Friday, September 23, 2016

I am starting a new way to contact folks when a new creation is ready.   I am going to try using Mail Chimp to contact you via email.   Not all emails are compatible with Mail Chimp so you may also want to follow me on Facebook.   I will be sending photos of new dolls available to those that sign up.


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Friday, April 29, 2016

While walking in the deep woods near her house,  Miss Hickory came upon a baby squirrel up in a tree.  It was so tiny.

The little squirrel jumped down and she realized that it wasn't even tall enough to reach the swing.

Little Squirrel hopped right into Miss Hickory's arms.  

I hope she knows what she is doing.  

Miss Hickory decided to take the tiny squirrel home .  Squirrel was up to no good while Miss Hickory napped. 

Miss Hickory awoke with such a start  as squirrel rolled off the bed laughing.
NOT FUNNY   squirrel.   Not funny at all.   Poor Miss Hickory.  Beware taking strangers home, even sweet looking ones.  

Squirrel is listed on Ebay now 4/29/2016  
Here is the link

Monday, February 29, 2016


             "Ha ha ha,"  Rabbit said.   "Look at that big silly tail and you don't have whiskers either!"

     Poor squirrel was horrified that he was whisker less and had a huge tail.  He didn't know squirrels have big bushy tails.

"Come here little squirrel and sit on my lap."      

"Look, that rabbit doesn't have a tail," Heather said.    

Now rabbit was horrified.

"It's ok,   we love you just the way you are.  Let's be friends instead of teasing each other. "

We all have our differences, but it doesn't make us any lesser.  What a world it would be if we saw the good in people instead of what makes them different.
Sssshhhh don't tell anyone.  leave a comment and you might win a small jointed animal.  If you don't have a Google account, then email me

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The woods seemed oddly quiet and Marriah decided to check things out.  She was curious about the pumpkin house and if it was still there or had vanished.  From the trees, she could see the glow coming from the pumpkin house.
It was all set up for Halloween with those phoney skeletons and even a black cat.  She assumed that it was going to be a haunted house used to scare boys and girls.  She crept closer to peek in one window.
She could see a shelf with strange things like jars filled with eyeballs, fairy dust and hearts.  She looked the other way and there sat that same witch.   She thought she should stop peeking in the window and introduce herself.
Just as she reached the door, a movement caught her eye and sent her running.
One of the skeletons suddenly stood up!  Marriah  threw up her hands and ran.  She stopped long enough to look back briefly and saw the witch and the skeleton riding the black cat.
She fainted dead away.
The old witch sat down on her front porch and held her skeleton pal.  She enjoyed frightening the Hitty's away so she could live alone.   The Hitty's were always laughing and trying on clothes, something this old witch hated.
Marriah revived and ran back to the Hitty house and vowed never to go into the dark woods again.

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Hittys had been hearing building sounds coming from the deep woods.  Two brave ones decided to go and check the noises out.  They walked  thru the woods until they came upon a clearing surrounded by a white fog.  There, in the center was a large orange building.
                                             " Oh, check this out!"   Hitty Hanna exclaimed.

She pushed the door open and stepped inside.   She wanted to see what the inside of this strange house looked like.

"I don't think it is a good idea,"  Hitty Mariah warned.  "We shouldn't trespass ."

Just then, Mariah heard a weird and frightening sound.  

"Eeeeks, it's a witch on her magic brush! "  Mariah squealed.   " Run Hannah, run!"

But it was too late,   the witch had landed her magic brush and Hannah was trapped inside.
Ezmeralda was going to check out the caulking job on the door and windows.  She had no idea the girls were there.  Mariah had to do something to help Hannah get out of the house.

"Hey you!   Yeah you witch.   You can't catch me!"  Marriah called as she ran off

The witch laughed and chased after her.  
As the witch chased her, Hannah quickly ran out of the house.  Lucky for Marriah, she was able to vanish in the white fog .  She and Hannah swore they would never trespass again, at least not until next time!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

I have been reading Art Dolls Quarterly and decided to enter their Black and White Challenge.  I am still debating over what to call her.  Ophelia, Leilah or Angelena are my final choices.  Angelena came about when I dressed her and she struck the famous Angelina Jolie pose with her shapely leg sticking out of the split in her gown.  

She is  ball jointed for more play   She stands alone and can sit  quite nicely too.  She is wearing a long black and white crocheted evening gown.  I am calling the entry, "Not just Black and White."  Black and white to me is unwavering and unwilling to see others ideas.  As an artist, I see many of the shades in between plain black and white.  I am a self taught artist so I frequently bend the rules, to make things more pleasing.  Many times, I do things others say are impossible.  I can do them, because I never learned they were impossible. There are no failures, just reasons to not repeat that process again.

My entry,  (yet unnamed), is carved from Basswood. She represents my view on a black and white world. She represents my beliefs that the world is not simply black and white.  The shocking pink boa and silky painted short catsuit show how some things are definitely not black or white, but can still coexist with them.

I used the pink boa and silkie short cat suit as the something unexpected.

Let me know what you think about her name choices.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Catching up on carving

I have carved and sold a lot of items since entering a post.  Here is a photo journal of some things already gone to new homes.

I carved several to look like the owners cats,  Those are always challenging.

Here are some things that as of right now are still available.

This black cat in black glossy boots thinks she is a Glamour Puss.   If you have ever owned a cat, you will agree that almost all cats feel that they are far superior to humans and of course dogs.   She stands with ears just a bit over 6 1/2 inches.  She wears Hitty sized dresses.  This one is a vintage dress I purchased at a doll show in Oklahoma City, Ok.   I crocheted the next one.

 Kim Kardashian has nothing on Pamela, the first "Glamour Puss" !
I like the way this crocheted one plays off the color of her eyes.   She is ball jointed in her head, shoulders, elbows, hips and knees.  Her tail has 5 ball joints so it can twitch and move.   I plan to do more of these "Glamour Puss's "  

I am also working on another figure for the Nativity scene.  She will be holding a rug and is a weaver in the local market .   

I wanted the legs to look like real trees.  I think it looks like real bark.  If time allows, she will get a loom.   

If you see something you like, just email me at  

The Mountain Get Away

The past few months have become a blur.  Time has been flying by me.  We finally have the small trailer on the Mountain land.  We have electricity, a working well but still need to complete the septic hookup.  I thought you might like to see the land as it was and is right now.
The second photo is the driveway after we cleared it.  We forgot to take photos when a 4 wheeler could barely get down.  the last one is where the small trailer will go.

The mountains around us during late fall.   I love it!
Our little mountain retreat and turnaround area.
Plenty of parking and a turnaround .  There will be a small herb garden out front of the trailer.

One day, we hope to build a real cabin below in the cleared area.
We moved dirt from the area where we are digging a pond to make the turnaround.  It doesn't look like much right now, but remember, it was only a trail into the land before.  We have moved tons of dirt and rock and small boulders like this one.  
The pond is beginning to shape up.
Now that the weather has turned cold, we will have more time to carve.   Yeah!  

Can you imagine a carving rendezvous here someday?    It is finally beginning to look like a retreat we can enjoy.