Thursday, December 4, 2014

Paper Cutouts

 Ive been filling my notebook with a lot of paper cutouts and collages. Heavily inspired by the crafty works of Beci Orpin. I love her stuff and her craft books are always full of colorful fun items that inspire.
 My profile with a paper banner. Also Diamonds, LOTS of diamonds.
I did a fallish/Thanksgiving themed page last week.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Everything's betta' with a Sweata'

 Just finished knitting and blocking my Mama Vertebrae sweater. Super fast and easy knit. Used Malabrigo Rios which is 100% superwash merino and lovely to knit with.
 The sleeves blocked out a bit long for my taste, easily fixed by rolling the cuff.
Finished just in time for fall!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Color Affection Shawl

 Finally finished this shawl last week. Blocking it was a little tricky because I carried my yarn too tightly. I blocked the edge in a scallop pattern because of excess edging.
I think it came out rather nice, just in time for fall (please get here soon) 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Crazy Improv Log Cabin Quilt

 This has been a work in process for awhile. Over time I've been making crazy improv blocks out of scraps and such.
 It finally all came together last week when I added the final blocks and basted and quilted it. There's a lot of crazy random stuff going on in this quilt. Orphan blocks, random fabrics and even an embroidery.
I decided to use a bunch of scrap strips to make a sort of coin quilt "feel" on the back.

Close up of the randomness

I relate a lot to this quote ^

Friday, August 22, 2014

Large Mushroom Plushies

 Made some large size mushrooms this past week. I've made a lot of smaller versions of these, but I thought it was high time I added some large ones to the shop.
This one is just asking to be cuddled. 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Custom Orders

 Over the last 6 months or so I've had some custom orders on Etsy. I had a request for a Iron man inspired jellyfish complete with an apple. (heaven knows why) I also had someone request a purple jellyfish with orange eyes. Which turned out super adorable.
Below is a knightly dinosaur complete with sword ready to fight deadly foes.
Kudos to the girl who asked for the dino, tons of creative idea points go to her. 

A lavender top hat wearing octopus was requested as well, cause why not?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Vintage Cross Quilt

 My best friend is getting married this summer and this is the wedding quilt I made for her. I used kona solids and a variety of vintage sheets.

      Cross stitch of their wedding date

Friday, March 21, 2014

Giant Octopus!

 Had someone contact me on Etsy and ask for a custom GIANT octopus. This was a ridiculously big project for me, but I love the end result. Hands down the biggest plushie I've ever made!
 Now just to ship this beast!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Finished Cross Stitch

I finished this cross stitch last December but (cough) never posted it. These are lyrics from one of my favorite worship songs. As you can see I made a few (maybe a lot ) of mistakes in this piece. In my defense it was my first large cross stitch project. Now to find a frame to fit it.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Solid Log Cabin Quilt

 I saw this quilt block on pinterest awhile ago and knew right away I wanted to make a quilt with this design. I made this particular quilt for a friends birthday, but I am determined to make another one for myself. It just came out so pretty!
 The back was made up from scraps and a couple blocks I made from leftover solids. I am particularly fond of the pixel-ish block on the left.
 *sigh* So pretty.

Erik's Geektastic Quilt

 This past Christmas I made my little brother a geek quilt incorporating Star Wars, Marvel, Star Trek and DC. I used a variation of a "Shoo fly" block.
 The back is mostly from leftover yardage and a bit of scrap patchwork in the middle.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Jace's Baby Quilt

 Quilt for my nephew who's due in December. My sister asked for a pretty simplistic quilt, so solid colors and herringbone was the result

 Embroidered his name on the back.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Meagan's Circle Quilt

 A birthday/housewarming for a good friend of mine. Used a UFO (unfinished object) I had lying around for part of the back. This one from way back then.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Diamond Wedding Quilt

 A good friend of mine is getting married this Sunday and this is the wedding quilt I made for her and her husband to be. Love this pattern, love the colors. LOVE how fast this went.
I just pieced together odds and ends for the back. Pay no attention to the weird puckering.

I won't lie, I was sorely tempted to keep this one. I am glad that it's found a nice home now.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Purple Octopus

 Got a custom order for a purple octopus. Hope this little fella goes to a lovely home.
Happy Thursday

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Mini Hexagons

This is one of those "I feel suddenly inspired to finish off some old projects!" These hexagon pieces have been lying in my workbasket longer than I'd like to admit. Now they are quilted, binded and ready to be used.

 This one is using smaller hexagons, which makes it more time consuming, but I think the end result is lovely. This one is definitely staying with me.
I used a mixture of vintage scraps and quilting fabric leftovers for the hexagons and binding.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

 If you have ever been to a library book sale I'm sure you'll be able to relate to the drawing above.
 Sulky boy is sulky. The motif is inspired by Mucha. Thank goodness I don't have to say that out loud. I was at a con once and commented that a drawing looked Mucha inspired. Feeling very proud of myself for being able to remember an artist and recognize their style, she then replied that yes it was and "It's pronounced MucHA" I don't reference artists anymore. 
Matthew 12:33