Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I just finished another custom order for my friend Dian. I've totally lost track of how many doll forms that I've made just for her since we first met through the local bead society several years ago....but if I had to guess, I would say that Dian has probably collected enough of them from me to fill a five gallon bucket with nothing but dolls. This time she needed two purple cats, with no tails, that can stand upright all on their own. I can't wait to see how she's planning to bead them! In the meantime, stop by her blog, say hi, and see what she's working on next.

I had so much fun making these little sweet hearts that I couldn't just stop at those two... I've made two more in cream and have a few more that need to be stuffed. I've listed the extras for sale on my website. Just click the image to pop over there.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Dry Erase Message Board

I absolutely LOVE this idea that I found on the Design Sponge Blog! The original project uses and old window, which I didn't have, so I improvised and created my message board from a picture frame that I had stored in the garage. I wrapped the backing board with some of my favorite fabric and added a small (ATC sized) collage of one of my grandmothers childhood photos. All of which was just taped into place so I can change fabrics once I grow tired of this. Viola! A personalized message board for my studio! 

And the first thing on my list, finish my new Sun Salutation Goddess! She's done....You can see her here....

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Wild Mushrooms

There are wild mushrooms popping up in my studio!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Batik Tree Spirits

As warm weather takes over, I find myself less and less motivated to stay indoors and sew. I would much rather be outside...doing something, anything! Hmmm maybe I should set my sewing machine up on the back deck. I wonder if the neighbors would think I'm some kind of weirdo? 

Even though the weather has been gorgeous, I still managed to stitch up a couple of new Tree Spirits in a brown/purple/pink batik fabric I had stashed away. I love the color combination! The pink adds an unexpected pop.

One of my finished Tree Spirits
 has just been listed in my

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Kivett Studio on Facebook

As if I had nothing better to do....
Kivett Studio is now on Facebook!

Click the image to join me ;-)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Collage Machine

Can't help myself....i still love playing with the Collage Machine ! Actually, I'm avoiding the   reorganization of my studio. I hate to admit it but I have developed strange attachments to oddball junk that should be donated, recycled or just plain trashed. Can't figure out how to just let go of things that I might need someday

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Custom work and spring cleaning time

I know I haven't been updating my blog much these days. I've gotten side tracked with custom orders and spring cleaning. It's unbelievable how much clutter I've managed to accumulate over the winter! I'm making it top priority over the next two weeks to get my studio (and the rest of the house) sparkling clean.

Friday, March 06, 2009


I'm slowly coming out of hibernation, now that the weather is warming and Spring is just around the corner. Today I'm working on a few new doll forms...and maybe next week I'll get started on some new plush monsters! You'll find these bunny forms for sale on my website.