Thursday, January 24, 2013

I'm "Published!" :)

Hey Everybody! LOOKY! LOOKY!  The wonderful publication Art Doll Quarterly was kind enough to once again include my work in their Show and Tell section!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A True Labor of Love

I absolutely love this doll!
Back in November I received a request to make one DEADutante doll with a long black gown holding some roses.
Thus began a journey into doll making that I didn't know I was going to embark on, but I'm so happy I did! 
Because the doll was to be taller than what I was used to creating, it changed EVERYTHING! All the little details were bigger now, and therefore more noticeable. I had to make everything BETTER.
The arms, the ribcage, and the head all had to grow....and I grew as a doll maker as well. 

I must have made 5 different heads before deciding on this one. Either the facial expression was wrong, or the size....but I think the one I settled on was the best choice.day_of_the_dead_doll_group
I also put a tiny TINY little heart inside her rib cage. That alone took me a long time to accomplish! (Working with tiny things requires a steady hand!)day_of_the_dead_doll_sides
skeleton_dollI really like her!
Please let me know what you think of my latest creation! :)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Valentine's Day is Coming!
I'm actually trying to get a head start on a holiday for once! Every item I'm putting in the shop has a heart on it somewhere!

I took several pictures of 3 of the bluebirds together....thought they would look cute in a nest looking upwards...
Felted Bluebirds Valentines4

Happy Friday, my friends! Hope all is well!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Finds From a Church Thrift Shop...

IMG_0416So I popped in to a thrift shop that, as a norm, doesn't yield much.  But I look for the stuff that no one else wants, so I found a few items that I may be able to reuse down the road.

IMG_0419IMG_0417IMG_0420I thought that little Caspar was cute. :)