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The Long Journey (or the short of it)

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The Long Journey (or the short of it)

Previously published June 16, 2016. But a friend was asking how we got started and I thought it was good to go back and share the story again. Starting a long journey always begins with a first step. Sir Winslow would never have gone anywhere without beginning with careful planning.  I know he had help from his colleagues at Oxford, his connections with the Home Office, and people he had met on previous travels. Our family is leaving next week to head out west, and I think planning a trip 100 years later has got to be so much easier....

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Sir Winslow and the Peacock

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Sir Winslow and the Peacock

During his stay in India where he was studying the Bengal tiger and counting their stripes, Sir Winslow came to know many other creatures. One of these animals was the peacock. On the edge of the jungle where the base camp was set, a flock of peacocks had been pecking in the brush. Their iridescent feathers glistened in the sunlight and it was impossible to not be mesmerized by the sight. However, during the night, it was a rather noisy neighbor. It has a horrible “CAW CAKKKKKKK” that kept the explorers awake for hours. Sir Winslow knew that something had...

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Rocky Raccoon

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Rocky Raccoon

While he is not a new design, I have never had him for sale on any of my sites before. My dad asked for a raccoon fairly early on and I made one for him. That pillow sits in a child's rocking chair in my parents' bedroom. As a side note, the chair was made for him by his grandfather, so it’s pretty special. The other raccoons I have made were either for craft shows or requested by customers. I even did a valentine theme one year with “Heart Bandit” It was really cute! Pretty sure I deleted those photos...

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