Wednesday, February 24, 2010


High Flying Easter Bunnies abound, literally, this time of year. My studio is filled with the bouncy little critters. Two of the new ones this year, have dipped themselves in color for the popular egg dyed look.... sheesh! They are exercising like crazy for the big day. Sort of like bunny Olympics in my studio.

New One Bird Tree and Oceania wrist warmers currently available. I love trees and just planted four fruit trees in my yard. We've created an orchard of dwarf trees in the hen's play pen. The girlz will keep weeds down and nibble up any dropped fruit, keeping the ground clean and bug free. Pretty good deal! The kids are already wondering if we'll get cherries, apricots or apples the first year.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pretty Little Quilts

Pretty Little Quilts by Lark books is out. YEY! I wrote a how to project for this book a year ago, so it's great to see it in print. There are some great projects in this book. I love the little quilt of the whole family's hands traced, then embroidered in red.

So my project is the Tea Time quilt that is on a house shaped frame for hanging. The piece itself is for sale at Hope for Haiti etsy shop to enable Doctors Without Borders, to do their great work.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Oh Fi-ya!

It's fun to be in people's treasuries on etsy. Anyone can "curate" their own treasury, you just have to know when the treasuries are open for new postings and NAB one! Fun to make a theme or fav color treasury. This one seems to be inspired by a fire that really happened! Yikes.

I am moving my kids wrist warmers from my AlyTheRed Bliss Monkey Studio shop to Bliss Forest. I think they'd make a good addition to spring Easter baskets. Wrist warmers to accompany the plush bunnies. :-)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Helping Haiti

Ooo, my art quilt, "Tea Time" is up on Craft Hope for Haiti etsy shop. Have a look at the listing. I appreciate that the money goes directly to Drs Without Borders.

This piece is going to be part of the Pretty Little Quilts by Lark books, due out next month. I have just supplied them with more info to help with the selling, for example, the tea cups button off to be reversed to a different color and rearranged! Interactive art quilt. :-)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Special for Valentine's Day

Send your sweetie, your friend, your child something special and handmade for Valentine's day, even if you don't have time to make it yourself. :-)

Bliss Forest

The Gnome Twins, always giggling and doing their circus tricks.........