Monday, October 27, 2014

Cottage of the Three Bears


          This little family of bears is looking for just the right place to spend a cozy winter.  They have finally found just the house to snuggle into.  Let's take a tour.


    This little cottage was built with foam board, glue, and lovely papers found at the local craft store. 



   They have all settled into this 2 bedroom home.  It measures 20" long, 17" high, and 9 1/2" deep.  The family declares it to be "just right".   Papa especially loves the wide screen TV.



     The kitchen is perfect, Mama has placed a wild berry pie on the table , next to baby's bottle.  The table and chairs are covered with a nice birch tree afftect, as well as the bench, and cupboard.  Baby's bath basen is a container from a local fast food place.  The door opens and closes.





   


    Here is Papa in his favorite chair, watching a wild life program.  He really likes to see the salmon run, it all looks so real on the HD!!   The stone sculpture on the fireplace is one that he made.  And the wooden piece on the wall is one of Mama's works.  The wall paper has a lovely "bee" motif.


   
     Baby loves his big boy bed.  The comic book on the bed is Tarzan, his favorite!  



     This is the master bedroom.  The sculpture on the right is another of Papa's sculptures.  The stones are from the Great Lake of Superior.   The bed and table are decorated with apple pips.  The lamp and wall decorations are bee inspired.



    Apple pips are the seeds.  I had made a necklace of the seeds way back in the 1960's.  I would eat an apple, take the seeds out while they were still soft, string them.  I had saved it all this time from my "hippy days", and decided it was time to put it to use.  The bears love it!!



   That's the end of the tour!   Let's leave quietly.  Baby Bear is sleeping upstairs, while Papa and Mama watch another wild life program.   May their cozy cottage keep them safe through the winter.

        Happy Thoughts My Family and Friends!!!        Audrey <3

Monday, October 20, 2014

October Crocheted Characters



   Good Morning!   These two look as if they would rather still be in bed, however.  She looks rather pale, and he looks a little green in the face.  


             Stella and Frank want to wish you a happy week.    Meanwhile, they are planning a quick stop to pick up the holiday treats for the neighborhood kiddies.  Sour gumballs, anyone?

    These two are crocheted, and stand about 14" tall.  I currently have them on display in the back porch.
Since then I have made a few more characters for this time of year.



    Hhhheeeerrrrreee's Smiley!    He loves just hanging around in the dining room, watching the birds fly by the windows.  He is also a crochet character, and is about 14" tall.



                    Smiley wants to wish you a great day, and to remember to...Smile On!

                                Thanks for stopping in today!      Audrey



Monday, October 13, 2014

Crocheted Creature From the Black Lagoon



   This little crochet critter, is based on one of my favorite classic movies.  It's a really "campy" horror film.


    Typical movie star, he insisted on his "close-up".   Who could say no to that face?




    He is about 14" tall, and is completely made up of single crochet stitches , with a few double crochets in the gills and the fin that travels down his back.   It's that time of year to pull out those "creepy" movies and open that big bag of popcorn.   

   I just gotta' get this old movie in DVD !!!        Smile On!     Audrey  ; )

Monday, October 6, 2014

Soft Abstraction in Crochet



    Free form crochet project has slowly developed into an abstract piece.  I started making these pieces, individually.  If I am counting right, there are 17 parts to it.  I tacked it up on the bulletin board in my studio to work out the composition.


   The wave like repeating patterns create a rather interesting surface. Making each piece is like an adventure, destination-unknown.   Stitched or crocheted together, and places added on to, I ended up with a soft sculpture for the sofa.



   It's not a granny square, that's for sure!!   Hope your week provides you with...joy!    

      Thanks for stopping in today.       : )  Smile On!         Audrey