Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas 2010

This Christmas I decided to make gifts for our family rather than buying them. Christmas can get quite expensive and this saved us a lot of money. I drew out patterns for a fleur de lis and a cross several weeks ago. My dad and I cut them out using his band saw. Then I customized each one with paint and handmade felt flowers. Each one was made to suit the person it was given to. It was so much fun but took a lot of time. I'm glad to have given such a special gift this year. =) Now I can get back to working on things for my more of these! I decided they would be a great thing to sell in my Etsy shop. =) Fun Fun!

Here are a few of them. I wish I had better photos. I took these at the last minute. Silly me. 

Saturday, November 6, 2010

It's the Holiday Season!

 One of my favorite things to decorate with at Christmas time is peppermints and all other kinds of red and white things! A friend of mine has a tree in every room of her house. Yes, every room! Talk about a dream house! Each tree has a different theme and the one in her living room was red and white. I LOVED it. When I grow up I want a Christmas tree in every room of my house. =) 

I hope you like this peppermint bow I made! It is available in my Etsy store now!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

I Love Fall

New Fall items available in my shop:

(Christmas ornaments coming soon!)

Felt Rosebuds - golden yellow

Golden Yellow and Dark Purple Rose Buds - Fall Wreath

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cowboys Flower

This Dallas Cowboys flower was commissioned by my friend Jade.  I think it came out pretty cute! I'm glad I had those star buttons! It was the perfect touch. And I love the silver ribbon.

Maybe this little good luck charm will be good for the boys!! We can only hope!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Paper - GASP!

Long before I started sewing felt I was a lover of paper. I scrapbooked like there was no tomorrow. I loved it. My mom even got addicted to it at one point and so she bought TONS of supplies. That was muy bueno for Kristen. When we moved into our house and I set up  an art room, my mom dumped ALL of the scrapbooking supplies on me....including my sister's stuff. I'm bursting at the seams but I love having so many supplies! It's great. Although, I have yet to finish my book I started of me and my husband....I'll have to do a page here and there so I can get to the baby book too. Baby steps. 

Here is a card I just made for one of our music guys at FBC Frisco. He's pretty awesome.

The name is a stencil. I cut the guitar out of paper and glued it together. Even the little circles at the bottom and the tuning pegs at the top are cut from paper. I decided to draw the strings all crazy like they were cut off because doing straight strings would be too hard. I think it makes it whimsical and fun. =)

This is the log I FINALLY came up with for my cards. I was Mrs. B when I was teaching and some of the kids thought my last name was BEE. =) Very cute. I had bees all over my room. 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Black and White

I love black and white. I always have. I love the extreme contrast between the two. My son loves black and white too. He stares at it with deep concentration and it makes him talkative sometimes too. I will do all of our nurseries with black and white incorporated. 

Here is a black felt rose I made for a friend with a white leaf, stitched with black thread. 

I've been practicing making roses and I think I've perfected a method. I can make a tight rose bud and just change one thing to make it a more open rose like this one. Fun!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Butterfly Mobile

I created this butterfly mobile for a friend of a friend. The three main whimsical butterflies are made from glitter felt and jewelry wire. The small, different colored butterflies are all hand traced and cut out of glitter card stock. All of the butterflies hang from purple and pink satin ribbon and little mirrors are added to bounce the light around. The hanging apparatus is made from tree branches glued together and tied with ribbon and twine. Even my little man was mesmerized by it!

Friday, October 15, 2010

iPaci is a HIT!

So far I have sold 5 iPaci clips and I haven't even been open for one whole month! Yay! I decided to make a few more and to stretch even further to make an iPaci smart phone paci clip. Here it is being modeled by my adorable boy.

Here is a close-up

This cute clip and more can be found in my Etsy shop!

More things are to come. My brain is exploding with ideas! I wish I were a centipede so I could do more at a time. =)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sewing Lesson

My sister and her family moved to Frisco from McKinney recently and you wouldn't believe the difference just a few miles makes. It is so great having them here. I feel like I see them SO much more now! I love it. =) Kelly, my sister, home schools the kids and works in the afternoons so usually they go to Grandma's house to work on their studies and play and once a week they come here. I have kept them every day this week and it has been so much fun. They are very sweet and very helpful. 

My niece, Marissa, learned how to sew recently and she's been sewing doll clothes with Grandma. So the other day Tyler decided he wanted to learn how to sew and he wanted to make a bat. I cut out a pattern real quick and got to teaching him my method of hand stitching. He took to it SO naturally! He even tied the knots close to the fabric perfectly. It was awesome. He is going to be such a well-rounded boy. We made his bat into a pin so he could wear it on his shirt. I decided to make one along with him but turn it into a hair clip to sell in my Etsy shop. Here is a photo of us with our two bats. 

And here they are close-up.
(Tyler's is on the Left and mine is on the Right)

And here is my sweet Tyler showing it off on his cool green shirt!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Etsy Shop: New Item

I decided to make pillows! It has been so much fun and I've only made two! =) Here they are, and they are available in my Etsy shop.

Mr. Skully is so serious

Silly Jack...

And a sweet little pumpkie on the back

And Yay for my sister-in-law showing me how to add my shop to the top of my blog. Thanks sis! Visit her Etsy shop Picky Picky Peacock.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Spooky Friends

My mom makes high fashion doll clothes for ball jointed dolls and she asked me to make a few Halloween friends to pose with her dolls. I think they turned out great!


Happy Ghost

(Back of Happy Ghost) "BOO" Ghost

Happy Jack

(Back of Happy Jack) Serious Jack


Houndstooth Jack

Skull - My favorite (He has a houndstooth back)

I will post the photos she takes of them with the dolls later. 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Etsy Shop Coming Soon!

My Etsy shop has been up and running for about 2 weeks now. It is very exciting! This has been a dream of mine for several years now. I have hair clips, paci clips and yarn wreaths for sale right now. Soon I will have Christmas ornaments!

Visit my shop HERE!

Here is a sample of a few things in my shop.
iPaci Pacifier Clip (also available in green and orange)

Jack - O - Lantern Yarn wreath with purple yarn

Black and Orange Hair Clip

Coming Soon: 

More flower clips like this in popular sports team colors

Mushroom pacifier clip - Also available as a hair clip

And all things Christmas!!! 
hair clips

I can't wait to get started on them. =)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Rowynn's Flower

I made this flower clip to match this dress for Rowynn. =) It matched perfectly and I didn't even see the dress in person! That was very exciting. 

These will be available in my Etsy shop soon. As will these:

To name a few.

I can't wait!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hayden's Letters

The same girl who commissioned the two little boys' names also commissioned this for her friend who's due soon. I think they turned out great!

Hand painted wall letters are one of my new favorite things to do. These have been my favorite so far. Please zoom in and look at the detail.

I apologize for the photo quality. I still don't have my camera.
I'm going to add black or pink ribbon to each one. 

Monday, August 16, 2010

Etsy Shop Coming Soon!

I finally found something fun and creative to make and have decided to open an Etsy shop. I'm hoping to have it open this fall. It will be called Fanciful Felt just like my blog. I will be selling hand-stitched felt hair clips. You will be able to purchase clips that are already made or choose your colors for a custom clip. Here are a few I have made recently:

(I apologize for the photo quality. I left my camera at my aunt's house. These are iPhone photos.)

Each one has a ribbon-covered clip on the back. You can see the clip on the heart one.

They just clip right to a headband. They are meant for little girls, but I didn't have a little girl to model for me! I was too excited to wait. My next post will have my adorable cousin Kaylee modeling. 

This is a custom flower for my niece Rowynn! 

And of course I have to do holiday themed clips. I love the fall and Halloween!!

=) !!

Other things I want to make: 

Seasonal Shapes: ghost, skull, candy corn, holly berries, Christmas tree, candy cane, heart, clover...Who knows what I will think of?! =)

Fruits: banana, apple, grapes, watermelon, strawberry

Animal Faces: monkey, frog, pig, puppy, bunny, cat

Animals: owl, butterfly, snail, chick, bird

When my shop gets opened up I will post a link on my blog. In the meantime, if you want a custom felt clip (or custom painted wall letters) just email me at 

God bless all of you who read my blog. I appreciate your support more than you know.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mr. Roboto

Robot Pillow for Jonah

The Robot Says: "Beep!"

 Natalie and Jonah posing with Mr. Roboto!