Welcome!  This blog is to be a behind the scenes, insider's look into Morning Star Loft and my creative side.  I've enjoyed giving crafty gifts to friends for some time now & after a few (or more!) gentle nudges, finally put up an Etsy store for the public.  If you haven't seen the Etsy store, click on the logo above.  Go ahead, I'll wait.

See anything you like?  If not, let me know!  I'm always up for a challenge and custom orders.

I hope you will follow this blog or subscribe for updates.  I plan to offer giveaways & follower discounts only found here.  And yes, I have been drug to the dark side ie Twitter.  However, I've not quite gotten the hang of it & don't tweet very often.  And I'm considering a Facebook Fan Page; more to come on that.

If you're wondering who I am, here I am with my number one model, my beautiful niece, Joy:

Home base is located in beautiful Tampa, Florida.  My studio is the second floor loft perched above the Hillsborough River where I have an amazing view of Florida's wildlife.  I've seen turtles, stingray, fish, alligator, dolphin, manatees, osprey, turkey, hawks, ibises, heron and even a monkey all in my backyard.  It's this nature girl's paradise.