A decade ago I was living in New Mexico. My career as a fiber artist was slowly taking off. I had been in local art shows in Taos and Santa Fe. Then in 2012 I blew up my life and escaped to Portland. It was an intense time. So much change was happening all at once. I was experiencing so […]
Earlier this year I designed a new plushie. Owls were appearing in numerous forms suddenly so I channeled that energy into a new design. This item is available for purchase in my shop. Like my other plushies, these owls are made from upcycled sweaters. The buttons, felt eyes and bows are also upcycled. Combining different patches of sweater material makes […]
My newest design is a cat named Tunicam Cattus (Latin for Tunic Cat). It’s made from upcycled sweaters. I’m selling both finished cat plushies and DIY kits for you to make your own. Both finished cats and kits use upcycled sweaters, yarn and buttons. You can buy both at Salty Teacup in Portland.
There’s a new gang of Twilly23 monsters on the prowl. These items are now available in my shop. I’ve been playing with yarn weight to increase the size. This monster is several inches taller than my original size. Embellishments are my favorite part of the process. Little details can create such unique personalities. Felt eyes are fun but I’m really […]
I’ve created a new monster pattern! This time it’s a sewing pattern kit that comes with instructions and all the materials you need to make your own monster. The precut fabric is made from up-cycled sweaters. The felt, yarn, ribbon and buttons are all up-cycled as well. I’ve chosen the name of this kit to reflect these materials being reused […]
Josh and I are officially settling into our new place in Portland. It’s good to be back. My fiber studio is slowly taking shape. First up was a simple sewing project. Castor oil has a lot of uses. But I was tired of soaking an old washcloth in it to make an oil pack. So I made a cloth one […]