Wednesday, February 22, 2012

AMAZING!  Artists with a Special Touch!
I've written about Gina before, and am delighted to do it again!  Gina lives in North Dakota with her husband and two darling children.  She teaches piano, too.  She's active in the kids' schools and her church.  This is another person who is not operating on the same twenty-four hour day that I am!

In her free time (LOL!), you're sure to find Gina with a pair of knitting needles in her hands.  Gina doesn't knit the 'regular' things people knit.  Gina's knitting is full of surprise, imagination and originality.  Who wouldn't just love these knitted mermaids clutch toys!!!  They are made in the Waldorf style (no facial features) to allow the child (or adult!) to use their imagination.  Her own two children are her test market for her knitted toys, so she used yarns and stuffing that are "washer and dryer friendly."  We all know someone who would enjoy these, so here is the link to her shop and this item!  She has other clutch toys, stuffed animals and knitted hand puppets too, some in sets with matching booties!
Watermelon Headband
Dragonfly Key Chain

This watermelon headband is so colorful and cheery...  just the thing to brighten up a dreary winter day.  Or how about a dragonfly key ring?  This is just the thing to make your keys "your own."  Plus, it will make them easier to find too!  As I said...  when Gina knits, it's often not what you would expect!

E-Reader Wallet
Recently, Gina's branched out into sewing with a line of E-Reader wallets or covers.  I just love the coffee cup print of this fabric she chose.
Denim Tote Bag

She also has this wonderful and practical denim tote bag in her shop.  Don't you just love the lining?!?!  Measuring 13 x 11 inches, this tote is perfect for carrying books from the library or for use as a diaper bag.

Gina is also a regular contributor on the Handmade Artists Forum.  She's got a delightful blog, too.  Some people make me tired just reading about all of their activities and pursuits...  Gina is one of these people!

Here is your chance to be Gina's special someone...  Gina's looking for her first sale from her shop.  With all of her wonderful creations there, it's going to be tough to choose which one you need!


  1. Love those knitted toys! Really fun!

  2. Thanks so much for the great post! You're so sweet!

  3. My pleasure, Gina! Every word of it is true!

  4. Toys… toys… and more toys! Great gift ideas for the little ones! WTG Sandi fabulous post!