Sunday, July 17, 2011

Cutting felt

While I'm giving my wrist a rest from sewing, I've been keeping myself busy with cutting felt. I seem to still stubbornly believe I don't have to give up sewing. Perhaps it's because I'm still waiting on a new brace from my physical therapist, which I hope will work miracles compared to my current braces... 

I have so many felt scraps and they were just screaming to be cut into shapes. Looks like I'm preparing to sew a new batch of colorful Halloween skulls.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Green friends

I'm a bit (okay a lot!) behind with blogging and on adding items to my shop. So I have no problem keeping myself busy while I can't sew. I don't even remember when I sewed this small group of green friends, but I know their colors were inspired by Spring, so it was a while ago. In any case, I've finally managed to photograph them:

Meet Jade, Olive, and Emme, they're all very friendly and looking for friends to hug them.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Inspired by Summer

I finally finished a cow for a very patient customer. She said she wanted a cow and she wasn't picky about the color combination. So I let the warm California sun inspire me when I slowly but steadily sewed this brightly colored cow.

I had to sew this cow slowly and carefully because my arm injuries still won't allow me to sew the way I'd like to sew. These injuries have already caused major delays and frustration this year. Everytime I thought my arm was getting better (either thanks to physical therapy or steroid injections) and I carefully tried sewing again (with my small army of braces) the pains kept coming back.

There's nothing I love more than sewing my creatures, but I think I'm going to have accept that I may have to give up on it. I wish I could create hundreds of little creatures each year and send them out into the world and brighten the lives of many people, but I'll have to find another way to do that I'm afraid.