Monday, April 28, 2008

Where's spring?

We've had a long winter so far here in Washington, but at least the flowers are still blooming.

At the end of the school year last spring, I got my first vase, and became subsequently obsessed with having flowers in the house. It's a nice, cheap way to treat myself, and I love the sight of the beautiful colors.

I've had the carnations for a week or so now (I love how long carnations last), but I just picked the tulips today. I love the bright red of the tulips, although they do seem to make the carnations look a tad plain.

Last Wednesday, I hosted a St. George party, since one way to celebrate his feast day is to exchange books and roses. We all had a lot of fun, swapping books, and afterwards I got to keep a few of the roses that guests brought.

I've been a bit too busy to do much sewing, but I should be creating a few things for Mother's Day soon.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008



I made this plush for a friend of mine who lives in Florida, and since she's gotten the package now, I can post the pictures! I had such a blast making this zombie, not only because I wanted to make something awesome for my friend, but because -- well, what a cool request! He has a lot of details, including exposed spine and ribs, and guts everywhere, and even wrappings around his feet and arms!

He's based off of a World of Warcraft monster, a ghoul, like I said before. I think the resemblence is pretty strong, but I added enough of my own style to make him into a cute little plush.

I put pony beads in his torso so he could sit up a bit, but he's mostly made of felt and fluff.