Sunday, November 11, 2007

Pompous Princess

I finished this doll last night Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket and Blondie was kind enough to put it up on She is the "Snow Princess" So please stop by and have a look , as always, she comes with her own original ditty and my logo on hangtags and is signed and dated. She is an all cloth doll, the photos of her outfit don't show the beauty of the fabric that makes her dress, the skirt has sparkles on the fruit and candy printed on it ! Her jacket is a quilted velvet fabric that has a wonderful sheen and of course the thread used for the quilting is made of metallic gold thread! Really very pretty to see in person. I painted soles on the bottom of her shoes and placed ornamental tissue on top and when you read her poem you'll know why I called her a Pompous Princess in this post. Well I'm off to see what else is in my sketchbook , to get started on tonight. Oh yeah, the gourds!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

My what a long nose you have!

It's been a while since I've posted anything, Grandbabies and life in general have a way of keeping you busy with more important " stuff " (and my house is still a mess!!!!), but I managed to finish my "Snow Princess" tonight, she was fun to make, although she also took longer than I expected her to.

These are photos I took as I was working on her, I think I got carried away with her nose length,, but I kinda like the way it looks.... and she's not complaining, so it stays!

I wasn't too sure about making her a little dirty either, the white looked good too, I just wanted her to look a little different, so she's a "dirty/grubby" Snow Princess...and she's not complaining!

She does look a little sad eyed though, I'll have to do something about that on the next dolls I make.

Positioned, gessoed and hung to dry. Looks like she has a bit of some cellulite going on here!
I need to figure out how to stuff my dolls a little differently so as not to have that won't show anyway but it is a little bothersome.

She still needs a little more eye makeup, all in all I think
she looks pretty good and the antiquing came out better than I expected. I do like the long necks too, all my dolls seem to want to look upwards...some subconscious thing I suppose? and their heads tilt some, to the left, usually.
I'll have to put up more photos tomorrow.....or later.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

sold! more gourd ideas

SOLD!!!....I like the way that sounds......SOLD!!!!! My Sugar Plum Fairy sold this morning at, Time for me to say goodbye, wrap her up and send her on her way to her new home tomorrow. I still think it's a little odd how I start to miss my dolls before they're gone, but once they're gone I'm ok. I wonder if I'm the only one who does that?

So I guess it's a good thing that I'm working on another doll , and some gourd ornies. I have some old drawings, that I think might work for these little gourds, that I've had for about 2 yrs. I'll try and post the photos tomorrow sometime, cause I'm feeling a bit tired today and I don't think I want to attempt to put anything up and have to do redos.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Rich and Lucky

Every once in a while people come into our lives ........ ( or step out of it, but thats another story )......and we are made richer for it, YES it is VERY "cliche" but so very true. Although
I have never met this lady in person, I always sense a feeling of such goodness after we communicate, via the internet , and I'm always left feeling so enriched and so very lucky.
I have met other wonderfully sweet people, and I'm sure they know who they are, but the lady I speak of is "Blondie" aka B. Spencer. She is never without a kind word or some sort of encouragement and I'm sure she doesn't have to say anything kind but I suspect it's an intricate part of her, so she does. Everyone should have a " Blondie " in their life, and anyone who knows her will agree that I'm right about this..( that doesn't happen very often.) But I'm right on the money this time, just felt it needed to be said that's all... Thanks Blondie.