Wednesday, July 18, 2018


I have been having fun playing with making spun cotton figures.  It's not an easy process to get used to and it takes a long time to build up, but it's rewarding to see the results, when they are painted.  This is Orange Tabby and it is made from layers of cotton over an armature.  Orange tabby is just over 4 inches inches long x 1 3/4 inches high.  He is hand painted in acrylic paints and is holding a ball of wool between his front paws.  Shipping is $10.00 by small packet air to the US and Europe.  Prices in US dollars.

PRICE:  $85.00

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


The new Washboard Union video that our grandson was in is now up on Youtube.  It's really fun and the band has been nominated for three Canadian Country Music Awards - Best Group, Best Album and Roots Artists of the Year.  They are an amazing band and we are really happy and proud for our grandson, that he was able to be part of this video.  To see the video click this LINK

From the Band:  Our brand new single "Feel Like That" is now available everywhere and so is our new official video produced by Joel Stewart.. Check it out!  Coolest kids ever!!

Monday, June 18, 2018


I haven't posted pictures of our grandson, Corson, in quite a while,  because he is growing up and I didn't want to embarrass him.  He's been a busy fella,  finishing his first year of high school, trying to build a career in modelling and doing a bit of acting on the side.  Yesterday, he had an amazing opportunity through his agency, to film a music video with a wonderful Canadian country music band, The Washboard Union, from British Columbia.  We were so fortunate, because they were filming in a tiny town about 10 minutes from where we live.  We weren't familiar with the band, but are amazed by their wonderful harmonies and their talent and their kindness.   Corson and two other boys, had a fabulous time making the video and even though it was a very long 12 hour day in stifling heat, the crew and the band were such fun and made the boys feel very comfortable.  They had a great experience and got lots of souvenirs and can't wait for the video to be released, in about a month or so.  Corson's comment was "I loved every minute of it".    Best of all for us, we got to see him during the filming on set.  Here are a few pictures and a huge "THANK YOU" to everyone involved.

Waiting to film

Getting some fluids - it was  hot!

Taking a break

Chilling between takes

Setting up in the park

Checking equipment 

New friends

Corson and the band members

A post from The Washboard Union's Instagram account

Monday, June 11, 2018


I am very honoured to have been awarded a Bristol Award, at the Woburn Abbey Bear Show in Woburn, England, on Saturday night.  Hazel and Harriet are extremely chuffed to have been selected in the Here Comes the Circus category.

Four other pieces were awarded Exceptional Awards, so it was a wonderful experience!

Winter Bunny, based on a Beatrix Potter sketch

Peter Pan, based on James Barrie's book

The Easter Bunny

 Miniature Peter Rabbit, based on Beatrix Potter's book.

Sunday, May 13, 2018


Happy Mother's day to all the mum's out there and I hope you are spoiled, today xx  My mum has been gone from 23 years, but I think about her every day - she is missed more than I can say.
Happy Mother's Day, Mum xxx

Saturday, April 21, 2018


I  made a small 4 inch bear and he looked like the old vintage bears, with is gold colour.  I gave him a sailor collar and had but he needed a prop.  Although I haven't made one in quite a while, I managed to carve a mini old fashioned sail boat from pine.  I really enjoyed it, even though it was only 2 1/8 inches long and 2 1/2 inches tall.  I finished it with a metal mast and a few cotton sails and the set turned out very sweet.  He will be living in Maine :)