Chameleon pencil hugger

A lifetime ago (so, last fall), my sister’s kids’ school mascot became the chameleon. She’s always looking for little things to use for PTO events, and she has a cutting machine, so I drew up a little pencil (or straw) hugger design. It’s an odd little shape, but when it’s done you can gently lift […]

Dragonquest in vinyl

I looked up the history of the Cameo and was surprised to realize it’s not quite as old as I thought: it’s the pre-2014 version, but can’t be any older than 2011. It’s still had a lot of miles put on it, and today I finally let it do the thing it’s really designed for: […]

Better late than never

The Cameo may not be able to cut marine vinyl, but it can still do paper just fine. At least, fine when it has a decently sticky mat, which it doesn’t right now, but still reasonably fine. Yes, I’m aware one tire is mounted backwards. At least it’s the one on the back of the […]

Olivia vs. the Celestial Dragon

Of the three cats, Ramses (Turkish Angorish) is the one that is most likely to “help” with sewing. Poppi (Nebelungish) never ever gets up there; he doesn’t care for tables unless they have food on them. Sometimes Olivia (dilute torbieish) will sit behind the sewing machine and chase thread tails, but generally Ramses is the […]

To list fabric, or not?

I am still [mostly] obeying my boss the to-do list, so it is time to finally work on getting rid of the bulky faux furs. You may recall that last time I started this, I ended up making a giant plush Mew (which yes, is still unfinished – let me just put that on the […]

Mask break

Wrapping up the latest batch of masks has sat at the top of my non-business to-do list long enough that I spent a little time last night top-stitching and elasticizing them. Most will go to family back in Kansas (where they’ve had considerably less of the Current Unpleasantness than we have here in New Jersey, […]

Box of dragons

A light box, that is. Still playing around with the light box and camera settings. Despite the size of the thing (I got the 24×24) a horizontal picture of this many dragons captures the sides of the box. And that’s even when shooting 4×3. While technically probably for now my Etsy shop is exempt from […]