my new blog banner

I love my new blog banner!  It was designed by sweet Vanessa at Bears Graphic Design.  Check her out on Etsy. I held out on getting a personalized banner for a long time.  I thought: I don’t know how to make it and it will cost too much.  About $30 later, I have my very […]

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Shop Local, Shop Small, Shop Handmade

On this, the blackest of Fridays, please remember to support small businesses.  I like Walmart as much as the next gal.  Especially the next poor gal!  But I love small businesses and appreciate them.  Please show the love today and throughout the year.  Go to that small shop in your town you’ve been wanting to […]

Fabulous and funky: hand-painted sneakers

One thing I like about being a seller on Etsy is getting to know other sellers.  I am pleased and honored to introduce you to a seller I recently came across, Lori Felt of SneakersR HeartFelt. Lori has started a sneaker revolution!  She started designing and hand painting sneakers for her daughter’s sorority house and […]

heart doll

I had fun with this doll: the applique felt heart, the fancy shoes, the floral pattern.  Also, the hair bow was fun to make.  Fun, fun, fun! Related articles Paper Heart (glorialana.wordpress.com) Next creative project- a DOLL (joymommy.wordpress.com) Challenge: Paper Doll (coasttocoastcentral.com)

black and red roll

I love limiting the colors.  I’m thinking about a holiday line: Valentine’s doll, Halloween doll, etc.  What do you think?  🙂 Related articles Top 10 Pantone Fashionable Color Trends For Fall 2013! Featuring Samba (harmonysrainbow.wordpress.com) Let’s Just Get to Fall Already (kedavidson30.wordpress.com) Who’s ready for Halloween? (amyzingeventplanning.wordpress.com)

Dolls and Monsters! My Etsy store has opened!

I just opened a store on Etsy called Dolls and Monsters!  It’s so exciting.  As many of you have witnessed, I started making dolls about six months ago.  I have been making them for fun and giving them away.  Having given dolls and monsters to most of the children of my family and friends, and […]