Hopalong Hollow....

Hopalong Hollow, where the Blueberries grow sweet, and the moss feels soft beneath your feet.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

More Fuzzyfoots and the 10th anniversary of Hopalong Jack

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Meet Mr Maxwell.. he loves his kibble, you can tell by his chubby tum tum. In fact, he is rather chunky all round, from his toesies to his nosey and his fluffy fat tail.

Mr. Maxwell doesn't chase mice, he would rather sit on the floor and play with his toys.
He is 12" tall and fully jointed with weighted feet.
Stitched with mohair and Needle felted with sheep's wool and Alpaca.

 Esker Fuzzyfoot is
  a  lovable little bun that sits in your palm at 6" tall to the top of his head and 9" to the tips of his ears.

His head is articulated to turn any which way, his arms and legs are jointed. He is a very proper young bun, with excellent manners. and a love for good conversation.
His footsies are weighted and handstitched.
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 Fashioned of long mohair and Needle felted with sheep's wool and Alpaca, Esker is quite kissable.

Above is Poppins Bunwinkie. This handsome chap would rather be in the garden, poking in the radish bed than posing for pictures.
He has articulated arms and head with jointed and weighted legs.
Stitched with white mohair and Needle felted with Black Alpaca wool and sheep's wool from my Linclon Finn, Beatrix.
His vest has shoe buttons, embroidery and is festooned with his favorite vegetables. It  is removable by unsnapping at the shoulders.
 He sits or stands beautifully!

Three jolly inhabitants of Hopalong Hollow!
Next week, I will introduce you to some squirrels and chippys.
 Now I hope you will join me as I celebrate the 10th anniversary of my first and foremost little rabbit, Hopalong Jack.

  My Book, "Hopalong Jack and the Blue Bunnies" was first published in 2005 and has just been reprinted for the 9th time! We are expecting 6000 books to arrive next week. I am always delightfully surprised when I meet a child of 7 to 9 years old at an art show, and learn that he or she has loved this book since they were "little" (little, being 1 to 2 years old).  It  is exciting for a book creator, to know that one's books have become a keepsake and a childhood memory, but this is not a storybook for children alone, as 1/3 of my customers purchase my books for an adult. Aren't YOU a child at heart too?
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Since Hopalong Jack was the impetus for  Hopalong Hollow and thus, all following books and woolen characters, it seems odd that I have not yet reproduced HIM in 3-D as yet. I will do it soon.
To celebrate Jacks 10th anniversary, and in time for Easter, I offer a chance to win  a signed copy of Hopalong Jack. Just leave a message or an email, I will draw a name  next week. It doesn't matter if you already own the book, if you win, it makes a lovely gift for someone else.
Cheers from Hopalong Hollow!

40 comments:

  1. Good evening dear friend
    I had no idea.. Tenth anniversary of Hopalong Hollow. Congratulations Jeri... And just think of all the joy your books have brought to thousands of people, young and old (like me) Of course I will always be a child at heart.

    Now for these fuzzyfoots.. What can I say... Mr. Maxwell is quite contented indeed... He is so well made.. I must say, you have perfected the needle felting. Did you needle felt the little blue birdie on his paw and the ducky also? Esker is as sweet as can be, and I just love Poppins Bunwinkie!!! And his vest, my gosh, now that is a vest a rabbit can wear with much pride..
    Please count me in for your generous giveaway.. I would love to have a copy for family.. I display my three proudly.
    I can't wait to see a woolen "Jack". I know he will be magnificent.
    Love and blessings,
    Penny


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    1. Penny,the bluebird and ducky were also needlefelted, I think I will give him one more toy, maybe a tiny teddy.

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    2. I thought so.. They are really done well... A teddy would be great!

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  2. Happy 10th Anniversary Jeri!!!! I have admired your work for years, a couple of those years before we met on-line. I have your art work in the living room and in my Noah's ark room.
    May you have many more blessed years.
    Patti

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  3. Ten years of charm and whimsy and magic! I would love to win your book.

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  4. Jeri, it's hard to believe that Jack has turned 10 years old! I have shared so many of your books as New Grandparent gifts. Jack is well known in these parts. Happy birthday to all at the Hollow,
    Deborah Rogers Mercy

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  5. Oh these little guys are sooooo cute and I love their little clothes. They have so much personality.

    Please enter me in the drawing. Hopalong Jack would make a perfect Christmas present for my great nephew Boone. But of course it's only to be sent once I have read and perused it for myself. I rarely send a virgin book to anybody.

    Congratulations on the 9th reprint. That makes a lot of those books out there making a lot of little kids happy.

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  6. What a joy to have these critters in your home watching you work and create. They all have a distinct personality. Happy, happy anniversary to all in the hollow.

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  7. I gape in awe....Jeri Landers......how on this physical earth do you do all of this? Poppins Bunwinkle's vest alone is detailed with other-worldly powers!!!!!!!!

    First of all, A GRAND SUCCESS IS HOPALONG JACK! Ten years my friend? You have staying power, and that is truly evident in your detailed perseverance and success. Bravo to you once again for your mastery of needle felting in such a short amount of time. You literally came on us like gangbusters! And that duck pull-toy.....oh my goodness, what will you think of next?

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  8. Oh My Jeri - I am amazed at your lovely furry friends and agree with Anita - how do you do all you do? Your work is super and all three are absolutely adorable. Congratulations also friend for your 10 yr. anniversary. Who ever wins this prize is certainly going to be blessed. Hugs!

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  9. Dear Jeri ~ Your latest little furry creations are so adorable. You amaze me with all that you do, inspire me too, to keep on keeping on.

    Congrats on the 10th Anniversary of Jack. Your books are all a delight!!! I'm a kid at heart, even though I am turning 66 today on this first day of spring.

    Happy Spring dear Jeri ~ Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

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  10. Happy tenth anniversary! Your new fuzzy foots are wonderful! Thanks for a chance to win your lovely book.

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  11. Oh Jeri-your little folk are so beautiful! I am just smiling away here at my computer screen-you have made my day! You are inspiring for the obvious time and care you put into your art-whatever medium you use-I always see the care for detail and for quality. And that inspires me for what I do....But even beyond those good things-I see true artistry-it gets hard to put into words, but you tug at people's heartstrings; you put yourself into your art, which I think is mastery of an art form. Your bunnies are just so well done.
    I would love a chance to win your book!!!

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  12. Jeri Dear My-O-My!!
    I agree with Miss Debra ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!!
    This group of critters are ,again, absolutely wonderous!! I've especially fallen for
    Poppins Bunwinkie!!!
    Wow! An anniversary for your Hoppalong book!! Ten years and still hopping!! Awesome!!
    I am one of your many "grown-kid fans" and hold grand affections for your WONDERFUL BOOKS..(puzzles, scherenschnitte, prints and oodles of wonders...)!!
    Joy joy joy dearest Jeri :-D
    Blessings warmth and love, Linnie Lou

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  13. Happy anniversary! Your artwork is amazing and the little bunnies are the cutest ever. Any grandchild would love your books. Have a hoppy spring!

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  14. Jeri, all your creations are so amazing. I'm thinking of all the joy that you've brought to so many children. Happy Anniversary Jack!

    xo

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  15. Jeri....as usual, your creations are magical and and so life-like in a whimsical way. You have the ability to not only create a character, but to breathe life and personality into it. Bravo!! I love each and every one of your furry creations.....perfect accompaniment to your beautiful books....
    of which I own all three!! BTW.....I am planning a trip to the Country Living Fair in Ohio in September....so I plan on meeting you in person there!

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  16. I so admire your amazing talent. Your art is amazing! I would love to win your book. Please enter me in your drawing.

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  17. Congratulations on the 9th printing of Hopalong Jack. I can imagine how fulfilling that must be and to have a child tell you how much they love your books. I love Poppins Bunwinkie's vest. You could create your own line of bunny vests!

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  18. So in love with all your wonderful critters! I would love to win a copy of your book. I have a new grand baby coming soon and would love to give it to him along with a "grandma made" quilt. {with bunnies on it of course!}

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  19. Lovely boys ! Adorable ! Happy 10th Anniversary Jeri ! I love your art work, but you know, I am a big fan of your talent.
    I wish you a nice springtime, Jeri
    Hugs

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  20. Congratulations on the success of your book, I am sure you not only worked hard to create it but to get it into loving hands all over the world. So happy for you!

    these furry friends of yours could not be more charming and adorable, each is a joy to see!

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  21. I stare in awe at your painted pictures/landscapes. I lose myself as I imagine rounding the curves in the pathways, and wonder what is behind that wide tree.... your talents are to the moon and back!

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    1. Thank you for such a nice compliment.

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  22. Jeri, I don't know which I love more. All perfect. Do you have them on a website for sale? Staying power - your picture must be beside that expression. Wonderful all.

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  23. Hi Donna, I've not listed any for sale yet. I'm waiting till all 40 are finished to make a nice presentation all at once.

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  24. What an awesome give-a-way. We love your books and were so glad to meet you at the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show.

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  25. Congratulations on your tenth anniversary. Your newest characters are absolutely charming. You are so creative and talented. I recently used the last little bit of the fabric you designed when I made a baby quilt for a woman a work. I was sad to see it go, but it worked perfectly!

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  26. Dear Cousin Jeri,

    What a marvelous decade of book publishing you have had! Congratulations on ten years since your first book! All your books are fabulous! You are such a talented artist! Love your new handmade critters!

    Your cousins,
    Diane and daughter Sarah, and the Dolls and Tillie Tinkham the seamstress mouse at Corgyncombe

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  27. Jeri,
    Congratulations on your milestone! Such beautiful creations. My daughter Lydia was peeking over my shoulder and declared Poppins Bunwinkle her absolute favorite. She has a bunny called Jasper (my husband refers to him as stew-all in good fun!) that is very tame and loveable. Do enter us into your contest-fingers crossed!
    Take Peace,
    Suzanne

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  28. Congratulations to you, Jeri on your 9th printing of your lovely children's book Hopalong Jack. Your work has such charm put into it! I just love your artwork! I wish you continued success in all of your endeavors! ♥

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  29. Hi Jeri,

    There are just no words to say how much I love ALL your critters...the live ones and the magical ones you've created. I have all your books and would be thrilled to be the winner in your giveaway. I have grandchildren who would dearly love for Nana to read Hopalong Jack to them from their very own copy.

    Love from Diane in North Carolina

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  30. Thanks so much, Jeri.. I am always looking for materials to wrap the wire... For the small ones I find embroidery thread works well. But I really like the twine.
    Have a great day, and thank you so much for visiting.
    fondly,
    Penny

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  31. Congratulations!! You and your furry feathered friends are an inspiration to me. Thanks for sharing

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  32. Enjoying your blog and being inspired by your creative energy! I have been teaching art for 20 years. You have given me the desire to start using my talents in more productive ways!

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  33. My gosh Jeri, You blow my mind!!!!!!! I mean that in a very good way!!!

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  34. My gosh Jeri, You blow my mind!!!!!!! I mean that in a very good way!!!

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  35. I would love to win a copy of your book. I love your blog and all your work!!

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  36. They are all so wonderful Jeri! You are amazing!!!!!

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