ARCHIVES February 2009
Miss Beatrice Bunny by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing
This is Miss Beatrice Bunny, the lop rabbit. She is the third original, one-of-a-kind folk art animal doll that Max Bailey and I have made together. She is a sweetie. She’s sitting on the fabrics I have picked out for her dress. She has a little violet flower painted on her undershirt that matches the…
The Owl and the Pussycat Treasury on Etsy
My “Elenora Kitten” was included in this “The Owl and the Pussycat” treasury on Etsy. Thanks Nancy, from Nature Visions. My Elenora print can be found here, along with the video I made of myself painting her. She has, as you may have already read, her own owl beau, Henry. My print of “Henry the…
Bits from my weekend
A little gift giving, birthday cake baking, and cake eating… Some quilt shop shopping… Blueberry muffin baking… Some zig-zagging and prewashing… A little napping… Lots of ironing… And clutter…everywhere! Hope you’re having a good weekend too!
Things that make smoke come out of my ears
Does this image look familiar to you? It does to me too. It’s been reproduced, legally, by two major needlework companies, Candamar and JCA for needlework kits, and by Scene Weaver for a pillow and a throw. Pretty cool. I worked long and hard on this one. My cousins even thought it was a painting…
Art toys and strawberries
I finally put these fuzzy slugs up for adoption in my Etsy shop. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with my soft dolls and toys, with the CPSIA legislation still unresolved, but given they are still working to sort out the details, I thought I’d post my slugs. From what I understand, you are…
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I thought I’d share my pretty Valentine’s flowers with you. Please have a cookie and some tea too. Yesterday, I made Linzer Hearts from the All New All Purpose Joy of Cooking. I used the recipe for Drei Augen and used raspberry preserves, boiled for two minutes and then cooled to…
Hopping down the bunny trail
This the the original folk art bunny rabbit doll Max Bailey and I are working on so far. Our attempt to take these photos almost resulted in our bunny flying away. The wind was really something. Ms. Bunny is a lop rabbit. I made different arms for her than our cats have. And you’ve got…