January 31, 2014

Grow Your Blog Giveaway

In honor of the Grow Your Blog 2014  and Valentine season that is right around the corner I am giving away this Cupid Picatoo Necklace. 
 Say hello to Cupid Picatoo, a delightfully whimsical felt  pup on a necklace made of tulle, seed pearls and grosgrain ribbon. He is an absolutely one of a kind folk art necklace and even has his own little bow and arrow made of found objects and pink aluminum wire! His hair is a feathered tuff of black boa, the eyes are pink and white sparkly pom poms with sequin pupils. His smile is formed from a fragment of faux floral and the nose is a round wiggle eye. A black satin ribbon makes a big bow around his neck and the piece de resistance is a vintage floral heart on the left chest . The drawing will be on Feb 15th so be sure to leave a comment and become a follower if you are so inclined. I would love to have you! Blessings, Jan

 Too Cute Cupid Picatoo Necklace

January 25, 2014

Grow Your Blog!

Welcome to Grow Your Blog! I am Jan Petty born again Christian, doll maker, wife of a wonderful man Reggie, mom to 33 yr old Nikki and Nana to 15 yr old A'keyla and 11 yr old Jonathan. Love, love, love those grands! I live in lovely Cape Coral, Fl where the weather is great and the fishing is endless! Vicki at 2 Bags Full is the moderator of this event so be sure to stop by there. Enjoy the pics and don't be a stranger!

My studio and office space.

A'keyla at 12 playing dress up

 Mommy's birthday celebration 3 yrs ago.

My sis Deedee and her hubby Johnny lives in Rockford, Ill

A'keyla and her Picatoo creations!

A'keyla's Chinese Dwarf hamster Bella

This is Jonathan when he was 6 years old on his very first fishing trip with Papa Reggie!

Friendship Baptist Church is a lovely and warm place to visit nearby in Fort Myers.

This is my daughter Nikki, her fiance Jay and my beautiful grands this past Thanksgiving.

This is a commissioned Minnie Mouse doll I did Christmas for a very special little girl named Kayla!
Her granny adores her and Kayla loves all things Minnie!

My hubby Reggie loves to fish, I love to eat fish only!

 My brother Gerald loves fishing most of all. He's a fanatic!!!

My beloved 93 year old mom Janie at Manor Care Nursing Home at Lely, Florida lives about 45 minutes from us so we see her often!

Here she is visiting at my home in the Cape

Minnie loves the whimsy Christmas tree!

Shes a done deal!! One of a kind by yours truly!

I will be having a giveaway on Feb 15th, 2014 so don't forget to stop by on that day. I am not quite sure what the prize will be so as I decide I will be posting an update. Happy blogging!!

January 23, 2014

A Bigger Minnie

Hello all! Just a little update on Minnie the 2nd.

I'm wrapping her in batting now and putting on her nose, eyes, and lashes.
Then I will seal her head with premium sealant.

January 13, 2014

The Trials Of Minnie

I was not happy with the original head so more clay and sanding are necessary. These are some of the fabrics and  goodies I will use on this dolly.  I love pink!

January 5, 2014

Minne The 2nd

This Minnie will have a completely different vibe from Minnie 1. She has a much bigger smile but the nose is a bit smaller. Her primary wardrobe color will be pink! That's as far as I can go for now. Who knows what may happen tomorrow???  Have a happy week!

January 1, 2014

Forlorn For Minnie

I am missing my first Minnie Mouse so much I've decided to make another one! I wonder if this is the start of a new obsession for me? I may decide to keep her unless someone persuades me otherwise! Then I just may sculpt a 3rd Minnie!

Happy New Year!

I wish you all God's mercy and grace for the new year!