September 20, 2017

Kids No-Sew Poké Ball Purse



The oldest made a no-sew Poké Ball purse.  She specifically wanted a chain strap, and Goodwill had just what she needed.

She'll be crowned Queen Fangirl before long.

-Mandy

September 18, 2017

Tiny Paintings: Ocean Sunset + Desert




More tiny paintings.  These styles are now available in my shop.

-Mandy

September 13, 2017

Kids Custom MLPs




The girls wanted to make their own My Little Ponies.  They turned out looking pretty cool.

In the last photo, you can see one of two failed hair coloring experiments.  First, we tried RIT dye, then we tried food coloring.  Neither held.  In the end, the girls used markers.

-Mandy

September 11, 2017

No-Sew Pusheen Pouch




Honestly, who doesn't find Pusheen adorable?

The girls and I decided to make some no-sew pouches.  Our supply list included: paper and pencil for patterns, felt, hot glue, scissors, zippers, an exacto knife, and key rings.  I used the exacto knife to make slits for the mouth and paws to overlap the slice of pizza.

-Mandy

September 6, 2017

Crumb Snatcher Gallery #6





The girls' artwork from the first half of this year.

I made an appearance in three of their drawings, once as a snow leopard.  Although many would assume I'm in the ark with the dinosaurs, it's actually my mom.  The last drawing was part of my Mother's Day gift from the youngest.

-Mandy

September 4, 2017

Felt Baby Shoes






Two babies joined my family this year.  My friend's son was born in July, and my great-niece (yes, GREAT-niece) should be making her grand entrance this month.

I wanted to make baby shoes and came across Purl Soho's pattern.  It's simple and cute.  I added some of my own elements to create moccasins, strawberry shoes, and dinosaur feet.

-Mandy

August 30, 2017

Bombay Beach




Once a thriving resort, Bombay Beach on the Salton Sea is now a bleak wasteland.  The shore is littered with dead fish, and the water is copper-colored.  As awful as it looks, nothing is worse than the pungent smell hanging over the area.  It's hard to believe people still live here.

-Mandy