I thought it might be fun to commemorate our first home in tiny replica form. It is the house we bought together, and our first home where we share the same last name, so I imagine it will always have a very special place in our hearts.
All these guys will probably end up in the shop, unless someone snatches them up first!
We are doing our part of being young homeowners by planning on staying home on Halloween, and being available to hand out candy to the little ones. I feel like its our duty. Without us and grandparents, there would be no one at the doorbells to provide the treats.
Also been up to some sewing treats. I have such a hard time keeping surprises.
It looks like he is trying to hide those strawberry candies for himself. I don’t blame him. They are my favorite too. Find him new in my shop this week.
The cat bat pattern is my favorite in the pumpkin carving book. I carved it last year, and the year before, and I’ll probably use it again this year. Because I like it, and its fun to say cat bat.
Cat bat is a very simple little creation, so I made up a (very basic) pattern you can find here. Make your own!!! You can add a little face, or fangs, or fancy wing designs. I added a tail to mine. Because he is a cat, who is also a bat. Not the other way around. Possible cat bat configurations are endless.
And if you are looking for more Halloween stuffed animals, be sure to take a look at some new additions in my shop!
What an unlikely trio this would be in real life. Although, I have really no clue. Maybe foxes, moose, and beavers are besties out there in the woods.
This octopus was special made for one of my most favorite people for his birthday. I double checked to make sure he has the right amount of arms. On a side note, our new concrete table top takes photos like a model.
As in a quilt made of free tshirts. College is all about the free tshirts.
I have carried this huge collection of shirts to every place I have lived in Austin for the past like 6 years, with the goal of making them into a quilt. I finally looked at it and thought: well, I have some time now, if you’re available…
So I got out my scissors and did some cutting, and wondered why I didn’t do this years ago. Do you ever have those projects where you keep the supplies around, and mean to get around to it, but just never do, so the supplies are just sitting there taking up space? Well, this is mine, and I just did the first step. Can’t stop me now.
Cutting up clothes you just bought always feels like you are doing something wrong, so its oddly satisfying. Like making cut-off shorts. Even the little act of hemming a dress feels like a crime at first, but I bought it, so it should fit ME. Now that this little summer dress doesn’t come down past my knees, it can be welcomed into my closet with open arms (or hangers).
In between work, obsessively checking Twitter for updates about that royal baby, and watching live streams of hospital doors, I have been sew, sew, sewing for a local wholesale order. My favorite part is sewing their little eyes on and watching them come to life.