Cat & Fiddle in Somerset Studio Magazine Sept Issue

I am very excited to have some of my pieces in the Sept Issue of Somerset Studio. Believe it or not, I have no idea where they are in the magazine because I have not yet received my copy. Thanks to one of my customers in Texas who let me know that it was all ready out! Anyway, they are my new Puppet Boxes featuring The Great Skelltini, Magic & Mayhem Show and Jax O. Lottapants Old Time Puppet Revue!!

Art Doll Quarterly Magazine Publication

Here is a pic of the pieces being featured in this month's Art Doll Quarterly magazine. If your a Halloween Fan, make sure you check it out because it is full of great Halloween Art this issue. These items will be arriving on SpookyTimeJingles and my Etsy as soon as they come back from their trip to California for their "photo shoot"...


SpookyTimeJingles Arrives Tommorrow!!!!

I am so excited about my new products for sale at my debut at SpookyTimeJingles Thursday Aug 13th. All of the items are open to the public at the stroke of Midnight and I hear many collectors of the wonderful artists wait until the clock chimes 12:00 to check out the wares. I am giving you a sneek peak of what you can see on my site, and I promise you will not be disappointed. So please take the time to check everyone out...


Cat & Fiddle Joins SpookyTimeJingles August 13th

I am very excited to be joining all of the great artists of the Halloween/Christmas web site SpookyTimeJingles starting on August 13th. I will be selling some fun new Halloween products featuring some vintage tin characters and a very creepy Rat. I will also be debuting some of my new Christmas line as well.

All of the items being sold are OOAK brand new designs and will come signed and dated for your collection. Sooooooo don't miss it and make sure you go to on August 13th. There are so many wonderfully creepy things to see and the site gets updated on the 13th of every month so you have new items to check out each month. Hope to see you there...

Cat & Fiddle is Published In Art Doll Quarterly out this August

I am very pleased that my Halloween trio is being featured in the Aug/Sept/Oct Issue of Art Doll Quarterly. I just recieved the issue in the mail and it has some great Halloween artists in it so make sure you check it out.
These guys will be available for purchase on my Etsy this Fall.

Also look for the Vintage Halloween Issue of Somerset Studio this September because some more of my Halloween characters will be published in it as well!


My Latest Halloween Creations

Under a large oak tree being silhouetted by the light, I envision big black spiders dropping from their webs to an evening soiree below. As they gather in the leaves, I see shiny spider web tents filled with lanterns and tiny spider cupcakes. There is laughing and 8 legged dancing as the guests drop from above wearing parachute webs and polka dot party hats....

This formed into the creation of my newest character, Fortunata P. Webb

I also have created new Puppet Boxes that will be available on my Etsy very soon. Jax O. Lottapants will be appearing in the Olde Time Puppet Review. My new skeleton character will be making his debut as the Great Skelltini's Magic & Mayhem show. I will also have many more of my characters appearing in the Puppet Boxes this Halloween Season.


The Birds & The Bees: Vintage Art Quilts: Coming this June in the new magazine Art Quilting Studio

I have recently been quilting again, something that I rarely have time for. However I made time for a submission of a trio of art quilts that will be in the premiere issue of Art Quilting Studio which is a Stampington/Somerset publication. The issue will be out in June and my article explains the techniques for the three pieces being published. The quilts are in my favorite vintage style and the theme is "The Birds & The Bees". Make sure to see the magazine to get all the pictures and information on how to make them. Hopefully I will get some time to get some art quilts on Etsy in the very near future.


The Fiddle Crew Enjoying The Warm Spring Days

The Cat & Fiddle Crew has been anxious to get outside and enjoy the sunshine in the few warm days that we have actually had this spring. Tibby the grey cat discovered the Catmint plant popping up under the fall leaves and enjoyed rolling in it and getting covered in dirt and leaves.

Sygi the Doberman Dog has been getting into trouble swimming in the river, chasing squirrels and discovering skunks. His next door friend Bailey the Beagle has been over visiting again now that all the snow is gone.

Pompei the Siamese has just been enjoying the sunshine in the porch...


Dabney Dogpants New Adventure

The Adventures of Dabney Dogpants is a new series of softies that I have created. I will be featuring the trio in many different adventures, the first being the discovery of the Circus. Dabney Dogpants and his 2 best friends, Tibby the Tabby Cat and Bella Lou the Grey Elephant will be decked out in their Circus attire in their latest adventure. These softies are tiny, a mere 6 inches or so and are created out of wool and will be wearing top hats, tu tu's and crowns. They will be on Etsy for purchase this Spring and will be starting many new adventures...