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Donuts East

Posted in constructions, cute, design, esoterica, gardening, handmade with tags , , , , , , , on June 30, 2010 by darcyarts

My wonderful benefactor interior designer, Chele McKee, has asked for three “Big” donut pillows to add to her lasted project palate.

I am stoked, glad and busy.

This “Big” donut order came very close to the custom Mick Jagger for the New Jersey Jordan, my Soft Boys key appreciator.

Looks like I’m halfway through my second year as a small business owner, successfully working for myself, doing work that suits me. I have escaped a workplace that made me feel incompetent. Huzzah.

This morning I was out in the container garden to trim all six of my catnip plants. I watered the greenery, will finish sewing the icing on the third donut, pack up the bunch and mail it to Pittsburg, PA and come back home to get back to work on my Alice in Wonderland caterpillar.  

Blessings drift down like sweet snowflakes these days and I am thankful. That’s a good image for these warm days while stitching away under the hot lights — sweet, light , cool snowflake blessings falling onto me, cooling and enriching me.

I refined my longish meditation words this morning during my too-quick, outdoor yoga session.

— I am a flower blissful in the sunshine, lotus heart and diamond mind —

— I am a flower blissful in the sunshine, lotus heart and diamond mind —

— I am a flower blissful in the sunshine, lotus heart and diamond mind —

Now back to work.


Squids a Poppin’

Posted in constructions, cute, etsy, handmade, plush critters with tags , , , on June 8, 2010 by darcyarts

Man, o man, the sweet Red Squids are flying out of the DarcyArts shop over at Etsy! The look of  the Giant Red Catnip Squid has been updated a bit — eyelids — and the squid now comes with a little travel-size back up buddy.

I love stuffing these guys with organically grown catnip fresh from the garden. It drys to a crispy condition in a big paper bag in my laundry room/ shipping station. This enterprise makes me feel like a genuine catnip toy farmer.

I’ve done the same for the Pink Catnip Squid.

A larger version of my roundish whale, Big Pink Whale,  is now in the DarcyArts shop.

Over the weekend I sketched up a new pattern, cut the fleece material and stitched up the critter.

A butterfly buddy and a tiny rhinestone in the eye, with a gentle dusting of glitter, are just the thing for this fantasy whale.

The lids, originally suggested by Frank N. Miller give the whale a calm demeanor and that’s as it should be. Bless the seas.