Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Working on a collection of bears that will be available to purchase this spring. More info to come as to how and where. #violet&gryphin

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Thursday, August 6, 2015


When your 22mon. old is obsessed with birds, you make him a bird for his birthday. And he's obsessed with trains. Quite the combo. #plush #fleece #sewing #twoyearsold

Sunday, July 12, 2015


I finished my fairy. It's one of the first big plush pieces I've made in a very long time. Spent a lot of time thinking about the details on this and I think it's what I'm the most happy with.
She stands 13"tall. Total height on base is 20 1/2" tall. Made out of felt and fleece.
To create the wings I adhered two pieces of felt together and used a very sharp exacto knife to cut out the design. I then applied a spray starch to it to stiffen it.
Her crown is removable.
She actually is not glued into the stand.  The dowel rod she is attached to sits in a hole in the base.

Friday, June 19, 2015


Sneak peak at what I'm working on. It's been almost two years since I've made anything. #plush #sewing #feltflowers #busymom

Thursday, February 26, 2015


It's been a REALLY long time since I updated this blog. Been really busy with two kids. The recent posts are the few things I've done over the last year. They are definitely kid focused. Seems like most of my projects lately involve them.

Monster Valentine's box for my daughter for school. 10"x14" box covered in hot pink fur.
Slide the cards in her mouth.
Girl Scout Powder Puff Derby car.  A race similar to the Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby Race. 
Daughter decided she wanted an Ice Cream truck. She helped out a lot on this. What you can't see in the pick is that the whole car is covered in glitter.


The tooth pillow has a zipper for a mouth. My daughter can put her tooth in his mouth and the Tooth Fairy can put her money in it too. I made it so it can hang off her bed and not have to be placed under her pillow.


My daighter has a Girl Scout camp out coming up and we decided to make a pillow case for her pillow. It's more like a pillow sham and she'll be able to tuck her sheet inside.  This was the perfect first sewing project for her. Only straight lines. Not complicated. A quick 30-45 minute project. Anything longer and she'd loose interest.
Learning to use the iron.
I really did very little to help. I did have push the petal because she can't reach it. I work standing at a counter. It's to tall and she can't really stand on a stool and push the petal.
I have learned that because she's left handed I kept standing on the wrong side of her to show her how to do something.
Pinning. Not her favorite part.
Finished! She wants to make a night time hair scrunchy with the left over scraps.


My daughter and I made toadstools out of sculpy and wire.  I'll clear coat these before sticking them in the ground.

  I bought a large planter and it sits on a little wooden table on the deck just right outside the door. The planter measures about 24" and is nice and shallow so we could actually pick this thing up and it's not to heavy.
We planted some mini plants in with the house, added some mulch and pebble rock from our landscaping. 


Quick Baby Jack Jack, from Incredibles, costume. Red onsie and pants. Logo is made out of felt and sewn on front. Mask was not gonna happen :P


My daughter wanted fairy wings for this years visit to the Ren Fest. They have a26" wing span. Made of felt and wire.
Decided she needed a head piece to match.
I couldn't just put these away in a closet somewhere. So I attached them to a plaque with velcro. She can take the wings off and wear them again. Flower head piece hangs on a hook I attached to plaque.
Monkey wings hang in our office.


Dorothy and a Flying Monkey!
Pretty simple straight forward pattern. No altering involved.
I adjusted the size of the ear. Pattern was too big.
Made up the hat, wings, and jacket.