Sunday, December 31, 2006

My Angel

This is my angel -- my raison d'etre.

Below is a small gaggle of guardian angels that I made for Teri's Zetti swap. This is what was on the cards that went with them:

“Our Zetti Lady of the Lost and Found” will help make all of your art creating stress-free and give totally fabulous results ! She happily guards your art space against lost art supplies.

I think that this is all for 2006. Happy New Year and good night!

After the Bath

There he is in all of his glory -- the little stinker. This is Andy being all soft and fluffy after the bath.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Cori! I did it!

I added a link! You were right -- Beta is easier! Now I have 3 people who read my blog and 3 links. LOL! You're all "C" names too! Woo-Hoo! Life is getting easier.

Levogyrate and Lethal


These are some ATCs I made for an AAO swap. The theme was "White". I'm really happy with them. I trapped little bits of ephemera between fabric and a transparency. Thank you Ruth for suggesting that I put little movable bits inside!!! There are sequins and beads in there too. Except for the little "smart" boy -- he is all paper, but I had to get that out of my system before I began on the fabric. Because that little boy has been haunting me for a year! Thank you to Sharon and Carmi who got him to me!!!! I'll give some close ups of my favourites. I call the phrenology (those heads) ones "What's inside my head" Apparently I have a lot of languages and some math in there too. Along with some fibers and beads and sequins. And pretty fabric.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Busy finishing my RRs

I have finished and mailed out a few RR books lately. This is one that I did for Mija. It is quite simple, but I am really happy with it. Her colours were green and purple and her book was "The Complete book of Lawn Care" -- or something like that! I've used song lyrics in all of the books that I've worked in in this RR. It has rained here all day today. It sure doesn't feel like winter.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

meme with a difference

Since I signed up on Colette's blog, it's my turn. I'd provide a link to her blog on my sidebar, but I don't know how to add links yet..... but I'll paste it here -- check it out!!!

"The first five people to respond to this post (via the comments section) will get some form of art made by me. The only catch, of course: as with most memes, if you sign up, you have to put this in your own blog as well."

The art will be something fabricky and will help to celebrate the new year.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Finished the Tree!

I couldn't put on everything that I wanted. I collect vintage glass ornaments and I'm too afraid that the puppy will try to chew the tree and make it fall over. Most of my ornaments are pink and sparkly. I collect little birdies too. The paper angel for the top was on my parent's tree when I was growing up -- it's quite tiny -- about 4 inches high. I'll try to take a picture of a different ornament every day for the next week. There are still a few more ornaments to go on -- some special ATCs and some small art from friends.

We listened to Maybe This Christmas AGAIN. The puppy seemed a bit interested in the tree, but really was more interested in playing with Lauren or eating the bits of cookies dough that Ray dropped on the floor. We'll see what tomorrow brings.......

Naked Tree

This is my naked tree. Well, it does have the lights. It looks way better in person! We don't use the back door during the winter, much to my pup's confusion.

Lauren will be coming over tonight to help me decorate. This is her first year living away from home so I think that she misses the festive air...... Ray is going to make cookies while we decorate. We'll be listening to the Maybe this Christmas album, or maybe watching The Grinch (cartoon version) or maybe Rudolph, my all time favourite holiday movie. But hey, why aren't there any Solstice movies? If anyone knows of any, please let me know. Because I celebrate the solstices, you know.
Stay tuned for the finished tree and some close ups of some very very special ornaments.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Holiday Fun

I've been so busy creating things for the holidays tht I forgot to slow down and relax. Now I'm pretty much finished everything and have time to post my thoughts and reflect. This is a card that I made for an artist who inspires me every time I look at her work. It's a surprise so I can't say who it is!

Friday, November 03, 2006


I found what I really love to do! I like to make dolls -- okay, I kinda already knew this -- but I'm drawn to it in everything I make.

This is an ATC I made for a "Gone Postal" trade.

And to the left is a paper doll that I made for a zetti trade.

In both I pieced together different rubber stamps (the zetti doll is 4 different stamps)

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Keely Barham this weekend!

I'm seeing some light at the end of the tunnel! I've finished my swaps and can now concentrate on family stuff, the puppy, school planning and organizing my studio space.

This weekend I'm taking 2 classes from Keely Barham! 1 is a bracelet and the other is a fabric box. I'm sooooo excited. And I get to meet some people who I only know from online. It will be a very special weekend. And relaxing I hope...... because...

After that I have to do REPORT CARDS -- uggg.

After that I'm getting ready for the Holly Jolly show! (November 25 at the Swansea Town Hall in Bloor West Village). This is the first show/sale that I've done with my new jewelry. I'll be posting pics of it if the camera ever comes back from Nikon..........

Monday, October 16, 2006


These are some charms I made for a swap.

Andy Warhol!

Once every month now!

I've been so busy! Lots of swaps and little mini crisis in life!

We got a new puppy! He is a West Highland White Terrier -- and we named him Andy Warhol. I'll post a pic as soon as I can figure out how to do it!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Maybe blogging isn't for me......

What a lame blogger I am! Once every 6 months!

Maybe blogging isn't for me......

What a lame blogger I am! Once every 6 months!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Finished the Reports

I've finally finished my report cards! Now I can use part of my free time for art. And cleaning the studio.
I'm working on ATCs for many swaps (more on that later) and getting a book ready for a round robin. Can't wait!