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!
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.
The owls are made from a thrift store sweater and a wool blazer with vintage buttons for eyes.
A little flatsy elf I sent to my grandson.
Gotta have some Christmas mice!
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!