Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dark Rhino

This good looking fellow was a Christmas present so I could not post his picture untill now. Our dear sock rhino here is made from one loved 30+ year old Australian wool sock. Now residing in Idaho, he will be enjoying the company of cats, plants and lightbulbs.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Squambats for the Holidays

Thank you everyone for the most excellent Holiday Show Season ever. My friends the Squambats helped very much. Please keep in touch with my new website www.vidaliahcrafts.com. Early next year they and other stuffed creatures will be for sale through pay pal.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Kinda Kitties

Various degrees of Kitties, Kinda. I keep trying to make cats and well, you see the results. I'll keep trying but some are more catish and others are owlish. And others are just themselves.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Reg the White Rabbit

A little too cool to fall down the hole and always on time, Reg is dressed for the Autumn. From a long line of white rabbits, Reg knows what's up. As my second and larger than expected Art Doll. He is hand stitched from all recycled materials and stuffed with fabric scraps.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Help from my friends

Every year is a learning lesson and we all know what happens when we assume. It is easy to get down on yourself and be sad. So I look to my fuzzy creatures, give them a squeeze and move on to the next new adventure.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Pupple One

This is Pupple One, my first Art Doll. He is hand stiched and made with all recycled clothing. Pupple is hard packed with fabric scraps. He's a little pup but was really fun to make. His arms and legs move too. He will be at Splash Gallery in Olympia for the Affordable Art Show for the holidays.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bats in my Hair

Halloween is one of my most favorite holidays. This year the bats stayed and put up shop. Not in my hair. But in the trees and in the shop. Much more huggy than other bats and of a very sweet disposition.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Bird Woman Decanter

She sits in my living room, behind glass. Watching over me and my door. Out in the sun briefly but now back in the warm away from the wind.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Before Hibernation

The nights are getting longer and the clocks will be rolling back soon. Frost is dancing on the fallen leaves. The sweaterbear is looking forward to a long nap. Not in a cave or hollow, but a soft bed or couch to be a source of comfort for the winter ahead.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Magic Peach Pit

This large pit comes from a special variety of peach from England. Thought to be a one off, several Peaches of Extraordinary Sizes have been found all over the world. This particular pit half is on display at Splash Gallery in Olympia, WA.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


As the leaves start to turn and the cold winds blow, the great Northwest Pinguinos make their march to the Puget Sound. Gathering baskets of fish and clams from adoring fans, the NW Pingino actually lives on Tugboats and sells local clams at the farmer's market to buy fish.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Maleka Monster

I am very proud of this monster. This is a commission for a lovely girl named Maleka for her 9th birthday. Monster here is her favorite colors and textures. It took some trail and error but I'm very happy with this "New Guy".

Sunday, September 25, 2011

My Friends the Ceramic Monsters

OH what fun you were to make, dear little monsters. To sculpt your porcelain, paint your fins and teeth. Spray you with shiny goop. Little friends, I wish you the best in your new lives in the great big world. I miss you, but think fondly of our time together.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

End of Summer Owls

The leaves are starting to fall. We in the Pacific North West did not have much of a summer but now the owls are here and we can all have a tea party.