Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Here come the bunnies, they are marching off the drawing board onto the weavers cloth to be punched (in only the kindest way) with simply wool, sheep's silk, and sanibel mohair! Love working with these threads. This little Dutchie is going on a box top. I love little boxes, you can fill them with any number of things from notions to jelly bellies or use them to store your dreams! Keep on punchin.


Friday, February 24, 2012


It looks like snow, it tastes like snow , it must be SNOW ! Hattie and Harley could not be happier than to romp around in the white stuff. It's a mashmallow and hot chocolate kind of day. Keep on punchin.


Thursday, February 23, 2012


I remember when we used to cruse around the block, now I find myself crusing around the blogs. Today I came upon mugmump woolies blog, and there I found the most fabulous pictures of grave stone angels. I had to repost my angel pins just in case anyone missed them. Dutch Bunnies and Dutch tulips (are there any other kind?) are on the drawing board. Stay tuned. Keep on punchin.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It's Bunny Time

It's Bunny time in more ways than one...While dropping off some clothes at Family Sharing, I found a book for $1.50 titled The Bunny Years. The book was written by a former Playboy Bunny and it's not like Bunny Tales ( expose' by Gloria Steinem) but rather a where are they now kind of book. It appears many of the Bunnies went on to have very successful careers in movies, real estate, art, etc. It made me think it's time to expand my bunnies horizons to include, picnics, beach parties, and perhaps freedom fighting! Stay tuned. Keep on Punchin!


Saturday, February 18, 2012


I couldn't help but punch up these chickie boxes. One has a blue background, and the other a brown one. The boxes were handpainted black, and brown respectively. They are 2" high, 3" in diameter. The boxes will hold a little stash of jelly beans and a whole lot of dreams . Finished boxes and patterns will be available on my etsy shop on Monday. Keep on punching.


Thursday, February 16, 2012


Mother Nature and I both seem to be rushing Spring ... Usually in February, there's a couple of snowmen hanging around my studio, but not this year. There's bunnies, chicks, flowers and sheep! The floor is scattered with seed packages waiting to be started. HOME CHICKIE pillow and the punchneedle pattern will be up on my etsy shop early next week. Keep on punching.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012


This collection of hearts inspiried me to punch up a little heart and hand box top... The punching is done, the boxes are being painted! Hearts are never out of season. Boxes and patterns will be available next week. Keep on punching.


Sunday, February 12, 2012


Wrong, I believe Abe said "Four score and..." On his birthday, I'm celebrating with FOUR SQUARE HEARTS. I might have mentioned this before while there are bunnies and chicks hooped up, February is just an excuse to indulge myself in heart designs. There be more coming... Keep on punching.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Here it is and not a moment to soon. VINTAGE VALENTINE is posted www.etsy.com/shop/thecooperscottage The frame is gorgeous, thank you Brass Needle. The piece is avalable finished. Pattern and thread kit available upon request for all you punchers out there. Just when I thought I was almost done with hearts, I found a few little fiberboard heart boxes just crying out for punchneedle tops... Progress pics coming soon. Keep on Punchin.


Sunday, February 5, 2012


Thinking isn't doing or is it? I've gained a few pounds while stitching up these two Hearts & Flowers pillows. One is in soft colors with a sun washed background and the other is in deeper colors with a faded brown background. I've included both color options on the back of the pattern. The finished pillow, pattern , and thread kit of your choice are available on www.etsy.com/shop/thecooperscottage. Keep on punchin!


Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Here are a couple of girl scouts learning how to spin. The event was held at the Wisconsin Quilt Museum last Saturday. There will be 2 more workshops February 11th and March 10th. I've recolored HEARTS AND FLOWERS as soon as the mini pillows are done (waiting for the wool to arrive) pillows and patterns will be posted on my esty store. FOUR SQUARE HEARTS is in the works and then it's on to bunnies and chicks. Keep on punching.