Thursday, October 7, 2010

Puggy the Pug Puppy

Here is a close up of this cute little guy. He is as tall as his hat, 6".

Time for Halloween Fun

We have a saying in our home: "Once school starts in the fall, it's Christmas." Our family loves to get together for any holiday. With 5 autumn birthdays, Halloween and Thanksgiving, we are quite busy with celebrations in the fall. Right now we are busy decorating for Halloween. As promised, I will give an early preview of my Pfatt listings each month. These two little cuties will be for sale on PFATT, (or Primitive Folk Art Trinkets and Treasures Marketplace) beginning on October 10. Please check them out: Please contact me for more pictures and prices.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Got the Blues?

Here are two little guys who have the blues...but in a good way. As promised, I am giving you a preview of what I will have for sale on September 10 on PFATT. (Primitive Folk Art Trinkets and Treasures...Wow that is a mouthful, No wonder they use initials.) I call these two, Lavender Blue and Dilly Dilly. Note that Dilly Dilly has a turn up nose which is supposed to mean, "Good Luck". I will email those of you on my list a reminder on to check out the site on the 10th. There are so many fabulous artists represented. Thanks for stopping by. I would love to hear from you.

Monday, August 9, 2010

What is a Picayune Pachyderm?

Here is a preview of my two little white mohair friends who will be offered for sale this month on the Primitive Folk Art Trinkets and Treasures website. PFATT is updated on the 10th or each month or tomorrow. Miss Mousie comes in her own china teapot. Pinky the Picayne Pachyderm, or small elephant, wears a jumpsuit to match his ear lining. For more information or to purchase, send me an email or make a comment.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Little Bear's Pictures

Here is little bear. He doesn't like to make an appearance undressed so he is blushing a bit. Information is below.

Primitive Folk Art Trinkets and Treaures

Today must be July 10 as the new PFATT came out last night. (That would be Primitive Folk Art Trinkets and Treasures Marketplace for those of you who are initial challenged like I am. What is lol anyway?) But I digress. I just sat and enjoyed the many artist's listings while drinking my morning coffee. All of the artists are spectacular. My personal friends are Robin Seeber of Outside the Box; Nancy Malay; Folk Art Originals and Pam Gracia of Soft in the Head- don't you love that title? I do not know Wendy Meagher of Whendi's bears but I love her work and I think that you will, too. I have 2 patriotic bears listed as mentioned before and pictured in this blog somewhere. I think the little one is cute and so old looking. I, greatly, distressed him and stuffed him the old fashioned way with excelsior. What do you think? Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Happy 4th of July

I've designed many bears over the years, but my favorites are still USS TEDDY and his First Mate. They will always remind me of my early years traveling to the many ports that the US Navy sent my parents and me. My Dad and Mother are now both buried in Arlington National Cemetery where they will forever be a reminder of their patriotism to out country. Today, I would like to share with you part of an email that I received from one of my best friends from high school. (Norview High School, Class of 1956) Helen Heath Allsbrook writes: "Isn't it wonderful that we have the privilege of living in America where we can enjoy all the blessings living in freedom brings to us. Happy Independence Day. Have a happy and safe July 4th. Gob Bless America. Thanks to our troops, past and present and their families." Helen's words reflect my feelings, as well.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

God Bless America

I was going to title this posting as, "Is anyone out there?" I was reluctant to start a blog as I couldn't imagine anyone being interested in what I have to say. I started it anyway and got a few followers but very few responses. I decided to keep the blog going for myself and should I pick up a few interested readers, so much the better. As we prepare for the 4th of July weekend, I am completing 2 mohair patriotic primitive bears. They will be listed for sale on PFATT on July 10. They even come with their own drums. I hope that you like them.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Panda, Poddle and Pug

It's been a busy month. I am developing new designs with a more primitive look. I have had fun making some critters using other artist's patterns, as well. This is so much easier than designing new guys.The April issue of PFATT Marketplace was just released. I have a Panda, Pug and Poodle listed. I think that they all sold on the first morning. I will try and give you a preview of next month's offerings. As soon as I know, you will know. My website is finally updated and I am thinking about giving it up. It's expensive to maintain and there are so many other free outlets such as this blog and Facebook.Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

PFATT Marketplace was released today.I have this little white bunny listed along with a couple of other cuties.To view them go to:
Please visit all the other artists offerings, as well. I am just amazed at all the beautiful work in one place. My personal friends are: Robin Seeber; Outside the Box Primitives, Pam Gracia; Soft in the Head, Nancy Malay and Ginny Diezel. I do not know Whendi Meagher but I love her work. She has a wonderful bunny listed this month.I hope to meet the other artists as time goes by.I admire their work very much.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sharing Designs

The Mid Atlantic Quilt show is now just a happy memory. I enjoyed seeing so many old friends and meeting many new ones, as well. I came home inspired by all the fabrics and designs that were featured at the show.One very talented artist, Vickie Clontz, shared a lovely old time bunny pattern with me. I made him up in pink wool felt as you can see here. Vickie is allowing me to sell her pattern in kit form and to sell the finished product, too.Check him out on Pfatt Marketplace Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The March Hare

March 1 is almost here and I am thinking bunny rabbits. I am very excited about an on-line class that I will be taking from the well known artist, Nancy Malay.We will be making this adorable rabbit from paper clay. I have never used clay before and am looking forward to this new adventure. The class starts on Tuesday,March 2nd. Nancy is not only a great artist but a wonderful teacher, as well.If you are interested in the class, more information can be found on the Joggles website or:

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Quilt Show

The Mid Atlantic Quilt show is nearly here. It will be held at the Hampton Convention Center February 24-28. I will be teaching 2 bearmaking classes, actually, one bear and one rabbit.Here are their pictures. Both classes are full but I hope that you will visit me in my booth #1312

Monday, February 1, 2010

Arts a Flutter

"Take me home, please." says this little bunny who is listed on the on-line magazine, Arts a Flutter, which was released this morning. I hope that you will check out all the beautiful items listed by all the artists.
The early rises bought some of my things but a few cuties are still available. Check with me on the prices as some are listed a little higher that usual.
Also free shipping to you, my Blog people.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Storm is Over

Everything is so beautiful today after the all day snow storm yesterday.I know that you folks up north are shaking your heads in dismay. Here is Virginia, however, we are thrilled as snow is so rare here. I finally got UGA off the porch. I guess that he was not as thrilled as I was.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Mad Hatter's Hat

I love the story of Alice in Wonderland and all the kooky characters.I was inspired to make a little rabbit to sit in the Mad Hatter's Hat. You can read all about him in the new Arts a Flutter which will come out on February 1.
He is number one of this design. His prototype is living with a friend in Albuquerque. Let me know if you want to purchase him in advaxcne of the Flutter release. I'll send more pictures on request.

Snow and More

There is so much excitement here in Norfolk, VA. We are finally getting a huge snow storm. We are expecting at least a foot of snow. My only problem is getting my Bull Dog, UGA, to get off the porch. I listed some cuties on the Arts a Flutter site which is due out on February 1.
Here is a preview of 3 of them. Whoops, the jointed white elephant is sold but here they are anyway.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Another Elephant

When the January issue of PFATT Marketplace was published on Sunday, I had 3 little cuties for sale. Although they all sold right away, the most popular was the pink elephant. Here is another smaller elephant made from white mohair and trimmed in pink. If you are interested in purchasing her, please email me for details.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year
I just received my March issue of Soft Dolls and Animals Magazine. The pattern for one of my historical rag dolls, the Golly Wog, is published in the issue. Golly and Teddy have a long history of friendship. On the page facing my pattern is a beautiful doll by my dear friend, Robin Seeber.For Christams, Robin presented me with 2 of her most beautiful creations.Hopefully, I can post their pictures soon.I have 4 new bears for sale in the January issue Arts a Flutter which should some out sometime today. On Januasry 10, I will have another 3 bears for sale on PFATT. I am working on them now. I hope that one of them will be a Roly Poly Teddy. I have the idea in my heart but I have to transfer it to mohair. Stay tuned. I have added a catagory to my eBay store which is: Orphan Bears Looking For a Home. There you will find some of my prototypes and bears from my collection which are gathering dust. I want to thank all of you for your kindness during 2009. I continue to pray for peace on earth in 2010.