My Art: A Look Back

A lot of memories that come flooding back when I look through this gallery of most of the art I’ve done over the past few years. I am now re-energized and excited about my art, both painting and my fabric art, and look forward to many more creations in the future.

The following pictures are where I’ve been with my art. It will be interesting to see where it goes from here.

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The Return of the Perfect Pocket

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Now that I have my new Baby Lock sewing machine I’m super excited about sewing again.When I was thinking about what I was going to do with new machine I kept coming up with new ideas for my Perfect Pockets, so that’s where I started.

Today, I completed my first Perfect Pocket and just now have put it up on Etsy for all to see.

Please drop by my Etsey site have a look and leave me a like or a favoriite.

Stay tuned:I’ll have another, different purse to add in another day or so.

I like my pillows

We’ve lived in this house for well over 2 years and I’ve always wanted to design and make decorative pillows for our living room. I’ve just never got around to doing it.

My new sewing machine has changed all that.


decorative pillows

They really brightened up our space

Baby Lock Serenade

I must have been an especially good girl this past year because for my birthday I got a new Baby Lock Serenade sewing machine. The Serenade comes with almost all the bells and whistles so I can professionally almost anything including draperies, Perfect Pockets, garments, costumes, blinds and valances. What did I miss?


Of course with a fancy new toy I need a new project so for my first I chose this table runner.


I have some new ideas for my Perfect Pockets and our daughter is looking for a blind. I plan to keep my new machine busy.

Any ideas?

 Want to make your own table runner?  The pattern is at the website So Sew Easy 




Ball’s Falls Welcomes Perfect Pockets

I’m designing and creating every Perfect Pocket that I can these days; the Grimsby Festival of Arts is less than a month away (it’s September 6 and 7) and as well as my oil paintings, prints and tiles I want to take as many Perfect Pockets as I can with me for that 2 day weekend event.

But every good girl needs a day off once in a while so Larry and I recently packed up a few of my finished Pockets, and headed off for a hike at Niagara’s well know Ball’s Falls, home of one of the first woolen mills in southern Ontario. We had a great hike both up to the upper falls and down to the lower falls while my pockets got to show off a bit on  the gorgeous sunny day.

Why not visit my Etsy store to see more of my creations. You will find them at

Here’s what’s coming up for Perfect Pockets

I’ve almost caught up with costumes for the year-end shows at  Artist’s Play Dance School and my understanding accounting clients are up-to-date as well. Now I move on to 2 sets of draperies for RV’s and my true loves, my perfect pockets and maybe even some time to get out the easel and some brushes and move some paint around.

Here’s the fabrics soon to be Perfect Pockets. I’m working on these now.

You can shop them all at my Etsy Store

Six Perfect Pockets for Mother’s Day

Each of these unique designer Perfect Pockets is available here  at my Etsey store.

A Perfect Pocket For Summer

I’ve added an adjustable strap to this one thinking it should work better for all our different sizes. This one too is available on Etsey

I Live For Satisfied Customers

A lovely lady named Candace saw a post about Perfect Pocket on Larry’s blog  Amazing and became an early purchasor.

Here’s Candace’s comments:

  1. I LOVE that saying from Pablo Picassso! … and I have a story about him. Many years ago, when growing up in Puerto Rico, we lived near him. I don’t remember the whole story, so will have to talk to Mom about it, but the saying is so right-on.

    Similar to “What you think about, you BRING about” from I don’t know who – but it’s good :) and “Thoughts BECOME things, so choose the good ones” (c) …. I could go on and on, but that wisdom is out there for everyone to capture in their own way … and that’s exciting !

    That gorgeous spring green and purple Perfect Pocket is MINE! I’m sooo happy with it, Marilyn selected a material that is sooo ME :)

    My Samsung Note II fits in the PP still in the small case the phone stays in AND I keep my important debit cards in the case. Receipts and business cards fit in the inside pouches and a spare key in the zipper pouch, so I am good to go at all times.

    The strap is long enough that I can put it over my shoulder when walking or bicycle riding, and when I need to carry a bigger tote, the Perfect Pocket goes right in without taking up too much room.

    GREAT JOB Marilyn :) …. It’s PERFECT !

    Thanks Candace

Marilyn’s Pink Perfect Pocket

Every Perfect Pocket is unique!

This 6.5 x 5″ Perfect Pocket is made out of good quality broadcloth and is interfaced with seams all enclosed.
The purse features one zippered pouch on the front, 2 credit card pouches inside and a pocket on the back. Removable 48? strap is reinforced and double stitched with swivel clips and lobster claws, handy to attach your keys. The perfect pocket stays closed with a magnetic catch and has room for all popular smart phones. US$35 plus shipping

Available on Etsy