Monday, April 16, 2012

Hairy Forrest and little Black Bunnies!

Good Monday Evening All!
Hope the world has been treating you all well since the last time we spoke.....

Guess what I've been doing since we last chatted?......

one little corner of my backyard....seeded

Yep, tilling the backyard.....planting grass.....and spreading hay. OMG, lots and lots of hay! LOL!  It's taken much more time than I thought it would. But I'm hoping that I will get some grass out of all the work. I'm still not sure why, cause then I'm going to have to mow it. Yippee! The above picture is approximately 1/3 of what I've done. I still have another area (the far end in the pic) to do and then I can start on the side and front. Lots of work. When I got done for the day it looked like I had been working in the mines....I was covered head to toe in dirt. It's been dry so the tiller kicks up A LOT of dirt.  :)

Let's see, what else?.........Oh Yeah....
I was beginning to wonder if this day was ever going to I'm sure you were too. LOL! He looks pretty damn good! It's the same black semi-curly hair that is around his hooves. He looks like he has a 'fro'.......nothing racist, I grew up in the 70's and that's what they were called! Isn't that ridiculous that I think I have to clarify that? What has the world come to? Anyway, Forrest is now waiting for his liripipe to be completed. It's fitted, I simply have to sew it around his huge hair. :) Wanna see???
ain't he cute? :)

side view....i should have given him some 'chops' - HA!

Forrest and his liripipe.....the last piece of the puzzle!

In the midst of the yard work and Forrest I managed to squeeze in two more projects. Both of which were for my daughter.....really crappy news this week. I was trying to make her feel better. I hope it helped a little. I made her some paper roses. I was going to make a hair bow from them but couldn't get it to work the way I wanted, she just got paper roses. They made her smile for a bit. And then, I gave her 'The Bunny'!  She seemed to really like him a lot. I hope it brings her a little comfort. At the very least I hope it reminds her of how much I love her. :)  The bunny was a recycle or an up-cycle or whatever it is they are calling it this month. I cut him from an old shirt. I had two 'thermal' shirts, one black, one dark purple. They were starting to fall apart - I guess 4 or 5 years of wear will do that. Just some little holes. I had put them aside in hopes of using them for something (other than rags). It worked out rather well. The material is stretchy and was perfect for the bunny!

paper roses! I printed a color design on one side and
a b&w on the other.

cut and waiting for the sewing machine

stuffed! too many carrots!  :)

button eyes, pink nose and a lil' heart!

fuzzy pic, but i wanted you to see his lil' white tail

I've squeezed some time in for my doublet as well. Man, I don't know how you all make 10 / 15 / 20 or more dolls at a time. It's exhausting! Maybe I'm not focused enough? Or maybe some of my craft / artist friends have more than two hands - LOL!! Anyway, as you can see I am easily side tracked, comes with age I guess. I have gotten the material cut and placed on the manikin. I hope to work on it more this coming weekend after I get Forrest and Harley listed on Etsy.

not much to look at right now...but here it is

Speaking of Etsy....I've been doing some research on the 'hows and whys'. Wow, there's a lot to read over. Got my work cut out for me in the next couple of days. Have to have it set up by Wednesday or Thursday!
Have too! I see that you can use their 'payment' or you can use something like PayPal. I have a paypal account. Anyone out there using Etsy please give me some insight on how you manage your account. Which option do you use? And why? I really appreciate the help and input I've gotten from everyone!!

What else? Hhhhmmmmm.....
the Wee Stuffies have been temporarily set aside so that Forrest could be focused on. However, the ideas are still flowing for the Wee's. Maybe I'll be able to squeeze some time in for their sculpting this weekend too. Wow, I've got a lot of time to squeeze in! Positive thoughts! The little engine that could has made it to the front of my brain. :)

The 'sneak peek' from the last post is sitting and waiting along side of the Wee Stuffies.

I guess that's all for now. I'm sure I've forgotten soon as I hit 'post' I'll remember it. LOL

I see I have another member. YAY!
Hi Pamela! I didn't see a blog. :( 

Be Good, Be Safe, Be Happy!

p.s. - that brings me too 30 members and 107 posts. Getting closer!  :)


  1. I've been MIA! Wanted to say that Forrest looks great with hair :) So Cute!
    I accept Paypal and Money orders only on Etsy. No checks 'cause they could bounce then you have the hassle of charges. I don't remember all the details of when I set up my account because it was so long ago but I may be able to help ya. Just holler.... plus they changed a lot since I started. Good Luck!

  2. Thanks Summer!
    I really appreciate the help. I'll be sure to ask if I have questions. :)