Monday, June 28, 2010

Soccer Merlin

A commission from one of Nugget's friends. A going away gift for a little girl named Merlin who loves soccer. Based on a drawing of Merlin by Isabelle. Nugget says she likes this doll better than the other dolls I've made, even the one I made for her. I'm trying not to feel too insulted. It's still a learning process for me.


Completed June 28, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Pre-Birthday Weekend

I am a VERY lucky person to have the most awesome people in my life. This morning my darling daughter got up at 7am to bake me a cake all by herself. I woke up to the noise of cupboard doors opening and pans clanging in the kitchen and I went in to check on Nugget.
She turned to me from her mixing bowl and said "Why are you up?" I said I just wanted to make sure she had the oven on properly and she rolled her eyes at me and said "I took care of it already". And she did. She had everything in order and I was very impressed. I think I instructed her on one thing in my sleepy haze and she did the rest. She even fed the dog!
It took all of her might to resist icing the cake while it was still warm. Nugget is not one for patience but she held back and let the cake fully cool. I think taking her out for a long walk down Robson Street helped. This was Nugget icing the cake this afternoon.

My finished birthday cake. Nugget did a wicked job!

Then Rutty took me to the Malkin Bowl at Stanley Park to see Metric in concert.

I LOVE Metric.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Yes, this is indeed a boob. This was a commission for lovely Betty of
New Beginnings. It is a demo prop for showing new moms how to breast feed.

Completed June 11, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Joe's Burning Man Commission: Part 3

The finished scarf with the hat and wrist warmers. All three pieces...done!

Completed June 8, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sushi Barrettes

I made these to sell at my friend Jen's Arts & Crafts show this Friday. My first official Arts & Crafts show as a participating contributor and all I had time to make were three barrettes. It's pretty sad but I did just get back from Mexico last Saturday so I'm cutting myself some slack.

Each piece of sushi is crocheted and knit using 100% mercerized cotton, stuffed with fibre fil and hand stitched and glued on to a green felt garnish. They are then glued and hand stitched to metal alligator hair clips fully covered with grosgrain ribbon.

Completed June 8, 2010