Hopalong Hollow....

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

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Grasshoppers of Hopalong Hollow.

 Greetings!
I hope you are having a great week, these bunnies are!
WHEEEE!!!!


                         This is how I set up a small portion of my booth for the last show.
 Small felted Buns leaping through the air!

I did the paper-cutting behind the hares in 2005, it was the end-papers in my first book.

   I wanted to make some smaller, lively little rabbits that I could sell at a lower price than the large clothed Hopalong Hollowfolk.
 These little bunnies are 7-8 inches long and less time consuming ( although they still take about 4 hours to create). I've priced at them at $125.
 These are made to leap from a potted plant, or hang from the branches of a Christmas Tree.
 Next show is practically out my own back door, just 35 miles from home, in Knoxville.
It is really my favorite show of the year, the FOOTHILLS GUILD SHOW.
 I have 6 free tickets to get into the  show. If you live around here and would like one or two tickets, I will be happy to give them to you, just ask and I will send via post.

32 comments:

  1. Jeri the Leapin Buns are so sweet! You really are able to give each one its own personality. I'm glad your next show is close to your home. It must be hard to travel so far for shows. Have a great week. ♥

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    1. Martha, I really am a homebody. I would be happy to stay here on the farm always, but needs must, and travel is a necessity.

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  2. Good evening Jeri!
    Oh my goodness, it looks like your buns in Hopalong Jack came to life here! They are so sweet, and I love the way you have them displayed.. I hope you had great success at the show. I know these leaping buns will hop to a new home real quick.
    So good to have you back.
    Love ya!
    Penny

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    1. Penny, A purchaser over the weekend, put a pin back on her leaping bun and is wearing it as a very large brooch! It was a great idea and we are putting it to use for the next show.

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  3. Bonjour,

    Ils sont adorables ces petits lapins !! Attention aux chasseurs !! sourire...
    Je suis certaine que nombreux d'entre eux vont trouver une nouvelle maison.

    Gros bisous ♡

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    1. Ces petits pains sont la manière de jeûner pour être pris !

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  4. Your leaping bunnies are just the best. They look wonderful and I can see them jumping around in someone's Christmas tree with great abandon.

    It must be nice for you to have one of the shows that you go to so close to home. All that traveling and packing and unpacking and packing again must be tiring although you probably have it down to a science.

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    1. Hi Vic, We do have the booth set-up down to a science, and I love setting up a booth. I am not to fond of dismantling it, however. Always happy when the shows are over and I take off for about 4 months!

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  5. YOU. BLOW. MY. MIND.

    GRASSHOPPERS! Clever, absolutely clever.

    Sheesh, Jeri Landers ROCKS THE WORLD!

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  6. Your 'leapers' are so cute! They look like they are so happy and free, having a great time.

    Enjoy this next 'close to home' show, and sell out.

    Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Lorraine, I have never sold out... that would really be something! I nearly sold out of books once: we took 500 books to a show and only came home with 20!

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  7. Fantastic display! The buns are beautiful looking so animated having fun being buns. Wishing you great sales!

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  8. Love these, Jeri! They have such sweet faces.

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    1. Cathy, Some of them have a mischievous look too!

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  9. Beautiful display-so lively and fun! The paper cutting is amazing!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Debra, I love papercutting, I have slowed down with it, but will have a chance to make some new pieces over the winter.

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  10. Tooo Cuuuuute Jeri!! Oh how I LOVE your wonderful whimsical world!!!
    They are darling and seem very alive!!!!
    Sending love and warmth your way!! xx oo Linnie Lou

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  11. Jeri, I am sure that those adorable bunnies will be hopping along to excellent homes where they will live charmed lives.

    The setting you created to show them is marvelous. The cut paper background is so intricate, and it has shown me yet another of your many talents.

    Best wishes for great success at the next show! xo

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    1. Frances, I did sell quite a few of the little leapers over the weekend.
      I have been doing paper-cutting for over 30 years, it is a wonderful old folkart.

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  12. Oh my Jeri these little bunnies are fabulous. One of the first things that brought me to your blog was your beautiful paper cutting. Your talent never ceases to amaze me. Hope you have a great day. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Deborah, best to you and the dogs.

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  13. oh my goodness, every thing that you make is incredibly charming Jeri!

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    1. Tammie, and everything you make is lovely and shows your affinity with nature.

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  14. These are just adorable! You are so talented Jeri. I hope your show goes well.

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    1. Lori, Many of my creatures found new homes this weekend!

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  15. You're a multi-talented dynamo. How long did it take to do the background paper cut? How many blades did you go through? Have you ever ruined a piece?

    We had to use rubylith for a class project in art school. Not knowing better, I cut through the film AND the plastic underneath. Our instructor had to have shown off my ignorance. I admire people who are this good with a blade, paper, and patience. Your felting is quite lovely too.

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  16. Limner, I'm pretty quick with a blade, I cut this piece in about 30 hours or less. The time comes in designing the patterns or, in the case of a painted papercutting, the watercolor details painted on top of a white cutting.

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