Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Theraputic Snowman

I made this little snowman as a gift for
a special person in my life.

The snowman was inspired by the super
creative Sue Pelletier and featured in the
Nov/Dec 2008 Cloth-Paper-Scissors magazine.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas From Chicago!

Parade photo from 1951!

Every year, from the time we were little babies, the day after Thanksgiving, my 2 younger sisters, my mom, my grandmother and my aunt and I used to bundle up and take the Southshore train into Chicago to go to Marshall Field's downtown store. We would tell Santa what we wanted for Christmas and then have a special lunch in the Walnut Room. My favorite was baked corned beef hash, the best in the whole world!

It was and will always be a magical time!

We miss you Marshall Fields!

Christmas Ornament Swap

I re-purposed jar candle lids to create these faux-globe ornaments for an art swap.
They are filled with faux snow and silver German glass glitter and each have a tiny vintage bottle brush tree. Vintage images of girls from

Monday, September 15, 2008

Online Artgroup Halloween Charm Swap

A Big Haunted Thank You To Megan our Hostess
on our Halloween Charm Swap!
All Charms Ready to Ship!
Front of Charm, Domino stamped w/Staz-on Ink
Back of charm saying " Edgar Says...Nevermore"

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Yunker Farm and Barn Harvest Fest

What a glorious day!! Fun was had by all!

Mimsies Booth at Yunker Farm

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Come and Visit Mimsies Whimsies At:

Farm & Barn Harvest Festival
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 6, 2008

Yunker Park
10824 La Porte Rd.
Mokena, IL

Join us as we celebrate the history of Yunker Farm!Quilt and Craft Show, Fresh Produce, Antique Tractors, Sheep Shearing, Goat Milking, Spinning, Soap making and more...Quilters and crafters are welcome! House Tours courtesy of the Mokena Historical Society

Come and See Mimsies Art Dolls, Art Doll Kits, and Halloween & Thanksgiving Crafts!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Cantigny (Can Tee Nee) Park

This is the view from my booth to the main park walkway.
The park itself is gorgeous and the event held many activities for all ages!

I was able to meet "Madeline"...she did a story hour for the smaller kids and even the older "kids" got in on the meet and greet! I was also able to meet some local artists who I know will become kindred spirits.

Practicing our booth setup...

And believe it or not...we forgot to take pictures of our booth in action! However there was another French encounter with a mime I won't soon forget...

Monday, August 11, 2008



French Market Expo in Wheaton, Illinois, Sunday, August 17th, 2008. for more info!

I was invited to be a vendor at this event. I hope to see you there!

Friday, August 8, 2008


Mimsies goddess dolls are making their way to Russia as I
post. A commissioned project was asked of me by a friend of my sister's and here
are the results. These are really a joy to create. I have others that are not
personalized with titles like: Princess, Goddess, Your Highness, etc. just
really fun! Enjoy!

The Girls before they were packaged.

A nice little gift bag.




Tatiana #1

Tatiana #2


Thursday, July 31, 2008


I have become a featured artist!!!! I am honored to be included in a group of super talented and wonderful women at Altered Chix. The article tells a bit about me and displays some of my art. Take a peek...

Thursday, July 24, 2008


This seems to be the theme of my day. I received an email from my sister with the quote:

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle"

So when you think some small crappy thing happens to you, like not making it through the stop light or someone taking your parking place or your bra is fitting just way too tight or you actually have to walk into a Starbucks because it isn't a drive-thru...stop and think of the people with real problems and crisis and stop and give thanks to God for the blessings you have RIGHT NOW!!

Monday, July 21, 2008


This doll was commissioned to celebrate a milestone birthday! I started out with a basic large fairy doll kit. I dove into my ever expanding bits and baubles to find the perfect things to capture this woman's personality and spirit.
The quote used is one of my favorites.

"Age is something that doesn't matter unless you are a cheese"

by Billie Burke

Now available in small or large sizes!


The smell of Vicks VapoRub made her think of her mother
and how good a hug would feel right now!

Stressing...say a little prayer

I would first like to welcome you my new blog! This is very exciting for me!! I have been a graphic designer for almost 15 years and I just have to say that building this blog is really giving me a rash! I have also been a website designer so this is particularly frustrating. Why can't I just whip one up and love the way it looks automatically? So for my first post i'm going to bring things back to a more serene level by sharing this prayer:

Saint Theresa's Prayer

May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be confident knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.

Even if you are not having a particularly challenging moment, this prayer is always a blessing to have on hand.