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Happy Valentine's Day!
I just made these little chickens for a very dear friend who is about to welcome two little ones into the world. They are made of some super-soft vintage blanket wool my mom gave me and have a rattle inside. I've been thinking about REAL chickens a lot and I'd really like to keep a few in our backyard. I keep thinking I'll get serious about it when our backyard is in order but that just never seems to happen! Maybe this summer?
This past weekend there was a kite festival out on the frozen lake near our house. It was (relatively) warm and very windy which was perfect for January kite flying. That wind brought in some very cold weather however; today it was -12 F when the kids went out the door for school! It looks like we will have to resign ourselves to indoor activities for the next several days but our house and my studio are toasty warm, I have work to do for the new semester, and my kids are pretty good at finding ways to keep busy inside. Bundle up, Minnesota!
I sincerely hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday season.
Thank you all...for supporting my work by buying it, sharing it and saying kind words about it. It is always such an amazing feeling to fill up my shop with my toys and get such a great response. Lots of things got snapped up right away but there are still a few things left including this bear which might be my favorite new toy. (By the way, I'd like a pair of pajamas just like these for Christmas, please.) My work is not done yet as I still have a couple custom orders to finish up and a couple little presents to make before Christmas. The semester is winding down now too and soon I'll be enjoying a much needed break. I'm not able to take on any custom work right now and I'm not sure when I will again.
I'm headed to the post office with your orders tomorrow as long as I can make my way through the snow. We got somewhere around 10" of it today so it seems we will have a white Christmas here after all!
Also, apologies for not getting the work up on my site at exactly noon on Saturday. I learned something: While the i-phone Etsy app makes it really easy to do business on the go, reception from inside the family locker room at the YMCA just doesn't cut it!
I've had a few questions about the update and about buying from Etsy so I'll try to address some of them: I'll add everything I have to offer for the update to my shop at noon (CST) on Saturday. Nothing will be sold before then. You can now pay with either Paypal or credit card in my shop. If you see something you know you'd like to purchase, it's probably smart to put it in your cart and check-out right away. Until you actually go through the check-out process someone else can still buy it. If you to go back to my shop and buy any additional items I can adjust the shipping for combined items later, no problem. I do ship overseas. I use USPS priority shipping with insurance unless otherwise noted.
In between swimming lessons, violin recitals and other going-ons I'll be checking in on my shop messages and also my email all weekend so I can answer any additional questions. I hope you find something you like!
update on Saturday. I'm feeling pretty clever for getting the pictures taken outside on Monday during a very small window of time in which it was both sunny and unseasonably warm. That may not happen again for about five months!