Saturday, March 31, 2012

Retro-inspired doll

Yet another post! Surprise, surprise!! Spring break is over and I'll be heading back to work next week. Ugh! So you know that posts will be sparse. I promised another Retro Mama creation and here she is:

My brother-in-law called her "B-52" ... I don't know why. Maybe because her hair-do sort of looks like a beehive? I think she's cute! I do have a few things I'm going to do differently on the next doll. First thing on the list is to give her a tan! Heh heh! She's joining the winking owl in his travels to the STS carnival (she'll end up in the Silent Auction booth; Winky will be in the country store booth).

And just so you know ... yes, I still have more Retro Mama patterns to try. Maybe I'll be able to fit them in during the work week. I have to try because I have a potentially huge craft show in the fall and these would be perfect! But we'll have to see!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Give a hoot!

I got some sewing in recently. Did I mention I'm on spring break? Furlough. Admin leave. Supplemental time off. Whatever you want to call it. Doesn't matter to me as long as I get this week off! Which has allowed me to get some crafty things in here and there. I mentioned the other day that I ordered a bunch of felt from Retro Mama. Well, I had ordered several of her patterns previously. And I whipped this guy up:

Cute!! I used some Flea Market Fancy for his back (we'll chat about Flea Market Fancy another day). I used some corduroy I purchased locally. It was a bit stiff. I don't know if I'd use this same one again. I have a lighter color, which is much softer. Will definitely have to give that one a try. For now, this guy will be donated to the St. Theresa School carnival coming up in April.

Stay tuned for yet another Retro Mama creation coming soon! They're so fun to make (and the patterns are perfect in every way). I may just have to get some of them in my Guava Girls shop ... as soon as I open it. Ugh!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


I've been stash building lately. No, not a good thing, considering I have enough things stashed away. My recent purchase (not including fabrics!) was this luscious stack of wool-blend felt from Retro Mama:

It's the whole collection, plus a few extra sets for a couple of patterns that I purchased. The colors are so pretty to look at. I kind of don't want to cut into any of them. Can I consider this art? Heh heh! Now my true hoarder self is starting to show!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Meet Pinky Pie!

Hello there! Yes, it has been a long time. I almost flipped when I realized I've only posted one post thus far. Yikes! And a quarter of the year is almost gone. Holy smokes. Is it just me or is time just flying by? Since I haven't been crafting at all {gulp}, the only thing I can share today is this little critter:

Isn't she a cutie? She was a Valentine's gift from the hubby (thanks, hun!). And her name? Pinky Pie! Named by my 2-year old niece! I was showing it to her one day when she was visiting and I told her, "Look at this pinky octopus," and she blurts out "PINKY PIE!" So Pinky Pie it is! Thanks Izzy! I think it suits her perfectly!! By the way, she is made by Cheek and Stitch ... go find one for yourself!