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!
I love creating custom work. Someone wanted a stuffed nautilus with greys, greens and blues. Here’s what they got.
And that is how you make a nautilus. The end.
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.
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!
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.)
The day has finally come! Here are the last few of the scarves you should expect to see (without the money in the pockets):
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!
Not only have I started an underwater alphabet, I’ve been busying myself with woodland creatures. Okay, not really. I just started cutting, snipping and came up with a head, corduroy antlers and the body kind of came together with it. What do we have? A deer! of… some… kind…