Saturday, December 18, 2010

Another snowman on his way

AND!!! I hope it doesnt share the fate of another pkg I sent out --which has bounced around for a couple of weeks under the guise of Priority Mail--ANYway Before I get too busy here I want to wish "everyone" the happiest of Holidays and the Bestest of New Years---

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Elf is on his way


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Prim Angel is on her way

TO Nancy Jo Hill in Clarklake MI ---Merry Christmas NJ ---from all of us here in NC Now We have to see where Mr Elf and Mr SNowman will land!!!?!?!?!??!

Talk about mixed feelings

My Mom --at almost 94 -- as she puts it..has decided to return things!! YOu guessed it--these two Santas were made for her--and now she has sent them "home"!! WHew!! she kept the jackets and clothes I made her-- hohohoOh-- MY Cant even find the words for this one.....psssss Yes --SOmeone noticed that we had strung lights on our bulb tree--Not necessary-- and not as fun to do --but we try most anything around here as you know---Maybe that is why we experience the most unusual things all year long!?!?!?!?!


Now isnt this a perfect lil holiday tree for someone in a nursing home!? Grab one of those green foam cones they sell (even at the dollar store--I believe mine is the DOllar Tree)or if you wish -- the floral dept of a craft store and a box of inexpensive bulbs and pull out the hanger and add airdryclay to the hole left but the missing hanger-- and then add a toothpick--in the adc-- Let it dry and then arrange your bulbs on the cone --SO simple and so colorful for a holiday treat for someone!


Four Names have been pulled..Now to wrap them--- and get all the snailmailaddies----- I am still grumbling about some lost mail.. so maybe I should go ups or fedex-----with these Crazzee thing about all this is the regular mail got thru and the ones I sent Priority and had to be signed for and all that jazz are the ones missing...hmmm all those things must signal "Lookee" this one is a goodie!!!YA think???GRRRRRRRRRRR

Friday, December 10, 2010


hERE IS THE GIVEAWAYS---and a PS..I am constantly being asked if I have an ETSY SHOP..Thanks everyone -- I know that is a life is too complicated right now to do that kind of selling ---the paypals and mailings and I let my seller license go--- and i live in a new state and all that jazz you handle so well when you are just starting out -- I sold for MANY A YEAR in our own store IN ILLINOIS--- along with many other talented people--- I delighted in promoting..including two very talented D_I_LS--who took over when my artistic ADD TURNED me TO CATERING!! WE DIDNT JUST DO CAKES ----WE LOVED TO CHALLENGE (my sons and I)each other over who could be the most creative with veggie platters and fruit platters and Just whatever seemed impossible to do.. Need I say we tried as much as we could hihihihih AND--- I still have some of my (untranslated) japanese garnishing books..WELLLLL "TMI" I know but Now you know!!!!!!!

Mother ---May I ????

COme back in-!?!?--I promise to not walk across you computer and not scatter your wip-- to find a place to nestle--- and ---"if" you give me a lil castnip-- i WONT EVEN TRY TO EAT YOUR AIRDRY CLAY?? or chew on any rubber bands I can find---Hmmm Moo's deals last as long as mine! tho?!?!I had my prim angel in the giveaway and unthinkingly sold it to someone--..but like Mr MOO---I DEAL---AND LIKE MR MOO -- I DO GET MYSELF INTO MORE MESSES..i AM MAKING A PRIM TO ORDER NOW -- THat means finding the right colors and such... and more CHristmasy !?!?SO Yes I let him in because untill I learn--cant expect him to learn??I am reposting the giveaways as some people have thot it just two things..ANd if I dont put them up I will let myself sell them before the give away---

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Or is that VOODOOO??? Anyway --- I scared the peegeebees out of my Round Robin partners--- by sending them sticks wrapped in black raffia--- for them to finish ---and send back to me...I told them --I sometimes---well quite often!! play outside the box!! Still after the initial shock--- they came up with quite a doll!! Isnt she great!!!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Now What???

more snowmen?? Dont we ever get to sleep anymore?? Whats more I hate snow and you are making more snowmen??? Werent you grumbling because it snowed here in NC the other day?? I thot we left the snow behind in Illinois and I thot bed was for sleeping not putting junk all over it and and and HUMANS I give up!!!! I am Mr Moo and that is my two cents on this CHristmas crafting!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

meet "OPSI"

WHY OPSI?? Well my daughter bought me an order--from her work--- for a simple doll..for a little girl--I told her I dont do simple --- and she said -- OH Mom -- that should be so much easier-- HRUMP Is that a challenge??-SO I made a simple doll-- out of soft quishy material--- but - she needed clothes -- (to me at least) -- SO I made her a bonnet our of velvet and a pretty velvet and lace dress-- and Of course then-- she needed --at least eyes - so I put in lil black button ones-- and there is where--- OPSI-- came in---I was told to lose her fancy clothes and put something that could be played with..ANd lose those lil black button eyes --Not safe --- welll I can hand embroider some eyelashes or something .BUT..It is going to bug me not to have a full face and I will have to make another doll just to wear the fancy clothes...TOnight I embroider some eyes ...I hope I can leave it there But I have to admit Opsi is kinda cute !! And once is always enough for me soooooooooooooooo

Sunday, December 5, 2010


this belongs to the post below

my elf

THis is the lil elf ---who will help me pick names out of a basket---Can you guess she loves horses !!! She is a very good crafter too!!In fact she is very good at a lot of things !! I thot about trying to get her music lessons from a doll club memeber because she plays what they call the bells at school and the cello and piano and loves new things ANyway She goes to Disneyland (FLA)for a competition this week --so when she gets back-- we should be a picking!!!


WHIle I am experimenting I pulled out one of the three resin heads -- I was given ( from a crafty friend in Illinois --who is also moving...and selling all her goodies toO-- BAD i CANT BRING ANYTHING BACK WITH ME .We are in too small a space right now to have ANYTHING!! So Jenny cant give it to me and I cant bring anything back boohooo anyway TMI --Back to the story...I tried a wax over on one of the heads to warm it up a lil and it does look warmer but shiny and some colors are a lil off so have some redos But heck that is what experimenting is all about LEARNING !! WHile I was takng a pix of the face I took one of my lil silver bell to see if I could get a better look for you and show her 24 hours later when the nail polish had dried,,,, Either I retouch a few parts and leave her like so or I put hair and paint a face???? WIll let you know hehehehehe

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Guess--- what I do--- when that old ADD hits??? Turn to "experimenting"!!! I was walking thru a store the other day--- and saw this silver ornament for a dollar and then my husband and I mosied on over to the store right next door and I found the cutest lil doll for a dollar..and then I looked for some nail polish..white and silver..My husband has learned --not-- to question the purchases-- haha-- But I was right -- the white nail polish makes the doll look like porcelein --and the siver helps add her into the ornament-- I did put the wrong glue to hold her-- in the ornament and it sort of ate the foam inside -- but it was too full anyway-- and after all it is only an experiment --I havent decided if I will paint features on the face and if the hair will be black nail polish or white mohair??? < am thinking this will be a neat project for Kami and her friends...And I am trying to learn how to work myself into my New Year promise to show How I do things !!! I have taught HOW--- but i CANT DO PATTERNS..i CAN ONLY DO FACE TO FACE THUS FAR....AND USUALLY JUST KIDS BECAUSE THEY DONT ALWAYS KNOW MORE THAN ME HEHEHEH


Looks like everyone is packing to leave me !!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

holiday giveaway

THese characters are ready for a holiday trip to??? iT IS UP TO YOU TO TELL ME WHERE THEY ARE GOING ??????? lEAVE YOUR NAME nd an email so I can contaqct you if your name is picked !!


A prize winning doll --lost in our- move ---- and all evidence of her plus magazines of other dolls --- had me gosh and gollying around here ---until a very wonderful lady ---named Marianna --- sent me her own saved magazine--- with one of the gals in them --- MY ELNA ---Thank you!! thank you!!! Marianna!! I feel so silly fretting over a doll--- but one of my favorites--- Eleanor Peace Bailey-- had a doll across from mine in the same magazine---How neat is that??? Now to get my hands on an ADQ and Dolls and DIM and and and Are you listening SANTA teehee Yep I have lost it and I didnt even drink the eggnog yet~?~?~


THese beautiful Polymer clay hearts are made and sold by Dr Ron Lehockey of Kentucky..with all proceeds going to the the CP kids at the hopsital he works for..



Restless again!?!?!

Dont know-- if it was all those angels orders -- Am not a fan of repetition ---as you no doubt guessed !?!? --or just my normal ??ADD--Need to find a "New" thing to play with-- for awhile anyway--to get refreshed-- I didnt snap the progress Of the dolls Here-- They are just proof -- I am still dolling!?!?! DIDNt even snap the beaded angel hankies and the ornament Santas-- etcetc -- in my rush to get them --- sent/out --BUT -- I have plenty left for the holidays to get started on-- when I get my camera back--- ( MY daughter took it-- because it is small and easy to carry to take pixs and YESSSSS My granddaughter's team won "first place" BUt of course!! Think I am feeling sad tho --over the loss of my mini molds --in Illinois (Yep I was part of the miniature crowd)and more importantly loss of a friend who did resin-- WE had wanted to make resin bjds togeather ( FOrever--- it seems --- that'll teach me not to put off "till" --- cuz sometimes there is no " TILL" --SHe had pancreatic cancer -- and was gone two weeks-- after they diagnosed it!!!Between my youngest sons sudden death and hers --- I am still numb!!! AMazing how we carry on anyway---

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sorry Wyanne--some of my art work just wont up load or I havent learned all the tricks yet--- but here are a few to show I 'am ' doing the painting thing still--Musicman was for my guitar playing grandson--My mermaid and frog picture-- that I was doing a story --for wont upload-- and I have a couple on canvas from my time with you----But this frog princess just has to keep JUMPING AROUND!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I have pictures scattered everywhere and dont know how to drag them here--I think my Face Book has most of my art work ---oil and pastel and pencil and watercolor and a lot of my more award winning dolls and ones in magazines--- I use to do minatures too --Did I say-- I jump around a lot-- I have gourd dolls and felted dolls and all sorts of jewelry-- All OOAK---Now I am debating doing free tutorials on this blog-- starting 2011-- So Think I will back off now-- and get thru some lovely swaps I have committed to and some promised angels and think about next years blog and to all --Have yourself the best Holidays possible Jan
A glittering experiment --an ATC and a felt angel in purple with one in Friendly plastic beside her!! DO I have artistic ADD or what???


These two are all clay (albeit different clays but cly non the less



ooops sorry Santa You are ready yet!!
Lets see two gals made of Friendly plastic
Pinkie my quilttygal with feather hair

And one of my favorites Big eyes and fluffy hair
And a little Teddy bear for Kami



forgot to mention


Halloween swaps 2010

New blog or start up this one again???

It has been almost a year since I visited this blog!! It is not the easiest to get to and I want to change a lot --- so am deciding what to do!?!?!?!?!? I still have been crafting and swapping and selling and giving and dreaming but I am not a camera or computer person --So-- maintaining this blog is not the easiest for me!! I have some pixs of a few things I have been doing -- I will put up until I decide Hope you enjoy them!?!?!?!?!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Me o My-----I missed it all

Did I really skip Christmas??? Blogging about it-- I mean --I know I had my days - full-- making things!!for everyone and everything!!! --I even missed out on wishing everyone a Happy NEW YEAR ---Bad starts good starts----Good--- my hubby finally had his hip surgery --- on Dec 22 no less -- but all is well.. and I-- STARTED DOWN A NEW PATH THIS YEAR---- DRAWING --- Well I have always doodled -- but time to get serious-- so I joined a couple of sites to learn more----Got to learn how to put up my badges..But I will put up a few of my Christmas goodies. and if I am again missing for awhile Look for paints and chalks and pads I will be there somewhere all aptter4ed and happy!!!