Archive for November, 2009

I am thankful for…

…my friends, family and especially this long weekend to finish up all my little projects. Besides cooking and eating a smorgasbord of amazing food on Thanksgiving, I was busy sewing and here is everything I made.

Tallulah the tooth fairy and Marcus the molar.

Tallulah tag - A rough draft of the product tag to accompany the pillow.

I didn’t really think about the gender of these tooth pillows, but I guess if you were a little boy getting one of these pillows, you wouldn’t want one with a bow on it. My friend Paddy saw them this weekend and he coined the name Marcus the molar and it stuck. Going to finalize the design of the tags this week.

More pillows!

A pillow for Rance.

I made a bunch more pillows with the remaining shirts I had lying around. Hoping to hit the thrift stores again soon to stock up on more shirts!

An owl pendant for my nephew Nolan!

And finally the project I’ve been wanting to work on ever since Lisa sent me the  link. The pattern is from the Moonstitches blog and you can find it here. The instructions are really easy to follow and you can crank out a bunch in one afternoon. I ran out of the blue buttons I used for the eyes so I need to get down to the fabric store this week so I can finish them up. This will be a Christmas gift for my six-month old nephew Nolan. Going to make a few more as gifts and one set for myself! PS…did you notice that I used the left over fabric scraps from the shirt pillows for these owls?


Edamame Friends…

Edamame Friends

Lisa's edamame on the left, mine on the right.

Mameshiba Poser


It’s been a busy couple of weeks at work finishing up the 2010 Hero Arts Catalog so I haven’t had much time to add any new posts. I am planning to work on a bunch of new craft projects over the Thanksgiving holiday! I am looking forward to spending time with my family, eating lots of good food, and catching up with some pillow orders. Last week, Lisa was in town for a work meeting so I got to hang out with her for the day and we had tons of fun. After a full day of shopping and eating, we even made these little felt edamame beans! Lisa took these photos of them…aren’t they the cutest? She turned me on to Mameshiba, this Japanese cartoon series featuring beans and nuts that talk, each time telling you a funny piece of trivia. You gotta see it…too funny!


Time flies…


2010 Calendar from Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar

I cannot believe this year is almost over! Before thinking about resolutions for the new year (making them and breaking them!), its always fun to see all the great calendars that crop up. Design*Sponge has been posting some great ones and it was there last year that I came across a calendar by Helsinki-based designer Noa Bembibre. She has a brand new one out for 2010. I love its simplicity, the treatment of type, and how clever the strange words are arranged. I HAVE to have it! You can get one too right here.

More shirt pillows…all to new homes.

It seems like I’ve been on a roll lately….I cranked out a bunch of shirt pillows and gave away three of them. One went to Rance’s grandma Eunice to brighten her day.

Eunice's Pillow

Striped shirt, lined with lime green polka dots, and bright pink buttons.

And the other two went to friends of mine who share the same birthday. Happy Birthday Andrew and Matthew!

A and M

Andrew's pillow (checkered print shirt, lined with orange polka dots, and blue buttons) and Matthew's pillow (mustard shirt lined with pink checkers, and pink buttons). Both with embroidered initials.

Close up

Close up of the initials!

And this one I kept for myself!


Pierre Cardin white shirt lined with orange polka dots, and lavender buttons.


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