Once I started making the birds, I knew it was only a matter of time before I'd try a squirrel. You see, if my family had a mascot it would be a squirrel. Evangeline wanted to make a banner for our camping adventures that said "Evil Squirrel Troop 11". Jess calls us his squirrels and sings the girls rock songs with the word squirrel instead of girl. (Squirrels just wanna have fun...I wish that I had Jesse's Squirrel, that one is just for me.) We also have squirrel artwork throughout the house and they are often in my illustrations.
And if you have squirrels, they are gonna need acorns.
(One of my illustrations for a picture book that I wrote and hope to sell soon to a publisher.)
I have a little army of squirrel beads ready for Bead & Button along with my other woodland creatures!