Fall semester at the Pendleton Center for the Arts will be starting in September. This time around I’ll be teaching students how to make pincushions, monsters, and fridge magnets. Plus my popular Creative Mending class will return as well. To reserve your spot, you can call the arts center at 541-278-9201. Alternatively, you can sign up for my newsletter for […]
Summer classes are happening at the Pendleton Center for the Arts! If your mending pile has grown out of control, bring it down to my Creative Mending Class. We’ll patch it up in style. My Monster Making classes were super fun. Fall term will include monster, fridge and mending classes. You can sign up for my classes here.
A version of this pattern was previously published on Think Crafts! T-shirts are a great material for upcycling projects. Bright, bold colors make a fun combination for a unique skirt. Thrift stores generally have lots of t-shirts in various colors, often with logos. This tutorial will show you how to create a 2T sized skirt. Craft Sewing Difficulty Beginner Materials […]
This past Valentine’s Day inspired me to create a new Twilly23 plushie design. I wanted a monster but also wanted a twist. After sketching some on my chalkboard I came up with the idea of Love Bugs. The finished product came out pretty close to my original sketch. Making them Love Bugs instead of Valentine’s Day bugs seemed the better […]
A version of this pattern was previously published on Think Crafts! Have an old pair of pajama pants that you can’t throw away? This tutorial will show you how to copy the pattern so you can create an updated version. An added benefit of this tutorial is that you can easily make a secret gift by borrowing the recipient’s PJ’s, […]
The studio has been abuzz these past few weeks. I’ve created one new and one old pattern. The ones above are my new Sweater Savers. These plushies live in your dresser and are stuffed with cedar chips to keep those pesky moths away. They are made with upcycled sweaters, ribbons and buttons. Monster purses have been a stable in my […]
I’m happy to announce that my plushies are now for sale at Pendleton Foundation Trust Fine Craft Gallery! Located in the Pendleton Center for the Arts, there are lots of talented artists featured. I’m so excited to be part of this creative community. I’m becoming known as an upcycled maker and was recently gifted two felted sweaters. These guys were […]
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 latest design is a spin on a tooth fairy pillow. I decided to take it literally and created a tooth with wings. This item is now available for purchase in my shop. On the back there is a pocket for the all important tooth/money exchange. It’s large enough to slip in a folded up dollar for more valuable wisdom […]
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.