Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Happy . . .

What a lovely weekend!
The From Our Hands and Hearts show was a grand success!
Rebekah and I are overwhelmed to say the least.
Each artisan and dealer put together a beautiful display, these talented
folks are the ones who made the show awesome!
We'd like to offer a very sincere thank you to everyone involved, from the artisans
and antique dealers to our husbands and families and of course to you,
 our dear customers without whom none of this would be possible!

Enjoy a little re-cap of the show.
(click the link or photo below)

Lori Ann

Saturday, November 8, 2014

A bear-makers dozen . . .

It's been a whirlwind in the studio. 
Furry bits and stuffing are flying  everywhere.
Preparing for the "FROM OUR HANDS & HEARTS" show means stitching 
non-stop and working on multiple pieces at one time.  
A bit of an assembly line if you will.
These friends are not complete just yet . . .   hand shading and many details
will be added before they are ready for their big day.
Enjoy the pic and have a lovely weekend!
Lori Ann

Saturday, November 1, 2014

I blinked . . .

And it's November!

"The month of November makes me feel that life is passing 
more quickly.
In an effort to slow it down, I try to fill the hours 
more meaningfully"
Henry Rollins
I try . . . I do . . . I really try to "slow it down", but the days come so very fast.
For me this time of year is filled with shows and orders and stitches to be made, but we do our best to make our days fun and meaningful.
This past week that meant a visit from the grand baby and her mommy for Halloween.
We are exhausted, yet we have those sweet & silly smiles that only a grandchild can bring.
After a rest of the VERY shortest proportions . . .  it's into the crunch of the 
Our final plans are in place and the next 2 weeks will be spent, scurrying around gathering props for display, deciding what to wear, (running in circles) & adding 
finishing touches to some sweet furry friends.

I do hope you can join us!
Lori Ann

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Last week was our annual pumpkin gathering foray!
Each year we get together with our dear friends, Will & Lisa.
We hunt out a pumpkin patch, garden center or pile O' pumpkins somewhere
and fill the car to the hilt!
It's amazing how focused we can become on each different pumpkin, the
shape, the color, the stem... OH those stems!
It can take us quite some time to fill our carts!
We reward the "boys" with a trip to Skyline Chili afterwards!
It's our silly tradition . . . but it has become a tradition that we count on.
Friends, Fun and PUMPKINS!!

Friday, October 10, 2014

An Online show is coming . . .

Click above for tontines showing!
 Sunday evening October 12th.
8pm EST
(on the gallery page of this site)

Items are sold via "first email - first serve" to:

May your fall colors be breathtaking!
Lori Ann

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Ghoultide Gathering ~ Oct. 4th.

Ghoultide Gathering is a wonderful show.
NO WAIT ~ Let me re-phrase that ~
 Ghoultide Gathering is ONE AWESOME PARTY !
Where you can also purchase the best in Halloween artwork
and meet some amazing artists.
 ~ Scott Smith and Bill Gilmore put their hearts and souls
into this event . . .
it's fun, it's frolicking & "there's dancing in the aisles"!
I always feel a little overwhelmed at this show . . .  my work is 
truly humble next to the talents of these artisans.
I'm honored to be included.

Enjoy a few tasty tidbits of what's in store!
(You still have time to hop in the car ~ The show's not till Saturday!)
All the details are here:

Thanks for peeking in!
Lori Ann

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Welcome Fall . . . .

Hello  . . . 
Fall has arrived and brought with it bits of my favorite colors.
The deep oranges, vibrant reds, mustards, browns and yellows,
just make me happy!
(and the cooler temps don't hurt either!)

Please enjoy todays offering, should you like to purchase,
Please email:

I'm Running Away to the Halloween Circus!
Created from hand over-dyed black mohair, she has wool felt paws, ear linings
and glass eyes. A fully jointed elephant she is stuffed heavy with steel shot to
have a squishy belly and huggable feel.
This sweet soul is about 10" tall.
She wears a ruff of antiqued vintage wool felt with a bell at the neck.
 Her little pumpkin is created from the same!
Off I go . . . . 
Is my ruffle straight?  Is my bow tied?
Wish me luck on my audition to join the Halloween Circus!

Happy fall to all!
Lori Ann