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I don’t want to be seen

After finishing “Braving the Wilderness” by Brene Brown, I’ve been examining issues of vulnerability and connection. The desire to be truly seen requires vulnerability according to Brown and a willingness to brave that wilderness of reveals the whole self no matter the consequences in order to fully connect as humans. Scary stuff right- show the […]


52 Projects #14 Worry Doll

Worry? Who me? Cloud over my head… I started this small fellow who is a bit bigger than the the size of my hand a couple of weeks ago. He languished in a basket with some other dolls until last evening. I new he needed the bells for comic relief as his mouth is tense […]


52 Projects #6

<a href=””>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> (bloglovin can’t seem to find my blog, guess I have to do this again, ugh.   I’m a week ahead. Because I feel better and because this “me doll” is my portrait for a rogue’s gallery at our next show.  I had to go rogue with my portrait too, […]


Happy 2017

Happy 2017. My word for the year is collaboration. The Superhero is retired and we will be spending more time together making all sorts of things. In honor of our collaboration it felt only fitting to make two muses to move us forward. Meet Fofark Lovebug and Frances “pinky” McIntyre.  Fo owns a coffeehouse-Fo’s French […]


Gifts for friends 

I ❤️ to make gifts for friends. I know that part of my heart is in each one and even if my friends don’t always like them, they know my heart was in it. My gift is freely given and if it doesn’t resonate they can pass it along to the person whom it may […]


Studio doings 

Designing and stitching imaginary creatures for the holiday fair. Each softie will have a tag so the child who receives it will know it’s their creature to define and name. Imaginary play making is the goal. They also appeal to the big kid in me. And to some of you, who have commented to me. […]


My animal

Making as always, some new dolls for the Gallery gift shop. “My Animal”. Each one will be slightly different so a child can decide what kind  of animal they want it to be. I like the idea of no preconceptions.  Is it an owl?  A bear? A cat? Or a animalope? Soft and cuddly for […]


Dolls and stars

Dolls and Stars. That’s what’s on my worktable. The elves are making away. Meet Edwina.  She’s a bookworm and wears really big glasses.  Her backside is as colorful as her front.  She keeps a tiny book close to her heart. More about her to come. But she feels pretty jazzy to me.  The elves have […]