Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cute is as Cute does

Blue = Karis

So. We all know the next big holiday is Valentines day, and it's approaching fast. But what to get? Don't want to fall into the heart box of chocolates rut again. Need something cute. Adorable. 

I can help you with that. 

 Say hello to the Jellyfish couple! They come with cute little hairpin bows and are so much in love it's ridiculous cute <3

You see. This past weekend was just one of those weekends where the planets aligned and the cosmos granted us with no major responsibilities. You know what that means. Craft weekend. 

That's how these little guys came into being and they HAD to have bows. It seemed really important at the time. In love? Know the perfect person who would love to receive these guys? You're in luck. You can find them right here. 

Dea and I popped out over ten toys this weekend, three pokemon shirts (which will be on etsy soon), and a weird mesh of sewing projects. Then again, it was a five day weekend. 

Thanks for keeping an eye on our blog! Stay tuned, Dea's getting foot surgery so she'll be home for 3 whole weeks with only the internet to entertain her. 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Etsy Friends!

Today we're advertising our friends from ValleyGirlVintage from Germany in our promotion swap!

They're based in Berlin, Germany and they have some of the loveliest vintage pieces! Very high quality, for serious collectors/fashion folk.

I'm a fan of their jumpers, myself.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Friends on Etsy!

This week we have the opportunity to interact with some amazing artists on Etsy and to promote each others work!

Today is Saturday so our friend Kim and her store Arret is who we will be showcasing today! 

She has some wonderful metal working pieces and jewelry that are very pretty and industrial, also affordable for all the work that goes into all her work.


Saturday, January 12, 2013


Purple - Dea

Christmas break is over and winter term has become! Due to low enrollment one of my classes was cancelled. (Sad face) I am only taking one class, that is online, this term. Then I shall have a college degree!
 But that is not the purpose of this blog post. 
This post is to let you know that ER MER GERD. Dea has a sewing machine. 

Yes I created an adorable baby blanket/Lapghan. 
To clarify, no I didn't make up the word lapghan. It is a thing. It is a perfectly sized blanket to keep your lap warm. ;D

Some of the materials I upcycled (I didn't make up that word either) and others I had bought and waited to be inspired. 

Lessons learned from this project : DON'T MIX YOUR FABRICS. If you look closely that green fabric is some kind of super soft son of a bitch fabric that is hard to sew with. And trying to sew it to a cotton fabric increases the difficulty. The squares don't really match up which leads me into the second lesson learned. Think about what you are doing Dea. I get so excited that I am doing something well that I just do things without thinking. Like cut my fabric before realizing I didn't add a quarter inch for sewing. I knew that, but was too excited. Ba hum bug. 

Over all I think it's adorable. What's that you say? You think it's adorable too? What's that you say? You want to purchase it for the perfect price of 15 dollars? Why yes, that does sound like a good idea. 
Buy Me.

I want you to look closely at this second project. Notice the lovely flowers, the strips of fabric, and sating binding used to create this beautiful lapghan. 
I made that with my own two hands and powerful crafter-sewing machine bond with Betsy. 

I'm really proud of this because I haven't really gone outside the realm of straight squares and I have never done binding before. This blanket is also made with 100 % upcycled material. *thumbs up*

Lessons learned from this project : Don't use satin binding. Unless it is absolutely necessary and you know that it is the perfect and only option for your project just don't bother. That bitch moves around, making the corners is not as easy as the lady shows it on Youtube and it isn't much fun. But it's so shiny, and soft and lovely. It brings out the yellow in the flowers. So I guess it was worth it. 

Want to buy this lovely piece? You'll have to wait my friend. Just finished it 20 minutes ago and haven't put it on Etsy yet. But! If you message us on our Facebook maybe we could work out a special deal. ;D

I hope to update you guys soon with our inevitable momentous success! 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New year!

Blue = Karis

2013 Bro! 

Christmas season has come and gone (finally) but with the whirlwind of the holidays all the opportunities to craft fell through my fingertips! But isn't that how it usually goes? You think you have so much time and then bam, it's over, and there was so much more you wanted to do.

I started a bunch of projects that are now half finished (including a pair of socks for my new baby nephew. Sock status now!) There could be a long list of all of those half finished and ghetto finished projects but lets get onto the good things, shall we?

TADAAA! Can I mention how cool this made me feel? Like a boss. Like a BOSS.

See, I've mentioned that I like pokemon but I'm not sure if the true love, appreciation and obsession was communicated. I am a kid from the '90's, you see. 

Both Cleffa and Wooper were printed on 4T shirts. Isn't that cute? Your toddler can have a baby pokemon on their shirt and when they grow up we can make the next evolution in the sequence. :D

Yeah, so, this is most definitely my new craft kick so expect to see some more *thumbs up*