PURPOSE

TO~further the knowledge of nature, and encourage protection, and conservation of it.

Thank you to all who inspired me, taught me, and appreciated the sharing of my photos and information. My passion for God's creation has grown immensely and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to grow and to continue to grow...

PHOTOS


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Sunday, March 30, 2008

LEAVING~on a jet plane!!!

As many of you know, the pfatt ebay group is having an "artist's retreat" sort of gathering in Napa Valley!! It is April 3-9, so I will be back and running again the 10th. Hence, the dolls I list tonight (March 30) are going to run for 10 days, so I don't miss emails, questions etc...SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, please be patient with me. There is a computer there, but I surely can't be on it like I am here at home...

Thanks for your understanding... see you soon!!! hugs, robin

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

WATCH MY ITEMS?????

I know this seems silly BUT:

not sure if many of you know this, but ebay has a "pulse"

PULSE

it is a spot where items that have the most watchers are in a sort of contest...so

IF YOU ALL WATCH my items(just click them into your watch list)...

MAYBE I CAN GET UP IN THE PULSE!!!

now only watch what you want to watch if you wouldn't mind doing that...if not that's fine too!! It just never hurts to ask!!

so I am asking... PLEEEEEEZ!!

and thanks!!! Robin

ABELLA FAIRYGLITTER

new ebay auction

I think this is my favorite fairy so far...I love that she is flying!!!


Monday, March 24, 2008

HOLIDAYS

Well, we had a nice quiet Easter here with my hubby and two of his children. It is funny how life changes and families change and you start out with certain family members, and by 51 you have a bunch of different ones...My son JR called to wish us Happy Easter, he is in Georgia, finishing up college.. what a great kid he ended up to be...he was always the one who never remembered anything.. and now he is the one calling me all the time, 1 outta 3 ain't bad!!. He turned 21 March 22. I never remember his birthday ever being on Easter, but I guess this early time for Easter only comes once in a blue moon. My brother called as well, nice to hear from him. He and I were always close, and I guess we still are good friends even though he lives out in CA and I am here in PA...he isn't into Easter, and he made lotsa sense when he told me, "they call it good Friday, what's good about it when Jesus was crucified"... good point, I used to wonder that myself. Then he mentioned that we all eat ham on Easter, and Jesus would not have been able to eat ham since it is an unclean meat...haha.. the things we do as people, and with our differing religions.. so strange. Then I called my dad, cuz kids call their parents...he sounded so sad, he told me he didn't like holidays much right now (my mom passed August 1, 2007)and so he stayed home and ate soup...he is in FL. Far far away, but we all make choices in our lives...I guess by 84 who you spend time with is directly related to, again CHOICES we make...though at almost 51, I am not sure I would pick family over weather...hmm... guess I will wait til I am 84 and see how the weather is...
yeah I am being so sarcastic.. gosh, maybe I am having a bad day!!!

Well the day has come and gone.. tomorrow starts a new week, closer to my trip to California to meet all my pfatt girl friends... now that will be a fun time...

I am preparing my dolls for Art Doll Quarterly magazine, oh how I hope they put my dolls in there...now that would be a real accomplishment for me. And yes you will have to hear about it from here to eternity!!! Wait til you see the doll I am sending down there!!! whew... each new creation seems to be my favorite...

Then I started some new dolls...some that my wonderful, faithful and true customers, and family have recommended for me to make. On occasion I get into a rut, like anyone else I guess...and need some flames under my petutie...well it worked.

well, nuff said for today... life goes on, we can either go along for the ride, or sit and watch it go by, I choose to take the ride!!!

hugs, robin

Thursday, March 20, 2008

NEW DOLLS UP AND COMING!! AND some fun news

So I sent out my suggestions email and had wonderful feedback!!! It really is wonderful knowing what you expect from me, and the challenges that are offered me by you! I am excited to say, that I haven't abandon my "original" dollies, they have just been put on the back burner for a while. Well they will be coming back! I got out all my patterns today, and am deciding now which to start with. I already have a large witch doll in the making, so keep your eyes peeled!!! I had 5 requests for witch dolls even though is isn't Halloween, and ya know what? I am glad because I am in a witch mood!!

Some fun news: The Art Doll Quarterly contacted me and asked me if I have any witch dolls.. they have some plans for the fall. So I will be sending along at least a witch, and (CROSS YOUR FINGERS) hopefully will be included in the fall issue. I will keep you all updated as things progress...it isn't final far as I know.. so be patient!!!

welp, back to work.. you guys are demanding and I LOVE IT...KEEP DEMANDING, AND I WILL KEEP SEWING!!

hugs, robin

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

FINALLY!!!

WELL...I guess it is time I take the leap and announce that I am now a full time artist! I no longer work in the medical field at all. I think in announcing this it will also become more of a reality for me. I can't say it is a life long dream, or even a goal (til now), as I never considered myself an artist, and certainly NEVER thought I could make a living with it.

Leaving the nursing career is actually a positive thing for me as the medical profession has changed so much over the past 17yrs, for the worse I might add. It no longer has to do with caring for people. It is about money, and power, and more money, and then more money. I hope and pray I won't have to bite my tongue and take the leap back into this failing field.

Over the past 10yrs, so many changes have taken place in my life. One of them was to realize my life long dream of having a small farm and horses...I am there! I have always dabbled in crafts of some sort. Over the past year or so, after much encouragement from my children, I took the leap back into "crafts" finding out there is much hidden inside me that needs to be expressed.

My work as grown in leaps and bounds over the past year and a half. As different companies have contacted me about my dolls, and potential for publication becomes available, I guess at this point I can happily say I am an artist! I promise I will wear the title proudly, and will strive and dream so I can always bring the best quality and unique designs to your private collections to enjoy for years to come.

This is quite an adventure for me, and my family. Thank you to all my faithful family, customers and friends for your encouragement, support and patience as I pursue my new goal and career...hugs, robin

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

NEW BANNERS!!

Check out my pretty new banners made specially for me by SamIam Creations!! She does wonderful graphics. Here are the links:

SALES BLOG

MARKETPLACE

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

AZURA~Bumble Bee order

I wanted to share a special order doll I just completed. This is Azure, meaning "sky jewel". She is drenched in gorgeous Martha Stewart glitter...More dolls to come for the sales blog soon! I promise!!! Robin


Sunday, March 9, 2008

~OTBP's LOGO~

I know I know, I got your hopes up and what's here? NOTHING...but I wanted to let you know, that I finally got my logo designed! I think!! So as soon as I figure out (yeah with Shanna's help) how to get it on the blog so you can see it.. I will have it here and see what you all think? After all if it wasn't for you, I wouldn't need a logo!
Thanks so much for all your interest and patronage and support as I pursue my passion. Robin

Friday, March 7, 2008

THANKS MITHUA!!


A new and dear friend of mine just gave me an award. I wanted to share it with all of you!! Make my Day award.. I am honored!!!

Please if anyone gets a chance, her dolls are impeccable, and wonderful and will be around for centuries to come, you really must go to her blog,click on her name in the title of this message!!! hugs, robin

EASTER FLOCKER~SOLD

MY EBAY

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Etheilya Bumble and her freshly painted easter eggs!

Orders no longer available at this time.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

SALES BLOG NEWS

ALL NEW CREATIONS WILL BE LISTED FIRST ON THE SALES BLOG TO OFFER YOU, MY FAITHFUL AND VALUED FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CUSTOMERS, FIRST "DIBS" AT THE DOLLS.

After a couple of days I will either list them on ebay or etsy!!

You WILL continue to receive emails alerting you to the latest dolls!!
Thanks, robin