<3 red plaid

I feel like the finishing of things is going in slo-mo. This fellow has been on my desk for a while.

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Lots of photos ahead!

He has a kerchief in his breast pocket.

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And crossed axes on his belt buckle.

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His chest tattoo is a cow and a milkmaid.

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And some poultry on his arm.

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Can you see that his hair is made from corduroy? Wool corduroy! I’ve had it in my stash for ages and finally gave it a try!

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I am teaching the swaddled baby class this weekend at the New England Quilt Museum. I hear there is one seat left if any one is interested.

a tattooed man


I want to get to my normal posting over here.


It is hard though because the Cody Foster fiasco is continuing to roll itself out. I have now seen the catalog for the 2013 season and found 3 items that were copied from my designs. That negates any argument that any one individually might not have come from my designs, eh? I also saw items copied from some of my craft-biz friends. It breaks my heart. I still don’t know how I’m going to go forward with this. It takes a toll no matter what direction I go. Among other things, the haters have come out who think that anyone can copy anyone, fair game. And they yell really loud. Sigh.


Instead I want to tell you some happy news. Here is my secret. Lean in close and I’ll whisper…


I’m doing a sale with OneKingsLane in November!!! Some of these things I’ve been posting that haven’t shown up in my Etsy shop- that’s why! I will be posting more info as it gets closer but I am so excited!


I am trying to focus on the good stuff. Moving forward here…

not a lumberjack

I thought he was going to be a lumberjack. I cut him out and sewed him up thinking he’d be a lumberjack. But, I sat back and took a good look at him and decided he just wasn’t. I posted this pic in various places and asked people who he was. I got loads of great answers and in the best of all possible worlds, I would have made ALL the things people suggested- a poet, a psych professor, a fisherman, a barista, a bounty hunter, a boxer, hipster, and musician.

5:11:hipster2Well, you know I do love making felt musical instruments.

5:11:hipster1So he is a hipster musician and who knows what else. I made him a banjo and a ukulele.

5:11:hipster5And a messenger bag with 2 books and 2 pencils. So we can add artist, writer, and/or composer.

5:11:hipster65:11:hipster3He has a red cashmere scarf. Here he is with all his stuff.

5:11:hipster45:11:hipster7What a guy! I love when a doll I am working on rebels and I have to go in an entirely new direction!