Saturday, November 22, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Reflecting Pool

 I'm working on something for my husband... some milky top coats are needed.
He's a bit of an amateur photographer... I'm using one of his pictures.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

My Talented Family

 My mom made this pillow which will look perfect
with the blanket she made for my daughter.
 William looks good with everything!
 My daughter Rosalie made me a cross-stitched tribute to Doctor Who.
 Looks great on the Tardis Gilbert made me!
My sister's husband made her a coffered ceiling in their game room.

Newest Hobby

Well it may not last long but I've broken out the brushes for gift giving.
 Though this one here is a family collaboration in oil which started like...
this. (If you don't like it it's their fault!!!)
 This one is for my daughter...
for over her sofa.
 I did this one for my sister during a recent visit...
and though it resembles the fields she lives near in Louisiana, 
it is actually a field in the north of England. 
Also during my sister visit I faked a tattoo on my mom, hehe.
 Clouds & ocean for a close friend.

 Abstract ocean for another close friend.
I think I'll want to do a few more before I move on to another new hobby.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Too Much Info on a Teddy Bear in One Post

This young lady...
dressed in grand mom's sweater...
10 inches tall...
 sleeping on a kitten...
 a sweet smile on her face...
hanging out with her friend...
 felted nose and paws...
using wire, foam perm rollers for her armature...
 limbs wired the way I was taught...
 a flexible spine...
 super glued eyeball loops...
taxidermy eyes ready to use...
made in a modified realistic style taught to me by Joanne at:

Friday, August 8, 2014

Fish Pond Game

I needed to whip up a quick fish game for our upcoming picnic at church. 
Most important part of this project is using hot glue! Here's the site I used for reference: 

Monday, July 21, 2014

I Hear Them Popping

It's pickle time! Since I grow my own from a small garden I've learned to make small batches.
Today I had my first technical difficulty...
But three jars for now will do just fine.

I always use this site to make my boiling water bath processed pickles:

I'm also working on a lacto-fermentation pickle, stay tuned!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Brown Hedgehog

I have enjoyed this hedgehog pattern and mohair fabric so much.

If you would like to see all my past hedgehog projects you can go here:

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Owls In Between

This is what crafters do in their between times, crochet owls and...
 take pictures of their kittens.