Welcome! ....As a Painter and Textile Artist....... I also make "stuff". I love the creative process... My design style spans from the charm and unpretentions of the Rustic, Folkart Primitives, the comfortable and pleasant Cottage/Traditionals, to the surprises in Found Object and the mystery of Improvisational Abstract. I am inspired by God and His creation... I design and paint, and sew and knit and carve wood, and enjoy needle handwork... My creative curiosity leads me from one to the next... I enjoy my garden, have a dog and a cat, love the outdoors, and I enjoy my family and friends! I currently live in the beautiful state of Idaho...

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bitty Booties & Random Acts of Kindness...

Greetings Everyone,
This pair of baby booties were made a couple of years ago.. The pattern is credited to Heather Bailey's Bitty Booties. They are such fun to make and she also has a gallery of pictures of many variations on the theme.... I've been realizing that I make things and then they get set aside, and I'm on to the next thing...it's all about the process with me. I'm going to try and be more orderly as I finish things and find a home for them. Certainly, family and friends have been the recipient of my efforts, but the thought crossed my mind to carry them with me in the car and just give them randomly as the receiver presents themselves...rather like random acts of kindness. I'll let you know how it works out...
Val :-)


  1. Aren't those booties adorable! And beautiful too, the fortunate mum who gets to put those on her little darling's footsies, they really are very classy. Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)

  2. molto belle queste pantofole complimenti ciao ciao mariella


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