Saturday, November 03, 2007

I'm gearing up for the holidays!

I've been working like crazy getting stuff ready for a local Christmas shop. I'm hoping to have a bit of a stash made up in the next few days so I can get my product out to the lovely lady running the shop! I can't wait to see all the stuff she's got. I'm going to be dragging my sister along as we go to look.

Hopefully with all I've been working on I'll still have things to add to my etsy shop. It's been a little stale in there as of late as my "day" job has been taking up a lot of my time and energy. I'm quite exhausted when I come home and find it hard to sit down and do much artwork.

I've been participating in Swap-bot a bit, and doing a few other random swaps and charity donations, but other than that, not much else. My house is a mess and my crafting space is even worse. Hopefully I can get up the get up and go attitude in the coming week and really whip this place into shape. With the holidays fast approaching it seems I'm quickly running out of time!!!

I'll be posting some photos in the next few days of randon assortments of things that I've been making for swaps and to sell. Well, some of the things from swaps. I've been terrible at recording what I've been making and sending out as of late. My favorite swaps so far have been the goddess doll (see the post below) and the BATSTRAVAGANZA swap. I had to make bat things for the swap and made two lovely stuffed brown felt bats. It was great fun. I've also made a black bat, but I don't like him as well as I liked the brown ones. He's still cool though :)

Alright, it's getting late and I've got a KILLLLLER headache, so I'd best be on my way!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Goddess Doll

Felt doll, hand embroidered,hand wrapped acorn. Made for a swap on swap bot. I had a great time doing this doll. She turned out much better than I had planned. I'm not sure I like the hair but without tearing a lot of the stuff off her head including her little "fire from her head" I can't remove it. I hope the girl I'm sending her to loves her.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Green Postcard Swap on SwapBot

Here are two of the three postcards I did for a green postcard swap on Swap-Bot. Swap-Bot, I could get into a lot of trouble over there. Right now I'm sticking to a few things at a time. I just sent out my first two swaps. A doodle page (which is SUPER easy for me since I doodle all the time) and these postcards.

I had a blast doing them. Trying to come up with ideas that kept pretty much to the greens. I of course had to throw in a little pink and blue to highlight the greens.:)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Playing with the pad and stylus

The guy I work with let me borrow his tablet to try. I've been thinking of getting one for awhile. This is the results of just a few hours of familiarizing myself with the thing. I'm sure there's tons more to learn, but I was pretty happy with the results.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Been away too long

Things around here have been NUTS. I started a new job, which basically took over my life. It's good in a way, but I am just now starting to get the hang of the whole balance thing again. Finding time to do things I used to have all the time in the world to do has been a little dicey.

I'm getting pretty excited with some of the new projects I have coming up in the next few months. I'll be participating in a gigantic chunky book project run by Chrysti at the Altered Abbey This should be fun, but incredibly challenging for me. I've been finding it so hard to find time to fit in home life, let alone art life as well, that I might be setting myself up for a giant downfall. However I LOOOOOVE chunky books and this is just my kind! All original! I highly recommend the Altered Abbey for great supplies.I've ordered a few things in the past and they're always wonderful in quality and speed of delivery!

I'm also getting ready for another great chunky book through the
Absolutely Everything Swap Central Group. I can't wait, this is truly an amazing group of ladies and we've been having a great time together for awhile now. It's going to be a Halloween/Dia de los Muertos book. I just loved the last Halloween book I did. It'll be fun to see what everyone comes up with. I hope we have a lot of participants. It'll be hard getting things put together, but well worth it in the end I'm sure. The Alice Book we did a few months ago turned out really super awesome.

On the art front I really haven't been doing a whole lot of anything. A few random pen scratchings in the ancient sketch book (holy crap I've almost filled it finally!) or random scribbles here and there on any scraps of paper I can find. Typical me, stick a pen in my hand and I'll doodle on almost anything.

My poor sharpies have been trapped in their box for far too long. They're just SCREAMING to get out. Thankfully I'll be doing some atcs soon. I've fallen out of that for the time being as well. Hopefully not for long though! I like my atcs and sharpies far too much to let myself be separated much longer. Gosh that makes me sound like an addict!

Well I'm off to do some cleaning so that I don't feel so guilty when I sit down to do some art! Cheery creative messes everyone!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Meet Oskar

Meet Oskar! Number one in a new plushie series that I'm going to do. He's going to be the very first Eeppy Creepy Cuddlies. What do ya think? I've got a little story to go with him, but I haven't yet figured it all out. Hand and Machine embroidered with saftey eyes and hand cut felt teeth.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I'm back on a creation kick....

I'm finally feeling almost back to normal. Things have been a little nutty around here and it's caused me to slip into an uninspired mode. However, the veil is lifting! I worked on magnets a few days ago. I've got two of the sets photographed and the other I hope to have done tomorrow.

Then yesterday a creature appeared while I was visiting with my friend Lois. I took my box of felt to play around with thinking I was going to do more of the tropical felt pins, but couldn't get my head into them. I randomly cut out a felt shape after stithing up a small art doll I had waiting....and today Oscar came out! I'll be posting pictures of him tomorrow as he isn't quite finished. I think he turned out really cute!

Friday before my nephew comes for the day I'll be working on aprons for someone special! ;) The material is here and I have a pattern worked up..I just have to make sure the sizing is ok. I cannot wait to get into it. I'm in a sewing mood as of late!

So here are the magnets!

Friday, May 04, 2007

I've been a crazy busy girl!

Things around here haven't been too agreeable on the creative front! Unfortunately that means less time to spend on creating things, which means way less time spent on updating my blogs! However in the last couple of days I've been on some kind of neat freak, clean up, clean out mode! It's been great so far, but I've got a long way to go! Here are a few things I'd left unfinished and completed in the last couple of days.

A cupcake pin cushion:

A fun funky strawberry cupcake with chocolate icing! LOOK MA NO CALORIES AND FAT FREE TOO!
OOOOOPS! I just realized I don't have an image of that one yet! My darn camera is on the fritz (i hope it's just the battery!) and I could only squeeze out the image of the top cupcake!

And some ribbon pins I've been working on. I did the first two in the hotel while we were at the comic convention for the dear hubby! and the Blue one is from tonight!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Sock Florals

Flower Pins made from socks. I loved this pattern on this sock and it just screamed to be made into a flower.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Up for sale on EBAY

LOOK! It's LEELA THE LITTLE LOVE FAIRY! She's just waiting for a new home.

Leela loves to wander among the leaves and shower each tiny flower with love. In her hand she carries a little heart wand. Being a brand new love fairy she's still learning to wield her wand as a proper fairy would. This adorable little fairy clip is a great gift for any fairy lover! She is approximately 2 and 1/2 inches long from the top of her head to her little beaded feet. She is made of floral bits wooden bead, seed beads,florist wire and embroidery floss. She holds a beautiful silver heart wand in her hands.This little bitty beauty would be great as a package attachment, a gift for the fairy collector in your life, or a unique conversation piece.This piece is a CLIP! That's right, now you can clip the Flower Fairies ANYWHERE! She is hung by a closed wired loop and a lanyard clip.So easy to clip on and off of anything! She is hand made by me and comes bagged and carded signed by the artist (me) and numbered in the series numbers. She is unique and one of a kind! MANY MORE FAIRIES TO COME!

See my ebay link to the right ~~~>

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


I'm participating in a project through called palchemy. On etsy they have something they call alchemy. You can post what you are looking for and people make bids on the cost of making said thing. Someone then took the idea and decided to pair people up as pals. Either one person sends to a maker, or both are makers and senders, or some are just senders. I decided to do all three since I'm a packrat and have things to share. So I got paired with a lovely girl who's shop you can view here: . She's got amazing yarns and beautiful knitting and crocheted items as well as jewelry. Check her out!

So this is a picture of the items she sent me. She sent some beautiful satin fabric (still not sure what I'm making with this... I think a doll will come from some of it, and then I don't know what will happen to the rest. Some nice faux pearls and a great skein of lion brand chunky yarn. So here is what I've come up with so far from the yarn she sent me. Meet Baasil Lamb. Isn't he cute! Another random amigurumi thing where I just crocheted along until a form came out. I think he turned out rather well. It took me a few tries to get his legs to match up properly. I never count as I go (which I should really learn to do) and that makes it a bit difficult. I should really start writing patterns down as I go so I can make things again when I want to.
I've got the amigurumi bug though. I absolutely adore Beth Doherty from GourmetAmigurumi. I think this is my favorite so far, but all of her stuff is absolutely adorable! My favorite:

Well I think that's all I have to say for now. I'm exhausted and work has been kicking my butt as of late. I'm hoping that things will calm down in the next week and I can actually get some art done!

Monday, January 08, 2007

New Fairies in the NEW YEAR!

Fairies are already starting to appear for the new year. Check out Ryuusei. Ryuusei (pronounced du-say) is the little shooting star fairy. She dresses the stars in their shiny, sparkling best to flit through the sky to grant people's wishes. In her hands she holds a little shooting star all dressed up and awaiting it's debut in the sky. In her hair she wears a flower with little beads.