I found these great bicycles on Easter clearance. They had bunnies attached, but I carefully removed them, along with the candy that came in the baskets.
I used some paint and epoxy remover to get the glue off the seats, eventually managed to pick it off. I then patched, sanded, and painted the seats over, closely matching the the bike frames.
I think they are so charming, and they fit my kitten
I designed and made this dress for my latest kitten doll. I went way overboard altering the outer and inner bodice pieces to give a faux piping effect around the neck and armholes. In reality, the thin line of turquoise fabric that shows is about 1/16 of an inch wide! A matching band of turquoise is set in along the bottom hem too, with a row of light blue Rick Rack anchoring it in place.
I hand stitched a blue ribbon at the waistline and tacked on a matching bow. I find the dress captivating all by itself and its small size makes it even cuter.
This is S.B.’s birthday slug. He’s based on the pattern for my Valentine bird, with a few alterations. He’s got a little painted wooden birthday present in his “mouth”, and pipe cleaner antennae with painted wooden beads at their ends. His birthday hat is topped with a tiny pom pom.
S.B. had been suggesting for some time that I make a “Huggy Slug” to go with my other huggy creatures.
His name, Mr Buskit, was revealed during the course of a confused driving conversation:
Elizabeth: “What are we waiting for?”
S.B.: “We’re waiting until this bus gets by.”
Elizabeth: “Who’s Mr Buskit?”
Elizabeth: “We’re waiting until Mr Buskit’s by?”
S.B.: “We’re waiting until this bus gets by us.”
S.B.: “Who’s Mr Buskit?”
Elizabeth: “I don’t know. I thought maybe he was a neighborhood pet.”
S.B.: “A neighborhood pet?… Maybe that’s the slug’s name.”
Happy birthday, S.B…from me and Mr Buskit 🙂
My “Laurence with Primroses and Daffodils” (above) was included in an Etsy Treasury list called “Willy Nilly, Daffy O’Dilly” by by Susan at anaddedtouch.etsy.com. Thanks, Susan!
That’s him in the upper right. The original painting was done in acrylic, and a print is available in my Etsy shop
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