Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My Pup Lita Has Been Sick.

My poor baby had a bad infection that required minor surgery. She was sedated and knocked out which is always a worry for small dogs. She came through the procedure fine and her vet (who is the best btw!) made sure she could come home the same day and also blasted some plaque off her teeth while she was already out. Lita was in lots of pain and ended up having her butt shaved which she is very embarrassed about. She spent most of last week sleeping and laying around like this.
This week she is back to normal which makes me realize that she hasn't been normal for a while. I was just too stressed and busy with family matters and the upcoming holidays to notice. I feel like the worst dog mom ever that she had to suffer so long! I will not let that happen again! It's been quite the adventure here in Sassyland.

Friday, December 16, 2011

A New Christmas Stocking For My Daughter

It was one of those "unfinished" projects I had laying around. I actually started this last year but never got beyond cutting the stocking shape out. Well by golly I was going to finish it this year! And I did!

My daughter originally requested hot pink with zebra stripes. I was going to cut out a zebra pattern and sew it onto the pink, which would have been cool, but the amount of sewing and cutting required had me not wanting to take on such a time consuming project. Then on a trip to the craft store recently I found zebra printed felt! BINGO! PERFECT!

I sat down with my daughter and showed her different options of what I could do and she made the decisions and I cranked it out. For her name I printed letters out, then cut them from felt. I did double letters sewn together so the zebra pattern didn't show trough plus the letters are puffy and fun. My daughter's name is Seneca but we always call her Sen for short.
 It's slightly imperfect but handmade with love and she is crazy about it. And that's the important thing.

*in case you are wondering, the stocking is 4 layers of felt for strength and the toe and heel are an extra 2 layers for durability.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My Studio Tree Is All Decked Out...

...With ornaments from a swap on The Hive. I gleefully received my box and carefully opened everything. I love how every ornament is a different style and made with different materials and is handmade.
How fun are these? 
I really love them all. There is something fun and unique about all of them. I hope we do this again next year.
The penguin tucked away is mine. I had another ornament planned  just for this swap but my hated sewing machine broke and didn't have time to hand sew 12 of them so I dug in my shop stock and sent the felt penguins. Next year I'll plan better!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Holiday Coupon Code

I'm offering 20% off all my in stock and ready to ship TARDIS plush, Pink or Blue until December 15th. Coupon code: TARDISHOHO
I have 3 blue and 2 pink ready to ship for
your Doctor Who fan.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Free Christmas Tag Printables

I did these tags last year and hoped to add to them this year but time wasn't on my side. So if you are a new follower or don't know about this freebie I have a link below to it. 

For those of you on Blogger you can find the original post under my popular posts list too. 
 They come 6 to a sheet and can be printed on card stock. Just punch a hole and tie a ribbon on and you are good to go. You can also print them on sticker paper and stick them right to a present. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 2, 2011

My 2011 Holiday Plush

Every year I make a new holiday collection. There is only one of each type of character and I don't make more so they are very OOAK pieces.  I had a Mrs. Claus planned too but time got away from me so she got cut. I have to say that these are my favorite so far. All my new Spring and Halloween plush for next year will be of this design too. These plush are between 11 and 14 inches tall (28 and 34 cm) and in my shop this weekend.
Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Look At A Favorite Artist.

I've been following Zan Asha's blog for quite a while now. She such an amazing artist and all around interesting person. I've gotten to know her better on Facebook. She's an amazing painter. I first started following her because she makes art dolls and quickly discovered all the other wonderful things she does. She's also a bee keeper and a farmer. How many times in your life can you say "I know a bee keeper?"

She also hosts an amazing doll swap that I hope one day to join in.

Anyway, when this beauty came into her shop I had to have it! So I snatched it up right away. I have a crazy passion for owls and I wasn't letting this one get away.

I hope you'll check her art out!


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