Useful info & random thoughts

About custom handmade stuffed animals, crafted with love

Happy new year!

3 January 2022 by Pam

Even when we have no idea whatsoever what this year is going to be like, that won’t stop us from making resolutions (if you’re the type of person who does that – I’m not) or just looking ahead and make plans.

I don’t “do” new years resolutions because I firmly believe in applying any resolutions Right Now instead of postponing them. That, and I find it just doesn’t work for me. I just do what needs to be done when I’m ready for it. Well, most of the time I do. I try ;).

I’m very happy with my new schedule, planning 3 orders a month and then having some wiggle room for adding extras. I have a ridiculous amount of fabric “in stock” because I very much enjoy buying beautiful pieces of fabric, and every time I do that, I want to craft with it. With a filled-to-the-brim custom order list, I didn’t have any time for that, but now I do and it keeps me very motivated.

For this month I have a beautiful red piece on my ‘extras’ list, and another one pre-cut for when I have the time for it. Yes, that means I’ll have a few items to add to the shop, every now and then. If I can keep them out of my daughter’s reach, because she loves to take whatever it is I’m making, and then declaring it hers.

I may regret saying this 😉 but if there’s anything that you’d love to have me make from fabric I have in stock, let me know and who knows, I might add it to my extras list to make whenever I feel like it. Either way I love hearing from you all, so drop me a message or post in my group (you can find Tenshi Treasures Talk here)!

Looking forward

6 September 2021 by Pam

Whoa – before you know it, it’s September! My kids are (thankfully) going back to school, sports have started again too (much to the delight of my youngest who has “finally” – she’s 5 – started swimming lessons) and I’m looking forward to spending a bit more time on sewing stuff :)…. Read more »

Pace yourself

27 May 2021 by Pam

I usually tend to think that whatever happens, it’ll be all right. Some way or another. And it usually does, confirming that I’m right. Usually.

But every now and then things don’t go as expected and that throws off the existing balance enough that it takes more time to recover that balance –… Read more »

Growing pains

18 January 2021 by Pam

First blog of the year!I vividly remember admiring the women (I’ve looked, but haven’t found any men to refer to) in the babywearing community who had managed to set up their own shop, working with treasured wrap materials, making keepsakes for their customers. I ordered from a quite a few of them –… Read more »

Creative process

10 October 2020 by Pam

I’ve thought for a while about this blog post. It started out as a post about pricing. But I didn’t want to seem defensive about my prices. They are what they are. I try to keep them low yet still make it worth my time and effort…. Read more »

Waiting list

22 September 2020 by Pam

When I started making stuffed animals, I had seen other makers creating their wonderful animals, bags and other items using wrap scrap. I had also seen their prices and their waiting list and was secretly hoping that I might one day be as successful as they were…. Read more »

Adding “new” patterns to the zoo

31 August 2020 by Pam

I was asked if I manage to ‘nail’ patterns the first time I make them (I wish!)… and I thought it’d be a good subject for a blog entry.

The short answer is: no, I don’t. Depending on the pattern and the maker, I usually manage to make something that looks decent and sometimes they even look really good ;)…. Read more »

Transparent pattern pieces

16 August 2020 by Pam

I love to fiddle around with stuff. Make it júst so, have things aligned in an esthetically pleasing way. This doesn’t only go for pattern alignment, but seams too – there are few things as satisfying as perfectly aligned seams.

Paper & cardboard pattern pieces

Usually when I prepare a new pattern,… Read more »

Super size me

2 August 2020 by Pam

I have been resizing patterns almost from day one, when I discovered that the cute little hedgehog I thought I was making turned out to be a small-pillow-sized giant hedgehog! So I downsized the pattern to a smaller, more practical size and I’ve been doing it with suitable patterns ever since…. Read more »

Evolution of a ‘business’

17 July 2020 by Pam

A business name

A business doesn’t always start off as a business. In my case, it started off as a hobby. I like researching and thus started out with pretty good materials for stuffing and sewing. The hobby grew and at some point in 2017 I gave my budding ‘business’… Read more »

The use of interfacing

5 July 2020 by Pam

When I made my first wrap scrap creation in 2017, I knew very little about working with woven material. Actually, I knew very little about working with any type of fabric, being more of an embroiderer, and then the type that does not embroider on fabric but on Aida cloth…. Read more »

Acquiring and washing scraps

19 June 2020 by Pam

Washing – is it really needed?

I didn’t always do this, but at some point I realised that it’s best to pre-wash scraps. I started working with scraps from wraps that had already been used and washed so it wasn’t a big deal, but every now and then I’d get some scrap that was new…. Read more »


4 June 2020 by Pam

I fell in love with the wrap scrap foxes I saw and started wondering if I could do those too. I found the pattern and never looked back… I’ve been adding a lot of different patterns from different pattern makers over the years. I started out with the hedgehog,… Read more »