Tag Archives: yarns

What Are You Reading?

Summer is the time that I like to curl up in the shade and read a good book.  So I decided to make a couple of bookmarkers with my silly fish:

silly fish bookmarkers

I drew them with a black Micron pen and then colored with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils.

I think I like “Baby Face” the best!  🙂  Do you have a favorite?

I am currently reading this book, “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana de Rosnay:

book I'm reading now

It is an excellent story about July 1942, the days of the Vel’ d’Hiv’ in Nazi-occupied Paris.  Have you read it?

I borrowed my book from a friend so I thought I’d return it with one of my fish bookmarkers.

I also made one to keep for myself – this one is double-sided:

other side of fish bookmarker

2 sided fish bookmarker

I used cheap watercolors and Prismacolor pencils to color this one.

What book you are reading or would you recommend?  I’d love to hear from you!

Happy Reading!  🙂

If Pigs Could Fly

Flying Pig - Frontal view

I started this sculpture from this cute bunny:

My stuffed bunny

I then wrapped it in wire and added some natural do-dads to it:

A Wired Bunny

Kind of scary looking, huh?  Next I wrapped it with wool roving – you know the kind you felt with – and some knobby yarns.  I also sewed on shell beads for the eyes.

Flying Pig - side view

I added a couple of beaded felt beads I made several years ago (remember the wool roving) and bird feathers for wings.

Cat approval

I received cat approval!  YAY!

Sometimes I just need to create something really weird!  HAPPY Friday!  🙂

The Amazing Squirrel-Bird!

Once upon a time, a cute cuddly squirrel –

Stuffed squirrel

Got way to close to a bird feeder… so the birds tackled him and wrapped him in wire –

stuffed squirrel wrapped in wire

And left the squirrel this way overnight.  In the morning, the birds were surprised to find the squirrel had transformed into an unusual bird –

different view

It still had the shape of the squirrel but it’s coat had changed colors!

And it now had a beautiful orange beak!

Beak close-up shot

As the birds examined this strange looking bird, they noticed the feather at the top of its head –

Feather on head

“Ah-hah!”  Exclaimed the birds in unison, “This is a Dazzler Bird!”

It is a very rare squirrel-bird that lives high up in the trees.

Side view of sculpture

The Dazzler Bird is seen by very few people.  You have been given this exceptional sighting as a symbol of goodwill.  May it give you a smile on your lips and a skip in your step as you go about your day!

The End – or is it just the beginning?