A Santa Army.

You don’t want to mess with Santa. No, really, you don’t. Don’t let those rosy cheeks and kind eyes fool you. He has an army on his side– a whole slew of Christmas characters and woodland creatures who have his back. It could get messy…and glittery. It’s best to just be nice to the man in red and his cohorts.

Here’s a whole batch of Santas and some of his best buds. They’re my last Christmas dolls for 2013 and they’ve made their way to my Etsy shop. (Click the photo below to be taken directly to my etsy shop.)

Here are some photos of this rowdy bunch!

Thanks for looking! I hope these little guys have made you smile! Let the Christmas Countdown begin!

“Harvest Time”

Please join me for this month’s “Harvest Time” web sale. Three OOAK pieces will be available. Web sale begins at 10 am (EST), Aug. 5th. (Click the above banner or visit my For Sale page.) Don’t forget to mark your calendar for next month’s sale, always on the 5th of each month. Next month’s theme is “Something Wicked”. Visit my Calendar to see upcoming web sale themes.

Scenes From the Workroom

For the last few weeks, my workroom has been buzzing with activity as I prepare for the Berea Craft Festival coming up in July. It’s a good thing I tend to work well under pressure! Here are a few scenes from my very busy workroom. These aren’t beautiful shots of a clean workspace; they’re photos of a real working home studio which sees use every single day.

My To-Do List–it keeps me on track.

My Work Table — several projects in various stage of completion.

Please give me a face.”

Swirls of paint on an old plate–just peel the paint off & wash!

Fabric selection! One of my favorite parts of the doll-making process.

Legs hanging to dry.

This is a sneak peek of two of the dolls you will see at the Berea Craft Festival July 8-10. I’m working on a series of these painted ladies with quilt blocks as a central theme. They’re beautiful in person & the blocks are based upon typical quilt blocks found in many quilts made in Appalachia & other areas.

I hope you’ll come see the whole collection! I’ll have many new dolls to offer during the festival. If you’re interested in making the show, please visit www.bereacraftfestival.com for more information. The festival will feature 120 artists from 20 states exhibiting hand-made art & crafts.

October PFATT Marketplace!

The two little cuties below are available here on the October PFATT Marketplace. They’re paperclay dolls built on papermache cones & can be used as either a free-standing doll or small tree topper. Free shipping (for US citizens) is available on all items¬† at the PFATT Marketplace. Don’t forget to look at the beautiful art that’s now available there. There’s some mighty fine work on those pages!

Each doll is $75.oo. Visit PFATT Marketplace to purchase or use the contact form at the top of the page to email me.

(Happy FALL!)