Thursday, August 27, 2009


I ran out of material to work on my daughters costume so I decided to make some more stuffed food. I can see why some people love just making felt food. It's kind of addicting. I keep thinking of other foods to make. I have been making two of everything. Till I did the corn. It took way to long and I got way to carried away. It turned out great but I don't have the energy to make another. This batch of food includes 2 tomatoes, 2 carrots, 2 eggplant, 2 potatoes, and one lonely corn.

Monday, August 24, 2009


Completed tombstone for this years display. It stands 40" tall and is 11" wide at the base.
See the process and more pics here.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I started a new blog that will post all of our Halloween projects. It'll be a great way to keep that stuff all in one place every year. I'll always post one pic here for each entry with the link to the blog to see the rest of the pics and post.


I mentioned that I'm gearing up for Halloween. I know it seems early, but to get everything done I usually start two months out. This year I'm dressing up as Alice and my daughter will be The Queen of Hearts. Last night I finished my costume. It was pretty easy. The only thing I'm not happy with is the Aprons material is kind of thin and the blue shows through a bit. But it is a costume and I didn't want to spend a ton on fabric so I didn't buy the best cotton. It's just going to bother me. But over all it's pretty cute and fits really well.

I used two different patterns to create this costume. The dress is Simplicity 4015. As you can see I added length to the skirt. 15" to be exact. I don't really need to be a slutty Alice. Weird.

And the apron is Simplicty 4282. I've used this pattern a lot. I just left off the sleeves and pockets, and didn't add the two back panels which would have made it to full.

Now I start the Queen of Hearts. This will involve some problem solving since there is no pattern for a toddler that exists. I think I'll be altering the Wizard of Oz Simplicty pattern.
More to come.

Monday, August 17, 2009


I'd need a nap after a breakfast like that.

For now I'm done working on any plush until after Halloween. I've worked it into my schedule to do no plush for the nest two months. After that I have 2 commission pieces I have to start. I like to gear up for Halloween and I also thought I'd get some Xmas stuff out of the way.
My daughter is getting a play kitchen for xmas, my husband and I plan on building this. So of course she's going to need all the stuff that goes with it. I've noticed that there is not a whole lot of breakfasty foods out there in the play food world, so I decided to make some out of fleece. They're not fancy, just your typical breakfast items. I so wanted to put faces on them but refrained.

I also made her an apron and matching towel and hot pads out of a Martha Stewart hand towel and some scrap Alexander Henry material that I've holding onto forever.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I quickly finished this bird for Art Unleashed. This is an art auction that benefits the Humane Society for the Greater Kansas City area. I think this is my sixth year donating work. This is a great event that raises money for the Humane society and keeps it going year after year to help improve the lives of dogs and cats with their no-kill shelter. You can read more about it on their web site.
I've done these birds before and they're always a big hit. Though you can't tell in this photo, I made him bigger than the ones in the past. His head measures about 8" across and his body stands about 12 1/2" tall. He's also on a pretty tall stand. So in total, with stand, he measures 29 1/2" tall.