Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Embroidery from my Drawing

This was created from a pencil drawing I did by a friend on Facebook. She writes:


Hello everyone... This is the completed picture of Drusilla Kehl's gorgeous butterfly rat.. This little creature I have dedicated to the memory of all our beloved ratties who have crossed over the bridge...he is there to guide their safe passage over into the other world... He's been stitched by me using pure silk threads and real whiskers... The whiskers have come from my Gambian pouch rat Peter... I collect them when he's shed them himself... And this little guy has his very own halo... I hope you like my interpretation of your gorgeous design Dru ...


Thursday, October 3, 2013

New Store on Zibbet!

I've had a store on Etsy for a long time. Now Etsy is changing its policies and a lot of artists and craftsmen are unhappy with it. I found out about an on line venue called Zibbet, which is all about actual hand crafted items (like Etsy used to be), and figured it would not hurt to open a store there. Apparently Zibbet is being flooded by former Etsy sellers, and may be where folks will now look for unique crafted items. It operated just like Etsy does, and I have the same items in both stores. You can find The Illustrated Rat on Zibbet here.