Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Out with the OLD and HELLO to the NEW~

Wow time sure flies anymore. Must be because I barely sit still for more then a few minutes. I am so very tired. Have been dragging for what seems like months. I think I need a pick-me-up and a bit of CPR. Ha ha! Maybe just simply some sleep for more then 4 hours might be in order. A crash and burn session as I refer to it.

Christmas went off without a hitch. The kids all showed up, Mom made it here as well and it was a lovely Christmas eve dinner. Quiet and easy. We had prime rib,taters,gravy,and a host of other goodies. Christmas Morning my whole family here at the crack of dawn for presents. We all made out very well. Santa was broke but he sure knows how to get a deal out of those elves. LOL

I for one am ready for the refreshing start of a NEW YEAR! I love that I get to swipe that slate clean, shrug off the crap from last year and put on some new duds along with a new view. Most folks lay themselves thick with, I am gonna do this or that. A list of must do's and well in the past I was one of those kind of people. Not that it isn't a bad thing to set goals. For me setting goals is always a good thing but too many at once for me personally becomes like everything else - a TASK! A nasty four letter word that is a lot like the other nasty four letter word -WORK! LOL Now we all must do what we do on a daily basis to keep things going but the older I get the more I hate those nasty four letter words. I like four letter words like ~REST!, SHOP, and my favorite would be CAKE!...

So this year I have lots of "IDEAS", I would like to put to the front. I honestly don't know how many will come about as I really struggle sometimes with the get up and go needed to complete so many tasks. I am not a lazy person, but loose my steam with so many distractions. So this year at the top of my goal list is the to fix the steam issue. Which means eating a wee bit better. I started this two weeks ago and so far I do feel better. Still very tired but that is a iron issue and I can not take vitamins with iron as I am actually allergic to iron. Iodine as well and they almost always have that in there too. Good for ya, just not me. So I have to eat a wee bit more greens. Had some cabbage last night- I know most of you are going YUCK- I love it. Good thing too cause I need it.

Changing the old sleep schedule might help as well. This is the final goal for the time being. Again I can't do too many at once so 2 is my limit. Besides being my favorite number. It is actually only one thing. Feel better- so two changes hoping that it helps me feel better. I am sure once I have mastered these two I will move on to others to increase my feeling better attitude.

What are some goals that you have set for yourself if any? I would love to cheer you on in this. So be sure to let me know. Support is the number one key to success they say. I have my kids and friends from church cheering me on here. It is good cause I am sure there will be days when I will need it.

Just wanted to say HELLO, tell you what I have been up to and wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope 2010 is the best year for you EVER!!!!

May you be blessed

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Okay, I admit it. I have been in a bah Humbug mood for most of the season. I have had a lot of *STUFF* lately and it has put me into a bad mood. One continue Witch session. Just the same usual stuff that most of us go through but all at once. When it rains it pours and lately here it is coming down like buckets. I am not telling you this cause I want you to feel sorry for me or say Oh poor Pea, I am saying this so that you know there is someone out there that goes through it besides you. I know it isn't really comforting but sometimes just having someone to relate to, makes bull crap seem less like the bull crap it is really. I mean it has been so bad that I don't even have the tree out or nothing. 2 little decorations from dear friends and that is it. How pathetic is that? Talk about a Scroogette huh?

So my dear daughter K.T. knows me well and this isn't the usual mood I am in for the holidays. She knows that usually I am the one practically shoving the Christmas spirit down the throats of unsuspecting victims who manage to get in my path. LOL. Passing out a host of goodies and good cheer to those in need.

K.T. decided that some change in scenery was in order. K.T ,her boyfriend and his Mother had made plans to go to the Point Defiance Zoo for what is called Zoo Lights. K.T. asked Jame's Mom if she minded if I came along. I have always wanted to go and well my hubby can be very lame and does not wanna go. Kathy said she was driving and anyone could come. I was very excited to be invited and so looked forward to it. It was colder then frosted Dingle berries but sooo worth it.

A total of 6.50 to get into the gate. The gas and toll for the bridge. Still under $15.00. less then a Movie for 4 people.

Oh my stars. It was so pretty. They has music going and there were a few more people then I like but still manageable. We got to go into the aquarium as well. It was ~warm~ in there and that was a nice break from the cold. I will share those few pics tomorrow.

Just look at that lovely green and purple tree. That was my favorite. They had Mt. Rainier , the rivers and sound mapped out in lights. Even animals. We did stop by the gift shop and I had to buy a ornament to remember my trip. I chose a snowy owl in glass as it reminded me of my dad. How he loved the birds and listening to the owls we have here at night. Not snowy ones but I liked that ornament best. Daddy would have enjoyed that as well and complained about the power bill. LOL Another reason from my Bah Humbug. I have been missing him quite a bit. I guess I am taking over where he left off somedays. Been just one year since his passing. Still seems like a fresh wound with salt to me.

The end was perfect. It gave me a new sence of hope. A gentle reminder that this too shall pass.

Go and check to see if your local zoo does this. When I google it, there were many choices of zoos. Great for the kids too but bundle up. Baby it is cold out there.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New Creations

I have been playing in clay again. I have had so much fun with it. Please go take a peek and tell me what you think...?
Have a wonderful week.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy Birthday MOMMA!

My Mom turns 74 tomorrow. Isn't she a hoot? I hope I am kicking butt at that age too? LOL
It has been a rough couple of Months for her. I am hoping things settle down now that her kitchen is almost remodeled. I am going to get her and her little dog and we are having the kids over for her favorite Fried Chicken. She says mine is the best. I don't know about that since she taught me how to cook it. But the point by be that I AM COOKING IT! She hates to cook. She is so darn good at it too. I am not fond of cooking although at one time I was offered a scholarship to become a chef. WHEW~ Boy am I glad I rethought that one... Not for me. There are always dishes too. LOL

I have listed some more lights in my EBAY. Just click on the word ebay and it will take you there. I will be adding more goodies this week so be sure to check back.

I am off to do some last minute things for tomorrow. Actually have a lot to do but that is the way it goes.
Hope you have a wonderful week. Blessings,Pea

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Guest Artist

I hope you all survived Black Friday. I did barely. I didn't want to go out but had to do a friend a favor that has done a lot for us.... So out I went and it wasn't pretty but did get what I was after for the most part.

I am honored to say that Sara over at The Primitive Gathering asked me to be the featured artist for this month. So nice. I slaved away* Wink* in the studio creating a new clay piece. I love how this little guy turned out. The snow drifts on the side is my favorite part.
I hope you will check him out and my other goodies. Click HERE.

I am in the process of finishing some items this evening and hope to update again in a day or two. Until then have a wonderful week and be safe- it is scary out there. LOL


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I love this day as it means something very special to me. My dear Husband and I met the day after Thanksgiving but it was around midnight. So It seemed like Turkey day. LOL 29 yrs ago this year. Seems like forever. Hard to believe. But ya know I knew that night that he would be someone special in my life and I was right.

I hope you have a good time with family and friends. Leave the table with a full belly and land safely where ever you hang your hat.
I am THANKFUL that you take your time to see what I have to say from time to time and am BLESSED to share with you.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


I thought it would be nice to have a pattern sale. A good deal on supplies always make me smile. So all my patterns are BUY ONE GET ONE FREE! equal or lessor value. Go here and check out your choices. Email me with your choices and I will send them right over.

All you have to do is EMAIL

I am off to finish up some creations. I have so much to do. Where does the time go?


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

RUN! don't walk to get one of these.

Today was a wonderful sweet little day. The weather stank ( DOWN POUR OF RAIN)but this is Washington for Pete's sake so you can expect that. LOL

Katie and I went and got our hair done. LOng overdue. Was nice to just chat and hang out. She is growing so much. Tomorrow is a big day for her and I pray it goes well. More details on that later.

Got a goodie in the mail a few days ago OMG it is so wonderful. A steal at 28.00 PLUS shipping. I put my pumpkin lights in it for the holiday. I LOVE the way it turned out and even hubby commented on how nicely made it was. She has several colors and I can imagine a hundred uses for these.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Old Flake

This little guy is on TDIPT and he melts me! LOL Take a peek if you have a moment.

I will be back soon. Got to go to bed. Am bushed. LONG day.
Have a wonderful Sunday.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

*Snowbells and Holly*

Orphan Snow gal waiting for someone to love her. You can find her here

Off to create for the show tomorrow. Email me if you have any questions.

Monday, November 9, 2009

~Sneak peek~

Pfatt marketplace updates tonight at midnight. I have some new goodies created just for the site. Click HERE

Boy have I been busy. With Mom and the show not a moments rest for the old Pea. It isn't looking any better with this weeks schedule either. I am so durn tired I could cry. I will be hitting the hay early this evening as Mom has a doctors appointment tomorrow( just check up) and I have to drive her as she still doesn't know her way around very well.

The show was pretty good. We will have a encore performance this weekend. There are still some candles, tarts and even a few snowmen ready for new homes. If you wanted a second look we would be more then happy to have you stop by. Of course I will have a few new items. Will be sewing in my sleep but it won't be the first time. LOL

I guess that is all for now. I have to go and pay bills. Boo Hiss I hate watching all the money disappear. No fun.:(

I will try and pop back in a couple of days. You all have a wonderful week.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Here I am! If you live in Washington State then you can find me here. I will be back on Sunday. Wish me Luck~ Sure could use it...


A pretty glass glittered snowflake garland. It looks so pretty on a tree. I had to play with it a little bit. GIGGLE*

Have a wonderful week

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Our Ebay artist group turns 3 years old today, and although the TDIPT gals enjoy traditional celebrations of cake, party hats and receiving gifts, we've decided such an exciting event warrants something more, something extra special, so we're having a giveaway!

We've got wonderful handmades gifts, just perfect for our upcoming holiday seasons, offered by some of our members, and you can be the lucky recipient!

Just get on over to TDIPT
and enter to WIN!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Okay I have one more for ya pattern lovers out there but I promise this one is like no other.
I took my two headed witch idea and made it into a full doll. A Split personality I would say.. Giggle*

This dolly is sold and is on her way to her new home. I hope she loves them and they don't give her TWO much trouble. Giggle*

You can purchase the pattern HERE

Hope you all have a wonderful day. I hope to have some creations to show you soon. Just busier then you could imagine.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


This one is for you! LOL

NOW stop trying to ruin the surprise ya BRAT!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Don't ask me HOW I did IT! I have NO idea with all that I have been doing for Mom. It is 10 pm here and I am still doing her laundry. But ya know we all like clean sheets and such.
Despite the fact that I am gearing up for my show, going here and yonder with MOm I managed to get this pattern written. I just know you are gonna love it. She would be so adorable in red and white for a prim kitchen. Or any kitchen really.
You can find her pattern here. She comes in Printed form as well.


Well the oven is going off with my goodies. Got to go. See you all soon ( I hope~ WINK~

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Starla~ Briar Rabbit Primitives

Sandy~ of Awtemnymf

THANK YOU ALL FOR ENTERING. I let my Mom do the honor of drawing the names. She was so cute. Said it was exciting and she wasn't even getting anything.

Don't worry my friends. I plan on having one more here soon. Maybe by then I could get a dolly done.
Have a wonderful week and thank you again for celebrating with me.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Alright ladies and guys. You have been patient enough and I am sure that by now you all thought I had forgotten about my special Celebration Give Away. I had not forgotten and it has been heavy on my mind. Just not enough of me to go around these days.

Yes, Mom has a house but still not the way she wants or needs it to be. Still some work and tweaking to be done. I will be going over on Sunday after church to get her done as much as I can physically do myself. Then the fine tuning and organizing is all up to her.

The second celebration is for Alex. You remember my post early July about Alex needing a heart transplant and the doctors had to check him over to see if it could even be done? Well I am happy to announce that Alex does qualify for a new HEART. The question now is whether Alex will decide to do it. There are so many details and this will be forever. It may or may not take as well as a boat load of other risks involved. So it is up to him and the ones above to decide his fate at this point on. We are celebrating either way and it is a chance for Alex no matter what he chooses.
so with all this wonderful news a Give Away was in order. I have two items for the two celebrations in my life.

These are what I call my Vintage Petites. They are old fashioned Noise makers. Each one will come with a matching set of (3) tags. They are made from antiqued papers and lots of other paper trims and goodies. They make lots of noise. So much fun. remind me of some of the goodies I got as a kid. Inspired by those memories. Shipped to the lucky winners. These are very neat and the details do not show up in the pics. They will signed to you from me. A few other goodies will be tucked inside but that is the secret part and can't tell ya. *Giggle*

The rules are simple... follow my blog and post a comment to this post. You get one for entering. If you are already a follower.. You get a extra entry. If you post this to your blog then you will get three entries. If you receive my updates already you get one for that as well. To be entered in to my update list you need only ask and give me your email address.
Pretty simple and good luck to you all.

Date this contest runs. From Sept 25- Oct. 2 2009. On the night of the 1st I will announce the winners. I want the lucky winners to be able to enjoy this before Halloween.
Back to work for me.. Blessings,Pea

New Goodies

Some Old Fashioned Noise Makers. I call them Vintage Petites. Just something for a little corner. Each comes with 3 tags and I will be listing them on etsy tomorrow.
Have a wonderful day.

Monday, September 21, 2009


I know you all have waited patiently for a new pattern and it is finally HERE

Bing is finally done. I love the way he turned out and I HOPE and I stress HOPE to release one more halloween pattern this week for all you lovers of Halloween. I am working on it. Keep checking my friends. Thank you for being patient with me.

I will be MIA for a wee bit longer. Trying to get me ma settled still. A HUGE task. Stuff still everywhere but we are making progress.

Have a wonderful week.


Saturday, September 19, 2009

~5 Little GIVE AWAY Prizes~

Hello Everyone,
Awhile back I looked on Bone Heads Studios blog and low and behold she was giving away a sweet little prize. MY OH MY be still my heart. A wee Bone head of my very own? Well you know I just had to jump on that.
.There is a catch however!!! You had to inturn give away 5 little prizes of your very own. So after much debate as to what to give away I have finally had enough time to create 5 more little magnets like I made for Jenny Of Wonders of Whimsy. Each one is created by me.
#2 and # 5 are taken and have new moms. Thank you ! still have 3 more to give away!

The first 5 people who post here will have their pick of Magnets as in order of posts. These are heavy and will hold up well. I have a favorite and almost kept it but ya know we artists rarely keep our own work. *Giggle* Besides I simply do not have any time these days. Still trying to get things done and helping Mom has taken all my spare time for creating and sleep. LOL


NOW FOR THE RULES... please read carefully as this does get passed on!

Now YOU can receive a treat from ME! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, and I will send you a surprise!

However, you must know that it will then be YOUR TURN to do the same. Re-post this on your blog with a link back to MY blog and send your treat to 5 people. Your prizes may be ANYTHING that you wish to give and can be very simple.

Marie said that the whole premise was a simple gift for 5 people, with an emphasis on simple.

I hope that the next 5 won't be as slow as I was....

Okay my friends, Dollie and Potato soup don't make themselves.

Friday, September 18, 2009


Oh I have been a very busy Pea, yep pretty worn out and spent at this point. Mom's new house is starting to look more like a house then a ship wreck! LOL Now my house is a whole different story. You see Mom clearly has tooo much stuff. So what ever she didn't want has been coming here for the moment and my little house is already full. So many trips to the Good will it will be this coming week.

I haven't done much creating lately and have to shift in to gear. My show is sneaking up on me and so far I have very little inventory. So I will be MIA for awhile longer I am afraid. Mom should have her tags this week on her car so that should help.

I was in my first TDIPT swap for fall and what a fun thing it was to do. I was lucky enough to get Susie of Susie Designs and boy did I get a wonderful painted piece. I just love it to bits. I have it hung up and have been enjoying it every time I go the studio. Not to mention a wee bit of cake, a neat handmade tag, a wee bit of fabric and huckleberry Jam. Daddy and I always got that every summer on our summer trips to Oregon. I miss him so, but know he is at peace and it makes it a wee bit easier.
I loved everything I got from Susie. Her painting is BEAUTIFUL and she sculpts too! Here is my piece from her.

Look at the details on the side. OMG!

Look at all the yummy goodies! My Oh MY!

Now for Susie I made a few goodies. A big witch in black and sweet tart colors. I think she turned out neat. She has a look like she is up to something... LOL can't imagine why she got that *GIGGLE*. We do have one thing in common though. I only have one dimple and so every once in awhile I give a doll a dimple too. Just one. Just like me. LOL

I also made Susie some tags,picked up some trims, her favorite candy and a few other goodies just for fun. It was all fun and I must say that I can't wait to do it again just need a wee bit of time. LOL

See her little Dimple? I just love it. Tee hee

here is the all the goodies that I gave Susie. I think the candy was her favorite. LOL

I have so much to show you will have to do another post tomorrow of another swap I was in. Far behind as always.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Magical Merlin Shaker

I finally finished a new piece. This is my Merlin shaker for pfatt Marketplace. It will be up and going on the 10th which is Thursday.
I don't know how I have managed to get anything done at all with all the work at Mom's house. yes, 13,000 LBS takes awhile to unpack, put down and shift from one room to another. I am a professional Stuff shifter as a good friend calls it. LOL
Mom has unpacked just about everything and the woman at 73 is still going strong. Hubby went on Sunday after me to turn down the hot water heater, drill some holes in the ceiling for hooks for lamps and check on the lock that wasn't working right. He is such a blessing to me right now as he has taken the load here at this house so that I can help MOm. Tomorrow she wants to get 28 things done. WHAT? I don't think so but I will do my best to get as many as possible that she would like done. Gonna be a lot of driving I have the feeling. Good Night Nurse! LOL
I have to hit the hay so I can be up and ready early my friends. Momma don't like to wait.
Have a wonderful week until we meet again. Soon I hope.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My 200th Post

Oh my it took me awhile to reach this point and I am actually surprised it came this early. As you already know I am not the best blogger although I do try my friends.

I am a naughty Pea, I have been given several awards and haven't posted them. My friends I am so sorry. I have been so busy with D Mother that I haven't had time to post them. I will this week my friends but I am too tired to even think this evening.
You SEE my MOmma got a HOUSE HERE! YEAH! that is one piece of good news.
You can see her house in this picture and her there at the door. Isn't she cute? Also a big pain in my @ssets but I love her dearly. LOL
Lots of stuff as mom can't part with anything. She went from 1900 sq.ft to 1100 sq ft and wonders why it won't all fit? LOL
Oh this is a joy though as now I know she will be just 20 minutes from me and 10 minutes from hubby's work.
I spent the night last night so I will be glad to go to bed. I think I will head there now.
Thanks for celebrating with me and forgiving me for my lack of posting. Now you know why, I had to paint and clean the homestead before she got there.
Have a wonderful week and I will post soon I hope!

Sunday, August 30, 2009


I listed BING on eBay. I have started him low and with no reserve. He is so much sweeter in person. For now I am enjoying his company.

You can find him here

Been busy but not with anything fun or exciting just house, kids and etc. I hope to have a few new things to show you later this week.
Have a wonderful week until we meet again.

Friday, August 28, 2009


Today is it my friends. Today is my DD 18th birthday. Why, who, what, where did it all go. She has turned into a fine young woman and let me tell ya all that this child gave this gal a run for her money. Along with a few wrinkles and gray hairs. LOL Can you say head strong? LOL A chip off the old block I am afraid. LOL
We are most proud.

Where will she go from here? Well to serve our Great Country. Her plans are to Join the A.F. and fly the coop for new adventures. It will all be bittersweet. I know what ever she decides to do with the A.F. she will be great at it. She is head strong remember? If Katers tells ya she will do it, then she will.
Thank you Katie, for the laughs,tears, the helping hands, love of shoes and most of all for being you. A girl I am proud to call my daughter. I love you MORE! oooxxx

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

NEW~ Shaker

Whew, it is good to sit down for a minute. I have been running so much lately that I am just about ready to fall down and not get up. LOL

I actually got one thing done this week. I made a new shaker His name is Jasper and if you are thinking that Laurie of Monkey Cats studios inspired this piece you are correct. I love Laurie's skelly folk. They are so adorable that I wanted to create one ( my version) in cloth. Now I know that I can never come close to creating the love and humor that she puts in her work but this guy makes me snicker. I think he turned out sweet. He will be going up on the Arts A Flutter site on the first.

I know that many of you are waiting patiently for our good news and celebration. Life has me doing flips and turns, so it is being put on hold for a wee bit longer.I promise you it will be worth the wait. A big celebration this week as the baby of the family turns 18 this friday.
Until then my friend, be safe, have fun and take time to enjoy the day.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Ghoulie and Widow Maker.

My newest creations for TDIPT
I think this little gal is sweet. I love the fabric for her dress/pants and believe it or not sometimes it is hard using a piece of fabric. But if I don't use it and make my dollies shine then why make them at all? So two of my favorite fabrics in this little gal.

I made her a sweet little needle felted pumpkin as well. Widow maker is the wee spider sitting on the pumpkin. I promise ya she is the kind of spiders I like( the fake kind) LOL. She is actually cute and I don't even like spiders much. LOL
HOpe you have a wonderful weekend. I am off to clean the house. I have been working hard and put some things off. Time to get the gardens ready for cooler weather as well.
May you be blessed,Pea

Just a Teaser

We are updating TDIPT at Midnight tonight. Go and see the rest of this wee one there. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by what you find there.

Needing some rest. Dh had me up all night with heart issues and I have a feeling it will be the same this evening. He forgot his meds for two days. MEN!

May you and yours be blessed,Pea

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Darjeeling and Pekoe



Time, did you see it whip by me and not let me know? Do you have time under control? If you do, could you please tell me how to tie it down? LOL

Darjeeling and Pekoe are the 6th addition to my Hallowed Haunting Collection. Isn't she the definition of spooky sweetness? I just love this doll and her frumpy old bear.
She measures 14 1/2 inches tall. She holds Pekoe and her Granddad's old watch in her hands.

I will be joining TDIPT this month and she will be part of the DEBUT there. I will post the link when it is time to go and see all the eye candy offered. More creations coming soon.

Have the most wonderful week.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Hello Everyone,
I have Bing updating tonight on Pfatt marketplace. Will have new creations and patterns soon.

Have a wonderful evening and be sure to check out BING on PFATT tonight at midnight.


Saturday, August 8, 2009

BING ~ Just a party animal


Oh isn't he just silly? I laugh every time I look at him. I have to give credit to DD for helping me with the wings. The kid can draw. Thanks goodness. I don't know what I will do when she leaves home later this year. She is the one that looks to see if my eyes, nose, etc are straight. I guess most of the time I see crooked.LOL Maybe I should wear my glasses. I just hate the thought of them though. I know a vanity issue. I have always had PERFECT eyesight. GEtting old stinks.

Anyway this little guy is going on you guessed it- Pfatt

I am offering free U.S. shipping as well. Back to work for me. Lots to do this week. So many projects and so little time.
Have a great weekend

Friday, July 31, 2009


Oh Poor, poor Mr. Peabody. I am completely smitten with this guy. Sorry honey but this guy won't yack back! LOL

I feel very fortunate to have a Angel whisper into my ear every once in awhile. The wind beneath my wings spoke to me just 2 nights ago with this little creation. She told me I must HURRY and work harder then I have in awhile. Well I listened of course. But who wouldn't?

This is Beau. He is dressed in his finest to try and impress the ladies with his charms. I don't think he will have too many problems.
He is short and stocky but hey that is fine too. Just a little easier to hug to him. LOL He measures 16 inches tall.

At the moment I am torn as to what site to place this charming fellow but I am sure that he will tell me soon.

Now for a bit of fun. Can you guess what Childrens book inspired this piece? I don't know of a single person that hasn't read at least one of this Authors books.
The FIRST person to guess correctly wins a PRIZE!

Have a wonderful evening now back to work for me. I have a new pattern or two coming out.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Tee hee, I am so excited. I like to collect art from other artists but like most of you this is fun and has to come last. Limited budget and all like most of us starving artists.
I recently purchased this piece from Lance of Crescent Hill Designs. This is the cutest little thing. He did such a wonderful job. So much detail in such a tiny little guy.
If you get the chance you must purchase one for yourself. I promise YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY. You will fall in love with his humorous soul that speaks through his art.
Now I have to get the frame painted to house this guy and he will be hanging in my studio to give me a does of a daily giggle.
Thank you Lance. Buddy you rock.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tut Tut wish it would rain...

My friends it has been so very hot here the last few days. Temps above a 100 for my little neck of the woods. Pea is melted and just about a puddle on the floor. LOL

I did manage to work a wee bit last night after it cooled off and worked till early this morning. It was so much cooler and tollerable. I have a small window AC but hate to use it much as the power bills go through the roof. I have it on now as it has been off for awhile.

I couldn't resist making another Mummy shaker. I had so much fun making the first one and well I just wanted to see if I could do it again. I am very happy with how he turned out and think he looks just as good as the original. He makes me giggle.
He will be going on the Arts of Fluter site for the 1st of August.
I have many projects going and the CELEBRATION STARTS NEXT WEEK! I have so many things to announce. I know you all have waited patiently but hang in there just a wee bit longer. I promise it will be worth the wait.
Off to work now that it is cooling off a bit. Have a wonderful week and remember to check back soon!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


What wonderful day it was today. Bright and sunny. I spent it with my eldest son, his fiance' and my dear daughter.
Jake and Kat picked us up for a very special occasion today. You see my Jake was reenlisting into the A.F reserves for 6 years or until his active duty paperwork comes through. We pray that is soon. So I witnessed him taking the oath to protect us all once again. It was a very proud moment for this old Mom. The Colonel even thanked ME? for helping our son to do this. I thought that was very nice of him. I told him I had no choice. He was gone the second his Dad placed him the cockpit of a F-4 when he was a wee lad of only 3.
If this wasn't enough excitement for the day. Our dear son then took us all on a tour of the Jet you see above. Inside and out. It was so wonderful to see and have him tell us all the things he does. There is a little hatch at the very top of this HUGE plane and they call it the birds eye. You see the top of the plane and all the engines from there. He let us peek out of it and then told us he frequently walks on the top of the plane. OMG? What? That scared me but said they wear safety lines so it they fall they won't hit the ground. You can't believe how big this plane is. Let us put it this way. A 747 looks tiny in comparison. Even showed us where the troops jump out and how they pack the airplane. It was so neat. My Dear Hubby and Dad used to work on this plane as well. So very neat to know about. So it meant all the more to me. Each doing a different job but Jake told me everything each generation did.

I didn't think it would happen today due to the Rodeo as they call it. It is where planes/crews from all over the world and states come and compete for the best crew. My hubby's unit has won several times while he was in and he still has his coins. They give them a coin with the date and best crew. This test is for war readiness. Everything from timing to, emergency service to take off and landing. Very hard judges. It is a honor to be part of this crew. In a few days Jake will know how his unit( his dad's old unit) will fair. I hope they win. Like Father, like son.

I decided after all that we needed to celebrate. so I took the clan to dinner at Red Robin. We had wonderful food and all had Raspberry/watermelon Spritzers. No alcohol although I thought about it! LOL

So that was my excitement for awhile. back to cleaning the house and a bit of dolly making.
Have a wonderful week. Ya never know what you might do next. mmmmmmmmmmmm what could I do to top that? Could be fun finding out.. hee hee

Saturday, July 18, 2009


I like to write poetry. It is in my blood you could say. My Father was a poet, inventor and a fixer of everything. He didn't get to raise me but his blood runs thick in these old veins. He died shortly before my birth. So his poetry is all that I have of him.

Like many things I have to be in the mood to write. It strikes me with no warning and leaves just like the breathe from my body. Clay works is the same as well as painting and collage work. These things do not come easy to me as some of you think. I refer to them as whispers. When one arrives that I like I am grateful and relieved. It sometimes feels like a itch that I can't quite reach. It is meant to be here, but the timing has to be just right as well as my mood. That is the hard part. LOL I am often so wrapped up in so many things that it pulls me away from the whispers. When I finally get to sit down it takes over.
This poem I am about to share was quite a few years ago. I think about 5 in fact. I had made a very eerie make do. I can't find the pictures although I know they are here somewhere.

It is time to be thinking about Halloween items and this poem just might inspire you to create something. Happy Haunting my friends

Friday, July 17, 2009

Blogging is a wonderful thing

Here in blog land I have met so many wonderful people and artists. I have formed new friendships and am still trying to get to know a few. So many thoughtful, caring people come here when I post to read the dribble and daily rhymes of a artist. Someone like many of you, struggles with the multitude of hats, kids, pets and art to juggle. The daily lists of chores and the travel in zippy little cars can take over. We can not respond as quickly to the comments and well wishes as we would like to. I for one do try and respond quickly but I can not spend all day on the p.c.. I am a one woman band of many and girls I do it all. I have to. No choice. Mr. Peabody works long and hard hours on his feet with a disability. When he walks through the door the body, pain take over and he sits until he goes to bed. Yes, he could do a bit more but ya know sometimes our men can not find the motivation needed. We have all had days like that. SO that leaves me. Nope, don't like it but it is what it is. Now you are probably wondering what the point of this dribble is....

A few days ago another artist honored me with a award. I am terrible at these things. I never get them posted in a timely fashion and other then the run on excuses above there is no reason.;)

Sweet Sandy of AwtemNymf gave me the wonderful award and this is what sweet words she had to say about me.

6) Whimsical Endeavors - Lots of sweet patterns. A friendly lady. So crafty, creative & inspirational! Her dolls and needle sculpting is amazing! I love her Halloween stuff *of course*

I feel honored that she thinks well of me. She is a sweetie and you should go visit her blog. She is bright as cherry punch.

Now to pass this lovely award on to some very inspiration blogs. There is so many to choose from so I will only choose 6 this time. I can't be writing all night. My hands would quit on me.:(

Uber (synonym to Super) Amazing Blog Award is a blog award given to sites who:
~ inspires you
~ makes you smile and laugh
~ or maybe gives amazing information
~ a great read
~ has an amazing design
~ and any other reasons you can think of that makes them uber amazing!

The rules of this award are:
* Put the logo on your blog or post.
* Nominate at least 5 blogs (can be more) that for you are Uber Amazing!
* Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog.
* Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from.

1. Laurie Hardin of Money cat studios-
Laurie makes me giggle. She is hysterical, sweet and a very talented gal. Her artwork comes to life. It has so much depth to it, amazing, and I haven't even seen one up close and personal. One of these days.;)

Sonia my sweet from Dark Ravens Nest
She is a awesome, artist lady. So inspiring, cheerful and the best cheerleader any artist could ask for. Near and dear to my heart.

3. Candy of Howling Moons
Candy is one of those gals that it is truly a pleasure to know. Very giving of herself to others. The kind of person that puts everyone first and herself last. Talented sculpture, Mother, daughter and friend.

4. Angie of Love the prim Look
Angie and I have gotten to know each other a bit over the last few years and it is a pleasure. She is a fun gal that is also giving of herself and others. Especially to our four legged friends. The kind of gal that is always rooting for you during the ups and downs.

5. Jenny of Wonders of Whimsy
AND Allie Cat Rescue

Jenny is a super gal that gives her time, love, money and devotion to our fur babies in the Colorado area. She has spent countless hours chasing kitties, taking them to the vet and up all night helping them through the worst. I think Jenny is a Hero to our kitties. I am inspired by her love and selfless acts of kindness. Thank you Jenny

6.Renae of My little Raggedy blessings
Renae is a new friend but a very kind and giving friend. Always there to cheer us on and also does the most beautiful images and shares with everyone. I look forward to getting to know her more. I am sure it will be a pleasure.

7. There are many more friends I would love to pass this on to but they don't have time for posting right now. You know who you are and are loved for you being you.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Just Silly

Oh what fun I have had for the past two days creating this little guy. Meet Mr. Bone Jangles. LOL Just a silly bone head shaker. Yes, he has a bell on his funky top hat. I love the curled sides of the hat. He kept asking me if his make up was good? Now I know what you are thinking but, this guy is a entertainer. We all know that they wear make up on stage. He is ready to go about charming his audience. Loves to sing and tell Knock knock jokes... Now isn't that silly?

I will be listing this charming fella on eBay tomorrow evening. Click on eBay to go there.

I am off to work again. I have lots of things to get cracking on and that CELEBRATION is getting VERY CLOSE! Paperwork is the HANG up....
Have a wonderful week

Friday, July 10, 2009

That just might work...

I don't know about you guys but when it comes to shipping items and the ever rising cost,- (despite the fact that Dh works for the Postal Service) I try and get my hands on as many of those little bags of air as I can. So I started thinking of ways I could do the same thing. The cost is the factor. Little bags would be too costly. Then it hit me, why not use balloons!!! They are cheap, I have free hot air- LOL and that would work. Only fill the balloon as much as needed. Could fit in there with the dollies and still be protected and light weight. Much lighter then paper anyway.

So what do you all think? I am excited and am gonna give it a try. I thought we could all use a cheaper way to package our item, so that is why I am sharing.

Have the most wonderful day. Gotta go clean up the house again. I wasn't even home and it is a mess again:(

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Golly Be Jolly

I have been a busy girl again. Got my groove on this week anyway. LOL
Some of you might know that on Pfatt Marketplace we are having our annual
~Jingle Time July~. A wonderful array of Holiday offerings. Everything your heart could desire for the Holidays and beyond. Not to mention free prizes from some of the best artists in the business. Be sure to check it out July 10th at Midnight.

As most of you may have noticed I don't get many full dollies done. I have had so many things the past 8 months in the way since Mom needs me now more then ever. So for me to get a full dolly done is something to squawk about. I am tickled beyond giggles about this little guy. He is so very sweet and pictures don't even come close to capturing what I see in that face. Head to toe just adorable. Now how often do you hear something like that from me? LOL

Well my friends I do have to run. The house is a ship wreck and I have to get it cleaned up as it is driving me batty. LOL
I will have something new for you to peek at soon. So stayed tuned to this channel. LOL
Have a wonderful week making memories.

Saturday, July 4, 2009


I would personally like to Thank all those past and present that have fought to keep this Country FREE as the founders of this Great Nation had planned. We have been bombed,invaded, shattered but never BROKEN!

This Country is strong and will remain strong. We believe in each other and our troops. Please say a prayer for them today as they may celebrate elsewhere.

May you be warm, loved and have a full belly. Be safe and Have a wonderful weekend.