The Holiday Rush!

The holiday rush is in full swing!  I love it! I get so motivated and inspired!

Island Marketplace, last weekend, was FANTASTIC!  Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the event.  The next one will be December 3rd, and they will continue to be the first Saturday of every month, thru April.


Sunday I was back in the studio.  I am also working in some new glass pieces and new pottery pieces!


Hopefully by the first of December I am going to have some SUPER EXCITING news for you!  It is something that has been in the works for several months and all of sudden in the last two weeks, something big just fell into place!  It is killing me to keep it a secret, because I am so excited, but I want it closer to completion.  So sorry to tease you, but stay tuned!

My next show is Jollification, in Nassau, on November 18th, 19th & 20th.

Hope to see you there!


Other dates to remember:

Pete’s Pub Show, December 10th

Bahama Dawn Open House, December 16th & 17th.

~Island Marketplace~

Just a quick reminder that Island Marketplace, in Treasure Cay, starts this weekend and will continue thru April, on the first Saturday of every month.  Come out and get some holiday shopping done.  I have some new items available, and lots more to come!

We will be there from 9am ’til 2pm.

Also at the Market will be other artists, fresh produce, bath items, plants, homemade breakfast foods and a bloody mary bar! You don’t want to miss it!



~New Signs~

I have been a busy bee the past few weeks trying to get new inventory made for upcoming shows!  Here are some of my new signs, and here are dates for my first two shows……….

November 5th, 9am – 2pm Island Marketplace, Treasure Cay

November 18th, 19th, 20th, Jollification, Nassau.

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I will also have lots of new glass, pottery and fabric items!  See you soon at a holiday show!

One Thing Leads to Another……

Today I thought I would share with you how my ideas and the items I make are born.  Everything, EVERYTHING!, starts with a doodle.  I am a queen doodler, and if you ask my students, in so many of my classes I tell them to doodle, doodle, doodle!  It is the best exercise for the creative mind.

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These doodles above are from one of my many sketchbooks, and they were done years ago. Would you believe they served as inspiration for the staircase that leads to the classroom?


I’ve had this bench hanging around for 12+ years.  My husband built it and it had been painted many different colors, many different times.  My dogs even had a go at chewing on it once!  It needed a makeover, and now I wish I had taken a before photo, so it hit me one day to paint it to match the staircase and use it in the classroom!

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Now I can’t get the design out of my head, and I want to build on it.  Last week I was working on mono printing some hand-made fabrics for possible classes in 2017, and while I was printing I wondered if I could use the same printing technique on wood.  So I gave it a shot on some small scrap boards for signs, and it worked!

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On the sign boards I printed the background and then added some of the doodles from the bench and the staircase! Voila! A new idea was born.

As you may have noticed, on the staircase and the bench, I added an inspirational saying, so the signs needed to follow suit.


My next step is to print the doodles, rather than paint them, for use on fabrics.  Maybe a new quilt design, a glass piece, a piece of pottery????  Where will this design go next?  Knowing my creative brain it will be all of the above!

Peace, love and creativity!

Island Christmas Online Class

Island Christmas Block of the Month Online (and in person) class is going great!  I just wanted to remind you that thru the month of September you can purchase the class for $60.  On October 1st the class will be listed in my Etsy store for $95.

There is so much more to this class than just the Christmas quilt!  There are lots and lots of bonus projects.  Soon to come are some bonus videos talking about my design process.


The mixed media piece, pictured above, is going to be the topic of one of the bonus videos.  I am not asking you to paint, nor am I going to give you a painting lesson.  Join us and see what was born from this piece, and how it came to be.

My First Online Class!

“Island Christmas” Block of the Month is my very first online (or in person) class!  It is a quilting class and you will need basic quilting skills, like cutting fabric, using fusible web, and sewing around appliques.

There are six lessons and each lesson has a bonus project.  You can make the quilt or just do the bonus projects with the patterns.

Island Christmas Quilt

The introductory price for the class is $60, for all the patterns and access to the video lessons.  On October 1st, when I list it in my Etsy store, the price will be increasing to $95.  The increased price is still a steal for 12 patterns and 7 different projects.  I am keeping the price low since this is my first online class, and I am sure there are lots of things I am missing.  If you are participating in the class I welcome your feedback so I can improve on this for future online classes.

The “Island Christmas” quilt, pictured above, and all of the projects in this class are done with my hand dyed and batiked fabrics.  If you are in Abaco, come and join us for a fabric dyeing class!  If you are not local and would like to purchase a kit of hand dyes for the projects please contact me.

Peace, love and creativity!