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!

Sunday, September 7, 2014


I have been hibernating as of late.  Check out my At Home With Edna blog to see details about the new pillows I made.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A listing on Ebay

Gone are the glory days of Ebay, but I have recently found myself returning there to list in hopes of reviving those fun and exciting times.

I am in the process of downsizing and I currently have a listing for my Paris Cage Doll.  She is one of a kind and from my private collection.  You will find her listed HERE ON EBAY.  Thank you for your interest.

Friday, May 9, 2014

New *Instant Download* EPattern Release

I am still redecorating and reorganizing my Studio/Nest. It was like Christmas when I found several boxes of my sketches and patterns from a few years ago. Here is my latest pattern from unfinished work in 2008...can you tell I'm running a wee bit behind?

This instant download epattern was inspired by a vintage postcard.
Available in my Etsy Shop - THE SMIDGEN SHOP

Monday, February 3, 2014


I will be spending much of 2014 working on our home.  You will be able to keep up with what is going on if you head on over to my At Home With Edna blog...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Hoosier Cabinet Redo

I have been busy redoing my old Hoosier cabinet. I have had this cabinet for over twenty eight years and it was old, old when I bought it.  It has been many colors.  I painted it black about three years ago but now I'm going back to white.  I love the way it turned out with white paint and new brushed nickel with porcelain insert handles.  On to the next project...

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The good Lord is still in control...

For several months the good Lord has been speaking to me in a wee small voice to give up several things I love.  So softly in fact, I wasn't really sure it was Him, so I resisted.  Well, it was Him!  He grew tired of waiting, so He took care of it for me.  All of my FaceBook obligations suddenly ended along with a long time friendship.   I am happy to report, there is real life after the juvenile atmosphere of FaceBook. It's time to move forward.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas Angel Cage Doll

My Christmas Angel Cage Doll was made using Dove Dark Chocolate Candy Wrappers. Eating all of that chocolate was a dirty job but Poppa and I got it done. I already have my Christmas tree up and it is twinkling away in my Studio/Nest. Actually I never took it down from last year...

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Published again...

The first and second time I was published, I cried. This time is even sweeter because they contacted me...I cried again...
I was tickled beyond words when Jana Holstein, the Managing Editor of Stampington & Company's Art Doll Quarterly, contacted me again wanting to publish two of my dolls. I received my copy today and I am honored to be published in such a prestigious magazine. Jana and her staff do their magic and create a beautiful work of art every quarter. Thank you so much for making my dolls look good!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Shabby Chic

I am working on a project that is calling for shabby chic flowers both paper and crochet.  I love learning new things.  Did I mention I love PINTEREST!!  Here are the flowers I have come up with out of supplies I have on hand.  It's been a loooog while since I crocheted with tiny thread.  Not good on old eyes...but fun.