hello Turkey.

These two fine feathered friends, ridiculous and sweet, are ready for the Thanksgiving Feast.

Robert, a friend, collector, and maker of things, requested a few of these happen again this year. His turkey from way back in 2011, needed a lady friend. And so it goes: more turkeys. Every time I make these they make me laugh. They're so ridiculous they become altogether charming. These two are looking for homes. You'll find them in the shop today. 

Hope you're Thanksgiving is filled with loved ones all around. XXXJM

PS: I just realized I forgot to put they're bow on... ok, that's got to happen before they jump into boxes. hahah.


Two New-

These two turkeys on my windowsill will be in the shop tomorrow! Just in time...



I love how weird and funny these guys are. She's got a bonnet, top hats are in the works, and two other colors are happening now... the turkey feast is just around the corner. Let's be ready.


the Evening Workshop opens for the season!

It's been a long time, far too long since I posted here. I don't expect many of you are still out there, but never the less as I'm still around, and still when the mood strikes- making things, then you can't totally count me out just yet.

It's that time of year. The snow has fallen and it's dark around... 4:30? Yes, that's about right. So it's time to make dinner, get the kids tucked into their beds, and come into the studio for a little fun. Last night was the first of many to come, when I made one bear.  One bear. That's it, but compared to what I've been doing with the Polka Dot Club, which is so similar but so different, making a very little bear feels all new. I'm excited about things to come. I hope you are too.



things are coming together...

Bunny Tails and polka dot pants. Prints and dresses. Hand dyed mohair bears with colorful neckties (or handknit sweaters- I still have to decide). Anyway you look at it, things are coming together.


goodmorningbunnies and

heritage, toys, rabbits, jennifer murphy, mohair

And a totally unrelated but colorperfect photo from a friend's house-
check out her incredible handmade shoes here
 I love this framed backside of a vintage quilted piece framed in her dining room


NEW PIECES... coming soon in the shop

Heritage Mohair Teddy Bears White Easter Jennifer Murphy

New Spring Pieces
( website shop update)

Tuesday April 22nd at 12noon CST
(1pm Eastern, 11am Mountain, 10am Pacific)

I'd hoped to have everything ready before Easter, but these days I have to be kind to myself and understand not everything will be just the way I'd wanted... ahhh, one of the many life lessons taught by my children. Time is short in the studio these days, but I'm always happy to carve out a little work time to slow down and make a few bears like these. Stuffing with excelsior and sewing their small pieces take time. These activities allow me space to sit and think. It's quiet in the studio when I work like this- and it's a very welcome change up. I wouldn't give up the work I'm doing with the POLKA DOT CLUB for anything- I love this new project, but there are times when it's nice to be slow and let the work come into fruition without knowing just what I'll be making today... let the creativity flow.