Sunday, February 27, 2011

Adventures in Beekeeping Part 2

Spring seems to have sprung here at the Nest. I'm sure we have cold days to come yet but today the windows are open and more importantly there are blooming flowers to be seen. Change is in the air and that means it's time to take the next steps in preparing for our bees. They're on order for April so we needed to get their new home ready. First a couple coats of paint...

and then putting the frames together. Oh my those frames smell SO wonderful...just like honey! Now all we need are the bees!

And with the flowers starting to bloom there of course come flower pixies. These flew into the shop after a brief visit in my garden.

So what signs of Spring (or Fall for my friends in the South) are happening where you live?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Before and After

Alice looks so funny before she gets her hair "done" that sometimes I just can't resist... here she is before...

And now after a trip to her hairdresser...

Friday, February 11, 2011

Weirdness in the Hall of Heads

So the past couple of days I was making heads...20 heads to be exact...and eventually these will become all sorts of cute and sweet little dolls. But right now my workspace is covered in bodiless heads and the song "Here in the Hall of Heads" by They Might be Giants keeps running through my head and has all the makings of creepy. So, egged on by a couple of friends, I went with it...

Creepy, right?! I'm liking the zombie kittens and rats...

I guess since I started the week making a two headed rat named Rafe and Reginald that things just had to stay weird.

So what kinds of weirdness are you creating these days?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

New From The Nest

Here's what I've been up to this week! First let me show off my newest item. Remember back when I told you how I keep making things smaller? Well I've taken my Kitkin dolls and shrunk them down into cute little pins with needle felted tails. Here are a couple, there are more in the shop. What do you think?

I also finished a couple of commissions. First a two headed rat...I love these... in fact I should finish another one up this weekend to add to the shop.

And second a little red riding hood doll.

I'm hoping to make more storybook dolls next week...we'll see how it goes. This month has been a series of interruptions so I'm keeping my expectations low. How do you cope with those pesky interruptions that life throws your way?