OrangeMan

This fellow was a very special order to memorialize a very special kitty friend.

Apparently he was a super cat so of course he needed a super hero cape and mask.

Underneath he has his everyday normal cat (very Clark Kent-ish) disguise.

Here are the things in his briefcase. I’m not sure that the cape would fit in there but I can pretend.

This was a fun project. OrangeMan- 2002- 2022. May he enjoy his forever Celestial Tea Party.

What’s Going on Mimi?

It’s summer and it is hot here in Boston. Time for an update.

Things are slow in my studio these days and there is a reason for that. Husband and I will be moving to Chicago next Spring (tentative schedule) now that my 3 kids are all there. It is time for us to sort through all the stuff. We have lived in this house for 34 years and there is a LOT. I am spending less time in my studio and more time culling. Even when I am sewing, my brain is busy thinking about this near future. It has been very distracting. I will be doing the November Paradise City Show, but there is nothing else on the schedule. When the New Year starts, I will probably being packing up my studio. I have no idea at this point when I will be getting back to work but obviously will let everyone know.

Of course now that we will be leaving Boston, I have a bunch of someday items that I want to check off my list. The first one happened this week! We took the ferry to Provincetown and spent a few days. It was so much fun!

Now it’s time to get these kitties dressed. It is very hot here and my studio has got the AC so that will help inspire me 😁

Oh that Purple Hair!

I love to play with unconventional hair colors with the mermen. After all, who knows what color hair they have?! This fine fellow is dark but will never be able to hide in the depths of the sea because of his colorful tail.

Still with the skeletons. I’m imagining all these skeletons partying at the bottom of the ocean.

His purple fins match his purple hair.

Blue Merman

I’ve been working on all the different stages of mermen. I have a few sewed up and ready to finish. I will post them as I get them done. I also cut out a whole lot of new mermen bodies (and also some other fellows) and I’m in the middle of dyeing them up. Here is the first merman finished-

I am excited about some new African Wax Print fabrics that I bought recently- I think they will make amazing merman tails.

His blue “skin” is a bit mottled but I decided that was fine for a merman. I just love the fish!

And then there were owls

These are the last of the pieces that didn’t get posted before the show.

2 Snowy owls,

2 black, gray, and white owls,

and 3 more with brown in them. These are the ones that are left after the show.

I am working hard to get everything listed into my etsy shop– hopefully I will have that done by the end of today.

Here are some nature pics :-)