Category: Sewing

O Deer Mercantile- Gaia- Mini Plush

In the LimeLight! Weekly Feature #9

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Thanks For Sharing!Weekly Etsy Shop Feature     Just a quick shop update for Week #9! I will check in soon with my progress on painting and organizing the workroom/office area. Hopefully by next week we will be in a position to start listing a lot of new vintage goodies on O Deer Mercantile. Today, we are featuring Gaia’s latest handmade… Read more →

In the LimeLight! Weekly Feature #5

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Thanks For Sharing!Wednesday Weekly Etsy Shop Feature Featuring Mini-Plush Sitting Kitty In the LimeLight this week is adorable Purple Sitting Kitty. She was designed and sewn by O Deer Woman Gaia. Long enamored of Pokémon, plushies, fantasy art, Manga and anything to do with Anime, Gaia has been heavily influenced by these interests.  Her artistic expression and style reflect this fascination… Read more →

Upcycling a Sewing Table: A Nex Addition to the Craft Room

Upcycling a Sewing Table

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Thanks For Sharing!An (Old) New Addition to the Craft Room So, a year ago or so my Grandma gave me a vintage Kenmore sewing machine, and it’s pretty dang sweet.  It’s really served me well for the past year!  The only problem I’ve had with it really was the fact that its size made it pretty awkward to store when… Read more →

O Deer Mercantile Weekly Feature

In the LimeLight! Weekly Feature #1

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Thanks For Sharing!Wednesday Weekly Shop Feature This week we are starting a new weekly feature on O Deer. We are going to choose one of the very cool items we have for sale on our Etsy Shop— O Deer Mercantile to put in the Limelight. Products in our shop range from a great selection of vintage goodies to small plush treasures handcrafted… Read more →

EEK! How Ghoulishly Giirlish...

Making Cute Halloween Plush Brooches: Part 2

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Thanks For Sharing!Part 2: Ribbon Embroidery Did you miss Part 1?  Making Cute Halloween Plush Brooches: A Tutorial!   In the last tutorial, I showed how to make little Halloween brooches.  I made a little skull with a floral fabric to show the basic steps.  But that little skull needed something… something that would make it cuter.  How about a… Read more →

Boo- Tutorial for Not So Spooky Halloween Brooches

Making Cute Halloween Plush Brooches: A Tutorial

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Thanks For Sharing!Part 1: The Basics   Ah, Halloween. ‘Tis the season to be spooky!  Whether you’re decorating your home or making a costume, Halloween is a great time to get crafty.  In this series of tutorials, I’ll be showing you how to make cute plush brooches of the spooky variety (although you could totally use these techniques for non-spooky brooches,… Read more →

Vintage Kenmore 1970's

Gaia’s *New* Sewing Machine

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Thanks For Sharing!Vintage Kenmore ~ Circa 1970s For a long time now, Gaia has been sewing on a small, portable machine that really has not served her purpose very well. I have a relatively new Brother sewing machine with lots of bells and whistles, as well as a beautiful restored Singer (probably made in the 1940s) which was all I sewed on… Read more →