Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hand Dyed Scarves

I bought some bamboo and cotton knit and dyed it in plastic bags with procion dyes. I then stenciled them with Shiva paintsticks. Hope they sell!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Newest Doll

My dolls were accepted into a local art gallery. I only have a few left, but, I'm sure having them there will inspire me to do more!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Breast Cancer Awarness Doll

It has been almost a year since I made a doll. Cancer consumed my life this past year. Last September, I lost a good friend and fellow doll maker to Pancreatic cancer. My niece was diagnosed with Leukemia that same day. She had a stem cell transplant in March. And in April, my own daughter, Lisa, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. They both continue to do well. Lisa had a recent Pet Scan that showed no signs of cancer!!! and my niece shows no signs of rejection. Lisa has two more chemo treatments to go, but, for the moment, life is good!

I was asked to make a doll for the Breast Cancer Awareness display at the hospital next month. What an honor! She was a joy to make. I thought about my good friend and how much I miss her and I thought of how lucky I am, that my daughter and niece are winning their fights against cancer. I pray everyday for their continued courage and strength.
Hope you enjoy the doll.

Friday, January 8, 2010

New Doll

Between the holidays, eye surgery and life in general, this doll has taken me almost three months to complete. I have a few more of these wrapped dolls in the works. I just can't seem to do anything else these days. I want to do some ballerinas for my granddaughters. But, I was inspired by Patti Culea's new pattern, Aerin. So, of course I had to order it! Now I need to search for all the materials necessary to make her!. She looks like so much fun!