Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Smudgekins Occupy Christmas!

100% recycled, vintage, miniature rag dolls, made of reclaimed and tea stained fabric remnants, stuffed with recycled sawdust, and trimmed with bits of vintage lace and beads for a gentle twinkle.
Visit them in my Etsy shop.

Sold to a Good Home in Tacoma

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Inevitable Darkness

Halloween and Dias should last at least, at the very least, a whole week.  My favorite time of the year, when we get to accept and laugh at the inevitable darkness.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Winter Sigil


An amulet to help with surviving gloomy, wet days of the Northwest winter:  hazel twigs, cold forged horseshoe nail, operculum, found object, rosary fragment, and a crusty glass spike from Numinosity Beads.  The components provide several layers of magical protection: the twigs act as a guardian, the nail an enhancer of powers, and the operculum, much like an evil eye, provides protection and stability.  Add hot ginger tea, eat your greens and take extra Vitamin D and some hikes, even with umbrella, and you should make it to spring.  I call it "Sigil,"for its powers and calligraphic quality.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Calaca y flores for Dias

100% recycled!  Flowers cut from a cookie tin, skull from a mint tin, the beads from a broken mid-century Italian rosary with parts missing, now repaired and ready for Dias de los Muertos.