Tuesday, February 28, 2012

new birds

little (paper)clay birds
there are more pictures on pantry violets

I am having a lot of fun making these little guys....

Monday, February 27, 2012

Tin Man's Heart

Did I tell you that my friend Jodi and I have started a little business called
She studied metalsmithing in college
and we're teaming up to design and craft
beautiful goodies painted on metal

above: hearts
below: assorted houses

Friday, February 24, 2012


here's an update on the crazy canvas
parts of it I like so much..
but it is kind of a mish/mash so far

maybe more today....

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I have been painting ANGELS
I guess they are like hearts....
people collect them all times throughout the year
- whenever they see one they like -

here is how they look at the beginning
just wings on rust....
...like some odd birds

here are several all done
painted up and polished
- ready to go -

pinks, blues and purples
pretty sweet

Saturday, February 18, 2012


I have never painted a canvas before.
I bought two of them the other day and yesterday picked up a brush..
.....and some paint......

This is a tiny section from the second day of painting
slow going..

Monday, February 13, 2012

new felt

Oolie and I sat at the kitchen table and stitched all day yesterday.
This is what I stitched .....
(can't show Oolie's)
little felt brooches
tiny gardens for your lapel.
or....for your bosom.
(says Oolie)
We have had a wonderful time.
She is leaving tomorrow
boo hoo....

love to all

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Close to Home Sweet Home

Once Upon a Time......
Two friends found a wonderful little place in a beautiful location
It seemed just right for a little studio...
...away from home, but sooooo
"Close to Home"
too good to be true?
Inside, two rooms
One with a little fireplace in the corner
My dear friend, Tricia, has agreed to share this place with me.
It is my first time to have a studio outside the home
It is taking a little time to feel "home" here, but...
It has such a wonderful feeling inside.
The light is beautiful and it is peaceful and quiet...
...and right across the street from the Teahouse (!!!!!)

We are hoping to open a little shop out of the studio
once summer comes.
It will have all of our favorite things in it -
those we make and others that we fall in love with.
Hope you will come for a visit sometime.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

new "flats"

Flat Oolie has new friends!
Can you guess who they are?
of course, there will be more along the way,
but somehow it seemed appropriate to add these two at this time

Love to all
Happy February!

ps. we missed Katie, Di and Taylor in January.
Mike will be on Feb 19th...
Happy Happy to All!