Wednesday, 7 January 2009

3 squirrel posts in a row!!!

I never had any collections (a few stamps when I was little but nothing serious...mostly my dad "forcing" me to collect them!). However, when I look at the last few posts that I wrote I think that I have a little obsession with squirrels. However, do not fear, I'm not turning into the squirrel equivalent of a cat lady!!! I only have a few items that pay tribute to my favorite rodent! Anyway, my birthday in coming soon and Dan told me that I can take whatever I want on Etsy (+/- 100$ + shipping). So after many hours on Etsy (too many) I decided to have a custom made paper sculpture from Molly Jey. Perfect...yes, just perfect :)

p.s. Anybody has a softie squirrel pattern?

26 comments:

martha said...

love this. i totally would have gotten the same thing. have you seen this? http://zakkahome.com/pattern.html

also, i'm glad you got a squirrel cookie cutter. we love ours. :)

Ulla V. said...

You picked a perfect gift - in the perfect place - if you ask me. It's so fine and elegantly made,and I love the way it looks simple with the lines and the white colour.

Such a sweet boyfriend, who obviously knows how to make a birthdaygirl happy :0)

Ali said...

Beautiful - I'm obsessed with paper art at the moment. And how about that squirrel tea cosy from Zakka Style?

http://www.melaniefalickbooks.com/zakka-sewing-gallery/zakka-sewing-gallery/

Ali said...

Claudia, I even found you a free pattern link:
http://zakkahome.com/pattern.html

Liz said...

Very cool. I just love Etsy!

apple cyder said...

It is so fun to pick out your own gifts. Happy early birthday!

The Happy College Knitter said...

Oh my goodness, I adore this. Why on earth aren't we better friends. hah!

Lina said...

Exquisite! (How did you enjoy the snow today?!)

Di said...

Love the papercut! I think it is a perfect gift! I just saw the Zakka Home book last night and the squirrel tea cosy is cute and I am sure could be adapted by someone as clever as yourself ;o)

ingrid said...

Too cute!
As Di said, the squirrel tea cozy in the Zakka book is adorable and on my to-do list.

two hippos said...

I just adore you fabulous picture! Also just a had a peek at Ali's suggestion and the Zakka squirrel is very cute.

Kirsten said...

That paper sculpture is so beautiful — great choice! What an awesome husband. I also enjoy squirrels and think they are underrated in the animal kingdom. They're like the ninjas of the rodent family.

Crystal said...

That papercut is amazing! Great choice.

Jackie said...

I love Molly Jey's things! Great pick for your birthday, and the best fun to pick out what you want!
You'll only be the crazy squirrel lady if you start collecting live squirrels in your home. If that starts happening we'll do an intervention!

painted fish studio said...

fabulous gift! happy early birthday. i don't have a softie pattern, but i do have some squirrel letterpressed cards that i should send your way...

iknitipurl said...

How friggin' cute is that! Absolutely adorable.

Rachel said...

Good choice, this piece is beautiful!

Ritz said...

Happy Birthday to you! I have to admit, your fascination with squirrels is starting to bring me around.

Mlle Miracle said...

Happy pre-birthday! I love squirrels too, and this piece of paper art is simply perfect.

annayama said...

happy birthday Clo. Hope you had a good one. Having a soft spot for an animal is only natural, not crazy. I solemly promise to send you all the scraps from the squirrel fabrics after I have finished with them. They are for Melinda (MPC) and Smooth. Slippers!! Tried very, very, hard to make my own softie/felt versions of said rodents and cover ready made slippers. I concede defeat. Only been working on the said suckers since September. Figured fabric slippers were much, much easier. :D Your choice of gift is amazing and the photos you have been taking with your camera are spectacular.

Erin said...

Happy belated birthday! Love the squirrels and I also wanted to say
congratulations on the new job. That's great! Are you your own boss? Regardless - I know that it will be better than where you were. Hope you had a great b-day!
Take and waiting anxiously for those copies. :)

Erin

Little Houses said...

Your blog is so lovely! I am new to Montreal and I love finding crafty people like myslelf :) Do you have an Etsy shop?

Shanah Lewis
Little Houses

Señorita Puri said...

beeeautiful!! happy new year BTW ! XO Puri

jodi said...

be proud of all those squirrels around you. How beautiful is this paper sculpture?! Just perfect.

Sandy said...

it's a beautiful choice!

Girl Land said...

How have I never found you before? Got here through Little Acorn. Loves your blog! You're going on my blogroll tout de suite. Not to mention you're Canadian (the hub and I think you guys have your pooh together...but maybe we will too now). Yay for Little Birds! :) xo