Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dolls and Excuses...

Greetings all!

It has been awhile, but I have reasons! My little girl got into an amazing public/charter school, and so we picked up and moved across town to be closer to the school. I am still catching up and getting my ducks in a row, and I still don't have internet at my house! But still crafty... Check out the latest dolls...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Lolita Punk

I have been making dolls since I was six or seven years old. There is something about making dolls that really feeds my soul. They have transformed in shape and style over the years, sometimes primative or ethnic, other times, pure baby doll.

Lately I have wanted to make a doll with a more edgy feel, still pretty, and "girly" but with funk. I have recently discovered a book called Gothic Lolita Punk by Rico Komanoya, and was inspired by the images.

I have spent the last coupla days on this doll, Lolita Punk. And I just love her. She is the first in a new series. I want to work on punk Little Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland, and Queen of hearts dolls...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Felted Flower Class!

I am honored to be teaching a Needle FeltedFlower class at Fancy Tiger here in Denver, CO. If you want more info about this class or others, please visit FancyTiger.com

Owl pillows, plushies dolls...

I can't get enough of OWLS! They are everywhere these days:)
This one is Sleepy...
This one wise and a little more serious...

Shhh, do not disturb...

Go here to see my baby owl tutorial, use the basic example to make them as big as you want.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Juicy Gift Box!

Sooo Cool...

Find instructions here... at the craftplace.org


Saturday, March 6, 2010


The CraftMobb fell off there for a few weeks! I been busy though... Check out the funky plush fish. The little mirror on each scale was attached with hand embroidery. This baby took some time and loving attention. It is 14" long, and about 12" wide...

I have also been obsessed with making these groovy little mushrooms out of fabric scraps. They are wieghted with poly-pellets, and so they have a crooked mushroomy stance.

peace and love!~xoxi

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hand/ Arm Warmers - Fingerless Gloves

I have a bunch of wool sweaters that I have been chopping up and making groovy stuff with. I really dig fingerless gloves, and this is my first pair. I used 2 merino sweaters, (one light blue, the other peacock blue) that I felted by washing them in hot, and then dried in the dyer.

The darker sweater had these funky cuffs with covered buttons. I chopped about 8" off of the light sweater, and chopped the whole cuff, about 9" off the other. Then removed the buttons.

I turned the light blue sweater inside out and then machine sewed a line from the top down about 3" in, and about an inch from the edge, for the thumb. I hand embroidered these pieces before wrapping the cuff around them, and hand stitching with a cross stitch. I then added 3 of the buttons.

This instruction idea can be used with many sweater pieces. For sizing wrap a rectangular piece of sweater around your arm to see how wide and long it needs to be. Try several types of textures, and more than one or two colors. This is freestyle sewing, there really isn't a pattern, you gotta just go with it!

These are in my store.