Friday, August 29, 2014

And here we have ... more pumpkins!

I have been having so much fun making fabric pumpkins that I decided to make another batch (or patch?!).  This batch required more work and the embellishments were quite costly but the finished product is just what I had hoped for!   The fabric came from a 93 year old lady's "stash" and was gifted to my Sister by her friend.  My Sister sent me quite a bit but it's almost gone now!   The fabric is raw hand woven silk from India.  It is so unique with little nubby's of color throughout.  I dyed the fabric with wine colored dye and then washed, rinsed and dried it in the sun.  It came out a beautiful purplish/rusty color with wine undertones.  One piece of fabric was pulled from the dye early and it turned out marine blue and burnt orange.  Looks like Autumn - my favorite Season!   Well, I guess it's time to get back to the bears.   A gallery of four little ones will be coming on September 12th, so nose to the grindstone!  Have a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend!   Hugs & Blessings, Janice

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sidetracked Again!

This past week was one of those weeks where I got sidetracked and had so much fun!  Last year at this time, I created a pumpkin patch from upcycled vintage wool clothing.  It was so much fun, I decided to repeat the process this year - same fabrics, different pumpkins!   There are four pumpkins left in my etsy shop.  If you have a moment to stop by and peek at what is available, I would be most grateful!  Here is a link ...  Booh Bears etsy Shop - Upcycled Vintage Wool Pumpkins 
I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs & Blessings, Janice

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

New Little Booh Bear Available Today!

Another remake of one of my older patterns!  This latest little girl was made from a piece of mohair that I acquired in a trade with a lady from Germany about 10 years ago.  While going through my small pieces mohair stash a couple weeks ago, I happened upon two scraps that I acquired from this lady and was so happy to see them!  I've yet to see any mohair like this in the U.S. - it is white underneath with gold tips.  The mohair itself is rather sparse but it is fuzzy which makes it appear dense.  So unique and pretty!     "Merigold" is made from one of the scraps and the other scrap is tan with brown tips, so a tiny puppy will come from that. Merigold's original pattern is my "Sophia" (available in my etsy Shop) with a few changes to the head, arms and legs. I hope you will take a peek at Merigold's page once it goes live at 11:00 a.m. Phoenix, AZ time today!  If you click on the following link, it will take you to her page and there will be a world clock link which will tell you what time she goes live in your corner of the world!   Have a lovely day!  Hugs & Blessings,  Janice   Merigold's Webpage