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    Birds and Evil Plots (Days 3 and 4)

    So it seems blogging every day isn’t working super well, but I’ll take every other day over every other month. Oh well. Work took up most of the last two days, so not much to report. I’ve continued working on my birdy bags, and then got distracted making plans. Bats insists on making me sit and watch things like 24 for hours on end. While this is an entirely acceptable way for him to spend the evening, I absolutely can not abide just sitting and watching television unless I’m sick or half asleep. Thus I’m making plans for a series of embroidery projects, as it’s something small and portable enough…

  • Personal,  Projects

    Aren’t You Tweet (2 and 3)

    So I’m going to try this Craft 365 thing. I’m counting Sunday’s post as 1, sort of cheating but oh well. I’m pretty good about crafting everyday. Sewing is my therapy and after a day of retail I need some therapy. What I’m hoping this will improve is my dedication to blogging. I am terrible about blogging. I hate to take pictures, I don’t like editing pictures, and I never really know what to say on this thing. But I feel like it’s important for me to put my projects out there and maybe even inspire other people like I’ve been inspired by other blogs. On that note, here’s what…

  • Plush,  Projects

    You’re a Dollface

    I started these waaaaaay back in October, dolls of Bats and I. Between lots of more pressing projects they got sort of pushed aside, languishing in their undies. But I finally got around to making them decent. I’m so happy with the way they turned out (excuse the picture, the lighting was terrible but I was too excited to wait). Here is a picture of us for reference. Bats is about 19″ tall and I’m about 17″. I used lovely soft fleece and stuffed them loosely, so they’re kind of floppy and nice to cuddle. The arms are jointed and the legs are made so they can sit nicely. Bats…

  • Projects

    Fabric Pouches

    I think I made a post about these way back in October of last year and I neglected to ever post pictures! I intended to sell them at Craft Attack, but they didn’t move very well. (Although I did get rid of one in trade.) Each one measures about 5″ by 7″ (9″ by 7″ when opened). They are lined with a contrasting fabric. Matching the fabrics and finding buttons to go was totally my favorite part. I am absolutely in love with the birdy fabric on the fourth pouch. The pattern runs along the bias, which I adsolutely adore, and the birdies are so wee and lovely. It got…

  • Plush,  Projects,  Tutorials

    Another Tutorial

    Wow, I am terrible at updating. (I think I smell a resolution.) To make up for it, here’s a tutorial!   You will need: -Wooden doll head (the kind with the flattened bottom). I used one with a diameter of about 2.5 inches, but you can scale up or down as you like. -Felt of fleece for the body plus scraps for clothes, tummies, etc -Acrylic paint -Paintbrush -Fine tip permaneant marker -Fabric marking tool -Stuffing -Matching thread -Sharp scissors -Hot glue gun -Sandpaper -Ribbon or small scale trim -2 pipe cleaners -Other bits for decoration (beads, ribbon roses, etc) Steps: 1. Lightly sand the wooden dolls head and wipe…