Mustache and such

I love Sundays. They always feel so relaxed and lazy. Don’t get me wrong I do a lot on Sundays, its just the day seems laid back. Sunday night’s Tom gets home at 5pm (trust me 5pm for the wife of a tattoo artist seems amazing!) We always make a big fun dinner together…Sundays are nice.

I found some dinosaur print outs online and the kids were coloring them with marker. The photo to the left is what happens when you leave the room for five minutes. The ten year old gave the two year old a purple mustache.

You can print and color some dinos of your own here.
We had “Uncrustables” today (basically frozen PB+J’s without crust)

You just let them thaw out for a few hours and I was surprised by how good they are. They are kind of silly though.

I am trying to get back into drawing a little bit everyday. I read something about family sketchbook nights, and want to do something similar. I figure gather all sorts of drawing tools, get everyone a new sketchbook and Sunday nights we can sit around and draw for a bit together. I wish I could remeber where I read about it!

♥ pink ink
♥ warm tights on windy days like today
♥ windy days where the wind sounds like ghosts (like today)
♥ sealing + mailing invites to a party
♥ the word “declaration” or phrases such as “I declare!”

Cheer up Prickly

A group of prickly cacti. Notice the spoil sport up front. (that was me last night while I struggled over the plushie below) I was trying out a new green fleece with these. I think I prefer the darker green instead.

This little guy gave me lots of trouble. He’s suppose to be a speaker, but he came out all wrong. First of all I wanted the Speaker parts to recess into the box (like a real speaker does) but the damn bathingsuit stretchy fabric I just had to use…did not work so well. This is actually my second attempt. The first attempt became a big mess and found it’s way to the trash can. Luckily the kids were in bed, and Tom was still at work. So no one was around to hear my bitterness.
Then it came time for the face. In my mind I pictured two faces one on the small, one of the large looking at each other, oh so happily. In reality no matter where I put the face, it looked weird. If I put the eyes above the small speaker, the whole thing looked like a rectangle bear who was missing his ears.
This is one plushy I’m going to have to think about a bit more before attempting again…

Some nights I just shouldn’t sew! haha

from cupcakes to colons..

I get a lot of requests for custom orders, and usually I don’t take them. Its not that I don’t want to bring people’s plushie dreams to reality. It is just I usually have a hard time getting inspired about a plushie, unless it was my idea (sounds selfish, eh?) But when I was emailed a few weeks ago and asked to make a plush colon for someone who had to have their’s removed…I thought it would be a fun challenge.

I had to do a little research, because frankly I had never thought much about Colons. Did you know, there is a huge colon you can actually crawl through! Neither did I. Lots of great colon info can be found here And for those of you wondering, this is the picture I used for refrence when creating the plush colon.

Besides colons I have had dollhouses on the mind lately (looks like Hillary has too, check out her great new layout!) I think it started when I first saw Snailbooty’s photos on Flickr. Then increased when Jessee pointed out this fabric at G street fabrics. of course I had to buy a yard. No fear they also sell it online here (scroll down a bit) You might be able to even find it cheaper if you do a search.

Cool bunkbed dollhouse style

Blythe dollhouse bathroom

Beautiful dollhouse drawings by Martha Sue Harris (check out all her stuff, shes pretty amazing