Sunday, March 27, 2016

Kitty Quilt for Imri

I was perusing through Instagram and found a British illustrator I follow had a very cute kitty fabric print available on Spoonflower.
My best friend was expecting a little girl very soon. I normally reserve quilt sewing projects for family since they take so much time and effort. But seeing as I consider my best friend as family, I thought her baby could use a nice baby blanket. This print was very adorable.
I was in the middle of sewing when I heard news baby decided to arrive two weeks early! So I switched myself into high gear to get the quilt done and ship over the weekend.
I got to use my new woven labels! It's sort of like a little signature for my projects. Now people will know who made the blanket. I hope the kitties will keep Imri warm and cozy.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Ocean Animal Soft Blocks for Sena

After my friend, Phil, bought the farm animal blocks for Sena, he made a special request for a sea turtle. His wife's favorite animal is a sea turtle. HRM... I made a small ocean themed set. Here we have a crab, octopus, and a sea turtle. My favorite out of this bunch is the octopus. The sea turtle is a bit of a stretch. Some animals aren't easily able to be translated as a cube shape. I got custom ribbon made with my name on them for a little branding. These plush blocks look all offishul now.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Farm Animal Soft Blocks for Sena

While working as a toy designer, I learned the most popular animal theme is farm. Who doesn't like farm animals! Here we have a duck, pig, chicken, cow, horse, and sheep. I might make a super farm set and include cat, dog, and goat. This particular set is for my friend, Phil's daughter, Sena. She is at the stage where she is sitting up on her own so these blocks are the perfect toy for her.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Cookies!

Here are all the holiday cookies I baked this Christmas. Above we have Ghirardelli Chocolate Crackle Cookies. The recipe is on their box for double chocolate brownie mix.
Lemon ricotta cookies with lemon glaze. Giada Delaurentiis' recipe! She has you spoon the cookie dough onto the baking sheet. If you want perfect circles, it's best to pipe the dough.
Oatmeal cookies with dried cranberries and green raisins... because red and green is Christmas. Recipe is from the Quaker oatmeal box!
Chewy ginger cookies. My friend's gramma's recipe. Here, I tried to get all fancy with the decorating.

Sadly, I did not have time to bake traditional gingerbread cookies. Wish I had :(  But these are quite enough to last me throughout the holidays!

Monday, December 14, 2015

2015 Ornament Swap

Christmas is my favorite favorite holiday. I love having holiday traditions. This year, I rounded up a bunch of friends for my annual handmade ornament swap. The friends who participated were mostly from Alex. I invited everyone over to my place for a Christmas pizza party. This batch is very impressive! Everyone is setting the bar higher each year.

Top row: candy cane, snowflake, and Christmas tree made of cracked marbles
Middle Row: angel, taco, and meowlet kitty
Bottom Row: paper pine cone, stained glass penguin, and Krampus 

 All the ornament swag before we busted them all open. There was such pretty packaging and gift wrapping!