Leafy Greens

Tell me you smoke without telling me smoke … wink wink.
Adorn your lobes with the Devil’s Lettuce!
These are machine embroidered lace pot leaves, with various bead styles to choose from.
We’ve got right-side-up marijuana leaves, and we’ve got upside-down cannabis leaves. Or you can choose from right-side-up cannabis leaves or upside-down marijuana leaves.
On Sterling silver fish hooks


Recent Embroidery

I love creating things on my embroidery machine. I also love the files that other people create for me to use on my embroidery machine. I have design software that I know how to use, but I love finding and using all the unique designs for purchase. I figure, if I took the time to design something from scratch, I wouldn’t be able to make as many things as I do. There’s always new designs coming out that I just would not be able to keep up with if I were designing AND stitching. I also enjoy being able to help out another small business by purchasing their design files then turning it into my own creation on my machine. I have several favorite places that I find my designs, and I have collected so many that I haven’t even sewed them all out – it would probably take me at least a year to try to do that! This is everything I’ve made in the past few months.

Poo bags

I haven’t even gotten to all the different breeds of dogs available for these! They are SO. FUN. And I don’t even have a dog!

Coffin Wallets

These are absolutely adorable and fun to make. They help use up small bits of extra vinyl, too!

Humorous handbags

These are a little smaller than 6 x 10″ and fully lined inside.

Little Black Book

I have a few different files for these mini composition books and I just adore them. These covers make me WANT to take notes and make lists!

Motivational Quotes

I love these so much. It’s just the perfect amount of attitude.

Christmas 2021

Last but not least, the latest holiday tree ornaments. The best seller for 2021 was the “Ho.” ornament! I made some explicit gingerbread people and was surprised those didn’t do as well as I thought in my quirky little bubble of people! The 2021 syringe ornament was a good one, too that I didn’t sell a ton of. But, I was also contacted by someone through my etsy that was looking for a customization. She had just had a hysterectomy and wanted to commemorate with a uterus snowflake with the year added to it. I felt so honored being able to help her create an ornament! -AN

Fort Collins Museum of Art Masks Exhibit 2022

I haven’t been very active on my own website lately. I’ve spent the last year thinking something wonderful was happening only to find out that it was, indeed, just a dream. It was a heartbreak I didn’t ask for. And so now begins yet another year of working on trust and self-worth and asking questions in my own head that probably don’t even matter, but have caused so much pain and confusion that they need to be answered. But what can ya do? You always have to be willing to take a risk, otherwise nothing good (or bad) would ever happen.
So that’s what I did with this year’s mask. I took a risk and pushed myself with it. Over the years I haven’t noticed anyone else do any kind of carving into the bisqueware although, I could be totally wrong about that of course. I think my heart was already breaking when I began my piece. If the mask itself would have broken, I wouldn’t have been surprised.
This one is entitled “Memento Mori“. Everything that I included is fragile, and it dies. The web and the spider, the red rose and the love it represents. Even our own mortality. They all eventually crumble.

This will be on display at the Fort Collins Museum of Art for the whole month of April 2022 as part of the silent auction fundraiser they hold each year.

Audrey 2 Plant Monster

Behold! My version of an “Audrey 2” plant monster. I started this as a Halloween decoration, but it turned into more of an art piece that will probably end up living amongst the plants in my living room. It was mostly made from things I had around the house. The styrofoam ball I used for the head has been sitting in my closet for years, just waiting for the perfect project. On the way to Joann’s for their floral department, I stopped by the thrift store beforehand and scored the perfect leaves, saving me money and reusing instead of buying new! The little babies were made from dollar store items. This was a very thrifty project! I love how it turned out; I’m actually a bit wary of putting it out on my patio for Halloween!

Starry Night Hand Painted Leather

Hand painted leather skirt. Regular acrylic paint was used, as opposed to leather paint. After researching online, it seemed like there wasn’t much of a difference, so I went for what I already had on hand. This is an art piece for Novotny Artistry, but also a clothing article for Pins and Needles Boutique.

Open Wide

An old ceramic piece that I thoroughly enjoy. I love how it turned out; the glazes I used came out perfect. I’m constantly on the fence about selling it, but I would part with it for a good price (at least $75). It’s a smallish bowl and I’m not sure what you’d put in it, but mainly an art piece.

Masks Exhibit 2016

“True Beauty Lies Within” 

Fort Collins Museum of Art MASKS Exhibit 2016

Mosaic mask inside a wooden box. Put your face in the mask, and look through the eyes and you will be looking at a mosaic mirror. The reflection reveals colorful mosaic tiles on the masks face. You are also looking at yourself. The box opens to display the full design of the mask.

The top also opens, because there is a display light affixed to the top, so that it shines a light into the box so everything is visible.

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