Archive for March, 2008

Time for Shop Update Friday!

I am sorry, but I only have a small update again this week. Hopefully soon I will have time to make even more new creations. Here are the few new additions, hope you enjoy them!

orangemousebrooch.jpgBrown Mouse 3 Feltidermy Brooch

redsquirrel.jpg Red Squirrel Feltidermy inspired by the European Red Squirrel.

selmacu1.jpg Selma the Wool Felt Loch Ness Monster

It is a rainy day here today, a good day to stay in and enjoy a movie. I recently picked up 2 favorites on sale at Best Buy.

hensondvd.jpg Both Jim Henson classics, The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, I find all of the creatures of Jim Henson adventures so inspiring!

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Fresh Cuteness for Spring

Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate it. It looks like we are going to have a gorgeous day here in the Hudson Valley. I’m so happy that spring in finally here!

A few fresh items were added to the shop on Friday.

graysquirrelcu.jpg Squirrel 3 Feltidermy

whitebookishmousecu.jpg Bookish Mouse 4 Feltidermy, I couldn’t wait to make a white bookish lab mouse!

robinbunnyfl.jpg Robin the Blue Wool Felt Bunny has arrived just in time for Spring and Easter. He was named for the Robins egg blue wool felt that he was stitched from.

The 1st Annual Softies Easter Parade voting polls have opened today! There are a few entries from me in the billions of bunnies and parade of pastels categories. Go see the cuteness and vote for your favorites. wink, wink…

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you all have a lovely day!

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Busy, busy, busy…

It seems like I have been working non-stop for the last 2 months. Custom orders are so much fun and when not creating a custom I’m squeezing in a new item for the shop or taking care of the house. I have gotten quite a bit finished lately. I just listed these new things on Friday…

bunny5feltidermycu.jpg Bunny Rabbit 5 Felitdermy

bookishmouse3cu.jpg Bookish Mouse 3 Feltidermy

whitemousebrooch3cu.jpg White Mouse 3 Feltidermy Brooch

Today I finished a couple custom orders. I was so excited to do a mini photo shoot of them together up on the wall of my studio.

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It was fun to see 2 large feltidermy on the wall and a great excuse to do some cleaning.

I have a new feltidermy brooch that I will be listing tomorrow morning. This one will be a beige bunny!

Also on schedule for tomorrow is the cooking of the corned beef! Yay! I love corned beef and can’t wait to smell it all afternoon.

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Spring is Coming!

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I know this because our ducks are back. We have three mallard ducks that live in a pond behind our place from early spring until fall. They came back, quacking loudly to announce their homecoming, this past weekend.

We made Roasted Vegetable Stacks for Sunday dinner.

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They were delicious!

I’m still working on many custom orders for the shop. This is one of the latest… Etsy Labs Blind Mice!
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Yes, those are the Blind Mice Likenesses of the girls of Etsy Labs : Danielle, Julie, Christine, and Mary. I wasn’t sure at first how it was going to work to take photos of humans and make mouse feltidermy versions of them. I ended up being white happy with the results.

Oh, don’t forget to tune in today to see Emily Martin of The Black Apple on the Martha Stewart Show today!

Have a great day!

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A Few Dear Favorites

I am working to catch up on my custom orders, for my shop, stitching as fast as my fingers can go.

Today I wanted to share a few of my favorites that I have been coveting from Etsy. All deer related!

Wood stag pendant from garnishhome.

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Linen pillow cover by dearpony .

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Felt bead earrings – fawn by thankyouenjoy.

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thankyouenjoy has done some wonderful custom work for me lately, making mouse glasses!

bookishmouse2cu.jpg Have a great weekend!

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Tangerine French Toast

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk, I use soy milk

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

dash of salt

1 Tbs. oil, plus more for cooking

Rind from 1/2 of a tangerine, minced

1/2 tangerine squeezed

ground pepper to taste
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Use a peeler to take off 1/2 of the rind from your tangerine and mice finely.

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Combine, egg, milk, vanilla, oil, salt and minced rind to a shallow pan and whisk together. Then squeeze in the juice of 1/2 of the tangerine.

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Place slices of bread into liquid mixture to soak, turning after a few minutes to coat evenly. Start heating your pan on medium heat setting with a little oil.

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When pan is hot, place the slices of soaked bread on the pan. I use a cast iron stove top griddle… any griddle or large skillet will work fine. Cook until golden brown on each side.

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Serve while hot, top with butter, syrup and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Enjoy!

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Feltidermy on Martha Stewart!

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Yesterday was a very exciting day! I was tipped off a few days ago by an article in The Storque that one of my items may be appearing on The Martha Stewart Show this week. I tuned in for her show yesterday and saw Rob Kalin of Etsy telling Martha Stewart about Feltidermy! Whoo hoo!

Mothtoflame has posted a video clip of the segment here for those of you who have not seen it yet. Thanks Deborah! The show will also air again on the Fine Living Network on the evening of Monday March 3rd.

I think this video clip from one of my favorite movies can sum up how I feel…

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