I have been working feverishly in my spare time for the past several months on a series of stuffed animals (I understand those in the know call them "stuffies"). I'm calling the Woolly PoPos. Here are a couple of pictures. I like how this one looks melancholy:
I made the first ones for the boys. I wanted to applique a heart onto them, and as I was deciding where to put it, on a whim I decided to put it on the bum. I knew it would make the boys laugh. Hence, the "PoPo."
I've been having a great time creating these. It uses my sewing skills and sculptural impulses, and I get to see quick results. I also like the fact that the materials are recycled. (If you have any nice wool sweaters that are going to be thrown away, let me know . . .)
I just think these are so great, and I've had good feedback, so . .
I'm going to open a shop. It's going to be "cshargrove" on Etsy. If you're not familiar with Etsy.com, you should check it out, especially if you like handmade or vintage. My shop is there, but there's nothing in it yet -- I need a couple of hours to get the photos and descriptions posted. I am very excited, though, so I'll keep you posted.