Monday, November 28, 2011

Craft fair madness

Guess what this display is? It's practice for my first craft fair ever! This Thursday and Friday (10AM - 4PM) I will be selling my little creatures at a little craft fair at my husband's school campus in San Francisco.

I only decided to participate less than a week ago, so I've been crazy busy trying to get everything ready for the fair. I've ordered a vinyl logo banner online (it's not here yet and I'm anxious to see how it turned out), and I've been making a bunch of tiny owls (to have some cheap creatures to sell), I've been collecting baskets and Christmas trees to display my products in and on, and I've been working on packaging. So far, I'm pretty happy with the result!

I've also made a little money pouch to carry comfortably around my waist, and now I'm off to attach hundreds of price tags to my creatures.

I only have a few more days left to prepare! I'm trying not to get too frazzled and to just enjoy the process. I'm really excited, but I think I can manage to keep it together! If you're in San Francisco on December 1st or 2nd and want to come and say hi, eat a yummy candy cane, or browse my little real-life shop, let me know and I'll email you the address.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Another owl, another giveaway

Rouge the Glittery Owl
Guess what, there's one more owl up for grabs! This time it's over on the Rouge & Whimsy blog, just click the picture to go there. And if you win the giveaway she's hosting, you don't just win this owl, you win a lot more! Quick, go check it out!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Do you want to win this owl?

 Lupin the Glittery Owl
Then click the picture and you'll be taken to the Bugs and Fishes blog, where the lovely Laura is hosting my giveaway this week! For your chance to win, just leave a comment on her blog post before 10PM (UK time) on Wednesday November 23rd. The winner will be picked at random on Thursday 24th November. Good luck!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Yes, I can!

I learned from sewing the new cow and new cats, that I am able to sew little details (like nostrils or noses) on my creatures with my sewing machine. I thought that would be too small and too hard to do on my machine, but it worked. So I wondered if that meant that I could sew my old handstitch designs on my machine. And there's only one way to find out, so I tried:
Cat, cow & giraffe
As you can see it worked, at least with these three animals. It's a bit of a challenge, especially with stuffing, but I'm very happy with the result. And if I can manage to do small versions on my machine, I can do large huggable versions too!
Yasu & the Huggables

Friday, November 11, 2011

New meows

So I set out to redesign my cat to make it more sewing machine appropriate. I came up with two very different sketches which I both found attractive for different reasons. So I tried them both out to see what they looked like in real-felt-life.

Redesigned cat #1:

Redesigned cat #2:

Which one is your favorite?