Sunday, December 4, 2011

What I love!

In my world this is not a day without dolls!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sewing Dolls!

I look at so many of my friends who say that art is there job!! I love it! I have joined them as well!!!! My raggedies are almost done!!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Today is the Grand Opening of my Etsy store!! Check it out at If you don't see anything you like I do custom orders!!!!
Rag Doll craze is here!!! I am making a series of Raggedy Angies!! LOL! Different sizes from 2 inches to 36 inches!! Order now for the holidays!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Almost Done!

So many dolls in my head lol!!! I am working on minis and raggedys at the same time. Almost impossible but I have to feed the deisre to create! The show 11/19/11 was fun! Met lots of interesting people. Lots of orders to fill. I will have to stay up 24hrs a day until after Christmas lol!!!  Almost finish minis. Thought I would be finished for this show. But I have another show in 2 weeks. In fact every 2 weeks until Christmas. In December I am having a trunk show. Date to be announced!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Whew little people take a lot of work but they are coming! I am doing a show 11/19/11. The display I am creating will be awesome! Then I will post pictures. Can't wait.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Holiday Projects

Some goddess pins in the works!!!

The little people are coming......

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Little People!

I love creating. You folks should be here in Mt Vernon, NY with the one and only Ankie Daanen here from Spain! What a wonderful doll we will be learning! Will post soon! Working with paperclay. Will try it again!!Working on some miniature dolls. I love dolls!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dolls Dolls Dolls!!!

Can I ever get enough? NO! LOL! I love these creatures and creations!!! And I will continue to make them day and night! Well it's almost November. Where does the time go?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Holiday Time!!!!!!!

Well I am a temporary fulltime dollmaker!!  I am making the most of this opportunity for the time being!! Creating and sewing!!! Doll pins are next!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

October ha ha!

Well I will post in October on the heels of November lol!! Just back from the most wonderful conference around! I warned you to go to Art Is! If you didn't you missed a treat! If you couldn't then hopefully next year. Pin dolls and dollhouse dolls were a hit. More to come with jewelry with dolls hanging off of them. Go figure. Will be making it's debut in 2 weeks. Yeah! Then tell me what you think. Well still on an art high. Learned woodburning. Will be woodburning some mandalas on wood. What fun. I am using them to create backgrounds for doll displays. All roads lead back to dolls always!!!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011


What will this creative change of season bring?? It was just August and blink it's September! Creativity is still flowing. Art-Is is coming up. The grand opening of my new doll business is coming up. I'm already in January of 2012. Whew!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dollmaking Weather

What beautiful weather to sit by your window and sew. The fall is coming soon. Time to get ready for the holidays!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Day with Dolls!!

Day with Dolls was held in Boonton NJ this year!!!! What a wonderful day!!!!Dollmaking, raffles, snacks and old friends. Nothing could have been better. Hmmm Day with Dolls where next year?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Finishing a prim for Saturday's big event! Day with Dolls is here! Finishing up a prim for show and tell. It takes the mind, body and soul. The idea starts in the mind, the body gets it into action. The soul produces the creation.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Pins! Pins! Pins!

Doll pins of course. They have taken over! Yes they are all sewn, cut out, turned and stuffed. 30 of them! They may not sound like a lot but tell my fingers lol! Now for the fun part, beading and embellishing.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dolls of Course!

Well another project completed. A wonderful primitive doll was sent off to Patti Culea! She is making a DVD about her dolls and people who make her dolls. Ran out of business cards for the last event so I decided to make some. Made a little doll pin and attached it to the business card. What a success. So now I am on the doll pin mode. I am traveling to North Carolina this weekend so I am making as many litte pin dolls that I can to take with me to bead! I even found a cute little teddy bear pattern from a Soft Dolls and Animals magazine from last year. The pin patterns came from an artist by Ronda Kivett. She put free pin patterns on the internet a while ago. Making and beading them. They are so cute. Make a pin pattern? Why reinvent the wheel. Ronda said I could use her little pattern and I am. Sewing in the secret place by the light of the moon.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tory Burch

Well the Tory Burch event was quite a success! She is the sweetest person! Gave her a doll pin too. Met Russell Simmons. My two mentors were wonderful Doreen Wright (retired Senior Vice President an CIO of Campbell Soup company. And Simon Collins Dean of Fashion at the Parsons school of design.  What a wonderful entrepenuer experience!!!! Pictures forthcoming. Tory Burch believes in women entrepeneurs and supports them with her foundation. Russell Simmons gave us a copy of his book "Super Rich"! I told my cloth doll story and it was heard! Yeah! Putting cloth dolls on the map even in the fashion world.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


So much to do. Working nightly on my projects. Today I have a mentor workshop with world known Tory Burch, famous fashion designer. Russell Simmons is one of the speakers! Whew it's only 12:30 and I am showered and dressed for a 6:00pm meeting in the city. Making strides for the cloth doll world! 2 great festivals coming up! Preparing for Day With Dolls and Art-Is. I am a happy busy lady!

Sunday, July 17, 2011


This Sunday has turned into sew day! Working on project after project. So I guess I'm never done with projects. Thank God.  More pictures are coming. The biggest project is the grand opening of my doll business.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Grand Opening of Angel Hugs Handcrafted Cloth Dolls

Yes you have heard it hear first!!!! Kick off of my company is coming the first week in November!! Stay tuned more information to come!!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Huggins - Prim - Art Is...You - The East and West Coast Art Retreats

Huggins - Prim - Art Is...You - The East and West Coast Art Retreats

Register on July 4, 2011 and get $50.00 off your registration!!! Sign up and take this wonderful class! You won't be disappointed.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!!!!

Well my birthday is July 5 but I am celebrating with at Happy Birthday doll party!!!! So if you are not busy come on out this Saturday. And bring a doll to work on!!! Email me if you are thinking about coming at

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Elevator Pitch Competition

Well I entered my executive summary into the competition. First I got selected to complete. First round I was selected to enter the finals. Didn't win the monetary prize. However the new friends I met and contacts I made were price less!!! My Prayer Angels got on the map!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

July 5th!

Soon my birthday will be here and I am planning something special. A happy birthday cookout for me! Featuring dollmaking of course!! I think I will post that! The date will be July 2, 2011. Party time will start at 1:00PM! There will be food of course and dollmaking of course. Sounds like a party to me lol!!! Janice, Brenda, Heather, Colleen save the date lol!!!! And anyone else who would like to come.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June is here!

So June is here and guess what? As I steadily prepare for Art-Is and a wonderful class with Sherry Goshen and Jean Bernard  It's time to get started on Christmas ornaments lol!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

May Anyone!!!

I have been so busy getting my doll business off the ground that I lost May too lol!!! What until the end of June when I have my kickoff just in time for my birthday in July!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

What happened to April!!!!

Wait a minute what happened to April??? Where have I been for 30 days lol!!! Well it came and went too quickly as we approach mid year time. Soon it will be June! Lot's of things happening. Mostly dolls and Art Is. Taking a class with the wonderful Sherry Goshon and Jean Bernard. Can't wait!!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Working on Sewing!!

What could be better on a snowy day in March(hmmm) than sitting in your new sewing room getting it together. Looking at all the treasures you put away re-surface! I took a mental day off from work. House clean, dinner cooked, now it's my turn!!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

March already!!

Well March is here and I almost finished my sewing room yeah!! Though its small it's just right for me. It has lots of sun and a door to the balcony. It's my little get-away! If I could fit a bed back there my husband would never see me lol!!!!!! Well it's Women's history month as well as craft month. Two treats in one. Got some creating to do. By next weekend I will hopefully celebrating the opening and christening of my new room!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Weekend

Though blustery and down right cold outside, had fun planning with my sister Pam Art-Is things, doll things, ATC's, ornaments, vending. She keeps me grounded. "October will be here before you know it" she says. She doesn't know all of the things I have in between it lol!! I have to keep creating and finding me. I do that in my dolls. My thoughts and dreams. Nurse by profession I feel I could help people heal better through dolls. Look for the therapy part of my doll making to come forward real soon!!!!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Post Valentines Day!

Well Valentines Day has come and gone. Me and my husband had a wonderful time!! Out to lunch and then home!! We exchanged the most wonderful cards. But the most special gift, a pair of Angel wing earrings. They are so delicate and light they look like they came fresh off of an Angel!!! I am sooooooo blessed. This weekend I am attempting to finish my craft/sewing room so that I can work in it. I have so many projects to work on. Dolls is #1!!! I need some ideas for curtains! Something creative. Thanks to my nieces Sonarri and Johari!! Love you ladies.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentines Day!

Well at first I was spending Valentines Day at home alone ......(sigh). But now my husband is taking off so making Valentine Day dolls is now out lol!! Oh well I guess we will be making google eyes at each other. Love him soooo much lol!! Enough mushy stuff. I am going to Ohio to AFIC. Trying to get all I can in. My son is going to private high school in Sept and my budget is going to get tighter. Still dreaming of my dolls and creating though. In August I am hosting a big event in Jersey City. Art on the steps of City Hall. I have that project to dream about now.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

February is the Love Month!!

Happy February everyone!! I received the most wonderful box of goodies from my friend Sallianne!!! Inside were 10 clay molds from faces to hands and feet. There are clay faces, small doll kits, clay (fimo and sculpey), clay softener, over 10 bags of buttons and beads, the most wonderful designed notebook in antiqued ticking fabric! An edition of "Where Women Create" magazine, the most amazing bead kits.  Wow!!!!!! I was screaming lol!!!! My husband kept saying what what WHAT!!! I just kept saying THE BOX!!!!!LOL!!! What a wonderful treat on a cold winters day lol!! Now to play and have fun with "The Box" LOL!!!

Monday, January 31, 2011


I am moving and shaking! So many things have come my way. Went to my hairdresser and sold 3 dolls. I have to complete 1 but 2 of my prims are done! Woo hoo!! I'm in there doing something. Went to Joannes and bought some goodies and the latest Soft Dolls and Animal. It was a prospersous day. Thank you God for the gift.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Peace at Midnight

It's 1:30 am. There can be peace in the midnight hour. When you know your children, no matter how old, are resting peacefully. And you can think clearly and creatively. When you sit back and think of all the blessings you are bestowed with. And you can't help but think thank you God for all your many blessings.

Friday, January 21, 2011


Just thought, Black History Month, Valentines Day coming up! Maybe I could get myself together to do something. Tired and lack drive today. I will get it together and show you what comes forth.

Dressing Up!

Well I'm not feeling good at all. Maybe for once when I'm not feeling well I will sew anyway. Getting ready to cut strips for my Prim ladies dress. What colors. I love rusts, greens, reds, orange and black. Let's see what I can do.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Shopping for fabric is such a spirit filled release!! Takes me away from the cares of the job. I just pray I can find a job doing what I love sigh....why can't I just make dolls from 9 to 5.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Huggins - Prim - Art Is...You - The East Coast Art Retreat

Huggins - Prim - Art Is...You - The East Coast Art Retreat

Last Post

LOL!! For my last post I waited for 1/1/11 and posted at 11:11. You can't get no more number 1 than that. I feel good today! I am good so therefore I create. I learned a valuable lesson at the very end of the year and the beginning of the New Year. I started losing myself artistically trying to prove to people I am an artist. I compromised. How? I was so intent on making these people see that I was an artist that I lost focus. And guess what they still didn't take me serious. Does that mean I am not a serious artist? NOOOO! That just means I am not part of that clique. I have to get back to myself. I have to get back to myself. I lost that battle and guess what it's all okay. I took my eggs out of that one basket. I have made so many art friends. Those other people they are still people I know. Like my husband said I always want to make everybody my friend. Sometimes you try so hard that you can't see when people don't really like you. And that's what makes the lesson valuable!!! Because you don't and won't die if everyone doesn't like you!!! The lesson only becomes valuable when you get it. So now my affirmations are I am great! I am talented! I am a teacher and a leader! I love me! Whew it took me 50 years and a day. But I said it. And guess what the 5 great followers of my blog, the people who actually said I am interested in you, will be the recepient of this great soapbox blog today!!! Thank you! And I feel good!!!! Just got an email from Leslie Molen Niada classes are up!!! And I'm out until later!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Let's Create

Let's go!!!

New Beginnings!

This is the year! One of my favorite Dr. Seuss quotes: "Today you are you that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you!"  Let's be yourself and create!


Perfect way to start the New Year off! Jesus first! Good husband, great children, wonderful family and friends. Last but not least near and dear to my heart my cloth ladies!!