Friday, May 4, 2012

{studio update} recycled sweaters...

This week was super rainy here in the NW. I'm generally not one to let the weather bring me down - I grew up a northwest girl after all. But man - it's been down right dreary! So, I felt the need to make cozy, wool snuggly things in between filling orders. This of course comes from the major spring cleaning kick I've been on too.  

Over the years I've sort of become a bit of a pack rat (to say the least). It's really hard to part with clothes in particular. Even if they don't fit, if I really like the texture, pattern, or color - I just can't seem to part. Well, I found a solution for that a while back & I started making sweater slug plush out of my old sweaters. I now have a new stack of sweaters to work with from my latest purge. These are some of my longtime favorites. It was hard to make the first cut, but I quickly got over it when my critters came to life. I even made a sleepy owl (that was seriously a self portrait that day). 

I have to say, I enjoy making these cuddly plushies with sweaters that already have a story.  The plush section of the KLTworks Etsy shop is sure filling up! Not only did I have fun making these, but I had fun taking instagrams of them as well. 

Hope everyone has a great weekend! What are your plans? Maybe there is some sun in my  future & I'll have to start working with cotton seersucker....

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

{OWL} First meeting...

The first time I held a baby was about 37 years ago - it was my brother Brian, & I was 4 years old. On the day he was born, I actually got my first pair of glasses (which is only just a side note but an important detail to me). I took my job as an older sister very seriously- I still do. I really enjoyed helping my mom take care of him. It was like having a real live doll &  I have fond memories cuddling with him.

At the end of February, my brother & his wife had their first baby. His name is Owen Walker Loffer (aka OWL). I was obviously excited for all of us, but particularly excited for Sayer. I couldn't wait for him to have a chance to hold his little cousin - he is exactly that same age that  I was when Brian was born. Sayer also takes the responsibility of being an older cousin seriously- we have chatted about it often. We took a little road trip this weekend to meet  Owen & Sayer finally got to hold him.

We all wore our owl tees & had our chance to hang out with the cozy OWL. It was a very cool day. I love this photo of my brother, son, & nephew - full circle. I think these guys will have lots of fun together in the years ahead.

So that is our big news. What did you do this weekend?

Monday, April 30, 2012

{music monday} cool illustration...

I was drawn to the illustration by Celeste Potter in this Sarah Blasko video first  - but find that all of it stuck with me.  Happy Music Monday!  I'm heading into the studio on this rainy Monday. What are you up to?


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