I never use a pattern for any of my items, but I normally make scarves. This year, I’m hoping to make more random creatures and animals. Let’s start this one off by creating a cicada! I know these beasts must be super annoying for those who live in the areas of the 17 year cicada, but mine comes from royalty. He’s made of upcycled cashmere, linen and all sorts of wonderful fabrics. Stay tuned to see his completed, transformed self!
We had a vodka infusing party where we brought vodkas that we infused for somewhere between a day and a week.
Here they are before I strained them.
This was how I strained the stuff out of them. Coffee filter and a jar.
Here’s all the vodkas. From the back: chai tea bags and an apple, green tea leaves and ginger, rosemary lavender, cucumber celery and the lightest one is ginger. From my personal taste, I’d say my favorite was the chai tea and apple. Muddle some mint with the shot place a lemon slice in it, splash some tonic water and boom. You got yourself an amazing drink you made yourself.
Cheers! Try infusing vodkas today!
It’s wedding season and my friends think of me when they want wedding cake toppers. I created these little guys with the inspiration of final fantasy. My friends love final fantasy and wanted a Rinoa and Squall hybrid mixed with them. Here’s what I came up with.
And a few weeks ago, my friends wanted some owls for their toppers.
I love doing custom work.
We had a pie in a jar party.
I had aprons for everybody.
And we put the ingredients in mason jars.
The pies were delicious. We also had
And the first big gathering, we created little terrariums with succulents.
I also enjoy cooking and baking for friends.
This week, we infuse vodka for craft night!
This concoction is lavender and rosemary. I also made one out of cucumber and celery and another one with ginger. I’ll let you know how they turn out.
Since it’s scarf season, I figured I’ll resurface some scarves that are for sale on my Etsy site!
Hi friends. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I suppose it has. I really do wish I had a better way of uploading pictures. I do really enjoy taking them, but putting them up is such a chore! Let’s go over a few things I’ve recently done. I guess it must be the holiday season or something because oh boy I’ve been making ornaments like no other! I’m a big fan of the blanket stitching stuff or outward seams, so less talking and more pictures! Oh yeah, and that scarf was this custom scarf that someone ordered. She wanted a ferret face, body and upper legs, owl eyes and feet, turtle shell, narwhal fins and tail! *whew* That was definitely a challenge, but I love accepting challenges and interesting things to do.
Seriously. I have sweaters all over the bed, all over the floor and so much wool lint that it would make any wool felter jealous. I could probably create a full sized capybara with this ridiculous amount of lint. Anyway, it’s at a point that I’m drinking so much caffeine to catch up with scarf-making that I completely passed out on the bed as I was crafting. Where’s Amy?
In all seriousness, though, the scarves are for Bazaar Bizarre, a craft show at Fort Mason Herbst Pavillion. Clicky on picture for more info.
What can you expect to see from me? Well, the scarves are all 100% upcycled sweaters and I’ve only used the softest, most luxurious sweaters I could find. Since each scarf is made from a different sweater, every scarf is one of a kind. You’ll never have to worry about someone walking in the room wearing the same thing as you! Feel great that you’re keeping warm, being green and you also don’t have to worry about getting red paint splashed all over you, since you’re not wearing a real dead animal on your shoulders. I will also be taking custom orders (to fill before Christmas) to the first fifteen people and anybody who would like to donate their old sweaters will get five dollars off each scarf purchase.
These are just a few animals that you’ll see at the show. Unfortunately, some of these have been sold, but there will be plenty of others for you to choose from! Please email me if you have any questions. I’m in booth #38 and I hope to see some of you there!
Here’s the custom stuffed cuttlefish that was requested from a repeat customer. It’s for her wonderful son that also loves cephalopods! Cephie love!!