Sunday, June 30, 2013

Getting ready for the 4th of July


I've been busy making things for our annual 4th of July show and sale near the Santa Barbara Mission.
These are little wool felt houses-pincushions perhaps...


here is what they look like before sewing up....
I put crushed walnut shells and stuffing inside. A fun way to use up those little fabric scraps...


Tiny fox and friend....I need to learn how to knit tiny sweaters for my creatures. I bought the small one at a craft show years ago and finally found a way to use it.


Still working on my puppets....I have two raccoons coming up...


I took these kitties to finish up on our trip to Calistoga. Now I need to get them all dressed and ready for the big show!


Craft day with Grace in Santa Barbara- we made little journals covered in handmade paper and played with Paper clay. These little owls showed up. Still need to sand them a bit and then paint them...


And big news! The Art Workshop-studio is getting near completion. Of course I may have to let my son Justin live in there for a while, but my hope was to have a place for art classes and to teach rug hooking to small groups. 

We are having a major heat wave here this weekend and this is where I went yesterday to cool off. The ocean was refreshing and I may have to go back down today as it is already in the high 90's before noon! The cats are trying to keep cool by lying on the tile floors and hiding under the beds.

Cat Report:

Henry likes to watch the construction work from the ladder to the tree house.
More work to do...have a great week!

7 comments:

Yael said...

You have - as always - a lot going on Mary! I love those little houses, they are very sweet!
It is nice to see you always so cheerful, your lovely personality can be felt through all your creations.

Marie said...

Oh Mary! How exciting about your little workshop...if you teach classes, I will make it a goal to come visit and attend! What fun :) xo

Love your little owls and all your stitched goodness.
Have a Happy 4th July week. xoxo
<3

Mary Stanley said...

thanks as always, for your comments! Makes my day!

Pixie said...

Hi dearest Mary, lovely lovely post and such lovely lovely makes....all those gorgeous softies all snuggled together for there photo.
Perfect..xxx

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dulcy said...

Just love it all! And I so agree with Marie that I would love to visit one of your classes if I was able. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog!

xo
dulcy

Nola's Art said...

Count me in! I would love to come and hook with you. There is not enough hooking out here in the west!