Saturday, June 18, 2016

Painting and Manicure

I gave myself a manicure  this morning and had to laugh when I sat down to paint. I have never in my life painted my nails turquoise,  but I have to say I really like it. All of the paintings that I have going on have lots of blues and turquoise, but that is what I think of when painting mermaids. You might ask why are there roses on that mermaids  tale and there is a simple answer , just because I can, now let's just hope I can pull it all together. I am going for a folk art feel and so far  I like it.

Monday, June 13, 2016

A Painting finished

I get so excited  when a piece comes together and gets finished. I wanted to do some whimsical paintings for my home, so this is a little peek. This pic is not the whole picture just a part. We are really into mermaids around here. Lilly just loves them and this painting gets her approval,  so that's all that matters. I am still working on some dolls and will share them soon. I really want to try to post more often, but keeping up with a four and  half  year old is a challenge, but one I love! She loves to paint, so that allows me a little time to paint myself!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Christmas Fairy

A doll completed, that sure feels good. I have many things in the works, but they do not seem to  reach the finished part. I am still into the embroidered faces and rag dolls. I love sculpting, but there is just something so charming about a stitched face. The little doll is a Christmas fairy and she is an ornament for the tree.I started out using muslin but it just did not have the look I was looking for,so I used a pair of nylons instead.I hope to make a few more before moving on to the next project.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Fall Fairy Wands

It all started with a stick. We wrapped the stick with raffia. No glue is needed to make these , but I did use tacky glue when I thought it was needed,but you could use hot glue. These can be made outside with leaves, flowers, grasses and raffia. Lilly loves wands, so we will be making them in all shapes and sizes

To make this one I am using dried sunflower leaves, but any type of leaves could be used

  I tied  three leaves together with raffia and tied to stick

Then tied together little bunches of dried flowers and tied them to stick in between the leaves

then added a silk sunflower in the middle and tied on some extra raffia


Monday, November 23, 2015

Embroidery and Dolls

A few years ago I wanted to explore embroidery and dolls. I am just free handing my pattern on to fabric and handstitching. No sewing machine is being used. I am not really happy with the pattern yet, but need to finish the doll to see what needs to be changed. The hair that you see in the pic is thread saved from tearing fabric. I really like the look of that. What next?

Sunday, November 22, 2015

A Painting Faces Night

We went onto pintrest and found a recipe for making your own face paint , so we mixed up the paint and then the fun started. Lilly thought I was just going to paint her face. I asked her if she wanted to paint mine and that was when she really started having fun. She told me she was going to give  me a beard and mustache she was so busy laughing she had a hard time putting  the paint on. It was a fun night. I would put the recipe up ,but we are going to try a few more and see which one we like best.

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