Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Orders all done..SANTA'S WORKSHOP IS CLOSED!!

I'm sure you hear a big sigh of relief as I completed all my Christmas orders....
I love what I do but Christmas can be overwhelming trying to satisfy all my customers... I haven't learned the word "NO" yet!! VBG
Anyway I am done and now I can get at some house keeping and preparation for Xmas gifts and the dinner..
Here are some pictures of what I was working on.. Hope you enjoy seeing them..

This dolls title is "Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover" She hasn't told me her name yet!!
It is for a lady that has received one of my dolls every year for the last 8 years . This one is a bag lady out in the cold who has lost everything and relies on charity to keep going. I always write a story to go with each doll. (too long for here) but she got a chicken or at least so she thought.... Perhaps an egg or two would be a bonus,, however the chicken turned out to be a rooster.. hence no eggs!!! etc... She is obviously happy as she has a smile to share with those she meets..
I hope Karen likes her...

The sock monkey will be going to a wee boy. I knit the sweater and touque so he would be warm on a cold winter day!!!

The bag is quite large and ready to carry just about anything. I did the 6" log cabin blocks and used denim as a contrast. I had a couople of left over blocks so I used them inside for pockets. Also another large pocket to put things.

The pink ones are for cancer patients and represents love and hope.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Santa's done!

These are the last two orders I had for the Santas.... ALL DONE!!!!


The customer had given me some mink fur she wanted on the Santas... Not a nice thing to sew with the underhairs that are very fine and fly all over the place. anyway they are finished and I am very happy with them...Thought you might enjoy seeing them..

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


One World One Heart is a fun way to meet new blogger friends and enter to win any of the prizes the bloggers listed will offer. I have to decide what I will offer so I better get my thinking cap on.Click on the photo in my sidebar and the magic carpet will whisk you away to Lisa's blog and explain everything... Hope you will play. It is my second year to be a part of it...LOL

Friday, December 4, 2009

Santa's Elf At Work

I have been trying to catch up on my Xmas orders... I am so slow this year but now the crunch is on. I think I work better under pressure!!
Isn't this the cutest Santa!! He has been the favorite one this year.
Well I better go get busy I still have more to do.. and I think I hear Santa coming to see how I am doing!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I have been working on some commissions and here are a couple I have just finished.
These are healing spirits and come in different colors. There is a different meaning for each color.

The blue one represents a sense of calm, peace of mind and relaxation for the whole body.

The green one represents good luck, harmony and rejuvination.

It takes quite a long time to make the form, make the face and complete the beading, but I enjoy every minute...

The dolls are 3 1/2" wide by 5" long not counting the bead fringe.

I sell them for $30.00.

If anyone would like one email me at with details

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I have been making some things for our "Deck The Halls" Christmas sale at our art gallery.

These little pins have always been a hit. They make a sweet tuck in gift for a special friend big or small.
I have just listed them in my Etsy and Artfire shops.Order now and receive a gift with purchase.
Thanks for taking a peek..

Monday, November 16, 2009


I put all the names in my Grandmother's favorite biscuit dish(isn't it pretty) ...Fished out a name and


....DRUM ROLL ~~~~~~~

Congratulations Diane. I sent you an email and will await your snail mail address..

Thank you so much to each of you that took the time to visit me and enter the contest.I really enjoy hearing from you and I hope you will continue to visit.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


I wanted to decide on a gift for my Blogaversary that would be a common denominator and everyone would be interested in. One that would be useful So....
This is what I am going to give the winner......
A crazy quilted journal. I am just learning to do crazy quilting and this is one of my first larger projects. I must say it is an addiction....a good one though ;-}
This is the front cover
This is the inside and a back view.

Leave a comment here in this post.... for one chance
Put my link on your blog for two chances....

The draw will end on November 15th at 12 am EST
Make sure I have an email address to contact you..
If I have a lot of entreis I will add a couple more things....
Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I am always thrilled to read your comments..


Oh My Goodness... I've been loafing around and all of a sudden it is my Blogaversary!!!!! I want to have a draw but you will have to give me a bit of time to decide what I can offer..I will post the rules when I have my gift ready..... OK....

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Look What I have on Artfire.

I thought you might like to see some of my beaded figures .

May I present "Madam Butterfly"...Isn't she magical??!

She fits in the palm of my hand, so she is quite small. I did a rope chain so she can be worn to enhance a special outfit.

This little one I named "Sleeping Beauty" The pink and purple beads go so nicely to-gether. She has beads and charms dripping from her fingertips and the rope is beaded in matching colors using my favorite rope pattern.

She is quite small too and measures 3 inches head to toe.

She is 100% beaded front and back and the ropes on both measure approximately 30"

I am going to list these in my Artfire shop, Do stop by if you have a moment and take a look... Wouldn't this be a special gift for someone .
Thanks for your visit.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thanksgiving in Canada.

To all my Canadian friends, I hope your Thanksgiving Weekend is a special day for you and yours.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Comfort Doll

One of my dear friends has terminal cancer. It saddens my heart so much. I thought I would make her a comfort doll and here it is. A guardian Angel beaded and lots of sequins to brighten her day..filled with Love and Prayers .
I hope this wee doll will do it's job....

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New Things to Share

I Love making Journals. This one I did with my Embellishing Machine using wool rovings. A bit of embroidery, beads and some Birch trees . Look closely there is a bird's nest with 3 turquoise eggs in it. Isn't it sweet. This one is going to a friend.. I hope she likes it..

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Bump In The Road

I was happily creating in my studio using my embroidery machine for lettering on the cushions I am making......WHEN..... frustration took over as the machine refused to do any more!!!! Talk about "Bird's Nests!" They kept appearing under my work and when I cut them away the threads fell into the machine and I could not reach them...$%@##
Best laid plans of mice and men...... cats in this instance!!!!
So I have put my dancing shoes away and will direct my creativity in another direction until my machine is released from the hospital!!!
Stay tuned!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009


I was visiting Aida Costa's Blog and she posted a picture of a cushion she had made in Home Ec..

Well when that pattern came out I certainly was NOT in school!!!! but I saw the pattern and immediately fell in love with it. I made several for my friends.

Thanks Aida for jogging my memory,,,

Something New

I thought you might like to see my latest project..

"Boudoir//Dream Pillows" Made with Moire taffeta , dupionni silk and my embroidery machine they have cute sayings on them.Size is approximately 8"x12"
This one has a wee bit of silk embroidery and a dragonfly charm. I have others I need to take pictures of so stay tuned..

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Crazy Patch Journal

Here ia a journal cover I did in Crazy Patch...The image is from Mind Wide Open, It was an enjoyable project but a bit labor intensive for a beginner like me!! I tried and tried to do some silk roses but they were not pretty, I nearly wore out the fabric, so I put a bow applique on the spot and added sequins to cover all the little needle holes....Yeah Sequins!!! I did manage to do an iris which ILOVE!!! so you may see a lot of it in various pieces....;-}

The cover to this journal was clear which I really paid no attention to until I placed it in the cover . At once I realized it needed to be lined... I will be aware of that the next time!!

Anyway I am pleased with the finished piece. I added a ribbon page keeper with a delicate butterfly attatched to it..