What’s behind the hidden objects found in the fort

Things you will find in Archie’s Fort.

There are so many things to find in Archie’s fort. At the entrance you will find these flowers. What makes them unique is that they were made with candy wrappers. Wrappers that Artist Angel Orton collected from her co workers, who, including Angel, are Covid-19 nurses from Michigan. Adding this special touch is what makes this story even more special. The nurses found it a nice distraction to find items that could be included in the fort.


The significance of the nine candles is a sign to Archie providing hope to Archie that he will have a ninth birthday celebrated with joy and happiness. It is beautiful added touch by Artist Angel Orton who created the background scenes to the fort.

Paws and such…

For those of you who needle felt, working with black, especially mostly black, can be a challenge. Lighting is important. Today’s challenge is creating the paws which include the pads. By now, my dog is getting in the way. He is so big that I must tuck his head under my armpit to work onContinue reading “Paws and such…”

A life-size Scottie

On this cold, blustery, winter day, I will take this opportunity to work on my life-size Scottie. I began this project a week ago. I considered working on smaller things like mice and elves so that when October rolls around, I would have a nice inventory. Instead, I began looking for more of a challenge…somethingContinue reading “A life-size Scottie”


December was a busy month. Preparation for the German Christmas Market in Sparta, New Jersey took up much of my time these past few months. The Christmas Market began on Friday December 3rd and continued through to Sunday. It was moved to the Fairgrounds nearby allowing more visitors from surrounding areas. Plenty of parking andContinue reading “2022”

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