Thursday, May 28, 2009

My garden.... the blue buckets are tomatoe plants ... I have all kinds of green tomatoes growing right now.....grin!

We have many fruit including blueberries, blackberries....

Apples , pears and peaches....


One of my favorite spots .....You can't see it but my rose beds includes, red, orange , pink , white and rose colors.*grin*

Side of the house.... in beginning blooming state....i have a huge variety here.... phlax, hydrangeas, foxglove, wild lilies ... just few to mention...

Wild roses , although they were planted. I harvest these roses and dry. i love to use for gift arrangments because they are miniature...

Back yard garden...

Our barn and our willow of my favorite trees...

Thank you for visiting my farm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Folk Story Tail

About three years ago , I made a mouse and some babies and gave as a gift. Recently I was request as commission work to make them once again.
They were made from 100% farm sheep's wool but the *rug* and and the book is felted alpaca.
Their tails has wire so one can easily pose it.
Here they are .... Hope you like Cheryl!smiles, Patricia~

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I have been honored with this very special award by my dear friend and fellow artist, Joanna Thomas. Many have tried to describe the beauty of Joanna’s dolls by calling them haunting and beautiful. In my words, they are the most exquisite I’ve ever seen. Whenever Joanna makes a faerie tale, she reads the characters deeply, bringing the best of that character out in extraordinary beauty. Please visit her site- it will be an indulgence, I promise…
Thank you , Joanna, for giving me this award .

As a rule, this was the message that Joanna left me:

Patricia... I have left you an award on my blog because I am blessed and happy to call you my friend! I am so happy we met!

Although I have three blogs, I am still getting to know many other artists blogs. The three below are not only artists but friends to me. These awards are for you because:
Rose, you are a friend that most people only dream of having. I love the way you make me smile through your art and friendship. This award is for you.
Tracey, this award is for you because I am blessed to call you friend. You’re felted illustrations have encouraged me on my own journey. Thank you.
Dessa, I just met you, but I can sense your kindness. I am looking forward to getting to know you better.
Thank you for encouraging me through my blogs.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


I thought it was about time for me to share with you a little about the books that I have been working on. This particular illustration is a WIP and here you can see the progress as it comes. This process is done with 2 ideas in mind. One is a flat illustration , in which is done with clean dyed wool and the other is the sculpted characters. This is a new approach to illustrating Children's book and I sure hope that other fiber artists will follow me with the desire to grown in this area. My first book ,One sweet lesson, will be realised on mid-summer. This book was a long process for me mostly because I was *lost* many times without knowing what to do. I am confident that both story and illustrations will warm your heart as it has on mine.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Wee herbs....

If you take a leisurely stroll through a kingdom of green trees, blossoming flowers and spiced air,
you will find many busy forest-mice harvesting bundles and baskets of flowers and herbs.
Most mice-folk are fond of freshly plucked herbs to garnish their cheese and salads but many
are wise and swiftly hang their herbs to dry-usually in a knobby hollow of a tree or perhaps draped
against a large tree stump or boulder .In fact ,this is the most common way of drying herbs ( countless thousands of human-folk have passed through woods in the spring time and mistakenly believed bundles of herbs to be moss!) Such a thought…..
Rosemary is a particular favorite with forest- mice ( hence the many mice named so) as well as thyme, savory and sweet marjoram , to state a few.
For medicine tonics and balms, feverfew, and coltsfoot are among the easily recognizable in their glass jars upon the shelves. And we mustn’t forget tea time – Chamomile and Dandelion are often served in the afternoon . But perhaps the sweetest delight is not for our forest friends but for a human- folk. For the herbs that hang to dry throughout the spring give flavor to the air and life to the forest breeze. Perhaps in your next ramble through the woods, you will be able to detect the fragrances of the drying flowers and herbs and appreciate them as they were meant to be.

You can meet Mrs Mouse at my etsy store by clicking the etsy gadget


I just found out that ebay has cancelled and removed my auction that was going to end tomorrow. This has happen to me so many times this year, that is hard not to think that someone is out there just trying to get me out of business. I am the kind of person that believes the best of people and it is so hard for me to think that but this type of think took place in the past 2 months alone.
Two of the cancellations I had an eBayer representative email me and apologize because it was their fault but I never received my *high cost* listings fees back. The reason my listing was removed it was because I had my blog address there.... what about everyone else?
I am tired of this, I will be listing on etsy now on.

Storyteller Mouse

I have a little mouse almost ready for eBay listing and although *she* is not the one you see on the clip above , I want to share it anyways. The little mouse above lives with my friend, Paul, in Paris. He is a master in graphics and he made me this clip, isn't it sweet?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Bear's progress

Here is a picture of my bear that I have been working on... there is a lot more to do .

I love Jacob sheep's wool because its natural color and ability to felt.

The wool you see at the background is from our own sheep and was skirted and washed only. I am combing a little at a time as I need too.

Wool processing is very relaxing to me ... I really enjoy it... but making the animals is my favorite!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Making eyes and a new Bear

I know these eyes don't look the best but they were still wet when I took the pictures.

I have always uses wool alone for the eyes , but since many times making polymer sculpted fairies I would make my eyes in insert on the dolls, I decided to try it out and I can tell you that I *really* like the end results.

Last night I spent over 5 hours making my new bear. I was only able to make his head because when I needle felt I like to add thin layers at a time to allow the final sculpture to be very firm.

I made many sculptures that were much softer than what I do now , but is like .... improving... it is very hard when a needle felted artist felts a sculpture firmly , to go back to soft... at least that is the case with me. I will upload his progress.... I thought to make a fish to go with him. This will be a fairytale bear and he will be holding a hand full of worms. A gift to Mr. fish.
I Like to think that this will be a * Covenant of Peace* between these two.* grin*

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Bunny Video

Ohhh , I had a lot of fun making this little video today but boy is so short. I have to try it again..... I used close to 20 pictures... can you believe it? Any way ,this set is ready , here is a picture.I will list them on ebay tonight or Tomorrow.
What do you think?

Friday, May 1, 2009

Mother's Day Bunny

Hi, I am here once again doing what I like to do the most- felt! Felting is a time consuming art but I love it so very much. Fairytales are my favorite. This bunny is part of a project that I have in mind. She is a working in progress. Right now she is tightly felted but she is missing some trimming and all her details. She will have a little girl bunny,I will be making a motion video , a *very* short one . I made a *tryout* with my fox, Silvano and I really liked it . I will be posting my progress here.
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