holiday update tomorroooow!

we are putting on our nosies and ears, being filled with love and sweetness...
the holiday update is tomorrooooow!
time: 6pm central
(4pm pacific/ 5pm mtn/ 7pm eastern)
international friends click here for time conversion.
it will be an intimate update of only a half dozen OOAK bears.

happy holidays! *they are all SOLD, thank you lovely people!


yummy xmas tie dyed mohair

i adore tie dying because the results are always a surprise. this christmas tie dyed mohair turned out simply amazing.. just as i hoped: strawberry patches mingled in a spring to evergreen forest, with a bit of snow and a few touches of plum. i find it to be a four-seasons color combo, so the 2 sweet bears i am making with it will look fab all year round in any setting.

update announcement to happen very soon! have a relaxing saturday :)


holiday bears in progress!

mohair stick bear miniature

i'm working on new *smaller* sized stick bears for my holiday update happening in the next few days! green "holly" was a special order cousin from my pre-holiday bears update, just to show for comparison how small the newer ones are- the white bear is only 3 1/2 inches! giggles!

there will be more sneak peeks posted here as things progress :)


sock monkey = cozy home

december greetings! today is the 10th, which is PFATT marketplace update. this magical month i am offering a delightful old pair of real vintage sock monkeys, Frida and Franklin! they are from my personal collection and have lived with me many years... so i can give them a good reference, lol! IMHO sock monkeys add a touch of cozy + whimsy anywhere you put them. some nice examples below (let's play "spot the monkey"!)

i like the metal baskets idea

from Real Simple mag.. monkeys as wall art. a good way to free up shelf space!

jennifer murphy studio sock monkey
Mr. Peppermints, one of my creations, gracing the ribbon wall in Jennifer Murphy's colorful studio. so flattered! :)

have fun decorating your home with beloved sock monkeys!

*stay tuned for my holiday bear update on my web site next week* have a swell weekend!