Category Archives: sewing


i built an owl from old clothes and stuffed him with seams.



yesterday my mom and i went to the legion for lunch and to see my uncle who was cooking an all you can eat $4 spaghetti dinner. we bought a craft show table for $15. the show is on november 21st, i think, so i have about two months to prepare. i was in a craft show at the same place last year and i barely sold anything. so this year i want to make things that serve a purpose and that can be sold for cheap. like under $5 cheap. when we were eating lunch, there was some kind of old person card tournament going on around us and lots of people had gross old drink cozies. one even had a can of pop in a folded down beer bottle cozy. so i made this today out of felt and fused plastic bags:

monster drink cozy

monster drink cozy

monster drink cozy

monster drink cozy

fused plastic + felt owl bookmark

this is a super charming owl i made from fused plastic shopping bags, felt and buttons last night. he is the perfect size to hold your place in a book!

fused plastic + felt owl bookmark

fused plastic + felt owl bookmark

fused plastic + felt owl bookmark

i’m going to spend all day making these little things because they’re really fun to make : )


i made this for my cousin’s daughter for her 4th birthday. i started on thursday and finished up on friday night. i think it took around 5 or 6 hours because i am slow and fussy. the wings took forever but i love them a lot. i didn’t have a plan when i was starting this, but do i ever have a plan?

all of the pink material is from a scarf that my cousin brittany (addy’s aunt) gave to me last week. it’s super soft and addison really likes it :)


thing i made for addy



Little Lion iPod Case

i’ve been thinking about this ipod case all week.

new lion ipod case

i’ve been imagining a sweet little face with little black eyes and a pink heart nose and little round ears.

lion face

i’ve been dreaming about a big orange mane and sweet little tail.

sweet little tail

i knew it wouldn’t be hard to translate this to felt. the pieces basically cut themselves out (the tail fluff actually did; i found it in my cutout felt leftovers pile and it was perfect) but the sewing kind of went all wrong. i sewed the pieces in the wrong order many times and had undo a few parts, after i had already finished stitching them up completely. i had to put it down at one point, and i finally picked it back up today and finished it off.


this case has a double layer of felt on the back because i stitched the arms to the original back, rather than the front under the mane. i had sewn the mane on first, without thinking that the arms needed to be stitched on first so their stitches could be hidden under the mane. i also stitched the tail to the back (don’t get me wrong, this is where it should be, but it didn’t look very good from the back), so i had to put another layer on top to hide all of these ugly parts. i still have to stitch on a strap and a button (another thing i forgot), but for now, he is mostly done : )

little paw

have a happy weekend : )

Supa Kawaii Panda iPod Case + Brooch



supa kawaii panda ipod case

i originally made this to be a plushie. as i was sewing the pieces on, i was thinking it was odd to be making something that doesn’t have a function. when i make things, they’re either pins or ornaments or cats toys, and things like that. everything has a purpose (which is something i’d like to get away from sometime.)

yesterday i just felt like creating and pandas were again on my mind, so i started cutting out two big white ovals arbitrarily. i thought the size was kind of strange – too big to be a traditional cat toy and probably too small to be a traditional plushie. still, i went with it, and after all of the pieces were put on and it was pinned to get sewing around the edges, i wondered if it’d be a good size for an ipod nano.

it was absolutely a perfect fit. it was kind of eerie. i cut out a strip of white felt and found a plain white but cute button and sewed them on so that the ipod could stay safe inside.

i thought about giving this panda to my friend kyle who has agreed to trade me his second copy of scribblenauts for an ipod case, but as i suspected, it’s kind of girly for his tastes, lol. so today i’m going to work on making a nes controller case especially for him.

about a month ago, i made this sweet little panda pin:



it’s a girl because it has a bow : )

i made this almost a month ago while sitting in bed with my drawer of felt and my drawer of sewing things (thread, floss, needles, pins) sitting in front of me. i got a chest of drawers like this from jordan’s mom when i helped them to move. it’s so great for my craft stuff. i can take out the drawer(s) i need and have everything i need right there around me. when i’m done, i put the drawers back into the spots. it makes crafting so much more productive and easy to clean up : ) i’d highly recommend these types of drawers (they’re really more of a deep tray) to anyone who wants to better organize their craft stuff (i saw drawers like this at costco on sale for $25cad last month).

yesterday i was feeling inspired to create and thought about my goals for the spring.


for the next long while: focus on making sweet felt plushies, pins and iPod cases for etsy (the 3 Ps!)

what to make: owls, frogs, brown bears, girl panda (this means a panda with a bow), kites, dragon, cats, astronaut, rocketship, other sweet things!