Wednesday, July 27, 2016

What's in a name? Knittany Lion Ornaments

What's in a name? Knittany Lion Ornaments....my lion ornaments aren't just Lion Ornaments - I call them my Knittany Lion Ornaments because I am a Penn State Alum.....But because using the words Nittany Lions (could) get me in trouble, I used the next best thing, a homonym of Nittany - KNITTANY....which fits because the lion is knitted before it is felted!


Monday, July 25, 2016

What's in a Name? Old McOinker and Ham McOinker

What's in name? Old McOinker and his brother Ham!! The McOinker family came on the scene in 2012...While setting up my booth at the Indiana Artisan show, I noticed that my farm scene was lacking a legit farmer...so I came home and whipped up a farmer pig...Complete with (felted) straw hat and overalls!! I made 3 and took them along and sold them all!! So thinking about Old McOinker's farm....he needed a hired hand...so I made him one, who happened to be his brother - Ham McOinker! Ham has red suspenders and a JD Green hat!! Old McOinker is married to Sowly McOinker....she isn't the typical farmer's wife...she wears a purple dress and pearls to milk the cows!! She has yet to make her show debut....hopefully that will be soon....


Old McOinker Ornaments

Ham McOinker Ornaments


Friday, July 22, 2016

What's in a name? Sammy Dino Ornament

Sammy Dino Ornament
What's in a name? These are my Sammy Dino Ornaments....named and inspired by my nephew Sam Berger's Dino sketches when he was 5 years old...He drew 100's of little T-Rex dinos...with short arms and flat faces on the head...So I made a felted version...in many color combos...Last year at a show i was telling a customer the story of the name for this ornament and another customer in my booth overheard the story and loved it so much, she had to buy one!! I usually have 1 or 2 at shows....so look for Sammy's Dinos on my fun and fantasy tree!
Sammy Dino Ornament