The Devil Made Us Do It

I’d like to personally invite you to attend the opening reception of, The Devil Made Us Do It, Depictions of Satan in Kentucky Folk Art. Curated by the Kentucky Folk Art Center, this exhibit examines how the character of the devil has been portrayed by generations of self-taught artists from Kentucky. My own carefully made piece, “The Root of All”, will be included in the exhibition. I encourage you to come look at the piece for yourself. Photos really do not capture the detail of my imaginings of Satan.


The opening reception will be on Thursday, September 29th from 5:30-7:30 P.M. If you can’t attend the reception, “The Devil Made Us Do It”,  will be up through Monday, November 28, 2016. For more information, visit the Event page on Facebook,  or call the Kentucky Folk Art Center at 606.783.2204.


Kentucky Crafted Sneak Peek!











To see more sneak peeks from my fellow Kentucky Crafted artists and crafters search #kycrafted on social media! Visit this page to learn more about the event, purchase tickets in advance or register as a buyer for Friday’s wholesale/trade day.

Jolly, A Christmas Bunny in Shades of Red


Meet Jolly. Jolly is 17″ tall from the tip of her hat to her toes. She’s been made of muslin & is stuffed with fiberfill. This sweet Christmas bunny has 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. Jolly has an embroidery thread loop attached making her suitable for hanging. She may sit with assistance & her knees are sewn through.

JollyFace JollyProfile JollyHand

Jolly’s face has been painted with a variety of media. Her nose has been needle-sculpted. Those sweet lop ears are attached separately. Jolly has needle-sculpted hands as well. She sports painted brown boots with detailed laces & painted, eyelet lace socks!

JollyFabric JollyBodice JollyBoots

Jolly’s blouse is sewn from taupe osnaburg & features hand-stitching at the neckline, sleeves & back. Her hat is constructed from polka dot 100% cotton fabric & features a warm & natural batting edge.  It is attached with straight pins. Jolly’s skirt is made of Moda fabric in a pretty red print & features hand-stitching along the hem.


Jolly is now available on Ebay. Click here to view or bid.

A Curly-headed Little Red Riding Hood


Sometimes you just need another person in your wolf pack.

I’m sure this familiar duo needs no introduction. This curly haired Little Red is 14.5 inches from head to toe, while her little friend measures 6 inches top to bottom. She has been made of muslin & stuffed with fiberfill. She’s been hand-painted & sanded a couple of times, giving her a lovely, aged patina. Little Red has an embroidery loop attached making her suitable for hanging or she may sit with assistance. Her knees are sewn through making her a great shelf sitter. She’s been sealed with a combination of glossy & matte sealers so that she may be lightly dusted after display.

CurlyRedFace CurlyRedProfile CurlyRedHand

Little Red’s face has been painted with a variety of media. Her nose & bottom lip have been needle-sculpted by hand giving her a pouty look. Her hands have been needle-sculpted as well. She sports brown painted gloves. She also sports brown boots with red laces & tan socks.

CurlyRedBodice CurlyRedFabric CurlyRedBoots

Little Red’s blouse is made of white muslin. It features hand-gathered sleeves & hand-stitching around the neckline and back. It is finished off with tiny black buttons at the neckline. Her cape is made from dark red polka dot fabric, while her skirt is an muted blue & brown ticking stripe. The hem is hand-stitched & Little Red’s cape ties with two chocolate ribbons.


CurlyRedWolf CurlyRedBag CurlyRedSitting

Little Red’s charming purse has been made of dark brown wool. It features embroidery in shades of blue & red & a huge, vintage, mother of pearl button on the front. 


Her curly hair is brown, 100% mohair. It has been applied with light glue for extra security & needle-felting. It has been parted & pulled to the side. Little Red is available on Ebay. She will end July 19th at 9:15 PM EST. Click here to view or bid.