I stumbled upon something fun on instagram last week, a tiny pincushion sewing challenge #teenytinypinnieparade, over at tinkerellen. After spending a good hour or so down that rabbit hole of tiny quilted pincushions, leading me to all sorts of wonderful quilting and sewing sites, I ordered some crushed walnut shells from amazon and started plotting. First I tried something a little too ambitious, trying to incorporate this neat trick with a magnetized needleminder button as a tiny teddy bear’s … More
It seemed like a silly thing to do, make another blanket/duvet/quilt item in the middle of Summer, but this is the Summer to do it! This thing has seen plenty of use already. I had 2 half yards of cute new Emily Isabella for Birch Organic fabric that had just arrived in the mail and I thought if only I could make something fast and not even put this in my stash. I cut it into 9″x9″ squares and cut … More
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It’s no secret that I’ve become a smitten kitten with Margaret Bloom‘s book on creating peg doll people. Making Peg Dolls, opened my eyes to a whole new world of cute and has kept Phoebe and I busy since Christmas. Margaret’s is one of those perfect books where I am completely happy making the projects exactly as they appear in the book. Her use wool felt along with the painted pegs is brilliant. The toys are adorable, … More
I’ve been making so much behind the scenes. I hate things I can’t share. I’m doing a few blog tour dealios so those will pop up eventually. And I made a new design for Land of Nod. Top secret I guess. Because I’m like super spy Sydney in Alias (my new binge watch). But I made this yesterday all for myself. I’m still obsessed with peg dolls. So much so that I was compelled to make a stuffed toy version … More
The pom pom garland from the Winter decorations bin didn’t quite make it up this year. Instead it’s been piled up on my buffet to be a pom pom forest. That’s cute too. It’s sorta making me batty because I’d envisioned this post holiday, sleek minimalist new year’s thing going on in my house after the Christmas bins went to the attic. But that never really works with Phoebe around. Things are only interesting to her if they are in … More
Some projects are difficult. Project Life is really hard for me. The one bazillion decisions involved… picking photos, placement, embellishment, journaling, etc. I can’t tackle it if anyone else is in the house, if I have any errands or interruptions, nothing. I need big empty chunks of time because it’s so challenging for me.
Painting peg people on the other hand, way too easy. Especially since I still haven’t cleaned them up from Christmas. They’re right here on the dining … More