Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My Creative Space . . .

Has moved! Woo hoo! When my husband and I first moved into our house last year we put a pool table in the loft and took the second bedroom as our office. In the past year we had a sun room put on the back of the house and the pool table finally moved out there! This week I took everything from the office and rearranged it into the empty loft space. Here are the before pictures:
The office worked, but it was tight. You can see my fabric stash on the floor next to my desk! And the loft finally empty! The pool table belongs down stairs. You could play up here, but there were tight corners.Woo! Organization! Space! It's almost finished. Where the ironing board currently is, I want to get a hutch of some sort to store fabric so it can get off the floor of the old office! Have you seen the creative space of Jenny's at All Sorts? That's what I dream of and hope to find at the flea market this weekend.

May I add my husband is on vacation and doesn't know about this yet! :)

Like creative spaces? Check out Kootoyoo's site for tons of inspiration!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Today was my first craft show! It went very well and was located in St. Pete. It was incredibly hot, but we had enough shade for most of the day. We did have to keep moving with the shade though! We ended up sitting on three different sides at different times!

First the setup, tons of energy and excited!
Up front we have the Halloween corner! So many people loved the mini mummies!

Next came the newest item, giraffes! Lots of people loved these, their necks are positionable so they can look anywhere!
In the corner we have the pillow monster and the another new item. Thinking about calling them hooded plushies, but not certain yet.

And on the right corner we had the pink collection. Be sure to look up! Those ninjas are sneaky hiding in the corners!
And here is the final result! In the pink closet organizer are more plush. Some small pjs and some belly plush monsters. The overall day was a lot of fun. I made back the booth fee and then some! Can't wait for the next show, but boy do I need a break!P.s. We were right in front of the food, great traffic!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Status Update and Inspiration

I have been sewing like crazy! I think I will be able to make my goal of 100 for next Sunday, the 11th at Art-Oberfest. I have 34 left to make in 7 days, I think it can be done. See my work this week below!
There are a couple duplicates, but not that many. I love making originals! I used all of my small printed fabric eyes up. I still have a few larger eyes left over from my Gotcha's which I may or may not use. I have two black belly monsters sitting next to me waiting to be stuffed.

After sewing straight for a few days, well almost straight. Had to finish off a syllabi and work a little on a 3D project, but sure felt like sewing straight. Anyways, today my husband and I went out to an art festival for creative inspiration. He's trying to finish up his first level of his ipod game and I needed some inspiration to finish the last 40 plush. We went to an art festival and saw mostly the same type of 'florida' art we see at all art shows. But a few booths stood out, and one in particular. Please check out Ed King's work on his site! His work stood out from the croud, just like I hope to next weekend. He has some great, fun designs and I just love the line work. Fun bright colors have always appealed to me and now I'm inspired to make more plush! Creativity is striking again, time to get out my sketch book.