Monday, December 31, 2007

Another doll ready to go in the mail

This is Peggy's doll ready to fly to California where Velia will add to her and send her home. This RR has gone by very quickly. I love Peggy's journal. It is very unique and doesn't show up well in the photo.

Today I'm also working on a paper quilt. It's my first attempt so won't know for awhile how it goes. I'll post a photo as it get further along.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Sparkle Plenty

Here is Sparkle Plenty. She has over 75 crystals on her slender body, ruffle and hat. She is another version of the doll that I'll be teaching at the Desert Quilters Quilt Show in February.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Felting machine/Embellisher

I'm sooo excited!! I finally purchased a Janome Embellisher and played with it this morning. It is wonderful for what I want to use it! I'm sending photos of my morning play. Look at all the things I did with it in just one morning.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

mannequin sisters

The mannequin dolls and hats were a club project. Yesterday we had a fashion show. These were my entries

Irene's card

here's the card

Irene's birthday

I spent the morning constructing a birthday card for a friend who suffers from Alzheimer's. She is a quilting friend and although she never got into doll making she often came to our meetings because she loved what we were doing. So she is getting a home made quilt card with a doll in a pocket. The invitation specified cards only so that is what she is getting. LOL

Monday, December 03, 2007

doll came home

My Orphan parts RR doll has come home. What a wonderful lady she is!! Thank you everyone who played along the way.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

New pin dolls

I just finished 4 new pin dolls. One was taken to an ornament party within minutes of its completion but here are the other three.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

samples---click in photos to enlarge

Here are samples of mini photo transfer quilts and the art doll that I'm scheduled to teach at the Desert Quilterss Quilt Show in February. Anyone can register for the classes.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Camryn's quilt

I finally finished the body of Camryn's quilt. My sister, Kathy, embroidered all the little ragamuffins and I sewed them into a quilt. The borders aren't on yet but I'm working on them this evening. It's going to be soooo cute!!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Patti doll from Patt Culea class--click on photos to enlarge

Below you can see the head and torso of the doll from Patti's class held here in Las Vegas last weekend. Notice her bead embroidery.

Patti doll

Trying to upload a photo.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

let's try again

Still trying to upload a picture of the latest doll sent to Velia for the RRR on Dollstreet.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

another doll to Velia

Here she goes and will she be happy to go into that beach air. It's been a little dry for here in Vegas.

Thursday, November 08, 2007


Well let's see if this will work this time. Photos of the bench

Finished an old project!!!

Yahoo!!! I finally finished the bedroom bench that I started several months ago. A few of us in our embellishment group decided to make footstools and benches after seeing some in a nice gift shop here in Vegas. The footstools started at $750.00 and went up from there. I started with a piece of 3/4 inch plywood and unfinished legs from the hardware store. I'm so glad that it is finished and in my bedroom!!!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

designing a doll

Since I've been invited to teach an art doll class at the Desert Quilters Show in February I better get busy and design a doll. This is as far as I've progressed so far. I'm just kinda doing it as I see it in my head. After I'm satisfied I'll make and write the pattern. It is really rather exciting and fun.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The doll that went home to Kathy White.

Here is the doll that went home to Kathy White this week from the Orphan Parts RR. I love what everyone did to her. A neat work of art.

another doll ready to mail

I finished my part of another RRR doll today. I will send it on to Velia as soon as I know that she is not in danger of the fires in S. Cal. I tried a new type of arm and am happy with the way it turned out.

Friday, October 12, 2007

another rr doll goes home

This cute little doll is finally ready to go home. Everyone did a great job on her. I love her!!!!


Well I haven't written or posted in several weeks. It's the surgery ya know!!! Also broke my computer so have been gone for awhile. But I am back!!!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

spirit doll

I made this doll as a sample for our doll group meeting. She is emblellished with beads, embroidery, saworski crystals, bells and yarns. She has tiny pewter hands, also. I made kits for everyone using imported silks, beads, and other trims. They all turned out nice but I didn't take my camera. ;-((

A new Jacket

I finally finished another new jacket. This is a larger size and will be for sale at our annual art and craft show. The jacket is built on a sweat shirt with various fabrics and trims. I really enjoy making them but can only do so many along with quilts, dolls, bags, art quilts.

Friday, September 21, 2007

finishing up stuff

I'm so happy!!! I took 5 baby quilts to the machine quilter this week and have 2 jackets nearly done. They will be finished this weekend. Then to get the binding on a king size quilt. I will still have at more than a dozen projects started and not completed but at least I'm on the way!! YIPEEEEE!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

She's done I think

Here she is. I think she's finished except for some props. Tanya had a photo transfer face for each of us. I did needle sculpt the nose a bit. She was fun to make. Gee, I might to have to make another one.

She's getting there.

Here is Gwinneth, the good witch, somewhat dressed. Not finished yet but getting there.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

A fun day

Today, Valerie and I did a class with Tanya Greb. It is a delightful witch in the making. Tanya did a photo transfer face for each of us and it is her own pattern. There were beginner doll makers as well as some of us more experienced "artists"?? We had a fun day eating pizza, sharing and laughing. This is my girl partially completed with her garments behind her before they get a coffee dip. Yes, she has lace, too. I hope to complete her tomorrow so will post more photos then.

Monday, September 10, 2007


I am in the mood to finish up some unfinished dolls, purses, quilts and jackets before I allow myself to start anything new. Today I finished a handbag and did a little work on a couple of baby quilts. A little each day!!!!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

more photos for now

Here are a couple more photos. Final photos will follow,

Here she is!!!

Well, here she is nearly complet. She just needs her shoulder caps and wings(if she gets them). I love her. Thanks, Nat and Vinnie, too!!!!

Monday, September 03, 2007

The last one for a while

Yes, the last RR doll will go in the mail tomorrow. Then I can complete the doll from Nat's class. She is really just about there, too. Anyway this flirtatious doll will be in the mail tomorrow so I'm ready for the next 3 to arrive. Whew!!!

Yet another RR doll

As you can see I have taken a little break from Nat's doll to get these RR dolls added to and ready to mail. This one has a most interesting head, hair and lips. Not to mention her wonderful -ss. You'll just have to guess on that but it would put Jennifer's in second place.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Another RR doll goes in the mail

Here she goes. We are almost finished with this RR. Wow!!! Time flies. I love this one, too, especially the gourd head.She'll be home soon.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

getting there

This morning I did last minute touch ups on the face and wigged her out. She is finally showing some personality. Her head is just pinned on until I get her costumed.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

another day

Last night I made lots of apoxy sculpt leaves to add to the vinery around the bottom of the base. The yellow base was too pale and dead looking so after painting the bottom part red I washed the yellow part of the base with a watered down gold metallic paint. I gilded all of the vines and leaves with a mixture of metallic gold and gold glitter paints and a little water. I sponged a little of that paint onto the rest of the base, also. MUCH BETTER!!!

Monday, August 27, 2007

pink doll

Another doll with the pink hair and head just tacked on.

More people and dolls in Nat's class

There were 14 persons in Nat's class. Here are some more of the dolls.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Nat's doll

This is Nat's prototype. Isn't she great??

The next photos of my doll from Natalie's class

Here she is tonight. Lots more to do as you can see but she's well on her way. More photos as she progresses.

Nat's class

Wow!! We just had an intense three day class from Natale Hamade. Most of us really just wanted to learn her face painting techniques and we weren't disappointed. We spent hours on our heads. But as you can see from the photos there was A LOT more than face painting!! We did the sewing and stuffing of the cloth parts and did the mosaic bases before class and worked our booties off in class, too. If you get a chance bring in this girl to do a class for you or go to take a class wherever she's teaching. Hey, Nat, are you going to put in a proposal for EDAC next year??? Here are some pictures from the class. We still have lots to do before the dolls are completed but this is where we are right now.