i have a thing for the wing....lol....that is, things with wings! :) birdies, owls, angels, etc...NOT wasps, flies, mosquitoes, et al..... ;) anyway, here is a little creation inspired by artisan chika mori. this little birdie is called 'piper' and is quite the daydreamer...
she is made of wool, felt, and cotton, with felted feet that are backed with buttons, and stuffed ever so lightly with polyfill. she makes me happy. :)
so, i guess i should go ahead and admit it here....i am opening a shop at etsy.com to house an outlet for all of this wool and stitchery goodness....soon to be offering homes to my little softie creations. :) you will be able to find me at:
have you ever browsed through that site? WOW! some incredibly amazing artisans over there!! sooooo cool! i could totally get lost there for the afternoon...such a wide variety of handmade crafts and collections and creations....it is SO COOL. love that this place offers artists a place to share their wares.
went to some fun shops this weekend after thanksgiving...some of my absolute faves! i love when the stores have all their decorations for the holidays up and in full swing...so inspiring and beautiful! my faves by FAR, however, were L'Occitane (verbena lotion....MMMmmmm....and some cinnamon orange incense *new* for the holiday season!)
and Fireworks....a RAD little store with only 5 seattle locations (one of which is at the airport, for all you travellers...;) ) that totally celebrates art in life and specialized in funky quirky cool gifts and handmade odds and ends. THIS paper lampshade i am DYING to have...everytime i go to the store, i WISH i had the guts to get it for myself. *sigh* maybe some day.... :) but i DID find the most GORGEOUS leatherbound blank book, handmade, of course.....button flap closure, raw suede inside....oh, be still my soul! it is going to be my new art journal....it is such a treasure! :)
oh, and i am JUMPING for JOY...we sold our piano this weekend, which is wonderful news for this 5-person family packed into this small rambler....we will finally have a functioning entryway again! the christmas tree will take up residence there for now, however, but we are feeling much roomier, already! pshew! and having it go to a good home was nice. we loved that antique piano, but just needed the room more.
saw the new movie 'happy feet' this week...baylor was DANCING the whole time...he really enjoyed it! :) he is a penguin lover, for sure! :) it was pretty cute. which reminds me i got him a penguin ornament for the tree this year. each year we get the kids an ornament that relates to them and their life somehow. this year braxton got a football, and olivia a pickle (her fave food. :) ) which also reminds me i am making a bazillion ornaments and such this year, which also reminds me that i better get off my tail and get back to work! so much to do...so little time! :) have a happy weekend everyone....we've been told to maybe expect snow! :O
OH MY GOSH and i forgot to mention all the drooling i did over this brand of clothing at macys. holy heavenly textile madness. i am in LOVE. ohmyohmyohmyohmyOHMY. :)