Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Is it too early for Valentine's Day and Spring?

In my workshop, it's never too early for Spring! I've been busy designing, and came up with this adorable rabbit. I can't decide which photo should be the "first" photo on Etsy (you know, the one that shows up when people search). Next, I'd like to make it in dark grey with lime green stitching. I'm out of green thread at the moment, though... And, a few eggs to get you in the Easter spirit! Rabbit and eggs are currently only available to my wholesale customers ~ sorry!

I've also been crazy busy making up hearts for the Valentine's Day season. My mom found some amazing fabric and has been helping with cutting and putting in windows for me. I just love these psychedelic hearts~

Sunday, December 7, 2008

I built a reindeer!

Well, I was part of a team that built this mammoth of a reindeer. It was a lot of fun! We made it as the main attraction on a Christmas parade float for our school. Unfortunately, I couldn't go to the parade today because I was home alone with 3 kids, and just couldn't fathom taking them all by myself to a crowd in the snow...

We started with the pattern for a small wooden yard ornament deer, enlarged and traced it to create a frame for this guy (and doubled the torso pieces). Then, we covered it with 11 yards of faux fur - machine stitching and hand stitching, stuffed it with newspaper, and secured the final touches with a staple gun. Awesome, huh? The head is hinged and swings back and forth, too!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Have I disappeared? Not quite.

I am back, at least temporarily. November was a crazy month. Let's recap:

1) Still getting over a cold that has lasted now for over 10 days...

2) Renewed my driver's license. The day before it expired.

3) Celebrated a milestone birthday.

4) Had record sales. which caused a virtual meltdown.

5) Found out I am pregnant with #4 (even though I have an IUD) . Sometime around Memorial Day or later (they think) I'll be carting around 4 kids. It's a good thing we have a minivan. And a babysitter.