Cicada

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!

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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.

Lemur scarf

A friend of mine asked for a lemur scarf since she absolutely adores lemurs. Here’s her scarf:

It’s very soft–made of cashmere and merino wools.

How can you not love that face?

Then here’s a random stuffed animal that I challenged myself to create in an hour. So I went over by 10 minutes, but he was made completely patternless. Lots of quick engineering. I guess after doing this for a little while, you kind of know how to engineer this stuff. If only I was good at engineering other things!

Happy New Year!

I’ve decided to run a special promotion for the new year. To celebrate Chinese New Year’s year of the bunny, I’m going to give away a free bunny scarf to the first five new custom orders purchased through Etsy (from new customers), starting today. So if you’ve wanted a lovely dead animal scarf to warm you this winter season, now you can get two for the price of one. Just go to the site, state your custom animal, color preferences and length and you’ll get a free bunny scarf with purchase! (Bunny colors may vary due to sweater availability.)