Arden now Available on eBay


***UPDATE : Arden is no longer available…***

Hello and Happy Halloween to all!  A few of you know that I was dreadfully sick a couple of weeks ago, and now, belive it or not… I think I’m sick AGAIN!  I’m bound and determined not to let my yuckiness interfer with our Trick or Treating this evening… so it’s off to bed for me after I get through this post!

Arden is that little one I spoke of below with the lovely orangey-rust fur. 

Arden is available on ebay through November 4th.  I invited you to take a peek at his auction by clicking the link below: 


Color Schemes….

I have to say that when it comes to color schemes I am a bit “challenged.”  Sure, I have favorite colors, but none of them really seem to work together.  Really, I like that irridescent, “color” of dragonfly wings!  So completely intangible, and so beautiful… an yet, so not really a color in any sense of the word.  Certainly, one can not decorate a house, at least not a real, grown up, people house, in a “fairy wing” color scheme!  Though, I do hoard things that are that “color” beads, buttons, ribbons, crystals, opals, filmy fabrics… and this lovely stuff called “fantasy film” that doll makers use to make fairy wings. 

I have have little imagination when it comes to color.  I can’t seem to select combinations of my own outta thin air.  I have to FIND something that combines the colors.  Just last week my husband and finally hammered out the color scheme for our living room, based on a lovely Thank-You card sent to me by a dear friend.  It’s a beautiful cream with chocolate, and just a touch of the palest, aqua blue.  But see… I have to really SEE it first before I can like it, especially when it’s “grown up” colors. 

A few days ago I completed a little bear made from vinatge long pile fabric in a gorgeous orangy-rust hue.  Now… what to put WITH it as an accent color?  I just hold up little beads and fibers and ribbons in various hues to my wee bear’s face and nothing looks right… <sigh>  I look out the window wistfully and happen to see that exact same rusty color in the autumn leaves.  It’s warm and brilliant, and looks so stunning in contrast to the azure of the sky…. <sigh>  And that’s it!  I’ve got it!  Two colors I never would have paired together myself… and they look just perfect.  Hopefully I’ll get my bear finished and photographed in the next day or so… but here’s a pic of the inspiration for the color scheme… right outside the window where I work….


On Fields O’er Which the Reaper’s Hand Has Pass’d

One of my favorite Fall poems!


On fields o’er which the reaper’s hand has pass’d
Lit by the harvest moon and autumn sun,
My thoughts like stubble floating in the wind
And of such fineness as October airs,
There after harvest could I glean my life
A richer harvest reaping without toil,
And weaving gorgeous fancies at my will
In subtler webs than finest summer haze.

by Henry David Thoreau