Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sponge Coral Bead Necklace

Necklaces have been an integral part of jewelry since the time of ancient civilizations.

The birth of necklaces is believed to be as old as the Stone Age, which is around 40,000 years old. NOT just a passing fad, eh?

This necklace was made with iris green glass seed beads, 10mm red sponge coral beads, 8mm turquoise beads, 8mm red carnelian beads, brass spacers, and there are even two handcarved red carnelian rabbit beads. A large rounded square and beautifully designed, purchased polymer bead as a vocal bead and little clam shell -type clapper dangles.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


From cool colors to hot falltime colors....I have started working on a different color scheme for the time being for potholders. These colors have always been popular color potholders for our customers. Perhaps with fall just a few months away, people start to think about gold, orange and red leaves and...Thanksgiving Dinners.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Little Visitor

Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle's nose went siffle, sniffle, snuffle and her eyes went twinkle, twinkle and she fetched another hot iron from the fire. ~ from a Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle by Beatrix Potter

This tiny toy hedgehog ...I thought was a Steiff, but since it does not have the trademark metal button in it's ear ...perhaps it is not. It still is a cute little hedgehog!

Monday, August 08, 2011

Old Mister Prickly Pin

A portrait of Mrs. Tiggy Winkle's uncle from 1902. This watercolor and pen and ink over pencil from the unpublished Book of Rhymes by Beatrix Potter.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Scene in a Skillet

Skillets are not just for frying in....Dorothy painted a serene scene with a little log cabin on this one.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Yet Another in Blue...

Here is yet a another potholder in shades of blue. Blue seems to be the color this ummer maybe because blue is a cool color on the color wheel and in this hot weather it looks refreshing like diving into a swimming pool. Stay, COOL !!

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Blue Wave Potholder

Shades of blue like an ocean wave in the tropics are the colors of this potholder.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Monday, August 01, 2011

Northern Lights

The Northern Lights have been captured by Dorothy on this hand painted saw blade. The lighthouse guides the ships in the crisp night air.