Monday, December 31, 2007
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
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Sunday, December 09, 2007
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
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
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.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
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
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
Friday, October 12, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
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. ;-((
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
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
Saturday, September 15, 2007
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
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Monday, September 03, 2007
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!!!
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
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
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
Sunday, August 26, 2007
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.