Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Pink Pearl - A Custom Made Bear

Over 100 designers/artists got together to raise money for little Layla Grace. After offering two creations, Autumn being one of them, I wanted to offer one more. With the deadline closing in, I knew a custom auction would be best.

The auction offered a custom miniature bear made just for the buyer. The buyer would be able to choose the style of the bear and the colors used. At the close of the auction, I emailed my buyer for details.

My buyer wanted a bear that would match her daughter's bedroom. So she requested a bear that was pink with black accents.

"Pink Pearl"

Pink Pearl is 5 way jointed. She has a cotter-pin joint in her head and thread joints in her arms and legs. I also added wire in her arms to make her more poseable. Adding the splash of black for her accents, she has a black nose, eyebrows and bows. Her scarf also has a row of black, along with a variegated pink to coordinate.

All proceeds raised went towards medical expenses that Layla’s family has accumulated due to this awful disease.

If you would like updates on Layla Grace, you can follow her on twitter.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Autumn Featured! is one of my favorite sites to visit. I've bookmarked it and visit almost every day! My favorite sections are: the "Daily DIY" and the "Kid's Craft Roundup". It's always fun to see the new projects, get some inspiration and even try out a couple.

While browsing one day, I came across the "Flickr Roundup". I love these too! I was surprised to find that Autumn, my bear for the Layla Grace charity eBay auction, was featured! It was truly awesome to see one of my bears on!

Thanks Rachel!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Autumn, My Newest Bear

Well, I've finally done it! I really finished Autumn. I was getting a little frustrated with myself, thinking I would not be able to finish this bear in time. I kept on pushing myself and pushing is what did it!

Autumn was made to raise funds for a little girl named Layla Grace. You can read her story here. Layla's story broke my heart. I can't even begin to imagine what Layla and her family are going through. Having a little girl who is the same age, I felt being pulled to help this family out. I decided making a bear would be the best thing.

Autumn is now listed on eBay. All the proceeds made from this auction will go to help Layla's family with their ever growing medical expenses. If Autumn is not in your budget, please pray for little Layla Grace.

Several other designers/artists have joined together to raise money for Layla. Search "ForLayla" on eBay to view the other listings.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Headed back in time...

My friend Heather of Sugar*Hiccups and I were invited to participate in an eBay launch. The theme: Prep VS Punk. So we started discussing what we would collaborate together. This outfit seemingly took on a mind of it's own! By time we were finished, it perfectly matched the theme (we went punk). The outfit totally reminded me of something you'd see worn in 1980.

Heather crocheted a gorgeous halter and I made matching cuffs and a tutu. This surely was a fun collaboration!

The entire outfit was modeled by my beautiful daughter Harley. It was her boutique modeling debut! Harley absolutely loves the outfit and even wanted to wear it after the photo-shoot! That's always a good sign :)

Please take a moment to view our auctions...



Thank you!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Flowerella's Tutu Dress

I was invited to join a launch with the boutique "Lil Peas". I was so excited, this being my very first launch. I decided I would make a princess dress. It is a Halloween launch. So I sat down and began brain-storming and drew up some pictures. Out of much thought came the following work of art. This is a combined design by Lisa Naskrent and myself.

I even entered the dress in the fair and won first place!

On Sunday, I picked up the dress from the fair, got our daughter Natalie ready for pictures and then went to a gorgeous church to do the photo shoot. The church looks like a castle! How cool is that?! Natalie did so well during the photo shoot. She's always been good at posing!

The title of the launch: "Lil Peas and Guest Go Batty".

Well while at this church... we heard chirping sounds. I looked up towards the tower and saw 3 bats flying above it! PERFECT! I just wish I would've got a picture of them. But isn't it ironic. I sure thought so! Ha Ha!!

The launch is being held on eBay currently. It started August 11th. I just listed Flowerella's Tutu Dress today! So be sure to stop by the auction and have a peek. There's additional photos there!

Flowerella's Tutu Dress

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Companion Cube-Case

After all the planning, measuring and sewing...

it is finally done!!

I made this for my husband Russ. I wanted something special and unique to give him for his birthday. Thus the Companion Cube-Case was born! Now I've got to admit, I thought this would be SO much easier! Heck! It's just a pillowcase. But, I don't think I have measured something so many times.

I bet some of you are looking at this and wondering, why would she make a girly thing for her husband? For those of you who don't know why, read here.

I finished this last night while hubby was at work. I wanted it to be a surprise when he got home, so I slid it on his pillow and got ready for bed. Before going to bed I wanted to make sure I also included a little note (see below).

I was a little sad that I wouldn't see his expression. To be honest I even thought about setting an alarm. But, I was SUPER tired!

He came home and woke me up by kissing me and saying "Thank you!" Heh. Heh... that works :)

Now if I just had the time to make a whole bedding set!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Way to Go Alla!!

My dear friend Alla Koval of My Little City Girl is now a published designer!! I am SO excited for her, as this is her first publication and hopefully many more will follow. I had the pleasure in helping Alla with the testing of this beautiful jacket. It will be in the newest issue of Crochet! Magazine - March 2009.

We began discussing and working on this pattern back in April of last year. I am really happy to see that it has made its way into publication.

Congratulations Alla!!
I am extremely happy for you!
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