Anne of Green Gables doll

Anne of Green Gables cloth doll

I love making dolls from my favorite books. I’ve made a few Anne dolls over the years but this one made up in my new art doll design is my favorite. I just think she’s so cute and spunky looking!

Anne of Green Gables cloth doll

I made her outfit to be the first nicer, still plain, dress that Marilla made her instead of her straight from the orphanage togs. She has a crisp new pinafore and nice sensible dark blue dress with pintucks and not … More

Summer groove

I thought I was pressing my luck to take my tween and teen out on some outings this weekend that they’d have loved as toddlers but not as much anymore and was pleasantly surprised everyone was happy and enjoying themselves! That’s the magic of Summer I guess, everyone reverts to being a kid.


I was having a panic that I’d overbooked our Summer but, we’re slowing down now, and I’m really looking forward to our vacation and a lazy rest … More

too much sweet

japanese candy

japanese candy

handmade toys

I don’t know what happened to us this Summer. We had really kicked it into healthy gear around here last Spring and I thought we’d for sure be able to keep it up all Summer… lots of fresh veggies, eating right out of our garden, lots of home cooking but instead we were super slackers. Our garden was kind of a flop. We got really lazy with cooking. We’re totally back on the chocolate. We need to get this train … More

rainy morning

A nice rainy day can be just the ticket for getting things done. Two weeks into school and I've given up my Summer lovin and am ready for a nice Fall cool down. I want to do some knitting!

and I finally finished my summer blockbuster reading so I'm ready to get back to work. Why didn't anyone tell me The Passage was a series? Very unsatisfying ending!!… More

I’ve got a theme!

Just a week in and school is humming along very nicely. I've had a chance to clear the cobwebs from my brain and have a creative thought or two. I'm working on a new set of embroideries and a quilt design and maybe some new photograph prints on the same theme. Something a little (or a lot!) like this.

handmade doll

Reading and books, very much on my mind right now! I wonder why 🙂… More