Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Introducing... Again...

On January 14, 2008, I introduced Mr. Squirrel...a print I made

Well, on January 21, 2009 I FINALLY did what I planned to do last year...

Make a 2-D version of Mr. Squirrel!! Or, now, Burl.

First step, find the perfect music &
draw the little guy.
I listened to Animal Collective's new album Merriweather Post Pavilion. I'm obsessed with their song My Girls. The whole album is really great, so be sure to check it out.

Next, draw the pattern & cut out



I would like to introduce you to Burl

This is my very first attempt at my plush squirrel so I imagine him improving over the days as I practice making more. The first Burl is not for sale, he will be my buddy. But you will be seeing a Burl in the shop very very soon.

So, Meet Burl
He worries more than is needed
He enjoys black coffee
He hoards; pencils, acorns, cake, music. You name it, he hoards it
He loves to play keys

He's pleased to meet you.

I have been informed that today is Squirrel Appreciation Day!!! How awesome is that!! In 2001, Christy Hargrove from Asheville, North Carolina started Squirrel Appreciation Day on January 21. Christy is a wildlife rehabilitator in North Carolina, and is affiliated with the Western North Carolina Nature Center.
So, feed your neighborhood squirrel, swerve when you see them in the street, be pleasant with the Burls. Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day.


  1. Love the print and love the plush! The tail is the best part!

  2. Well, hello there,Burl! :D

  3. O.O

    I learned something today...

    that squirrel is FANTASTIC! remember the dirt shrew

  4. ha! He is so cute! I especially love Burl's button butt!

  5. thanks for the comment Estela

    i just remembered though that today is National Squirrel Appreciation Day. haha
    thought i'd share it with you incase you weren't 'aware'

  6. my favorite is his button butt too! hehe so cute!!

  7. Burl is as awesome as his name! I have to be honest squirrels give me the creeps a little. The real ones, not stuffed. So, Burl is cool with me.
    I love the button!

  8. What an adorable little Burl:) I just love his tail!

  9. I love squirrels, thus, I love your squirrel :D

  10. I love his BUTTon!! Super cute.

  11. I love the little tail on it! Very cute!

  12. happy late squirrel day! :) I love the print.

  13. I love that tail! And who would have thought...a day to appreciate the squirrel? I like seeing your process.