Thursday, July 23, 2009


Rag a Muffin Pixies are now in my Etsy Shop

Four soft sculpture dolls, made from Swiss Cotton, painted in several layers of white acrylic paint, white gloss topcoat. Faces are painted with inks and chalk, yarn hair, and each Pixie is dressed in antique laces, with embroidered lace pantaloons. These dolls are made in a primitive fashion with movable arms, jointed with buttons.

Felted shoes hand sewn with a blanket stitch, floss laces
Check out my Etsy Shop for an assortment of Faeries, Elves, Pixies, and Mermaids

Monday, July 20, 2009


I live in the country surrounded by four little villages, each one has special shops and wonderful places to eat.
My mother is half English, so everyday she has tea, I grew up loving afternoon tea!

My favorite tea house is in the Village of Mt. Dora.

I enjoy going often and strolling the Victorian streets of this quaint village.

Today I passed by this blue bike, that has grown into the garden, I spied a scurrying of lace and pointed ears.

I enter the Garden Gates foyer and see my favorite spot to sit.

Placing a order of ice tea, and pastries, I sit back and enjoy the girlishness of the atmosphere. White Lace, tea stained Lace, white dishes and lots of flowers fill my view.

I looked back at the table and a small white Pixie popped a sugar cube in my tea! Thank you, she curtsied and winked, and off she went.

I looked towards the kitchen and saw four Pixies dressed in lace.

The waitress delivered my pastries, and told me about the Garden Gate Pixies, they were the official goodies testers, and they earned their keep by polishing silver.

I just love their little pink shoes, which keep them very quiet, as they run around the house.

So, if you get to go to the Garden Gate Tea House in Mt. Dora, look for the Rag a Muffin Pixes,

they will probably try to sneak sugar cubes in your tea, they want everyone to be sweet!

Friday, July 17, 2009


If you go east in Florida, past the sugary beaches, out past the Bimini Islands, you will sail into magical blue water. The Bahama Bank is turquoise, dotted with little jewels, white sand below the surface, red starfish dance, lobsters parade

This is where I watched the Whale Riders, metallic tales glinting in the sun

The Fish grow very large in this watery paradise. The mermaid riders can be seen leaping and racing, below the surface gigantic Sting Rays perform a ballet, flying like birds

As a Sailor and Floridian, I chose Water Elements for the ADO Challenge, and recreated the Whale Riders, for everyone to enjoy!

Dolls are all soft sculpture, with paper clay overlays, painted in layers of acrylic paint

frothy tulle, sprinkled with Bahama Shells and lots of sparkles

Check out all the 4 Element Blogs this weekend

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


This summer I participated in my very first swap, I was so excited to find out that Jamie Lott over at PeachStreet Primitives was going to be my swap partner

Jamie is a fabulous primitive doll artist, check out her beautiful blog at

She sent me this Sea Horse Girl, the day she arrived we sat on the porch and sipped lemonade

She is so unique, and Jamie's style of dollmaking just thrills me

She now sits on my studio work desk, where I can marvel at her everyday
Thank you Jamie, I now have my first Primitive doll

Friday, July 10, 2009


Five little 7 inch soft sculpture Blue Pixies in my Etsy shop
Ready to Fly
All dressed up

Adopt a Pixie

Pixies in the house, always brings good luck

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Florida has many tropical plants, my favorite is the Plum Bago, it grows very wild and very large, with its tiny blue flowers, it has a nesting look

I approached this large plant slowly, one afternoon and found pixies buzzing around the flowers

Pretty blue ladies, with delicate wings

What a prefect place to live, plenty of green leaves to nestle into, and blue nectar to drink

Summer time in Florida is such a magical place

These little Blue Pixies will be in my Etsy Shop Friday

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Happy 4th, a busy weekend for most, picnics, the beach
I'm also busy, working marine dispatch all weekend

But these three spindly Sprite Faeries are keeping me entertained

I hung some red ribbons from the ceiling and the acrobatics started happening

swinging, and cartwheeling

Tilly, Tootsie and Tina, will keep me smiling all weekend

All three Sprite Faeries can be found in my Etsy shop