Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New Violin Girl and The Farmers Market - Sunday April 26th, 2009 in The Plains, Virginia

Well I finally finished this violin girl. She will be on her way to Belgium late next week. I made her for one of my school teachers from way back when. Kinda strange how in one way it seems like only yesterday I was in her classroom and on the other hand it seemed so long ago I can barely remember what she looked like.

This Sunday, April 26th, 2009 will be the first Farmers Market at the Archwood Green Barns in The Plains, Virginia. The market runs from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. I will have my stall in the main barn so if you need something to do this weekend please come by and visit me. I have lots more items for sale then what's listed in my on-line shops on Etsy and Art fire so come and check it out. There will be many local farmers and other artisans as well.

Look for the big green barn located at the intersection of I-66 (exit 31) & Rt. 245 in The Plains, Virginia.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Our Ozzie Kitty Azzie

Ok, since I put a picture of our new puppy River on my blog our Australian Kitty named Azriel wanted to get in on the action so here is a photo of her. At this point she's pretty much accepted having this silly puppy around. She's gotten the point across to him that she's the queen of this house and he better behave. He, on the other hand has not gotten the entire message about not chasing the cat and wonders why on earth she blows up like a balloon everytime he does!? And how about all that hissing, my oh my that cat can talk, now if he could only figure out what the heck she's trying to tell him things will be alright.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Meet Our New Family Member - River

So here is the reason I haven't had to time to get anything done this week! Meet our newest member of the family ... our Boykin Spaniel called River. Isn't he the cutest thing you've ever seen. Well, we think he is. We got him at the Fauquier SPCA. For those who have never heard of a Boykin Spaniel they also call this kind of dog a Swamp Poodle or a LBD ... Little Brown Dog! ha He's a spunky little dog with a great personality. I tried to get some work done in my studio yesterday while he was taking a nap on the floor in the family room .... well so I thought. Out of the corner of my eye I all of a sudden saw a blue flash down the hall way so it was time for an inspection. Dear puppy River-dog had managed to take every blue pillow from the couches, piled them all on top of his toys and was trying to take a nap on top of his blue tower of goodies! I put them all back where they belonged and went back to what I was doing ... well at least I pretended I was trying to fool him .... aha which I did .... yep Mister River-dog sprung back into action and I figured by now blue must be his favorite color since he again went for all the blue pillows and left all the other ones that were not blue on the couches. But I managed to catch the pillow thief in action and showed him they didn't belong on the floor but on the couch and showed him what he could play with .... his toys and stuffed animal which is also very soft. So off I went back to work again until I saw a big brown flash slowly making it's way across the floor down the hallway ..... hmmmm what's puppy up to now? Better make another inspection. Well this time he decided to leave my blue pillows where they belong but he managed to drag the huge brown pillow from his crate, which is about 5 times bigger then he is you must know, and put it on top of all of his toys and was trying to get comfy to take his nap. Well since it's HIS pillow I let him be and off he went to puppy dreamland ..... ahhhhhhh, I could finally get some work done while he took a well deserved nap.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Here she is - Reading Girl is back

Well it's been awhile since I created a Reading Girl but here she is ... ready to find a new home. I'm actually very excited about being able to make my girls again here in the US. The product I use (Powertex a textile hardener from Belgium) is now being imported into the US, so yeahhhhhhh for me! This little girl is for sale in my Etsy store, $60.00 and $15.00 for shipping and handling ... unless you want to come and pick her up personally. Let me know what you think.