Woo woo! Hoot! Hoot! I find owl making very satisfying. I still haven't arrived at the perfection I'm going for (ha ha!). I'm not a good "stuffer" and placing the eyes and beaks isn't as easy as I thought it would be. I thought you'd like to see the two owls I've made in their "natural habitat" and then close up.
Below you can see the messy "owl making materials" that I found as I went through my meager fabric storage.
More owls to come! More mice and rabbits to come! And more stripey sweater knitting to come, too!
I've been thinking of fairy poetry, but I won't have the brain space to consider that until Granny Camp is over (coming up next week! Yahooooo!)
I found this annotated Secret Garden in the bargain stacks at the bookstore. Sadly, Frances Hodgson Burnett had a difficult personal life and dabbled in some funky stuff, but this story is so delightful. I do love Mary and the garden parts are the very loveliest.
Have you read The Borrowers by Mary Norton? They are little people that live in houses and survive by "borrowing" things from the big humans. It's delightful! There are quite a few books. I love them all. So, if you are wondering where all the paperclips have gone or why you don't have any bobby pins when you're fixing your hair in a fancy bun so you can go to the theater (ha ha!) it is because the Borrowers have "borrowed" a few of your things. You don't mind, do you?
Continuing with my fixation with fairies and other little beings, here is my twig lady. Have you read Miss Hickory? Oh, you must! She is the spunkiest little lady ever! She is left behind by her human family (usually they place her inside on the window sill when they leave for the winter). She is pushed out of her woodsy corn cob house and must figure out how to survive. It's very symbolic and lovely. My twig lady has a very shriveled crab apple face, doesn't she? Do you like her hat? I knit a tiny i-cord tube for her and she likes it.
Last year I made a twig fairy bed that lives over in Kelli's garden, but I started working on this clothes peg/popsicle stick bed, too. It will go in the chimney garden soon.
After exercise class this morning, I am off to gather things for Granny Camp (Monday is the first day of camp). We're having tiny swimming pool Olympics and a scavenger hunt. I need to scout out some crafts, too. This year Aria is coming (she's two) so we'll have more participants. Birdie, Miss Bug, and Millie Rose will join us, too. I hope Sam can come Monday as well. Only Atticus will stay at home with his mommy. I'll keep you posted!
It is VERY hot here in Denver. It's okay. It IS summer and summer is good, right? I made a dragonfly with a twig and two maple tree spinners. I saw this on Pinterest. Delightful!
Oh by the way, I've noticed that some of the blogs that I enjoy reading are hibernating just now. Do you need mini-breaks from your blog every now and then? Do you feel like you spend too much time with your fingers on the keyboard? Just curious.
I just finished reading The Book of Summers. I couldn't put it down, but it did alter my thinking a bit and sprinkle just a tiny bit of sadness into my heart. No more of that! I'm sticking to happy stories (I must say, it is very well written and has some lovely imagery).
Have you written any poetry? Drawn and doodled? Dabbled in a favorite story? You haven't grown up, have you? Oh, I hope not.
I wish you Saturday morning glow. Thank you for stopping by!