Friday, March 25, 2011

My Latest Guys for Spring, Plus a Great Dollar Store Find

I found these mesh bags at the Dollar Tree.  They come three to a pack.  These mesh bags really do come in handy for drying my dyed wool items like this carrot. The really fun thing, especially in the hot Summer months, is swinging the bags around to spin out any excess water.

This is Mr. Jingles from "The Green Mile".  He was a special commission piece. I order the wooden spool from a wonderful seller on Etsy, Simply Suzula. She has lots of cool vintage sewing supplies.

Here's my latest little Dwarf Netherlands Bunny. His eBay auction starts this Sunday. The carrot pictured above is the one drying in the bag. He comes complete with the carrot and a blown & decorated egg.  I had a lot of fun doing the egg. First I  tried dying it with Kool-Aid. I thought since it works so well dying wool, it would be great for egg shells, too. Not so.  It just coated the outside and barely penetrated the shell. So I went with the old stand-by of food coloring and vinegar. I next used artist markers and acohol to do some muted swirly designs and glued acrylic gems to the shell. I can't wait to do more. Sold 3/27/20011

Last is little Buttons. Like Peeps, he's only 2 3/4 inches tall. I did him to give people another chance at one of my little ones since Peeps sold so quickly. He's for sale for $60.00 (free shipping & insurance). So if you'd like to purchase him before his listing starts this Sunday, please drop me an email & I'd be happy to invoice you through PayPal.  Also if you'd like to purchase the bunny, his price is $200.00 (free shipping and insurance). Buttons just sold.

I hope you are all having a wonderful first week of Spring. It's been pretty cold & raniny here. But the desert flowers are starting to bloom.


shannonc60 said... [Reply]

Mr Jingles is so adorable, but I've always loved mice. And his thread spool is fantastic.

Joanne@ Desertmountainbear said... [Reply]

Aaahhh sweetness. I just love the baby spring animals.

Jeanie said... [Reply]

All delightful critters! I'm a Dollar Store shopper too. You can always find a goody!

Robin Andreae said... [Reply]

Thanks Shannon, Joanne & Jeanie. I like his spool a lot and will be doing more shopping with Suz.
I know what you mean Jeanie. The Dollar store is the best for a lot of things. I'm still using the laundry basket I bought at the Dollar Tree 10 years ago.