Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Comment HERE to have a chance of being one of three winners of my felt ornaments

You also have to like my Facebook page and comment on the post (NOT ON THE WALL) that announces the contest. Both places for a chance to win. If you share on your Facebook wall, you get a bonus chance. My Facebook page:

The winners will receive at least one felt ornament, and possibly two, depending on the success of this give-away. If I get a lot of new people, heck, you might win three each. Help me get followers, and we will see.

Felt Ornaments

I have been very lame about posting lately, but that doesn't mean that i've been idle. I have recently picked up a hobby again that I haven't done in decades I think. I like to sew by hand a lot more than I do by machine. And I like felt. But I got into an addiction with polymer clay, and laid down a lot of other arts & crafts for way too long. I've decided to re-visit some of them. Perhaps not macrame' owls. Those were way overdone in the seventies, but with the new owl craze, who knows?

Some of these are my own designs, others I got from the internet, and changed them a bit. It is fun embroidering again, but I'm sure that I'll become bored and move on to another craft, or go back to sculpting with polymer clay. But for now, I'm having fun with this one.

I really love the fact that the felt these days is made form repurposed plastic bottles. That takes away a lot of guilt for me. The guilt can only lie on those people who drink all that bottled water in the first place. Shame, shame, shame. But at least this felt wasn't made from new materials, and it can become something that people will enjoy for years to come. Plus, it doesn't get moths, so no need for the environmentally harmful mothballs. Yuck.

This angel pic wasn't very well-taken, but I didn't realize that, so it was the only one I had on my computer to show you. Looks a little fuzzy, and yet, shiny, at the same time. Tsk tsk... I sometimes wonder if I'll learn to take a good photo.

Earth color peace signs. Perhaps I'll even do some earth ornaments to go with them.

I sold all but the yellow and pink 'rotund' angels at my sale last week-end, and I have only made a couple red ones so far to replace what I sold, but I need variety, so I won't get terribly bored, so I will get a few more colors done before this coming week's two day event.

Sold most of my owls, too, last week, so I need to make more of these. I designed another owl pattern that I'm going to make as well. I hope tomorrow has more than 24 hours in it. That would help me a great deal.

Goddesses are going to be in great demand at a show that I'm doing on the first week-end of December, so I need to add some variations, and a lot of other 'earthy, hippie, nature-type' items. I love it.

These are the first five hearts that I have made in this fashion, so I need to do at least a dozen more in the next two days. (help!)
I sold all but one of these last Saturday, so I'm trying to catch back up with where my supply was before that show. I think I'm almost there.

And this one I was surprised to see sell during cold weather, but I sold about five of them. Maybe I'll do some hibiscus flowers, and other tropical stuff. I didn't really think that anyone would want to put 'summer' into their Christmas trees, but - why not? I think I'll do some doves with olive branches, too. And maybe a partridge with a pear. I wish that my hands could work as fast as my imagination.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Awesome give-Away at a Really Cool Blog

All you who love creepy cool will not want to miss following this blog-

For starters, she has some really great Halloween art. Her Etsy store is pretty cool, too. But the immediate thing that you will see is her give-away post, and time is running out. Hurry over and follow her blog. There are four chances to win!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Talk About Deadlines!!!

Okay, so I don't blog much,but believe me, I'm BUSY. So, today was the deadline to get a piece made for an artist trade that Patrick Gill has going over at The Hive. I had started it a month ago at least. I got the head done, and the wire armature for the body. Since then I have been so busy that I haven't been able to get back to it. So, with the deadline looming hours away, I started working on it again today, the first day that I haven't been swamped in work for other events and local shows. That starts again tomorrow. Today was for this.

I went out and found a stick while the dog was running, and whittled it into a broom handle, then made the dress, and attached it. The I formed the arms and hands one side at a time, and baked them while cleaning house while waiting. Then the legs were formed and baked while I painted some steps. Then the shoes were formed, and the witch was popped in the toaster oven while I scrubbed a floor. Then my friend showed up so we could go to lunch. I got back three hours later, and finished her hair, made her hat, and quickly sculpted the kitty. I strung it all up with monofilament line, and - there you have it. A 3-d replica of a vintage Halloween postcard. And, I made it in plenty of time, as well as having a clean house, freshly painted steps, and getting to hang out with a friend. Productive day, I'd say.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

It's been a while since I blogged

My blog is pretty sad. I ignore it almost constantly, so I'd better get something on here. If you'd like to see how to make this cute little tic-tac-toe game out of an Altoids tin and some paperclay, I created a tutorial on the Creative Paperclay blog over at

It is scheduled to post at midnight, so you won't see it until then.

They are having a call for a new design team. So, if you are able to create a project of your own design, take good photos, know how to post on a blog, and how to create a tutorial that people easily understand, I say go apply.

Monday, August 8, 2011


Okay, it's Monday, and I promised to announce winners for my give-away. First, I'd like to say thank you so much to everyone who entered, and that I'm so delighted with the feed-back that I promise you all another give-away soon!

First winner- Leonie Henshall

Second winner- Cody Nations

Third winner- Bettina Groh
Please e-mail me at :

Send your snail mail address, and I will get the prize out to you right away. Congratulations to all three of you, and I wish that everyone could have won, but - alas, I'm not rich, and postage is high. But soon you can all look for a Halloween give-away of some type.