Paper & Yarn: October 2008

Paper & Yarn

there is no x in "espresso"... the angels have the phonebox... my cheese, my rules...Libby says "Hi"...We thought you were dead - I was. I'm better now...

29 October 2008

Wasting time.

This is interesting, but, long.


And finally, (this is up intermittenly, if it's down go here

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28 October 2008

First Houselette up.

The first Houselette is up in the shop. Here's a peek at some more.

Here's the first Houselette painting which will be up soon.

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27 October 2008


I am almost finished with the first Houselettes and accompanying mini mixed media paintings. Hopefully, I can get them up tomorrow or Wednesday.

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More fun.

Two videos I found this weekend. The first makes you go "how'd they do that?"

If you have children who watch Nickelodian (or if you watch Nickelodian), you probably know who Purple and Brown are. Warning - it contains a bit of "bathroom humor".

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25 October 2008

Something fun

If you are a child of the 80's, you'll like this video. :)

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New treasury

I got a treasury this morning. Check it out here:

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23 October 2008

More new work

I have three Snarlies and three portraits up in the shop now.

Here is one of the mini portraits.

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22 October 2008

New items up in shop

The first two new items are up in the shop. Please see my mini shop in the sidebar. Hope you like them.

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21 October 2008

New items

Having to fix a painting before I put the first three Snarlies up in the shop. I will get them up ASAP!

In the meantime, here is a preview of the Snarlies.

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I don't know if I've mentioned that my daugther is an artist. She's very good. Usually, she does animation type artwork. Characters from WoW and anime stuff. Today, she did a digital drawing of Stormy. This was from an empty canvas with a mouse.

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20 October 2008


First, for the blog, I am redoing the favorites feature into one post that will be accessible from the sidebar. As soon as I am done transferring them to the one post, all the individual favorite posts will disappear.

Second, I have been working hard all week on two new shop items. I am going back to my roots of paper and yarn. I have created two amigurumi items - Houselettes and Snarlies. So, what the heck is a Snarly or a Houselette, you say?

Well, a Houselette is a tiny crocheted, stuffed, and decorated house. They come in various colors and are about 2" tall.

Snarlies, on the other hand, are also crocheted and stuffed, too, but, are little creatures based on a story I used to tell my girls when they were small. Of course, like most little girls, my girls woke up with many tangles in their hair. And, like most little girls, they did not like having their hair brushed out. So, to try to ease their "suffering" (and pass on the blame), I made up the Snarlies. The Snarlies were little creatures that lived under their pillows and came out at night to entangle their hair. They would check each night for Snarlies - of course, never finding any. Sometimes, the Snarlies would show up anyway; sometimes, they were spared. Even though, they grew out of it, of course, (although, my youngest believed in them a little bit too long) the idea of the Snarlies is something they remain fond of and, I imagine, will make an appearance for their little girls, too.

Anywho, no one ever asked just what they looked like, so, I thought the Snarlies needed manifesting. If you'd like to know what a Snarly looks like, tune in tomorrow for their debut in my shop.

The Houselettes are on their way, too. And, each Snarly and Houselette will have their own portrait available in the shop, too.

08 October 2008

R.I.P. Stormy the hedgehog

Stormy the hedgehog passed away last night. He was found this morning in his cage. His mouth was full of litter, so, we think he tried to eat his litter and choked to death. He had been losing his eyesight in the past several months. Needless to say, my daughter is very upset. He was about 4 years old. They are supposed to live around 6-7 years more or less. We are very sad.


Not an Etsy Space, but...

Check out this studio on Etsy Spaces.

01 October 2008

Etsy Spaces

A link to a studio space I found on Flickr this week on Etsy Spaces.


Favorites #34

Favorites #34 - Today, I am featuring someone who hearted me.

Like candy.

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