• Custom Plush,  Projects

    For the Birds

    I’m taking a little non-embroidery themed interruption for a good cause. My lastest project is for a charity auction for Journey Towards Sustainability to pay for Eco-N-Motion  mobile education. The mobile classroom will travel to schools and other venues in the Charlotte area to teach kids about sustainability and the enviornment. The theme is based around birdhouses and I knew when I decided to participate that I wanted to make a cuddly tree friend similiar to this plush I made is 2008. I made a few updated and changes to the design and I am really happy with how it turned out. Birdie lives in his cute blue house, protected by Tree…

  • Projects

    Embroidery 101: Supplies

    Embroidery is great for the newly crafty for a myriad of reasons, one being that it’s so easy and cheap to get started. There are very few materials needed and all are fairly inexpensive. Your most important tool is a good hoop. An embroidery hoop is actually made of two hoops, a solid inner one and an adjustable outer one. To use, lay your fabric (nice side facing you) over the top of the inner hoop. The outer hoop then goes over the fabric and inner hoop, trapping the fabric. Put the fabric taut and tighten the screw on the outer hoop to keep everything in place.Embroidery hoops are available…

  • Conventions and Shows

    March All Arts Market

    If you’re in the Charlotte area, come see me next month at the Nodarioty All Arts Market. I had a great time at the December one, and I’m gearing up to start sewing some new stuff for the next one. I’ll be introducing some embroidery kits and pattern packs as well. Excited!

  • Custom Plush

    Holy Smokes, Batman!

    Sometimes the hardest part of making commissioned dolls is sending them off when they’re done. This is one of those times. Man, do I want to keep this little Batman and Robin for my very own! They have tiny little belts and tiny little boots and I want them to be with me always to protect me from kitschy and ineffective evildoers. But alas, duty calls and they must hurry off to fight evil someplace else. Here they come… …and there they go. Good luck, Dynamic Duo!

  • Projects

    Embroidery, Embroiderah!

    The January Make Out was an absolute blast and definitely something I’d love to do again. It was wonderful to see so many people invovled in and excited about a craft that I enjoy so much. But there is still so much to learn about embroidery that there just wasn’t enough time to go over. On that note, this month I’ll be posting some basics tips, tricks, and techniques. (Hopefully with videos if I can bribe my boyfriend into some cinemotgraphy.) While I’m plotting, I’d love to know if there are any specific questions that anyone would like answered about embroidery. Tools, techniques, how to do certain stitches and when to use them, transferring…