We are getting my art together for Antonio to take to the Heimtextil show in Frankfurt, Germany. Before Luca was born I used to join Antonio for all the shows. I'm hoping to get back to that someday! (many shows sadly don't allow kids)
My collection will be at booth H68 in Hall 4.2
If your attending the show stop by and take a look. There will be lots of bright, fun art for kids & baby... from florals, to conversationals with some seasonal surprises along the way!
This book features removable puzzle pieces to play with two ways. Each piece pops out of the book & can be puzzled back in place. Then... each piece can be assembled together to create Santa's Christmas Choo- Choo.
A fun & festive way to encourage hand & eye coordination.
*Hold on tight... the Christmas train pulls out of the station in just 6 days.
I think that will leave us ALL breathing a sigh of relief!
I am not Jewish but I do have a great deal of respect & curiosity about the religion.
Over the years I've been commissioned to create several Hanukkah pieces. This year I bought my first menorah as an opportunity to discuss the Jewish religion with my son Luca. As a child I had wished for a better understanding of other religions. I've checked out a couple children's books about the holiday to read as bedtime stories. So tonight at sundown we'll light our first candle.
Today I'm showing some sections of my Woodland tree skirt. This is made of felt & a variety of other fabric. To finish off the rustic, woodland look I found some wooden buttons & stained a couple in some earthy shades. I love to cut & sew & enjoyed working on this. Next step, some woodland ornaments... for next year maybe!
Bear with bird friends.
Raccoon meet Sparrow, Sparrow meet Raccoon.
How do you do?
Bunny loves berries!
A few of the fabrics I used in this Woodland tree skirt.
That's another fun part- picking the palette of fabric & special touches!
The forecast for where I live is on a steady decline until the end of the week. I'm not a winter girl so I'm thinking of ways to make the most of it. My usual trick is a indoor winter garden- Amaryllis, Paper Whites & hyacinth. Gives me hope to see flowers bloom in the frosty weather.
(even if it's indoors) and it smells so good.
*If you have any suggestions or tips for the winter pass them along!
I did order a new down filled coat as my cold weather staple.
Just found out that Tom Magliozzi died earlier this week. I am a HUGE fan of car talk & so enjoyed listening to them crack one another up & learning a little something along the way. I almost forgot they had names.... just thought of them as the Click & Clack brothers. The show always brought a smile to my face & gave me a lasting impression on a beautiful brotherly bond.
Starting out November with a fall floral. Trying to hold on to last couple weeks of warmer weather here. Then it's on with my North Face coat until the end of April!
*Note to self find a chicer winter uniform.
An appropriate time of year for something truly scary to happen. My computer hard drive is corrupted so we're off to get me a new computer. Kind of a bummer you get so attached to your work set up & I've had a lot of good times with this computer. You know how it goes there's always some sort of learning curve & a couple files that get lost in transferring everything to your new computer. Finger Crossed. Seems like every 3 years or so there's a BIG computer glitch.
(Do they really make our lives easier... Hmmm?)
Antonio was in Denver a couple weeks ago & took a picture of these intricately carved pumpkins. Mine won't look anything like this but it's something to aspire too!
* Love how some feel very Dia de Muertos & Mexican paper cutout- Wow!
Luca's school Halloween party is this afternoon. I'm out the door in just a couple minutes. Lovely fall day here today. I keep looking out my window to see showers of falling leaves. (which basically means weekend raking but... it's pretty)
I still get excited about the holidays & having a child I find it only reinforces my sense of play & wonder. Was up late last night making some ghost brownie bites. (yep, peanut free)
I've also prepared a little craft to do with the class- pom pom bats.
Bought some plain rings & bracelets to attach them to.