Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Pine Cone Gnome Paper Dolls

With the help of my talented friend Lance Lekander, I was able to design a new promo card prototype using my logos, that with a little cutting and assembling, will make two little Pine Cone Gnome paper dolls. The 'real' cards have been ordered and should be arriving soon.
These cards will be slipped into boxes and market bags with purchases, aren't they cute?!
(Sorry for the late night cell phone pictures, I couldn't wait 'till morning!)



Assembled Pine Cone Gnome Paper Dolls

Thursday, July 11, 2013

38th Annual Girdwood Forest Fair

It was probably the best one we've attended so far! Although it was cold and rainy for the first two days, the people were so wonderful and so was the food. My assistant friend, Faith and I dream 'aboat' the Canadian fries booth throughout the winter, it's always the first booth we vist every year. Canadian fries are fresh cut potatoes, fried and lightly salted and then put in a paper cone where then a mouthwatering malt cider vinegar is poured over the top of them... Yumm! Until we meet again, Fries!

We had a lot of fun setting up the booth this year, seems we do something different each year and it keeps us on our toes. My husband build new stands this year, very light weight and in four separate pieces. They were so much easier to haul than the bigger heavier stands he built me six years ago.

She hardly ever takes a picture without making a silly face!
This was home for three days, she's not fancy, but she's a 5 star resort compared to a tent. We were warm, dry, comfortable, and most importantly.. bear free.
 The first year our friend Jessica who now stays in the RV with us and is also our booth neighbor, camped out in a tent in the woods. Each morning she awoke to black bears riffling through the campsite. The bears were in their way out after  helping themselves to $9000 worth of butter from the seafood vendor. The next year it was multiple pounds of chocolate from the fudge booth. I'm sure they look forward to the fair each year just as much as I do (maybe even more).
Here we are! I'm on the left, Faith in the middle and Jessica is on the right.
Jessica owns J. C. Jewelry where she creates beautiful gemstone pieces. I purchase something from her shop every year at the Forest Fair and now look like a walking advertisement. Needless to say, I really love her jewelry!

Faith helps us both out at our booths by filling in for potty breaks or food quests. She also helps us with set up and break down and is all in all, a priceless part of our trio.
Another fair over, I am already looking forward to the next one!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

550 Facebook Fans = GIVEAWAY!!

Congratulations to #24, Sue!
Miss May will start packing her bags.

I would just like to say a big hearted "THANK YOU!!" to all the people out there who have been following along with The Pine Cone Gnome, you mean a lot to me!!

To show my appreciation, I would like to introduce you to Miss May here who stands in at right around 13", she really wants to go home with one of you and have some grand adventures!

She will come with all the clothing seen below, including her towel, rubber ducky and head wrap.

To enter the drawing all you have to do is leave a comment under this post between now and noon on Sunday the 19th, anyone can enter and shipping is on the house. The winner will be notified afterward via an email so please be sure to have your contact information available to me on your comment.

Little Miss May's days are broken into two activities, play time..... 


....and  Bath Time! 

all ready..

Good Luck!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lunette: The Traveling Doll!

Lunette, who was made by the very sweet and talented Berrie Hamby of Moonchild Dolls, is visiting us here in Alaska for a while! This is the first stop on her world wide adventure tour she will be taking (aren't we lucky to meet her first!). Before returning to Berrie, she will have had visited 12 other doll makers all around the world. You can read more about little Lunette and all about her adventures every step of the way here at: Travels with Lunette.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Eggs and Their Emotions..

...a series by E. Morgan
(this kid cracks me up!)


I hope everyone had a lovely Easter with their families and friends!
Ours was very nice and because it was so late this year we had even less snow than usual!

This one always has to make silly faces for photos!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sad Pixie..

Don't let the smile fool you.

A few years ago I made two Christmas Pixies for the boys using this wonderful tutorial. Even though they were meant more to be Christmas decorations, I could never put them away in the totes, so on the shelf in the boys room they sat offering up free smiles for everyone who would take a moment to look at them.

Well, this morning when I went into the boys room I found a horrific sight!

Yep, Pixie mutilation...and no body's talking! (personally, I think it was the teddy bears)

I'll get him fixed up and then I think they will both be sitting on my shelf now, obviously some one's out to get 'em!