October 28, 2011

Featured Artist

 Yesterday I was featured artist on the Art Dolls Only Blog. Come over and read my story.

October 22, 2011


I ran into someone in my elevator this morning who told me they went on a tour of the Exhibition last night to learn about the hauntings. I was amazed, I had no idea the place was haunted. I'll have to try to get down there to check it out myself.
This is an excerpt from a blog post I found.
"The Canadian National Exhibition is notorious for giving people thrills on the midway, but now they’re also sending chills down their spines.
A paranormal research team spent 13 months investigating eight buildings on the grounds and found 24 ghosts recorded on electronic voice phenomenon (EVP). One of the most haunted buildings at the EX is Stanley Barracks, right across from the Direct Energy Centre.
“There were two men in the basement, one was named Bob and the other Dave,” researcher Richard Palmisano, who published Ghosts of the Canadian National Exhibition this year, said. “They were here when this was social housing and they did things that weren’t very good to other people.
“One of our medians was attacked with scratches down her back,” he said. “These are the risks we take.” To read more on the ghosts there and what they do read more here: Haunted Earth`s Ghost World: GHOSTS HAUNT THE CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION

Are there hauntings in your town? I'd love to hear about them.

October 13, 2011

Needle Felted WIPs

My Needle Felting friend Jolene Klassen promised me more WIP pics of some of her work so I can show it off on my blog.

She writes:
"Christmas tree ornaments have been whirling around me for a while. Mittens!
Teddy Bears! Gingerbread cookies! Angels!
What's special about these ornaments, if there are toddlers in the house, needle felted ornaments can fall from the tree and they won't break! Of course they are not toys.

Franklin the Clown - Franklin is my tag for a few of my dolls until I get to
know them, ;) he may become Lippy Later

...and Murphy the Monkey, a wanna-be sock monkey."

I think Jolene's a fabulous needle felter. I wish she was a couple thousand miles closer so I can get her to show me how she does it in person! Thanks for sharing Jolene!

October 10, 2011

ADO Ezine is out! and it's fabulous!!

I was expecting this launch at the end of September but couldn't find a link until this morning! I'm so excited! It's gorgeous!

See the ADO Ezine

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Publishing Software from YUDU

October 8, 2011

My latest hand puppet Goarson Loves his horns

This is my latest puppet, I still need to sew his arms on, but I'm off to enjoy an early Thanksgiving dinner with the family.

October 2, 2011

More Puppet Making

I have some renewed interest in my puppet pattern and almost all the puppets have been bought up from my shop. So I thought it would be fun to post another work in progress as I work to restock my shop along with a puppet tutorial I posted a while back.
You can purchase my puppet pattern here if you want to play along. I'll send it by email if you purchase it so it can be with you in minutes.

I'm making a red monster here. I think.
So far this is as far as I've gotten. I hope to continue with him today.  Here is his so far.

And I've changed my pattern and instructions from that of this original tutorial, but generally this is how I make them. Click on each photo to make it larger.

Making Hematite Star Flower Earrings