Tuesday, February 23, 2010

random friday (on monday)

... to paint or.... not to paint.

...to sew or not?

This weekend I would love to paint my fabric...

...and then sew it!

Try something new this weekend.

Think outside the box...

...just do it.

And have fun.

....so what did I do?
Started a new quilt!

just checking...

...just checking in to say hello.

All is well...

...wishing you a creative day!


winging it...

Making angel wings....

...hoping to get these wings on the angels soon,

Still working on the quilt.

These are ready to be sewn together.

Kind of reminds me of a deli sandwich...

....or am I just hungry?

quilting madness

I have been so darn busy...
...forgot to post yesterday.

...remember my table top of 1000 different prints?
They are now coming together in the form of
whacky four square blocks.

...more to come.
Happy Tuesday!

Friday, February 19, 2010

random friday

Hi y'all...

...it's random friday.
Time to post about anything.

Remember that mound of 1000 different fabric's?
Well, I have been busy sewing them all together so not much to show.
Throwing in a couple dolls here and there.

I want to give a shout out to the Girl Scouts!
They are selling their cookies here in OK.

Last Saturday we were driving past Lowes and I yelled STOP!
There was a sign on the road...Girl Scout cookies for sale here.
DH got his peanut butter fav's and I got my thin mints.

Yummmm...thin mints! They are the best!
So don't forget to support the girls...
(not talking about bra's here)
....the Girl Scouts.

Have a sewful weekend...I hope to.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

new stuff

...a new art doll...

...a new season of L A Ink starts tonight.

...a fresh new box of crayons...
...is there anything better?

A new greeting for a happy thursday!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Five years ago today....
...my life changed forever.

Back in Washington DC at Walter Reed Army hospital
my sweet DH gave me one of his kidneys.
I am still trying to find ways to thank him everyday.
How do you thank someone for a gift like that?

I love my sweet dear husband....
...my hero.

Are you a donor?

Something to think about!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

my big fat art doll

...this is number one in a series.

.....she is pretty funky.

....her back side.

Thanks to Maura and Susan and everyone else for your kind comments.

Have a groovy Tuesday!

Monday, February 15, 2010

hello monday

For Valentine's day....
.....I made my sweetie a painting.

...most people in my family (that want one) have a city scape painting.
This is my scape for DH because he is a surfer dude....
....and loves the beach.

close up of the right

close up of the left

...this is his surf shop.

There are no tropical trees because it's an East coast beach!

Happy Presidents Day!

Friday, February 12, 2010

random friday

It's Friday!

...since I'm not a weekend poster...
...let me wish everyone...
Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

snowy day

The Snowy Day...
...a book by Ezra Jack Keats.
Can't say how many times I read this book to my daughter.
And she read it to her kids.

Anyway it's been snowing here all day...
...but it's a gentle non threatening snow.

No studio work today...just housework.

...but last week I made this little monster guy.

a lot of fun!

I named him Elmoe.
I plan to make some friends for him.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

new faces

...let's face it....

...been playing with my dollz...

This is my first completed art angelz doll from my Series One collection.
It's a dreary day and I could not get a good shot of her...
...but you get the idea.
Tomorrow I will show the bigger art angelz doll from Series Two.
Stay warm...dry and creative!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

art hearts

Since it's February....
....I am showing my latest hearts.
...a dozen sweet hearts.

...broken heart?

...bleeding hearts

Fabric hearts on stamped surface...some of the hearts bleed and add a nice pink to the background.

....added stitching to outline.

...and I have all my hearts in a row.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, February 8, 2010

monday stuff

It's back today....
...the cold snow.

An excellant cooking day !
So I made a pot of home made soup...
...and a big batch of my spaghetti sauce.

The house smells wonderful!

Thanks for the Valentine comments!
Glad to hear I inspired some of you to get started on yours.

I used a matchbook envelope for my pattern.
Then I used a double sided paper to make the cards.

On the inside I put pockets to put money and gift cards in.
I embellished with tea tags, some Tim Holtz hardware and
some random stamping.

The hearts on the front of the cards are spiffed up with some Stickles.

...signed and dated.

Tomorrow I will show some other hearts I have been working on.

I hope you are having a good start to your week!

Friday, February 5, 2010

random friday....

Valentine's are finished and sent.

YAY! It's Friday....

....getting out while the getting is good!

...before the next shipment of icy goodness? arrives.

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

still here....

I was finally able to get out yesterday!
Had a great lunch with friends....
....bowled well last night...
...life is good.
The weather is very cold and damp...
...and guess what?
Another storm is on it's way!
Meanwhile I am working away in the studio...
...finished up my Valentines.
Will show and tell next week.

Monday, February 1, 2010


We drove this road to Target yesterday...

...not a good idea....it was a total sheet of ice.
We made it home safely but did manage to crash into our own garage door.
No damage to the car...just the door.

But I had to get my 3-D glasses for the Grammy's.

This is the field behind my house.

We had freezing fog and drizzle.
It makes these incredible spiky icicles.

...they are kind of creepy.

I am hoping my trees survive this abuse from Mother Nature.
Today was a waste because we lost power...so I pulled the couch up next to the fireplace and caught up on reading. I tried painting but didn't have enough light. Everything I wanted to do required electricity....something I tend to take for granted until I lose it.
The good news....it's back on and DH brought home a pizza for dinner.