Kentucky Crafted Sneak Peek!











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Berea Craft Festival ’14 Preview

It’s almost here! In less than two weeks, I’ll be packing up my studio and heading to the Berea Craft Festival in Berea, Ky. I love this event. I often boast about the atmosphere, the woods, the art, the renaissance dancers, the regional music, the flavors. But I swear I don’t think it’s possible to convey how cool the Berea Craft Festival is with just words and photos. It’s an experience. It has flavor. A flavor all its own.

This last week before the Berea Craft Festival, finds me pushing myself to complete new pieces. I always want to have new work to show those who visit my booth each year….new ornaments, new little critters. And new signed and numbered pieces too. Here’s just a sampling of some of the new work that is finished and photographed and packed away, waiting to travel to Indian Fort Theater soon. My worktable is full of items waiting for their last touches as well.

Enjoy! And if you’re looking for a great weekend July 11, 12 and 13, travel to Berea. You can visit the Craft Festival, tour the local shops in Berea, KY, including the Old Town artist community and you can visit the Kentucky Artisan Center, home to some of the very best art and crafts Kentucky has to offer. You don’t have to wander far in Berea to find a whole bunch of eye candy! Click here for more information or driving directions.

See you in Berea!

Rosetta, A Sweet Easter Angel Holding a Tiny Lamb


This is Rosetta. Rosetta is 16″ from the top of her head to her toes & has a wingspan measuring 9.5 inches. She has been made of muslin & is stuffed with fiberfill. Rosetta’s lower torso has been rag-stuffed & is lightly weighted so that she may sit nicely. She’s been hand-painted & sanded a couple of times, giving her a lovely, aged patina. She’s been sealed so that she may be lightly dusted after display. Rosetta’s knees are sewn through. She would look lovely perched upon a shelf or bookcase.

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Rosetta’s face has been painted with a variety of media. Her nose & bottom lip have been needle-sculpted by hand, giving her face a great bit of dimension & a beautiful little pout. She has needle-sculpted hands as well.  Rosetta wears painted boots with tan socks & detailed, taupe laces. Her hand-painted, muslin wings, which are attached by vintage mother of pearl button, have been machine-quilted & are heavily aged.

Her beautiful polka dot dress is 100% cotton. The hem is hand-stitched with brown thread. Rosetta’s blouse is sewn from taupe osnaburg & features hand-stitching at the neckline, sleeves & back. A vintage, grey, mother of pearl button adorns the neckline.


This adorable little fellow has been been made of muslin & fiberfill from five separate pieces. He’s been hand-painted & sealed & may be displayed on his own. His limbs are attached with vintage, mother of pearl buttons.


Rosetta’s black hair is 100% mohair. It has been applied with light glue for extra security & needle-felting. It is pulled to the side & left loose.

Rosetta will be ending on eBay Feb. 7 at 9:15 PM EST. Click here to view her!

La La, an Easter Lamb sure to make your Heart Squeal.


This sweet lady is La La. And she is as gentle as she looks. La La’s been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. She measures 14 tall from head to toe. La La can only sit with assistance or can hang as she has a hemp loop attached to her back. La La’s knees are sewn through. She’s been hand-painted & sanded a couple of times, giving her a lovely, aged patina. She’s been sealed with matte varnish with UV filter to ensure her longevity.

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La La’s face has been painted with a variety of media. Her ears have been quilted by hand. She sports painted brown boots with tan socks & mustard yellow laces.

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La La’s blouse has been made from white muslin. It features hand-gathered sleeves & hand-stitching around the neckline & back. It is finished off with a vintage mother of pearl button. Her colorful apron skirt is made out of a 100% cotton print! The hem features hand-stitching in a contrasting brown thread. La La’s blouse was treated to a lavender bud/coffee bath for a slightly aged appearance. It was then hand-washed & pressed.

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La La can sit with assistance only. She will not sit on her own. Her knees are sewn through allowing her to sit nicely on a shelf.

La La is available on Ebay. She will end Feb 15th at 9:15 PM EST. Click here to view or bid!