Christmas in July?

If you subscribe to my shop announcements you’ll have gotten a sneak peek at those dice. Those particular ones will land in the shop this week, but they’re really just samples for the countdown calendars that I’ll be doing again this November(ish). This time I’m shooting for a little more lead time, obviously, and something […]

The Carolina Wren

Today was “change the bird bath water” day, in the ongoing war against both algae and mosquito larvae. There’s a hose reel mounted on the back of the house that hasn’t been reeled since we moved in – there’s just enough unrolled to reach the bird bath. I leaned up against the bay window above […]

Olivia vs. the Celestial Dragon

Of the three cats, Ramses (Turkish Angorish) is the one that is most likely to “help” with sewing. Poppi (Nebelungish) never ever gets up there; he doesn’t care for tables unless they have food on them. Sometimes Olivia (dilute torbieish) will sit behind the sewing machine and chase thread tails, but generally Ramses is the […]

Box of dragons

A light box, that is. Still playing around with the light box and camera settings. Despite the size of the thing (I got the 24×24) a horizontal picture of this many dragons captures the sides of the box. And that’s even when shooting 4×3. While technically probably for now my Etsy shop is exempt from […]

Flower break!

The mountain laurels are blooming. So are the azaleas (down on the ground out of shot) and rhododendrons. I should probably fertilize them, but they’re native plants in a fairly native environment (our yard is oak/pine forest, though we’re outside of the technical Pinelands) and are mostly doing fine on their own. The irises are […]

More standing plush dragons

Now that I have a breeding pair, getting the shop stocked with these should go much faster. All the new colors of beanie dragons have been eating up my time, but hopefully I’ll get the conventional machine out this weekend. I’ll sew the larger version of these and see what needs tweaked in that pattern.