Wednesday, April 16

Snowman fabric collection "Warm Wishes"~

Now shipping to fabric stores, quilt shops...
"Warm Wishes" by Michelle Palmer

How I LOVE working with Red Rooster Fabrics!
They bring my paintings & designs to their beautiful fabrics~
These images are from the Warm Wishes panel!

My palette was inspired by vintage Christmas ornaments~

The panel can be viewed on Red Rooster Fabrics site:

More of the collection...

Makes my heart smile!
Thank you, Red Rooster Fabrics for another WONDERFUL collection~

Please share photographs of your "Warm Wishes" projects!
It is ALWAYS a joy to see what you make~

Hope your week is going great!

Tuesday, April 8

Wasp Nest~

The remaining piece of our large wasp nest fell sometime in the night~
I was out gathering it up in between raindrops!

Absolutely amazing...

Built in tiers...
Layer after layer of perfect construction.
My husband always says, "Measure twice, cut once..." 
These winged friends do not carry a ruler~

Safe inside an over-sized storage bag~
Just in case there are sleeping wings still inside...
Not sure anything could still be alive after our long-frigid-winter!

A photo from last Fall...
Once the leaf canopy was gone the rain, frost, ice & snow
began wearing it down little by little.
With nobody home to keep it in tip-top shape it began to wither away.

Wonder if they will return soon?
Last year they were in a tree next door~

Hope your week is off to a great start!

Monday, March 31

Here a bunny... there a bunny!

We had a heavy, cold, blanket of snow to greet us Sunday morning...
I drew this little friend.
Just a little reminder that Spring is just around the corner.
I'm not sure which corner... but it is coming!
The Red Wing Blackbirds keep reminding me~

Bunnies are still munching on the cuttings we toss on the compost pile...
They're itching to visit the REAL veggie garden!

We have had some beautiful night skies...
Crisp & clear!

Love how this little sparrow is sticking her chin out~

Lambs will be spotting the fields soon!

I say a little prayer for you and give thanks~

This bunny has a sweet tooth!

Wee mouse sharing her heart~
Hope your week is off to a great start!

Saturday, March 29

Penny for your thoughts!

A little note to say hello!
Hope your SPRING is off to a great start!
(I know it will arrive here soon... the Red Wing Blackbirds tell me so~)

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend~

Friday, March 14

Needle felted Spring chicks!

Cities are preparing for their St. Patrick's Day parades...
So are my fuzzy little friends!

They want to add a little Springtime into our March!

They are cheery and bright yellow!

Some have fancy hairstyles!

Added these little loves to my Etsy shop...

Fields of daisies soon...
White 'stuff' from the blizzard will melt away and 
nourish the wild flowers~

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, March 9

Paper clay beaks tutorial...

It won't be quiet for long!
Little wool chicks are patient... but they have a lot to say!

Paper clay is easy, clean & light~
Once dry, it can be sanded & painted.

I have used Scotch Quick-dry Adhesive (acid free) for years.
It has a small tip. Doesn't make craft papers soggy... quick tack.
Little bit goes a long way & it holds great!

Made a little tinfoil tray for my beaks.
Muffins came out of the oven... I turned it off & put my beaks on the oven rack.
Closed the oven door.
By the time the oven cooled down my beaks were dry!

I only needed 6 beaks.
Fifteen minute job...
Once I started playing with the clay~ I couldn't stop!
So easily distracted!
Bunny heads are air-drying. 
They are tinfoil balls covered with paper clay.

Hope your day has been wonderful~

Monday, February 24

Needle Felted Rabbits!

... and sheep!
I always have to play with curls when I needle felt~
They are so much fun!

Pretty bunnies dressed in sky blue...

Little bunnies wearing 'Springtime' greens!

Plums, purples & blacks remind me of a starry night sky...

So pretty in pink!

Sunny and sweet!

Baa! Baa! Black sheep...

"Hey! You're not a sheep!"

Dressed in their finest~ they're off to the Bunny Hop!
Bounce! Bounce! Bounce!

Hope your week is off to a great start...
with a little 'hop' in your step!

Thursday, February 20

Pocket full of sunshine!

Wouldn't it be fun to carry a bird in your pocket?

(perhaps we could outfit them with little diapers)

Forget Me Nots...
Always a piece of love tucked in~

Polka dots and bows...

Ruffles and powder blue...


Hope your day is filled with little surprises & joy!