We've made a new addition to the shop lately, our felt animals as prints!
We've been experimenting with making bigger and more elaborate pieces. The hot air balloon print with Reginald and Beauregard, pictured above, is from a shadowbox we recently made. The image in the shadowbox was made just like all of our ornaments. Every piece was hand cut and then hand stitched. You may have spotted it on our recent tables at Wondercon and the Long Beach Patchwork show.
Our first show of the year starts tomorrow! We'll be at Wondercon, in Artist's Alley table 280, at the Anaheim Convention Center April l8th-20th. If you've been following us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook you have may have seen some of the fun new pieces we've been working on. All of these will be available for the first time this weekend at Wondercon.
Time for another week of Meety Monday! For a bit of variety, instead of doing an artist interview, we are going to meet one of our felt animal characters today. Last week we asked our Facebook and Twitter fans what they would like to ask Beauregard the Hippo.
Beauregard the Hippo is a little upset with me for not starting Wildlife Wednesday off what he considers the most wonderful animal ever. Hippos of course! Beauregard may be a little biased in his opinions.
We spent the last few days at the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary. We got married at the Safari park so it seemed like the perfect place to celebrate. We also love any reason for a weekend at the zoo.
A couple week's ago in my recap of a week of Squshies I mentioned going to the San Diego Zoo. Today I finally sat down and started going through all the pictures! Always quite the project because we take a ton of pictures.
Did you know Beauregard's Birthday is March 8th? and Reginald's is the 11th?
This is their very first birthday, so needless to say they are very excited. They have insisted we start the festivities a little early, so we're beginning the Trivia Challenge today, and we'll be adding new trivia questions throughout the week.
Of the many weeks we were away, the final week was spent in San Diego doing fun things. Yay vacation! Eventually I'll write about the other weeks too, but I have pictures of the last week so I'm starting at the end.
One of the places we visited was the San Diego Zoo! This was the first time I've visited the zoo when I was already in San Diego so I didn't have to get up super early to drive 2.5 hours to get there. They also are currently doing the night zoo for the summer so they were open about 4 hours later than usual. Extra sleep and extra zoo time! This is the first time I visited the zoo since I've been seriously making Squshies so it was fun to see the real animal versions.