Friday, June 1

Business Lately

I've been choosing to stay on the thinner side of commissions lately.  I do love taking custom orders, but Poesy is at that age where, until I have a separate space to work, it just doesn't happen if she is awake.  It's GREAT fun throwing fabric and shredding stuffing!  Let's not even talk about the needles and scissors that she'd love to get her hands on if she could.  When I do get a chance to sew, it's always during nap time or late at night after she has gone to bed.  It's not such a bad thing, though.  Eliminating (sewing) work during her awake hours just means that I get to focus on her instead of worrying about a million deadlines.

Here are a couple of my favorite things I've been working on recently.  My favorite thing right now is being commissioned to do birthday cake toppers.  Everything's more fun with a birthday hat, right?  ;)


Just in case there is any question, the little guy on the left is a hedgehog and the gal on the right is a whale.  I love the idea of these sitting atop a child's cake!  So special.

I hope you all have a lovely Friday! 

39 comments:

  1. what lovely little friends. Have a lovely weekend too

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  2. bah! these are so cute! love them.
    -kw, ladiesinnavy

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  3. omg, those are really cute!! specially love the whale *___*
    but there really is a time for everything, and your girl will appreciate that you wanted her to be safe <3

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  4. I love your little creatures, and that birthday hat is such a cute idea!

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  5. I so know the feeling...
    my boys are a bit older now (6&7), but with homeschooling I just can't be sewing all day long, they need my attention :) However, I have learned over the years that sometimes it's a good thing for me to walk away while they're working, it puts less pressure on them, and that's when I get to sew. As long as I put everything down during breaks so we get to spend time together instead of just being in the same room together :)

    http://louise-amabilis.blogspot.com/

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  6. These are the most precious thing! I hope I can own one someday ♥

    ♥Sarah♥
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  7. SO lovely. I'm crazy about that adorable whale and her shy little smile. Adorable! And happy to hear you get to just focus on Poesy right now. Ps, she is a CUTIE.

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  8. Those hats are just SO precious!

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  9. i love your work...i feel so fortunate to have an easter bunny and bear!! enjoy your darling girls!

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  10. You are so talented! I absolutely adore your work! I can only crochet while Judah is napping or at night when he is asleep. Although lately I've been falling asleep early! I think having kids is turning me into an old lady ;-)

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  11. Ohh the little hats!!! I love the idea of bday cake toppers like these - you're so clever!! I'd love to buy one someday!
    Do you think you'll likely to make a few for the shop once Poe is at a sitting quietly age (hahahaaa as if they ever turn that age!)?
    Luvluv,
    Sway x

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  12. Oh my gosh Kaite...SO CUTE! These would definitely brighten any birthday.

    - Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  13. so darling! I promise you this: the day I have a child, I will get one of these special creatures for him or her!!

    Val
    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.de/

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  14. Oh these are so precious! I love the little whale.

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  15. Those are super cute! I love the whale. :)

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  16. I love your animals! I seriously tried to buy one at your last shop update but everything was gone in 2 seconds. So. Fail. I'm going to have to commission you probably. In the future. When I have a baby who is in some serious need of skunkboy creature cuteness.

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  17. Oh my gosh... those are so cute!! I don't have any kids, but I would totally get those to adorn my own birthday cake! Hehe.

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  18. Oh,I love these!If I had a little one I would order on in a heart beat!

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  19. katie, your creatures are just so cute and one can tell they are made with love.

    just wanted to let you know i love your work <3

    loves,
    katja

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  20. indeed, everything is better with a birthday hat (speaking as a girl with a birthday hat-ted snail :) )

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  21. That's my first comment on your blog, and I'm not very sure about my english... but I wan't to tell you that your entries make me feel happy now that I'm in health troubles. I visit your blog very often and I ever get a smile on my face. It means a lot for me (and for my family).
    I love you, your cute ideas and your lovely family. I think that you're a great mum, woman and person.
    Have a little kiss from Valencia! (Spain) --> Un besset desde València!
    Paula.

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  22. Your little creations are always the sweetest, Katie! <3 I'll definitely be dropping some hints to my boyfriend for my birthday next year ; )

    x
    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

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  23. Those are so cute with the little birthday hats, haha!

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  24. ack! the cutest!
    what a talent you have!

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  25. truly sweet, especially atop a cake. have a great weekend!
    ~deirdre

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  26. Hi Katie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  27. They are so CUTE!!! :) I especially love the whale!

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  28. oh, they are really cute :)

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  29. Oh my! I can SO relate to you Katie! No that Rylee is mobile....there is very little "work" getting accomplished during her awake hours. Although, less work does mean more time to focus on HER....so I agree, can't really complain much there! Love your little toppers. xo

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  30. Cutie cake toppers!!! Yes, everything w a b-day hat IS cuter. I needle felt and one of my favorite customers recently gave me one of her little critters I did a while back and asked if I could put a party hat on. Of course I said,"gladly!"

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  31. These are absolutely, you are truly talented and sound like a terrific mom too :)

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  32. Your cake toppers are probably the most unique toppers I've ever seen. And I love them oh so much!

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  33. Hello i was wondering what hair color you use on your hair? I am a natural red head and would like to brighten mine up like yours. :)

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  34. Raquel DesautelsJune 5, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    I want one for my birthday cake. ��

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  35. Oohhh these are adorable! Too bad I found this too late. :( My little one's 1st birthday party is just 9 days to go..

    i know how hard it is to craft (especially sew) when you have a growing, running, and snatching toddler in the house. :D

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