Please also see my fairy illustrations.
See more of my pet paintings at Cat-Paintings.com and Dog-Paintings.com.
Lemon curd is a sweet and sour pudding that can be spread between cakes and cookies, or used as an ingredient in other dessert recipes.
Easy-to-make cookie cutters using items easily found in hardware stores: aluminum strip (or flashing), scissors, and epoxy putty.
When my kids were young, I started Christmas cards at the beginning of October. Why that early? Because I was nuts. I was a stay-at-home mom who freelanced, which translated into four or five hours of sleep a night and sleep-deprivation migraines at least once a week. But I loved making cards. My first card […]
Postcards and photos from before and after the Halifax Explosion
Selected ink drawings from Inktober 2017.
A sampling of drawings from the first year I participated in Inktober.
How to make three styles of doll blouses with one easy pattern.
Two versions of a very easy to make ballerina skirt for your fashion doll.
A flower fairy dressed in ruffled clothing lands on a poppy in full bloom.
How to make fairy figures out of polymer clay, wire and wool roving. I originally made these to hang outdoors during Halloween, but mostly they live in my china cabinet.
How to make a star gourd birdhouse with a drill, mini hand saw, and a cured hard gourd.
A dark-haired fairy balances on the stalk of a blooming pink bleeding heart.
Make steampunk or mad hatter hats from poster board, or adorable mini top hats from scrap-booking paper for your patient pet.
Cut a five pointed star with a single snip of your scissors, just like Betsy Ross!
This project is for a thrift-store doll find, not an heirloom doll. This doll was headed to the trash bin. If you need to restore a doll of value, find a reputable doll restorer.
Print out this free coloring page to help educate younger children learn about their allergic classmates.
I never really got the hang for knitting. The only knitting project I ever tackled was a scarf, which in the end became a heptagon-shaped potholder. But I love looking (and feeling) different types of fiber. Look at how beautiful this particular fiber is! It’s made up of silk and wool and alpaca that was […]
Watch this time lapse watercolor painting of a tiny fairy hiding in a clump of cherry blossoms.
Much to my black cats’ dismay, orange cats remain my favorite painting subject. To make matters worse, I vacuumed all their black fur off of this rug before I started painting…
Bubbles swirl around three young fairies. One of the fairies has a pin, and she’s not afraid to use it.
What color bicycle would your cat want to ride? My orange tabby wanted a purple bike. But when it came time to color the scarf, I put it up for a vote.
Make your own butterfly fairy night light to keep you company at night. Or, if you are in a bit of a silly mood, make an American Gothic Chimp night light!
This project could also be adapted for children by using colored paper to make Easter place mats. But I used an old plaid baby’s blanket to make an Easter Bunny table runner.
When you trace the design on this print out, you can adapt and color the cat to match you own pet.
Two Ragdolls, Daisy Blue and Boris Sugarpuffs, won one of my stuffed Count Catula pillows. Read Daisy’s interview of me here!
Two Lynx Point Siamese cats, Rufus and Earlene, were lucky enough to move out of a feral cat colony and into a loving home. Visit this post to see my paintings of them!