March 30th, 2008

Pignon in my Etsy shop

Pignon is now available in my Etsy shop. He is 7″ tall and is made of sparse, matted German mohair. He wears a cotton lace scarf and 100% wool felt booties with perle cotton ties . He is hand-shaded and has black and white google style eyes. He is a one-of-a-kind. As […]

March 29th, 2008

Best Friends — Two Lively Critters

Benny and Chloe are best friends. They hang out together; they play together. During the day you may find them asleep on the floor, their backs touching or Chloe’s nose on Benny’s leg. In the morning it is common to find them squished together on the same bed, although they each have […]

March 25th, 2008

Beratrice, Lloyd, and Flit, Mohair Momma Bird and Babies

Mohair momma bird Beratrice and her two sons,Lloyd, and Flit, are now available in my new Etsy shop. The design for Beratrice was taken from one of my computer doodles. I had a lot of fun designing and making her little hat. I draped felt into the shape I wanted and made […]

March 19th, 2008

Homeschooling — Comic books and Learning to read

As a kid, I collected comic books. We had a big painted cabinet in the over-sized hallway of our St. Louis duplex with two shelves stuffed with over 200 comic books. When friends came over we hung out on the hallway floor and spent the day reading and playing board games (our […]

March 12th, 2008

W.I.P. (Works in Progress) — Waiting for some Parts

Well, here are some works in progress. The first little teddy made of the the softest, yummy German Schulte mohair is waiting for his stainless steel shot tummy ( in a little muslin bag). I had to redo the little tummy bag for a shape that gives him better balance for […]

March 9th, 2008

Button, Button…

I collect buttons. To me, they are exquisite pieces of miniature art. Some of the vintage button cards also have wonderful graphics. As a design student in New York, one of my favorite haunts was was a tiny retail store on the upper east side of Manhattan, Tender Buttons. There, unlike the […]

March 7th, 2008

Luscious, Luscious Mohair

Mohair — I love the stuff! It’s the fleece from Angora goats, sheared like sheep’s wool. In another life, it was my favorite fiber for spinning, my favorite hair for dolls, and now I use mohair fabric for my bears and critters. It is soft, fluffy, stiff, matted, long, short, curly, straight, […]