Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mr. Fox in Australia

I received the sweetest Etsy 5 star review today from a customer in Australia. 
You can see Mr. Fox is very comfortable in his new home!

"So much character. 
Yet to meet any knitted animal with such richness of character. He lives; yes, he lives. Marianne is such a talented artist... Oh, and lovely, prompt customer service too. Very smooth and easy transaction. Thank you very much."

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Amanita Muscaria

I'm working on a custom order for needlefelted mushrooms this week. This is the first Amanita Muscaria mushroom that I finished today...I have about 20 mushroom caps already made. I love this kind of detailed work.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wise Ol' Owl

Owl in the redbud tree, ooak handcrafted owl made and designed by WilleWorks. 

I finally finished this owl yesterday afternoon. It snowed in Lawrence Monday morning but by 4 pm the sun was out and the snow had melted.  Mr. Owl will be in my etsy shop soon.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bunny Rabbit in our garden

Kansas had some awesome rains yesterday and the garden is looking good although I have work to do cleaning it up. I think the lavender is mostly dead from our cold winter. The lettuce and spinach seeds are up in the raised bed that I planted two weeks ago. I cut the first of the winter lettuce from the coldframe and we had a nice big salad for dinner last night. I also finished Miss Bunny's spring outfit. She's wearing a peasant top in a cotton fabric and japanese style gardening pants. All fabrics are cotton and vintage.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Milk Chocolate Bunny Rabbit

I finished this new bunny yesterday and gave her a bath after the knitting was done. She's all dry now and today I am fussing over the face. That is the trickiest part for me. Eyebrows make her look too worried. I have a skirt and jacket already sewn up. I might make her a little top to match. Oz calls her a milk chocolate bunny with white frosting. So cute!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring update

 Knit bunny in the works, spring lettuce from the cold frame, blue skies and redbud trees, yawning kitty cat in sunshine, daffodils in the garden.

I'm almost done with the knit bunny as you can see. Now I am just working on shaping her neck and I'll begin knitting her ears and shaping her face. The alpaca is so soft and I'm taking my time knitting this bunny. We should have lettuce from the cold frame soon. Yippee! The daffodils are sure that winter is over now.