Tuesday, December 26, 2006

felted purse

I bought a beautiful Pendleton sweater at the Goodwill store. It wasn't in great shape...had a couple of small holes. Total cost about $2.00. I cut it apart and cut out a purse pattern that was a back pack. Sewed it up. Then held my breath when I threw it in the washer. I kept checking on it and when it was approximately the size I wanted it to be. I broke the rules and threw it in the dryer.

It is a Christmas present for my oldest daughter, Tonya. She hasn't seen it yet. Because I forgot to wrap it and take it to our Christmas celebration.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Celebration

Cody wearing too hats
Mother and Mary Jo

We celebrated Christmas at our Oldest daughters house today. It was a beautiful day!

Angela, Jadon and Ella

I got a wonderful Christmas present today from Central Asia via email. Some pictures. Here is one. Isn't the internet wonderful!

Now I am a little bit prejudice (since this is a picture of our Youngest daughter and our two granddaughters)...but I do believe these are 3 pretty girls.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Glass Ornaments

This ornament is made using Rainbow paint. I love playing with this paint. It is very different than most paints. It is thick and transparent. Made for glass. You can't use a brush to put it on. You just have to pour and hope for the best. I've sold hundreds of these in the last few years.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

more ornaments

I made more ornaments for Jadon's tree. I bought 3 gingerbread men Wednesday. I thought they were really cute. When I got home...I thought I should have bought more....so Instead of going back to town...today I made three.

Another use for buttons

This is a button (vintage buttons) bracelet that I made. I love these. Even if it does take me forever to make one.

tree ornaments

Really a tree ornament...little primitive tree ornaments to go on one of my trees. I am doing one tree in soft ornaments only. So that Jadon can take the ornaments off and put them back on. And not get into any trouble. And another good use for those old buttons.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Christmas Trees

Two of my Christmas trees...the kitchen tree always makes me smile. If you look closely there is a cactus behind the big tree with horse lights. That is David's tree.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Button Ornament

I bet some of you have a button collection. I have jars full of them. I decided to use some of my vintage buttons. So I covered a styrofoam ball. And now I have a neat Ornament for my tree.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

More Teapot Handles

Well, here are two more. I know, I got carried away. Or maybe I can't count. I kept thinking I had made 5. But only saw 4. One was hiding under my sewing machine. I found it after I made number 6.

Teapot Handles

I want to say first....bad scan, bad scan.
I am too tired to go take pictures...so I'll just show the scans. These little handles are for a Christmas Teapot swap on FDA.
I need to make 5...but I have run out of inspiration. Hopefully, tomorrow will bring a new idea for the last handle.

Monday, November 20, 2006


Yes. that is me....The picture was taken over 50 years ago...but I haven't changed much. Just, taller, heavier, wrinkles...well..oh and I lost the hair wings.
That was one bad perm.

Sunday, November 19, 2006


I am working on Christmas presents. I've made eight bracelets...here are a few of them. The pictures are scans...so not great. But you get the idea of what I have been doing.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Dress from

I started this dress form a long, long time ago. It is finally finished. And it is a gift for my sister. I hope she likes it.
It is a pattern from Lincoln Mold co. I think. I covered it with paper mache..just went wild from there.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Hurray, I finished the quilts. Two rather small quilts for two little girls. One for Jadon and one for Ella. Quilters please do not take a close look. Because I pretty much made my own rules when I made these quilts. My Mother will see them tomorrow (my mother the Quilter)! She will not be too proud of her daughter.

Friday, October 20, 2006


Not everything goes as I would like. I knitted three...three..Hats for our youngest granddaughter. None of them fit. I actually followed the pattern when I knitted the first one. Tried it on her...didn't fit. Knitted another one. Added stiches...well you get the idea. They match the afghan I knitted for her. Thank goodness afghans don't have to fit. Just mainly cover the child. Oh, this is a picture of the medium size one. Cute but too small.

Thursday, October 05, 2006


My dear, darling husband said this looks like the tin man...Only green. And I think he is right. Not exactly what I was aiming for. The head is from a press mold. I used embossing powder on the head and domino. The legs and arms are turquoise stones. And....I think it needs some kind of hair. Maybe then it wouldn't look quite so much like the tin man.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Little Socks

Hi everyone. I don't want you all to think my hands have been idol...I mean idle.
See the little socks I have been working on. I just did a little crotchet with wild yarn around the tops. Aren't they cute. And my Granddaughters love them.

Sunday, September 03, 2006


Nothing crafty here, but, definitely a work of art. Our youngest granddaughter. Born 8/28 at 7:27 am.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

still another paper doll

How many paperdolls can one person create? I think that depends on when you start and when you die. This seems to be turning into a life long journey. I have to quit...I just have to quit. I have a new grand daughter coming into this world August 28. I have quilts to make. So, hopefully, this will be the last paper doll for a while. And I really don't have words to describe her...just tell me what you think????

Saturday, August 12, 2006

paper doll again

Same story up the stairs...only this time I knew exactly what doll I was going to make...but it didn't happen. Instead there was this ATC that I had made laying on the table. It grabbed my interest. A light bulb came on. And away I went. This one I am just not sure about. But here it is.

Friday, August 11, 2006

flower fairy paper doll

Here I go again. Went upstair to make another paperdoll. As usual not an idea in my head. So I started with the face. I thought perhaps it would take me somewhere. After finishing the face...still not any ideas...I thought about that box (ok it isn't a square box it is oval, so what do you call an oval box....surely it isn't a box) with the assorted silk/synsethic flowers in it. Everyone should do at least one flower fairy..so here is the result. Now the color is not right..I mean in the picture the colors are not true. What looks red is very dark pink.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


I have discovered that paperdolls are habit forming....Now I didn't need another habit, obsession, etc.
I'm making 3 for a paperdoll swap on Dollstreet...Judi from Alaska is hosting. (sorry Judi can't remember your last name) She has a big job ahead with some 150 dolls headed to her home.
I cut out a bunch of doll parts a few days ago. Today the house was quiet and I decided it would be a good day to do some. Not an idea in my head. I picked up an old calendar I had decided to keep....just didn't know why I was keeping it at the time. Copies of Van Gogh paintings. Well I was inspired immediately. I thought how can you go wrong with Van Gogh picking your colors and theme.
Well, I'll let you look and see what you think.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

This week I received my Paperdolls and Journal from the RR put on by FabricDollArt.
I have a wonderful journal with awesome paperdolls. Thank you Helen and Boris, Sherry, Judi, and Cherie.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Paperdoll round robin

This is the last paperdoll for the FabricDollArt round robin. I am sad to see it end. This one is for Sherry W. I hope she likes it.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Paper doll RR number 3

This paper doll and journal page was created for Cherie. One more to go. The next one will belong to Sherry Dawn. Then the dolls and journals will come home in July.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Organize Creative Ideas

Do you wake up in the middle of the night with a great idea? Then forget what it was by the next morning.
Keep a notebook by the bed and write it down.
Keep another one in the Kitchen and one next to your easy chair. And I know you already have one in your studio.

While you are driving down the road do you get insight into a project you are working on?
Ok, this one is tricky. You could write it down on that note pad that you keep in your purse but, first you would have to dig the note pad and the pen out of your purse. A little tape recorder would work...Or what I do leave yourself a voice mail on your home phone or your husbands cell phone. Leaving one on your husbands phone is more fun. And keeps him guessing. A word of caution. Put down the cup of coffee before you try using the phone and driving through the busiest intersection in town.

And even though I tried to be organized I still had those little pieces of paper with insights, ideas, problem solvers, and the inevitable grocery list laying various places in my car and home.

My solution: Is in the picture above. It is or was a 1998 calendar/planner that I never used. I altered it. Now it has pockets and sections labeled: craft ideas, future products, craft shows to attend, well you get the idea. I take all those misc. pieces of paper and put them in the book. Some I write in. Some I simply paste the note in. Many of the pages are stamped, painted: altered. It is a good place to try something new and stay semi-organized too.

Friday, March 31, 2006

This paperdoll and journal page is for a round robin in progress. This paperdoll and page will end up in Alaska, via Kentucky, Georgia, and Utah.
The Journal has already been to New York.

Oh My I think I have had plane trips that took this same route.

Monday, March 27, 2006

PaperDoll round robin

A club I belong to is doing a paperdoll journal round robin. Here is one of the dolls and one page I have done.