Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Pop over to BrendaLea's "The Purple Lady's Art and Life"and see the lovely giveaway... It's a great blog too so be prepared to spend some time..

Here is some of my art work
I studied watercolor, oils and charcoal sketching. The profiles are charcoal and the others are watercolors. I really like the look of watercolor.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Hi Everyone, When I went to do some visiting to-day I noticed I have lost some followers as well as a whole lot of readers(70). I don't know why, since it seems to be a large number of readers... Does anyone have the answer..... Would appreciate any ideas. I tried to contact feedblitz but I could not find any contact address.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I traced out this pattern from the October Rug Hooking Magazine and thought I would try it... Gee it works up pretty fast.... Isn't he a cutie!! I am waiting for an order of wool to come so I can finish him.. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I took a workshop in Stump -Work which is a 3 dimensional embroidery.These are the 2 pieces I finished. I just need to have them stretched and framed.. I loved the journey making these but it can be a bit hard on the eyes!

The leaves are done on a wire as are the petals.. The bee is fuzzy and raised and the berries are done on a large pony bead. Here is a fabulous link featuring Jane Nicholas' work . It shows a lot of the techniques. I have 2 of her books.....Fabulous!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I was so surprised to-day to receive this "Blogging Friends Forever" award from Jeanne .I love to visit her blog and get inspired from all the lovely beading she does. Be sure to visit Jeanne at her blog and see for yourself....Thanks so much Jeanne for thinking of me...
The Rules of this award are:
1. 5 People are allowed to receive this award
2. 4 dedicated followers
3. 1 new follower to your blog who lives in another part of the world.
4. Please link back to the person who gave you this award.Here are my friends and inspirations.....
Here is the list of blogging friends I would like to pass the award on to...

1. Pat at Pat Winters Gatherings... I love visiting Pat's blog. Her work is so beautiful and inspiring, it makes me feel good just looking,
2.Coralie at Vintage Cottage Home ...Coralie shares so many interesting things, so be sure and pop by.You will surely enjoy your visit I know I do.
3.Bella at Bella McBride Designs...Bella does the most wonderful crocheted pieces. You gotta see her wrist warmers! I bought a couple of her patterns, and love wearing the ones I made.
4.Carla at With Needle & Thread...Carla's Blog if packed with lots of eye candy ... Photos, things she makes, and free patterns. It is a good time.... Be sure and stop by.
5.Waxela at Spirit Mama Art and Soul... I just met Waxela during the One World One Heart Caravan.You must pop over and see the wonderful dolls she make......Be prepared to spend some time ..

Well there you have it, My choices have been made. Unfortunately there are many many more bloggers I would love to include...and I thank each and every one of you that makes blogging such a friendly fun place to be..

Monday, February 16, 2009

This piece was done for a challenge. The subject was a "tree", so I decided to do a Family Tree. It took quite awhile to finish,as it stands 7" tall and is 100% beaded. The faces I did using clay and a commercial mold, and then they were painted and sealed.
I was just thinking I should have used picture faces of the family... oh well....too late....sigh!
I sell a lot of my pieces but this one I shall keep...
I thought I would show you something other than Postcards for a change!

this is what I was working on this afternoon titled "SUNRISE",,,,It is for another trade.. I never seem to be able to keep them..sigh...

As you already know I love making postcards. These are some postcards I did using fabric, lace, beads and sequins. i love the color purple.
The one with the animals I made using my embroidery machine. These represent some of the animals on Noah's Arc.
This one is going to a little 9 year old boy (in Wisconsin,USA) that is battling cancer, and keeps busy collecting postcards.
I hope he enjoys this one.
If you are interested in sending Connor a postcard email me for his address.The card can be a "normal" postcard and not necessarily a fabric one.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

I'M ADDICTED!!!! No help wanted!!
Here is another needlefelted postcard I made for a trade on my
Oh what fun. I'm not sure if there is a Harvest moon in the winter, But it's pretty anyway!!!

This card is off to Kentucky.. I thought they might appreciate the coolness of the snow..... they don't have snow do they??
Valentine glitter
Valentine's Day Graphics

Friday, February 13, 2009

I Look forward to hearing from you with your mailing address and thanks for your support.

Thanks to everyone that stopped by my blog during the One World One Heart Caravan. What a great time we all had visiting so many new faces...I hope you will continue to visit whenever you can.
I want to thank you Lisa for hosting a wonderful event and bringing so many bloggers to-gether.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Everyday a new experience!
I got a needle felting kit to make birds. I Love the little goldfinches and enjoy watching them at the feeders in the summer I decided to do that one first...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I really enjoyed making and beading these wee fairy shoes.The shoes are
made from cream colored Ultrasuede and lined(fairy feet are very delicate you know!)
Sequins,glass beads and mini pearls make them special. They will be worn by one of my fairy dolls which is in the making.The shoes are 3" long.....Can you imagine a fairy doing the "Light Fantastics"wearing them! ;-}