Tag Archives: handmade toys

I’m going crazy…

I’m going crazy… hedgehog crazy!

Trying to perfect my original pattern, so I keep making hedgehogs and tweaking the pattern a little bit.

My two latest are a brown cutie

Hedgie

…and a black speckled hedgehog.

Punk

The black fellow is my punk rock one. Love the black yarn with colorful speckles, even though it isn’t 100% wool. This yarn is acrylic and wool. The colors are so fun that I couldn’t resist!

Spring

Happy Spring!

I’ve finally escaped from the pile of nursing textbooks that has held me captive since January. Finals are not fun, especially pharmacology… but I’m happy that this semester’s 20-credits worth of classes are ending.

Truthfully, Snowfall Studio has been a faint glimmer off in the distance, but I can feel my creativity beginning to thaw from the long, cold winter. Look for some new designs in the not-too-distant future.

Until then, enjoy the warmth of spring!

Goodbye, Custom

I’m excited to announce that Snowfall Studio will be undergoing some important changes in 2015. These will be announced in a couple of stages throughout the month of December.

The first important announcement is: goodbye, custom orders.

The last day to purchase a custom order in Snowfall Studio’s Etsy shop will be December 7, 2014. There will be no custom orders available after this date, so if you want to customize a mermaid doll or immortalize your cat in yarn, now is the time!

Striped Cats

Last night, my son & I watched the movie The Hunger Games. If you’ve seen it, you know that it is a very tense movie. I found myself crocheting furiously, in tempo with the action scenes. Heh. Apparently I’ve stumbled across the secret to getting more accomplished in a day – adrenaline!

Stripey Cats

With my slightly obsessive personality, I’m currently addicted to crocheting these cute kitties. Mostly in a stripey pattern and often with a rainbow of colors.

Rainbow Cat

Look for lots of stripes in my online shop!

Gray Cat

The cat pattern has been slightly updated and improved, so I’m working on crocheting enough cats to take new photos for my custom toy cat listings. Sales have historically been constant between the colorful (pink!) cats and the more traditional cats (orange tabby or white). But it’s so much fun to dream up new color combinations. Color makes me happy!

Pure Wool

I try to live a healthy lifestyle. Natural foods, physical activity, vegetarianism, moderation, and meditation are important to me.

While committed to using natural fibers – primarily super soft wool yarn – to make my dolls and toys, I’ve decided that it’s time to take it one step further. As a result, all of the newly created items in my Etsy shop will be stuffed with 100% wool. In addition, wool stuffing will be standard on all custom listings.

I have decided to use pure virgin wool, where no dyes, bleaches, fire retardants, or other chemicals are used in the processing of the wool. Wool is natural, biodegradable, naturally fire retardant and it stays fluffy with use. Wool also inhibits the growth of bacteria and doesn’t hold moisture, causing mold.

Since making the switch, I’ve noticed several changes. My toys feel softer, warmer, and more cuddly. I’ve made several for my daughters to test the durability of the wool stuffing, and the toys have withstood the test of lots of loving!

Waldorf Style

Waldorf style embroidered faces are my favorite when creating a toy or a doll. However after recently ordering black safety eyes for the first time, I’m having fun playing with them.

Hedgehog In Progress

This little hedgehog started to emerge while I was trying out the new safety eyes and the popcorn stitch.

Hedgehog

When this little fellow was complete, my youngest daughter fell in love with him. She had the idea to start a new line of toys based on hedgehogs. She insists that the demand is high for technicolor hedgehogs and mini hedgies on backpack clips!