Paper collage fascinates me. Most styles of quilting are a form of collage — putting together pieces of many different fabrics to build up a pattern or picture — but the limitations caused by the need to sew seams* keeps me from achieving the truly detailed results I want from my animal art. While looking... Continue Reading →
Recently I came across the adorable knit animals of Sachiyo Ishii. Some of the animals look surprisingly realistic for tiny knits. I couldn't resist buying both Mini Knitted Woodland and Mini Knitted Safari at once. I got out my cotton yarn and 00 needles, eager to get started. It wasn't long before I discovered that these cute... Continue Reading →
Those who've been here before know I usually put up knitting or crocheting projects on Friday, but I've decided to branch out to another form of fiber art today: needle-felting. Megan Nedds makes realistic sculptures of animals and birds using needle-felting techniques. Her creations have wire armatures that allow them to be posed in many... Continue Reading →
Even though Christmas has come and gone, I'm enjoying all my handmade decorations so much I thought I'd share a few more of them before putting the holiday behind me. The first two are fabric dolls ornaments. Both were given to me as gifts, so I am unsure of the designer's name, but I know... Continue Reading →
Our day in the mountains was full of wildlife. When we weren't busy seeing big mammals, we enjoyed the birds and the small animals of the woods. Dad and Kurt got a lot more bird pictures than I did, but I still managed to catch a few. While Mom and I sat at a picnic... Continue Reading →
Cute Overload is always a great place to get some warm fuzzies, plus they are open-minded about cuteness and do not limit themselves to kittens and puppies. And here's the proof: A baby armadillo picture. He's four days old.
This armadillo just surfaced in my messy studio. It's an ATC (Artist Trading Card) made by Carol K. Boyer and given to me by her when we were together at a creativity retreat a few years ago. (The image is a little fuzzy; I have got to get me a scanner!)
When I started my blog, I was determined to have a banner photo that I had taken myself. I went through a bunch of photos I took at the Catoctin Zoo in Thurmont, MD last September trying to find one I liked. I had great pictures of parrots, turtles, goats, snakes, and even tigers, but... Continue Reading →