Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Here are the two flower girls made from a Kate Erbach pattern called Etta Mae. The one on the right is my sunflower girl and the one on the left is a daffodil girl made by a friend of mine. We rubberstamped daffodils onto the fabric, large ones on the body fabric and small ones on the petal fabric. We added knee seams to the daffodil so that she could sit prettily.
The daffodil doll is a gift to her sister. I think this is her first 'artsy' type doll. She did a great job don't you think?
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Oh, and I have to work on his fingernails.
Today I hosted the Christmas party for my UFDC Doll club. I had the house all decorated and cleaned last night until 1:00 in the morning. I guess that is actually 'today' and not "last night".
I have a few more decorations to put around before our annual Christmas Party and I will be done. At least in the decorating department. I still have 10 dolls to make for a commission I have which I am behind on, three Kings crowns to make before Wednesday for a living drive through Christmas nativity at my church. We have FIVE live scenes complete with huge backdrops, actors, spot lights, narration. I think you can see part of it at the website.
I helped to paint the backdrops and make costumes. But the poor wise men head coverings needed help this year. I'm thinking of using the bottom half of a gourd as a base for a couple.
Oh.. and then there are the Christmas gifts to make. And I have one more Christmas craft show to do this weekend. OK... I'm going to veg out on the sofa and watch tv until I fall asleep.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
I am going to leave his coat as the original gourd part. I haven't decided about his hat. And I am hoping to do a little kitten and puppy in the back.
Here are a few of the gourds I made for ornaments. They are larger than you would think most ornaments are but they look great on a tree. They are around 7" tall.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I can't believe it! I entered four things in the NC state fair and I won four 1st place ribbons!
I had to look on line because I have not been able to go. I found everything but one of the categories I entered. But a friend went and saw that one and told me I had a first place.
She and I will go tomorrow.
I thought the gourd lady might get a ribbon and maybe the card. But yipee!!! everything won.
Maybe I should not ever enter again as what can top that?
I will take my camera tomorrow and get pictures of some of the great stuff there. I saw some categories that I didn't know about while I was searching for the winners. There is a painted fabric category that I wish I had known about. I will be sure to check out the entries for that category this year.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I have a few more projects that need finishing as well. Hopefully I will get those done.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I made my first doll quilts. They were not too difficult and I learned a lot. The next ones will be better. I am posting a picture of one of the quilts hanging on the back of a bench with my little Izzanah Walker style doll.
I am hoping to start a dolls for sale folder at my picturetrail site. Be sure and check it out.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
You can the dolls at the blog of the swap host Vivian Neroni.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
She is a doll that I made for a swap. I hope my swap partner likes her. She is antiqued on her head just a little and some people may not like the slightly grungy look. But it is only enough to make her look older. I did not age her outfit as i think the fabric looks older anyway. I will send instructions for aging the fabric so she can do that if she wants to. The lace is all vintage cotton lace as well.
Monday, March 3, 2008
This is Dolly Dingle. She and her little dolly are two of the creations I made representing vintage dolls of the past. Dolly has been adopted and she took her little raggedy with her.
To see more of my dolls you can check out my picture trail or my website. I will soon be updating my website with a page dedicated to dolls for sale.