Sunday, December 5, 2010

My Most Amazing Creation!

Well I just made the most amazing thing from scratch! Meet Adelaide Dorothy Von Bargen!
I gave birth to her on November 10th right at home in our Toronto Apartment. If you would like to hear my story, click HERE.

Please come to my other blog (and follow me if you like) because come the new year, I don't think I will be posting here anymore.
I still blog about my crafts, but I also blog about recipes, photographs, and life.

Aren't these hats that she's wearing in these photos CUUUUUTE!!? Well I make them!
See what's available in my online stores.
And remember, I take custom orders, so if you need a certain size or a specific colour, I can make it for you, just email me:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I know that Halloween JUST ended, but I LOVE the Christmas season and started preparing!! I have needle felted a couple decorations for around your house. Like, the traditional Gingerbread Man...only this time it looks like someone got hold of him and took a tasty bite!

Also, I have needle felted mistletoe's which are just beautiful and elegant. Perfect for scoring those Christmas kisses.

Come to MY ETSY SHOP or MY ARTFIRE SHOP to see what's available!!

I know I have a few followers here at 'i heart arts', but I feel like keeping up with 2 blogs is a little much. So, I think I will stop posting here after the holidays. Please come to my other blog where there's much more then JUST crafts.
We got photos, food and babies over there. Please, won't you follow me there too! Thanks pals!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Autumn Baby!

Here's a nice collection of handmade goods that really fit today. Baby, Autumn, colours, warmth! Well, off to crochet some hot pink baby shoes!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Kitty Wish List!

Here is a collection of different artists on ArtFire that have excellent cat toys! The great thing about ArtFire don't need to sign up for an account to buy things! So easy.
Anyway, don't forget about your kitty this holiday season!!

Please come follow me...I'm new to Twitter:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sweet Tweet!!

This here is an adorable photo of my niece who just celebrated her 1st birthday!

It's just incredible HOW fast the time goes! I made these purple leg warmers for her and my sister was kind enough to take a picture of her wearing them for me since we live in different cities and I couldn't be there for the big day sadly. She is walking now and even saying a few real words! I am glad she can wear these leg warmers as she walks and runs around since she still falls a lot...practice makes perfect.
If you want a pair of these leg warmers for your baby or toddler, or as a gift for a baby shower of holiday, then come see what's available in one of my TWO online stores! I also do custom orders!

I started a Twitter! So far I don't know that much about it, but please come, follow me!! Thanks Folks!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Leg Warmers.

During this time as I get closer and closer to my due date, I feel like I have embraced the life as a domesticated house wife and soon to be mother. (You can read my experience throughout the pregnancy here I have been baking and cooking and crocheting like crazy. I have started preparing fresh home cooked soups and freezing them so when time is scarce we will still have very nutritious and delicious homemade foods to eat. But one of my favourite things to do it make adorable baby and toddler leg warmers.

I have some available in both of my online shops but I also do custom orders if you are looking for a specific colour! So come to either my ETSY store or ARTFIRE store and see what's available! They are perfect for this time of year and would make a wonderful Christmas gift too. They will arrive gift ready just like the photo below, all nicely hand packaged!!

These little leggings are warm woolen handmade and crocheted with wool topped with a simple bow. They'll keep your child's legs toasty through the fall, winter, spring and cool summer nights. They're classic, simple and extremely sweet. They have a cute bow at the top so the tightness can be adjusted, with an adorable frilly bottom. Great for when baby starts crawling to protect those precious knees.
These leg warmers will fit babies 6 months to children 3 years or older, depending on the size of the child. You can bunch them or wear them full length. They also fit on adults arms for arm warmers! They measure about 11 inches long. The top measures 8 inches around (so a 4 inch diameter) and the bottom just above the frill measures 6 inches around (so a 3 inch diameter.)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Etch A Sketch

I needle felted a mini Etch A Sketch. It's so cute. It could be a necklace, keychain, cell phone charm, or a brooch. I also love that it's the perfect size for my Blythe doll. So if you are in to Blythe or Barbies (or any other doll about the same size) it makes a great prop too.

Come check out my store to see what is available!
I also do custom projects. So if you have an idea that you want crafted...just take a look at what I do by snooping around on this blog or coming to my FACEBOOK FAN PAGE and I can probably help you out!! Just email me.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Cutest Wedding Cake Topper!

I just made this adorable wedding cake topper for a couple on Etsy who are getting married next winter. A crab with a fargo hat holding a heart sign on a wooden stick sitting on a turtle wearing a touque with a pom-pom! I am so in love with it. The little touques are too much, they make me melt, and the little heart sign, man oh man. This will be one great wedding cake. You can feel the love!!

If you would like me (Heather Bays) to make you a custom cake topper, please email me at OR come to etsy and see my custom cake topper listing for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, showers, or a cake for any old day!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Oh Baby Baby...

Since finding out that my baby will most likely be a girl, I started to crochet these adorable Mary Jane's. They have been quite a hit so far. As I work on photo files from our recent trip to India, I crochet in between processing them from RAW to TIFF. I am so in love with making them.

These here are ones I made for size newborn to 3 months. I am making some larger sizes over the weekend.

They all have old buttons on the sides to secure the strap to your baby's feet. The buttons are from my Grandma's collection that I was given a few years back when she past away.

Check out my online store for availability!
Or contact me at or through an Etsy conversation if you would like a pair in a certain colour. I have MANY colours of yarn to choose from which you can see by viewing one of the baby shoe listings in my shop.

Also, if you are in the Winnipeg area on August 14th, there will be a craft sale at Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street from 11-5pm. For more info on the upcoming sale, please check out the facebook event page:!/event.php?eid=131282280240319
Hope to see you there!!