Saturday, May 15, 2021

Long time no blog

 Well its been such a long time since I added to my blog. Lots of life was happening. Now with the virus changing everyone's life its been quite a ride. I can't even remember how my new passion even got started. I think I just needed a distraction from the horrible things happening in the country. Anyway I bought a cheapish dollhouse to work on and its turned into such a passion I can't think of anything else at the moment. I have so many ideas running through my head and so many things I want to make. Not sure where I will end up but for now its the little cottage from Greenleaf called the Orchid. Of course I can't just make it per instructions so I am adding a kitchen and who knows what else. My art journey continues. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

So I am doing an old window right now. I have decided to narrow my art to mostly painting. Got lots of ideas and want to focus on them in the coming months. I am a bit rusty as far as posting so bare with me.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Wow it's been a very long time sinse I posted. A lot has happened and is happening. I am going through a kitchen renovation at the moment. Taking lots more time than I thought (silly me) As I sit here typing theres hammering and drilling sounds echoing throughout my house. Dogs are frantic and I am trying to stay sane. I am told it will all be worth it in the end but my brain won't go there yet.

I have done a bit of art here and there but its hard to find the time right now. Just finished two family dog portraits and will do another soon. Really enjoyed working on these they were a calming distraction from the chaos.


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Just completed this on reclaimed wood. 17" x 22". 
Wax sealed

Wednesday, October 29, 2014



This is what I am working on at the moment. At first I was going to sell them as two separate pieces but after looking at them for a while sitting on my desk I thought they should stay together as a family. I will be making this into a sort of Nativity scene. Stay tuned to see what I am talking about.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Two new items for sale on on the 10th of October 2014. Both one of a kind, signed and dated.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Humpty Dumpty

This is what I have been working on. Just came back from the printers and it is awesome. The aging and the colours are crazy good. Now to find things to put it on.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Halloween Art Doll

I am working on two more little baby dolls. This one is going to have cute chubby little feet

Monday, February 17, 2014

Folk Art Chicken

Work in progress
She is coming along. Feet are done now on to her wings then the fun part of dressing her. I enjoy the whole process of creating something from scratch but choosing fabrics and jewelry and dressing is so much fun. To me it's the most relaxing part of the process.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Folk Art Chicken


I am in the process of creating a pattern for a chicken. She is turning out pretty good so far. I just don't have enough hours in the day to get her done right now. She will have to sit and brood for a few days. I am making her hat out of Buckram and sculpting her face. She is a life size chicken which was a bit of a surprise to me because I didn't set out to make her so big. I like that she is life size. She will be wearing pearls, bonnet and shawl. Can't wait to paint her. Stay tuned for the finished product.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Halloween Pumpkin Art Doll

Boo Hoo Baby Pumpkin

She will be available for purchase at on the 10th of February

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Halloween Ghostie Pins, Folk Art

Halloween Ghostie Pins
I have been working on some little 1 1/2 inch pins for Halloween. Each one will be slightly different. I am playing with different backs to mount them on.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Halloween, Art Doll, OOAK


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Doll House Miniture Boston Terrier

Working on my mini Boston Terrier. Have tried to get him done for a while now but life kept getting in the way. Anyway he is a mess right now I know. I love Bostons and would love to have one but Hubby says he can't live with a stinky dog. I would put up with it just to have such a cute little thing in my life. He stands (or sits) just under 1 3/4 inches. Love him. He will go on Etsy when he is finished.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Folk Art Doll

 Little Emily 12 inches
I just finished Emily. She is very sweet. Only 12 inches tall and smells like roses. I made this pattern last night and it turned out really nice I think. I will be making lots more of these. Just click on the link below.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Halloween Art Doll 2014

She is finished. I just finished her bloomers today. I added four assorted vintage buttons to the  back of her dress. Her shoes are hand scuplted out of paperclay and aged. They have a leather look to them. She needs a name still, it's funny how some dolls tell me their name right up front (no my dolls don't speak) and some evolve and some are hard to name. I have to say that this one turned out really special. She has lots of personality and even a bit scary the way she looks at you. She is 30 inches tall not counting her hat, so she is a big one. I have enjoyed every minute making this doll and can't wait to make my next one this big.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Steampunk Crow

Steampunk Crow

I have been working on this for the last couple of days. I wonder where the ideas come from sometimes. This one I cannot tell. I do love steampunk and crows so maybe it's just that simple. He is almost done and then I move on to my next piece.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Steampunk Art Doll

I have been wanting to get back to this doll for some time. I finely finished her today. I have one more doll that has been sitting and waiting to get dressed so when the craziness of the holidays have passed and I get a moment to myself I will work on her. Love making my dolls and listening to great music.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Tree 2013

Christmas Tree 2013

Fairy Mushrooms Original Art

Fairy Mushrooms

I felt a bit stressed this morning, so I sat in my studio and drew what ever came to mind. Don't know why mushrooms but I just went with the flow. I play Secret Garden on Pandora and I am taken away to another place. So relaxing.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Halloween Pumpkin Art Doll

Come my pretty, don't be afraid. Take my hand  

My son just walked in and said it's an alien. I guess she does have the eyes of an alien. Her story has not been revealed to me yet. Her personality is showing through but what is her story?

Sunday, September 8, 2013



I haven't decided if she is going to be a witch or not yet. I have to sit in a pile of fabric to see what speaks to me. She has cunning mean streak running through her I can tell. I will be dreaming up a name for her.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

French Bulldog

Side view of my little miniature French Bulldog. I am sculpting it out of Super Sculpey and I will be flocking it. This is going to be a doll house miniature size. I have several things I have sculpted and haven't had time to bake and finish. I feel like this year has zoomed by and now the holidays are almost upon us. I am not going to get freaked out that I don't have much to sell this year. It has been a very stressful time for my family and just holding it together is about as much as I can do right now. I love my blog and my art, it keeps me from going insane.

Halloween Pumpkin Art Doll

Well I am in week five of six. I will be getting the pin removed from my toe next week and a supportive boot so I can finely walk. It has been the longest five weeks of my life. I was ordered by the doctor not to put my foot on the ground for six weeks after foot surgery and I have almost managed to do that. I will be getting back to my dolls the end of next week I hope. My newest pumpkin doll is sitting in her chair with the most mean look on her face. She seems to be mad at me for leaving her for so long unfinished without arms and naked. I tried several ways to sit at my sewing machine with my foot elevated above my heart as ordered but to no avail. Just too painful to have it lower than that. Anyway here is a pic of my new doll in the works.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Halloween Pumpkin Head Art Doll

This is my first Halloween Art Doll for this year. She is going to be a big-un, at least 38 inches including her hat. Can't wait to paint and dress her in all those lovely oranges and black stripes.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I have been busy with my grand kids these last few weeks. They are growing so fast. I wanted to have them with me as much as possible because of some upcoming surgery on my foot.
They go back home at the end of this week.  
I will have a pin sticking out the end of my foot so my house will be a no kid zone until that comes out after six weeks.
I shall be wheelchair bound for six weeks and then another month or so before I am completely healed up. I am planning on getting lots of work done while I can't walk. 
This week I am setting up my sewing room so that I can reach everything I need to complete my dolls. That's the plan anyway, or I could just be rolling around in agony and get nothing done, we shall see.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Steam Punk Art Doll

Working on a Steam punk doll. This will be my first doll of this type. I am enjoying looking through all my goodies looking for things to add to her dress.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Boston Terrier Puppy

I never seem to follow rules and never do things in the right order. It gets me in trouble with my art sometimes but most of the time it works out.
Having already started sculpting my Boston Terrier puppy, without first sketching or looking at photos of puppies. I had to stop working on it because I needed some reference as to how to make his body position .
So now I get around to doing a sketch of him. Then after the sketch was done I liked it and couldn't stop myself from adding colour.
Anyway I am almost done with the sketch and will finish the sculpt soon.

Hand sculpted Boston Terrier puppy

I am working on this tiny Sculpey Boston Terrier puppy. It is for the dollhouse I am making. After he is all sculpted I am going to flock him in black and white.This could also be a French Bulldog I haven't made my mind up yet

Friday, May 31, 2013

Halloween doll house

Doing some stone work on the doll house today. I work on it in between other projects so it's taking a long time. I find it very relaxing. I'm thinking of ways to make this look very old. I have to figure out how to add the door, or doors on the back still. Today I am going to Hobby Lobby to look at lighting. I want a creepy fireplace with an orange glow to it. I like it so far.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

folk art, vintage, artist Teddy Bear, one of a kind

 Before and After
I have really enjoyed making this little Teddy. She looked so sweet before I tea-stained her, and after. I found the chair in my local charity shop, it had arms but one was broken. I took the arms off and filled and sanded the holes then painted it. Not bad for $1.