Monday, September 28, 2009


We are having a bumper crop of Spider Lilies this year. Apparently they are known as cluster amaryllis in Japan and bloom around the autumn equinox everywhere. They are also known as Surprise Lilies and, of all things, Naked Ladies. The leaves come up in spring and resemble monkey grass/liriope, which grows everywhere here. By the time the flowers appear, the leaves are long gone, hence some of the more colorful common names. I have read that they are sterile, but I have laid the spent flowers where I wanted to plant them, and gotten results the next year.

Moose, making sure he is perfectly groomed. Along with all the "beauty sleep" he gets, he makes for one handsome dude.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Breaking Traditions 2009

Debut of 2009 exhibition at the American Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan, September 25 - 27.
Theme: Home
Entry fees benefit "A Place to Bark," a pet rescue program.
Here are closeups of my two pieces in the show:
Boris & Natasha is 7 th from left, up 3 from bottom.
Dancing in the Moonlight is bottom row, 2nd from left.
An online catalog will be up soon.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

School Days - A Blast from the Past

Here's my entry for this month's Handmade Louisiana Craft along: Custom clothing.

Custom made jumper and blouse for my daughter when she was about 8. The fabrics were just too cute to pass up. A matching vest and clip on bowtie for her 5 year old brother. I woke up one morning and they were grown.. How did THAT happen?

New Scarves

the one directly above is sold!

Not great photos. One of the top two is already sold, and the others are available at Delicious Art. Not local? Contact me and I will make arrangements.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Equal Time!

Boris in the yard.
Moose in his favorite cat bunker.

More scarves coming soon!

Friday, September 18, 2009

More Scarves

Made today in a class at Delicious Art. they were eventually dried, ironed and stamped.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

This can't be comfortable!

Note the tummy hanging down between the CPU and the monitor.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Craft Along Voting Time!

Vote for your favorite piece in Handmade Louisiana's first ever Craft Along. Theme: Louisiana Life. You can even vote for my piece, shown below. Here's the link to the poll:

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Handmade Louisiana

There's a new team on the block (well, in the state): Handmade Louisiana. All the members create hand made art or fine craft or sell vintage items. Huge variety of items: rustic to sophisticated, and using pretty much any material you can think of: glass, wood, wire, fabric, wax, ad infinitum. And My etsy shop is profiled Monday, Sept 7 on our blog:

Come visit us, y'all!