I just finished some fun little silk sachets stuffed with lavender. I made them in a wide range of colors and stamped them with pretty designs. They are now available in my etsy shop.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
I'm excited that I will be participating in a local arts and crafts show hosted by the Eugene Etsy Team. It's coming up in May, and will be held at the Valley River Inn. If you're in the Eugene area, come check it out!
Sunday, March 24, 2013
I have been making some fun little owl brooches lately from the leftover wool scraps from my witch hats. They are very fun to use to decorate costumes. I'll definitely be wearing one to LeakyCon this year.
For ages I've been wanting to make a Cornish Pixie doll based on the pixies in the second Harry Potter movie. I finally got around to it, and I'm excited by how he turned out. Even the cat likes him!
Sunday, March 17, 2013
I'm hoping to go to LeakyCon, the Harry Potter convention that's being held in Portland this June, so I've been having some fun lately making witch hats. I've tried both wool and brocade, some with wired brims and some without. Here are some that I've just listed in my Etsy shop.
I've also been making a cross between a witch hat and my Regency bonnet, a new and bizarre form of headgear I'm calling a "Witch Bonnet." They have ribbons on the sides that can be tied under the chin like a bonnet or in a bow at the back so the silhouette is that of a traditional witch hat.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
I've been working on some new patterns for hats and dolls and I'm delighted to say that I now have several available in my Etsy shop.
I have plans for more patterns in the future. I hope to have teacup fascinators, and mouse, giraffe, monkey, owl, and goat dolls soon. Stay tuned!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
This year for the Valentine exchange at work I made sweet little clothespin dolls with flower petal skirts and wool felt caps and jackets.
I started by drilling holes through the clothespins. First I marked them with a Sharpie, then I started the holes with an awl, and finished them with a cordless drill.
Next I gathered my supplies; scraps of wool felt and satiny lining fabrics, fimo clay and wire.
Using a 5" piece of wire, I threaded it through the hole in the clothespin and made loops on both ends.
I lined the dolls up on a cookie sheet and baked them according to the instructions on the clay's package, about 30 minutes.
Using the felt, I cut hats to match the petals and jackets to coordinate.
I glued the petals around the clothespin to make a skirt, and some lace around the neck to make a collar. Next I glued the jacket around the body and arms.
I think the look pretty cute when they were finished.