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...."