Sunday, July 31, 2011


When hubby took a nose dive down the stairs, had to go to hospital for cat scan. Since anything hospital involves lots of waiting, I grabbed the seal I was working on for making the pattern, and stuck needle & pins in him, so I could have something to do while waiting. What a great idea!!!! He makes a great little pin cushion! I gave him button eyes, quilting thread whiskers, and a ball on his nose to put needles in. I like having my needles & pins together but separate, so this works for me. Now since I've had a couple of requests, have the pattern to put up in my shop with both versions. Then gonna make one for my sister-in-law who is a quilter.

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Due to interest (I'm so happy to say), made a new Steampunk Mermaid with photos so I could write up the pattern. Someday maybe I'll get better at this...takes me all day just to write the pattern...BUT today she is complete. I also wrote up the fish as another pattern. That way folks have a choice of just making the Mermaid, the Fish, or a complete scene like my original. I'll probably ad more to this new one, but wanted to get the pattern written first. Now just need to put them in my Yatimi shop! Then get back to harvesting the veggies now ready in the garden.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


YES...AND STEAMPUNK FISH! Which is where this all began...seeing the fish on my shower curtain. Since you can't make just one, wound up with several, then decided they needed a Mermaid to hang with, and needed to hang on a 15 inch quilted square. Mermaid wound up with metal ribbon hair, lace bustier, and tail made in sections held with brads, so it's movable. Fish are painted fabric, with fins from leftovers from dragonflies...embellished with metal pieces for eyes, mouths, etc. When will I get over this steampunk stuff? I dunno!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Guess I'll have to make him some doggie bones now! Was really surprised to find his picture in an ad for a new publication, all about Steampunk. I had suggested to the editor of Soft Dolls & Animals earlier this year, that there was a lot of interest in steampunk so maybe they should consider a challenge. That led to my sending an article to be published along with my steampunk dolls, for the Nov. issue. The new "special" publication will include all sorts of steampunk from dolls, to fashion, paper art, home decor, etc. etc. Can't wait to see it...proud they took my suggestion and went way beyond!