Friday, January 15, 2016

Doggie Duds

I've been sewing since I was a kid.  I love it!  And Phoebe loves being my little model.  This little outfit was super easy and no pattern needed.  

Pretty flowers and a vintage hanky with cute dotted fabric makes a super cute dress for Phoebe. It even comes with a little headband (she wasn't really feeling the headband-vibe for the photo shoot).

I transformed my cashmere sweater into a darling Phoebe-sized sweater.  She feels very glamorous in it and thinks the bow is extra cute.

It even has a matching hat.

This dog loves wearing fashionable clothes (like her mama).

Also, a former sweater of mine turned into a sweet little one for Miss PG.

Thank you for visiting.  Be sure and leave a comment!

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Happy New Year!

We are getting rain in LA and we are very happy about that!

Phoebe doesn't mind the rain at all.

Just like me, she feels invigorated!

She sure enjoyed Christmastime.  We had a lot of fun.

We tired different non-toxic paint colors on her paws and ears over the holidays.  She likes trying new things, just like her mama.

Happy days to you!


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Who Wouldn't Love a Glass of Champagne at the Press of a Button?

Happy Holidays! 

This adorable and clever idea is not solely mine. I wish it were! I first saw some ornate frames housing the words "Press for Champagne" similar on Pinterest.  Gotta love Pinterest! This is my version with a real vintage doorbell.

I hope you're all having a lovely month of December.  I sure am.  I am mad for this weather and feel invigorated every time I step outside!


Monday, December 07, 2015

Events to Share

 I was fortunate to have 4 different events where I shared my jewelry.  November was a busy month! This one was in Culver City, CA.

 Here I am in beautiful Long Beach, CA at The Liberty.

A snap of some of my pieces.

My dear friend Winnie owns The Lam Gallery and I was thrilled to be able to see these amazing little tea dolls up close and personal.  The artist is Vanessa Y. Chow and these little masterpieces are her "tea warriors."  Visit the gallery here.

I was also thrilled to be able to attend the "On The Road with Gloria Steinem" event! Melissa McCarthy interviewed her, although it was more of a discussion with these two amazing souls.  It was a very special night.

Here is a snap of the wall in the theater.

I hope you're all enjoying this beautiful month of December.  I'm ready for Christmas.  Are you!


Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Happy Fall?

Well not quite... at least not in Los Angeles.  We are expecting 97 this Friday and Saturday. My favorite boots are still waiting to be worn! Will I get to wear them in November?

I had a little open house for my friends and their friends last Saturday.  It's a wonderful way for me to share my jewelry and obtain some happy buyers!

Here I am at my jewelry table which consists of a vast array of different designs, all unique and original. 

Me and my glamour dog.

Grandmother's brooch... this one stays with me!
A vintage bracelet I purchased back in the 80's transformed into a choker style necklace.  

And a little collection of pieces and parts to make a sparkly wrist adornment.

Hope you're all enjoying the month of October!

I'm excited about Halloween this year as I've come up with the BEST idea!  Can't wait to share!



Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Snail Mail and Pendants with a Message

Next time you send a card or letter decorate the envelope!  The recipient will be pleased!  In this case, my mom loved her little note from me.

New pendant necklaces available!

They come in an array of colors and patterns.  Some with words or messages, some with just pretty designs.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Few Spreads from My Tall Skinny Visual Journal

 I haven't looked at this in years.  It's 8 years old.  I still love journaling and collaging on paper and in books so much.  Here are a few spreads that I thought were fun and worth sharing again.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, August 07, 2015

Holly Loves Art Doll: Paris Girl

 She comes with her own pet poodle.

Available in my Etsy shop.

Thanks for looking.



Friday, July 03, 2015

Visual Journaling Inspired by Fashion

Paper incorporated with images, paint, pen and glue!

Thanks for looking and have a marvelous day.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Holly Loves Art Doll, Visual Journaling, Jewelry and More!

New Holly Loves Art Dolls available in my Etsy shop. Click here to read more!

Continuing on with the 100 Days of Art Project.  I don't think I've missed a day of creating once!  Here is one of the journal pages I've collaged during this process of daily creativity.

A custom necklace and earrings for a client who loves feathers!

I also designed a line of "Love is Love" necklaces in honor of Gay Pride month.  Sharing them on Facebook brought a lot of awareness and many new happy customers found me!

I'm always designing unique pieces with found objects and vintage pieces like this rhinestone broach.

 These two are designed with a vintage bullet casing and a vintage salt shaker as the focal points.

And a post wouldn't be complete without sweet Phoebe.  She's my little doll.

Hope you're all having a wonderful summer.


Thursday, June 04, 2015

Holly Loves Art Doll Made Especially for Terry

 My friend Terry commissioned me to make her a custom Holly Loves Art Doll in her favorite colors, which are blacks and creams.  You should see her art studio! It's perfectly color-coordinated in these striking colors.  So this little gal fit just perfectly with her decor.  

This little lady even comes with her own pet Frenchie, Which is one of Terry's favorite dog breeds (although I've seen her go crazy for all dogs!).

 The top reads, Dear Little You.
And Terry's initials are on the back of the doll.

For those of you who know me, I LOVE making custom pieces.  Contact me if you want one too!
Have a fantastic day!

Monday, June 01, 2015


 Oh for the Love of Dog! 

Here is my latest dogoupage of my beloved Phoebe.
My favorite student made this precious portrait of Apple Butter, this past Saturday.  It's quite wonderful isn't it?

Here are the two previous class samples I've made previously. This is Jingle.

And this is my mom's dog, Romeo.

I will be teaching this class at OVA Arts in Ojai, CA on July 19th.

I LOVE teaching this class and can't wait to do it again.

Have a lovely day.