An attempt to document my creative pursuits and spew inspiration into the universe.

An attempt to document my creative pursuits and spew inspiration into the universe.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sunny Day Printing With Sis

Design process

Testing the carved rubber stamp and cut foam stamp:


Making a stamp using cut adhesive foam:

Foam stamps. This is a quick, inexpensive, and easy way to make re-useable stamps.

Sally's flag:

and, on the Farm front....the salad greens are IN!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Green Grin meets Crafty Underdog

For those of you living locally, I'll be doing my first show with the Crafty Underdog this Sunday, June 12. It'll be a big shin-dig at McMenamin's Mission Theatre in NW Portland. I'll have a table full of Plush and some Mitts for Musing, including new cotton/hemp/lycra summer Mitts.
Stop on by and say "howdie"!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Success Story

About a year ago, Jess bought a couple of Pocket Buns from me at a craft show. She thought they would be perfect for her second grade Spanish class; the children could take turns holding the stuffed toy while they shared during the morning circle. 
The softies were named "Y" and "Z" and became the darlings of the classroom, especially "Z", or "Zeta". The children took turns being in charge of her for the day, and someone was always holding her. 
After a year of intense, loving cuddling, Zeta developed some holes. Jess asked me if I could make a duplicate to replace her, and she sent me the original to copy. I had to laugh when I opened the package; Zeta had been squeezed and caressed so much that she'd grown about twice as tall as she'd originally been! Right around her soft, palm-sized middle is where the holes were, where the continuos kneading of small hands loved her right through. 
I took this photo after I'd mended the holes in the original Zeta, but you can see how loved she is. The darker one is Zeta #2; she's super soft, made out of a thick cashmere sweater and reinforced with double layers of fabric.

Jess also wanted to give her kids something special at the end of the school year, so she ordered a set of WeeKinnies, one for each child.

I had so much fun with this project and am super happy with how it turned out. Thanks, Jess!