Monday, October 28, 2013

Toadstool Party

I've had Toadstools on the brain lately painting this new Watercolor original as a special commission.  It is also now available as an Art Print in my Etsy Shop



So you can imagine my excitement when I discovered these AMAZING Toadstools on a woodland walk.  I have never seen so many all in one go, from the tiniest ones smaller than an acorn to magical red and white ones.  I expected to see little doors in them!








If you follow my daily posts on Facebook  you will have seen I've been busily painting these Wooden Heart Decorations.  All are sold except for little Robin dreaming on his branch (see below).
It is 20 euros and 10cm wide.  If you would like to decorate your home with this Robin then send me an email at catherine@bumpkinbears.com



SOLD

SOLD

My Christmas grotto is now open in my Etsy Shop, Cards, Gift Tags & charming Gifts



Thanks for visiting, I love reading your comments.
Hugs
Catherine
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Friday, October 4, 2013

Moments like these

Peaceful, just the sound of bird song and bees buzzing.... As a child I would go for walks in the countryside and be lost in the moment with that excitement of discovering wildlife and flowers, still it is moments like these that make me feel most alive, most relaxed and most... myself.  It was a golden early evening and I had been working in my Studio all day on a new Rabbit Ornament Kit (keep reading!) so took myself off for a walk, little did I know who would cross my path!




 Right there in front of me I spotted a little cottontail hopping away, too quick for my camera!

Anybody home?

 I held my breath as I took this picture, there were about 7 of them at first!

Spot the Rabbit competition!

It must have been a sign that it's time to share a project I have been working on for a while now!  A Wool Felt running Rabbit Ornament Pattern - "Dream of Bunnies" is available HERE as a Craft Kit with all you need to make your own.  With the evenings getting cooler I love to have craft projects to do snuggled under a blanket, this has been such fun to make.   Also available HERE as a PDF Pattern.


This first Bunny I made has a pretty yet easy to stitch Snowflake design, sweet for hanging in your Christmas Tree.  However the pattern comes with both a heart and flower design to stitch if you prefer.  This Rabbit would love to hang in your home all year round.



I hope you are going to love making and giving them as Gifts as much as I've enjoyed creating them for you.  With a little help Craft loving children will enjoy making these as much as the adults will I'm sure.


Hoppy Stitching!
Catherine
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