Tuesday, October 18, 2011



Wynnie was featured in a treasury on Etsy! This is a first for any of my dolls. I'm so happy!
See the treasury here
Or check out more from my shop

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


... just a little experiment.

I am having such a hard time trying to decide what process/style to follow... I know what styles I like, and how I want things to look, but the gap between how I see things in my mind and how they turn out is rather large...

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Sometimes... oftentimes... I do things the hard way.
I'm trying to work on not doing things the hard way.
Take this pattern, for instance.
How hard could it be to make a repeating pattern out of stripes?! (albeit, wonky stripes).
Well, let me tell you.
Actually, I think I will spare you the grisly details of how I could not get this to work the first night I worked on it...
... and skip to the happy ending, in which I walked away from the computer to do something else, and BAM! The solution came to me.

This is not the first time that I have spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to force something to work the "hard way"...
... and then finally walked away, only to have the solution present itself to me shortly thereafter.

Note to self: Next time, step awaaayyy from the problem (and the computer)!

(Psst! Check out the new fabric on Spoonflower!)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Things

First: Etsy

I finally (and I mean finally) opened my shop on Etsy. I have more of a feeling of relief than anything, even excitement. It was such a long wind up, you know? All the preliminary work took ages, and now I feel content to rest on my laurels a bit (read: check my shop stats obsessively and hold my breath waiting for my first sale!). I'm a bit burnt out on sewing after making 12 dolls to open with, but I really should get back to the machine. I stated in my shop announcement that I would soon be making doll quilts, etc, so I need to work on that... which brings me to...

Second: Spoonflower

... the fact that I am completely and totally distracted from making dolls because all I want to do is design fabric. A couple of weeks ago I made a design entitled "Salt as Stars" and this week I ordered and received a fat quarter of it in the mail. I am thrilled to bits over it... I cannot even describe. Can I just show you?

I know I still have a lot to learn... and the design is by no means perfect... but just the fact that I finished it, and have it printed, and enjoyed literally every minute of creating it makes me want to do more. I have so many sketches just waiting to be brought to life!

Check out my fabric on Spoonflower
And my Etsy shop!