Thursday, January 30, 2014

Learning to Juggle

Hi! It feels like forever since my last post! With transitioning into some new changes, it's resulted in some temporary jumbled-ness. They are good changes. :) 
After a long year of not working I am back to it! It feels great! I am so grateful to God for opening up such a door of opportunity. God is good. We also got a brand new car-yippee

So we are almost getting into the swing-of-things. I have to admit, I have barely touched my knitting since I started work(knitted a few bobbles here and there). Once I adjust to my normal work schedule, I will learn to juggle my knitting...and focus on setting up the Etsy shop soon!! 

Check out the sweater colour combination for my next Smooshy. Any ideas of what it's going to be? 


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Bobbles by the Dozen

 This Smooshy is requiring a bit of bobble making. Not sure yet how many bobbles I'll be making for this guy, I will be sure to let you know! xo

Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday's Dose of Nostalgia

Little Nemo has always been a source of artistic inspiration for me. 

Happy Friday! xo

Sunday, January 12, 2014

A New Smooshy

After some experimenting, I have decided to settle with these new knit buttons for the Smooshys. I find it is a more polished look than the ones I was knitting-in with the fabric. I have to say, I think this is my favourite Smooshy yet...and no, not because it's pink. ;) I can see a little girl loving this Smooshy to pieces. 


Friday, January 10, 2014

This Little Pig came all the way to Canada

Isn't she adorable?! I've given her the name, Isabella. She is a gift from my sister, lovingly handmade by Regina from  Oh, albatross. Carefully hand-sewn with great attention to detail, her work is a lovely mix of vintage and whimsical.

I love how thoughtful she is with her packaging- adding little odds and ends. 
Upon opening the package, Isabella was wrapped in a vintage sewing pattern. Also in the box was a couple of BINGO cards, along with a couple of definition tabs(I'm not sure what they are called), an old photo( I think it's two young men sitting in front of a school? Or maybe a library? I like the mysteriousness of it...see the squirrel? I presume, is eating an afternoon snack, hehe.), and a note from my sister, hand written by Regina on an old library index card. 

So, if you love vintage items, and have a spot in your heart for high-quality handmade stuffed animals, I highly recommend checking out Regina's shop on Etsy. You can also find her blog here, which is full of such clever cuteness, and eye candy photos.

Okay, now I have to rave about Isabella. First off...she's pink. Although I am a person of neutrals and muted colors, I'm in fact, a secret lover of the color pink. Oh, and boy is she pink, eh? I love it. She adds a nice pop to all the neutrals around me. Don't you just adore her dainty tail? And her lovely scarf...and that snout. She adds happiness to my work space. I can't help but smile when I look at her. 

Thank you Melissa!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tuesday's Dose of Nostalgia

Growing up, 'Fantasia' was one of those movies that I loved putting on all the time, even if it was just for the company. Haha...I think the fascination with this specific scene, was the reason for me possessing one of those fiber optic flower lamps

Work in Progress

Can you guess what type of animal this Smooshy is going to be? 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year! and a Smooshy

The most crucial part of a Smooshy construction...the face-a part that I fully enjoy. It's the moment when the Smooshy takes on a personality of it's own.

Okay, hold on a minute...I just realized that this is my first post of the New Year, 2014! Wooooooo! I apologize that this post is a little lame, and not very fitting for the Holiday. :P  I wanted to post this yesterday, but didn't get a chance...well, it looks like I'm bringing in the New Year, a bang...a bang of Smooshy's that is. 

Cheers to 2014! xo