Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
All Pammy Dawn creations are now available as magnets! I'm always on the lookout for new venues for my designs, so I was thrilled this last week when a customer requested my Fall Oak set be made into magnets.
I was interested to see how a magnet would work in my designs because I'm opposed to using glue on my felt creations. Everything is hand-stitched so I didn't want to glue a magnet to the back of them. I discovered that I could encase the magnet with a web of stitching WITHIN the felt body and the magnets still performed magnificently.
I chose large button magnets for their strength. The best part of not gluing the magnets to the back is that they will last much longer. Glue tends to lose strength after a while and peel off, causing the magnet to become a choking hazard. With the magnet enclosed within the felt, there is much less danger, and no harmful glue chemicals. I'm very excited to see how this avenue fares in the online market.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The last two weeks I've been dragging bottom a bit - my 27 second grade students are a bit overly exuberant (putting it mildly), I caught a cold from one of them, Hubby has been working late, and my three-year-old munchkin keeps me on my toes daily. I can hear the violin music already - enough moping! I'm sure there are many with much heavier burdens than mine, but it's only human to wallow a bit now and then....
So I was just grouching along today, finally getting home from school (tomorrow is Back to School Night) at 10:00 PM, and wanting to just veg in front of my computer screen for a bit.
How surprised was I to open my email and discover the loveliest little piece of email joy - a happy customer completely made my day! I'm always so thrilled to hear back from customers, and it definitely perked me up to read her lively and lovely message. She gave me permission to share it with you - enjoy!
Monday, September 7, 2009
The next installment in my holiday line of Heritage Hair Clips is a Russian Matryoshka doll. She is made of 100% wool felt and accented with merino wool roving that I needle-felted. About 2 inches tall, the doll encloses up to a 1.5 inch snap clip, but is also available as a French barrette or pin brooch. Like the traditional doll, she is completely customizable! Any color combination you can dream up, I have available for you!