Sunday, September 28, 2008

My newest item

This wide headband is redesigned to feature a 'Sweet Cupcake' pin/magnet which can also be worn as a magnet brooch and the headband worn seperately. You can include in this order any design of PBLD's pin, magnet or brooch with no extra shipping cost.

'Sweet Cupcakes' come in chocolate with white frosting and an orange flower, or vanilla with lavender frosting and a deep purple violet - your choice. If there is a certain color combination you would like, please contact me via my Etsy store and I can make it up for you!

My 'Sweet Cupcakes' are magnet backed pins/brooches for headbands, purses, coats, shirts and hats. They are felted on a felted sweater scrap base - new and recycled, pretty and useful - what more does anyone want?! How can a brooch or pin be useful? Well, I use mine as a wearable pin cushion and Etsy advertisement! LOL

'Sweet Cupcakes' are 2" tall and 1 1/4" wide. The magnet that is next to your skin is encased in a tiny, soft fabric tab to make handling easier.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

My craft booth at the FSAM

I am so happy with my new banner of bright colors and happy triangles - all made from the pile of fabrics that I posted last week!

FeltingFever says: "Lovely, so bright and cheery!"

rosethistleartworks says: "Very festive and eye catching!"

When I'm not using it for my craft booths, this banner is in the kid's area of the Hastings Public Library drawing attention to the new display of reading posters gracing the walls :)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A new body?!

My dear hubby rescued two of these mannequins for me... So fun and sweet of him but what on earth am I supposed to do with the second one?! Hmm... a hanging lamp maybe?!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008


*Swoon* it happens, drop into the fabric part of a store and start falling in love with fabrics. . . a bit of this, a bit of that . . . the cart gets full and the husband's face gets . . . . . . . .well, you all know the LOOK. I got just a scant 1/2 yard of each fabric for a pendant banner to hang on my booth and maybe brighten a corner of my home at other times. . .

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

playing in the rain

playing in the rain
Originally uploaded by PitBullLadyDesigns
y playing with his 4-H dog in the rain soaked yard. Thanks IKE for making it all the way to Michigan! Well, the boys and dogs had fun and the horses love eating the new growth of grass. . . me, I sobbed for the missed craft show. . .

Sunday, September 14, 2008

fall tote

fall tote
Originally uploaded by PitBullLadyDesigns
13"x13" brown pre-made tote with fantasy design of flowers. . . the yellow,orange,burgandy blend of wool was called Fire and I've used it here and on my pumpkin pins. . .So lovely

Saturday, September 13, 2008

fall & holloween

fall & holloween
Originally uploaded by PitBullLadyDesigns
I'm making some more guinea pigs. . . they still need their feet and I'm thinking of adding longer hair on the sorrel one. And the 2 pumpkins need leaves and pin backs and the flag need pin back

Has anyone had much luck with heavy duty magnets instead of traditional pinbacks?

Update: The magnet backs are working well and selling even better!

Here is a comment from a happy pumpkin owner: Wonderful, wonderful. Already got a compliment my first time wearing it!! Great transaction and seller. Thanks.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Yes, It's Almost Fall

Pumpkin pin cushion stuffed with felted sweater scraps. . . new and recycled, pretty and useful. . . What more could you ask for?

Well, maybe it to be used as a sculpture because it is so pretty.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Think Summer Tote

Think Summer Tote
Originally uploaded by PitBullLadyDesigns

I designed this lovely tote bag for my self with LOTS of pockets but then purchased a larger wool carrying box and now can't use it. . .Extra deep, large tote with 6 pockets & key ring. The exterior pockets just make me smile. Now, what do I do with it. . .

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

craft show - Middleville left table top

Ready doing her normal for a craft show. . . laying around until someone interesting wants to pet her. I'm wondering if I should have put up atleast one side curtain to create a blank wall behind the hanging purses. . . well considering that this is my first stand alone (not farmer's market table) booth, I'm pretty happy.

Husband's dog agility jump on the left side of the booth and daughter's barbed wire wreath hanging on the tent post on the right. . . didn't have either of the little boys along, so I didn't have to design room for their sculpty clay creations.

Monday, September 8, 2008

FSAM Sept. 7

My youngest son made the trip to FSAM with me (boys fighting to go to Craft Shows to sell with MOM, don't you LOVE it!!) and sold one of his Pokemon type sculpty creatures!!!! He was so excited and then played the harmonica with the local guitarist, he had the harmonica less than 24 hours and was playing for Money (he made all of a $1 tip). How exciting for a young boy!!!

Watching the children stretch and grow is so rewarding. . .

Friday, September 5, 2008

Artists for Animals at FSAM booth

My middle son and I are featured in this picture from FSAM blog. Aprons, purses, barbed wire art, needle felt jewelry, and needle felt sculpture. My son is working on his Twisted View Sculpty Shop items, which was next to me and I set up a Am. Pit Bull Informational Booth on the other side of that.

We have even been thanked by people for having Ready attend these event with us and giving the APBT breed some much needed positive exposure. Not that having her along is a hardship, she is very well trained and a joy to show off.

LOL, she is better than candy for drawing people's interest, whither they like dogs or the breed or not.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Palomino in the Roses Bucket Purse

extra large wool sweater felted and sewn into a bucket purse with a needle felted palomino portrait on it. Lined with palomino shaded satin and 2 wool pockets.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

recycled owl on apron

recycled owl on apron
Originally uploaded by PitBullLadyDesigns
Craft Fair Apron made out of my fav fabrics (canvas type) and accessorized for my Needle Felting and sewing needs. Large recycled felt owl holds my seam ripper & small gold scissors and a pocket in just the right spot for small pieces of roving while I'm poking a project.

Just above the owl is a small pocket perfect for my phone or book on tape / Ipod that even I can't spill water on and the lower pocket is perfect for craft fair needs or dog treats. . . LOL

BaaBaa Black Sheep

Needle felted colored Corridale grace these 2 felt squares. . . green now and red in a few days. For an entry in Felting and Needle Felting Forum Challenge!