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Friday, January 23, 2009

bunny in a 'boat',and a Santa/Elf

Having fun with Photo Booth.

Sailing my office in a shoe 'boat.

Close up of the little guy-he's worried that the waves are getting too choppy, and doesn't want to fall in.

So here's a little wool felt bunny guy that I made one night in bed last week before settling down for the night. He's got cotton pipe cleaner limbs and a really cute face. I like his expression.

I think he's taking a sail in the little Dutch shoe 'boat'. What do you think?

His mouth is made from a couple of knitted threads I pulled out of an an old sweater top of my daughter's( that she owned when she was about 8 or 9. She's 19 now). I saved the sweater because it's a wonderful cotton pattern that I knew I would want to use. I made a sweater for another little gentleman- a red hot kitty, who is not pictured here.

His tie is a fine brown corduroy with cute greenish polka dots. He , his face, and tie are all all hand sewn.

Then , the other photo is my daughter holding up a paper mache Santa/ Elf I made a while back. I finally finished him last November, and he sold right away in a show. Real folk art like.

What do you make late at night in bed? Now no personal stuff here:) Lydia


oksana said...

hi Lydia! Thank you for posting to my blog:) Your bunny is very cute and funny!
Do you speak russian?

Lydia said...

Da, Govaryu.Mat' rodyeelas vByelo-Russe, u dedushka (Papi otyets), v Tulye. Babushki(Papi mat') rodutyeli uz Galyeetsiyee.

Radyeelas v CWA, no putyeshestvala na pabotu mnogo v CCCP. Govareela po-russki ee po-angleeski doma.

Ochen' priyatno. Lyeeda

Lydia said...

Pasibo. la

Patti said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Lydia. I miss you and have no excuse for not visiting more often. I am going to try to do that more often this year. I love reading your blog.

Hope your new year brings you good health.

oksana said...

Thank you for your advice about camera!

Lydia said...


mystele said...

hi! i got your note, and the painting you asked about is on cardboard. i use acrylics and watercolor and oil pastels on cardboard (mixed media). acrylics are the bulk of it, though, and they work very nicely. take care!