Monday, February 27, 2006

new puppets coming

Originally uploaded by Fern House Studio.
This openwinged owl is a new fingerpuppet design, among many, coming soon to my website or one of the galleries carrying my work.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Look what I made!

Originally uploaded by Fern House Studio.
Look! One of my first sewing projects--a nifty changepurse/pouch. I even lined it with creme colored duponi silk. A memory game card adorns the front (a card from a memory game I used to play as a kid.) Vintage button. 100% wool felt.

I'm quite proud, though the sewing isn't perfect, it's a fun start. Think I should sell these on my website? I could also sell kits to make them--let me know what you think.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Illustration Friday: Chair

These are pics of a rocking chair I painted a couple of years ago for The Maine Discovery Museum in an auction/ benefit they were doing. It has a happy home now. Features all kinds of my animals and goes from water to land to sky.

Sew & Sew

I got a new sewing machine! I'm so excited! I'm just learning how to machine sew and got this basic $149 machine from Pfaff, which looks great for beginners. And I get 5 hours of free classes and lots of other perks from the (locally owned) store where I bought it.

So maybe you won't hear from me for awhile, as I'll be busy playing with my new machine. Then suddenly one day, all kinds of posts of wonderful sewn things will appear here. I have lots of cool ideas in mind.

Speaking of sewing, here's a new puppet body--this one's gonna be a crocodile:

The pattern of the fabric reminds me of this:, which is a piece from an old memory game from the 70's that my sister and I used to play with my grandma. I'm going to be using some of these memory pieces ( I hope) in some very cool sewn pouches/ change purses that I have planned. One of the sewing machine projects. I'll post them when I have some done. There are all kinds of retro designs on those memory pieces that I love; including a very neat fox, and a couple of inspiring owl designs. They have a very European design style-- this game came from Switzerland and was made by Ravensburger, who is still in the game/hobby business in Europe. As far as I can tell, though, this memory game is out of print.

lastly, I got the nifty chicken measuring tape at the fabric store. Pull on the egg and the tape measure comes out.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Featured Again!

Thanks to Hip for featuring my prints. Just a reminder, my print sale is going on until Feb. 28th, supplies are dwindling, so visit soon.