Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In the garden

Kansas is finally getting some nice rainstorms. The soil looks like chocolate cake instead of sand. Bobby Bunny picked some dandelion greens for a salad and he is cheering on the daffodils to bloom. It is still cold here so I think I'll sew some dungarees for Bobby to wear in the garden. In the studio, I'm working on a new red hat. I'm making my way through the pile of sweaters I bought last month and making hats, zippermouth purses, and bunny sweaters and vests.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Wool Felt Pennant Buntings

I've made 3 buntings today from scraps of wool felt.  I hand cut the triangles, press them, sew them at the top so that I can pull through some wool cording to string them all together. I really like this subtle shaded one in greens, grey, off-white and browns.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

True Blue

It's spring break but my studio is buzzing with new works for Autumn2015. This hat is called True Blue. It has quilting on the crown. This WilleWorks hat is made from lightweight wool felt. #willeworks #felt #wool #slowfashion #2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Baby Yoga Pants

These are some darling little yoga pants that I knit. They will be a baby shower gift. More information can be found here.


Friday, February 27, 2015

True Love

While working on the snow bunny's new clothes yesterday, I found some lovely cashmere felt to make her a coat. I think I'll make a skirt out of a lovely woven cotton. Bobby Bunny is really smitten with her.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Snow Bunny

Here is a sneak peek of my newest bunny. I knit bunnies from the toes up and end at the nose. I'm so happy that I sold Miss Bunny Rabbit in a blue dress last week. I'm trying to get my shop filled back up again with more bunnies for spring.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Winter Snow

We had snow last night...not as much as they got east of us but it still looks like winter around here. So dreary and grey when the sun is not out. But when the sun is out, the sky is so blue. Oz said today that he is ready for Spring! While we wait for springtime, I'm working on more mushrooms in my nice warm studio. I'm also making more flag buntings and knitting a new bunny. I think she will have a new springtime dress to wear. I am looking at some beautiful Robert Kaufman Chambray lightweight fabrics online here and here. I will also go downtown and check out our great local fabric store, Sarah's Fabrics. I have a sweet little white embroidered skirt and a grey cashmere sweater for a bunny that I've already sewn. I better get busy knitting more bunnies for all the clothes I have in mind. Hope you are all keeping warm and spirits up. Would you believe I still have my real evergreen Christmas tree up on the front porch decorated now with Valentine hearts? The birds like to roost there when the wind is fierce and it is the only colorful green thing outdoors.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

More WilleWorks mushrooms

Beaded grey needlefelted mushroom ornament by Marianne Wille

I am finishing up a few mushrooms that I started in December. I like the sparkly beads on this one.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Valentine's Day Pincushions

I have one new pincushion in the shop just in time for Valentine's Day.
I took the other three pincushions to Essential Goods:
825 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, Kansas
(785) 856-0430

Monday, February 2, 2015

Bobby Bunny

Bobby Bunny, original design and handmade by Marianne C. Wille

This WilleWorks bunny rabbit doll is now in my shop.

Friday, January 23, 2015

New WilleWorks Tags

I have been trying to figure out how to tag my WilleWorks items that I sell locally at Essential Goods. I've been using regular business cards but they don't leave me much room to add more than a price tag. I think I finally have the answer! I'm having business cards from printed and I will be able to write in the details like hand-washable or dry clean only. This will be a much more attractive and simpler way to deal with sharing information with the customers. is having a 25% off sale now and if you use this link I will get referral points. Win, win! Sale at