Saturday, November 12, 2011

I've moved

I'll be blogging about all of my crafty pursuits at Check out what's going on over there!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Crazy Life

I've been crazy busy lately. I finished the Woman at the Well ages ago...well 2 months ago, but I need to take some good pictures. I'm not very good at taking pictures.
I've been working on a whole new doll. It's Little Red Riding Hood done in Gothic style. She carries a basket holding the head of the wolf. Her look is very sweet, but there are a few details to show that she's not one to be trifled with! She's almost finished. I have some finishing touches to make, and when they're done I'll post pictures of her. I tried a new technique, cloth over clay, which I really like. I used the tutorial that Susie McMahon was kind enough to post in her picture trail. You can view that here:
I am a great fan of her art.
I am currently working on a kimono. It's a costume for a ballerina, and expect to finish that by Monday. So Little Re dis on hold, but I'll show to teaser pics.
She will be fore sale in my Etsy shop, and I will post a link to her when she's ready.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Gothic Bride doll

A friend of mine asked me to make her a doll that was inspired by her wedding. Her colors are very reminiscent of Halloween; black, white, orange and purple. She sent me a picture of a Blackeyed Suzie doll. I love the work of this artist, but our styles are really different. She told me she would be wearing a mini top hat, and that she wanted the doll to be holding an umbrella or bird cage. She likes the Gothic look. My cell phone pictures are very poor, but they give you an idea of what she looks like.
I used feathers for her hair. I am pleased with the effect. The bird cage is made from paper clips and clay.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Testing Testing

Colleen Babcock asked me to test her newest pattern, "Fathoms a Deep Sea Mermaid."
The original was made in blacks. I thought it would be fun to make her in whites. So here she is. I've used some techniques that I've not used before. It was fun.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A little diversion

A few weeks ago I'd heard that a family at my church lost their newborn preemie after he's lived for only 10 days. I felt heart broken that all this family had to remember this baby was a few cell phone pictures. And in mos of those he was covered in tubes and wired and surgical tape. And so, I asked her if it would be okay for me to sculpt a doll for them. She through many tears said yes. Yesterday they picked up the baby doll I'd made for them and wondered at the details of the doll that were so much like their son. His father made exclamations at how alike the eyes, ears and nose were. I am happy to have made a good representation of their baby. I didn't charge them for the work, and when they asked if they could pay me for it, I told them they could reimburse me for the cost of the clay.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Woman at the Well

I've finished the head for the woman at the well. I am very pleased at how this has turned out. I can see my sculpting skills getting better with each doll I make. I researched her make up. The wig is made from rare black sheep's wool. I found it online at Etsy. It came all the way from the UK. I am very pleased with the effect and will be buying from them again. I am working on sculpting the hands for this doll now. I don't enjoy it as much as the head, but it's an important part of the personality of the doll.