My sister Jeanne made these beautiful pieces of jewelry. I think its more a testament to her jewelry making than my bead making though. She’s got a fantastic eye for combining things asymetrically, and managed to take a batch of wholly unremarkable beads and turn them into something beautiful. All beads were made using a [...]
I’ve created a tutorial over at Instructables, showing how to make these decorative and functional pattern weights. I hope you enjoy it.
One of my kids asked me to draw them a coloring page of two dragons fighting. Here’s the result. I’ll try to post some more coloring pages, as this is a regular thing for them.
In 2008 they were Princess Mononoke, a cat, and a spider.
In 2009 they we have: a butterfly fairy princess (not wearing her wings yet), a wood-elf warrior (who refused any costume makeup), and a rather suspicious-looking purple pumpkin (without her stuffing in yet, so she looks deflated).
And we were rained on [...]
Here’s a set of ponytail ties has a bear face attached that I made for my youngest. Basically its a felt-mascot face attached to a tie.
And here is a set of Hello Kitty Hair ties. I made the pattern for these. I got a picture from the web of Hello Kitty and [...]
So I decided my magazine holders were just too ugly. I had those cheap cardboard, faux-wood ones…I mean, does anyone seriously think faux wood grain is a good idea rendered in cardboard? I selected some fabrics form my stash, used spray glue and a little Sobo, and covered all my magazine holders. 27 of them. [...]
My daughter recently got a Kirby game for her DS and asked me to make her a Kirby mascot. I based the pattern on the Kirby on the cover of the video game. It was a pretty simple pattern.
You can download the pattern for this mascot.
Download the [...]
I’ve become obsessed with making felt mascots. They are hand-sewn, stuffed and embellished animals and other creatures. Typically they are small enough to fit into the palm of your hand: 2.5 to 3 inches at most. I’m not normally into “cute” much, but I just can’t seem to get enough of these things.
I first [...]
Just recently, in a fit of insanity, I bought a pattern book of felt mascots fromsewcrafty32 on eBay. The book shipped from Hong Kong is not in English. However, there are lots of illustrations and most of the mascots are simple enough that you can figure it out from looking at the photo.
Here are [...]
I ran across Stefan G Bucher’s Daily Monster videos on YouTube via a post on BoingBoing. The girls and I were facinated by this and watched about a dozen of the videos. Clearly we were going to have to try this.
So the next day we got a bottle of ink and made some inkblots. See [...]