etsy shop, Sewing, Uncategorized

Mario Hair Bows and Bow Ties

Can you tell I’ve been on  a sewing kick lately?

 

I just listed  these adorable Mario hair bows and bow ties in the Pink Toe Press Etsy Shop! They are handmade by yours truly!

Clip-in hair bows are the perfect way to dress up a ponytail; a great way to get your toddler ‘s hair out of her eyes. Clip-on Bow Ties are the perfect addition to Junior’s little suit, or a  fun addition to your favorite dress shirt.

Easy to wear; Ready to ship! Order yours now! They are a great addition to a bachelorette party or a lovely gift for your groomsmen.  Also available in a set of “His and Hers” Bow Tie and Hair Tie (but you can keep them both for yourself, if you like).

accessories, Embroidery, etsy shop, Fiber Arts, hair bows, handmade, handmade artwork, home and office, Makeup, pink toe press, Sewing

Just Listed-Mario Brothers Toiletry Bags

Happy Monday!

I’m so happy to introduce a new set of Toiletry and Make Up Bags to the Pink Toe Press Etsy Shop!

These bags are a  fun bunch! They feature everyone’s favorite Italian Plumber: Mario …and all his friends!  A great gift for boys and girls, these bags are durable, attractive, and spacious. There are TWO sizes available: One Boxy Bag ( think DOP Kit) and a smaller pouch (for pencils or makeup).

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The bags are of durable construction and fully lined. You can see the bright, colorful lining in the photos above. The bags are sturdy and quilted with an interfacing to maintain their shape. The boxy bags will hold up in your carry-on or your suit case  on travel trips. Tuck one in your book-bag to keep your computer chargers, stylus, and mouse all in one place! I keep one in my purse with my phone charger, a spare pen, and lipstick!

 

Two awesome Mario   fabrics make these a great gift for girls, boys, or adults!  One features all your favorite characters from the games. The other design (in blue) shows a few of your favorite characters running along blocks with Piranha Plants and Goombas. Also shown are the matching hair bows/ bow ties. Get a complete set for a Christmas or Birthday gift! Available online  and at my upcoming craft fairs this summer!

handmade, home and office, homegoods, Makeup, Sewing, Valentine

Pencil and Makeup Pouches

Just listed in Pink Toe Press’ Etsy Shop: A great assortment of pencil cases/ makeup cases! Super cute triangularly  shaped, quilted pouches made from  various fabrics. They are a great addition to your book-bag or  purse.

 

While they are intended for pens and pencils, you can use them to organize all sorts of things. They are a great little bag for your phone cords and accessories too!   I had a customer rave about them as a glasses case!

 

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They come in many patterns and color variations. Check out this Etsy listing to pick your favorite! Each bag is fully lined inside and has a durable polyester zipper. Linings coordinate with the exterior of the bag.

 

 

etsy shop, Fiber Arts, Sewing

Something new…Something Pink!

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I’m happy to welcome a fun new addition to Pink Toe Press’ Etsy Shop! Perhaps you can tell from the photograph what these items are supposed to be? They’re a fun, useful little thing… just in time for Back-To-School! More info to come tomorrow!

etsy shop, Fiber Arts, Sewing

Kawaii Folded Fabric Hair Bows

Origami folded hair bowA classic red bow looks good with any hair color

Just in time for Valentine’s Day: Kawaii hair bows made from folded fabric. These are the perfect gift for ladies (or guys) who could use a fun new accessory.

For the last decade, I’ve had short hair. I started growing my hair out last year and it is now finally to the length where I can do a bit of an up-do. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find any accessories that fit my style and color preferences. So I made these cute bows to fill that gap!

Origami folded hair bowEach bow is carefully hand folded.

They are made from cotton fabric that I prepare and fold into the bow shape. They are then carefully pressed and secured to a felt backing. Each bow has an alligator clasp in the back and is quite durable despite its lovely appearance. There are currently two sizes available with an assortments of colors and patterns. Many of the patterned fabrics are from my collection of vintage fabrics, so there are limited quantities.

Origami folded hair bowCurrently available colors

The bows clip easily into any style hair. I like putting one on a ponytail, but you could use them in pigtails, short hair, long hair…the possibilities are endless! Check out Pink Toe Press for more information and to order one of your own!

Origami folded hair bow

They’d make a great Valentine’s Day gift!

3-D, Artwork, Embroidery, Events & Shows, Fiber Arts, Jewelery, New Artwork, Photography, Sewing

Something Old, Something NEW

I’m creating in HIGH GEAR for the Renegade Craft Fair this next month. I’ve been making lots of new things and new versions of old favorites. Here is a selection of some of the pieces and products I will be selling at the Fair!

Art on Display

Some of the artwork that will be available at the Renegade Craft Fair LOS ANGELES:

Everything shown is made by Page Redford and is made in Burbank, CA.

From Top to Bottom:

Vinyl Letters: Hand painted letters on old vinyl records!

Paper Pendants: Necklaces made from paper!

Pin-Back Buttons: Assorted designs including retro, original artwork, patterns, vintage ads, and more! Available individually or in 2-packs or 4-packs!

Embroidery: Assorted designs and sizes. All awesome and HAND SEWN!

Postcards:  Assorted designs, available in individual or multi-packs

Greeting Cards: Assorted designs, sold with envelope in a clear pack.

And now for my NEWEST products, the ButTONES!

ButTones Pin-back ButtonsPin-back buttons inspired by the Pantone paint chips. Fun colors with fun names that you can match to your wardrobe or favorite bag. Various colors…I’m rocking the “Dolphin Orange” as I type! Soon to be available in my ETSY SHOP and at PINKTOEPRESS (dot) COM as buttons and soon to be made in to magnets for your fridge or locker (or car!). They will also be available at the Renegade Craft Fair. :-)

3-D, Embroidery, Fiber Arts, New Artwork, Sewing

Retro Aprons with Quilted Detail

Here is  a sneak peek of my newest aprons! They are a similar design as my Retro Fruits and Veggies Apron that I made around the holidays.

New Apron: Pink Woodlands

The perfect color combination: salmony pink, mint!

I am in love with the fabrics for this apron… the little woodland creatures are a delight. I’ve named this apron “Pink Woodlands” because of that fabric. It has a lot of quilted detailing from the bib to the waistband to the neck-ties. A lot of detail, love, and time went in to creating this apron!

Pink Woodlands Apron

Cute hedgehogs, squirrels, and mushroom adorn this cute apron!

The second one that I’ve been working on is this cute apron with a summery strawberry print. This apron is called “Strawberry Fields” and would be a great hostess gift, housewarming gift, or gift for a bride-to-be.  Wait until you see the rest of the apron…what a great color combination!

New Apron: Strawberry Fields

Makes me want to go strawberry picking!

Like the Pink Woodlands apron, Strawberry Fields is made using cotton fabrics and has beautiful quilted detailing in the bib and the straps!

New Apron: Strawberry Fields

Isnt that Ric-Rac amazing!?

Artwork, Fiber Arts, New Artwork, Sewing

Retro Style Apron

Apron sewn by yours truly.
Apron sewn by yours truly.

A little while ago I sewed a fun retro style apron using some fabrics that my sister helped me pick out. As someone who cooks most meals from scratch, the thought of having a nice, durable yet stylish apron is very appealing to me. I’ve ruined countless T-shirts and sweaters while cooking. I also have been in need of an apron for painting as I have ruined almost as many shirts with paints as I have sauce… so I figured now would be the perfect time to solve both problems! Since I was designing a set of recipe cards for my sister for Chirstmas, It made the most sense to gift the apron and recipe box to her. Although, I did take it for a test run first and made a batch of cookies with it. Perfection!

The apron is two sided and can be worn either way, this also makes for a safer apron, providing protection from heat and cold. There are pockets on the front of the apron that are large and pleated, and they can fit all manner of painting or cooking utensils within them. The straps on the neck and waist are long and leave enough room to tie a simple knot or a bow. It is adjustable so it can fit cooks or artists in a variety of sizes.

Apron sewn by yours truly
Apron sewn by yours truly

Attention to Detail:

The top of the apron on the front side is quilted and there is detailing and ricrac on both the front and flip-side. Over 2 yards of ricrac were used on this apron! The neck ties and waistband are also quilted, giving the ties a visual appeal and extra durability.

This is a nice, durable apron that can withstand cooking, cleaning, painting, washing and more! I look forward to making more aprons and having them available in my Etsy Shop. Stay tuned for more photos of new aprons as they are completed.

3-D, Fiber Arts, Sewing

Terrarium

I noticed that this little guy was shown in one of my earlier posts, but I hadn’t shared him with y’all yet. So here you go!

This is Terrarium that I made not too long ago. It is made with eco-Felt, wool felt balls, embroidery thread, ribbon, cotton gingham, and some acrylic paint. The jar is a recycled/up-cycled jar with tiny handles on the sides. It’s a really lovely piece that is actually for sale at the Handmade Galleries in LA.  This is one of my favorite terrariums to date. It’s nice and big and is quite lovely. Each flower (felt ball) is hand embroidered with painstaking detail and is nestled amongst leaves of grass. There are three unique flowers inside the terrarium as well as one small flower on the outside of the terrarium (on the bow). Green grass is even painted on the bottom of the jar to give it even more dimension.

I hope you like this piece as much as I do.