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Koala Bears

I have finally begun to take pictures of my work in preparation to open the shop. It looks like I'll have my first round of sales up by Friday, February 26th. This is much later than I had originally anticipated, but setting up a full Etsy shop is HARD WORK!

I currently have about 20 wool creatures and 25 vintage items that I will be listing over the next couple of weeks. I've been working on some new creations including Koala Bears and Hedgehogs!!! The hedgehogs are made with dyed Corriedale locks and are a hoot to make. Here's a little sampling:

and some Koala Bears that are still a few stabs away from perfection:

All in all, everything is going fairly smoothly. I keep perusing Goodwill and local thrift stores for vintage, animal-related items. I know I'm not the only one out there with a penchant for ceramic deer from the 1970's. I'm glad to be on the lookout for others in Etsyland with a Cute Addiction.

I will be so thrilled to open the shop officially. What a leap of faith! I hope for positive feedback and an overall positive experience.

Coming soon....


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