Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I found this cute little Santa's workshop bench at our local dollar store and I immediately knew there was a little elf waiting to work in it. It is all wood, with wood tools and vise. I touched up the paint and sealed it.

Here is Elfie in progress, then finished. He is from doe suede, and is a 65% version of my Elton the Fairy Finder pattern. Elfie is working overtime to get those dolls out on time for Christmas!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Banshee the Studio Cat

This is Banshee and she is my official studio cat. When she's not parked in front of my oil heater or psuedo nursing in my stuffing, she loves to sit on my printer next to the big picture window. She practically lives in my studio!

Mermaid Pincushions

Ok, I am on a roll with thee mermaid pincushions! Can't seem to stop, lol! Actually they have been making good gifts for me to give for the Christmas season, and have sold some on ebay too!

Each one is embellished in her own unique way with a variety of techniqes which can include pyro techniques, Apoxy Sculpt and paper clay accents, free motion embroidery, beading, use of hand-dyed trims and more! I am sure I will burn out on them soon and there will be no more.

this will be a one-day class to add to my workshop classes that I teach.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Beautiful Sunrise!

The first thing I was fortunate to embrace this moring was this awesome sunrise! I rushed to get my digital camera before it disappeared. I have a clear view to the east, but the forest blocks my western view so I don't get to see the sunset from my house. All the more reason I appreciate so much a beautiful sunrise!

Monday, December 04, 2006


My doll club, Reining Dolls and Bears of St. Helens, Oregon is having a storybook challenge. We hope to have our dolls displayed with the books at the grand opening of the new Hillsboro Library near Portland. I chose Rumplestiltskin as a character to protray as a doll, as this was one of my favorite stories when I was a child. (And that was a loooooong time ago!)

The little wooden spinning wheel was the focal point for the inspiration for this doll. A real find at the ocal thrift store.