Pink Piggy Pillow!

September 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Posted in 2012, Art, arts & crafts, creative, Cute, Decorating, fabric, Handmade, hobby, Kawaii, Kids, Kristin Bell, pig, piggy, pillow, Pillows, Pink, sewing, sewn | 1 Comment

I had this cute fabric with pigs on it, and I was just itching to use it in some way, so I decided to make a pink piggy pillow. BTW, you can find this supercute pig fabric at Hawthorne Threads. Here is the link: http://www.hawthornethreads.com/fabric/designer/david_walker/get_together/pig_toss_in_pink. It looks much cuter in person and is super soft and comfy too! Anyway, I started out with the pig shape face and hand-stitched the pig. I added a little bit of fluff to the feet and ears and when I sewed the pig on the pillow I added a bit of fluff between the pillow and the pig face. I also put on the back pig butt and added some fluff in that too. And what piggy could be complete without a ribbon on his tail?!? I’m including some pics of the pig in process and the pics of the finished pillow. Click to enlarge. :)

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Earth Science Fabric for Spoonflower Contest

September 10, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Posted in 2012, Art, arts & crafts, earth, earth science, fabric, fabric design, geology, Handmade, Kristin Bell, plate tectonics, quilt, quilting, school, Science, sewing, sewn, spoonflower | Leave a comment

I just got my Earth Science fabric in the mail today that I made for the spoonflower.com Earth Science fabric contest. I like the way it turned out, but I don’t know what to use it for yet. I might make another pillow or try something more exciting. :) Here is a link to the fabric on spoonflower if you are interested: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1407354. You can click the pics to zoom in and enlarge.

Finished Black and White Typewriter Pillow

September 9, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Posted in 2012, Art, arts & crafts, black, Black & White, craft, Cute, design, design your own fabric, fabric, fabric design, Kristin Bell, pillow, Pillows, sewing, sewn, spoonflower, typewriter, white | Leave a comment

So, I took my typewriter fabric and made a pillow out of it. I like it a lot! It took a lot of stuffing to fill it, but it is super comfy now! :) The back has black and white polka dot fleece that is available from Joann Fabrics (http://joann.com). The front is made from the fabric I designed. If you’d like to get your own fabric with this design, just check it out at: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1399770. I messed up a bit on closing up the hole where I stuffed it, but it is okay. :) Yay! Click the pics to enlarge. :)

Stripey Black and White Typewriter Fabric

September 7, 2012 at 12:10 am | Posted in 2012, Art, arts & crafts, black, Black & White, drawings, fabric, fabric design, Handmade, Kristin Bell, sewing, sewn, spoonflower, stripes, typewriter, white | Leave a comment

I made this stripey black and white typewriter fabric for the weekly design contest at Spoonflower.com. If you want to sign up with spoonflower and vote for me, that would be great! Anyway, they have a different contest pretty much every week. This week it was using black and white with the theme of typewriters. I ordered the fat quarter of the fabric and got it in the mail today. I haven’t ironed it yet, but the pic is what the fat quarter looks like! I think I’m going to make a big pillow out of it. I love designing different fabrics and seeing them printed! It is so exciting! :) Oh, I forgot…here is a link to the fabric: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1399770

Nature Kitties Done 8/22/12

August 22, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Posted in 2012, Animals, Art, arts & crafts, bugs, Cat Stories, Cats, cozy, craft, Cute, Environment, fabric, Friends, green, Huge Eyes, Kawaii, Kristin Bell, Nature, plushies, sewing, sewn, Stuffed Animals | Leave a comment

I wanted to make these kitties for a friend who is a nature/environment lover. I hope it cheers him up a little when he gets it. :)

Hot Off the Presses: Blue Frog Kitties!

August 19, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Posted in 2012, Art, arts & crafts, blue, Cat Break, Cat Stories, Cats, cuddle, Cute, design, dolls, fabric, Frog, green, Handmade, Happy, Kawaii, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, pillow, plushies, sewing, sewn, Stuffed Animals | Leave a comment

Blue Frog Kitties Front

Blue Frog Kitties Back

 

I just finished my blue frog kitty project for my friend who likes blue and frogs. I hope she likes this! :) I used the frog fabric on the back of both the big kitty and the baby kitty this time. :) Click any of the pics to enlarge. :)

Current Kitty Project 8/19/12

August 19, 2012 at 12:29 am | Posted in 2012, Art, arts & crafts, blue, craft, cuddle, Cute, Frog, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, plushies, sewing, sewn, Stuffed Animals | Leave a comment

Frog Kitty in Process

This is my current kitty project that I’m working on tonight. It is for a friend who likes blue and frogs. Amazingly enough I was able to find fabric with blue frogs on it!!! Yippee! I hope she likes it! :)

August’s New Kitties!

August 18, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Posted in 2012, Art, arts & crafts, Cat Break, Cats, Colorful, craft, Cute, dental, dental hygienist, dentist, design, dolls, fairy, fairy cat, Fun, Goofy, green, Handmade, Happy, Kawaii, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, Panda, panda bear, plushies, sewing, sewn, sneakers, spoonflower, Stuffed Animals, Teeth, Toy | Leave a comment
The Teeth Kitty

The Teeth Kitty

Front of the Cat Fairy Kitty

Front of the Cat Fairy Kitty

Back of the Cat Fairy Kitty

Back of the Cat Fairy Kitty

Panda Kitty

Funky Shoe Kitty

I’m pretty sure the people I have made these kitties for don’t read my blog, so I’m going to post the pics of new kitties I have made! The first one I just finished today for a wonderful young woman who just completed dental hygienist school. I’ve known her since she was born actually! I found the cute teeth fabric on spoonflower. I think they are just adorable with their pink cheeks! hehe. The second cat I made for my aunt’s friend. It is different on the back, because the back doesn’t have fuzzy fabric, but instead the flying cat fairy fabric. The last two I made especially for a friend who lives far away. The shoes reminded me of his new sneakers that I saw on facebook, and I know he likes pandas, so I wanted to do a panda cat for him. :) Click any of the pictures for a larger view. :)

Visit My Spoonflower Shop! :)

August 1, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Posted in Art, arts & crafts, design, design your own fabric, fabric, fabric design, Kristin Bell, spoonflower | Leave a comment


Just click the image above! :)

Finished Pink Kitties with Fat Fairy!

June 17, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Posted in Art, arts & crafts, Cat Break, Cats, design, design your own fabric, dolls, etsy, fabric, fairy, Fat, feline, Handmade, Kawaii, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, Pink, plushies, sewing, sewn | 1 Comment

I finished my pink kitties with the fat fairy pocket today! :) Yay! So glad they are going to a good home!!! :)

Pink Kitties!

June 14, 2012 at 4:26 am | Posted in 2012, Art, arts & crafts, Cat Break, Cats, Children, Colorful, Cute, design, design your own fabric, dolls, fabric, fabric design, feline, Handmade, Happy, Kawaii, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, Pink, plushies, sewing, sewn | Leave a comment

Pink kitties in the works!

Right now I’m working on these pink kitties. I’m making the eyes with felt instead of buttons, because it is for a baby. I’m hoping that babies don’t eat the other stuff on the kitty! lol I’m sewing the stuff on pretty tightly, but babies can be strangely strong! The fat fairy on the pocket is my own design! :)

More Panda Fabric Update! :)

June 7, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Posted in Art, arts & crafts, Bears, design, design your own fabric, dots, fabric, fabric design, Fashion, green, Handmade, Illustrated, iPad Art, Japanese, Kawaii, Kristin Bell, obsession, Obsessions, Panda, panda bear, polka dots, prints, quilt, quilting, sewing, sewn | 2 Comments

Pandas in Circles!

My third panda fabric, Panda in Circles, came in the mail the other day! I just love it and wish I knew how to sew better, so I could make something awesome! lol I think the fabric turned out supercute! :) I love me some pandas! Yay!

http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1203352

My Panda Fabrics!

June 4, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Posted in Art, art journal, arts & crafts, Bears, Black & White, Decorating, design, design your own fabric, drawings, fabric, fabric design, green, Handmade, Happy, Illustrated, iPad Art, Japanese, Kawaii, Kristin Bell, Panda, panda bear, quilting, sewing, sewn, spoonflower, stripes | Leave a comment

All Over Pandas Fabric

Pandas Stripe Fabric

Two of three of my panda fabrics arrived today from spoonflower! Yay! I think they look really cute! The third one (that might come tomorrow) has dots. I’ll post that when it arrives too! :) Yay for pandas! :)

Oh, and here are the links for the fabrics:

All over pandas: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1202926

Panda stripes: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1202991

 

Superhero Cats!

May 29, 2012 at 12:46 am | Posted in 2012, Art, arts & crafts, Boys/Men, Cat Stories, Cats, Children, Colorful, craft, Cute, design, dolls, fabric, Friends, Fun, Goofy, Handmade, Happy, Kawaii, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, Pets, pillow, plushies, sewing, sewn, superheros | Leave a comment

This is my latest cat project. I’m working on two superhero cats for two different little boys. I’ve finished one of the big cats and two baby cats, but I still need to make the capes for the baby cats. Update: I finished one baby cat cape! Adding pic now. :) I got the supercute superhero fabric from Hawthorne Threads. (Here is a link to the Superhero Fabric) They have some of the best fabric around in my opinion, but I am also glad that the Joann Fabrics near my house has a big selection of fleece! :) If you click the pics you can see an enlarged view. :)

Baby superhero cat with cape (front view)

Baby superhero cat (back view)

Superhero Cats!

Superhero Cats in Production!

My Very First Skirt Alteration!

May 26, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Posted in Art, arts & crafts, Clothes, craft, design, design your own fabric, Extended Plus Size, fabric, fabric design, Fashion, Fat, Fat Acceptance, Illustrated, Kristin Bell, Plus Size, recycled, sewing, sewn, skirt, upcycled | Leave a comment

My new skirt!

So, I had this long, black skirt that I rarely wear and I’ve been itching to use some of my fabric designs, so I decided to shorten my skirt a bit and add my fabric (http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1125222) at the bottom of the skirt! For a total newbie, I think it turned out pretty well! I’m quite excited to wear my new skirt now!!! :) Yippee!!! :)

New Calculus Fabric Arrived Today!

May 26, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Posted in Art, art journal, arts & crafts, Calculus, Calculus Example, Colorful, craft, design, design your own fabric, disk method, drawings, fabric, fabric design, Fashion, Geek, Handmade, Illustrated, integrals, integration, iPad Art, Kawaii, Kristin Bell, math, Mathematics, Portland, prints, quilt, quilting, sewing, sewn, volumes of revolution, washer method | Leave a comment

More Calc2 Fabric

Orange Chevrons with Balloons

I made another Calculus fabric through spoonflower (http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1187406), because I was so excited about my first Calculus fabric. Well, the material arrived in the mail today! How exciting!!! I also got my design of balloons on orange chevrons, but I have to work on perfecting the chevrons and getting it how I like it. So fun to get fabric in the mail! :) Click the photos for a larger view. :)

Yellow-Backed Calculus Pillow

May 25, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Posted in arts & crafts, Calculus, design, design your own fabric, fabric, fabric design, Handmade, Kawaii, Kristin Bell, math, Mathematics, pillow, sewing, sewn, yellow | 5 Comments

Calculus Pillow

I just finished making my yellow-backed Calculus pillow. It has soft fleece on the back and my Calculus fabric that I made on the front. Here is the link for the Calc Fabric: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1147427. It took a lot of stuffing to fill it, and I probably should have made it with an insert instead of filling, but meh! I love it anyway! Should help me get comfy when I need to do my Calc homework! haha. And yes, it is made from actual Calculus homework! :) Yay!!!

More New Fabrics I Drew!

May 24, 2012 at 3:47 am | Posted in Art, arts & crafts, Colorful, craft, Cute, design, design your own fabric, fabric, fabric design, Fat, Fat Acceptance, flower, Flowers, Handmade, Illustrated, iPad Art, Kawaii, Kids, Kristin Bell, Pink, quilt, quilting, sewing, The Night Circus | 3 Comments

Here are some more of my fabrics that I’ve drawn and gotten printed through spoonflower. :)

http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/kristinbell

Purple Pineapples for Chille

Ode to “The Night Circus” Flowers

Updated “Celia” from “The Night Circus”

Fat Fairies

It Is About Math and Cats People! LOL

May 21, 2012 at 1:12 am | Posted in Academic, Animals, Anxiety, Art, arts & crafts, Calculus, Cats, craft, Cute, Kawaii, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, math, Mathematics, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Mindfulness, Pets, Psychiatry, Sculpture, sewing, sewn | 2 Comments

Yes, my life is all about math and cats. Here is another cat I’ve finished making. This one is for a friend of mine who likes green. :)

I have one cat for sale in my Etsy shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtByKristinBell.

And I’ve made a new Calculus fabric out of my math homework and uploaded it to spoonflower.

Here’s my shop on spoonflower: http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/kristinbell

OMG I was so excited when someone bought one of my fabrics! You have no idea how thrilling it is!!!

I’m quite a boring person…obsessed with making cats and doing math homework! hehe. Thank god the anxiety has calmed down quite a lot, so I can go about my business and get stuff done!!! What a relief! :) :) :)

Two New Kitties (Plus Babies) For Friends

May 16, 2012 at 1:47 am | Posted in Animals, Art, arts & crafts, Cat Break, Cat Stories, Cats, craft, Cute, design, dolls, etsy, fabric, Friends, Goofy, Handmade, Happy, Kawaii, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, plushies, Portland, sewing, sewn | Leave a comment

I just finished the pink kitties and I finished the purple kitties a couple of days ago. These kitties are going to some very special friends. :)

Purple Pineapple Kitties for Chille

I attempted to make a cape for the little kitty!

Like me, my friend Brandy M. likes pink and cupcakes!

A construction shot!

Going to Try to Give My Etsy Store a Little More Love!

May 15, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Posted in Art, arts & crafts, Blogging, Cats, Celia, Color, Colorful, design, drawings, etsy, for sale, Handmade, Illustrated, iPad, iPad Art, Kawaii, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell | Leave a comment

I’ve sort of neglected my Etsy store, because I haven’t managed to make it work very well, but I’m going to try to give it a little more love and see if it springs to life a little more. lol. I’m very excited, because I actually had a sale recently! Yay! I also get very excited when people just visit my listings! Etsy keeps track of visitors with stats and stuff like that. I get very OCD about the whole thing I must admit. So, here is a pic of what my storefront looks like pretty much. I mostly have prints for sale, but I’m hoping to add more cats and other things once I get them made. I hope you can stop by and look around. It is really hard to get visitors, because there are like a gazillion gillion people on etsy already. I don’t know how people make it work really! You should be able to click on the image to get to my etsy store page. Thanks a million already!

Baby Kitty for Sale! AHHHH!!!

May 15, 2012 at 12:28 am | Posted in Adoption, Animals, Art, arts & crafts, Cat Stories, Cats, Colorful, craft, Cute, design, dolls, etsy, fabric, feline, for sale, Handmade, Happy, Kawaii, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, plushies, sewing, sewn | Leave a comment

Well, I’ve done it! I put one of my baby kitty projects up for sale on Etsy! Here is the link if any of you out there in internet land are interested.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/99858007/strawberries-and-cream-kitty-and-baby

It is hard to part with my kitties. hehe. I’m so silly! (That is if anyone even buys them!) Anyway, the Strawberries and Cream kitties are among my favorites that I’ve made so far!

I’ll post some pics of them here too. :)

Under Construction

Strawberries and Cream Kitties

And New in Blue! A Kitty or Two!

May 7, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Posted in Animals, Art, arts & crafts, Cat Break, Cat Stories, Cats, chick, Colorful, Cute, design, dolls, feline, Handmade, Happy, Kawaii, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, plushies, sewing, sewn | Leave a comment

My newest kitty comes to you in blue with white dots and orange and yellow accents with a chick in her tummy and a baby in her pocket. She is wearing a little bell (as is her baby) and she has blue and black eyes! :) She is very soft and lovable too! :) The chick fabric I made with spoonflower.com and the orange fabrics I got on HawthorneThreads.com. The blue and white fleece I got a Joann Fabrics.

Kitty undergoing construction

Kitty with baby on board

Kitty with escaped baby

More Fabric From Spoonflower! Yay! Nerd Alert!

May 7, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Posted in Art, arts & crafts, Calculus, design, design your own fabric, drawings, fabric, fabric design, Illustrated, Kawaii, Kristin Bell, martian-naut, math, Mathematics, Nerd, quilting, sewing, sewn, spoonflower | Leave a comment

Okay, watch out! I’m totally going to nerd out now! I took my calculus homework and created a fabric!!! hahaha Other fabrics include a larger version of the playing kitty, red-white-blue kitty, a neuron, and then I wanted to show you guys what my martiannaut and Judie the Utie look like by the yard! On some I have swatches and fat quarters, because I wanted to see what the repeating pattern was going to look like. The math one is a fat quarter and just a close up of a section of the fabric. It is all so exciting!!! I LOVE FABRIC! If only it were free!!! One of my favorites really is the math one I have to admit! lol Here’s my spoonflower shop address should you feel motivated to get any of my fabrics or if you want to make your own: http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/kristinbell JUST BEWARE THE ADDICTION!!!! LOL

The Calc2 Fat Quarter with REAL Calc2 Homework!!! hahaha

Calc2 section

Neuron Swatch

Neuron Fat Quarter

Playing Kitty Large Swatch

Playing Kitty Large Fat Quarter

Red, White & Blue Kitty Swatch

Red, White & Blue Kitty Fat Quarter

A yard of Martiannaut

A yard of Judie the Utie

Yellow Mama Kitty and Baby in the Pocket!

May 5, 2012 at 3:12 am | Posted in Art, arts & crafts, Cat Break, Cats, Colorful, craft, Cute, design, dolls, fabric, feline, Handmade, Kawaii, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, Pets, Pillows, Pink, ribbon, yellow | Leave a comment

Finished Mama Kitty and Baby Kitty

Baby Kitty Out for Playtime!

Kitty in the Making!

I think I’ve finally gotten the shape of my kitty pattern pretty much figured out. I like the shape of this kitty a LOT better! And, I decided to put a pocket on it which led me to think of putting a baby kitty in the pocket! haha! I love how it turned out!!! My sewing skills still suck, but I love these two new kitties! I sewed the baby kitty totally by hand, because he was so small.

My Weird Banana Looking Cat!

May 4, 2012 at 1:32 am | Posted in Animals, Art, arts & crafts, Cat Break, Cats, craft, Cupcakes, Cute, design, dolls, fabric, feline, Kawaii, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, Pets, sewing, sewn, yellow | Leave a comment

Pre-sewn Banana Cupcake Cat

Completed Banana Cupcake Cat

Here’s my newest cat. This one has cupcakes in his stomach and a bow on his tail! I’m still not quite happy with the shape, but I like him anyway. It is hard to hate your babies! lol

One Strange Green Polka Dotted Cat!

May 3, 2012 at 3:58 am | Posted in Animals, Art, arts & crafts, Cat Break, Cats, Colorful, craft, design, dolls, fabric, Kids, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, polka dots, sewing, sewn | Leave a comment

Pre-sewn Kitty

Kitty Sans Bow

Kitty With Bow

I just made this green polka dotted cat. He looks a little like the Lochness Monster I think! LOL I’m actually trying to get a better shape for the cat design, but haven’t succeeded yet! Guess I’ll just have to make more cats! haha!

Second Set of Swatches from Spoonflower! Yay!

May 2, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Posted in Art, arts & crafts, Cartoon, Cat Break, Cats, Celia, chick, chicken, Children, Colorful, craft, Cute, Decorating, design, design your own fabric, drawings, egg, fabric, fabric design, Fashion, feline, Illustrated, iPad Art, Kawaii, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, Magic, Magical, quilting, sewing, sewn, spoonflower, The Night Circus | Leave a comment

Playing Kitty

Celia from “The Night Circus”

Chicken or Egg

Here is the second set of swatches that I got from Spoonflower.com. I liked the way the little girl (Celia) one turned out, except that it had a couple of holes in the black where I forgot to color in the image, so I’ve updated that and it should be fixed now. :) I think the playing kitty one is interesting, but I also uploaded another one to see what it would look like bigger. With this one it really becomes more about the pattern, which can be good for some projects! I think the little chicken turned out pretty cute too!!! :) Yay!

First Swatches From Spoonflower Received! Yay!

May 1, 2012 at 12:27 am | Posted in Art, arts & crafts, body parts, Cats, Colorful, Cosmonauts, Cute, Decorating, design, design your own fabric, drawings, fabric, fabric design, Fashion, Geek, Goofy, Handmade, iPad Art, Kawaii, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, Mars, martian-naut, prints, sewing, Space Travel, uterus, women, yellow | Leave a comment

Judie the Utie

Sleeping Kitty

Martiannaut

I got my first fabric swatches from Spoonflower.com today! It is so exciting to see my drawings translated into fabric! The colors are a bit different (as can be expected with printing issues), but overall, I think they are so cool! I’m going to really have to work on creating some fantastic fabric designs!!! :) hehe. I can’t wait to use my very own fabric in my projects!!! Thank you Spoonflower! And, by the way, here’s a plug for myself…if you want to buy any of my fabrics, you can get them on Spoonflower in my shop. Here is the link: http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/kristinbell. I think I get 10% of the purchase price or something, but if you do buy any fabric, I’d love to know and would love to see anything you make with the fabric! Okay, plug over! :)

Cat Who Ate The Birds

April 29, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Posted in 2012, Art, arts & crafts, Birds, Cat Break, Cat Stories, Cats, craft, Cute, design, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, Pink, sewing, sewn | 2 Comments

Pre-sewn Kitty

Finished Kitty

I just made this striped pink kitty who has a window to his belly where you can see the birds he has eaten. I’m quite a terrible sewer, but I think it turned out okay anyway! :)

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