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Mom has always been kind, nurturing, loving, stylish, crafty and now that I’m an adult I realize how hilarious she is too! It now amazes me that she and dad raised six kids and kept their sanity.
Mom taught me how to be crafty. She has always been sewing, drawing, writing or creating something yummy in the kitchen. Mom taught me every craft I know, well except for wood working…her and I in a room with power tools may be slightly scary! (haha!) She made homemade pla-dough for us to sculpt and knew if you gave me a pair of scissors and some paper that I could stay busy for hours cutting shapes (I guess I finally learned to cut those shapes out of wool felt and stitch them together, huh Mom?). She taught me to sew, knit, crochet and embroider. If she was baking, she would always hand me my own little piece of dough to work with, I had mini pie pans, rolling pins and the like to make my own creation. I have always known that if I had a few supplies I could make just about anything because of her.
~Mom’s Pla-Dough Recipe~
1 Cup Salt
1 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Water
2 Tbs Oil
Mix together and enjoy!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!
*Oh and a note to my awesome 5 brothers and sisters…Get your own blog! This is *my* latest feeble attempt to be Mom’s favorite! Hahaha!
Lions and tigers and feltidermy, Oh my!
I know I’ve been a bit absent from the blog again the past couple of weeks, but now you can see one reason why. Alright, yes, I’ve also been enjoying the spring we’ve been having…but also creating! For about the last week the new desktop feltidermy pieces have had most of my attention.
The desktop felidermy came about from a custom request. The request was for 2 tigers (pictured above) looking like they are leaping out of the plaque. Well, of course I loved this idea, but I had to figure out how to make it work. I spent a couple days just researching images of tigers leaping, jumping, diving and well anything but standing still. After I finally had that stuck in my head I started building my pattern, once I had it ready all I had to do was get to cutting and stitching. I started stitching the first tiger and the shape was exactly what I wanted, they were just a bit small for the size I needed.
*light bulb moment*
Now I just had to figure out how to make them stand on their own. Notice how I said “just” haha… I thought about how to make them stand as I was stitching, browsing the hardware store, walking the dog, cooking dinner, watching the new season opener of Doctor Who, I think even while sleeping. I finally did figure it out and I was still able to attach the plush to the wood as usual, the stand just cover my hardware for attaching. Believe me, these guys and their stands are not separating!
So yeah, that’s what I’ve been up to…Now to hope that everyone else loves them as much as I do! You can find them in my Etsy shop.
I hope you are all having a great week! Thanks for stopping by!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great weekend!
Ahhh, yes, that time of year that we have been waiting to see for months is finally here! Sunshine and color are returning to everyday life. Birds are chirping, life is sprouting from the ground and tips of trees limbs! Oh and more light, yes the sunlight for more hours of the day…ahhh it’s so good to have it back!
In fact yesterday I had a little shop update and added three new feltidermy to the shop!
Lately when I am not stitching I’ve been cooking. Alright it’s not like that’s a new thing…but, I’ve been looking for new things to cook. I finally watched Julie & Julia the other day and Absolutely loved it! It was so sweet, fun and inspiring to watch! Well, it must have been inspiring because here I sit at my desk writing on my little blog to you…if your our there and actually reading this. I had made a resolution to get back to blogging this year, wrote a few posts and then nothing again. I kept trying to think of something to write about and then thinking “Gee, who wants to read that?” and “Is anyone out there really reading this?” and “Wow, why question? Just write!” So here I am writing whether someone is reading or not. So I’ll be back, with new creations to share with you from my studio and my kitchen!
It may seem strange that we have a dog named Julia Child and none of her cookbooks. When I thought this out loud the other night, my Mr reminded me “You don’t like French food.” Oh yeah! I did pull out my Emily Post cookbook from 1951! I think I’ll try to share some recipes from it with you from time to time. Some of recipes are quite good and basic things to cook. Just as enjoyable as the recipes are the tips for throwing successful dinner parties and other such fun! I could do a whole post on just nuts and when to serve them!
Happy Spring and thanks for stopping by! Oh and if your looking for adorableness for an Easter basket, be sure to stop by my Etsy shop! Have a great day and I’ll see you soon!
This feltidermy is a collaboration between myself and my husband, Shannon. He does sketches that he calls sketchmonsters and paintings too. This feltidermy is based on his alien sketchmonster painting, pictured above with the feltidermy! We worked out the pattern together, then Shannon painted the plaque and I stitched up the monster head and mounted it.
We hope to be doing another one in the near future. You can find the Alien Monster Feltidermy by clicking on the photo at the top of this post or in my shop!
I’m having a hard time adjusting to the time change this week. Today I was up at 4:15! I don’t think my brain is processing this “spring forward” thing correctly. *yawn*
I hope you’re all adjusting well. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Today I introduced the first Unibunny Feltidermy to my Shop!
The unibunny is a small woodland creature from the island of Mythalogia. They claim to have many magical powers that come from the horn on their small heads. Some of these claims involve the creation of moss, and rainbows. The unibunnies also claim to be responsible for the creation of the first jelly bean.
* No actual unibunnies were harmed in the making of this feltidermy*
I’m so happy to be back to feeling like myself again! I’ve been fighting a cold for the last month…finally this week I seem to be over it (knock on wood).
Tomorrow I hope to have a new collection of Feltidermy Brooches available!
Hooray for for Spring being on the way, colds going away and the start of many new creations!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!
I’m having a Valentines Shipping Sale in my Etsy shop!
~United States Customers~
Small Feltidermy and all plush ship free USPS Priority Mail!
Large Feltidermy ship USPS Priority Mail for 1/2 price!
All items ship First Class International for 1/2 price!
All shipping prices have already been adjusted for you, so you won’t have to wait for a refund!
Get a feltidermy or plush for someone special, who could of course be yourself!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
I’ve been meaning to do this for quite a while, so finally here I am! Tia over at The Adventures of Christopher and Tia does Flashback Friday every week and I always love seeing hers and reading her posts! This week I decided to get in on the flashback fun! This week the theme is school portraits!
I was so happy when mom brought this photo to me! It is my favorite of 13 years (kindergarten-senior year) of school portraits!
I remember this day very well! At that time, first grade, kids from kindergarten through second grade had to take a bus to our little grade school north of town. That morning when my Mom got me to the bus, we remembered it was picture day! Luckily Mom had time to run back home and grab my order forms for pictures, but not time to make me change clothes and do my hair. I Love this photo! Why? Yes, I have on an old sweatshirt (from somewhere I’ve never been) and my hair looks like I probably did it myself that day…but, it looks like me! I remembered being so comfortable with how I looked and felt getting my picture taken that year. Other kids in the line were messing with collars and combing their hair, while I just stood there…happy.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
I’ll be the first to admit it, I’m just not good with resolutions. I made a New Years resolution to get back to blogging. Well, here it February and I’m just now doing my first post of the year. I think maybe I made to many resolutions this year. Blogging, healthier eating, concentrating on the shop and getting it stocked again. I’m happy to admit that I have not been doing too badly on my second and third resolutions. I’m making better choices when it comes to what I put into my mouth. I’ve also been very busy stitching up a storm, trying to get my shop stocked up after the Christmas craziness.
What were your resolutions this year? I would love to hear them!
Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you soon! No, really!