Wednesday, September 18, 2019

It's Wednesday . . . (again!)

Hello and welcome!
The air is crisp and dewy this morning signaling 
the coming of fall. 
If only we could hold onto this season a bit longer.

Should you like to purchase todays' offering,
please send an email to:
(State payment method as well, pay pal, Credit card or check.)

Please meet:
Guarding The Pumpkin
"Guarding The Pumpkin"
This wee fellow has found the perfect pumpkin, but a fuzzy little
mouse is hoping for a nibble! 
A 5.5"  jointed teddy of German viscose sits atop a hand dyed
velvet pumpkin pincushion.  The leaves are created from antique
army blanket wool and wire tendrils curl 'round.
Teddy wears a ruff of vintage ribbon, leaning back as to claim
this pumpkin as his own.
Maybe they can share and become fall friends - perfect!
ship $14.00

Happy Fall ~ It's Almost Here!
Lori Ann

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Another Manic Wednesday . . .

Hello and Welcome!
I'm down to the wire today, finishing my offerings this morning
after being a bit sleepy last night.
Then photos and loading it's now 11:46 and I'm rushing!
But they are here and it's TWINS!!!
(ps: camera angles are tricky . . . each photo almost makes each one look different or alike!)

Should you like to purchase, please send an email to:
(state payment method as well please, pay pal, CC or check ;-)

Because I have TWINS . . . 
The best way to do this is first emails gets #1
Second email gets #2

Please meet the twins:
Rusty & Copper
Rusty & Copper are sweet 8" teddies of lovely hand dyed mohair!
Each is  fully jointed, weighted nicely with steel shot, has wool felt paws 
and glass eyes. They boys we are pants of a wonderful early cotton with 
leather suspenders and teeny metal buttons. A ruff of vintage ribbon
encircles each neck. To top it all off each wears a paper hat of vintage
crepe paper, decorated with cotton and crepe.  A tiny black velvet pumpkin will
accompany each teddy!
ship $10.00
Yay for cooler days . . . tho we've a few hot ones to get thru!
Lori Ann

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Tip Toeing Into September

Hello . . .
As we go lightly into the month of September I spy a turned leaf here,
an acorn dropped there, and these first hints of color inspire me.
They are not yet vivid, but a hint of what's to come and it makes me smile.

Please enjoy today's offerings.
Should you like to purchase please send an email to:
(Please state by name or item number & list payment preference, pay pal, CC, or check)

#1 ~ Lumina a pincushion friend
A sweet black mohair kitten stands proudly atop a velvet "Lumina"
pumpkin. She wears a ruff of vintage ribbon and holds a 
teeny velvet pumpkin of her very own.
Atop the pumpkin are hand shaded leaves of antique wool
and wire tendrils. 
Nicely weighted.
Overall height:8"
ship $14.00
 #2 ~ Jack a pincushion friend
Another sweet black mohair kitten stands proudly atop a velvet "Jack"
pumpkin. He wears a ruff of vintage ribbon and holds tightly a 
wee velvet pumpkin he picked himself.
Atop the pumpkin are hand shaded leaves of antique wool
and wire tendrils. 
Nicely weighted.
Overall height: 8"
ship $14.00
Have a glorious September!
Lori Ann

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The last Wednesday in August - Oh how time flies!

Hello there,
Can summer really be coming to an end?
I'm seeing hints in the leaves, the morning dew and the garden
beginning to wane.
It is bittersweet . . . but I do love fall and find so much 
inspiration in the colors to come.
Today's Wild Hare offering reflects those colors.

Should you like to purchase please send an email to:
(Please state by name and list payment method. Pay pal, CC or check)

Please meet:
"Panda with Pumpkins"
Panda is a sweet little fellow of about 6".
Created from German viscose with wool felt paw pads.
He's fully jointed & nicely weighted with steel shot. Panda wears a bow of
silk sari ribbon & vintage French ribbon. He comes nestled into a box with 
3 velvet pumpkins & yet another tucked into the ribbon on top.
A ready made vignette for your fall display!
ship $10
Bye Bye August . . .
Lori Ann

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Stitching together the fabric of friendship . . .

Those who love to stitch quite often find themselves in friendships
with others who share that love.
Whether as work or hobby, there is always something new to learn
from others. The excitement of discovering new fabrics, threads, techniques & tools
is easily understood by those who "get it", because they love it too.
Since early days, we've stitched together in groups, at jobs, quilting bees,
in classes, or to pass the time while mending. Chatting and catching up
on each other's lives is a part of this, however, just being amongst friends
and stitching in silence is good for the soul.

I'm honored to be a small part of this new wool projects book.
This lovely book is written by Rebekah L. Smith and her daughter Kelsey.
They asked other "stitcher friends" to contribute a pattern,
then they complemented those with a "Rebekah" project as well.
In the book you will find 16 different projects in wool appliqué, embroidery,
rug hooking, punch needle, sewn rug making
and my own 3 dimensional Bluebird pincushion.

Thank you Rebekah and Kelsey for including me in this project of friendship!
Lori Ann
Tomorrow, Monday August 26th, I will be offering a "Wool and Bits" kit
for this sweet "Nested Bluebird" pincushion.  
The shop will be updated at 10am EST.
You will need the book for pattern/instructions and can purchase it
by using this link.
To keep cost down, and because most stitchers 
already have an array of threads to choose from, the kit will include:
hand dyed wool, ribbon, bead eyes, wool felt for beak. washers for
weight, card stock for a base and a sticker to sign your work.
You can purchase the kit thru my "mercantile shop" below:

I will also be re-stocking a few other kits and supplies at the same time!

Happy stitches to you & your friends.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A day called Wednesday . . .

An August hello to all!
I've one final "Summer/Liberty" piece to offer you before
the colors in my studio soften to the golden tones of fall.

Should you like to purchase, please send an email to:
(Please list item by name and add your preferred payment method)

Please meet:
Liberty Belle
Liberty Belle is a lovely pincushion bunny.
The details are many  . . . beginning with 3 lined peplums of the
finest antique wool, each embroidered and gathered at her wast.
Her shawl is the same red wool. Her skirt (pincushion) is of 
hand dyed wool embellished with woolen stars, feather stitching
and more. From her waist hang a tiny wooden spool, a scissor charm
and a teeny Liberty Belle.
Another pincushion acts as a sort of exterior bustle at the back of 
her dress. She is about 9" tall overall.
This lady in all her finery awaits holding your pins and needles,
or would be happy to just keep company in your stitching area!
(ship $16)

Have a sun-shiny day!
Lori Ann

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

And just like that . . it's Wednesday again!

Hello and welcome!

Should you like to purchase, please send an email to:
Lori Ann

Please state item by it's name and list payment preference.
(Pay pal, check or credit card)

Have a happy day,
Lori Ann

Please meet:
Vincent is 9" of mohair sweetness!
He has wool felt paw pads and German glass eyes.
His sweater is custom knit just for him in the 
most beautiful shade of blue!
He wears a kerchief created from a old bandanna too.
Weighted nicely with steel shot, he is ready to snuggle into your hands!
ship $9.00

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Welcome to Wednesday!

Hello, and welcome to yet another Wild Hare Wednesday!
It's hot, humid, rainy and grey in our bit of Ohio today.
Perfect inside stitching weather.

Should you like to purchase please send an email to:
(Please state your preferred payment method as well, 
Pay pal, credit card or check)

Please meet:
A Little Blue
And he is . . . . . . "A Little Blue"
Of course that's in color, not his mood! Blue is a very sweet 8" teddy, 
created  from hand dyed German mohair. The blue color is a tad deeper 
in person. (So difficult to get true colors to show some days!)
Blue has wool felt paws, German glass eyes and is weighted
 nicely with steel shot.
He's a simple fellow, wearing a collar created from antique gauze
embellished with an antique flag pin.
such a lovely profile . . . 
a sweet face . . . 

Have a lovely day,
Lori Ann