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!