Weekly Feature #36—Ghosts, Bats, Skeletons & Black Cats

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Trick or Treat… How About a Little Halloween Plush? This week we’re sending a little love to the handmade portion of the Shop where we sell small treasures sewn by Gaia. These can be found listed under sections: Plushies and Dolls Plush Pins and Brooches One of Gaia’s favorite holidays is Halloween, so…

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In the LimeLight! Weekly Feature #9

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks 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…

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In the LimeLight! Weekly Feature #5

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks 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…

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Upcycling a Sewing Table

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks 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…

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Making Cute Halloween Plush Brooches: Part 2

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks 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…

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Making Cute Halloween Plush Brooches: A Tutorial

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks 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…

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Gaia’s *New* Sewing Machine

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks 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…

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