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A Cause and A Home

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I mentioned a few weeks ago I was in the process of revamping my Etsy shop.  I replaced every photo, upgraded my SEO (which I’ve recently learned needs additional revisions), and removed items from my shop that didn’t seem to fit with my general theme.  I’ve done as much as I can to keep up…

For A Girl Who Might Be Nervous about Her Wedding

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My advisor and chief inspiration for marygLOVESart® paid me a visit last weekend.  That would be Faith, my almost ten-year-old granddaughter.  Amidst the numerous projects she herself was working on, she dished out plenty of suggestions.  The most significant one was for a new don’t worry doll–a bride.  In her words:  “I think you should…

Cara’s Angel

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Recently a woman contacted me through my Etsy shop to ask if I could make an angel for the top of her Christmas tree.  She saw my don’t worry dolls and wondered if I could make a bigger one for her.  I’d actually never thought of making them larger, so I said I’d give it a…

A Rey of Sunshine

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I mentioned my granddaughter, Faith, who was the original inspiration for my don’t worry dolls.  She still inspires me. We spent the weekend together and she wasted no time at all getting her hands on my art supplies. When her other grandmother took her shopping at the Disney store, she purchased a Star Wars speeder…

Angels, Second Time Around

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In 1995 when my friend Jennifer’s daughter died of cancer, weeks after her second birthday, the grief was overwhelming.  I’d been experimenting with polymer clay and had the idea to make angel pins in Caitlin’s memory.  The first ones were rather primitive looking, but as I practiced, my techniques improved.  Since Caitlin had been bald virtually…

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