i don't often sit to sketch before i start working out a pattern. but sometimes, if there's a little being that i can't quite picture properly, i have to feel out his personality on paper first. often, it's laughable and scribbly and nothing like the finished bit. but this little puppy turned out just exactly like his sketch. makes me think i should do it more often.
it's been a whirlwind of making around here. projects to prepare for and custom orders to fill. but it's my favorite kind of work and i never tire of it. stitch, stitch, stitch.
the deer in her winter woolens and the fierce fox on the left are available in the shop. the tea fox has been spoken for and the wee frenchum bulldogs are for a custom order. (best part of a custom order? seeing pictures of other people's four-legged loves.)
the fabric and sewing supplies will be the last thing packed up around here, and most likely the first thing unpacked. i am afraid to admit this, but in volume and weight, it may rival my book collection. oh, for the love...