Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Learning new tricks


These little guys represent about a weeks worth of work, developing a new pattern and learning the art of teddy bear making. I know they are bunnies, but the techniques are the same. The little brown one has been somewhat aged with tea dye, and the yellow one has only pins for eyes right now, as I am waiting for the German glass eyes that I ordered. They are both made of German mohair with cotter and pin joints. I hope to have something ready for ebay soon. Both of these little guys are experimental, so they will have a permanent home with me. Fun!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Good things on the weekend

I was inspired by Tanya's(Sampler Girl)blog entry to count my blessings this weekend.I usually consider Saturdays my "Jonah" days, because they are days I have to do things I don't always want to do. I rarely get to work on any art on the weekends. But I want to look at things from a happier perspective so I am counting my weekend blessings!

1.Made a mohair bunny on Friday night
2.Had fun at Girls Club with Isabel on Saturday and we made Baby books for all of the pregnant Mom's at the Life Center.
3.Went out to dinner with family Saturday night and had the best Chicago style pizza ever!
4.Came home from dinner to find Chelsea had cleaned the entire house!
5.Put together a care package for Chelsea's boyfriend and his room mate who moved into their first apartment this weekend and are starting from scratch-no furniture-no food!

So all in all it was a good weekend, and tomorrow I get to do my thing for another week!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Little Bird Pin Keep


A new offering on ebay! This little pinkeep is actually more aged than it looks in the picture. Check out the auction here!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Little Bird Pinkeep


A new offering on ebay! This little pinkeep is actually more aged than it looks in the picture. Check out the auction here!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Needle Punch sneak peek!


Here is a sample of one of the needle punch designs I am working on. I hope to have these released either in February, around the time of the Nashville show, or later in April for the online needlework show. This one is called Tulip of Love.

Needle Punch sneak peek!


Here is a sample of one of the needle punch designs I am working on. I hope to have these released either in February, around the time of the Nashville show, or later in April for the online needlework show. This one is called Tulip of Love.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Bird and Berries sewing box



Here is my version of a wool applique sewing box. I used my new overdyed wool threads from Moondance Color Co. on this and I LOVED them! They are glorious and a pleasure to work with! This little box and matching pincushion will be on ebay tomorrow, Jan.15th, so don't miss it!


If you have been having trouble with my website, I apologize! My web host has been having technical difficulties since right after Christmas! Hopefully this will be cleared up soon!

I have begun listing all of my patterns for sale on ebay with free shipping! This includes doll patterns and cross stitch patterns. Look for my new needle punch patterns coming soon!

Bird and Berries sewing box



Here is my version of a wool applique sewing box. I used my new overdyed wool threads from Moondance Color Co. on this and I LOVED them! They are glorious and a pleasure to work with! This little box and matching pincushion will be on ebay tomorrow, Jan.15th, so don't miss it!


If you have been having trouble with my website, I apologize! My web host has been having technical difficulties since right after Christmas! Hopefully this will be cleared up soon!

I have begun listing all of my patterns for sale on ebay with free shipping! This includes doll patterns and cross stitch patterns. Look for my new needle punch patterns coming soon!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

This is what naughty looks like


This is Mewie, our little cat. She has been a very bad girl-breaking into my daughters brine shrimp aquarium and trying to interfere with science! My 8 yr old is growing sea monkeys-remember those? for her science experiment. They are proving just too tempting for a curious cat. This is Mew-Mew after being severly "scatted!"

This is what naughty looks like!


This is Mewie, our little cat. She has been a very bad girl-breaking into my daughters brine shrimp aquarium and trying to interfere with science! My 8 yr old is growing sea monkeys-remember those? for her science experiment. They are proving just too tempting for a curious cat. This is Mew-Mew after being severly "scatted!"

Thursday, January 10, 2008

My little Bruckner



This is an antique Bruckner doll from the turn of the century. She is quite worn and her leg is mangled, but I think she still has a very sweet face. I have been looking for an antique bonnet that will fit her head. One day I'm sure I will find one.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Hand hooked heart




Just in time for Valentines Day, this hooked heart pillow will be on ebay tomorrow. Teddy bear NOT included!

Hand Hooked Heart




Just in time for Valentines Day, this hooked heart pillow will be on ebay tomorrow. Teddy bear NOT included!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Inspiration

This sewing box is from a retreat given by the ladies at Kindred Spirits in 2007. Isn't it wonderful! I am inspired to try my own sewing box covered with wool.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Lookie what I got!


I love that word lookie! It just relates pure joy, doesn't it?

These are the new wool threads I just bought from Colonial Crafts. They are made by Moondance Color Company. Aren't they luscious! And I also ordered some khaki colored weavers cloth for punch needle. I'm so excited, can't wait to get started on something!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

All about me images!

Answer the questions and type your answer into Google images search. Post a photo from the FIRST results page. (this can be tough!!)
Ok here goes!


Age you will be on your next birthday?

Place you would like to visit?

One of your favorite places

Your favorite object?


Your favorite food?
Your favorite animal?
Your favorite color?
Name of a past pet? (Kittymouse)
Where you live?
1 st grade teacher's last name? Sister Alice Ann. Nun's don't have last names, do they? ;)

Middle Name?
A bad habit of yours?


Favorite flower?
Favorite Holiday?
Your turn!!

If you do this please post a link so I can see! :)