Woodland Inspired Critters…

A whole new batch of woodland inspired critters have packed their bags and traveled from my work shop all the way to the Appalachian Fireside Gallery in Berea, Kentucky. (Ok…so they had a liitttttllleee help from Fed Ex!)

These little fellows will add the perfect touch to your Christmas decor or your authentic Folk Art collection. Each item is one of a kind, made with love and attention to detail. AND you can feel great about purchasing any item from the Appalachian Fireside Gallery…they purchase directly from artists both locally and nation-wide.

Visit the gallery at 127 Main Street, Berea, Ky. And if you want to stay in contact with the shop, see some of the newest items and displays…”like” the Appalachian Fireside Gallery facebook page.

The latest items on Etsy.

Here are a just a few, and I mean a few, of the latest items I’ve added to my etsy shop. Just a little treat for the eyes! Each photo links to the available item in my shop.


PFATT Marketplace Update

It’s that time! Time for the PFATT Marketplace Update. It’s been awhile since I’ve offered anything on the site & I’m super happy to show you what I’ve made for this month’s update. It’s a Christmas in July theme over at the PFATT Marketplace, so if you’re dreaming of cooler weather, head over there at 1 PM EST today & feel the chill while browsing all the delightful Christmas offerings.

This is my offering this month on my PFATT Marketplace page:

An OOAK hand-painted 8 piece ornament set with matching keepsake gift box.

Don’t you just love it! These little guys are made of osnaburg fabric with quilt batting inside the layers. They’re painted to perfection with lots of shading & detail & are sealed with a matte sealant with added UV protection. You’ll get four Santas & four Reindeer & one little guy even has a red nose to light the way on Christmas night. They’re about 4-5″ tall & would look so lovely on your Christmas tree or dangling from a Christmas themed garland. These little fellows are signed & are for interior use only.

$55.00 + $7.00 insured shipping through USPS Priority mail. Just email me to purchase.

Make sure you visit the PFATT Marketplace & browse all the scrumptious Christmas art! There are lots of goodies to be had.

Little Believers

This is my new collection of Christmas ornaments. There are five angels in this set. They’re made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. I’ve painted & sanded these dolls numerous times & treated them to a series of paint washes to truly grime them up. They wear little floral print dresses which have been coffee/lavender bud/vanilla dyed. They do not smell, however. The bottom hem & arm sleeves have been finished with hand stitching. The neckline remains tattered & raw. Each little apron has been made of muslin & dyed. There is hand-stitching on the apron. They are tied to the dolls with jute twine. These little babies have wings made from antique drawer pulls found in a local antique shop. I’ve stained them lightly to enhance & warm the color of the wood. The backs of the drawer pulls have been decoupaged with Christmas carol sheet music from a vintage hymnal. They’ve been paint washed, stained & sealed lightly. Each set of wings has been tied securely to the angel with hemp twine which crosses in front.

Each little angel carries her own banner. I’ve stamped the message onto taupe card stock with chocolate ink. The letters are attached to hemp twine & simply tied to their hands. Each comes finished with a hemp hanger.

These little girls will be available as a set on eBay later on in the season.