Monday, February 9, 2015

Hexagon Table Runner

 I love working on projects like this. They use up scraps and turn out so pretty. Non-crafty people (and even crafty people) are baffled that someone would want to hand-sew tiny shapes together. All I can say is, if you love doing it, the process doesn't feel like work.
 I chose this fun print for the back
The details up close

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Knitting

Winter is upon us and I find myself layering more and more. Colder weather means I just want to knit giant cowls ALL THE TIME. I finished the one above this past week and it is just as big and comfy as I hoped it would be. 

I also finished up my knee high cable socks made from hardy New Zealand yarn

Friday, January 9, 2015

Mom's random Christmas quilt

For years my mom has been not so subtly implying that she'd love a handmade quilt. About a year ago I was fabric shopping with her and she went ahead and picked out fabrics for her long awaited quilt. After a lot of sewing snafus and pattern mess ups this started to be the quilt I shoved in the back of the closet and would try to forget about. (It was just too painful) This past fall I was resolved to finish this quilt in time for Christmas (even if it killed me) It came out more improv-y and random than I originally planned but hey, its FINISHED. Plus she cried (happiness tears to verify) when I gave to her so BONUS points for me.  

I put together the back using the leftover fabric pieces. Like I said "improv-y" 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Timmy's quilt

 Friends of mine just had a baby about a month ago and since they didn't find out the gender ahead of time, I whipped up this quilt after he was born. Perfect timing as this became a "happy new baby but also it's Christmas" gift.
I used this fun woodland print for the backing and binding. 

A simple design using HST but I love it. Thinking of altering the pattern slightly and making another one! I am so proud of myself for committing to only using ten fabrics with this! Usually I just want ALL the fabrics in a quilt and I can't commit to one color scheme. 

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.