new ellies and bear at Collins Gifts

Collins Gifts annual spring webshow and sale is up! see my new ellie designs debut and Strawberri Creme OOAK bear (she was made with Marshmallow Peanutte pattern).

all this month i had been working away on shop orders. i had planned for a march update but april is practically here. will try to get those tomato bears & friends ripening quicker!


ePattern 3 Pack sale til April 8

until April 8- choose any 3 ePatterns in my Etsy shop for only $35! i've created a special listing to make it easier, just leave me a message in check out which 3 patterns you'd like.
whoo hoo! happy sewing!


new elephant designs

uh oh, where's me arms and other leg?
it's been a long time since i made ellies! the dusty pale blue mohair has a very vintage-y look, i felt compelled to try it out on new elephant designs. a biggish one and a very small one are in progress. mixing the old blue ticking fabric w/ mohair is a first for me also. something old, something new, something borrowed and something baby elephant blue...

have a lovely weekend!


too good to eat

rice bear bathing in tomato sauce. found via google search the words tomato and bear. sound strange? i have a concept for a new bear, so let that be a warning :) will post works in progress here when they are "ripening".

seeing spots

hand dyed tie dyed mohairseems all i've been doing lately is standing over a simmering dutch oven. a pot of vegan chili or a pot of dying mohair - not using the same pot of course! i'm happy to say the results of both endeavors came out swell. what does that spotted mohair remind you of? did i hear you say giraffe? i think it time to try and make one of those! (hint hint)

white mohair bearthis is what the mohair looks like before i get my paws on it. i prefer to buy white/ light mohair- it's like a blank canvas for dying colors. speaking of, i just added a new page to my web site- how made (for lack of a better term) explaining a bit what materials go into a PP bear. check it out :)


pfatt march bear

tie dye mohair bearvintage style stick beartie dye mohair bearmeet my newest stick bear: painted ladie- my pfatt marketplace offering for march! unique cranberry and cream hand-tie dyed mohair, wearing a cozy sweater made from a hand dyed piece of vintage sock monkey socks. lovely winter into spring color combo :) SOLD


etsy treasury ~ strange friends

yay, it's friday! epattern harlie harlequin is featured in etsy treasury "strange friends"... ain't that sweet? i think you can pick him out - bottom row :) thanks happycloud for curating it. have a fun weekend!


new epattern - nutello squirrel

mohair squirrel patternhappy march- spring is officially this month! even though chicago is still freezing (until about the first day of summer, lol) there is welcomed sunshine and longer days signaling a change of season. what better time for a spring squirrel ePattern! yes, now you can make nutello -a vintage style 4" mohair squirrel with *wired tail*. ePattern is now available in my etsy shop. i've included helpful pics and tips to assist you. as always, feel free to email me with any questions. here's to warmer spring days!