December 4, 2008

A new addition to the bird parade.

bird about town softie

bird about town softie

bird about town detail

December 3, 2008

Newfound respect for softie creators

I admit I have always thought it would be fun to create a character out of fabric, dress it, pose it… much like dolls I had when I was little. Creating an illustration is similar except that there are different limitations. Now that I am creating a softie of my own I can see that designers and creators of softies have a talent that I do not seem to have. Last night I stayed up until 1 creating what was possibly the most hideous stuffed bird known to man. It was so bad that my daughter (who will play with anything, naming green beans in the garden, etc) did not have any desire to even touch it!

Tonight I took it apart (I should have photographed it- but I could not wait to take it apart). I started again with the same parts and a little more knowledge.

I don’t know if it will be worthwhile to post a pattern I am not sure I could create the same thing twice myself nevertheless instruct someone else to do it! Instead I am going to giveaway a “hope” ornament in copper wire. I’ll post more about that later but if you want to enter the giveaway just post a comment to this post.

November 21, 2008

Still no crafts!

I was hoping to have the time and inspiration to create some user friendly crafts but- no luck. Instead my constant bird muse has enticed me to make wire bird ornaments that are impossible to duplicate. One of a kind is nice but not when you want to make a post of how to make something!

Here are some pictures anyway. The “hope” ornament is inspired by our new president elect.

You’ll find more on etsy.



November 14, 2008

copied by anthropologie- again!

Just kidding, we both copied calder it seems. I really love the new catalog on their site. This past spring I created a similar mobile with copper wire.




November 12, 2008

Pom pom scarf


SO now that I have finished some gifts from last year maybe I can start on this year’s gifts. I have some fun ideas that I can’t wait to try!

This scarf is soft merino wool and it buttons on the edge so it will not fall off.

November 10, 2008

well meaning post

I’ve been meaning to make a post about holiday projects but have yet to start those well meaning gift projects. Instead I am finishing a project from last year, a scarf for my daughter. I found a tutorial online about how to make a pom pom- I’ll post her scarf when it is done : )

May 4, 2008

Out of towner

Hello fellow bloggers, and blog readers. Since I have noticed that there have been some hits on my blog I thought I would share some blogs/sites that I enjoy. I am out of town, hence the title and don’t have access to my illustrations at the moment so this post is pure text. There is the obvious “design*sponge” and “Kris’s Color Stripes” which I have found useful both for illustrations and for graphic design work. For knitters and crochet artists there is “The Purl Bee” you can get really lost in the blog land but there are pearls of really great information and resources out there. Any comments or suggestions of more links are welcome!