Show and Tell / My Patterns

Show and Tell / My Patterns
August 5, 2011 Alison Faulkner

Craft Lake City is next Saturday, August 13! And even though it seems like I’ve been preparing for it for a while…I literally have so much to do it’s insane. I’m working on my deep breathing and not making life hell for those around me. But as I’m a very high-strung self involved person, that’s a pretty tall order!

Panic attacks aside, I’m SUPER SUPER excited about the things I have made so far! I wanted to really step things up a notch, and I think I have.

Last Saturday Gigi took extra long naps so I was able to make some screen-printed fabric to use on my little plushies. And speaking of plushies, I’ve got some friends to introduce you to:

The Little Tiny Mer-babe & Mer-hunk.

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Oooooh, isn’t he hunky?

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The Mer-people were made with the finest materials! Egyptian cotton skin and tails, real wool felt hair, a suede bandeau top and head band, and the Mer-babe has real leather earrings and a cuff. With hand embroidered details of course. Yes, I embroidered nipples.

As you can see they are three-demensional.

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I plan on making more, and hopefully I will have a pattern ready in time for the show. But for now, there’s two girls for every guy.

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This Mer-babe is sporting metallic leather triangle earrings,

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and a screen-printed jersey bandeau top.

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I love their top-knots.

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I also used the screen-printed fabric to make some tummies on some old friends.

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I think this guy is my favorite.

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Some more Happy Hooters.

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And scholarly Peek-a-boo Bunnies.

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And I’m very please with how these Lucky Feather Pillows turned out. I used 100% wool felt, it’s like creamy butter, and duck cloth (like really nice canvas).

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Ok. Show and tell Friday is over now! If you have your heart set on any of these little guys let me know! Someone already snatched up a lot of the Plucky Penguins, but hopefully I can make more! But do keep in mind, I’m only a factory for craft shows! After that you have to use the pattern!

So, who is your favorite?

Ok. On to MOBILES!




  1. Heather 7 years ago

    I couldn't help it…I already posted about your mer-hotties. I HAD to share their amazingness with my readers!!

  2. Nichelle 7 years ago

    AAAAAAAAAHH!! They're finally here!All I wanna do is sing "unda da sea" all day long. You have truly out done yourself this time. You really are an inspiration for most life stuff. K obviously my favorite is the blue haired mermaid because her big ol' dark lips make her look like she could be a number of different races! she's soooooooooo cool! i love you!

  3. hanner 7 years ago

    i think that your favorite is also my favorite. maybe i should get a bunch of owls in lieu of pillows for my couches instead?

  4. Roxanne 7 years ago

    so, so impressed. you ARE a factory. good luck at the craft show. and if you get down to the wire and need some helping hands, let me know!

  5. Rachel 7 years ago

    Those owls are great!

  6. Jenna 7 years ago

    Those are so cute, Alison!

  7. Alison 7 years ago

    thank you guys!!!

  8. Luz e. Howse 7 years ago

    wow! those embroidered nipples. nice!
    Also, I think I very much want one of those feather pillows!!!

  9. Jessica Dahlquist 7 years ago

    So proud of you. You are so amazing and everyone is going to LOVE your stuff at the fair. Love you and your craftiness!

  10. scheid family 7 years ago

    I LOVE all your amazing work! Those mer folk are to die for. I love mermaids and totally want to be one. You rae insane… too talented.

  11. scheid family 7 years ago


    And I while reading this post it made me homesick for you and I sooo want to show up at that craft fair as your #1 fan. So bad. Maybe next year?

  12. elsabags 7 years ago

    Love your stuff!

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