Saturday, July 19, 2008

Pixie Doll Part 2

I worked on my pixie doll last night. Had to do some revising. The legs and arms were a bit too small width-wise so had to make them bigger. Also had to redo the hat. I got the revised arms finished but still have to re-cut the legs/shoes and hat and put them together again.

Surprisingly, I didn't get frustrated at all this. Must be because it wasn't hot in the house since we got our air put in yesterday. Very excited about that.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Pixie Doll Part 1

I've been thinking of trying to make my own doll patterns. I decided to start with a pixie doll. So, I made a pattern for one a couple of weeks ago. I haven't been able to get much further since I was concentrating on getting those notebook covers finished.

Anyway, last night while watching TV, I decided to get my fabrics together and cut them out for the doll. And that's what I did. I'm hoping to work on it today sometime. We're getting air put in the house today so it depends on how long that takes.

I have to admit, I'm a bit nervous about making the doll. I'm sure I'll have to do some tweaking along the way, but I think it'll be ok. We shall see. If it turns out ok, I may give this prototype to my great niece for her b-day. I will also post a pic of it on the blog.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Notebook Holders

Teens are so difficult to make/buy for!! I was racking my brain (which on some occasions doesn't take too much of an effort to do) trying to come up with something that my teen nieces would like and could use.

Well, this is what I created for them: notebook holders. I found these really great notebooks with designs I thought they would like and made a holder based on their dimensions. Instead of matching fabric to the notebook designs, I decided to use their favorite color schemes/themes. This way, no matter what the notebook looks like, the holder will always be a favorite of theirs.

I am also planning on making smaller sized holders to sell in my etsy shop.

Litter Bag

After buying a new vehicle, I decided I should have a small litter bag for it to catch those scraps of paper, gum wrappers, and receipts. This litter bag was so handy!!

I decided that it was handy enough that everyone would want one, so I made some for gifts and some to sell in my etsy shop! Go check them out--there are litter bags for men and women!

Coloring Book Totes

These are some of the coloring book totes I've made for my nieces and nephews for Christmas. I also have some for sale in my etsy shop--great gift ideas!!

Why a Blog You Ask?

I decided to start a blog for all my customers, family, and friends so that they can share the experiences of my creative process. In this blog you will discover what inspires me, where my ideas come from, and the joys and disappointments I may have while trying to make a new creation (sometimes it's not as easy as I'd like it to be!).

I welcome all comments and suggestions and don't mind constructive criticism. After all, we all have different ideas and ideas are what inspire, or what should, inspire us to do our best. So even if you're not a crafter, I will still welcome your advice! Don't be shy!

I hope you enjoy my blog and I hope it doesn't bore you to tears!