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!


4 responses »

  1. They are just beautiful. You certainly have a way of bringing it all together. Merry Christmas and a very happy and creative New Year. Thank you for your postings; you always give me inspiration

  2. What adorable creatures! So hard to pick favorites, they’re all so cute. The little flatsy elf is my most favorite, but also the owls, the mice, the snowsuit ba- well, you get the drift. Such fun sweet and hand made items, I’m sure they will be a huge success!

    Happy Holidays to you!

  3. Thanks Judee, Hope you have a very happy Christmas! The little creatures have been quite popular – I can’t make enough to keep them stocked!

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