Sunday, December 20, 2009

Some of my favorite craft books





I would like to share some of my favorite craft books. I have a few nuigurumi Japanese craft books, which I love they have a retro style, they are beautiful. There are a lot of plush cuties waiting to be born. The book with little girl on cover is filled with Alice in Wonderland themed projects and little girls clothes, super cute.






















The next bunch of books were originally published in Japanese then translated English.
















Thursday, November 26, 2009

catch up









I am in desperate need to update my blog. Here are a few things I have done, new sock dolls, new rag dolls, joined the new plush works team on etsy. The Plush works team has been fun so far, its nice to be among like minded people into what your into. Never mind the fact that they are all very talented. http://www.flickr.com/groups/plushtoydesigners/
This is a link to a photo stream, of the etsy plush works team.













They already have a treasury as well
http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=96675
Please check out the adorable plushies
Here are a few of my new dolls



Monday, October 5, 2009

Hello everyone:) I have a new treasury on etsy. John Lennon inspired :)

check it out http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=86347

Friday, September 25, 2009

kewpie dolls


My new kawaii obsession, Kewpie dolls, I think its because they look like my daughter. I ordered a bunch on etsy. The first set came in the mail from earthgatherings http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=65279 . Too cute, I am going to make little outfits for them. They are about 4 inches tall. Love them. I wanted to make the Little outfits then sell them, but I like them too much. We will see.



Tuesday, September 15, 2009

More owls











I made more kawaii baby snow owls, there seemed to be a lot of interest in them, and besides that they are fun to make. Especially their little hats. The top hats are the cutest.
I started by making their hats before I even made the owls. I enjoyed working in miniature.
The hats took a while to make, I looked at a couple of Japanese craft books for reference, then invented my own take on them. They are made of felt, and cotton cloth.
Here are a couple of the finished owlets.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My first etsy sale...Yahoo!







I am so excited I made my first sale on etsy, funny thing is I just posted the item last night.




I did not even get to post her here yet.
Well here she is my kawaii sleepy snow owlet. She is made from a super soft fleece, her features are all hand embroidered, and her bow is made of red felt and also hand embroidered with the blanket stitch. The idea for her came to me while I was trying to sleep. there are just so many owls out there right now I wanted a different look. So I hope I achieved that.
She was really fun to make and I will be making more.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Panda


This little kawaii Japanese Panda was made by me for my little sister, she said she wanted it to be "more happy". So I made sure that I gave him more of a smile. And she did not like the way I wanted to make the feet, so I made them different, tough customer. His basic pattern was from a Japanese craft book. I just realized it's not the same when its not completely my creation but It was still fun. And he still came out pretty cute, just a little too jolly. :)