Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Today is/was Monday

Today I added a scarf to the Polka dot rabbit . and yesterday I made ANOTHER bigger cat doll [ can't part with the first one ]
and then today I made a rabbit doll .
The cat and rabbit doll each have a spring flower . I painted the daisy and the tulip on .
and then ..... I remembered this little square pillow that I made many years ago . [ early 90's ] . It wasn't under the bed , it was in some drawer .
I like it because I made the little green wool pillow and I embroidered the little flowers on . I painted the running rabbit on muslin and attached it to the pillow with ..... uhm ....
is that called the buttonhole stitch ?
I forget . and I sure don't remember how to do that stitch now . I'll have to drag out the old directions and practice again .

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Made a rabbit today .
and .....

I found a great new blog .
great collections of art

go see :
The blog is called Chew Gum and Walk
She has posted many things of mine .... it's fun . Thank you Deborah

Friday, March 27, 2009

found it .... under the bed

I made this in 1994 ...... I KNEW it was here somewhere ! Yes it was under the bed.
scroll down ...... I have more pillows to show you

ok .... I think I'm having fun

I guess I'm making dolls now . I used to make dolls YEARS ago . Way back in 1974 I scared all my bridesmaids with little bridesmaid's dolls . and now here it is 30 + years later and I'm making dolls again .
I THOUGHT I was going to be painting for galleries . That went well for a while but now the galleries are quiet............ so .......Thank you Lord for Etsy . and Thank you Lord for your guidance.
He is with me .... always encouraging . He is my art rep . [ for sure ]
This is how I make them > I draw out the cat on fabric , sew it up , stuff VERY tightly , paint a few coats of gesso , paint with acrylics, then a coat or two of no gloss polyurethane .
I'm having fun ..... I have no idea what price to put on these four dolls that I've made in the last week or so . I forgot how much work it is to make a doll .
so to all you doll makers > now I remember , now I know

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

rabbit pillow for my Etsy shop

This is a little rabbit pillow .... I just made it .
and I will put it on Etsy soon .
thanks for visiting me !

another cat pillow for Etsy

I just finished this 'welcome spring'
cat pillow ..... now in my Etsy shop .
It looks beautiful out there .
Have a wonderful day !

wow ... this just sold !!!!
if you like it , I can make another
similar cat !

Saturday, March 21, 2009

YouTube - Be Good Tanyas - "Littlest Birds"

YouTube - Be Good Tanyas - "Littlest Birds"

this song >
I hope you'll listen
click the YouTube link above .
Tell me if you like it too !

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Rabbit and girl drawing and rabbit doll

Today I stayed in my studio for ten hours .
NOTHING was going right .... every drawing was so bad ..... I was getting so sad .
but I don't give up . I don't even know if that's good .
so here is an illustration for today . and Below is the rabbit doll . Ronnie [ biddybrain ] had many funny suggestions of what to put in her purse.
Everything from a mini cat pillow to a Cadbury egg. ha ha
but there is just a little heart charm in the purse right now . I think she shoplifts . [ like P.J. 's giraffe [ Imogene ]
I can never accept when I have a day like today .
I can't believe it when I can't draw , when nothing works !
ok , it's only midnight . I'm going back to work
I took a nap before . I'll be up til 4 .
happy ...... Thursday !

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I made a dancing doll

I drew this out on fabric . and then I sewed it up .
I covered it with paint so it's not a 'soft ' doll.
She has a button with a loop on the back so she can hang on the wall
what do you think ?
I made a rabbit doll too . Do you want to see her ?
Rabbit doll has a hat on and pocketbook [ that opens ]

I've got that
" What the heck am I doing ??? " feeling .

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Maria's girls

Maria bought this pillow from me.
and I asked her to send me a photo !
I'm so glad she did ...
her girls are SO sweet .
Thank you Maria , Imogen and Scarlett

visit Maria's blog
great artist !

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Winners of give away

Jerry picked ..... JESSIE LILAC !
This little cat pillow is going to England !
and ....................
Jerry picked another name .
Miss Daphne !
I will send Miss Daphne some greeting cards .
Thank you so much for spreading the word about this give away . I don't know how to Twitter and I did not know how to get people here .... so I thank you for posting this on your blogs . Thanks for your help .
I'm so happy to meet some new friends too!

The two winners have great blogs ...
go see >
thank you all for your comments .

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Giveaway .... a cat pillow..... celebrating over 200 Etsy sales !

I am celebrating over 200 Etsy sales !
and .....
to thank you all !
How can I ever thank you for being such great friends ? for supporting and encouraging me and making me laugh !
so ..... here is an 8 x 10 inch one of a kind ,
original pillow that I am giving away.
Please , please tell your friends . I am hoping for new people to visit my blog too !
Please leave a comment and I will do the drawing in a few days .

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Jerry oh Jerry

Jerry wanted to be on Etsy .............. so I bought him a new shirt , combed his hair and he is now on Etsy holding two of my pillows . I wonder if he will help make a sale there ! well .... .......I'm thinking he will , so if he's not there ... look in my sold pages !

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Saturday night

This is a new print , now in my Etsy shop ,
[ along with a few other new things ! ]


I'm so happy because I got over 200
sales on Etsy

I am planning ....... NEXT week to do a
give a away to celebrate
so please come back .
I just have a few special orders to do first!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

How cute is this !!!! This is Ben.

Erica bought two pillows .
Her son , Ben just turned one .
I love these photos .
so cute !
Thanks Erica !
visit Erica's Etsy shop !

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Kit and Cat pillow

what day is it ?
I never know what day it is
All I know is ....
it's another
'Pillow Day '

This is
' Kit and Cat '.
A take off of
'Dot and Spot '.

this will be going in my Etsy shop later tonight .

Sunday, March 1, 2009