Valentine Cats, Easter Bunnies and a Chick

This weekend I reluctantly packed away my Christmas tree and ornaments and all of my santas, belsnickles, lights, garlands and other Christmas decorations and bid them farewell until the next holiday season.  I am always a bit sad to see all of them go.  My very favorite Santa doll will be staying put all winter long because he’s just too fun to pack away so soon.  But, now there is room to start bringing out some Valentine goodies.

This week I added two new sets of chenille ornaments to my Etsy shop – a new set of cat ornaments and a new set of Easter ornaments.   I made each set versatile enough to be multi-seasonal too if you’re like me and like to stretch out each holiday season as long as you possibly can.

romantic cat ornaments for Valentine's Day

bunny and chick ornaments for Easter and spring

I am also excited to announce that I will be offering a new line of spun cotton ornaments in 2010. My first offering has sold already (photo below), but more will be added to the Old World Primitives Etsy Shop soon.

spun cotton rabbit ornament

I still have some primitive dolls to finish up as well – they have been sitting neglected in my little studio for too long now and will be getting some more attention this week. And in just one more week, I will also be starting on another new adventure – learning to make Izannah Walker style dolls, courtesy of Dixie Redmond’s Izannah Walker Workshop. I cannot wait to get started learning how to make these beautiful antique style dolls. If you would like to join me, a link to the workshop is below. I am sure it will be both challenging and great fun!

Izannah Walker Workshop

6 thoughts on “Valentine Cats, Easter Bunnies and a Chick”

  1. Hi Steph. I feel the same way about taking down the tree…it’s sad..I would leave it up for much longer if I could but my needles were falling off at a pretty fast it was time to put it outside by the bird feeders so that the birds can use it to rest upon.

    I LOVE your new chenille ornaments..especially the side facing brown bunny and the little white one next to him…SO sweet…and your spun cotton them 🙂

    I’m SO excited to be taking the Izzy class together….we are going to have a lot of fun with this 🙂

    Hugs, Doreen

  2. Hi Doreen 🙂
    We have a fake twig tree, so I just put mine back in the box for next year, but I miss it brightening up the living room. It is much easier to move around in there now that it’s put away though. And thank you so much for your kind words about my ornaments. 🙂 Just one more week until class starts – I can’t wait!

  3. You are certainly back into the creative swing of things after the holidays Stephanie. Always impressed by what you do. I had a look at your Etsy shop and you have done amazingly well with it. So many sales. I look forward to seeing what wonders you create with your new workshop too.

    Our snow is thawing fast now so our lovely white and magical world is nearly back to full colour again.

  4. Thank you so much, Cathy! I am just getting started on my workshop this week, cutting out and tracing my pattern pieces. I have a few orders that I need to finish before I can really focus on it. We’re back to full color here too… no more snow yet. Today was actually a really pleasant day for taking a walk outside.

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