Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Just completed making my seal into a pattern and going to post in my new store at Yatimi. Also putting up the little Cardholder Fairy I made for the Museum Show last year. Haven't really promoted the new shop yet, since I don't have much on it, HOWEVER sold a pattern already, so think it's gonna work out! (Big smiles)

Sunday, June 19, 2011


I was asked if I could make a small seal for a friend's collection a while back. I've dabbled around the past few months trying to come up with something unique...looked at pics on the internet of seals, made sketches, etc. She said a favorite color was purple, and I could do whatever I wanted. Well, I came across a purple, leopard print last week, and I had seen pictures of leopard seals....voila! I was on my way. Took a couple of attempts (OK 4) to get the position I wanted, with the head up. My first thought was to have the seal with a ball...but as we all know I am still stuck on Steampunk, so as things progressed, my seal, morphed a bit from the original plan.
It now has purple goggles on it's head, a metal button attaching it's tail, little metal discs, on back and front fins, and a clock on it's chest, along with other stuff.
The ball didn't work out, but since it had a little mouth, and I had a little metal fish to put in it...that worked. Friend loved, him & so do I, so next week he will be a pattern in case anyone is interested: he's about 8" long.


I have used Picturetrail, for a long time, so when they offered a new online shop, I decided to give it a try. It's easy to use (perfect for me), so am little by little starting to put stuff there. Right now just have patterns, but as time permits, will be adding more. Maybe I will also have my web site back up soon...am making progress. I think I'm just going to have dolls & patterns there however, and use this place for more things:


Do to popularity of Gruff, plus the fact I still had my stuff out, I decided to make another dog, which turned into making 2 dogs, and a mouse...I am so easily led astray! Dog#1 is a bit larger than Gruff, and is sitting...so he looks like he's keeping an eye on things, or perhaps begging, which is more like our real dogs. This guy doesn't have a name yet, so that will be for whoever winds up owning him...oh yes, this too will go onto my new online shop at Yatimi.
#2 dog turned out to look rather "poodle-ish" and needed to be named Fritz. He turned out lower in the front so looked like he was after something....a ball???? Nah, poodles were trained to hunt, so Fritz, is after a very tiny (less than an inch long) mouse named Moose. I had just a bit of clay left & as mentioned am easily led astray, so.....
Anyway, Moose has piece of chain for a tail, cut off pieces of ear rings for ears, and legs attached with screws. Even has little metal teeth. Moose is a mighty little mouse!

Friday, June 3, 2011


Finally: Pete's Complete. Making these patterns the past few weeks, I have learned a whole lot, and I finally think I've got it! Also thanks to help of tech guys, who have been trying to help me with my Web Site...which is still not up, but that's another story. And as usual I find I have plenty of stuff to keep me occupied! Anyway, those who are interested in Pete email me!
Now it's time to pick wild asparagus, and get off my rear for a while!