About Me

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Sublimity, OR, United States
I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby. After 10 years I quit the day job to pursue my art as a full time passion.

02 April 2021

Bunny Gathering

Such fun! I started collecting bunnies to sell at my shows, but I can't let them go, they are just too stinkin' cute.

I was gifted this glitter house in a swap a while back. The roof lifts off and it has so much detail! The inside has wallpapered walls and with a little bunny with a basket of eggs!

I created this Easter theme banner recently. It flips over to a simple springtime theme for use the rest of the season


Wishing you a Joyful Easter!

26 March 2021

Vintage Cottage Charm!

Just added to the etsy shop~
These lovely all cotton waffle weave handmade towels are so pretty for your cottage, retro or vintage decor. They work for the kitchen as well as the bath.



23 March 2021

Return to blogging!

After a lengthy absence from this blog, I am returning! So many of us left to use facebook and I have to admit is sure was easy to "short blog" over there. But things have changed. Facebook became so full of politics and hatred, I completely stopped posting, almost hating to even scroll through the feed. It literally sucked the energy out of me. I tried a couple other social media platforms, but I just can't get back into it. I will still share the links to my posts here on FB and MeWe, but I do hope you will follow me by adding your email on the right side of this page.

So much has changed with me, but in saying that, a lot is still the same. My goal is to post at least once a week on many different subjects I hope you will find interesting. You may also notice I have changed the name of the blog from All in my Cottage to Arbor Oak Cottage. When we built this home in 2005 we aptly named it because we live on the corner of Arbor St and Oak Grove Ave. A lot has changed since we built this house...we used to be next to a big farm, now we have houses built all around us. Our house is no longer red, its blue!

I plan is to share personal experiences, recipes, travel, art, DIY, photography. Also I will feature new items that I sell on my website and 3 etsy shops. Talk to you soon!

27 March 2016


Seriously, I am shocked I have not posted here since August. No real excuses, other than blogging has seemed to have taken a back seat to facebook for me. Although I mainly use facebook for promoting my textile and graphics business, my personal creative outlet has always been here on my blog.
As life marches along, so grows my family. We welcomed a grandson last summer-Joesph Randall--aka Joey, Joe and the kids call him Joe-Joe. My granddaughters and step grandson are now in school, seems like yesterday we were babysitting a 2 yr old and a new baby! They still give nana lots of hugs which I relish because they are growing up so fast!

Lilian 5, Lynsie 8

Kyler 5, Joey 9mo

In less than a week we are headed to Kona, Hawaii, on our annual tropical vacation. As many of you know, this is our favorite spot and we go often. This year we are staying the entire month of April!!
Our kids and grandkids are staggering visiting too, so this truly will be a family vacation. Watch the blog here for lots of pictures!

And also I will (and I promise) to share my garden and creative endeavors more often this year!

where we reside

where we reside
The ArborOak cottage