Monthly Archives: December 2012

Merry Little Christmas


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  Here are some of the little creatures I’ve been sewing for my daughter, Cait’s, new shop; Coyote Hill Garden and Design in Multnomah Village in Portland.  We have a lot of urban coyotes in this area of Portland, so the name seemed fitting!  These are made from wool felt, up-cycled clothing and sweaters, and felt made from recycled  plastic bottles.  I did all the designs myself by looking at photographs of animals and trying to create a few simple lines to suggest the animal.  This is a fox, not a coyote!

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The little red doll is from a design I created years ago from a teddy bear pattern, sans ears! The squirrels hold a vintage green glass acorn bead.

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The owls are made from a thrift store sweater and a wool blazer with vintage buttons for eyes.

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A little flatsy elf I sent to my grandson.

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Gotta have some Christmas mice!

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More snow suit babies to hang on the tree.


Owls and squirrels, foxes and racoons!  Oh my!


A couple of snow boys and their sister, and a baby!


Here’s my first visit to Santa – do I look a little unsure about this large man with a fake beard who asked me to sit on his lap?

Leaving you with the wish for the happiest of holidays to each and every one.  I’m off to Denver in a couple of days to spend some time with my grandson, his new puppy, and Christmas!