Archive for the ‘crafts’ Category

Chibi Milky Way on Etsy Saturday!

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

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8 new hand-made felt chibi Milky Ways will go up on the Solar Sisterhood Etsy Store this Saturday at precisely 12 noon PST.  Pick your fave, come by the store and snatch ‘er up!   I’ll make her into a pin, a magnet or a little hangy-ornament-type-thing for ya!  16 bucks a piece, comes with it’s own teeny weeny little certificate of authenticity.

Over and out,

Mother Earth

SOLD OUT!!

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Holy Moley, Earthlings!!!  The Chibi Mars-ez sold out in just 3 days!!!  Thanks to everyone who purchased— we need the support here in the Girlaxy.

Did you want one and missed out?  Did someone else get your favorite before you?  Let me know here, and if there’s enough interest, I’ll make more Mars-ez.  Are you holding out for your favorite gGirl?  Post on this thread and tell who you’ve got your heart set on, and I’ll get to work.

Over and out,

Mother Earth

Chibi Mars invades Etsy!!

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

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Felt Chibi Mars-es are now available at the Solar Siterhood Etsy Shop!!!  Each is 100% hand-made by me, features a completely one-of-a-kind face and comes with a teeny weeny certificate of authenticity— go now and make sure you get your favorite!

Milky Way herself is next up…

Over and out,

Mother Earth

Save Handmade!!!

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

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Remember last year when all those toys had to be recalled because of lead and magnets and teeny parts and stuff?  Well, as should be done, lots of crazy legislation was passed to make testing standards higher and more vigorous.  Great right?  Well not entirely.  The faulty toys in question were all from huge corporations and were all made in China.  If these stricter rules (including their much higher fees) are annoying to the big companies, they are disastrous to small, independent toy makers who make their goods in the US, and simple sole-proprietorship crafty types everywhere.

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Chibi Jupiter’s Garden Party!

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Here’s the latest Felt Chibi:  Jupiter!!!  With evidently garden-themed photos to showcase her debut.

 

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Chibi Jupiter in Buttercup

 

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Chibi Jupiter’s Garden Party

….though I’m not so sure what Prickle is looking at down there.

IN OTHER CHIBI NEWS…

4 OOAK Venus dolls are still available in the Etsy shop, and Mars felt chibis will be available there soon.  Please check back for the announcement.

Over and out,

Mother Earth

Love is Universal!

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

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Eight absolutely ONE OF A KIND chibi Venus dolls will be made available at noon on Thursday, January 29th on our brand-spanking new Etsy Shop.

Each chibi Venus is entirely hand-made by MWGG creator, Lauren Faust, and is less than 3” tall.  So tiny, all stitches had to be sewn by hand!  All eight feature a unique facial expression, a stitched signature and date, and will come with it’s own teeny weeny certificate of authenticity.  Plus, you get to decide if you want your little Venus to be a magnet, a pin, or have a simple loop for hanging wherever you want her.

Make sure you arrive at the shop promptly to secure your favorite!

(stay tuned—Chibi Mars will be invading soon!!)

Over and out,

Mother Earth

Felt Chibi Milky and Venus!

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

I’m moving right along with the new felt chibis!!  Here is Milky Way and Venus…

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Felt Palettes

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

It shouldn’t be taking me so long to make prototypes of a few more felt chibis, but I’m running into color issues. I suspect I had some luck when I made Mars. I just pulled out my felt supplies, all the colors were there, I made her and got it right on the first try. I totally took that for granted and as soon as I got my swatches from Prairie Point Junction, I picked my palettes from the 6×6 swatches and dove right in, making a Milky Way and a Venus.

They totally sucked.

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Lots o’ Little

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

I really enjoyed making that little felt Mars, so I’m making more!! I wanted to see if setting up an one-woman assembly line process would stream line the process, and it seems to be working so far. Observe:


I’m making 3 Mars-es and I cut out all the tiny parts first.

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New Year, New Sewing Projects

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

I’ve been jonesing to design some new plush for quite a while. In particular, I’ve been wanting to come up with some designs that would be more affordable to offer at various shows and craft fairs that I hope to feature gGirls at this year. Here’s my first attempt:


(click on photos to see the hand-sewn goodness up close!!)

This little Chibi Mars is 3 inches high, so tiny, she had to be sewn entirely by hand! I’ll probably put a little loop of floss across the back so she could be hung up as decoration (or an ornament for the holidays) or stick a magnet to the back of her— or both! I don’t think she’s quite sturdy enough to make a keychain, but you could certainly dangle her from a rear view mirror.

I’ve ordered some felt in some more interesting colors than is offered by the local craft store, so as soon as that arrives, I’ll do some of the other girls.

Stay tuned for more!

Over and out.
Mother Earth