Thursday, December 29, 2011

Oh My!

Hope the New Year brings plenty of suprises!

My shop will be closed as of Friday so that I can spend lots of uninterrupted time with my kids.

I can't believe they have to go back to school next week.


Hope the holiday is joyous for you and yours.

If you have any New Year's resolutions, I would love to hear them!

Mine is to add more veggies to my diet. 

Until next time, happy celebrating!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Kitsch

For your viewing pleasure, some of my weird Christmas items.
I collect all kinds of mushroom ornaments. 

This is a gift from my hubby.
 He is supposed to be in the garden, I think, but I keep him in my living room.

A weird turnip man. 
My husband and I couldn't figure out why we liked him so much.
Then we realized it looked a lot like my husband's grandfather!
Grandpa Turnip!

Here is my contribution to the "glass" tree.
It is Styrofoam.  I am SO like that.
This came from Santa's Village in CA. 
It reminds me of my childhood.
Kitsch-rific, no?

This is my husband's favorite childhood ornament.
Plastic Santa on a plastic plane on a velvet wrapped box.
Ah, the 70's.

Happy Holidays to all and to all a good day!

Until next time, happy decorating!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Look what I found...

                                    He was in an antique shop in Maryland this summer.

                                       I love him.  He never fails to make me smile.



Thursday, December 15, 2011

Little Amanita Collector

Everyone needs a job to do.

Some build homes, some gather moss for clothing, and some stay home and mind the wee ones.  Not her!.

She was meant for the winter air.

This one gets to find the amanitas buried in the snow before the reindeer find them.

It isn't always a simple task. 

Sometimes the mushrooms are larger than
                            she is!

Her mushroom cap helps her to blend in when there are other creatures afoot.

Happy Winter to all!

Thanks for popping in for a peek and a moment of wintery peace.


Monday, December 12, 2011

Spun Cotton Mermaids

Here are the latest additions to the shop! 
Two of them, to be exact. 

One in aqua and one in periwinkle.

Sometimes when I am working I just go with the flow and wait to see what will happen. 
These were made at the same time I was completing a commissioned piece. 
A little planned, a little unplanned;  this is how I get to enjoy my work all of the time.

Hope you enjoy my work, too! 
These are available in my etsy shop right now.

Thanks so much for popping in to see what is new!

Until next time, just keep swimming!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Spun Cotton

Just right for your feather tree!
These three ladies were so fun to make and I am really pleased with how they came out.

They are spun cotton over an armature with hand sewn crepe paper clothing.
Some of the clothing is cotton as well, heavily glittered, of course!
Each angel has golden, German paper wings.

I hope to have them in my etsy shop by tomorrow evening.

Thanks for dropping in for a bit.

Until next time, happy dreaming!


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Elves, WIPS

Not quite done, but almost.

Still trying to flesh things out.  Who do these little guys want to be?

Any suggestions would be very welcome!

Thanks for popping in!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Chip the Chihuahua

Here is the latest pup posted to my etsy shop!

He is super tiny!

I hope all of my American friends have a lovely Thanksgiving tomorrow.

I am thankful to make a living at doing what I love.

What are you thankful for?


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas Kitsch

Today I am sculpting elves and a snowlady, but I thought I'd share a new item I posted yesterday.

 Oh, the glorious Christmas kitsch, though I suppose it is more along the lines of winter kitsch, since there are no Santas out and about.

Hope everyone stays warm and has a fruitful day!

Thanks for stopping in. 


Friday, November 18, 2011

Whew! Another One Done!

I am finished with my most recent commission piece, a replica of my Cannibal Corn character.

I think I like this one even better than the original. 

I must say, however, that I find it far harder to replicate a previous piece than to create something new.

Is it the same for you?

Until next time, happy recreating!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November Must Be Mutt Month...

...well, for me, anyway.

I have been having a blast making non-breed specific dogs. 

It is especially  fun because so many people end up contacting me telling me all about their dogs that look just like the ones I have felted.

Here is the latest.  I modeled her after a dog from my youth named Dirty Sally. 
Her owner said she was a wire haird pig with toothpicks for legs. 
 I just thought she was cute. 

Thanks for stopping in.

Until next time, happy Muttvember!


Friday, November 11, 2011


I needed a little "me" time, so I made a wee dog.

Hope you like him!

I think he looks hopeful. Perhaps he'll be adopted soon?

Thanks for popping in! 

Until next time, happy "you" time!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Really Ratty

Here is my latest rat.

He even has teeth.  Cool, huh?

The cat did a double take and so did one of my friends that happened to stop in.

Thanks for popping in for a peek!

Untill next time, happy rodents to you.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Work Table Whites

Here is what I am finishing up today.

 What are you up to?

Drop me a line and let me know!



Monday, November 7, 2011

Catching Up

I finally feel as though I am getting all caught up on my commission work.  Whew!  There has been quite a bit as of late.  NOT that I am complaining!  In fact, I will send a request out there to the universe to keep it all coming.  I am having a great time.  I love a challenge.

These three were posted on my etsy site today.  I hope you like them!

I have Slug Boy..

 a little elf and his sheep....

and last but not least, my lanky rat. 

Happy Monday, everyone!

Until next time, happy posting!


Friday, October 28, 2011

What Do You Think About the Background?

                                          Well, do we like background or is it too distracting? 
                                                                        I can't decide! 

This is a Tomten I needle felted from wool.

Tomten live in haylofts.  They visit with the farm animals through the long winters and remind them that summer is coming.

I think I like the way he looks as he stands in the snow outside of the main house.

The background is a bit bright when the lighting is more direct, but I don't know if that is a bad thing or not. 

Opinions would be appreciated.  I value your thoughts!

Until next time, happy weekending!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Winter Background

             I need a little "pop" for my winter item photos.  I hope this backdrop does the trick!

It affixes right in my photo box. 

It will either work or be a huge distraction.  We shall see!

Thanks for dropping in for a visit.

Until next time, happy snowy nights!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Today's Color Palette

This is my favorite palette:  a piece of 'Press and Seal' stuck to my table. 
When I am done painting, I fold it up and put it in the trash.  Easy peasy!

Here are the colors of the sky in the new background I am painting. 

The pictures I have been taking of my work have been slipshod at best lately. 

 I find myself lacking the time to make new items AND take lovely photos of them before shipping them off to their new homes.

I am hoping a new, mellow background for my photobox may help.  We shall see.

Until next time, happy sunsets!


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Wee Pea

Made a little pea pod. 
Now....what to do with her!
She measures in at just under 2 inches long. 
Combination of wet and dry felting and embroidery.

Any ideas?

Thanks for stopping in.

Until next time, don't forget your veggies!


Friday, October 21, 2011

Bake Sale! Woot!

I love when the kids' bake sales coincide with holidays!
Here is what we made for the one today.
Silly spiders! 
The spiders weren't exactly jet black, as I didn't have time to make a separate chocolate icing to tint black, but they are close enough for little ones to get the idea.

  Plus the edible red glitter on their backs should bump up the "bling" factor.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. 

Until next time, happy frosting!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Lanky Rat

Here is the latest in wool;  a lanky, lean rat.
He was fun and a half to make.

Unfortunately, I don't have my photo editing programs uploaded to the new computer yet. 
Hopefully tonight!
Originally he was going to have sculpted feet.  Here they are.
I decided they were a bit too gruesome to fit his little woolen personality.

What do you think?

Until next time, happy ratting!