Ahhh, yes, that time of year that we have been waiting to see for months is finally here! Sunshine and color are returning to everyday life. Birds are chirping, life is sprouting from the ground and tips of trees limbs! Oh and more light, yes the sunlight for more hours of the day…ahhh it’s so good to have it back!
Spring has sprung in my shop also! I’ve been having so much fun playing with spring colors lately and all of a sudden there seem to be bunnies hopping about everywhere you look!
The bunnies are all around in every size and color! Yes, even a brand new feltidermy too!
In fact yesterday I had a little shop update and added three new feltidermy to the shop!
Lately when I am not stitching I’ve been cooking. Alright it’s not like that’s a new thing…but, I’ve been looking for new things to cook. I finally watched Julie & Julia the other day and Absolutely loved it! It was so sweet, fun and inspiring to watch! Well, it must have been inspiring because here I sit at my desk writing on my little blog to you…if your our there and actually reading this. I had made a resolution to get back to blogging this year, wrote a few posts and then nothing again. I kept trying to think of something to write about and then thinking “Gee, who wants to read that?” and “Is anyone out there really reading this?” and “Wow, why question? Just write!” So here I am writing whether someone is reading or not. So I’ll be back, with new creations to share with you from my studio and my kitchen!
It may seem strange that we have a dog named Julia Child and none of her cookbooks. When I thought this out loud the other night, my Mr reminded me “You don’t like French food.” Oh yeah! I did pull out my Emily Post cookbook from 1951! I think I’ll try to share some recipes from it with you from time to time. Some of recipes are quite good and basic things to cook. Just as enjoyable as the recipes are the tips for throwing successful dinner parties and other such fun! I could do a whole post on just nuts and when to serve them!
Happy Spring and thanks for stopping by! Oh and if your looking for adorableness for an Easter basket, be sure to stop by my Etsy shop! Have a great day and I’ll see you soon!
I’m having a Valentines Shipping Sale in my Etsy shop!
~United States Customers~
Small Feltidermy and all plush ship free USPS Priority Mail!
Large Feltidermy ship USPS Priority Mail for 1/2 price!
All items ship First Class International for 1/2 price!
All shipping prices have already been adjusted for you, so you won’t have to wait for a refund!
Get a feltidermy or plush for someone special, who could of course be yourself!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Friday afternoon when P.Nut and Chippy Prototype heard we were going to Ribfest, they decided it would be great for her first outing.
P.Nut ran and snuggled into my purse and said she was ready for action!
While waiting on the platform, she got very excited for her first ‘L’ ride!
P.Nut thought it was pretty neat that she was the only squirrel on the ‘L’.
The festival was very crowded and everyone was drinking beer. P.Nut was glad that we thought to bring a bottle of water.
Watching all of the ribs getting grilled was fun! P.Nut didn’t eat any of them, she is a vegetarian, but she thought the cheese fries were great!
She really enjoyed seeing a couple bands that she has listened to in the office at home. The Harlem Shakes were fun, but she liked Office the best!
After all of that, it was time to head back home. She couldn’t wait to tell Chippy all about it. P.Nut had so much excitement that she fell asleep on the way home. Telling her adventure would have to wait until morning.
Saturday morning when I got up, I found her in the dining room with Chippy Prototype and Iris. She was having so much fun telling them all about her evening out.
P.Nut can hardly wait for her next adventure! She read something about
Andersonville Midsommarfest in one of the papers, that might be fun…
The new little squirrel has had quite a week. First of all we decided that she is definitely a girl, she’s just too cute not to be! She has had lots of meetings with Chippy about what being the squirrel about town will involve. She has also spent time meeting all the other plush and feltidermy.
Here she is with the newest feltidermy, the Medium Eight Point Buck Feltidermy.
We would all like to thank everyone for submitting their ideas for her name! There was one that stood out to us as soon as we saw it. Thank you to Jessica of PlushroomSoup, she gave the suggestion of the name P.Nut and is our winner! The name P.Nut really couldn’t be more fitting for this little squirrel!
Thanks again and please stop by tomorrow to see P.Nut’s first adventure to Chicago Ribfest!
The Embossed Rhino Feltidermy that I finished yesterday is featured on Cuteable’s Flickr Friday! What a great way to start my Friday! Here’s a larger view of this feltidermy.
There are a couple more feltidermy that have been added to my shop this week.
I love pygmy goats! If I had a little farm land I would have a few of my own. I just had to make a Pygmy Goat Feltidermy!
Also new this week is a Bunny Rabbit Feltidermy that is just in time for spring and St. Patrick’s Day….in chartreuse green of course!
You can also find this one in my Etsy shop.
I made black bean and tofu enchiladas last night. They were really yummy! I’ll try to get the recipe written up today so I can post it for you this weekend. It has been warming up around here the past couple days, but it looks like rain for this weekend. If we get our rainy weekend I’ll be posting here and working on new items for the shop…if not, I’ll be out goofing off!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all have a great weekend!
We pack up the truck tomorrow for the move to Chicago! So, this will be my last post from NY. Our internet will be disconnected tomorrow morning and we won’t get it back until Thursday…cause for a slight panic attack there. lol. I’ll be able to check e-mails and my etsy shop from the Mr’s iPhone, so that will help.
Also just to let you know…tomorrow will be my last day to ship any items until the end of the week
A nice little, Etsy style, going away gift today…Acorn the Tiny Squirrel Plush was on the front page of Etsy for a little while !
I will be back for a blog post at the end of the week, from Chicago!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Last weekend we went up to Hunter Mountain for Oktoberfest with a couple friends. Chippy went along for the fun!
There were lots of people there!
And a band up in front of the lodge. Are they really playing “Sweet Home Alabama” ? This is Oktoberfest in upstate NY, right?
I was too scared of heights, but my husband and our friend The Filmonista took Chippy up on the ski lift to enjoy the view.
Chippy don’t jump, we’re too high up!
Much cozier to be safe in her scarf!
It was getting late in the day, time to get back down to the ground.
Chippy thought they should go to the beer tent after braving the ski lift. Time to take this little squirrel home!
Would you like your own little squirrel to take out on adventures? You can now find this little guy, Acorn the Tiny Squirrel Plush in my shop!
Thanks for stopping by!
I’m feeling a little inspired this afternoon. I just sat and watched a movie that I have been waiting to see. Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, it came on the t.v. today and I just had to stop everything I was doing…except for a little stitching, so that I could watch it. I have to say it was worth it! Well, how could someone who makes toys not think that? But, seriously it was good and fun and inspiring! Whether you have a child to sit and watch it with it not, it doesn’t matter. It has a great message for all! After all, who shouldn’t believe in themselves?
Speaking of toys…I added this sweet addition to the shop last week! Pumpkin Spice Plush Bunny
Oh yeah, We got the apartment we wanted in Chicago! I’ve been so busy stitching and packing… We move at the end of the month! Whoo hoo!
Not too long ago I had told you about a couple custom ferrets that I had made. They were made as a wedding gift and have now made it to there new home!
Yesterday I was thrilled to receive pictures of the plush ferrets with their real life counterparts! Misty, up top, and Star, below that, look very happy in their home… the plush and real ferrets together. As for the happy couple I wish them many, many years of happiness in wedded bliss! Congratulations!
Yesterday I finished a new custom ferret for another order. This little girl was a little harder, but I think she is very cute in the end.
And finally we have Bianca the Albino Ferret, she is in my shop and available to anyone who wishes to have her.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! We will be heading out soon to get Beans’ haircut! While she is at the groomers the Mr and I will visit with some friends we have not seen in forever!
The Bandit mentioned is the newest addition to my shop, just added this morning!
Bandit the Wool Felt Ferret Plush I thought Bandit was a good name for this little guy, since he wears a mask and several of my supplies have come up missing lately in my studio. The name “ferret” is derived from the Latin furittus, meaning “little thief”, a likely reference to the common ferret liking for stealing and hiding small items.
The baker mentioned is Helen of Secret Lentil
She used my Raspberry Scone recipe to make Blueberry Scones with Lime Sugar. You can read about it here in her blog! The lime sugar she used for the top was an idea from spidercamp. I’m going to have to try that soon!
If you try out one of my recipes, please send me pics! I would love to see how it turns out!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!