot to post once I do. I finished the aprons I was making. These were pretty much done, just some finishing touches. I got 5 more completed. These are super easy and don’t take more than a half yard on any of the pieces. The font and back are just fat quarter szed pieces with the tops two corners slightly tapered and the bottom two corners rounded. I make the ruffle by cutting two 5″ by 45″ strips, sewing them together and folding them in half along the width. I sew this with a basting…

  • Personal,  Projects

    So Unproductive

    Ok, too sick to take decent pictures. I’ll try and take some tomorrow (when I will hopefully have lots of lovely antibiotics to destroy the evil invaders). In the mean time…doodles!