Category Archives: Handmade Gift Items

September Carnegie Farmers Market Sundays, 12 and 26

Carnegie Farmers Market Sundays! September: Sunday, September 12 and 26, 2021 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Carnegie Farmer’s Market on Sundays has a new time for September! Because the Steelers will be playing on Sundays at 1:00 and all life needs to stop, we are starting an hour early, at 11:00 a.m. We have […]

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Brushy Kitties Tote Bag in Classic Black and White

I love mini cat prints. This is another of my new totes, and I also offer it the pattern in an accessory bag. This pattern is a collage of all the kitties I’ve drawn in this same style with the above-mentioned brush pen, singles, multiples, smooth lines, sketchy lines, just a bunch of busy kitties […]

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Bella Approves This Design!

If you had any doubts that the real Bella’s eyes were as big and round and pale green as buttons, she is here to prove to you that yes, they really are. She was the inspiration for this design, and when I created this design I got as close to the real thing as I […]

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August Carnegie Farmers Market Sundays, 8, 15 and 22

  Carnegie Farmers Market Sundays! August: Sunday, August 8, 15 and 22, 2021 Noon to 3:00 p.m. After a week off for my open house, I’m back at the Carnegie Farmer’s Market on Sundays in August. I’m leaving off the last Sunday for now, that’s the day after Rock the Quarry—I’ll be posting about that […]

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Summer Open House and Studio Sale

Join us for an In-person and Virtual Open House! Friday, July 31 through Sunday August 1, 2021 In person or virtual, you’re invited to our Summer Open House, July 31 through August 1. I always feel bad that some of you who have been following me from the very beginning can’t be here for my […]

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Upcycled Glass Jar Votives Get a New Look

I make most of my votives from upcycled non-recyclable jars from pickled items, sauces and more, and I’ve always used some sort of flameless candles, either the small votives or a variety of small or large pillar candles. They looked nice, but I always felt there was something missing. They just didn’t have that magical […]

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Carnegie Farmers Market Sundays, July 18 and 25

Carnegie Farmers Market Sundays! July: Sunday, July 11, 18 and 25, 2021 Noon to 3:00 p.m. It was so busy, two hours in I could finally sit down for a few minutes. What a great event! Everyone was so happy! And no rain even though it was forecast for the whole day, although a storm […]

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Upcoming Event: Carnegie Farmers Market Sundays in July 2021

Carnegie Farmers Market Sundays! July: Sunday, July 11, 18 and 25, 2021 Noon to 3:00 p.m. I’m so excited to be getting out to events again! Many events are brewing and I’ll have news on them soon, but the first one up is the farmers market in my own town, on Main Street in Carnegie. […]

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Summery Flowery Tote Bags

Inspired by summer flowers in my yard and beyond, here are three roomy totes for shopping, for the beach, or even for a nice big purse. I made three flower designs, and have more in mind. Below is “Greenhouse Gerberas”, an oil pastel painting I created from photos I’d take at a favorite greenhouse. I’ve […]

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A New Tote Bag Style and 8 New Designs

A new tote bag style and size, and eight new designs! Five are feline, three are flowers. I’m pleased to finally see this idea become a reality. Designing this tote bag style I’ve had this idea for a few years for a larger tote bag. It’s based on the larger size fabric transfer I use, […]

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