Dick and I have made some big changes for the year to come!! We are downsizing to free us up to do the things we have always wanted to do ..... that is.... free to travel, spend more time together, follow His lead for new adventures, no more retail store after 27 years, more time with kids, but still MORE ART and probably some sewing classes for girls ..... that is a dream right now ..... but the ART won't stop, it will be here on the blog as soon as we finish remodeling our NEW/OLD smaller home about 20 miles away. SO STAY TUNED ... we'll be having a big sale and beautiful house and property SALE in the SUMMER!! MORE FREEDOM ON IT'S WAY!!! WooHoo!!! And THANKS for all your support the last twenty seven years in my shop!!!

Monday, December 23, 2013


SMALL ..... small is okay.  Ordinary is okay.  Common is okay.  God used the small, ordinary and common to share HIS MAJESTIC MESSAGE OF HOPE.  This world takes and takes ultimately all you have and all who you are ... but there is a Savior ... a message of HOPE.  There is hope beyond hope, there is life beyond life.  There is forgiveness, second chances and new beginnings.  These are real things.  Do we under estimate the value of how significant it is for us to have the privilege to be the the ambassadors or

messengers of that HOPE through FAITH and GRACE? Redemption is offered to us....paid for.   How majestic is it that God wasted all that GLORY on common ordinary man?  SO it was with the shepherds who pursued the birth of a Savior in a stable.  HE invites us all who are ordinary and common to do uncommon extraordinary things.  It is OKAY to BE SMALL.   During this Holiday Season when we are supposed to feel good and make others feel good....and with that sense of unmet expectations and the disappointments, the longing to be with those we can't be with right now, the sense of uncertainty of the future, ... all of those things come together to portray to us how ordinary we are, how common we are, because when you strip away all the stuff, the trappings of success, the outfits of significance that we put on to try and represent how important we are, how uncommon our lives are..... when you strip all of that away, what we all have in common is that this life is beyond our mastery and hopefully what we realize is we all need a Savior.  And that is the point, because in this Holiday Season God whispers to us as He displays His Majesty .... He invites us to do uncommon things and He says "It's okay to be small." Bring us all healing and hope ....A CHANGED HEART by Faith is more majestic than a heavenly host appearing before us. To see a changed heart is incomparable in it's power.  I heard this similar message from a speaker at a church and it really hit home.  Merry Christmas and my HOPE is that you see His Majesty and you search for it.

Thursday, December 19, 2013


 FOR THE CHRISTMAS UPDATE GO TO MY FACEBOOK PAGE DIRECTLY ON THE LEFT........ Watching Pilar draw horses put me in the mood to do some of my own...
 Doodles done with Tombo pens and copic markers....

 Saw this quote and thought very interesting....the doodling was fun too..pens and copic markers...

Just needed to post some doodles or color....I have been sewing my fingers off for Christmas for the Grand Girls in my family and I am done...finally.....SOOO GO TO MY FACEBOOK BELOW LEFT (ABOVE LEFT!) to see all the work I've done, and the history behind the before and after's.  FIRST, I want to say MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all... and my prayer is to be more into the art in January 2014....I SOOO miss my art doing! Here are a few fun pieces I did recently.....ENJOY!! MERRY CHRISTMAS and GOD'S BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL!

Thursday, December 5, 2013


ANTIQUE TRIM found at a junk shop.
Three layers of shimmer and sparkle...all remnants from the remnant bin at WalMart.
A new trim where I removed the line of pearls to sew onto the dress.

I inserted old seam binding under the lace trim for more pink!
This antique trim below and above reminds me of the work of Karen Ruane at contemporary embroidery blog ...she has fabulous classes.
This grand daughter is all about PINK!! She is the baby and the dress is for the baby doll. 

Been really busy.  I am doing what I did at age 10 living in Spain where there was no TV in 1957, but many things to learn to do for your doll!  A treasured time in my life where Mari Robles taught me to hand sew my doll clothes..... AND NOW 57 years later....I am still making doll clothes!!  But this time for the precious grand daughter and not me! I am 67, she is 6.  I have seven outfits in the works but want to just show you this one for now.  I pick up dollar and two dollar remnants of fabrics all year long, trims and old seam binding at antique shops.   Then the magic comes with what they transpire into....for a different little Cinderella!  With the MAGIC of a NEEDLE and THREAD!! BLESSINGS at Christmas to YOU ALL!!  CELEBRATE THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD!!
I am also making a pink lush velveteen fur trimmed cape!!