Friday, February 29, 2008

Vermont Cow

Well, this morning is the coldest morning of the winter. It is 15 below here. BRRRR
Yesterday I made one of my Vt.cows. I hadn't made one in quite some time. It is one of the first patterns I released. It comes in two sizes. The larger size looks wonderful tucked in a cupboard or on a window sill. The ornament size looks great on a Christmas tree. Especially if you make a bunch. This coming Mon. I will be doing my segment on primsisterstalkradio. It will be a V-pattern. (a video demo). It will be about how you can make plain old muslin into something that looks like soft worn leather. It has a cool look and feel.

So be sure to check it out on Mon. at:
You can always go back into the archives and check out all my v-patterns.
Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Goldie Bear and the Sun

Oh wow the storm is over after 36 hours of steady snow. The sun is out and I have to say even though I have had enough snow it is absolutely gorgeous.
I desided to make a Goldie Bear. I have put him on sale on Etsy. The link is:
He is a darling primitive needle felted bear for a collection. I also sell the kit so you can make your own. It is found on this website or Etsy.

Have a nice day. I am going to be working on my segment for Monday's show on primsisterstalkradio.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The storm

Well, this storm hasn't been quite as bad as predicted. But it looks like a winter wonderland. The snow has clung to the trees making it look like a true Vt. post card scene.
I am going to work on a small needle felted teddy bear today. And I also need to work on this week's segment for Primsisterstalkradio.
Here are several pictures I just took from my porch.
Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A Vermont scene Before the REAL storm

So I thought I take a picture of the barns across the road. This picture is taken from my porch at approx. 4 pm on Tue. I am going to take a picture on Wed. afternoon to share with you.

33" so far this Feb. Largest snow fall ever in the month of Feb.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

My Etsy store items

Find more photos like this on Indiepublic

I am a member of Indiepublic

Good Sunday morning,
I am pleased to say I have joined a great networking website. It is dedicated to the artist or handcrafter. It is also associated with Etsy. I believe in the age of all the cheap imports that we need to support and buy handmade. This is something I have been doing for years. I so appreciate people that work and create with their hands.

View my page on Indiepublic

I would like to invite any artist/handcrafter to join me on Indiepublic.
Have a nice day,

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Miniature Needle Felted Bunny on Sale at Etsy

Today is sunny and chilly. Some differnt from yesterdays snowstorm.
I had so much fun making the miniature primitve needle felted bunny that I had to make just one more before I went onto other things. I am planning a new pattern in the next week.
This is the link to my little bunny. Of course if you want to make your own you can hit the "kit" button on my website and buy the kit.
This one I included a vintage looking ribbon bow.

Be sure to watch the show on these little bunnies on Monday. (

Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Primitive Felted Bunny

Well, another snow storm in Vt. This is the craziest winter in years.

Yesterday I made one of my sweet little primitive needle felted bunnies. He was a special order for a lovely customer but it was a nice change to do some primitive needle felting. I devised a technique about a year ago where I needle felt over a muslin body that has been coffe and cinnamon stained. It is sparsely needle felted over the muslin body to look like an heirloom. I so love the effect. My primitive needle felted kits can be found on my website on the kit page.

Anyway I have been doing V-patterns (stands for video patterns) on Each Monday Brenda does a fabulous job of putting together a fun show for everyone to view and listen to. In past weeks I have done segments on the traditional needle felting. After several requests I decided to this week's show on the Primitive needle felting. It is a ton of FUN!

The key to the sucess of these little gems is the wool stuffing. I wash and card the wool stuffing for the bodies. The wool stuffing is also included in my kits.
A carder has many comb and brushes the wool til it is soft and silky. It is then called a roving.

Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tote bags

It is below zero in Vt. this morning. And the "Today" show is in Sugarbush Vt. I really wanted to go up there and see them but opted my warm living room. I figured it would be a mob scene up there. Meridith took the penquin plunge and dove into Lake Champlain. I can not imagine jumping itot the icy lake. BBBRRRRRR
Yesterday I strated making my tote bags again. I enjoy making them but it seems like I never have enough time in a day. In the next few month I will be filling my NEW Etsy store with lovely totes and accessories. There will vintage looking bags to country colors. I use only top quality quilt shop fabrics. No cheap box store fabrics. I also put a lot of love and care in each one.

My Etsy store link:
Shop handmade. It's the BEST!
Tomorrow I am going to blog about my weekly wool special. And I want to discuss my segments on Primsisterstalkradio.
Have a great day.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Americana Rabbit

This one of my favorite all time folk art pieces. I designed him almost 2 years ago. You can get the pattern for him in my Americana section. But I have finally decided to sell the one and only oringinal Americana Rabbit with Sam the Crow. He is 19" long.

He can be found in my Etsy store.
The link is:
Have a wonderful day. Til tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Needle Felting and sewing

Well, it is time for one more cup of coffee. mmm so good!
I have now moved my whimsical little chick from ebay to Etsy. He is $4 less because the final fees are less. Most of my finished pieces will now be found on Etsy. I love to needle felt but it is a time consuming art. No patterns or molds used. I love this little chick. He was approx. 6 hours of labor.

Today I am going to start making my bigger totes with matching coin purse and make-up case. Even if you are a "wash and wear gal" I think these little travel pouches are a wonderful thing. Even though I love prim, folk art and vintage I have a dear love for the retro colors and designs. It is those darn 60's that did it to me!

In the summer I love to go on trips with a girlfriend. We scour the junk shops for old vintage necklaces and brooches. I make the zipper pulls from some of these beads.
Have a nice day. Looks like snow again.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

My NEW Etsy store

I have been working on filling up my Etsy store. It is a place where I will be offering many of my handmade items. Such as needle felted finished pieces, tote bags, wallets,coin purses and make-up bags. So far I have some of my E-patterns listed,needle felted finished pieces and this week I have been working on my functional make-up bags. The bags will come with a free gift such as a handmade all natural goat milk soap or a lotion. They make wonderful gifts. I will be using a wide range of fabrics from retro to country.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Felted Chick

I wanted to share a picture of my little felted chick. He is all Alpaca, hand dyed and needle felted. He is just as whimsical as can be. I have him up for auction on Ebay this week.

He has been shaded in the differnt colors so he has a lot of depth. I am really proud of him.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Queen of Hearts

Hi, It has been quite a while since my last post. It is an ice storm here in Vt. I am so hoping that I will not lose my power.
My first NEW pattern of 2008 is called Queen of Heart. It is a fun pattern. I am working on a new needle felting kit. I hope to have it released in the next few days.
Please keep our troops in your thoughts and prayers.