Toadstools and Hedgehogs

I recently added some really cute handmade items to my ETSY SHOP and I thought I would share a little bit about them here.

I started making these little toadstools/mushrooms, and if I do say so myself: they are cute as a button. For these ones I used white silk or satin (from the cutting room floor of a local bridal shop), re-purposed wool (usually from blankets and sweaters) and up-cycled denim. I embroidered flowers on the the tops using all kinds of wools from my yarn stash. These first three were stuffed with poly-fill but I will now be using wool stuffing. They can be found in the TOADSTOOLS section of my shop.

I also finished these hedgehog pincushions. They are made using a variety of colourful quilting cottons and their faces are made from a wool blend. I stuffed them with rice, lavender and wool, and their eyes are plastic buttons. They can be found in my shop under PINCUSHIONS.

PLEASE NOTE: Each of these items is one of a kind, and meant to be used as a decoration, rather than a toy.


Autumn in New York

In October, my mom and I went on a three-day trip to NYC. I only had a couple of sightseeing goals; the Museum of Natural History and Central Park. We had great weather all weekend, so we visited both of those places but also walked all over Manhattan. It’s a beautiful and strange city.

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Funny, I had drafted all of the photos for this post back in November, but never published it. Better late than never!