Saturday, January 3, 2015

New dolls on the horizon

I wish I could decide on the character for these two. Sewing the dolls often gives me the name and story. This time they are being secretive.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Almost one year later

Friends, it has been quite a while since I blogged here. I have been enjoying myself as the new art instructor for Princeton Arts Center, Johnson City Parks and Recreation. This job is perfectly suited for me and I am quite in love with it.

Friday, December 27, 2013

A few of my Christmas crafting creations...

A baby's first ornament I was quite happy to make.

A Sweetie Sister doll for a little girl.

A pillow and tshirt for a little girl from her own drawing.

A Skellington bauble ornament

An evil eye protection charm/ornament

A witch doll for one of my favorite kiddos

Custom ornaments for Amanda

A crochet fellow
Finally, two clay guys who won my heart

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


I have been making ornaments aplenty for this seasons sales. I love doing this. I don't know why I forget until November just how much fun I have making them!! These are done with polymer clay, shrinkydinks and found objects. 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Earth Fare Block Party was a success!!

Yesterday was wonderful! The weather was perfect to have an outdoor festival. Lots of Handmade Trade crafters were there. I am pretty sure that they all did well. We had lots of traffic through our tent and Kiddo made portraits of customers for $1 each to earn money for a book. She did! She got to buy it on her way home. :-)

We started the day with a rather full tent and by the end of the day, we fit what was left into one bin! It feels great to know how many smiles we inspired yesterday. That is the fun part. I had a lot of fun creating the pieces that debuted. I will post a few here.

This was one of the new pieces I brought with me yesterday. Bride of Dollenstein. 
Suzy Sweetheart came along as well. Darling lady. She was sold, but I had to bring her home for a different set of legs.
The Ewbies were met with delight. I am excited to work more on this group of characters. And their storyline.

Some little cuties didn't get finished yet so they didn't make it to the table.
Today, Timmy Toofy should get all finished. He is quite a little charmer. I think he needs a trick or treat bag. 
Hilda Hugginbrum will get her dress and broom soon. She has lots of work to do! It's almost Halloween month and there are so few cobwebs around! 

There are more things in store, so keep an eye out. (Just remember to wear a patch!)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Fleece Babies

A few new items will hit the Dolly Dolly Oxen Free table this fall. The softest of this new inventory are these fleece babies. No special name for them yet and only a few available right now, but I am quite in love with them. The bodies are a soft, blanket style dolly with no stuffing. The head and hands are slightly stuffed. All features are sewn/embroidered on with no loose parts. Pick up one today for the little person in your life. 
UPDATE: They are being called Blanket Binkies.