I had hoped to have the revised Wacky Chickens finished for today’s entry, but in fact they’re not even started. It got into the 90’s here (which is high summer temperature for these latitudes) and I decided getting into the attic for the faux fur didn’t sound fun when I had all the right colors […]
In the course of updating the blog software, I decided to finally do something about broken links. All the internal ones are fixed, aside from the papercraft Lego advent calendar which has mysteriously disappeared altogether. Now it’s time to do something about things that are still pointed to by off-site folks.
I thought I might take the weekend off; I spend most of my “free” time playing with the embroidery machine either for the business or for fun, and I don’t want to burn out. But Friday night I had an idea, and I knew the way my brain works there was nothing to do but […]
I’m not adding any new listings, but I’m adding a half-dozen new colors for a total of fifteen. Or seventeen, if you count the original “bronze” and blues, which I could always make again (though that bronze is pretty close to the new brown, and is in less-fluffy and now discontinued JoAnn minky). Now that […]
A small batch of made-to-order pugs is going up in the shop this morning, probably around 10am EDT. If you use the code SSOSSPUGS, you’ll get 20% off (so, $28 plus shipping) through the end of the month. If you follow me on the silo that is Instagram, you’ll see a slightly-poorer discount because I […]
I’m gonna need a bigger box. In addition to sewing more test pugs and color variations (I figure I’ll put a few on Etsy myself), I ordered some test pugs on Spoonflower fleece. I… think I remember how this thing works? I am really unimpressed with my own (lack of) precision after watching the embroidery […]
One of the viral art challenges on Instagram and the fediverse (at least on mastodon.art and other art-oriented instances) is #mermay. I noodled around with a conventional mermaid embroidery but wasn’t happy with the result and didn’t really pursue it. And then recently I got to thinking, well, I should just put a tail on […]
I’ve been learning my way around Etsy, and have made a couple of sales (two plush dragons). I still think my future there is mostly in pattern downloads. This one was another spur-of-the-moment: I made a black and white dragon (er, one of each), put a piece of black minky down on top of a […]