Friday, September 30, 2011

Embroidered Baby Blankets

I made this several years ago. The whole thing is made with individual squares of cats and dogs that have been embroidered. This was also my first attempt at hand quilting, it wasn't perfect but it was fun and a great learning experience. This was meant to be a blanket for a baby when I grew up, but by the time I had kids I just went ahead and made new ones for them individually.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I love making these furry stuffed animals, it takes quite a long time to put on all that fur but it is worth it. They are so soft and fun. My nephew loved taking pictures with this tiger, he carried him around for quite awhile, even after we were done. The tiger is one of my favorites of the furry animals, the stripes are so fun to do. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Old Fashioned Leather Journal

I used to make homemade paper when I was younger (haven't done it in awhile), but I had all this fun paper and nothing to do with it, so I decided to make a journal. I love writing and I love to have journals around, especially interesting journals like one I have with a wood covering. Anyway I decided to make this one with leather, and between that and the homemade paper this journal looks like it came straight out of the past. I'm going to try to get up a tutorial soon on this one, because it is so fun to make.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Little Penguins

I made these originally in sets of four to be the madagascar penguins. They were different sizes to show the different characters of Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico. They've since been split up but that doesn't make them any less fun. It's amazing what you find out kids love and these penguins are the perfect little pocket pals.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Soft Blue Afghans

The title almost says it all. I love these blankets, they are so cuddly, soft. I have made them in other colors besides blue too, I just really like blue so there is a lot of it.