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My Zazzle Shop - For Original Artwork on Fun Products

Find my original art on T-Shirts, Bags, Hats, Greeting Cards, Custom-designed Keds shoes, and much more....

Thursday, June 21, 2018

German Shepherd dog coffee cup now available at Zazzle

If you love coffee and German Shepherds, here's a mug for you!

German Shepherd Coffee Mug

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Handcrafted with Love and Old-World Charm

I must have channeled my inner Bavarian for my latest project: a small hand-embroidered pillow with a crocheted beaded edging.  The center has a bead-and-wire 'wish tree'; with the tiny metal charm hanging from the tree, it symbolizes 'wishing that time grew on trees'.  Find it at Etsy in the shop Craftique Redux:

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Carved Wooden Mermaid

I carved this wooden mermaid for a customer who wanted to use it as a topper for a walking stick, so her curves are designed to fit a hand nicely, and her arms are upraised to a flat space on top of her head (he had a nice polished cabochon stone he had planned to fasten there, so it was left flat).  However, he canceled the order and so now she is seeking her next new home, for whatever job she might get (even if it is just being cute on a shelf).  Find her at Craftique Redux:

A sewing pattern with just ONE pattern piece!

Imagine getting four looks from just one pattern piece....this is The Any Way Top, a Butterick 5371 sewing pattern.  The listing indicates that the pattern is for size Petite, but any clever sewist could enlarge that single pattern piece to suit their size.  It's now on the online shelf at Pokey Pokey Needlecraft Shop.

The circle of fashion.....

This vintage (80's) sewing pattern is Butterick 6381, to create a blouse with a triangle-shaped cutout at the front collar.  This is a style I have seen just lately on the racks!   This pattern gives you sleeve and design options though, to truly make it your own.  Find it at Pokey Pokey Needlecraft Shop:

Saturday, June 9, 2018

'Let Me Fly' Decorative Needlepoint Pillow with Butterfly

'Let Me Fly' is a small needlepoint cushion worked in Paternayan wool on canvas, with a fabric backing.  The butterfly design has a smiling pink face and colorful patches of color in the wings.  The pillow has an edging of crocheted ruffles with orange pom-poms.  A small decorative pillow such as this can be a bright accent on a shelf, or even used as a pincushion.