Monday, January 31, 2011

Big Meadow pattern set!

 i finally finished the Big Meadow pattern set for my etsy shop. it was a long time coming, since, as i've probably said before, these patterns take an unimaginably long time to complete!
 i had fun adding new animals and doing a different treatment with the basket, since the word Meadow was a bit too much to applique.
 this set has a leafy log for the animals to jump over or to gnaw on...
 and some felt fir trees too.
the pdf is 15 pages and includes patterns, instructions, diagrams and reference photos.
it's a great pattern for urging Spring to get here soon!


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Miss Hedgehog

i couldn't resist rescuing this precious plush hedgie-doll from ebay. she's probably from the 1970's.
first order of the day: remove her soiled cothes and hat - which was glued to her head - oh dear!
 and replace her flimsy felt hands with proper stuffed paws - made from vintage cotton velvet.
(she's posing next to a hedgehog painted on fabric by my big bro - also in the 70's)
next order of the day: new clothes!

Friday, January 7, 2011

never-ending cuteness

what can i say about my constant companions?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

a little late...

 Ginger-Mouse cookies...
 ...better late than never!
(recipe from Christmas with the Mousekins).
Okay -  now it's really good-bye!

Monday, January 3, 2011

crafty kitty

a little embroidery, perhaps?