Friday, October 20, 2017

A Tiny Fairy Soft Doll

A lot of doll making going on in the studio. She is about 10 inches in length and wing width about 4 inches. I started out wanting to make a doll with lots of stitching, but with lots of hand-stitching means lots of time. But exploring the soft doll has been lots of fun and I am not finished yet. I have spent lots of time making patterns sewing them up only to find failure and back to the drawing board. I do feel like I am making progress though. I just listed this one in my store. 

If she does not sell she will find her way onto my Christmas tree. 

Back to the studio there is another doll to make!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

It is time to start blogging again!!!!!

Yes I have decided to start blogging again. It seems like maybe a waste of time. Not sure if anyone really looks at them much anymore, but what goes around might come back around. I am not big into Facebook and not really sure why? Lots of people with strong opinions and very eager to share them. Instagram is just so easy to use. Take a quick pic and throw it up there and then with one click you can share it with Facebook. Now if only Instagram would connect with blogger you could post effortlessly and the blog would be back in the picture or not?
I am here to talk about whats going on in the studio, I think I will just add a pic right here
 I long time ago I had the idea that I wanted to draw faces on with pencil to tap into the artful side of the doll. I did it on the driftwood angel years ago and liked the results. I have seen a few artist who are doing this now and I still love the effect. It is hard though to spend time sewing and stuffing a doll to put that pencil to the face knowing that you might just ruin it. The funny thing to me is how the pencil just sinks into the fabric. I pulled and brushed and rubbed the face and it is there! 
her dress is Burlap with touches of lace and wispy cheesecloth. Her hair is cotton sewing thread sewn into place. I did a little embroidery of roses and leaves. She was fun to make and now I have already started on the next one. I really do love doing the faces because it is a surprise! A doodle face coming to life. Fun! 
I will add a few more pics and call it a post!


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Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Yes I have a thing for roses! I love to paint them and love anything that has a rose on it. Today I moved some things around just playing and grouping things together. Fun putting the things I make together with the things collected. I have an eclectic style, but a strong draw to the Victorian era as you can see. I really do love many styles and different styles influence the creative side of life for me.

Pretty little bowl and plates makes me want to paint some glasses to go with it.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

I love porches!

The weather was beautiful today so I decided to move a mirror from inside to outside on the front porch. I like it but think it now needs a vine of some kind with twinkly lights. 
I have been going junking a little more lately and found all the pillows in one store, they where really ugly individually, but when put all together, it works for me! 

I am still loving the battery candles!!!!!

Still a few things to do___ add some side tables and spray paint the coffee table and  maybe a few plants. This porch gets hot in the afternoon so I refer to it as the morning porch. 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Tutorial Finished and In Store

I have a few tutorials in the works, but really happy to get this one finished. I tried a number of times to load it up to Etsy, but it would not take it because the file was to big. I put lots of pictures in my tutorials and I guess I went a little over board. Today I compressed the file and it worked. These little primitive angels are so much fun to make. They are made of coffee stained coffee filters and that makes them creamy wonderful! Keep them plain or add a little lace and a few pearls. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

My Quick and Easy Way to Make Pom Poms

So many ways to make Pom Poms, but this is how I make them!
Hopefully you have a dresser with knobs
Tie yarn onto knob and wrap 30 times.
Tie a piece of yarn at each end and then one in the middle as tight as you can
I spaced them about an inch apart
Cut off knob
I am showing this part if the Pom Poms are going to be on an item that will get a lot of wear and tear. After taking them off the knob I will tie again really tight and then with a needle take a few stitches. This part is optional you can just tie.
Note _ For demonstration purpose I used a red yarn to tie with. Use same color yarn as Pom Poms 
Fluff with a needle and hair brush or just leave as is

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas 2016

It is hard to believe that Christmas is over. Really where does the time go! I decided to go with a white tree this year. I lost my beautiful white flocked tree to not storing it correctly. Never ever store a flocked tree in the box because the tree will turn yellow. Now I know! I found this one at Walmart and I love it! I love how it has lights already attached and the fact there is plenty of space to hang my many collected and handmade ornaments. For years I did not like tinsel, but now it is one of my favorite things It makes the tree so pretty even when the lights are off.
The old ornaments are so fragile and easy to break. I seem to lose a few every year and that is painful, but it gives me a good excuse to go in search of more.
This year while out junking I found the sweetest little porcelain Christmas scene
Details so sweet!
I never did finish doing the decorating I wanted to do, but that is how it goes sometimes.It has been very warm here in sunny Florida and that seems to effect how much I get done. We had some damage to the house from hurricane Matthew and that also had lots to do with the lack of enthusiasm. Thank goodness for Lilly and her excitement of the season, 
She does not understand why it does not snow here, so I asked her why she wanted snow and she said she wanted to make a snowman, no problem lets grab a few carrots and walk down to the beach and make a sandman.



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