Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Five ~ Raccoons!

I am a huge fan of nature, and nature is always an inspiration to me when I am creating my plushies. I chose racoons for todays five.  Raccoons are my favorite!  For you fellow raccoon lovers stay tuned because I plan on designing a raccoon felt plushie in the near future! I hope you enjoy this lovely raccoon collection as much as I did finding these five raccoon gems this morning.

Happy Friday my dear friends!

Racoons in Love. 
Ann from My Private Zoo has amazing illustrations of animals perfect for nurseries, and animal lovers.

Red Tile Studio specializes in collectible art blocks and original paintings.  Amber and Darleen are the design team behind Red Tile Studio from Dallas, Texas  The mother/daughter team loves to create unique pieces of art that reflect their love of nature and modern design.

Sunny Day.
Sara and Dan both residing in Connecticut with their daughter and three dogs together created
 Sea Urchin Studio a paper goods, design, and illustration company, specializing in art and design for children.

Beautiful Bandit.
In Florida, Mark is "Bringing nature just a little closer." Mark is the talented photographer of 
Gator Creek Galleries specializing in Wildlife, Nature, & Landscape Photography.

Tetsu the Raccoon.
At bobbin4apples, sister duo, Tiya and Joy make original, super cute, kawaii things to love and share! Every single thing is made with great pride. Anything from plush, artwork and prints, dolls, to Longbottom animal scarves, mochis, and kiddo dolls, are there for you to explore and treasure!

Busy Moms Go Green

This treasury is a Busy Moms Team Collection promoting nature, eco friendly, organic, and green products; curated by Samantha from Green Mountain Apothecary where you will find Natural Organic Holistic Healing Products all handmade in Vermont! !

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Work in Progress - Bat Owl

I got an order for a bat owl last night. So I decided to cut out two. One to send to Michigan and one to bring to the Pregnancy Baby Kids Expo!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday Five - Felted Flowers

Yipppeee! It's Friday. We are celebrating my son's third birthday tomarrow - I can't wait to have his Thomas the train party. Anyone else have any exciting plans for the weekend?

Today I am featuring some amazing felted flower designers. Please check out additional creations in their shop links, & enjoy!!!!

In Christines shop Soft Additions she creates unique felted items perfect for special occasions, weddings, gifts for the home and you. Items include, bridal, scarfs, bags, purses, flower pin brooches, decorative wall hangings, table runners, placemats and coasters and much more.....She is a graphic designer living in England.

Andretta in Connecticut is the creativity behind Wreathink Gifting. All her wreaths are handmade and can be cutom ordered. She keeps busy with being a
mother, a wife, and a pet owner. Most of her free time is spent hard at work crafting.

This Florida based company This Happy House "your source for all things happy," where you will find handmade colorful, cute bouquets for any special occasion!

Laura from Pennsylvania created Stellina B "accessories for you and your little star." She offers fun, unique and affordable accessories for girls of all ages!

Felt Flower Bouquets by Princess Lasertron is the original designer of the felt flower wedding bouquet. With the combination of handcrafted design and business prowess she has earned her cult celebrity status in the wedding industry. Since 2005, she has grown to serve over 300 brides each year.    

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Today I Hart

Racoon Time ::: Coloring Spring Flowers this morning at the Children's Library!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Work in Progress - - - Polka Dot Owl

Here are 4 Polka Dot Owls in the works ... ready to be stitched, so they can go to there new homes.

What is your favorite part about crafting? I love everything about crafting...using creativity to create a new design, cutting out all the felt pieces, stitching all the pieces together, shopping for list could go on.  I do have to admit that I love the stitching part the most. I've loved to stitch (particularly embroidery) since I was a little girl.  That thing called life took over for many years.  I'm so glad I jumped back in full force into my craft. I'm in love. I could stitch all day if I could...maybe one day I will be able to.

So for now, I am cutting and stitching like crazy in the evenings to prepare for the expo...

One of these owls is being sent to the March giveaway winner. One owl will be submitted as a door prize for the Pregnancy Baby Kids Expo. Two are left. Any takers? Email me any questions::  

Please take note that I happily take custom orders and bulk orders. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


I created this bright, fun treasury inspired by rainbows, spring, and starburst candy. There are so many talented, creative people out in the world! I love creativity, & creative people!!

Happy Monday

Super Bat Owl has a feature !!

DIY Postcards

Heres the scoop:
I took a photo of my softies. I opened the photo in picnik (bummed they are shutting down their services in April). Is there a photo editing site you suggest? I simply added text to my photo. Saved it to a SD card & took my SD card to my local print shop.  I brought along with me my own white cardstock I got on clearance @ Joanns the other day. I had 4 photos printed per page @ 53¢ per color copy. They cut them for me for $3.98. I could have done the cutting myself but the money was worth the time saved. For around $30.00 I now have 200 postcards for all my advertising pleasure. What are your advertising suggestions? Do you order your advertising, or do you "do it yourself?"

Monday, March 19, 2012

My Table Monday - Owls

Owls, owls & more owls. I am making lots of these cuties. Let me know if there is anything you really like - is there a color combo that you are in love with? Would you like to order more than one? I love to hear your feedback. Most of these owls will eventually be listed on Etsy. If you have your eye on something that you need sooner than when I can get these hoots listed, just let me know & I will create a listing for you right away! Dont forget both Easter & Mothers Day are both right around the corner...
Happy Monday Friends!

Spring Blue Hues

Hop Hop the Bunny got featured!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Pot of Gold

I belong to the Busy Moms Team on Etsy. Here is a treasury I created featuring a few of my team members creations. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lucky Owl Giveaway!!!!

In honor of St. Patrick's Day---It's Giveaway time! As I mentioned in my last post, I am preparing to be an exibitor in the Pregnancy Baby & Kids Expo this year (next month--yikes!!)   Being an exhibitor I must submit a door prize to be given away at the Expo.  I need your help in deciding which owl design I should submit!

Here are the ways to enter and earn entries into my "lucky owl giveaway":

(It is free to participate)

1. Tell me which owl design is your favorite. 

2. If you were the lucky winner - what colors would you like the owl to be created in?

3. "Like" my facebook fan page 
     (If you already like my fan page just let me know...)

4. Reblog this post on your blog. (Be sure to share the link with me.)

5. Share this post on your facebook page.

6. "Like" a listing in my etsy shop:

7. Tell me if you would keep the owl for yourself or give it away - who would you give the owl to?

8. Join my blog.

I will be randomly selecting a lucky winner on Monday, March 19, 2012.  The lucky winner will recieve a custom owl in the color and design of thier choosing.  I will deliver or mail the package to you with free shipping. :)

Thank you for participating and good luck!!

Make sure you leave in your comment your email, blog url, or etsy shop, etc so I know who you are ;)  Also, remember that Easter, and Mother's Day are around the corner...these owls make great gifts!!!


Work in Progress - Owls & A Bunnie

I am officially preparing for the Pregnancy, Baby & Kids Expo coming up on Saturday, April 21, 2012. It is my first expo ever. There is a first for everything right!? I am so excited and nervous all at the same time. It should be a great opportunity to meet new contacts and get more of my owls out there in the world. I am also creating advertisements to be given to the first 100 customer welcome bags. All this while keeping up my full time job of property manager, mother, and wife. I can Do This!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday Five - Cupcake Pin Cushions

Look at these darling cupcake pincushions I found this morning on Etsy! So stinkin cute without the guilt of all those darned calories. 

Cheryl began stitching her goodies in 2005 including finger puppets, plush cupcakes, gift sets, ornaments, pins and more! She also takes large orders! You can also find her on her blogs:

"I love to find new purposes for old items. My latest material is wool. Vintage sweaters, suits, re-purposed yarn - so much fun. I begin working on a project and could hibernate if the world didn't get in the way."  ~Linda, Made it Green

Louise has been felting for three years and launched her shop Fabulous Felties in 2011 where she has her felties and other cute critter creations listed.  She always welcomes custom orders!

Louise from Handy Little Me opened shop in 2008.  She creates one of a kind & unique knitted bunnies, tea cosies, illustrated journals, artwork, illustrated cards, plush toys and more! She
will also happily create something special just for you!  You can also find her at her website


Inspiration for Jennifer from Whim Wham is her daughter and niece.  Jennifer loves crafting and has been doing so for over 25 years. She  likes to sew, needle felt, knit crochet...and combine her skills to make new things!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Polka Dot Love & Candy Spring Dreams

My polka dot owls are featured in two treasuries in the last few days...check them out!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Today I Hart - Tweet Tweet

I know Spring is around the corner when I wake up to birds tweeting outside my window! Today I am featuring some creative Etsy sellers that have birds for sell in thier shops ....enjoy! 

This birdie pillow with the "A" decal really caught my attention because my son's name is Asher - he really loves the letter "A." This might just be the perfect gift for him...

Look at these darling birds in wine - next to a sweet vintage white chair.  Wine and white go great together!

Lime green is one of my favorite colors.  This photo screams modern! I have a thing for modern, clean designs. This circle of birds makes me think of a circle of "happy" friends. 

I love the lighting in this photo.  The painting reminds me of feeling safe.  That momma bird is watching over her three babies.  So sweet and tender!

Can't go wrong with vintage birds! They look so darn cute singing on that branch.

Amazing flock of seagulls!  Flocks of seagulls remind me of my childhood...growing up near the bay!

What makes you swoon for Spring?

Monday, March 5, 2012

Happy Customers

I thought I would share with you some photos of my recent "little" customers. Aren't they cuuuute!!! I love it when my customers send me photos!

Did you recently purchase a softie from me?  I would love to see a photo of you or your kiddo with your purchase.

Eliana's nursery
 Abbi in her baby sister's crib
Stasik's Door Handle