Sunday, April 24, 2011

Growing Up

One of my latest pictures of Lola, my granddaughter. She is just three years old and growing up fast!

But thankfully, not too fast!

Friday, April 15, 2011

New Teddies

This is Penelope.
(*Penelope was recently sold in my Etsy shop!*)

And this is Tommy. He is for sale in my Etsy shop.
There is nothing more satisfying to me than making toys and dolls. I think that may be because i have never really grown up. I enjoy buying them from other doll and toy makers as much as i enjoy making them and selling them to others!
I especially love it when i hear from their new owners, about how much they are loved....Benny the Bear Cub is waiting for his new family in the Etsy shop too

I love making these sweet, simple old fashioned teddies.
They don't talk, walk, or do tricks. They are definitely "low tech"
But what they are good for is hugging and loving and snuggling and telling secrets to. They don't have any sharp edges so sleeping with them is just fine! All they need is a good home, and someone to love them...These two little bears can be found at Artcentric in downtown Troy NY. There's nothing like having a special bear friend in your life....

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Fly to Heaven my Beautiful friend...I hope to see you there someday...

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Creative Meditation

Peace Be With You
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti

May Beauty Surround You...

Lately i have been drawn to making prayer beads...
(this rosary is SOLD)
For me, this has always been a form of sacred art, and a prayerful and meditative process

And with all the turmoil in the World these last few weeks and months,

i have found peace in the simple repetitive act of bending the wire around the beads and medals that go into making each one

Ever since i was a young girl, i have had a fascination with all kinds of prayer beads

They are simple little tools to help keep you focused on your prayers and meditations
focused on the positive and not the negative
and when you feel hopeless, they remind you that you can always make a difference thru prayer and positive thought and action

and with each use, the prayerful energy builds up in the beads, and makes it a personal sacred tool in itself

These are just a few of the rosaries (and malas) i have available in my Etsy shop

And my pocket rosaries are on sale now...Just in time for Easter

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Vegan Forever Etsy Treasury

My bright stripe Rainbow baby blanket/afghan was included in the treasury
"Vegan Forever" by
the curator, DollyHearts! Thank you DollyHearts!Please take a minute to check out the treasury and her very cool shop!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Wooly Willy, a Spring Lamb

Meet little Wooly Willy

He's a Spring lamb, fresh off my knitting needles here at Moon*and*Stars Studio

He's just 10 inches tall, and the perfect size to tuck into an Easter basket! He wears a cute little bell around his neck that really rings, and carries a little wicker basket for his jelly bean collection! He can be found in my Etsy shop, and shipped to you just in time for Easter, or as a special Springtime gift for someone special!
The End...

Friday, April 1, 2011

New Spring Etsy Treasury

My watercolor painting, "Peace" was featured in the Etsy treasury
" Sound Yourself in White Lyte" curated by nyzdesignshop. Check out her treasury by clicking on the title, and check out her Etsy shop by clicking on her name! And while you're at it, stop by my little Etsy shop by clicking here! I have a few sales and free shipping going on now!