Thursday, January 29, 2015

{A Hans soft fabric doll}

Meet Kory (in honor of my brother's oldest son).  He is made with the Hans doll pattern from RetroMama.
He's a rather large doll and he is available over in my shop.  You can see all the details over there.
Or you can order a customized doll here.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

{Justin's Monster}

Justin contacted me a few months ago and wanted a stuffed monster made from a 2d photo of this monster.  His girlfriend creates these monsters for coloring books and stickers. The photo on the left is one of her sketches and the monster I made to look like him is on the right.
his name is Graggy and you can see him and more of his monster friends on at Happy Chaos Monsters.
You can order a custom toy or bag over in my Etsy Shop.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

{Pierce, a Humpty softie}

I just love these colors together.  This is one of my large Humpty Dumpty softies. You can see more details over in my shop.
You can order a custom large humpty softie over in my Etsy Shop. (or a small one here)

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

{Cadence, a fabric doll}

Cadence was a custom order for Lisa's little girl.
I love how she turned out and think this might be my new favorite doll pattern.
You can order a custom Cadence doll over in my Etsy Shop.  You can customize the skin, hair and clothes.

this doll was made from an original Dolls and Daydreams pattern. 

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Friday, January 23, 2015

{gold batgirl superhero cape}

Lacy wanted this special Batgirl cape created for her daughter's costume this last Halloween.
I always love doing something a little different and like how this one turned out.
You can order a custom satin cape or cotton cape over in my Etsy Shop.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

{a SpEcIaL OwL hAt}

This sweet little hat his going to a special little boy that won't be here on Earth for very long. He is going to be born with several birth defects and they don't expect him to live. I felt very honored to be able to create this special hat for him to have his first and probably only photos taken in and I am praying for comfort and peace for his family.
Jacque ordered this hat for her little great nephew that is due next month.
You can order a custom made hat over in my Etsy Shop.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

{Organizing~My Embroidery Floss}

The other day on facebook another craft blog that I follow asked it's readers how they organize their embroidery floss. So I wanted to share how I organize mine.
I'm sure most of you know what embroidery floss is, but for those who may not... Embroidery Floss is a thick thread that is used primarily for embroidery. I have used it for embroidery, however right now I use it mainly for other hand-stitching projects, such as my little dolls.  Each color of floss has an assigned number, I'm assuming these were assigned as the colors were made up because they are not in any sort of color system. I only use DMC© brand floss colors because I like the colors and they have a lot more colors to offer and I feel that they are a higher quality thread.
I have used embroidery floss for many, many years.  I started doing cross-stitch back in the late 80's when I was a teenager.  I've done a little bit of embroidery over the years and now use it to hand-stitch my little dolls.  Needless to say, I have collected a lot (pretty much every DMC© color there is) of floss over the years.  I have tried many different way to organize the floss, but this is the way that I have found that I like best.
I have one of these divided boxes for each set of colors... 
Browns, Grays & Black   
Blue's 
Purple's 
Yellow's & Orange's 
Red's & Pink's 
& Green's
I looked up online for a list of embroidery floss by color and then made these sheets to go inside each box.  So when I'm looking for a specific number I can find it listed above, but more likely I'm trying to match the colors to shades of felt that I'm working with so this system works really well for me.
 I also wrote on the outside of the box with a sharpie which colors are in that box, so when I have them stacked like this I can easily pull out the box I need.
Happy Stitching!!!

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

{Native American Spirit Animals ~ A Baby Mobile}

I made this custom baby mobile for Ari V.
She wanted a mobile made with these Native American Spirit Animals... a bird, cricket, turtle, coyote, butterfly, dragonfly, frog and squirrel.  I made the coyote, turtle, butterfly, dragonfly, cricket patterns myself and got the frog, bird and squirrel patterns from 
DIYWithWoolFelt on Etsy.
You can order your own custom baby mobile over in my Etsy Shop. I offer many different accent options and if there's something you want that you don't see listed feel free to message me and I'll see what I can do to help you.

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

{Pink & Aqua Owl Crochet Hat}

This is a custom order for Charles.

You can order a custom hat over in my Etsy Shop. I have several varieties to choose from.

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