Category Archives: Sewing

Caterpillar toys

This is depressing.

caterpillar toysAs some of you know, I have a sewing business on the side. I haven’t made anything in a few weeks, though, because grad school tends to get in the way of hobbies. But I feel inspired to make some caterpillar plushies this weekend. Stay tuned.

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Busy weekend

Here are some of the things I accomplished this weekend:

Anomalocaris, Opabinia, Euproops, two odonate nymphs, and a baby blanket with a copepod and daphnia on it. In progress are two tardigrades, and I have a long list of custom order requests still to confront. And I managed to do some schoolwork and illustration practice, ran a 5K for crossfit, shopping (I needed some knee high socks for weight lifting), cooking, cleaning, feeding and playing with the animals – it’s amazing what I can accomplish when my boyfriend goes away for the weekend.

I really love the stories behind the orders I receive (the baby blanket was a hoot!). It is gratifying to know I am able to bring such joy to others, and to know that there are lots of other biology geeks out there. Especially since I can balance my business with the rest of my life. I will have to slow down the sewing once my teaching responsibilities and research become more demanding, but for now – any spare moment is spent with my drawing pens or my sewing machine.

Once I catch up on custom orders, I really want to make more caterpillars. I’ll start taking suggestions on species!

Connecticut Entomological Society

Promoting insect research, conservation, and outreach

Ryerson Lab

Functional Morphology and Biomechanics

Saurian Obsessions

Life, love, and limb-reduced fossorial skinks

I spell it nature

Trying to make sense of the world through science and language.