Apr 20, 2010

More Rice Dolls for Etsy (Series 2)

Over the past few days I've been hard at work to come up with new designs for my Etsy shop. I thought it would be fun to show a few behind-the-seams (Sorry! Couldn't resist a bad pun there!) er... behind-the-scenes look at my work area.


Two new designs! Boo-boo bear in teal and Baby Walrus!



I come up with my designs by drawing them first in my sketchbook. Usually my ideas come out as quick doodles and then I elaborate on them later. Or sometimes they look like this and I figure things out while I sew on my sewing machine.



This is the sewing machine that I use. Its actually the same one that my mom used to make all of my grade school Halloween costumes! Its older than me and still pretty reliable. In the back is a fried egg & bacon plushie that my friend Angie made. I hope she doesn't mind that I turned it into a pin cushion. We're in a recession, and unlike many, this egg has found long-term employment. So no need to be upset, in fact, I think we should be jealous.



"Ahh! My eye! Help meee!"



Hand-stitching



Series 2 available at the Bennyville shop!


If you're new to my blog, the dolls that I created have a dual purpose. They are actually hot/cold packs to relieve minor aches and pains! They are filled with rice and scented with peppermint. It can retain heat when it is microwaved. Alternatively, when placed into the freezer, it can be used as an ice pack. Pretty cool huh? I think these are better (and cuter!) because they aren't filled with chemicals or made of plastic and you also don't have to worry about filling a wiggly bottle with hot water. That's just an accident waiting to happen.

I had a lot of fun making these. I hope you enjoy them too :)

I haven't forgotten about Top 5 Tuesday! I've had a busy week and so much I want to tell you about but it will be late. I definitely have adventures to share! Stay tuned <3

2 comments:

Lykkesaurus said...

Cute cute cute!!

Sarah said...

@Lykkesaurus Aww thank you so much <3