Friday, August 28, 2009

Santas for Donna

People truly are thinking of Christmas. Yesterday I met a woman who said that she has all of her shopping and wrapping done by Halloween, so she can relax, enjoy, and have fun looking at the lights come December. I might try that this year. I've always wanted to.
There was another woman in my booth who said she can't possibly think of buying Christmas gifts until it gets cold. I know what she means!

So these Santas are for a lovely Etsy customer. I'll be making more for my markets as soon as I can.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

This Week's Work

When people ask me to make something that's not in my usual repertoire it's a challenge. I don't do a lot of mammals. Recently I was asked for a beaver, and here he is.

A woman from the New Hartford market asked for a firefly. It's about an inch and three quarters long.

This is a western tanager. It wasn't a request, but he's on the same page as the goldfinch, and every once in a while I have to make this one for the celebration of color that he is.

Monday, August 10, 2009

What's Black and White and Red All Over?

This is what I worked on yesterday and this morning, and it wasn't till I took the picture that I realized that it was all red, white and black. Brought to mind those silly jokes we told as!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Keeping Busy

The boy is at summer camp this week, and I am preparing for a busy week-end of 5 markets in a row. I am taking advantage of the uninterrupted time to make lots of things to fill the booth.

I've gotten a few birds done - yesterday's hermit thrush, and today a veery and a goldfinch.
Here's the veery:

I've finished a bunch of stuff - mittens, wrist warmers, pot holders, coffee cup huggers, leg warmers:

I still have a pile that is cut out and ready to sew:

I also have a pile of cashmere sweaters ready to be cut up. I hope to get a few hats and mittens made up before the weekend. Keeps me out of trouble!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Hermit Thrush

I had a request a couple of weeks ago for a hermit thrush, and here he is. He is very similar to the wood thrush; possibly his tail is a little redder.
A customer who bought a wood thrush earlier in the summer sent me the link below. It is a clip from NPR about the voices of songbirds, and the thrushes are highlighted. Listen if you have the time, it's absolutely amazing.