Sunday, September 27, 2009


Ok, just before everyone tells me how wonderful this photo is... I did not take it! But, it does tell you that we successfully released our re-habilitated Dove today... and he flew up and away... lord, it was a magical and honoring exprience. I was waiting for the right time, and today felt like the right time....
Another Treasury to browse too:

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award

Thank you Essie, from Van Essie Art Dolls for this lovely award!
Here are the award rules:
1. Thank the person who gave this to you
2. Copy the logo and place it in your blog
3. Link the person who nominated you.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that no one would really know
5. Nominate seven 'Kreativ Bloggers'
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.
Wooah, this is a lot of rules! who's going to be the first to break them? :O)
Ok, my answers:
1. I used to be a Vegan
2. I have my ears, nose and belly button pierced!
3. I hate cooking
4. I love the smell of washing powder
5. I used to suck my thumb until I was 19 years old!
6. I am a Registered Nurse for people with Developmental Disabilities/Mental Health (QMRP)
7. I used to own a horse in the UK, and my first experience of Western style riding in the US, left me unable to walk properly for a week! ooh, the pain.
7 kreativ bloggers:
1. Deena from Fabby Dolls
2. Connie from Lilies & Dolls
4. Sue from Barton Originals
5. Kaci from Daydream Retreat
6. Christine from Du Buh Du Designs
7. Miss Pearl from Meandering Pearl
I fully understand if you guys don't have time to undertake this task, but I hope you will accept the award anyway :O)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dove update and new Etsy Treasuries!

My wounded Dove has started to fly! Yeah! Hope he will be strong enough to get his freedom back soon ............fingers, legs and wings crossed! :O)
You must check out Scots Porridge Birdy Bird (he is totally adorable) and needs a new home..... He is currently in this Etsy Treasury, along with some mighty fine artists.
He is the creation of Sally from StitchyWooWoo
I think he is magical!! this is his direct link:
Karen Leonard - have you bought my Birthday present yet? hint hint :O) he currently resides in your neck of the woods!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Deena is the lovely cloth doll artist of Fabby Menargerie on Etsy and here is her blog fabby Dolls. And here is little Amy, my favorite ~

Last year Deena's 3 teen sons were diagnosed with Choroideremia. This is a rare eye disease that results in progressive, and eventual vision loss.. At this time, there is no treatment or cure for this disease. Shocking eh? I simply can not imagine how my life would be without my sight.

Deena has set up a fundraising site to donate to the Choroideremia Research Foundation. Any donation would be gratefully received - $1 makes a difference. I can't buy my favorite chocolate for $1!

So, if everyone made a donation who visits my blog - look how much $1 would turn into! Please go visit Deena's blog Fabby Dolls for more info and she has the links to donate, if you are able to :O)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Dove

On Saturday, we found a Dove in the road, with a broken wing from a bullet. We expected he would not survive, but 5 days later, he is still with us. After numerous phone calls to wildlife centers etc, we were given no help apart from 'you need to kill him'. Yeah right, that's really going to happen. (if he was clearly suffering, then yes, that would be the best thing, but he doesn't appear to be)
The day after we picked up the Dove, we had to rescue a Cardinal with a broken wing, from one of our cats, but unfortunately, he didn't survive. A first time for everything.
Anway, does anyone have any experience with Doves? are we doing the right thing? he still can't fly, but he continues to hobble around ok. I have no clue if he is in pain, but having read a thousand sites about ill Doves, he appears to be in good health, apart from his wing. I have emailed a few Dove lovers for help, but as yet, haven't had a response. I'm worrying that he will be lonely? If he is able to fly again, then he will obviously be set free, until then, I think he needs a safe environment.
We think he is a male Mourning Dove, and he is called Coo! :O)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Etsy Project Embrace & Paper Piglet! The above cute little piggy is my new banner for my new shop I'm going to open - it will be specifically for all my greeting cards, paintings, sketches, anything paper really! I think my other shop, which is so successful (cough, splutter, gulp)will be just for jewelry mannequins and art dolls. Not sure where to put my clay hearts etc?........... :O) My first Treasury for the Etsy Project Embrace group..... please visit these amazing artists:

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Thank you Sue!

The lovely Sue from Barton Originals has passed an award on to me.... Thank you so much! :O) Now I will follow the rules and pass this award on to another 3 lovely people.... well I can think of 300 lovely people, but rules are rules!