Sunday, December 14, 2014


I enjoy making different things, when I have the time.  Beatrix Potter is one of favourite illustrators.  I hope these will be on our Xmas tree for many generations. Thanks for peeking!

Benjamin Bunny

 The Flopsy Bunnies

Monday, June 16, 2014


Eight years ago, we relocated to be close to our daughter and grandson.  At the time, Corson was a toddler of 2 1/2 years old.  We knew we had a short window span, before he was spending all his time with friends, but it seems to have happened in a blink of an eye.  Corson is creeping up on me in height, with only a few inches to go :(  He has lost his sweet chubby cheeks and they have been replaced with long arms and legs and a quick witt (compliments of his Papa).  I'm glad we have had this time with him, but I will always miss the little fellow, who had to put his hand on the wall, to climb up the step in our front hall and I still have his signature on our living room wall in his best kindergarten printing, that I can't bring myself to clean off.  I don't want to blink again, or he will be going off to university *sigh*.

Sunday, June 8, 2014


It was a fabulous weekend and what a treat to see our grandson and his friends spend it OUTDOORS, with not a tehno gadget in site.  It helps that we live on the shore of Lake Ontario and that the creek is at the bottom of our grandson's street.  They are old enough now to explore on their own, with the comfort of a cell phone for safety.  Fishing is the current favourite pastime for the boys and they enjoy catching and releasing fish at the creek.  It's summer, the way boys should spend it :)


Friday, May 30, 2014


 Well. the weather has been warming up, the birds are singing and our magnolia tree, our apple blossoms and our lilacs are all starting to bloom.

Thursday, May 22, 2014


I've been so fortunate, lately, to to have had time to  play with new things.  Today was one of those days, that everything fell into place and I don't have those very often, so I took full advantage of it.

Rabbit Drinking Tea - This ornament is made from duplicate copies of one of Beatrix Potter's lovely bunnies, which I have been altered to allow me to layer the images into a 3 dimensional scene, similar to Paper Tole.  Each primary feature has been layered with an acrylic glaze, to make it stand out.  It is encased in class and finished with solder, that has been aged. The dimensions of the ornament are 2 1/2" x 1 " x 1/2".

Monday, May 12, 2014


Finally, we have some colour in our yard.   I looked out in the back yard to find our trilliums have blossomed almost overnight.  They are one of my all time favourite flowers.  I'm glad the harsh winter didn't harm them.  We have white, some pinkinsh burgundy and one lonely deep burgundy trillium.  It is finally a sign that summer will arrive soon, thank goodness.

Sunday, May 11, 2014


I know it's almost over, but I hope all the mother's out there, had a wonderful Mother's Day with their families.  I wanted to post this this morning, but I couldn't find the picture at the time and we were out all day.  We had dinner at our daughter's, yesterday, and today, Neil and I went out for a lovely drive and then on to dinner at one of our favourite restaurants, in Bobcagen.  It was a beautiful day for a drive.  This is a picture of my grandmother, my mum and my oldest sister, who are no longer with us. My niece, who is about 8 years old in the picture, is now a half century old.  I think about all of them, every single day.  Time is flying by so fast, so spend time with those you love, while you can, because tomorrow is never guaranteed.

Saturday, May 10, 2014


Every now and then, I need to renew my love of creating with something different.  When I had a small accident a couple of weeks ago and, I decided to try an idea that's been swirling around in my head.  The Beatrix Potter ornaments below are one version and I have many more to try.  They are 3Dimensional, like paper tole, and I have glazed the bunnies and accessories with an acrylic glaze.  They are 2 1/2" x 1 " x 1/2" and at the moment,  I am in search of little boxes to decorate and coordinate with these ornaments. Would love some feedback, if you have a moments.  Have a lovely weekend :)

Poor Pitiful Peter

 Rabbit Drinking Tea