Saturday, December 28, 2013

Frosty Lavendar & Winter Punching

It has been a very cold start to Winter here.  It sounds like just about everyone in the upper US has been freezing for a few months now.  We have been very cold -- single digits to the low teens every night -- without much snow.  There is only about 2 inches of the white stuff on the ground now when there should be 2 feet.  It is still beautiful in different ways.
One of my dear sisters let me know that I have been neglecting this blog.  She doesn't live near, so she checks here to see what I have been up to.  To look at my blog, you would think that I haven't been doing much of anything... but that would not be true.

I am deep into dreaming up and creating punchneedle pieces.  As I have mentioned before, I truly adore tiny, tiny things.  All these little thread punches -- thousands of them -- just make me happy.  I made an assortment of pieces for the Holiday season and I thought I would share some of them with you -- and with my sister, of course.   
Partridge in a Plaid Coat
Sleigh Ride

Skating Snowman -- Wheee....

A little Snow Family

Hope your Winter is Wonderful.
Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Copics And Zentangles

I'm back to Painting and Drawing, & it feels good.
I almost always sketch a few witches or just female faces throughout each month.
Lately, I have been finishing these sketches in Copics
or ink & graphite, as ACEOs.  
I thought I would share them.
 A little Copic witch

A Copic Water Nymph
Then, I got interested in Zentangles.
If you are unfamiliar with this term, Zentangles are
delightful drawings with a multitude of different designs,
textures, shapes, tones.
Not usually do they have faces or people in them, but
sometimes they do -- and for me, these feel right.
"Checked Jacket"


Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Happy Valentine's Day!

This is a punch needle work of a couple of lovebirds.

Hope you have a lovely day with lots hugs & kisses. 


Sunday, February 10, 2013

I have been playing around

I have been playing around with some new creations.  I do love working with wool -- dyeing, felting, hand-stitching. 
I decided that I would take a break from punch needle for a while and make a few bunnies.

I usually send a small handmade thank-you item to people who purchase my creations.  This bunny was what started a bunny explosion in my studio.
Funny, bunnies really do multiply!

 After I made about 5 other little bunny heads, I moved on to this little prim rabbit.
He was so fun to create.  I even played with lightly grudging him for a worn, well-loved appearance.
I imagine him going off a-courting with his plump carrot.  As I said, bunnies do multiply and he wants to do his part.

Next, I thought I would show a little valentine-y thank you item I made with some wool.  I tucked a small box of conversation hearts inside.
 I also did finish two punch needle works.  I'll show them soon. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Teeny, tiny snowshoes

Tiny, Tiny Snowshoes

 Just another punchneedle work, complete with miniature footwear.
This time we have a snowshoe hare wearing snowshoes and a wee pair of handmade snowshoes.

It is still very much Winter here.  The temperatures have been in the low single digits in the morning and staying below 20 during the day.  

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


 Oh My!  It has been a long time since my last post.
I seem to think that everyone else has so much more of interest to share than I do. I visit many creative blogs.
BUT, blogging is not a contest of who can do it best (is it?).  
So, for those of you who might check my blog to see what I have been doing, I apologize for the long absence.

Here is a peek at what I have been creating lately. 
 I have become completely smitten with punch needle work.
It doesn't surprise me that I am charmed by this needlework.  It involves thousands of tiny little punches of thread to create an image.
One thing I do know about myself is that I am someone who likes to work small.  Something about miniature, wee little creations makes my heart sing.

So, this is my latest.  It is 9" tall in total.  The punch needle work is 5.25" x 4" and the tiny lttle wool ice skates are 2" x 1.5"

Like I said, "Wheee...."

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Here Comes Halloween!

I am so happy to be working on Halloween art!  Halloween is by far my favorite.
This is my first piece for 2012.

All completely handmade by me and my boneylittlefingers (my eBay seller id), Mr Crow is standing on a needle punched tombstone and holding a tiny JOL treat bucket.

I will be listing him on eBay soon... if I can bear to part with him!
Happy Halloween, so far!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Red, White, & Bluebird House

Happy Fourth of July!

Just popping by to wish you a great 4th with lots of family, friends, and fun.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Little Red Barn & Farm

My latest project... A teeny tiny Barn & Farm.  
Some of you are aware that I adore working with wool.  I really love it.  And, I seem to be enchanted by smallness.  The scale of my art is almost always tiny, anything over 8 inches is very rare.   

Lately, I have been itching to get back into needle punch.  All those thousands of teeny tiny loops are sooo me!  I have also been hand dyeing wool without any special projects in mind because I enjoy the process.

Well, my stash was over-flowing with so many wonderful supplies that I finally got back into using them instead of just admiring them.  (some you will know what I mean about that!)
I got busy needle punching, embroidering, stitching and engineering it all into this teeny tiny barn & farm.  There are sheep grazing, chickens scratching, crops growing in rows, a flag on the back of the barn, a picket fence -- so many details.  It was a lot of creative fun.

I'm already planning the next wool and needle punch project.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Halloweeny Christmas!

I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays! I just couldn't get too far away from my Halloween-inspired art! LOL! This little ACEO is currently listed on eBay until Dec 30th. Click here to view all the details.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tucker II

I rarely repeat any of my creations, but a few years ago I sculpted the first Tucker, the tuckered-out angel, and felt it was time to create another. Just gazing at him is so calming. He makes me want to take a wee nap.

I will be listing this little guy on eBay right after Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Reluctantly leaving Halloween behind for a bit, I have begun to explore some Holiday images. I will be listing ornaments like this on eBay soon.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hello Winter!

We woke to about 6 inches of fluffy snow this morning. Such a beautiful sight that I just had to share.

Monday, August 1, 2011

BOOtique Updates are Happening

Hello there! I wanted to share a few of my items that are currently in the Artistic Halloween Queen's BOOtique for August.
This a a great site for all things Halloween.

Check out all the artists' offerings by clicking here!
Happy Halloween!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

What's Up?

I have been MIA for a while, that's true. For some time now I have known that I needed to work on my studio. I am blessed to have a large space where I can create, but after a couple of years it had gotten too cluttered and messy. So, this early Spring I decided that I would re-create the studio space into a fun & organized place.

I am happy to say that I have accomplished 85% of what I wanted so far. Of course, as the space came together I was itching to get back to creating art and it wasn't too long before I just couldn't stop myself. So, I have a little more to finish, but one of the best things added to my studio is this picture rail! My hubby made it out of some beautiful light colored wood. I had planned on painting it up (of course!) but the wood is so nice I just couldn't cover it. I just painted up the supports and made some knob medallions to customize & personalize it. I love seeing this wall with my Halloween art collection. It is the first wall you see when entering the studio. Perfect welcome!! Some of the pieces are mine and most are from other Halloween artists.

Oh, and yes!... that is a group of tutu crinolines hanging in the middle. I so rarely wear them anymore anyway!

Thanks for visiting!