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All Hail the tiny Overlords

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

I’d like to introduce you to my new bosses….

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Amelia Schofield born Sept 12th 2014 at 2.18 weighing 5lbs 9.8oz


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Rory Schofield born Sept 12th 2014 at 2.19 weighing 5lbs 4.6oz

They arrived a little earlier than expected but at 36weeks along both were in good health and only had to spend a short time at the nicu (thank gooodness).

I’m completely smitten with the pair of them and am mesmerized just looking at them……

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Not to mention the fun we are having dressing them up and taking pictures of them

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So I am still working on critters,  just a lot slower than in the past. Another big change is I am only doing one show this year, it’s the Bust Holiday show in Boston so it should be a great one.  Any free moment I have is crafting in anticipation for it.


Other crafty projects….

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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I told you I’ve been busy with other projects.  These ones wont be ready to show you till October though, just thought I’d give you a sneak peak.  We are super excited to be having twins even if the though of double trouble is a little overwhelming.

So right now all my other stabby project are based around them.  I’ve finished one mobile and considering ideas for a second one.  And working on converting my craft room into the new guest bedroom as the current guest bedroom will be be the nursery (eeeek how exciting).


Spring has Sprung……..Finally!!

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

My gosh it’s been a long winter here in Massachusetts.  I started to dream of green lawns and spring flowers and feared they would stay in my dreams forever.  But finally the snow has melted and the nights are getting longer and yaaaaaay Spring is on the way.

I  (as always)  have been busy.  First off we gave this guy a home…


We got him from the Worcester Animal Rescue League  and they were super nice and helpful through the process.  I highly recommend them if you are looking for your new baby.  We called him Murray  (after the Scottish tennis player Andy Murray)  and he is completely bonkers and lovely.  He seems  to be fitting in well with Floyd and Lewis too

murray and floyd


I also got a brilliant commission for a giraffe,  and I loved how he turned out

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He was super fun to make and I may just have to make one for myself.  I have also been productive with a few other projects which I hope to share with you soon.


And so it begins……..

Monday, October 21st, 2013

So you may have noticed by the slightly shorter days, chillier nights and, oh yeah, all the leaves on the ground that fall is here.  And so begins the start of critter craft shows.

Last Saturday was my first show of the year.  It was in the rather gorgeous location of Sudbury, right outside in the center of town by the church (very New England).  I was excited to set up as I have changed up my booth display from my previous circus theme to more of a farm stand look…..what do you think?


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I figured it was time for a change and the farm stand idea came into being from enjoying all the local farm stands over the summer.  I hope you can see some of my new critters in that piccie too…… know the new critters I promised to share with you last post (whoops) and on his first outing Morris found a new mama


Laura was lovely and I am super thrilled that Morris was going to live in such a fun new home…….the other cool info about Laura is that she is crafty/arty too  so Morris should make the transition into his new home easily……..yaaaaaaay.

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And I just though I’d show you some new critters that showed up just in time for Halloween………..the Jack O’Pumkins they are listed in the shop but are very limited in supply and anyone who has pumpkins on display knows that their shelf life is not that long so snag ’em while you can.

Speaking of Halloween I decorated the house


I got the pumpkin buckets from Target and used them as planters………I love ’em!!!  it will be sad to take them away the boys aren’t so sure though

halloween I think it’s more proof for them that mama is crazy.  Happy Halloween…….I hope you decorated.


Is it Spring yet?

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Hello from Snowy Boston.


And of course that’s my mailbox that the wind had opened and stuffed with snow……..grrrrrrr that was lucky or not.

All this snow has me yearning for spring and all things summery and green.  I am dreaming of trips to Plum Island and walking on the beach which is why I have made beachy critters



I already added them to the shop ,  I just wish I could take them to the beach for a photo shop, but I am so not hardy enough for the chilly  bracing winds that would be awaiting us.

We are preparing for this weekends impending snowstorm………(waaaaaaaaa NO!!!!!)  So I’m off to stack some logs for the fire,  which if I’m honest is one of the things that makes me happy about snow weather warnings…….yaaaaaaay for roaring fires.  And I am currently applying for shows and new critter creating I’ll keep you posted on how that turns out.

Sssssh!!! Be very quiet……

Monday, March 26th, 2012

We are hunting houses!!!  And it’s kinda tricky as they are most elusive little buggers.  We have been spending every weekend since January looking and keep your fingers crossed for us as we think we may have snagged the perfect one……….sigh we will see.


Although a lot of my days have been spent on remax and in strangers homes (which is oddly quite fun and a tad voyeuristic) I have still been working on critters.

I recently had a brilliant request for pocket critters.  Spring is currently working on a nursery in her home and wanted to match the critters on this extremely cute fabric


and here’s what I came up with

I absolutely loved how these guys turned out,  especially the fox so expect so see them as new critterboxes sometime soon.  I really hope they look cute in Spring’s nursery and add a fuzzy,  crittery touch.



Love is in the air….

Friday, January 13th, 2012

So we are already into the 2nd week of 2012……..good grief time really flies doesn’t it?  It seems like only a moment ago I was stabbying away on santas and snowmen and now the cutie hearts are here

Their timing really couldn’t be any better as tomorrow is my thirteen year wedding anniversary………phew 13 years,  if that doesn’t give you any indication of how quickly time flies I don’t know what does.  Happy Anniversary Markie here’s to many more.

Speaking of lovebirds how cute are these guys?

They are flying squirrels and they love the offerings of my bird feeder……..yaaaaaaaay.  It’s funny though as I couldn’t work out how my bird feeder had lots of seed in it when the sun came down,  and then none in the morning.  Turns out these lil’ guys show up in the night and gorge themselves.  But I don’t mind,  how could I?   just look at the size of those eyes……….aaaaaawwwww.

So tomorrow I am restocking the fabulous Sarida in Roslindale with new crittery goodies,  Betsey the bunny can’t wait to get there

She is a cutie,   and I’ll list the hearts for sale in the shop a little later today.  And now it’s back to stabbying.

I’ve got the power!!!!!

Friday, November 4th, 2011

We had sooooo much snow last weekend it was what the people in the know call a noreaster  (which Markie thought was a made up word….dummy)  so of course we lost power for a few days again…..brrrrrrrr it was chilly,  thank god for pussycat blankets.

We went to the last outdoor Sowa Market on Sunday (losing power is a great reason to go out and about on a chilly day) . It was so much fun as it was the Market of the living dead and vendors and shoppers were decked out in the best Halloween costumes.  I wish I’d remembered to bring my Harry Potter sorting hat…….there really aren’t that many excuses to go out and about in it and I clearly messed up by missing my one great opportunity….boooooo


Maureen arrived to stay with us this week

And I got to tell you I absolutely love her!!!  She took even longer than past critters as I gave her individual “spikeys” all over her and I totally adore how tactile and sweet she is.

She’s looking forward to this weekend as it is the official start of the holiday shows……..wooooohoooo.  So if you are in the area please come by and wish the critters a Happy Holiday

Saturday  the 5th of Nov 9 am to 3 pm at the Dr John C Page School in West Newbury

And then on Sunday the 6th of Nov

So we are very excited to start the holiday shows,   ooooh I love the holiday show countdown,   it’s like a timer to the countdown to how long it is till I can  stuff my face with mince pies and sweeties in the name of the holidays………mmmmmmmm mince pies.

I hope to see you at the shows this weekend.



I love you guys……

Friday, October 28th, 2011

I love, love, love custom requests…….particularly custom requests for computer game guys.  This is what I was working on last week

I had so much fun figuring out how to make Birdo……..

I was really pleased with how she turned out.  Baby Mario was fun too

But I think Toadette was probably the most fun…… her pink piggytails

So many thanks Genevieve……..I hope they add a little something special to your Christmas tree.  I’m working on a new big critter now that hopefully I’ll be able to share with you soon.

Show and Tell

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

I always love coming up with new Christmassy goodies but I always am hesitant to show them too soon.  It’s an interesting quandary for me as there is nothing I hate more than walking into a store that has set up for Christmas and it’s not even the end of July……I mean really?  are they serious?  So yes I know it’s a little early and I don’t want to panic anyone about Christmas so keep breathing as you enjoy my new Christmas offerings


I have a few other goodies still to take piccies of  but these are my favorite.  I LOVE the  Knitting Santa’s,  something about a crafting santa makes me smile. I have of course listed them in the shop so snag ’em while they are fresh.

I have been busy over here in Critterville and I figured it was about time I showed what I’ve been up to .  I’ll have a list of shows to post soon too………I’m super excited to be doing shows in Boston it will be nice to have a change of venues and start new holiday traditions.