Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Announcing my debut on TDIPT Mercantile!!!

I am so honored to be included among so many wonderful folk artists on this website! I will be offering my wares on the 1st of every month. Here is a sneak peek of my new offerings. Be sure to stop by the Merc on April 1st to see these and all the new folk art being offered!

I am honored

To have been asked to give an interview about my dollmaking with Dixie Redmond, for the blog MAIDA~Making Antique Inspired Dolls & Accessories. You can read the interview here.
Thanks Dixie-it was great fun!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Holy Week!!

This is my absolute favorite week of the year. I am so thankful for my faith, and my wonderful church community. I love this week with all its tradition and smells and bells. I hope all of my fellow Christians have a happy and Holy Easter this year!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Donabe pot

Yesterday we went to the Japanese supermarket to get some goodies for my daughter's birthday dinner, and while I was there I bought a Donabe pot. This is a japanese pot to make a one-pot dinner in, like soup with lots of veggies and maybe some type of seafood. We use it for ramen and miso. You can actually use these right on the stove to make rice or what ever. I wanted to get it primarily for my 11 yr. old who comes home from school starving every day! So now instead of some fattening , unhealthy snack, she can have ramen noodles with sauteed veggies. Its so fun to put the lid on and wait 3 minutes and the lift the lid to the wonderful smell and delight of a healthy snack! The one I bought is a lot cuter-it has little bunnies painted on it. I will try to get a picture later today. We also bought new chopsticks and these super-cute little ceramic origami crane chopstick holders! Love it!
Todays lunch! Yum!!!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A sneeky peeky!

I love to see other people's works in progress, so I thought I would share mine also. These are some dolls I am working on for my premiere of  TDIPT, on April 1! The one on the left is a flower child who doesn't have her petals yet, and the one on the right is an Angel of Spring-she is waiting for the arrival of her dress fabric, via The Fat Quarter Shop. She is a little scandalized that I have taken a picture of her all nekkid!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Oh to be organized!!!

Here is a picture of my little corner where I work. I used to have an entire room(those were the days) but my oldest moved back home to go to school full time, so my room is now occupied. So now I have a corner of the bedroom, which I find very difficult to keep organized. I think that if I could get more organized I could be more productive. But it doesn't seem to happen. I only get to work in snippets of time, so everything has to be left out. I have lots of stuff stored in the basement, but it is hard to get to and you know, out of sight out of mind. So I am going to make a little study of time and space management and see if I can get a better handle on all of this mess. I'm thinking of doing a sort of inventory of what I have in the basement, so at least I'm not buying things I already own. Wish me luck!
 This is Liberty. This is a doll I designed a few years back. She is the next pattern that I am converting into an e-pattern for Patternmart. Look for her next week!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Update!! Pattern F~124 The Hunny Bunnies


Available Now!!
The first run of patterns are at a special sale price while supplies last!! Thank you so much for your interest in my dolls!

For Ebay click here!
To buy an E-pattern at Patternmart click here!
To order from my website click here!
A few more pictures:


(the vegies are not included in the pattern, but the flowers are!)