About Noreen Crone-Findlay:
I am an artist, weaver, art dollmaker, wood carver of dolls and other wooden wonderfuls, a designer, and creator of many different looms as well as the author of many books including:
These ones are now out of print:
I am passionate about the fiber arts: I love love love small loom weaving, carving and sculpting, knitting, lace making,, doll making, tatting, tapestry weaving, crochet and wood working and all the fiber arts.
I have a youtube ‘how to’ channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/NoreenCroneFindlay
About Tottie Tomato:
Many years ago, my husband brought a green tomato into the house, and said: “Look at this tomato! It has a nose!”
Well… I saw right away that that tomato had a personality as well as a nose, and Tottie Tomato was born.
She accompanied us on a trip across Western Canada and had all kinds of adventures.
When the ‘live’ tomato head was, um, ‘done’, I carved an exact replica of the original ‘nosey’ tomato and made the first Tottie Tomato doll.
That Tottie Tomato eventually wore out and lives on in genteel retirement in my studio and in 2016, I carved a new, smaller version of her.
Tottie Tomato lives happily in my studio, supervising all the delights that are created here 🙂
My husband and I enjoy the companionship of our lovely grown up children and their spouses and our darling grandson and our small dogs, and of course we cherish our lovely friends and community.