Grey Owls, reclaimed sweaters

These two are made from sweaters with classic knit patterns- the first one with a Nordic black and white pattern-

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the second with a dark grey cable.

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And then with the scraps of all the other wools to bring them to life.

This face has an angora/wool blend hood (so soft for petting!) and woven wool ears-

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And the other face has a woven wool tweedy herringbone hood and wool knit ears.

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Side view- I tried a bit of embroidery decoration on these angora wings-

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I just love how they have such different personalities!

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Snowy Owl and the Smithsonian Craft Show

I’m back at home and my to-do list is long! I have to catch up posting all the dolls I finished before the show. The last owl was a snowy owl. And, btw, all the owls found new homes!

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The Smithsonian Craft Show was amazing! It was such an honor to be part of this event. Here is a photo looking down on my booth from the 2nd floor.

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And here is a front view from the first day of the show.

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By Sunday, my booth was looking a lot different. I am learning that the tattooed people are not big sellers at the fine craft shows but everything else was popular. I was filling the spaces with whatever I could. I am going to have to get busy to fill my inventory and shop again. I am lucky to have that “problem”!

snowy owl time

Well first, Happy Mother’s Day to all who are celebrating! And now some snowy owls or maybe I should call them owls with no ears…

Both of these owls are incredibly soft, made with cashmere, angora, and alpaca, and I am sure some wool too.

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This one has eye brows.

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And this one isn’t terribly snowy at all!

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Here are his/her grey and white striped wings-

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