Saturday, June 27, 2009

kitty cats

these are my new batch. this is some of the wonderful fabric i got at scrap.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

birhtday cake

so i don't have pictures of kitty cats. instead i have a beautiful cake for a wonderful friend. happy birthday sandi.

Monday, June 22, 2009

mushrooms N-Q

i've just finished some new mushrooms. there are now mushroom men A-Q. that is quite a few. i have 9 more drawings to go. then there will be a family photo. i can hardly wait.
thank you everyone for loving them:)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

bits of very pretty

this some antique kimono fabric i found at my secret store. i love it.


friday i went to the city and this is what i found at scrap. if you have never is quite a trip. there is a lot to look at at. scrap is what it sounds like. a warehouse full of scraps. fabric, glass, metal bits, thread, paper. it is a bit overwhelming. but if you stay focused you can find all sorts of linen and cotton and bias tape, and some lovely brown velvet.
all of what you see will become owls, and kitties. it makes me happy:)
if all goes well i'll have some pictures later today.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

one sleepy eyed girl

so this it. she is maybe a couple of days before i get the painting done.

1,2,3.......girls with sleepy eyes

drawings into patterns.

drawing in maude

today when i was at work i mostly knit and looked at the sunshine outside. i finished my third elizabeth zimmerman baby surprise jacket. i need to weave in the ends and sew the two sleeve seems. when those final details are done i'll take a picture and share.
i also started drawing russian dolls. i think they would make very pretty something in fabric.
i'm playing around with the idea of doing several series. starting with mushrooms a-z.
they would of course start with a drawing.....turn into a doll.....and then become a painting. what do you think?
i'm starting after i've finished my dinner. which i'm eating now.
see you soon.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

new mushrooms

there are a few new shapes that have been added to the assortment. see if you can pick them out.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

mushroom family

oh boy! i have had he most wonderful week. i took the mushroom men to maude on friday. i had such a positive response that as soon as i got done with work on saturday i started a whole new batch. cute as they may be on their a cluster nestled on the couch they totally make me die. so here are some pictures of happy mushroom families.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

my favorite mushroom man

spores of cuteness

i just finished 6 new mushroom men. all different shapes and sizes. oh how i would love to keep them all.
they are to maude with me tomorrow along with 5 new kitties. i will miss them.
i have 5 more on my work table. they will have to wait to sunday when i have time to play with my piles of felt.

a few more trees


here is a little sample of trees and lovely colours. they average 14" in height and are weighted so they can stand. my favorite way to display then is hanging on the wll next to an owl or gnome.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

rain clouds.........on a sunny day

well the last two rain clouds are done. unfortunately you can't really see the awesome striped rain drop or the shiny gold droplet. they don't have homes yet but hopefully soon.

a few more owls and a tree

these guys were hanging out in my studio so we had a little photo shoot.

Friday, June 5, 2009

rain clouds

i haven't made these in awhile. but it's been overcast and threatening to rain here for a couple of days...... just sort of blech. so i thought some happy clouds with colourful rain drops might brighten my mood. and they did. i hope they brighten your mood too.
i have two more larger ones almost finished. i may have to embroider faces on those.

owls always so very cute

these are my three favorite owls from my last batch. enjoy them.
you can find owls at maude and the knitterly in petaluma and nest in sanfransisco.

cats...cats....and more cats

these are my most favorite dolls. i have a box of them and would be content to keep them all. they are available at maude in petaluma. if you haven't been there is a beautiful shop full of wonderful things.
i need to get back to sewing.

mushroom men

so i have been thinking about these guys for awhile. i've drawn so many version that this time rather then drawing on paper, i drew on fabric. the patterns have already evolved into yet another version. so these are the only two like this. they will be available at maude on kentucky street in petaluma.
i've also got some lovely raining clouds started. as soon as i'm done typing i'll be sewing rain drops together. i hope to have some pictures posted later today.

Monday, June 1, 2009

little video

So i have been working on some new dolls. these very darling little kitties to be exact. some are sweet and some are quite naughty. i'm hand stitching their nose and mouth and they have such personality.

my husband got a new camera and shot a bit of footage. hope you enjoy.

Phenomenal Cat from Will McCollum on Vimeo.