Sunday, July 31, 2011


Here's little Abby. Her eBAy Auction started tonight. She is weighted with steel shot. 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Another Life-sized Fox Squirrel

I just finished this commission this morning. He's a big fellow at 12 inches long and 8 1/2 inches tall. I tried something different with him. I put magnets in his tail and in his back so his tail could be posed either up or down. But the magnets weren't quite strong enough. So it's permanently attached in the position shown.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Two New Ones

These are my latest little ones for auction tonight. The first is little Trina & her strawberry. The second is Utley, a little white tailed antelope ground squirrel. You can see them skittering around in the Mojave Desert, I have several in my yard. They're kind of fun to watch. They like to hop in and out of my Italian cypress trees and chase each other around the yard.  They're kind of like the desert version of a chipmunk.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Found & Adopted

This poor fellow looks to be abandoned. A local witnessed a person drop him off with a plate of food. He has managed to escape from everyone in town who has tried to adopt him.  I'm guessing he's about 10 months old and is unaltered. He's kind of a tall fellow and probably weighs about 50 to 60 lbs.  He was found 7/10/2011 on highway 395, 22 miles from Ridgecrest, CA.  He's been adopted again by another local. I hope it works out. He's a wonderful pup. But definitely not to Bullet's liking.

Friday, July 15, 2011

And the Winner is...........

Sabse (Sabrina)!

My husband, Dean, did the drawing
Sabrina, please email me with your address and preference of  animal. I'll start making your felty as soon as I hear back from you :0) Thank you to all who participated. I host more give-aways at least once a year.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Life-sized Fox Squirrel

I just finished this fox squirrel today. He's 12 inches tall to the ear.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Trouble Leaving Comments

I recently had a couple of followers tell me that they were unable to leave comments in order to be included in the drawing.  They have been added to the list.  If there is anyone else who is having similar problems please email me at and I will be happy to add your name to the list. 
I checked with Blogger help to see if there is anything I can do to fix this.  It was mentioned that it could be a problem with my widgets. I reset them to the default. Hopefully that has fixed it. My apologies to any of you who maybe having difficulty posting.  I hope you will please try again.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Pickles, the Ticklish Piglet

I just finished little Pickles this afternoon.  He's about 9 inches long to his tail.  He's my first ever open mouthed piggy.  Pickles was inspired by the scene in "Babe" where Mrs. Hogett is measuring poor Babe to see if  he will fit in the roasting pan.  Babe looked so cute giggling, that I had to make a giggling piglet.  Pickles is truly happy because he isn't destine for the oven.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sunset on the 4th and Sam, Born on the 4th of July

I finished Sam, a comission, just yesterday and wanted to share the beautiful sunset. Sam's a big fellow at 13 1/4 inchestall and 17 inches long. His tail and wing feathers were hand-embroidered. They were painted with heat set dyes to give them a subtle purple and green cast. His legs are a bit thin and it took a bit of work to get him to stand on his own. He probably would be best supported to help him to stand. I can imagine him on a stack of books. I've also included an old skeleton key that my husband & I found while out hiking in the desert. There on the ground among the creosote bushes was a whole key ring full of skeleton keys. It's strange what you can find sometimes.

Friday, July 1, 2011


I know it's a bit early. I had intended to host one when the blog had reached 300 followers.  But 298 is enough. Two other fellow artists and bloggers, Helen Priem of Pip's Poppies and Joanne of Desert Mountain Bears, inspired me to host mine a bit early. I don't believe that I could state my reasoning any more eloquently than they have.  So those of you who post a comment will have a chance at winning a small custom felty of their choice. The drawing will be held July 15. Good luck to you all & thank you!