Friday, March 22, 2013

Chibis in Etsy and Birthday Boys!


Mr. Frodo

Birthday Boys!

I'm baking cakes for tonight's celebration! Jasons' kitties Sam and Frodo are two years old today!! There will be tuna and chicken for all the kitties and cake if they want some!

I've listed the wee Chibi bunnies in my Etsy shop so I hope you will drop by and see them!

Both Chibi and Pinki have been adopted! Thanks Debbie and Carol !

Happy Spring and Happy Birthday Sam and Frodo!
I wonder if they would wear party hats? hmmmmm......

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Yep, there is a Pinki Chibi!

Isn't she just the sweetest?? Just as soon as I get all the photos in order she and wee Chibi tan bunny will be in my Etsy shop. Be sure to check back for a link or sign up for notification if you are interested.

And here's her flower pin cushion sit upon. I'll offer the flowers separately. I'll do my best to have them in the shop tomorrow! Hope you like them!!
The wee things are the cutest!

Hoppy Spring!

Friday, March 15, 2013

wee Chibi wabbit

Chibi - according to Wikipedia is a Japanese word for diminutive person, or a style of anime caricature. Our fascination with Japan and things Japanese began years ago when we lived in Okinawa. The chibi found in the anime cartoons have been a special favorite of mine with characteristic small arms and legs, small body, and large head. Here's the first of my little Chibi rabbits and I expect there will be bears and other friends to follow. I haven't measured this dear chap yet, but I suspect he sits no more than two inches tall  - not counting his ears.

I've made him a sunflower pincushion to sit upon! If you'd like to see how I did this, check back soon and I'll show you!

And now for a peak at what I've been doing in the clay studio. This is a Panda Tea House I've made using the coil technique fashioning a teapot that looks like a pumpkin and then making it into a little house for tiny pandas. I hope to have it fired and ready to go for the upcoming show in Philadelphia. Fingers crossed it doesn't explode in the kiln!

And a view from the back. One always needs windows to look out of when enjoying tea. I'm sure the pandas will appreciate them.

and another view from the back. Wee Chibi Wabbit has a bushy white tail! Hope you like the look of these wee friends! I hope to have a couple in my Etsy shop next week. Check back for more news!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Quilt Show Goodies

The annual quilt fest was recently held in Hampton, Virginia, and the vendors who are there with all their goodies make for a wonderful time for all us attendees! Now the photo above shows Rocky and Pippin - not goodies from the show - but goodies who warm our hearts and keep us laughing!

I bought many luxurious ribbons you'll be seeing in outfits for my little bears and bunnies and other friends!

I wish you could see them up close! They are almost too pretty to cut!

Hand dyed threads are something I'm always on the lookout for - and I had to try out one color combination just as soon as I could wind it into a ball.

I just love all these beautiful spring colors!

I have no bears in residence at the moment so I had to ask a tiny sculpture in my kitchen window to show you just how pretty that pink thread is!

I think this will look lovely trimming a party dress for a bear tea party!

And this is certainly my favorite with the beautiful tiny pink ribbon roses. Hmmmm ..... now what color dress should these go on?? help here! The kitties are busy looking at the birdies out the window!!
Can't wait for the wonderful show again next year!!!