October 31st // 2009

Labeled not carved.
Happy Halloween // Labeled Not Carved

October 30th // 2009

Shawshank + Turnip by Vivienne Strauss
Shawshank + Turnip // By Vivienne Strauss

Inspired by this photo.
Hello Turnip // Hello Shawshank

October 25th // 2009

Promo postcard for Etsy orders.
Giant Dwarf // Promo Postcard

October 16th // 2009

Without further ado, I present Fancy Felt to my Etsy shop!

Wool Felt // Rainbow Sampler

Fancy Felt is boutique + heirloom quality wool + rayon blended felt. There are 60 delicious colors to choose from and it's cut to order as you wish. Each piece is 9 X 12 inches and is available by the dozen. You may add multiples of one color if you'd like more than one 9 X 12 piece.

Please keep in mind that all computer screens are not created equal and some differences in color may occur from my screen to yours. Also, Fancy Felt is not available for international shipping at this time.

Giant Dwarf // Fancy Felt

Fancy Felt Facts

Fancy Felt is one of the most wonderful fabrics to craft with. The colors are vibrant and the quality is unbelievable. It is soft, yet durable, and can be used to make just about anything from dolls to hair pieces to penny rugs. It can also be screenprinted + used in a die cutting press.

Fancy Felt measures a little over 1mm or about 1/16 of an inch thick. The thickness also varies from color to color as the pieces are either 20% Wool/80% Rayon or 35% Wool/65% Rayon.

Fancy Felt is not at all like craft felt, which is usually acrylic or polyester, therefore it will not pill, shed, or stretch out of shape. You can also wash + dry Fancy Felt if you want a bubbly boiled wool look, and if you change your mind, you can just iron it out.


To get your crafty hands on some Fancy Felt, stop by my Etsy shop and stock up!

October 14th // 2009

Thanks to everyone who came out to Crafty Bastards in Washington DC! This was my third year participating and I feel extremely fortunate, as this craft fair is pretty tough to get into. It was loads of fun, as always, and I think it was the busiest I have ever seen it. My goodness, DC loves to buy handmade!

This was a fake cover of DC's City Paper drawn by Ben Claassen. Can you spot the little caricature of me wearing a Rosette Fascinator? So funny!

Crafty Bastards // Crafty Paper

Nate + I got up at the crack of dawn, drove past Delaware + Maryland, where the sunrise led us to DC. We were greeted by an amazing band of volunteers that helped us unload + get situated in our temporary place of business.

The Giant Dwarf pop-up shop!

Giant Dwarf // Pop Up Shop

A closer look!

Giant Dwarf // Pop Up Shop

I brought tons of Fleurette cloche hats + lots of Rosette Fascinators, but by the end of the day, they were all spoken for. We were busy little bunnies, to say the least, and didn't really have a chance to say hellos or do much shopping.

After we were all packed up, we got a quick bite to eat at our favorite falafel shop in town, with some friends + crafty comrades, Stephen + Shauna and David + Maggie. It was delicious and gave us just enough energy to drive past Maryland + Delaware, and into the sunset that led us back to Philadelphia.


High fives to all of the organizers + volunteers that made the event a huge success. It was a rad show and I appreciate all of your hard work and dedication. Thank you!

October 12th // 2009

Pirouette Pinwheels.
Giant Dwarf // Pirouette Pinwheels

Made from Fancy Felt + a hand-pressed button on a wooden dowel.
Giant Dwarf // Pirouette Pinwheels