Saturday, November 28, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Crabby Cat pillow in my Etsy shop

I just finished this Crabby Pillow.
I used little seed beads around Crabby and seed beads on the buttons too .
I love Crabby with the butterflies .
I will be putting this in my shop soon but I couldn't wait to get this on my blog .....
I have to take smaller size photos for Etsy .

I still miss Crabby .

click to enlarge so you can see details .

please visit a beautiful blog >.... It's called ....
I got the idea from Kirsten to use seed beads on the buttons .... she does beautiful work
I hope you will visit her blog.
She has an Etsy shop too

Crabby pillow is IN MY SHOP now

Thursday, November 26, 2009

15 inch tall .....bunny art doll

this bunny art doll .... this oh so pink bunny....
this pouty, pink ,cranky.....little doll bunny

another pillow ... I AM BUNNY


in my shop

it's in my shop.....sold

bits of old lace and buttons

the doily was my mother's . so it's old !

some hand embroidered details
tea stained frayed checked fabric

the whole pillow is a soft pink linen front and back

it's in my shop

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


bookmarks in my Etsy shop !
Wonder Wanda , A Prudent Girl and Polka Dot Paula

I am pleased to say that
"Wonder Wanda "
[ the first bookmark here ]
made it into the Etsy gift guide
in the bibliophile section

Greeting cards

Just put some packaged greeting cards in my shop
They are small gift cards

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I had big plans for today .... all kinds of ideas but I woke up in PAIN .... oh my gosh .... It felt like there was a knife in my back . It dropped me to my knees in pain four times but then I dropped to my knees in prayer ....and He touched me . at midnight I am feeling better . Of course husband gave me the half a minute back massage .... " Feel Better ? " and he's on his way out the door . ha ha
but he helped me clean up after dinner and he 'felt bad ' for me .
I made these bookmarks last week
Do you call them bookmarks or book markers ?
You use a book marker to book mark your page ?
Oh .... I don't know .

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Odd Boy pillow now in my Etsy shop

I've been drawing my little odd boy for many years , with his dog , with his mom , at his house etc.

Here he is on a pillow

thanks for visiting !

Friday, November 20, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

a new LITTLE pillow... " funny ears "... sold

a little pillow
6 x 6 inches

it's in my shop

remember this pillow ?

thanks .

another Spot and Dot pillow

I just made another Spot and Dot pillow.
This fabric is nice and soft
with lots of stitching and vintage buttons
I'll be giving a Spot and Dot greeting card with the pillow as a small thank you
I JUST put it in my Etsy shop !

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Bravest

Please visit this web site .........

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Etsy shop sale

Before Christmas sale ...
I've marked things down in my Etsy shop .

I am thinking I will not be making many more clocks ...{ I have a few clock parts left in my supplies but I won't be ordering any more parts } , so,
you might want to look at what's there .... I could hold one for you ! Let me know

bye ! happy thursday

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

still in the dining room

this is all still in the dining room
a very tiny room but I pack a lot in

Monday, November 9, 2009

about the hutch

I want to tell you the story of the hutch ... [ photos below ] ...........

My friend ,Clem , gave me the bottom part . I LOVED it , [ the drawers !!!! ] but it was painted a horrible ugly brown so I painted it green
Then we went in my basement and found my mother's old Ethan Allen shelf. It was an open wall shelf thing , so Clem added a plywood backing and I painted it green . He attached it to the bureau .
A MOST wonderful thing happened when I sanded the edges ..... UNDER the BROWN paint was >>>>> PINK !
I was so delighted [ yes , delighted ]
SO ...... if you have any old pieces , see if you can 'marry ' them . You might come up with something really unique .

On the hutch > I sculpted the mermaid on the shell , painted the flying bird painting and sculpted the lady fun jar.
See the rainbows on the walls ? I have lots of crystals hanging in the windows so there are colors dancing on my walls
I drew the girl doll pulling a duck toy [ on the wall framed ]
There is a Humpty Dumpty that I made and the button bouquet too

I painted the mermaids painting on the wall too ..... and you may remember PeePee Boy.
I didn't make him ...... I found him at an antique store and traded with the seller . [ a painting of his choice for PeePee boy .] [that's what HE calls him .... so that's his name !

Finally > I made the curtains from an old tablecloth and old bureau scarf .
I know .... I posted a lot . I am trying to fix things up a little in my house , and DUST too . and enjoy the things I have .

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Stuff in my house

click to enlarge to see some stuff in my house

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

the pillows

These are the pillows I've made in the last week .
Yes ?
I like adding these bits of vintage lace and old buttons
Thanks for ALL your comments !
I read every one and talk to the screen [even though I know you can't hear me ]
I don't always leave a comment because I wonder if anyone comes back to read them .... and it's SO time consuming !
So please know I read them , I laugh or say thanks ......... thanks
Click to enlarge !

Sunday, November 1, 2009

new pillow....Click to see LARGE

I love fabric, love old buttons , old bits of lace , frayed edges ....
I made a new pillow this week.

bunny girl pillow .
click the photos to see the detail.

what do you think ? Please tell me as I want to keep doing this .... my plan is to redo my Etsy shop soon, with all new pillows and dolls.....
unless I get sidetracked by book pages .

I can't seem to stay focused.

the winner of the halloween giveaway is .....

Lisa of Priti Studio

THANK you to everyone that left a comment . Thank you to everyone that visits here !
I really love to hear form you . Thank you so much !

P.S. .... Jerry ate too much candy . He didn't feel up to drawing the name or being photographed .
He'll be fine . [ Snickers ]