Sunday, April 29, 2007

New Pom Pom Bunnies

I'm a bit hooked on these Pom Pom Bunnies. They are so fun to make and a delight to look at. The top bunny is standing on her spool of baker's twine and has a bouquet of vintage flowers just for you!
The bottom one is a Pom Pom Bunny Box. She stands 9" tall on her blue trinket box. The box is lined with old sheet music. They are for sale on my Etsy site. . Check them out!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Moonchild and Star dolls and a lesson for Berrie

These little lovelies are off to live in Santa Cruz and enjoy the California life. Thank you so much Tracy for buying these just for yourself. I have met a few women over the years who want one of my dolls to have for themselves and I remind myself to add a few of my favorite things to my everyday life.

I make. I sell. I make. I sell. Never keeping something aside for me. Now I have the wonderful opportunity to meet other artist/crafters online and participate in swaps and and actually own a little piece of art created by someone else.

What a wonderful life!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Great PomPom Bunny Give-away

I was so inspired by the first pompom bunny that I just kept on making them. I ended up with seven which I'm certain qualifies as a full fledged "litter". I had decided to pass them on to some of my c0-workers. I arrived a bit early to work and placed them on the desks of the recipients. They were quite well received and I'll be making a few more to pass out.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

One sweet Easter Bunny

This darling Easter Bunny is made with the tutorial from Jennifer Murphy. I can be found here:
She was very fun and easy to make. I am working on a few more to give as gifts. I'll be using my hand dyed wool felt for the pin cushion tuffett upon which she stands

Dying Wool Felt with Food Dye

There are many ways to dye felt and this is one of my favorites:

Fill a large pot 2/3 full with water and put on stove (on high).
Add 1/2 cup white vinegar.
Dissolve a small amount of Wilton icing tint paste in a cup of hot water.
Add dye to pot.
Pre-wet felt in warm water and then add to the pot. Let felt simmer.
The felt will absorb most of the dye.
Remove from pot, rinse, and squeeze out excess water.
Dry in the dryer

The tint paste comes in loads of colors and is available in any craft store that carries cake decorating supplies. It is non-toxic and very easy to use.

Monday, April 2, 2007

A Quilt For Aria

Well Saturday was a fruitful day. I got a quilt done and finished up a few little Waldorf dolls. The quilt is for my good friend Cynthia's grandaughter Aria. She will be "1" in June and this quilt was a long time coming. Enjoy this gift of love Sweet Aria. I can't wait to meet you at the end of next month.