Friday, December 9, 2011

Ninja Octopus Lovey

Custom order for a lovely woman in my mom's spinning group.  Its a blanket and a plushie combined!! Who could ask for more? 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Knitting Needle Case

My poor knitting needles have been rattling around in the bottom of my knitting bag, so I decided it was time to make a case for them. 

Close up of the quilting around the hexagons.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Colorful Couch Quilt

I thought up this design for a couch quilt a while back. I've made a lot of quilts but none of them are very wide, which means the guy on the end of the couch gets cold toes. Solution! Make a really wide quilt! Ta da!!

I went to a closing sale at a fabric store (which is very sad) but luckily I found Momo's "Its a hoot" fabric and I got a few yards for the backing. I love this fabric!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Crazy Pinwheel Quilt

This is a quilt I recently made for a co-worker who just lost a loved one to cancer. I started running out of white fabric so I just grabbed some solids and improvised. I kind of like the result.

I used a charm pack of Momo's "Its a hoot" fabric (if anyone cares) for the pinwheels

I used a polka dot sheet for the backing

Monday, July 11, 2011

Ninja Octopus!

New octopi added to the shop! Here we have a angry ninja octopus. Careful! He has a shuriken!
And this is a very shy and quiet ninja octopus, which makes her very stealthy

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Colorful turtle

Made this brightly colored turtle as a gift for a little girl turning one. 
She likes Edward Eager books and pudding (the turtle that is)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

New plushies

So I've been trying to explore making other plushies besides octopuses, so I've been experimenting 
I was trying to make a bowl of ramen but it turned into a turtle :)
I also made a rather odd looking squid.....

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


(Bangs head on table) Sorry I haven't been posting regularly (I don't count once every few months regular)  I've been busy making octopus ninjas
embroidering paper cranes
buying pretty yarn
and generally making crafty stuff in preparing to open my shop. Thanks to all you who are still following and (hopefully) reading this!
 P.S do you like my new logo?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Plus baby quilt

 This stack of fabrics turned into the baby quilt below. Don't ya just love my post title? I'm getting more and more creative with post titles as I progress further into blogging.
I used part of the pattern from the "I heart patchwork" book. So much easier than having to come up with my own pattern! I tried something different and went with a rounded corner for the binding. 
                                            Drumroll! The back......

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Vintage Reproduction Quilt

This quilt has been laying dormant for awhile after I shoved it guiltily into the "half done projects" basket a few months ago. (hangs head) I pulled it out recently and decided to finish it. Its based on my great grandmothers quilt we lost in the fire. I really loved that quilt so I wanted to make one that was similar. I used almost all vintage fabrics and the green fabric is almost the same color as my great grandmothers. I decided to hand tie quilt it too. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines day!

I went fabric shopping this past weekend with friends, got a lot of good stuff and may have spread the fabric addiction to one of my best friends. :)  Found this Amy butler print and decided I was going to try to plunge into sewing clothing and make myself a skirt. It wasn't much of a plunge, because all that it took to make this was some elastic and straight sewing. I used this tutorial and seriously anyone can make this, it took me about 30 minutes in all.  
Hope you all are having a good Valentines day!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

100th post!

Wow, my 100th post...only took me 2 years. :) Above is a patchwork quilt I made in November. I was very cold at the time and wanted another quilt and fast, so I used 7inch squares. 

Here is a scarf/shawl I finished recently using super wash merino. I love super wash merino, if I could only use one yarn for the rest of my life, it would be that. The hat below is also merino.  

Also I made this striped intarsia hat complete with pom pom. That was a must.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

A Plethora of mushrooms!

So I've been busy making mushroom-y things. Such as some plushies and I framed a mushroom embroidery I made. I've been making the plushies in the expectancy of opening my shop in the near future. 

What can I say? I love mushrooms!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I'm back!

 I can't believe I last posted in really? October? Sorry I haven't posted in awhile, it was mostly due to a bad internet connection and forgetfulness/business, but mostly bad internet. Thankfully we are back in our new/old house and the internet is blazing fast! (hallelujah!)  Instead of posting all my projects into one post I'm gonna give it to you bit by bit.
This quilt I made in October for my best friend's birthday. I used the friendship star pattern and she loves blues and greens so I tried to keep it in those colors.