Friday, December 9, 2011

Great Gifts for Christmas, Birthdays, and more! Greatly Reduced Prices

Fiber Fantasy Mermaid
PRICE REDUCED:  Was $145.00, NOW: $115.00

I just reduced ALL the items in my DZFANTASY shop on ARTFIRE!  I plan on donating any and all sales sold in my shop on Artfire to Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue in Mukwonago, WI.

I am also running a DZFANTASY GIVEAWAY for a $30.00 Gift Certificate to be spent in my DZFANTASY shop on ARTFIRE!  Giveaway ends, 12/31/11 - 12:00 Midnight.

To enter: click on $30.00 Gift Certificate Giveway

The reason I'm willing to donate all my sales  to help all the little creatures that are looking for their "forever" homes is because I have the time, materials and feel there is such a great need to help our 4 legged friends, who ask for nothing more than love and a good home.  This is a privately run dog rescue where I have been volunteering for the past year.  It made me realize just what an enormous amount of money it takes to care for these little "buddies', vet bills being the most expensive, and just the ongoing needs of these rescued animals.  Many come from puppy mills, strays, owner surrenders and more.

 All dogs taken in by Bichon and Little Buddies have their medical needs taken care of, they are also spayed/neutered, microchipped, dental work done before they are adopted out.  Below are several photos of some of the little ones now living at Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue, while they wait for their "forever" homes.






To learn more about Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue and the available dogs up for adoption, click on the link below:

To get some wonderful pieces of original designed fiber fantasy art, jewelry and Swarovski crystal earrings at great prices, visit my DZFANTASY SHOP ON ARTFIRE by clicking on the little fairy face below.  In turn, you will also be helping out all these little doggies who are looking for love, attention and good homes!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

DZFANTASY GIVEAWAY - $30 Gift Certificate

Fiber Necklace and Earring Set

Come join the fun with my $30.00 gift certificate giveway from my DZFANTASY shop on ARTFIRE!  Lots of ways to spend $30.00...Swarovski crystal earrings, fiber necklaces, earrings or apply it to a mermaid, fairy and more!

Fairy Face Pin

START DATE:  12/7/11

END DATE: 12/31/11 - 12:00 MIDNIGHT CST



HOW TO ENTER:  Just leave a comment in this post telling what item/s you would use the $30.00 gift certificate on.

At the close of the giveaway, I will randomly select a winner from the names in the comments.  Winner will be notified by email only, so please be sure to leave a means of contacting you.  Item/s will be shipped FREE of charge to winner.
Thanks for visiting DZFANTASY.  Good luck to all!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Original Designed Gift Ideas at great savings!

If you are looking for some great gift ideas and great savings, be sure to visit my DZFANTASY shop on ARTFIRE, where I am giving 25% off on any item in my shop, FREE SHIPPING, and $5.00 off any pair of earrings, both Swarovski crystal and those with my hand knit beads.

To receive any of these discounts, use the coupon codes which are listed on the right side of my shop's home page.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fiber Fantasy Sculptures and Rescue Dogs...what's the connection?

Meet "Pumpkin" a delightful little poodle
waiting for her "forever" home
at Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue
To learn more about Pumpkin, click on her photo

Below are several of my DZFANTASY creations, listed in my DZFANTASY shop on Artfire, that I will be donating the full purchase price to Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue. To see what other items in my shop are being donated, always look in the MORE INFORMATION section of the listing, where I will note that "100% of sale price" will be donated to Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue.

I plan on donating the full purchase price of various pieces of my fantasy art to help Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue to be able to continue to help the many little "buddies" out there that need to find good homes.  FREE SHIPPING on all of these items.

Pumpkin is just one of many of the dogs available for adoption.  Click on the above link to learn more about Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue, a private, non-profit ogranization located in Mukwonago, WI.

Handknit Ribbon Yarn Necklace
 with matching ribbon bead earrings and Swarovski crystals!
(click on photo to learn more about this set)

Swarovski Crystal Butterflies and Silver Plated Leaf Earrings
(Click on photo to learn more!)

Swarovski Crystal Clear Sparkly Star Earrings
(Click on photo to learn more)

Fiber Sculpted ZEBRA Fairy
Click on her photo to learn more about her!

Fiber Sculpted Zebra & Pink Butterfly Wall Accent
with Swarovski Crystal Body
Matches Zebra Fairy above!
(Click on photo above to learn more about it)

Olivine Swarovski Crystal Dangle Earrings
(Click on earring's photo to learn more)

Fiber Sculpted Fantasy Mermaid Wall Accent
(Click on Mermaid's photo to learn more about her)

These are just several of the items where I will donate the "full purchase" price to Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue.  I've been volunteering there for almost a year now, and see how much help is needed to find good homes for these often lost and ill treated little creatures.  It is amazing to see how they respond to love and attention.

Please feel free to contact me, Donna, at with any questions you may have.

Thanks for visiting my DZFANTASY blog.  Stay tuned for more photos of "buddies" needing homes and new artwork to help them.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Buy a Magical Mermaid and help sponsor a rescue dog!

Lucas - Male Cockapoo
Rescue Dog looking for his "forever" home!

Original Designed Fiber Fantasy Mermaid

Click on the word DZFANTASY to see more photos of the mermaid.

I am hoping to combine my two passions, creating fiber fantasy figures and fantasy jewelry, and helping rescue dogs find their "forever" homes.

The past year, I've been involved with a private rescue organization in my area (Mukwonago, WI) called Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue which is a non-profit organization.  They depend on donations to help with the high vet bills, food and other items incurred by all the little "buddies" they give a home to.

To learn more about Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue and the dogs available for adoption visit the link below

It is my hope to be able to help find these sweet little "buddies" homes by selling various piece of my artwork and donating the full price to sponsor individual dogs.

I will be donating the full price of the above pictured mermaid to sponsor LUCAS who is pictured above.  Lucas needs to find a home soon as he isn't really happy at the rescue.  He loves to go for walks and run in the grass!  Click on LUCAS'S photo to learn more about him.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Winter Art Festival - Madison, WI

Just SOLD her!
Her price of $75.00 is being donated to
Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue.
Thanks for buying her, Chelsea!



November 12th & 13th

HOURS: Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Great art, musical entertainment, Young Collectors' Corner,
Kids' Art Activities

My booth is #95 ... hope to see you there!

I will be donating the entire price of the above Acorn Fairy to a organization that has become very dear to my heart this past year...a private dog rescue organization....BICHON AND LITTLES BUDDIES RESCUE!  There are so many lost, lonely and abused little critters looking for their "forever" homes...strays, puppy mill dogs, owner surrenders and more!

Click on the link above to see some of the dogs available for adoption. 
Visit me at the Winter Art Festival, where I hope to be able to donate a percentage of my sales to help out my little "buddies" at the rescue.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fiber and Swarovski Crystal Jewelery

Pictured above is one of my original designed handknit fiber choker accented with Swarovski crystals.  Also, pictured are several pairs of earrings which I designed in colors to match the choker.  The earrings in the upper portion of the display have handknit beads with yarn the same as in the choker. 

These items will be soon listed in my DZFANTASY shop on Etsy and will also be available at my last art show of the season coming up in November in Madision, WI.  More info on that show coming soon.

Here is another style of handknit choker created using a beautiful multi-colored ribbon yarn.  Each flower has a Swarovski crystal butterfly bead handsewn into the center.  The earrings were made to match with a handknit bead and Swarovski crystal earrings.

These are just a few of the samples of fiber art and crystal jewelry that I will have available in my DZFANTASY shop on Etsy: and also at the Winter Art Festival in Madison, WI.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fiber Sculpted Flower Fairy

My newest fairy!

This colorful, fun fairy is my latest creation!  She is really sweet with her fluffy, sparkly hairdo and colorful body and wings.  To learn more about her visit her in my DZFANTASY shop on Etsy by click on the link below.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Waukesha Art Fest - September 10, 2011

Fiber Sculpted ZEBRA Fairy

Come see me in person at the Waukesha Art Fest in historic downtown Waukesha, WI this coming Saturday, September 10th.  I'll be there with my matching zebra butterfly wall accent.

We will be in Booth #16 along with other fantasy creations, fiber fantasy jewelry and Swarvoski crystal earrings!

Festival Hours are: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on W. Main Street Waukesha, WI (between W. Broadway and Maple Ave.)


Friday, September 2, 2011

Fiber Fantasy Butterfly Wall Accent - Zebra Print with Pink!!

Fiber Sculpted Butterfly Wall Accent

I really thought my daughter was kidding when she said the latest rage in decor was "zebra prints accented with pink"!!  After searching around on the internet, I found she was right!!  There are loads of different items for decorating with this color combination!  Guess I'm not much in keeping up with trends.

I decided to create this fantasy butterfly wall accent in those colors and see how it goes over at my upcoming art show next weekend.  How many of you knew of this color combination being one of the latest trends in decor??

Now I think I will have to create a little "zebra fairy" ..... with pink hair maybe!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Artist's Review of the 25th Annual Firefly Art Fair - Wauwatosa, WI

25th Annual Firefly Art Fair

This past weekend, August 6 & 7th I exhibited at one of my all time favorite art shows, the 25th Annual Firefly Art Fair sponsored by the Wauwatosa Historical Society in Wauwatosa, WI.

This was the first art show I've done this season and was looking forward to seeing how the economy would have its effect on this particular show.  I've done this show for 14 years and it has always been a top selling show for me.

Below you will see photos, which I took on Saturday during the show.  They are a sad commentary on how art shows have declined over the past several years.  Saturday, at the Firefly, which was always crowded with art goers and "buyers", was down to almost no people attending, which made for hardly any "buyers".

This is a shot from my booth down the isle!!  This was about an hour after the show opened at 10 a.m.!!

Tables set up in the Victorian garden where people can sit and eat their food.  This area is normally crowded with "eating" customers.  Not this weekend!!

The Silient Auction area at one point on Saturday.  There were a lot of great art to bid on, donated from the artists.  Where are all the people!

Other years, people are normally lined up to get into this show.  This is a view of one of the entrances near my booth.  The entrance fee was raised to $4.00 this year from $3.00 in previous years.

This group was part of the entertainment at the show.  They were having a good time singing old time songs!

This is a fun couple we met at various art shows and they always have a great sense of humor!  Beautiful carvings on gourds is their medium!  This is what makes doing shows fun......when you reconnect with other artists which you have met over the years.

OK, here I am....still smiling, even though my sales were down from previous years over $1,300!  Iconsider myself very fortunate in not having to depend on art sales to live!  There were other artists at the show that didn't sell anything or next to nothing.  My sister and I always have a good time and "laughs" no matter what the show is like.  It is always fun to meet and talk to new people and visit with previous customers and artists.

My sister, Dianne!  Can't imagine doing a show without her!  She is so good at displaying my art.  In the past I usually always had at least 80 - to 100 creations to sell, but this year I only started with 22 figures and my fiber jewelry.  Since my husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer last May and passed away in October, 2010, I didn't have the time to spend all the hours I used to in creating.  I truly believe that everything works out the way it is supposed to and that there is a purpose to everything that happens in life. If there were a lot more buyers at the show this year, I could have run out of inventory!!  

The key is to keep on smiling and laugh a lot!!

The FIRELY is still my favorite show, so we shall see what next year brings!  My next show will be the Waukesha Art Fest on September 10, 2011, in historic downtown Waukesha.  If you live in the area.....stop by for a visit!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Fiber Fantasy Fairy

Fiber Sculpted Fantasy Fairy

This charming little fiber sculpted fairy will be waiting for a good home in which to spread her magic!  She will be available at the upcoming FIREFLY ART FAIR on August 6th and 7th in Wauwatosa, WI

Come pay us a visit at booth #89.  It is a great show sponsored by the Wauwatosa Historical Society at the Kneeland Walker House!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

25th Annual FIRELY ART FAIR - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Handknit fiber necklace!

I will be exhibiting in one of my favorite art shows the weekend of August 6th & 7th....the FIREFLY ART FAIR!

It is one of the nicest art fairs around with its setting on the grounds of the historic Kneeland-Walker House and Gardens in Wauwatosa, WI. (7406 Hillcrest Drive)

I will have a variety of my original designed fiber fantasy creations along with my fiber fantasy jewelry!  If you live nearby be sure to visit the FIREFLY ART FAIR.  The grounds are beautiful, food is great, and of course there is a lot of great art to choose from.  My booth # is 89. 

The dates are:  August 6 & 7th, Admission $4.00, Hours:  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (both Sat. & Sun) 

Fiber Sculpted Rainbow Fairy

Stop by for a visit!

To see some of the creations that will be available at the FIREFLY, click on the word DZFANTASY below the thumbnail photo.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Harley's 1st Birthday

My buddy, Harley enjoying his 1st birthday
in his birthday pool!

Just like a kid....bored already with another present!

Well, just unwrapped this what do I do!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fun, Colorful "Dancing Fairy"!

(click on her title above to learn more about her)

She is a wild child fairy, and will bring a bit of magic whereever she goes!

It has been many months since I've had time to finish another creation.  She is newly listed in my DZFANTASY shop on Etsy.  Hopefully, I will now have time to create more!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

FEATURED ETSY SHOP - ROSE GLEN - Clothing for Curvy Women

(click on this item's title above to learn more about it)

Let's welcome, Rose and her delightful clothes, which she sells through her Etsy shop, ROSE GLEN - Clothes for Curvy Women.  You can find out a bit more about Rose and how she got started in designing clothes by reading her interview below. Then, be sure to pay a visit to her Etsy shop and other links listed below.

What led you to start creating your art/craft?

My aunties were the local dressmakers, and as a child I became intrigued and wanted to do what they were doing. So I copied in a crudish child like way, I used leftover scrapes and started making clothes for my dolls. The birth of my daughter gave me the incentive to continue sewing spurred on by little money and a desire to dress my daughter in pretty clothes. Coincidently she introduced me to Etsy, as she also has a shop on Etsy called “csevenm”

How did you decide what medium you wanted to work with?

I used to create plus size clothing for a friend's shop, sadly this has now closed. When I was introduced to Etsy, by my daughter, this gave me an opportunity to continue creating. I also love fabrics, what creative person does not and Etsy enables me to indulge in this passion.

(click on item's title above to learn more about it)

What aspect of creating your art/craft do you find the most enjoyable?

The start and the finishes. Buying the fabric, the joy of walking into a full fabric shop, touching feeling and selection a piece of fabric, and seeing the end result of what I have chosen to create from the fabric.

If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable, to describe your art/craft, what would you choose, and why?

Interesting question, hmm, I would say peppers, because they come in all colours, shapes and sizes. They can be sweet or spicy and they are a perfect way to spice up a meal. I feel as an analogy this can be applied to my craft, the fabrics, thread, and sewing equipment comes in all shapes colours and sizes, and dependent of what is used and how it is used, I can spice up and create something colourful and different each time. 

If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your “creativity”, what would that be, and why?

I would like to display my work in a small boutique, as it would be available to a wider market. I have managed to find one who was willing to take my daughter’s designs and hopefully I will find one for my designs.

What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art/craft?

I make clothes for women who celebrate their femininity regardless of size, clothes that can be worn across all seasons fashion trends.

What advice do you have for other artists/crafters?

Etsy and the online market is like the ocean, you can easily get swallowed up and drown, but as long as you are doing what you are doing through love and appreciation you will not drown. You will bob around and this way you will get to see what everyone is doing and eventually you will find an ocean to bob up and down in.
(click on item's title above to learn more about it)

Thank you, Rose, for taking the time to share your thoughts and your creations with all of us!

Be sure to visit Rose's links below to learn more about her and to see more of her designs.