Monday, September 29, 2014

A plush for a friend

I like to make plush dogs for my friends, especially after a furry friend has passed. I think it's just a small fun way to remember them. I had made a little dachshund last February just for fun, and my friend mentioned how cute she thought it was. When her dog passed I knew I had to commemorate him in happy cartoon form for her.

Bucky in cartoon form

such a sweet boy

happy face

look at those paws

paw print back

I learned a lot from this project, and I have made mental notes for things I'd like to improve next go round but I do know that I love making personal projects for people I care for and that makes me happy!
What are you working on lately?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Happy Fall

 I'm so excited it's officially Fall, it's my favorite time of year! The Summer is ending, a cool breeze starts to blow and it's not unbearable hot anymore, that's a big deal when you live in Texas.
Here are some things I've got on my to do list to really enjoy the season :)

1. Start enjoying the cooler weather by taking morning walks
2. Go to the Dallas Arboretum and see the pumpkin village!!!
3. Plan & shop for Fall flowers to plant
4. Shop for pumpkins
5. Bake loads of pumpkin muffins
6. Go to a craft fair
7. Take a weekend trip
8. Decorate the house with Fall festive-ness
9. Get hot chocolate on a chilly day
10. Get inspired and work on new winter drawings

a scene from the pumpkin village

What have you got on your Fall to do list?

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Etsy Love - My New Favorites

Some of my favorite shops are putting out some great new stuff, and I've discovered some new artists lately too. Have you discovered anything new and exciting in the handmade community lately?

1. Bowl with Character
2. French Fries Plush
3. Felted Necklace
4. Poptart Plush
5. Swoon Pillow
6. Mushroom Plush
7. Fox Sweatshirt
8. Honeysuckle Print
9. Bunny Pouch

Monday, September 15, 2014

Kawaii Candy Corn & More

Hi Everyone, got my first candy corn plush added to the shop! This has been an idea since last year and I finally got my ducks in a row this year so I'm very excited to add it and some friends to the shop soon!
so happy!

And I'm finally on instagram! Follow me @floatingthrufields for the latest on my creations and everything else :)  Happy Monday to you :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Cats with Glasses

I talked about how much I love t-shirts and critters prints in my past posts, so it's no surprise some of my favorite t-shirts have critter prints on them. I found this cute pink one at JCP the other day, then I started seeing cats with glasses everywhere so here are some of my favorites :)

1. JCP Arizona Juniors
2. Teal Tank from Etsy
3. Nan Lawson on Society6
4. Target Purse for Girls tiny but its so cute!
5. Socks from Modcloth
6. Cat Loafer from Delias

What fashion trends are you excited about lately?

Monday, September 8, 2014

Society6 shop update

New Halloween items and free shipping until 9/14 on items in my Society6 shop
Use the code below to shop and get free shipping!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Steal vs Splurge

I love a cute top, especially one with an all over print or some fun little embellishment around the neckline, etc, it's the easiest and quickest way to update my wardrobe.  I'm always on the look out for my next favorite top :)


Target always has cute stuff, I found the cute top on the left in the juniors section, I love their fun prints.

        This one features cute little birds with geometric details. At $9.00 this top is a steal!

Then there's always the awesome top that you fall in love with as soon as you see it. That was definitely the case with this next find from Anthropologie.

I loved the bright floral print on the side as soon as I saw it, but originally priced at $58.00 I knew I would have to wait for it to go on sale, for that price I could buy 5 adorable shirts from Target! But the Anthro top had other details that made it special....

A cute back opening with bow detail.

I waited and waited and it finally went on sale! The reviews said it ran big so I went down a size, and it's still a little big but it's really cute! It comes in other colors are bright and fun too.

So what is your fashion staple and what are you willing to splurge on? Where's your favorite place to buy cute stuff at  a price that's a steal?

Happy Weekend to you :)

Monday, September 1, 2014

New Fall & Halloween Items

Hello, I hope everyone stateside had a wonderful long weekend. I had the most productive weekend in some time and I'm so excited at all thing things I got done!

I cleaned out my sewing room, which was uninhabitable, you will just have to take my word for it as I forgot to take before pictures beforehand (oops) but this is how it looks now! You can actually see the floor and there isn't stuff and fabric strewn everywhere. It really is a huge deal for me, I have more to organize so things don't get out of hand again but for now I have completed phase one.

I actually sketched and sewed today in my room so that's pretty exciting because I haven't done that in months.

I finally added some new Fall & Halloween stuff to my Etsy shop! Including candy corn prints and a cute little bat prints.

I love making patterns and banners so I combined the two and created some pdf banners that are available for instant download. So you can print and make your own :)

I love Fall the seasons start to change and get cooler, it's a very big deal in Texas lol.

I've also been working on other drawings and ideas, (like my little fall owl prototype below) which I hope to have added to shop in a couple weeks.

What are you working on lately? Are you excited for Fall?

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