on my work table

I worked up-state this weekend – warm days and freezing nights – perfect.

A rat with a very ratty back made from mrs. brown’s skirt. The remains of that skirt have been languishing in deep storage  but it occurred to me last week  that  the strange weave would make a fabulous rat.  It’s difficult stuff to sew but  that difficulty inspired this new back detail/ texture I like, especially in profile.

And a delicate songbird – I began about a year ago.

She made a lot of progress over the weekend and this may finally be her week.

I also spent some time wondering around and looking at stuff like this down on it’s luck house.

There are a few more weekend photos on instagram.  And even so early in the season there were a couple great yard sales and a friend with a glorious old farmhouse was down sizing before a move  and gave me some marvelous things, so I hauled back a toyota full of treasures I’ll show you later.


  1. …Ooo, I love it all! Your delicate lil’ bird is especially sweet! :o)

    …And I adore old houses, that is a great photo btw.

    …Enjoy your day!

    …Peace & blessings. :o)

  2. Maria Zetts

    I love birds, this is so cute! I wish I knew how to make one

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