Monday, October 17, 2016


My dad died when I was very young.  I remember helping him work on cars.  Well, I wasn't much help other than being in the way and getting dirty, but he didn't complain.  I remember he would say, when things are not going right, back off, rest a while, don't think about it so much and try again later, just be patient and it will happen.  All through my life, as long as I can remember, I have tried to encourage others to be patient.  It's what I do.  Being patient has worked for me so far and continues to bring me to the place I need to be at the time. 

Back in early Spring I thought the future was looking very gloomy.  Step by step, over a long period of time, things have become better.  Back off on creating, rest a while and try again later; my dad's words keep ringing in my ears.  The weather is cooling.  My caregiving activities and outside yard duties are getting lighter and I have a wee bit of time to create now.

Years ago I was in hog heaven when I discovered needlefelting as a way to apply hair to my dolls.  I was recently smitten with sleeping mice.  Since I love raw wool, and needlefelting hair on my dolls, why not combine the two and learn the art of needlefelting an item from scratch.  How did they do that has always been the question that leads me on many new adventures.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day - March 17, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

Adapted Beyond Recognition Series

Rabbit -3 Day Auction on eBay
Did I mention I love rabbits?

Monday, March 7, 2016

Does any one read blogs any more?...

Sorry I have been so lax about posting on this blog although I have posted on my At Home With Edna blog this year.  It seems everyone is using social media (and acting like junior high school kids I might add) now days instead of visiting blogs.  I still love visiting blogs but I find they are not updated very often either so I guess I'm not the only one that is behind.

Trying to get us decluttered and organized has become my new hobby but I have had some fun on eBay this year.  One of my listings was this Momma Duck and her babies which was the first in my *Adapted Beyond Recognition Series*.  This was my version of a Raven's Haven pattern and it was reduced with written permission from Stacey Mead.  This is sold and was a finished product and not a pattern.  It was fun to do.  More creating is on the horizon as time permits so stay tuned.  Until next time...   ~E~

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Treats Sisters EPattern

I had hoped to release this epattern much earlier but alas, it didn't happen.  Here's hoping you still have time to make and enjoy these cuties for this Halloween.  Instant Download Epattern is available HERE IN MY ETSY SHOP.

Friday, September 4, 2015

New Vintage Rabbit EPattern

I have a new Instant Dowload EPattern listed in my ETSY Shop.  Did I mention I love Rabbits?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Want to know what I have been up to?...

Head on over to my At Home with Edna blog and find out...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Summer is on it's way...

Summer is on it's way and I can taste that sweet, juicy, ice cold watermelon already!  And to add a little whimsy to the season, I have listed my Watermelon Uncle Sam in my ETSY Shop.  Also listed is one of my Cage Dolls.  This one is Paris inspired.  You will find them listed here

Enjoy your summer.  I am still healing my shoulder and hip along with decluttering our home.  There is not much telling what unforgotten treasures I will unearth!  Stay tuned.

Until next time...

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Come on over...

Come on over to my AT HOME WITH EDNA blog to see what I have been up to!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Burrrr...Baby It's Cold Outside!

We had freezing rain and snow this week.  Rare for our part of Texas.  It was beautiful!  This is the view from my studio/nest...

...and this is the view from our front door with a zoom lens.

It's cold and raining outside today, but not like any thing we had earlier in the week.  A perfect day to warm things up by being in the kitchen baking up some healthy Buttermilk Bran-Oat Muffins.  These are not real sweet.  You can add more sugar or honey if you like and what ever fruit you have on hand. A healthy fiber filled addition to your breakfast or snacks.

Buttermilk Bran-Oat Muffins

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees

In the bowl of my mixer I add the following and let it sit in the bowl for about 10 minutes:
1-1/2 cup bran flakes
1/2 cup uncooked oats
1 egg, beaten
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil or 4 tablespoons melted butter
4 tablespoons molasses (optional)
1/2 cup chopped fruit of your choice (apples, plums, banana, raisins, etc.)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

After about 10 minutes, mix to incorporate and then add:
1/4 cup sugar (or 1/2 cup if you want sweeter)
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or ground ginger (optional)

Mix well.  Put cup cake paper cups in muffin pan or grease muffin pan.  Fill each compartment with about 2/3 full.  Bake 20-22 minutes.  Cool and enjoy.  Makes 12 muffins.

Stay WARM and ENJOY your weekend!

Until next time...
(p.s.  Dollies are on the work table)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Feeling better...

I am feeling much better and have finally been able to do some fun things.  I repainted our dining table...before

and after.

I can't decide if I want to paint my maple chairs or not...painting all of those spindles will be time consuming.  Do you think I should or should not paint??

I also managed to finish a Tussie Mussie Doll which is currently listed on Ebay HERE

and I also finished up a Burlap Stocking that can be used for Valentine's Day.  It is listed in my ETSY Shop HERE

It feels good to be creating again and semi back to normal...well normal for me,  which is not considered your average normal  :)

Monday, January 5, 2015

2015 New Beginnings...

It's a new year and time for new beginnings and new adventures. My arm/shoulder kept me out of creative commission most of last year but I'm hoping this year will be better. I'm looking forward to creating again...what ever it may be  Creating is healing and good for the soul!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Wonderful Autumn Days...

I have been enjoying the season and the cooler, rainy weather. Did I mention I love rainy days? They put me in a creative mood but for the last few months I have been trying to heal a bad right arm which makes creating difficult.

I did this cloth, handpainted Thanksgiving Lady sitting in a rusty can for our dining table back in the year 2000 when I was having fun painting and doing Ebay. She is again gracing our table this year and she brings back sweet memories of the good old days. I can already smell the turkey roasting and pies baking in the oven! I know it's early, but...HAPPY THANKSGIVING!