Wednesday, July 27, 2016

What's in a name? Knittany Lion Ornaments

What's in a name? Knittany Lion 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 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 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 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 look for Sammy's Dinos on my fun and fantasy tree!
Sammy Dino Ornament

Thursday, July 21, 2016

What's in a Name? More than you might realize....

What's in a name? Have you ever noticed what the 'official' name of some of my ornaments are? (it is listed on the tag if you still have that attached). Some of my things have basic names...Cow Ornament, Horsey Ornament, Mermaid Ornament...etc...But some others have more interesting names....I will share the stories of how I came up with some of the names...and if I have met you at a show, you may already know some of these stories...

The first one I am going to feature is the original 'Pig" ornament...(shown below). The 'Pig' ornaments were one of the very first 3-D (aka stuffed and not flat) ornaments I made back in 2006. The official name is 'Becca's Piggie Ornament', named for my friend's daughter Becca who was born in 2005 and LOVED piggies practically from the day she was born! (And she still loves piggies!) Becca has one of the first ones I ever made and also a few piglets too!!

Becca's Piggie Ornament

Friday, July 01, 2016

Indiana Bison-tennial Bison Ornament

Furry Indiana Bison-tennial Bison Ornament
Indiana Bison-tennial Bison Ornament

The latest addition to my Indiana Bicentennial Ornaments is my Indiana Bison-tennial Bison Ornament! The bison is part of the Indiana state seal and symbolizes the advance of settlement on the American frontier. (1).
Size: Approximately 5” long x 2” wide x 4” high
Price: $20 each plus tax (Indiana residents only) and shipping
Shipping starts at $3 per bison. All items shipped USPS First Class Mail (or Priority Mail for packages over 13 oz.)
They will also be available for purchase from me at the Indiana Artisan Marketplace on April 9 - 10, 2016 and at various other shows I will be participating in during 2016.
To place orders, you can email me at: or call (317)733-0476
Limited availability. Since these are handmade in small quantities, please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.

You can find pictures and information about other ornaments and felted items I make here:
Woven Dimensions

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