For too long this wee Jack has been resting on the corner of my desk, neglected yet cheery smile hopeful that one day soon I will sit down in my creaky chair and bring him to life. 

A thousand reasons have made it easy for me to pass on by without guilt but not so easy to silence that ever-present yearning to create. How lucky am I to have the opportunity to begin again everyday.

Holiday Cheer

May you be blessed with whatever you wish for most.
Merry Christmas!

A long winter's nap

This will be me, at the end of today, after my final sale for the year.
I think I know how Santa feels on December 26.

Last sale event for the year, Sunday, Dec 14th at noon in my ETSY SHOP.

Thank you one and all for another extraordinary year.
May peace and joy be yours during this glorious season and the coming New Year.

Holiday Gingerbread

Catch me if you can...

A small collection of Yuletide ornaments will be available for purchase 
Sunday, Dec 14th in my ETSY SHOP.

Happy Holidays!

Dreaded Christmas Family Portrait

Taking the Christmas family portrait is always a challenge. Keeping everyone looking fresh in their holiday attire is no small task. There is always one in the bunch that you can count on for a dose of silly shenanigans that always seems to lighten the mood and somehow produce the best candid smiles. 

Finishing up a final batch of Top Hatted Merry Misfits and a small collection of jointed ornaments that will be listed in Etsy. More details to come soon.
Happy Holidays!

Tubby Twinkle Stars

Possibly the only stars that are pleased to be pleasantly plump. 

Tubby Twinkle Stars available for purchase on Small Business Saturday, August 29th
6:pm (California) at my Etsy Shop.

Happy Holidays!

Christmas Chimney Sweep

It is a good idea to keep the chimney free from soot just in case a late night visitor in a red velvet suit drops in unexpectedly.

Snowman and Scarecrow

Aren't snowmen just winter scarecrows with frosty dispositions and a vitamin D deficiency? 

Small Business Saturday, November 29th

Our shops may be small but our dreams are definitely big. With stars in our eyes, we open our doors. With support from our community, our hearts are full and our futures remain merry and bright.

To those of you who make a conscientious effort to support small businesses during the holiday shopping season, I thank you. Your support on Small Business Saturday makes us little guys feel like the big guys with stardust in our eyes.

A small group of my handmade Merry Misfit holiday dolls will be available for purchase in my Etsy Shop on Small Business Saturday, November 29th.

Happy Holidays!

Holiday Snowman

Visions of Merry Misfits are no longer dancing in my head. Winter production has finally begun.  A temporary shuffling of colors is taking place as the Christmas reds push aside the pumpkin oranges.
But not for long...

Halloween Day

Be safe and may your spirits be light on this nonsensical holiday.
Happy Halloween!