Sunday, November 29, 2009

New magnets

Noel magnet

Nice? magnet

I just made some Christmas stuff for Zazzle.
You can check it out here.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Getting Ready

Christmas in the shop

Merry Christmas

Little wool birdie

Little wool birdie

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Now it's time to get ready for Christmas.
I've been so busy I haven't posted for days - sorry Abby!
Katie was here and we made the wool bird ornaments. I love the way they turned out!

Monday, November 23, 2009


Owl pillow

Here's another little pillow I made with the owl.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Blue Pigeon

Blue Pigeon

Blue flowers

Blue flowers

This embroidery was inspired by an 18th century piece of needlework.
It's done on recycled linen and the flowers are felt. I am really pleased with how the seed stitches worked for the feathers.

Owl Pillow

Pillow and stencil

Owl friends


This morning I cut out a new owl stencil and made this linen pillow. I cut the eyes separately so I could move them around on the cloth. I'm trying to decide if they need feet or a branch.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Textured Pillows

Small pillow

On the rag rug

As a landscape

I want to make some pillows and throws with small scraps that have a lot of texture so I started with this little sample pillow. It's made with recycled linen and cotton scraps. The patchiness reminds me of flying over fields and farms. I'm going to make a larger pillow next.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


In the shop

Squirrel pillow and sachet

Squirrel sachet

Here is a new stencil I cut out this morning. I'm going to make some pillows and sachets to go with my little birdies. The cloth is recycled linen.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Old Books

Folded paperback

Folded paperback

I folded some paperback books yesterday to use as props in the shop. I like the way they look with the vintage photos. I got the idea from the Elle Decoration blog - they had a photo of a folded book display at Anthropologie.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Display Table

The new display

I needed more display space in the shop but didn't want to buy something new. I had an old coffee table in the garage and my sister had the idea of cutting it up for a display. I really like the way it turned out! Thanks J and R for the help!

Birdie wallets

Here are some more wallets made from the coffee sacks.

Little mushroom

I have a couple of trees in the shop I'm decorating.


Here is Kitty the shop cat. On a sunny day you can tell the time by her - she moves with the sunshine.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Batman wallet and glasses case

Snap on wallet

I have a large stack of comic books so I wanted to make something with them. I started with a wallet and a glasses case. I put vinyl on both sides for durability.
I want to make a tote bag next.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Bird pillow

Stuffing the pillow

Bird stencil

Today I'm making some little pillows out of recycled linen. And I'm stenciling a little bird on them. In the middle picture above you can see the card stock I'm using. I drew the bird in pencil and then cut it out. After stenciling the body I added the feet and branch freehand.


New shop logo

I designed a new look for my Etsy shop kamatrice.
I decided I wanted my banner to have my work in it instead of me.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Tuesday

Birdie wallet

I'm working on these birdie wallets today. Maybe I'll do some owls too.

Paper birds

Coffee tote bag

Coffee tote bag

Happy Tuesday everyone! I've been making more birds and hanging them.
I'm going to make DIY kits with some of them. They'll have one finished bird and materials to make five more. I also listed these two totes in my Etsy shop today.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Paper Birds

Paper bird

I'm making some little birds for my trees in the shop. I designed them to be two pieces that just slide together - no gluing. I have a German book that I'm using for the paper.

Birds in the tree

Tracing the birds


Bird with wings

The body is one piece with a slit on the back and the wing is folded and slides on.
Then I'll sew on a thread to hang them.

Vegetable Garden

Vegetable patch

This is a little picture I made of a vegetable garden in the summer. It's hand stitched with cotton floss and ecofelt.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Gift Wrap

Gift wrap

Brown paper and string

I wrapped my first gift for a customer today. I'm using brown paper and string with bows made from recycled cotton and linen scraps. I saw something like this at Anthropology and thought it would go well with my whole recycled motif.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Bracelets and necklaces

This is some jewelry I put out in the shop today.