Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Greetings

Wishing  you all a wonderful Easter weekend!

This photo is courtesy of one of my spun cotton ornament collectors and she has been so gracious to send me photos of the feather tree which is decorated with the ornaments she has collected from both myself and the very talented Maria Pahls.
 She has referred to her tree as the "Marie & Maria" tree!

Thank you Cindy for making me smile by showing these  ornaments so thoughtfully displayed!






 Hope you all have a Hopping Great Easter!!!!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Fuzzy & Cute

Last weekend I traveled  to Virginia for the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival with a car full of my girlfriends.  Once again I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Connie Hindmarsh and I saw that she had this adorable elephant pattern available for purchase.  This is the same mohair elephant which was recently published in Prims Magazine.


This little elephant stole my heart with that floppy head and that aged mohair.  I've got a stash of mohair from my bear making days and I can't wait to sit down and get sewing this little one.

Yes, as you might have noticed, I got Connie to autograph the pattern for me ;-}]

Friday, February 17, 2012

First signs of Spring 2012

These new spun cotton ornaments for Spring/Easter 2012  are under going the final "primping" stage and will be ready for sale very soon.
 These will be offered to those on my "email list" first.  If you have not been receiving these advance sale emails, then you're not on the list.  To be added, just send me a message.....there's a link on my side bar.......it says "contact me"!!!  My Facebook followers can also message me on Facebook.




These pieces represent only the first of many for the Spring of 2012 so if you miss out on these, don't worry as my busy fingers are working every day and there are many more to be finished ;-}

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine in Pink


 

This lovely photo of a decorated Valentine's Day tree was sent to me from a customer who has collected some of my spun cotton ornaments.

This is the best compliment I could ever receive and gives me so much joy and inspiration to see how a customer enjoys my work!




Friday, January 13, 2012

Valentines for 2012



It's 2012 and Valentine's Day is just around the corner!  
Today I introduced my first collection of spun cotton ornaments for Valentines Day. 
If you don't already know, I have a customer email list and they get first dibs on my newest creations.  If you have interest in getting on that list, please contact me so you can get your email added.


 Most of these pieces were sold this afternoon in a flurry of email requests, but I still have two pieces left, which if I have no requests, they will be listed for sale in my Etsy Shop this weekend.






 






 This "Gentleman Bunny" is still available and will be going into my Etsy Shop sometime this weekend.  Of course, if you have interest, you can contact me directly.







#2 Wee Valentine Bunny is also still up for grabs.



I'm so grateful to those who responded to my email sale!



I've packaged all the ornaments in pretty little packages tied up with bows  and they are ready to travel to their destinations, near and far!!!! 

Thank you so much!!!!



Thursday, December 29, 2011

Spun Cotton for a Wedding

Something new from me that I'll be adding to my creations in 2012 will be personalized wedding pieces made in the spun cotton.  

I've done many special request pieces for various collectors, however, this is my first attempt at a wedding piece.





In mid December I received a request to do a personalized  spun cotton ornament for a New Years Eve wedding from a customer who is very special to me.  She gave me some ideas as to the theme of the wedding, some lines from a song, the colors and that she has always loved the way I create my bunnies, so she suggested a pair of spotted hares.

My creative juices started flowing and I immediately started making a spun cotton basket.  With a basket I knew it could be displayed many different ways and be used not only as a hanging ornament but also I make my baskets so that they can stand on their own so it could also be used as a cake topper.
Next came the spotted bunnies and trying to keep a gentle hand on the shading so as to keep the cuteness factor ;-)

 My attention to details have gained me accolades from my customers and I have to  smile as I watch someone pick up a piece and discover first, the obvious, and then the subtle, then the smiles that come across their face.

I met with my customer yesterday to personally deliver this creation and we sat and chatted over a wonderful lunch. When I presented her my creation, I watched as she discovered the details and saw her smile grow across her face......that is priceless in my book!

For those who know of my work, you've seen that I always include a little phrase at the bottom of my Etsy listings, which states
(made with love and imagination)
I truly love what I do and I'm grateful to all who keep me inspired to push forward and stretch my creativity  and imagination.

My thanks to Kate for choosing me to create this special keepsake.


Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!


Wishing everyone joy for a Happy Holiday season!

I'm down to the wire putting final touches on my handmade creations for the family, wrapping all the packages,  preparing the menu for the feast and hopefully have some time to clean up the cobwebs and those pesky dust bunnies.

I can tell that my husband, Jim, is feeling much better today after his surgery as he has placed this yard decoration in our front yard!   Our "Skelly Ho-Ho" dashing with Blitzen!