Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Zoo!

Another adorable softies set made from my pattern.
This one is by Frambooske.
I especially love the polar bears and the peace-out giraffe!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

It's a Double Decker!

 The adorable Sam was happy with his Christmas gift.
Apparently (which I had no idea) he is really into buses.
His mom reports that he kept repeating "It's a double-decker!"
And he quickly figured out that the wooden wheels turn. Clever boy!
I hope he has lots of fun with it.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Joanne's Big Meadow set

This is the beautiful stuffed toy set that the very talented Joanne Friar made (from my pattern) for her grandson for Christmas. It's so interesting to see someone else's different fabric choices! Check out Joanne's stunning children's book illustrations here.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Trim up the tree with Christmas stuff, Like bingle balls, and whofoo fluff!

 Nearly just in time, the tree is finally trimmed!
 The big tree is mostly for ornaments from here and there...
 The table-top fake-feather tree is for ornaments I have made over the years...
 there are various incarnations of mice...
... and some funny bunnies too...
Merry Merry Christmas, everyone!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Fa-la la la-la!

We actually had a real live group of (human) carolers come to the door last night! It's a long tradition in our (new) neighborhood, followed by a big party next door. Very merry!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Mousekin munchkins!

And here are 2 adorable boys doing just that (i.e. making the crafts in Christmas with the Mousekins mentioned in my last post). They did such a great job! And check out their amazingly decked-out tree too!

They also made the best Cinnamon Snails - Yum!
Thanks to their mom Analisa for sharing the photos.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It's that Mousekin time of year!

It's that Mousekin time of year...   

There is crafting to be done...

and tasty cookies to be baked.

Make a felt mobile, Mimi & Momo finger puppets, a snazzy Christmas Tree Hat, a mousie sock puppet, old fashioned cornucopias, and a beautiful angel mouse tree topper!
I hope you'll look for Christmas with the Mousekins at your library or bookstore, and join this industrious and very cheerful little family for some serious holiday fun! xo

Monday, December 5, 2011

who's on the bus?

bus pillow/toy made for a very special little boy, who, i'm sure, has been very very good!
 it's about 11" x 19", and has movable wooden wheels. i hope he likes it!