Baking and random ornaments

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.

Bazaar Bizarre

The day has finally come! Here are the last few of the scarves you should expect to see (without the money in the pockets):

Custom Cuttlefish

I got commissioned to do a stuffed cuttlefish (among other commissions this month) and here are some pictures of the progress:


I’m going to have a show this weekend at the San Jose Women’s Club. Seventy Five South 11th Street, San Jose, Ca.

The time is between 6pm and 10pm and will be $10 at the door. If you buy tickets early, it’ll be $8. There will be tons of artists and you’ll be able to see some of my new stuff that I’ve created, such as these hair clips below:

And the fawn with no home. Hair pin? Headband? Brooch?

See you at the show!

Mad Crafting

Since I got into the New People/Bazaar Bizarre, I’ve been crafting like a fiend. My goal was to create 100 sculptures and 100 cupcakes in about 10 days. That doesn’t sound so bad, right? 10 cupcakes, 10 sculptures and painting 10 each day? Well, I spent all day yesterday cutting felt. If it weren’t for my sister and my good friend Nichole, I don’t think I’d be as far along the process. With my stacks together, ready to be sewn and army ready for paint, It’s proving much more difficult of a task than I had imagined. Since I don’t have a lot of time to blog right now, I leave you with… my miniature army.

Custom nautilus

So this month must have been nautilus city. Maybe they’re gaining popularity? Maybe my awesome sewing skills make them more popular? Maybe people realize they must have a nautilus in their lives. Whatever the case, I made two this month. One was a pretty big one with ninety tentacles! Yes, count em, ninety. I was afraid that it wouldn’t look nice because it was completely overstuffed with tentacles. You’ll see the customs below.


Since I have a show coming up in May, I decided (of course) it must be nautically themed. I guess pretty much anything underwater would work for me.I started with this funny looking fish.

Finally, it’s complete!

I’ve been a little out of it lately, with looking for a job and whatnot. I finished the commission for the pigeon and cat hat. What he wanted was a hat for a cat with a unicorn horn on it. It was pretty hard to do because I don’t have any cats or anything to use for reference. I really hope it fits properly and that I can get some pictures for it. I’m going to have to give him instructions on how to cut out holes for the ears if the people want it to stick out. It’ll be great.


A closeup of the little pigeon.

A little side profile of the guy.

Whole pigeon with little tail feathers and everything! Orange feetsies!

Here’s the rough cat hat thing. Hopefully it all works out!