Silly Santa or Naughty Santa

Silly Santa is a popular item that I have at Christmas time that I have been making for over 20 years. He is a great stocking stuffer and a great conversation piece. It can be made into a pair of earrings or a single Christmas ornament. It is Santa Claus naked wearing only his boots. He has a Santa hat covering his private parts in the front, and you can see his little butt in the back. It is funny and people love it. The earrings are usually about 1 1/2 to 2 inches and the Christmas ornaments are about 2 1/2 to 3 inches.

The are handcrafted out of polymer clay. Each one is one of a kind so no two are the same, I use Sculpey Clay because it is one of the softer clays and is easier to work with. Once I have created my figurine I bake it in the oven for 20 minutes. Then I let it set for a couple of hours then I will cover it with Sculpey gloss to make it shiney and then I will put it together.

These earrings along with my other items are available to purchase by contacting me at my website.


Miniature Sunflowers Plant

I love making Sunflowers. They always brighten my day. These are made out of paper with paper punches. The Sunflowers measure about 3/4 of an inch each and I like to make them with yellow paper and then I paint the ends with yellow paint to bring out the color and to curl the tips a bit.

I also use floral wire to make the stems and leaf paper punches for the leaves with green cardstock paper. I usually put the flowers in each pot. I find the vases in the wood section in the Hobby Lobby. I also found these cute little colored pails at Michael’s in the Miniatures sections. Finally, I use Sculpey clay to make the soil in order to hold the stem for each flower. The total size for each arrangement is less than 2 inches. Thank you for viewing my post, as always if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to me.

Thank you!

spanish thread & ribbon dolls

In celebration of the annual Santa Fe Fiestas, I thought it would be fun to make a few Spanish Thread and Ribbon Dolls. I found this to be an enjoyable activity which gave me the opportunity to use a variety of colors of sewing and embroidery thread. I use sewing thread to wrap around the wire to form the body. The embroidery thread is used for the hair. I use ribbon to make the dress skirts and I decorate the dolls with various embellishments.

I then decide if I should put a face on each doll or not. In the end, I decided to put a simple smile on each one, which of course brightens everyone’s day. Each doll measures about 6 inches tall. So I do believe it falls into my miniatures category!

This is the first doll that I made. I left a strand of thread at the end of her toe so you could see how the thread is wrapped throughout her whole body. It does take a little bit of time

The dolls along with many more of my creations are available at PC’s Restaurant, which is located at 4220 Airport Rd, here in Santa Fe. You can also send me an email if you have any questions about any of my miniature items. Thank you.

These are a few of my favorite creations. I enjoy making the miniatures sets of mugs in different colors to match a room decor. I can make these in sets of 2 or 4, whichever is desired. They can also have coffee with or whipped cream in them.

This mug set also has a wooden tray that is available upon request.
Set of of Silverware They are attached, so these are for display purposes only!
Set of 4 off pink color, closer to champagne pink. Also has a wooden tray available.

Cow photograph on wood. A Must for a Miniature living room or dining room. Great detail.

Inspirational Colored Pencil Pictures

One of my favorite things to do is color pictures with Fine Tip Markers and Color Pencils. It is a great stress reliever. I can spend hours coloring. The flow of the marker is magical to me. I just love mixing the colors and bringing the picture together.

My favorite markers are the Sharpie Fine Tip Markers. I also like the Crayola Signature Dual-Tip Markers. The Pencils that I enjoy using are the PrismaColor.

Daily life of living with migraine headaches

Hello everyone, I started this blog totally excited, with lots of ideas of crafts that I was going to create and show everyone then, the cycle of my migraine headaches hit me. It has been almost two months since my last post. I thought that this was going to be a blog about my crafts, but it seems as though it might be a little more personal.

Let me start from the beginning. I have had migraine headaches since my mid twenties. Or should I say for over 30 years. They became debilitating in my thirties and effected my entire life which included my personal life and career. It seems to go in cycles, where I will have a day, a week or even a good month with no pain, then when it hits, I can’t do anything. It just robs me of my life, takes away my self confidence, constant brain fog and inability to get things done. When I do have good days, the creativity flows and I love to work on my art. I truly enjoy working on my miniature projects. Polymer clay and paper projects are my passion. I try and do as much as I can because I don’t know when the next migraine headache is going to hit me.

I am always looking for the newest treatments and I have tried everything under the sun from Imitrix, Botox and now I am taking Aimovig. I am hoping these migraines will someday go away.

I am hoping to work on some new projects now for the holidays, and share some new ideas soon, so please stay tuned because I am excited and hopeful about this new blog.

Thank you.