The Awesome Orca

The Awesome Orca Until I started on this pattern as part of my whale series, I didn’t appreciate that while called a “killer whale” the Orca is actually part of the dolphin family. They are such magnificent animals, so easily recognizable with their black and white... Read more »

The Gregarious Beluga Whale

The Gregarious Beluga Whale Sightings of Beluga Whales are pretty scarce in this neck of the woods. This Beluga Whale pattern is super easy ornament to make. My whale is a pale blue, but white or off white would be more accurate. I so like their “smiles” – they seem such happy... Read more »

The Majestic Humpback Whale

The Majestic Humpback Whale The Majestic Humpback Whale is number three in my whale series. He’s already off to grace baby Elijah’s room (my nephew). Found on both coasts of the United States, the Humpback is a summer visitor to the coast of Maine. Have fun! Right-click here and... Read more »

The Endangered Blanding’s Turtle

The Endangered Blanding’s Turtle This turtle design grew out of an email I received from Nancy. A fourth-grade teacher, Nancy raises two Blanding’s Turtle hatchlings with her class each year. Once grown, they release the turtles into the wilds of Massachusetts. This is my second attempt at the... Read more »

The Benevolent Blue Whale

The Benevolent Blue Whale Whale number two in my whale series is the Benevolent Blue Whale, designed with love for my new nephew.  He’s too young to appreciate them, but I’m having fun designing them for him.  I hope you have fun with him! Right click here and select “save... Read more »

The Wondrous Sperm Whale

The Wondrous Sperm Whale When I learned that my new nephew’s bedroom was being decorated with whales, I went to work designing them. If you’ve been visiting for a while, you know that I prefer to design realistic looking ornaments. And while I tried to do this for the sperm whale,... Read more »

The Lonesome Lobster

The Lonesome Lobster This lobster pattern has been a long time coming. It took me numerous starts before I was happy with the pattern. The challenge is in how narrow the legs are – there’s not a lot of substance to them. I wonder what would happen with pipe cleaners for legs?... Read more »

The Bodacious Beaver

The Bodacious Beaver During my travels Downeast I’ve seen many beaver lodges – the pile of sticks peeking out of an estuary, pond or marsh. On occasion, I watched a beaver swim along, but I’ve never seen one actively working on their home. Yet it’s clear that... Read more »

Downeast Thunder Farm Boo Kitty

Downeast Thunder Farm Boo Kitty When putting up our Christmas tree last month, Hannah pointed out that we have Ginger, Gidget, and Cinder ornaments, but no Boo. So, Snape (aka Boo) makes it on the tree the last day before we take the tree down until next Christmas. Meet Boo Kitty! Right-click this... Read more »

The Rambunctious River Otter

The Rambunctious River Otter Occasionally I see a river otter frolicking around the river bank. Their tracks in the snow are very curious because of the long, thick tail they drag behind them. It almost looks as if they like to slide along the snow rather than walk – although there’s... Read more »

Gracie the Border Collie

Gracie the Border Collie Gracie was a sweet Border Collie rescued by friends some years ago. She enjoyed a loving, happy home in her senior years, but sadly passed away this fall. I designed this ornament to honor Gracie. While this pattern was designed to match Gracie’s marking, you... Read more »

The Charming Chipmunk

The Charming Chipmunk Who doesn’t find a chipmunk charming? There’s been one squatting under the little crate on my stoop. When I open the door, he scurries by, startling me every time. With this cold weather coming, he’s seemingly got this sights set on moving in! enjoy.... Read more »

The Regal Reindeer

The Regal Reindeer As the weather begins to turn colder, my thoughts are jumping ahead to holiday projects. Yes, I know – it’s not yet Halloween but a reindeer is definitely in order! Enjoy! Right-click here and select “save target as” to save this printable... Read more »

The Lively Sea Otter

The Lively Sea Otter Hannah provided the inspiration for this Sea Otter when she shared with me pictures of Sea Otters with frolicking with their babies. This little otter can snuggle a sea otter pup, or a clam shell. I provide both with this pattern. Hannah went to the beach with me... Read more »

The Watchful Wolf

The Watchful Wolf The Wolf is possibly my most requested pattern. It’s also the pattern that I’ve struggled over more than any other. Wolves come in so many shades and markings – there’s no one “right” pattern. This is the third wolf I’ve... Read more »

Myrtle the Sea Turtle

Myrtle the Sea Turtle The Sea Turtle is one of Hannah’s favorite creatures, so I designed this critter for her. Paul dubbed her “Myrtle the Turtle”. I took Myrtle to the beach today for a photo shoot; the lure of the ocean is strong. See that wave rolling up the beach?... Read more »

The Gentle Garden Mouse

The Gentle Garden Mouse I had company working in the greenhouse yesterday. A little garden mouse has taken up residence. Probably spent the whole winter in there. Probably had babies in there. He didn’t seem to mind sharing the space with me. Although my screech did seem to startle him... Read more »

The Sassy Sheep

The Sassy Sheep I had more fun planning this little ewe. The inspiration came from a sheep wall hanging that appeared in the office last week. Rather than using felt for this girl, I scoured the house for something that would give the body a wooly texture – fleece, boiled wool,... Read more »

The Kindly Koala

The Kindly Koala When I was a teeny-bopper we lived in Friedburg, Germany. My father, an Army officer, was stationed there for three years. During that tour of duty, an Australian soldier visited with us for a time. When he departed for home, he gifted me with a stuffed Koala.... Read more »

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