Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A song for your custom pizza party

Here's a song from The Muppets Movie, if you are looking for a sweet, optimistic movie go check it out.  I went to see it on Sunday night because Sal is a really big Muppets fan. I felt like I could really relate to this song the most.  I told Sal I sing like this everyday around lunchtime while Timmie and the other softies look on.  Ok, maybe no singing, just some twirling.

TJ's lavash flatbread

another Trader Joe's favorite. Custom pizza party, woot woot. This one has D.O.C. Roma tomatoes, fontina cheese, red onions, garlic powder, basil & a little bit of olive oil.

Plaid 3 toggle duffel coat

3 toggle duffel coat 
3 toggle duffel coat in plaid wool, available here.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Illustration Friday "round"

Timmie is feeling pretty round after last night's Thanksgiving dinner.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

After Thanksgiving Sale!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

C.W. is feeling the holiday stress

This is my latest softie, Crazy Whiskers a.k.a. C.W.. By request I made another rat, one that can fit into the Timmie clothing. So this little guy can go clothes shopping with Timmie and then they can do each others hair and then nails... OMG. :D

You will be able to tell from the description of this guy on Etsy that I'm starting to lose my mind due to premature holiday stressin'. aaaaahhh...

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hunting (for cute) Jacket

hunting (for cute) jacket

Friday, November 18, 2011

penguin jacket

Yay separating zipper action!

penguin jacket

Available here

Thursday, November 17, 2011

mini adventurer bag / pouch

mini adventurer bag / pouch
mini adventurer bag / pouch

mini adventurer bag / pouch
Antiqued cotton and leather

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

teal and navy sweater

teal and navy sweater

Friday, November 11, 2011

wax on

wax on, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

candle, thread, and shoe burnishing wax

The final sweater of the week!

Orange and gray with a mustard snap. Available here.

Next week I may work on straight up sewn jackets and give my wrist a rest. I bought small separating zippers a few months ago that I still haven't tested out.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Super cute wood buttons

saw these on Ebay, listing ending soon!

and the matching sisters on Etsy-


and these!


The vintage ones are sooo charming!

chunky cotton sweater jacket

I *think* this is the first collared sweater I've made. I might try to make a human sized version for myself one day but with the buttons going all the way up the neck. This olive cotton yarn that I bought is too bulky for miniatures. I want to figure out exactly how much yarn I will need to make human sized items, this chart estimates 1170-1690 yards for a crocheted adult sweater with chunky/bulky yarn...hmmm... maybe I should just aim for a vest :) Yeaaah...maybe a vest with a big collar, so it acts like a scarf as well, like the sweater dress I just made for Blythe. This might be a good idea because it will fit easier under my winter coat.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Timmie sweater jacket added to the shop today + yellow and gray love

available here

I'm loving this color combo. The last few years I've definitely become a fan of grays with saturated color mixes.

Like yellow and gray.

fabric here

fabric here

felt slippers seen on Etsy.

Monday, November 07, 2011

#occupy my belly

Homemade banana ice cream with just your blender! I got the recipe from this sweet fella on youtube. Great way to use up bananas that are starting to go bad! Yumzzers! After I give my waistline a chance to recover I want to try ginger!

jumbo jars

jumbo jars
What I like as much as string and things is having a nice place to neatly store them in. My favorite type of storage is glass jars, the bigger the better. This simple 2.5 gallon Montana Jar by Anchor Hocking is readily available online and in stores. Also, it is made in the US, so that makes me feel good too. [insert U-S-A chant]

I found this type in person at Target and at Bed, Bath & Beyond (bet, bad, and behind as my Dad pronounces it) for $19.99. They also have one with a black cap that I see is available online here and here.

Friday, November 04, 2011

String addiction still going strong

(click image to enlarge)

String (thread, yarn...) is just so attractive and practical, I love it so much. Some new lace-weight silk, cotton, and linen in the studio to play with. Last night I waxed up the linen on the right and used it for some tags. ♥ These are made by Habu Textiles. They are based in New York, I wonder if they are open to the public? *Ding Dong*

Thursday, November 03, 2011


wild blueberries from Trader Joe's + bananas + milk = lovely (and yummy) shade of purple.

a complete handmade outfit

sadly the tights don't match, need to make more in other colors! A stretchy fabric shopping trip is in order.

If anyone is interested, I added this wool sweater dress for Blythe to the shop today. Miniatures really make my heart go pitter patter.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

wormy apple hat

wormy apple hat

Adult-size apple cap available here.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

wool striped hoodie

new sweater hoodie for Timmie T. in the shop! I am going to try to upload one new item a day in November.