Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Where is my Pitchfork?

Paper clay and spun cotton Devil desparately seeking pitchfork.

Color and number of tines not important.
Also seeking a qualified orthodontist who takes insurance.
(Buck teeth and evil don't mix.)
Until next time, happy spinning!

Monday, September 20, 2010

They're Off!

Goodbye, little handmade ornies for the Halloween Swap!
I had a lot of fun making you, but I can't wait to see what I get in return!
For those swappers who just can't wait, here are a few sneak peeks of what you will be receiving from Sycamore Moon Studios.
Enjoy!What? You can't tell what they are?
Guess you'll have to wait for your package from Natalea!

Until next time, Happy Surprises!

Friday, September 17, 2010

What Shall We Be This Year?

Here is what my little ones looked like last year on Halloween.

So young! What a difference a year makes!

The discussions have begun....which is good, since one of them has a costume coming from Asia! Yikes!

My youngest may stay with the Star Wars theme; he is thinking Storm Trooper.

My middle one is going to be Naruto. (This is the one coming from China.)

My oldest? Will she even dress up? *sob* It remains to be seen.

I wish I could show you all of my recent work, but it is all "top secret".

It is SO frustrating to have new pix and not be able to show everyone!
These two are the only ones I can show you and the picture is somewhat marginal! Oh well!

Until next time, happy creating and happy families.
I'm sending good thoughts your way!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Angels Attic De-aquistion Sale

If you are around the area of Santa Monica, CA this weekend, you are in for a treat!
Angels Attic is having its annual de-acquisition sale.

These dolls probably aren't the ones that will be up for sale.
These are just a few samples of the great dolls one can see at the museum.

I don't know for sure what will be for sale.
What I can share is that the museum is a nice way to spend a few hours.
I did and I walked away inspired.

You can read more about this hidden gem in the next month in an upcoming e-zine.
I'll keep you posted.

Until then, pop by the sale this weekend. Here is the pertinent information:
Saturday, 10-3PM
516 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA90401

Happy browsing!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Flotsam and Jetsam- What a FIND!

Have you ever found a place where you automatically felt at home?

I have and it was this summer while on vacation in Kensington, MD.

I've been spending a portion of my summer vacations in Kensington for the past 9 years and
I thought I had seen all there was to offer: charming shops, a tea room, lovely greenbelts.

But this year I found Flotsam and Jetsam Antiques.

See the precious little doll on the left? She is mine now. I look at her every single day. I admire her lovely hand sewn shoes and her wee felt hat. *sighs happily*

See this squirrel? He is mine now! (I made the Jack ornie.)

My squirrel, similar to one I had in childhood, was a great find. I LOVE him. He opens his arms when you squeeze near his shoulders so that he can clip on to your lapel. Sweet!

I also got a great deal on these pre-WWII German diecut pumpkins. I have some major plans for them. I'd tell you about the plans, but they are secret!

The proprietor, Stacey Newton, is just a doll and a lot of the goodies found within her shop were formally pieces in her own collection. The shop is a beautiful bite of nostalgia mixed with kitsch. PERFECTION! I could have spent a lot more than I did there....very dangerous.

If you are a button hound, this is the place. Stacey has lots of really interesting buttons and bits and bobs. DEFINITELY worth the trip.

Isn't this little wooden house just precious? That's not all!

Look inside! Little gnomes. *shriek* LOVE them!

I hope that if you are ever in the Kensington/Silver Spring/Chevy Chase area, you pop over and see the sights at Flotsam & Jetsam Antiques. It is a darling little place to pop in and say hello and the prices are amazing.

Until next time, happy "finds"!