Whimsy Station's Blog! News, ideas, and other rambles.
Posted on March 02 2022
If you've followed me for a long time, you've probably seen many gremlins in many styles. I love making weird little creatures. I always have. I've made needle felted ones, felt ones, clay ones...well, if you want a short gremlin timeline, you can check this Twitter thread. Mostly I've kept...
There's a Secret Passageway in this Post
Posted on February 14 2022
If you follow me on Twitter, you probably saw the weekend-long endeavor of my making a (bigger) miniature library at the end of January. I've made many pocket watch and pendant libraries over the years, but these frames are 5x5 inches, so they feel enormous to me. The project started...
Needle Felted Butterflies
Posted on February 01 2022
A work conversation about radical hope left me thinking about small projects that could just bring a bit more hope and joy into the world. A quick search of animals that represented hope led me to butterflies, so I decided to start making needle felted butterflies. It's one of the...
Posted on January 29 2022
I'm not sure how I wound up down this particular internet rabbit hole, but recently I spent few hours looking at leather pouches for fountain pens. There are so many of them! They are so pretty! Some are personalized, or in amazing colors, and - well, as I was trying...
Posted on January 25 2022
My leather paints came last week, so this weekend my leather crafting got an upgrade. Right now I'm just painting pieces, but these will eventually turn into pen pouches and other things. I've learned a lot since I started sewing leather pieces a few weeks ago, but I still have...
110 Tiny Books
Posted on January 18 2022
Here's what 110 books for my miniature libraries look like. And for a sense of scale, here's a tiny book of potions.
Halloween Monster Takeover
Posted on September 14 2020
About a year ago, I made a monster doll for my soon-to-be baby cousin. It turned out to be one of her favorites, so when I got a text saying: "I'm going to need more of these," I knew there would be more monster dolls in my future. Then I...
Posted on August 10 2020
Back in July I found myself in need of a project that could be completed quickly. This is something that happens to me a lot while I'm working on a novel draft that's tricky - I just need to work on something that is quick, relaxed, and will remind me...
Cricut + Fabric Spray Paint = Magic
Posted on August 30 2018
I don't use my Cricut as much as I mean to. When I do, it's usually for vinyl cutting to make a t-shirt or decorate something. I always knew I could use it to make stencils, but I never actually tired it out. It. Is. Awesome.I've been making stencils for...
Shiny New Finds
Posted on August 14 2018
Some of the finds from my latest trip to crystal cove!
Posted on August 04 2018
REVISIONS ARE DONE (for now). Anyway, now that that’s out of the way, welcome back! Here’s some of the crafty goodness that took place when you were away: Handmade leather journals Inklings art prints New zoinkies An obscene amount of stickers There have been some new designs that I posted...
Posted on March 22 2018
Whimsy Station is going dark for a bit. Mostly this is because I'm revising a novel and neglecting the store as a result, so the natural solution is for the store to take a vacation. If all goes as planned, revisions will not eat me Whimsy Station will return in...
Adventures in Needle Felting
Posted on October 25 2017
If you follow me on Twitter you've probably seen some of these pictures go by. I haven't made too many creatures yet, but so far I love it--aside from the moments when I stab myself.
Time to Paint
Posted on October 21 2017
It has been forever since I painted. At first it was because I was working on other things - I was writing, sewing word bunnies, and setting up this shop! Then after rearranging furniture and adding two puppies to the family, somehow my easel landed in the basement and my...
Posted on October 20 2017
I fell into the Halloween spirit a bit late, but there's still time. Below you'll find my silly cork-bat activity from last year. I still have one of these little guys on my desk! "I'll find something to do with this." It's a sentence that us crafty types use a lot,...
Posted on September 28 2017
Last year was my first Inktober. Usually my drawing is spread out, just when I’m in the mood or struck by an idea, it’s not something I schedule. The idea of drawing every day was a bit daunting, so I set out planning to use playing card sized paper,...
Ren Faire Time!
Posted on September 22 2017
It’s Renaissance Faire time, which means I’ve spent the last month putting off making anything, and now I’m marathon-sewing until we go! We have enough costumes for the adults, but my niece has grown too much to fit into her dress from last year, so she needs a new one. ...
Throwback Thursday: When writers spill ink...
Posted on September 07 2017
Ever wonder what happens when fantasy writers spill ink? This is what I imagine… You can get the inky dragon on a t-shirt, or you can find all three designs above on various products in the Redbubble shop.
On Relaxing & Creating
Posted on August 05 2017
This past Tuesday I was packing my bag for work and instead of putting in novel pages for revision or a word bunny that needed finishing touches I decided that I would spend my lunch hour just doodling and relaxing. Of course when that lunch hour came around I thought...
Shiny New Supplies
Posted on August 01 2017
No matter what my plans are, I am constantly bombarded by new ideas I want to explore. When I set out to This used to make me feel like I was constantly off track, but by embracing the whimsy I decided to just make these tangents part of the plan....
Throwback Thursday: Meet the Zoinkies
Posted on July 13 2017
Back around September I had an idea for a weird little blob critter. Honestly, I was looking for any reason to avoid thinking about politics, and wanted to create something that would make people smile. I'm hoping to make a new cuddle of zoinkies soon (yes, that is the official collective...
Posted on June 16 2017
Welcome to Whimsy Station's new home! We're still making the odd and wondrous things we always have, but now the blog and store live in one place, making it easier for you to find things you love, hear about what's happening with us, and get inspired to to make...
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