So excited this morning to see one of my Discovery Totes on the front page of ETSY!!!
- Shannon Duffy
- Kentucky Lake, United States
- I am an artist and educator living in a beautiful Kentucky State Park with her amazing husband and two sweet ones. I have a MFA in Metals/Jewelry from Arizona State University and am a self taught stitcher. I recently took a break from metalworking to design and create unique toys for children. The process in which I work never changes, only the material. I just enjoy making. UPDATE: I AM BACK IN MY METALS STUDIO!!!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
This is a new Discovery Tote I just designed...My First Jewelry. So sweet, it really is a little work of art, something to treasure for years to come. The tote opens for the child to discover a little cone form with handmade felt "flowers" on it. The cone is completely magnetic along with the "flowers" so they can be moved around on the cone. The cone is stuffed with polyfil and will hold the "flowers" when the tote is in route. The child can choose a "flower" from the four and wear it for the day! It comes with a magnetic back that will allow the "flower" to attach to a shirt or dress.
Discovery Tote Fish has three beautifully detailed wool felt fish with bead work covering the top surface. It comes with an all natural wooden fishing pole that is magnetic and can pick up each of the fish. This tote has a lavender and orange outer fabric with a lavender ribbon to close the tote. Matching covered button slides down the ribbon and cinches it closed for travel or when not in use.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I took these images so you can see how the tote opens up so the child can discover what in on the inside. This Discovery Tote opens up to a hollow tree with a little bunny living inside. The bunny is completely removable for imaginary play.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Wow, I finally finished some more work! I have had a difficult time getting "time". Hot summers are not the best for my husbands job, so he has been putting in extra long hours. So, have been burning the midnight oil in order to get these totes made. This first one is a new design, I call it "A day at the beach". The three houses are machine stitched with some hand stitching, and they can move around inside of the tote.