Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Happy New Year

The merriest of holidays to you and thought I would also show pics of the purses I made for my niecelets!

This is Shelby's = she looooooves Twilight - anything Twilight!

Here is Nikkie's purse - all Goth and Spooky is for her!
Finally here is Hannah's purse - She likes the Jonas Bros!!!!!! And I still needed to line it and add the handles and finish the trim, so it is only partially finished.....
and yes more photos:
These are ornaments that I received from our annual PFATT Christmas Ornie Swap!!!

Aren't they fab!!!!!! I think this may be my 4th or 5th annual swap and never have I been disappointed but rather awed and inspired by all the love and art that goes into each every ornie!!!!
the girls want their treats!!!! tehe.....
Bye for now------
Jo and Lacey Jane

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Gift

One of my Pfatt sisters is suffering from cancer. I thought I would invite you to visit her blog and see just how she is dealing with all this trauma:

I am so lucky to have Penny as a sister at Pfatt!!!!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!
Jo and her critters
Magnolia Rose - dalmation
Jasmine - dalmation
Lacey Jane - beagle
Sophee Anne - Am. Staffordshire Bull
Polly Anne - her daughter
Percey - quaker parrot

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I just listed this sweet Silver Snow Angel!
Happy Holidays All!!!!!
Jo and Lacey Jane

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Introducing my Flesh 100% wool swatchette. Exclusively from my dye pot of Lacey Jane Woolgatherings@! You will get 4 pieces, from a peach to a lite pink. 2 pcs are peach, one lighter than the other. And then the pinks are one shader lighter than the other as well! Perfect for faces, flowers, emblems, trees, just whatever you can think of! Each piece measures approx. 4-1/2" x 27" for a total of 1/4 yd. wool.

And then there is Antique Peach - this is about 18" x 27" - 1/4 yd. perfect for whatever you can think of...including a great dark flesh color.

Gotta have some of this? Go to

where you will find primitive rug hooking patterns, kits, supplies and wool.

Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Holidays!!!!


Jo & Lacey Jane

Monday, December 7, 2009

Last Day!!!

Today is the last day to sign up for the PFATT Blog give-away!!!!! Use the link in the former post to enter and win!!!!! Good Luck everyone!!!!
Stay safe
Jo and Lacey Jane

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

PFATT Blog Giveaway!!!!

Yes that's right - a wonderful Christmas Giveaway. Wonderful artists have donated their fabulous art for this one, so be sure to go check it out!!!!
Jo and Lacey Jane

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Wow!!! Hope everyone got to see 'New Moon'!!!! Fabulous movie and now we have to wait for 'Eclipse'!
OK - that said.....
There is a wonderful blog give-away in progress - go check it out!
Fabulous art by fabulous artists!
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. Planning on adding more kits and more new wools on my website over the holidays. So be sure to come back and check them out here first!
Stay well
Jo and Lacey Jane

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

BRRRRR! Cold Today...Introducing the

Lacey Jane Hook-In!

I have started a project for everyone to enjoy! The idea is to get and do a rug by April 2010.....and easier because everything is all figured out and all you have to do is rug hook! Yeah!

Here are the details:
Texas Prairie Hearth Rug
About 11" x 24" on Monks Cloth, finished
Program cost: Uncut wool $150.00 Cut wool $175.00

When: Start in January and have it finished by April 2010

To make this as easy as possible here are some payment options:

1. Month One - Pay all at once and receive free shipping for all four months. You will receive your materials as explained in #2 and so on.

2. Month One (January) - 1st installment $75.00 (uncut wool) or $100.00 (cut wool), receive pattern Hand drawn on Monks Cloth and border wools.

3. Month Two (February) - 2nd installment $25.00, receive all green wools plus shipping.

4. Month Three (March) - 3rd installment $25.00, receive all the flower wools plus shipping.

5. Month Four (April) - 4th installment $25.00, receive background wools and binding plus shipping.

Just email or call me to sign up. And tell me -

Wool options
Payment options

and I will send you an appropriate invoice thru Paypal (if you chose that payment method) or an email to use as an invoice for checks and money orders.

I will try to invoice at the beginning of January to start and then every month thereafter.

Limited availability - so be sure to let me know soon! Questions? Just ask!

Sound like Fun? Join in!
Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!
Jo and Lacey Jane

Friday, November 13, 2009

Only Six Days!!!!

Until 'New Moon' - my heart is beating really hard!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happy Halloween to all....

Tomorrow is my BD. Yes I consider myself a Halloween baby!!!! Attached are pics of a corset I just finished for my 13 yr. old niecelet. I think she will be pleased.
Also a little cookie coffin I made of cardboard. Making about 15 of them for one of my niecelet's Halloween Bake Sale on Saturday!
sorry if pics are fuzzy - I was in a hurry!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wow!! Another Contest and some Eye Candy!!!

Go see my friend Johanna Parkers Blog to see her mother's home decorated for Christmas in the Country Sampler. Then enter the Country Sampler Sweepstakes to win one of three Folk Art pieces from Johanna and her Mom!! Wow!!!
Also below is my Morrigan Banshee that is currently posted to the Pfatt Marketplace and she is still available!!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

International Quilt Festival....................

Last nite Pfatt Marketplace went live - last chance for some really great Halloween art!!! This is a pic of my Banshee I made. Her name is Morrigan and will come to signed and dated. One of my most favorite pieces!!!!

Next weekend I am attending the Intnl Quilt Festival - easily the largest quilt show in the world! My girlfriend are going to drive like the wind to Houston for a 1 day visit! I hope to meet fellow designers and going to meet up with the editors of Create and Decorate....this will be fun! And I might even see something I cannot live without!!!! Yeah!!!

If you plan on attending please email me your cell phone and we can connect! Would love to see my customers, to put a face to you.

Lacey Jane and I have a lot of work to do this weekend. Will be dyeing wool for orders and making a corset for my niecelet Nikkie for her halloween costume.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Stay well

Jo and Lacey Jane

Monday, September 28, 2009

Pics from Broaddus Cemetary

Here are the promised pics from the Homecoming:
This pic is from a grave my family calls Baby Dove. All we know about the little boy who died in the 1920's. We always put flowers there.

Here is a pic of my brother's tombstone.

This is my beloved nephew's. He was in the tractor business and loved it!

I love this one - it is pointing to heaven! There were lots more I took pics of, but I think these were the most interesting. Stay well everyone....

Jo and Lacey Jane

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Homecoming in Broaddus!

Today is homecoming - a day set aside each year to clean and repair the Broaddus Cemetary. Don't know why it is called Homecoming - been that way all my life. Anyway, people come from everywhere to help clean and spruce up the cemetary. At noon, there is a big spread, time to visit, take pictures and share. I am going with my family to clean our kinfolks grave sites and put in fresh silk flowers. Taking my camera - I want pics of the really old tombstones, and will share these with you guys tonite.
The weather is nice - high predicted for 80 degrees - should be a great day for fellowship!
Stay tuned......
Jo and Lacey Jane

Thursday, September 24, 2009

What a nice Cool day it is!!!

Today looks like a another wonderful cool day here in Texas. Humid but cooler, I know, Shut up already about the cool weather. I just can't help myself - COOL WEATHER
Makes me want to create more spooky creations!!! Today I will work on my deadline for the magazine and then assemble my embroidery sewing machine to make some spooky ornies. My niecelet (Nikkie) also wants a corset for Halloween and I thought I would do some skulls and flowers on a piece of black material. Will post the pic when I finish, hopefully with her in it!
So - hope everyone has a blessed day.
Stay safe
Jo and Lacey Jane

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wishes Do Come True!!!

Today, I stepped out on my deck and it is definitely cooler!!! This past summer was unbearably hot. Just yesterday I was wishing for cooler weather and I woke up to a beautiful cool morning of 69 degrees!!!! Much better than 100 plus!!!
And on this note - back to the studio. Will be posting these creations to the PFATT Marketplace in October and also Etsy and Ebay. Will let you know when - but right now off to play!!!
Happy happy cooler days!!!! Fall is here!!!!
Stay well
Jo and Lacey Jane

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Today at 4:18 CST Autumnal Equinox

Just found this out:


Kewl Huh!!!!! Happy Happy

Out of the Studio

I was out of the studio yesterday!!! Helped a friend clean up his little acre. We spent about 6 hours of mowing, weed eating and general cleanup. Afterwards, we sat in the tool trailer and relaxed. I had brought up a pitcher of margaritas and we enjoyed the fading light, with a thunderstorm on the horizon.
Today - working in the studio - got a deadline for the magazine and also working on some Halloween creations.
Have a great day!!!!
Off to work!!!
Jo and Lacey Jane

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Poll - Go vote

For Johanna Parker at for the Doer of the Week!!! What tallent!
Have a great day!!!
Jo and Lacey Jane

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Today I start working on...

my project for Create and Decorate submission, due Oct. 1st. It is for the spring issue and so hard to work on - since this is my favorite time of year and I would much rather work on spooky and creepy instead of cute and sweet! Have a wonderful Sunday and don't forget to watch the MTV VMA awards tonite - a new movie trailer for New Moon will be shown, yeah!!!! Can't wait!
Stay well
Jo and Lacey Jane

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Exciting Give-away!

Run and I mean Run over to the Artistic Halloween Queens blog and sign up for their giveaway! They have really awesome artists and an exciting give away!
Here is the link:
Jo and Lacey Jane

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

September 9th!

Well today is the anniversary of Hurricane Carla that hit the Gulf Coast on this date in 1961! It is also the day my sweet SIL was born and guess what? Her name is Carla Jean!!!
And I came home yesterday from the post office and my sweet Polly Anne had obtained and chewed up my latest offerings for Pfatt Marketplace! She had the funniest look on her little face!
So - I loaded Ebay with some really kewl things that I hope everyone likes! Click on this link to view:
Have a wonderful day!!!!
Stay well
Jo and critters

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Really busy day today!

Just woke up....thinking about everything that needs to be done today, like working on deadlines. So, do the dye pots I go! And I am working on more Crowullens for Pfatt Marketplace, due today! Eeeek! Mom gave me some clothes she can no longer wear, supposed to put them on Ebay, but a couple of the pieces really need altering. When I get a chance to alter them, will post photos. That is my first love - altering clothes and making wearable art. When I lived in the big city, I taught at a local shop and loved it!!!! I guess I need to post pics of some of my wearable art pieces I have made, even won 1st place at a quilt show a coupla years ago! That really made me happy.
To the dye pots I go!!!!!
Jo and Lacey Jane

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Available on Newstands September 15th!

The Holiday 2009 Issue of Create and Decorate will be available at newstands September 15th. The Blessed Guardian Angel stocking and the 5cent Harvest wall hanging are two of my designs featured in this issue. Be sure to pick up a copy, there are lots of wonderful projects in this issue - just in time for the holidays. Now is the time to think about making exciting Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts for yourself, family and friends!!!! And if you want kits for these two projects, just visit my website for the details!
Jo and Lacey Jane

Friday, September 4, 2009


Working on Pfatt Marketplace items. What fun!!!! More Crowullen items will be featured. I love making crows!!!! Not to mention that they are so cool and wonderful for Halloween. Some of my crows can perch thru the house all year around! Be sure to check out the Pfatt Marketplace on Sept. 10th for all the artists' musings. There are sure to be some great surprises for us all!
And if interested in the little pincushions in the pic above, just email us! The witch shoes are available for $10.00 plus air fare. They are about 5-6 inches long, trimmed with chiffon and an antique jet button. Perfect for your sewing box!

See you there!

Jo & Lacey Jane

Thursday, September 3, 2009

And the winner is.......

Lori from the Vintage Pallette!!!!! Yippee!!!! Lacey Jane did have some fun!!! Maybe a little too much fun - she is eating and playing with all those little slips of paper, tehe...
Thanks to everyone for becoming a follower, and I really am awed by the followers - they are all so talented!
Stay well

Pfatt Blog Give Away!!!! Yeah!!!

Do I need to say more????? Deadline is September 8th. Some really outstanding and awesome art - go there!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Pfatt Sister's Loss

Joyce from Enchanted Productions and the Villiage Gift Shop has just lost a beloved and talented family member. My sadness and tears are overwhelming today - prayers for James's family -may they find the strength and peace they need.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

More Blog Give-aways!

Wow!!! More giveaways!!!!
Go to The Cart Before the Horse and win their awesome little dolly or some patterns!!! Yippee!
go check out Nancy Malay's of Victorian Whimsies for a great Victorian Cone!

Friday, August 28, 2009

I just received

I just received my latest issue of Create and Decorate!!! There are so many awesome projects featured and of course my own two pieces look great due to their fantastic photography! The pics are below in another post. Enjoy!!!! Jo

Saturday, August 15, 2009

It's that time of the year again!!! Yes, I know - you will get sick of reading about it - but it really is time for spooky fun!
With that said - I thought it would be fun to have a give-away. So how about a crow from my Crowullens collection. Yes - it's true - the Crowullens Clan is growing and seem out of control. I can't help myself - I love crows!!!!!
To participate, become a follower and I will put your name in the hat. At the end - September 1st, midnight is the deadline - I will have my beloved beagle - Lacey Jane - choose with her very own nose and paw the winner! Doesn't that sound like fun! Sure will be for Lacey Jane! tehe......
I will post the winner here in the blog.
So without further cawing - here is the pic -

Carlisle Crowullen!!!
Isn't he a fun crow! He sports a hand dyed wool vest that laces in the front and has wonderful vintage plastic ball buttons. He also has on a silk scarf and of course the Crowullen Crest pinned in with his little flower. Carlisle himself is made of muslin, painted and distressed. His stand is a glass candleholder that is painted and dusted with mica. And the pattern came from Soft In The Head!
Good Luck and Stay Well!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Halloween is almost here and I am so excited!!! This is my favorite time of the year and I get to bring out all my creepy creations (well maybe not so scary, but definitely Halloweenish!)
Be sure to stop over at the Pfatt MarketPlace on the 10th of this month( for my latest in Halloween musings.

Since The Twilight Saga is so in front right now (New Moon will be released 11-2o-09, I created The Crowluns. They all have their family crest and really are a disparate bunch.

Here is one pic:

Meet Esme Crowlun - named Mother Esme Crowlun by her clan because of her sweet disposition and loving attitude. Notice her family crest is pinned to her hat!

I want to make more Crowluns - so I am thinking there will more midnight oil burning really soon!

Also - the newest issue of Create and Decorate will be released very soon. I have two projects in this issue and both are simple ones to tickle your Halloween fancies.

This rug is called "Something Spooky"

Isn't this just the coolest rug!!!!

Hannah and Her Spooky Chicken is the other project:

and here is the website for the magazine

Well, here it is 3:21 am and maybe thinking I am tired. Stay tuned for more hauntings!!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Create and Decorate

I have two projects for this issue!!! Check out my latest.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Added the wrong pic!!! Sorry

so here is the correct picture for the Twilight Journal - duh!

It has been so long!

Since I posted!!! Been working on lots of projects - very hard to multi-task - and I keep forgetting to post here! OK Enough of that!

And here it is the middle of June - hot hot hot - here in Texas- feels like August and September hot. ugh.....

Here is a pic of one of the projects I did for PfattMarketplace. If you have never visited - make plans to do so soon. Lots of awesome artists!

This is Spooky Jennifer -

I have made a hat stand from a vintage handmade cedar (I think) candlestick. I then made a head – completely my own pattern. The head is made of muslin and has been gessoed, painted and sealed. Then a circle of pearls and a circle of some kewl trim is perched on her head. Put some tulle around her neck. What a fun hatstand. I already have made several for myself!

And then of course there is Twilight!!!! I am completely besotted. I will be working on more items - really fun....

So – I made this journal especially for all you Twilight fans out there. It measures 5” x 7” – just big enough for your purse but not too big!
I covered the journal front and back with blue(Edward’s favorite color) handmade papers, trimmed in antique black lace. The front cover features an antique black & silver trim running thru the center of cover – representing the single cord that binds Edward and Bella. Added some fabulous black German Dresden trims and some of my favorite photos of the pair.
The back cover is simple and expressive. This is the time Edward and Bella were in Italy and represented by an Italian quote that means ‘my singer’ as explained by Edward that Bella’s blood sings for him. How romantic is that?

Other news - I have not finished my doll that I was making in the online class I took. I hope to pick her up again this weekend, finish her and post her here on the blog, so stay tuned!

and finally - here is a pic of my cute little Witchy Doxie!

Can you resist those eyes???
Ok guys - more tomorrow -
Stay well

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

April 21st - San Jacinto Day in Texas

Today - Santa Ana (a great Mexican general) was defeated by Sam Houston. A monument called the San Jacinto Monument was built in that days honor that helped Texas gain independence from Mexico. So enough of the history lesson.
Today I am working on my doll class I am taking from K. Etsvold on and also working on a doll for Danita (that wonderful artist featured on the cover Somerset Studio!). She and I and some members of PFATT are doing a Favorite Swap swap. I drew Danita's name and started cutting it out last nite. Today I am gonna start sewing. Will post pics as I go along.....
Off to the sewing machine!
Stay Well

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spring is here! I think....

OK - we just had Easter weekend. The pecan trees are starting to bud out and so I think maybe Spring is really here. It is about 65 degrees and the sun is out. All the birds and critters are out doing their thing. My dogs (all five of them) are on the deck sunning.

I wanted to show my latest doll and the class I am taking from Katie Etsvold at

As you can see in the pic - that is what I am supposed to be making and she should look a little like the one pictured.

Well - I have made the theatre, the bird's swing and started on her body. Will take a pic when finished.

Here is a pic of my latest doll - and she has already sold in Pfatt Marketplace.

Her name is Hannah and has her own doll stand. She sold right away, so I am encouraged to continue making these great little girls.
Mark your calendars for May 10th. the day the new Pfatt Marketplace debuts with the latest and greatest from a bunch of very talented artists!
Well - it is late afternoon here and my girls want to be fed! Tomorrow I have to mail out Hannah and some other orders and work on my doll for class.
Talk to you soon!!!!!
Stay well

Saturday, April 4, 2009

New Giveaway from PFATT!!

Yippee!!! Here it is April - spring is in the air. Please go check out the giveaways from PFATT for this month. And just a reminder - bookmark this site - because we have a giveaway every month this year! How exciting is that!

On to other news. As I mentioned before, I am taking a class from Katie Etsvold at I am truly enjoying this wonderful class. And learning lots of great techniques!!! If you ever have a mind to, please sign up. She will be having 2 more classes this year at Will be posting my adventure when I finish her!

Stay well

Thursday, March 19, 2009



I am still playing around with my dollies and I think I finally worked out a sweet one that I really like and have already sold!

here is her pic!

I named her Sarah. She is only about 8" tall and dressed in her night clothes. I made a stand for her from a 1" wooden block and a 3/16" wooden dowel. And I painted it black and then as I was sealing it, I added bits of lace. Looks really kewl.

So here is the technique:

make doll

Paint on 3 coats of Gesso, sanding in between coats.

Paint on 2 coats of a flesh color (your choice), sanding in between coats.

Add features and any other details you wish.

Spray with a Matte spray to seal.

Paint on 1 coat DecoArt Crackle in a medium consistancy. In other words not too light but not a really heavy coat.

Let dry 2-4 hrs. Then rub on a coat of Folk Art Antiquing Polish. The crackle will appear immediately.

This is what I was looking for - a one step crackle.

Easy technique......Try it!


Saturday, February 21, 2009


Today I am pondering about dolls. Dolls to me are a personal choice for everyone. One sees a doll that is to them is ugly and another person loves it. So there ya go. I am working on a doll right now, and came up against a staining problem. I am still experimenting and when I work it out, will share my technique with you.
Another thing I want to talk about is a great paper and multi-media artist named Katie Esvold. She has been published lots of times and is now offering classes on-line! To see the class I will be taking go to and then select classes. This is exciting and I can't wait! Taking this class will be very instructional and lots of new techniques! I warn you it is a doll and paper art. And...
I will post a pic of my dolly, good or bad. tehe
Well, that is all for now, am sure more things will pop to talk about.
Stay safe:

Friday, February 13, 2009


I know it has been months since I blogged. Due to tragic circumstances I have been very very busy with my family.

Today I have some great news!!!!

Attached you will find a link to a new and exciting blog created by my group forum on Ebay and it is so awesome! The artists (we are all called Pfatties) are fabulous and I am so glad I am a part of this special group.

Please go to the link and look at all the fun stuff you will find and stay tuned for an announcement about a fab give-away for our grand opening.


here is a pic of my latest project for Create and Decorate!! Will be adding to my website and offering kits very soon!
Well, have to go work for now - sign up as a follower and I promise to try and keep my blog going in a more positive direction!