Thursday, February 26, 2009

Doggies for Natalie

Today's addition to the world of plush is a pair of wiener dogs with sweaters! They were super fun to make and I am glad that Natalie needed two because they look so good together!

They just look like they could get into trouble together, don't they?

Now, I am off to make a leaf for the International Fiber Collective. Check out the site to see what the fuss is about. We're doing leaves as a Plush Team activity so check back to see what we come up with.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bunny Big Buns and her Carrotship Amigurumi

I finished the spaceship for the bunny. It resembles a carrot and includes a bunny sized pouch for the bunny to ride around in. The ship is well over a foot tall and pleasantly squishy.

Please feel free to head on over to the Plush Team blog to vote on your favorite New Years Resolution creation.

For those of you wondering about the Yarn Spinning class, it is going to be rescheduled for sometime in March. So check back here to see when we'll be doing it again.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Esther Amigurumi New Years Resolution

We had a plush team challenge for January and February in which we turned our new years resolutions into plush. My resolution is twofold, to make more monsters and to attempt to make or remake 50% of the clothes I will need this year.

I created Esther because she is a monster and she is wearing handmade clothes, which are removable.

You can see what other people on the plush team have made at the plush team blog.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

You can learn to spin yarn!

I am teaching a class on spinning yarn this weekend and I am really excited about it. I'll be making up kits with drop spindles, fiber and a booklet on the how to's and resources. It's going to be awesome. So if you are in the vicinity and want to learn how to spin you can sign up on the studio at rush creek site.

And if you can't make it to the class I will be offering spinning kits, so let me know if you want one.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


Rats! I love making rats. So far I've made four in this style. The possibilities are as endless as the number of rats there are and there are a lot of rats.
Let's talk about some books on rats. I read the Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nihm by Robert C. O'Brien sometime after college and loved it. I had seen the animation when I was younger, but didn't really grasp what it was about until I read it. A picture book that recently came out on rats is Bad Rats by Eric Drachman. It's got great illustrations and a cute story.