Jul 3, 2012

WAZZU Sock Monkeys!

I happen to have many many family members, from both sides, who are huge WSU Fans. One of my aunts recently commissioned three sock monkeys made from Cougars socks! I thought it was a great idea... and they look so cute!

This one is for my niece Kiya. I'm not sure who the other two are for, but there are so many Cougs fans in her family, I'm sure she won't have a problem finding these monkeys loving homes! :)

These team sock monkeys would make a great gift... what's your favorite team?

Jul 1, 2012

Wedding Gift

I have seen some lovely embroidery designs like this around the internet, and thought it would make the perfect gift for my cousin's wedding. I have made one before, but unfortunately have no pictures (they weren't backed up before my computer crashed). This is a relatively simple gift to make, because you only need to use one embroidery stitch. Just make sure your lines are as smooth as possible, and your stitches are all uniform size, and it looks so pretty! I want to make one for myself next, to adorn our new home.

I used some natural unbleached cotton, I like the look of the little flecks in it. For the arrow, I tried some sparkly thread to add just bit of a glittery accent! 

I don't know what happened to my camera here, but I'll pretend like I did it on purpose... the effect is soft and pretty! This is the back, all nice and neat so you can't see any raw edges and the messy underside of the embroidery.

I hope she enjoys it! :)

Jun 9, 2012

New Elephants in the Shop!

These took a while to make, because this little guy:

*aww, sweet kisses for mama!*

is my new boss! He tells me what to do all the time, and it's usually, "hold me!". I am only too happy to oblige! But somewhere between baby, getting ready to move, karate classes, and more, I did manage to make a whole parade's worth of elephants! (Among other things, which are not quite ready yet).

I have so much fun deciding what the fabric combinations on these will be! These elephants look good with more "realistic" (gray) colors, with crazy bright colors, or pretty pale colors.. you just can't go wrong! Here are some of my favorite pictures:

The light gray one has already sold, the dark gray one with red and white striped ears has already been put into two treasuries, and lots of people have hearted them! So if you want one, don't wait too long, or they might be gone! :)