I haven't decided if she is going to be a witch or not yet. I have to sit in a pile of fabric to see what speaks to me. She has cunning mean streak running through her I can tell. I will be dreaming up a name for her.
Side view of my little miniature French Bulldog. I am sculpting it out of Super Sculpey and I will be flocking it. This is going to be a doll house miniature size. I have several things I have sculpted and haven't had time to bake and finish. I feel like this year has zoomed by and now the holidays are almost upon us. I am not going to get freaked out that I don't have much to sell this year. It has been a very stressful time for my family and just holding it together is about as much as I can do right now. I love my blog and my art, it keeps me from going insane.
Well I am in week five of six. I will be getting the pin removed from my toe next week and a supportive boot so I can finely walk. It has been the longest five weeks of my life. I was ordered by the doctor not to put my foot on the ground for six weeks after foot surgery and I have almost managed to do that. I will be getting back to my dolls the end of next week I hope. My newest pumpkin doll is sitting in her chair with the most mean look on her face. She seems to be mad at me for leaving her for so long unfinished without arms and naked. I tried several ways to sit at my sewing machine with my foot elevated above my heart as ordered but to no avail. Just too painful to have it lower than that. Anyway here is a pic of my new doll in the works.
I have been busy with my grand kids these last few weeks. They are growing so fast. I wanted to have them with me as much as possible because of some upcoming surgery on my foot. They go back home at the end of this week. I will have a pin sticking out the end of my foot so my house will be a no kid zone until that comes out after six weeks. I shall be wheelchair bound for six weeks and then another month or so before I am completely healed up. I am planning on getting lots of work done while I can't walk. This week I am setting up my sewing room so that I can reach everything I need to complete my dolls. That's the plan anyway, or I could just be rolling around in agony and get nothing done, we shall see.
I never seem to follow rules and never do things in the right order. It gets me in trouble with my art sometimes but most of the time it works out.
Having already started sculpting my Boston Terrier puppy, without first sketching or looking at photos of puppies. I had to stop working on it because I needed some reference as to how to make his body position .
So now I get around to doing a sketch of him. Then after the sketch was done I liked it and couldn't stop myself from adding colour.
Anyway I am almost done with the sketch and will finish the sculpt soon.
I am working on this tiny Sculpey Boston Terrier puppy. It is for the dollhouse I am making. After he is all sculpted I am going to flock him in black and white.This could also be a French Bulldog I haven't made my mind up yet
Doing some stone work on the doll house today. I work on it in between other projects so it's taking a long time. I find it very relaxing. I'm thinking of ways to make this look very old. I have to figure out how to add the door, or doors on the back still. Today I am going to Hobby Lobby to look at lighting. I want a creepy fireplace with an orange glow to it. I like it so far.
I have really enjoyed making this little Teddy. She looked so sweet before I tea-stained her, and after. I found the chair in my local charity shop, it had arms but one was broken. I took the arms off and filled and sanded the holes then painted it. Not bad for $1.
My Daughter was going to throw my Grand-daughters old bed away. I couldn't let that happen so I told her I would take it. I am going to make a cute little girls bench out of it. I have this vintage fabric that I love. I drew then painted roses similar to the ones on the fabric and I am going to make a seat cushion.
My first chicken painting. He is a little strange but I like that about him. I didn't study chickens before I did this and after looking at some pictures of chickens I can see I missed the mark in most areas. I think I must have dreamed about him last night because I woke up this morning and just had to paint him.
I am working on my little Shayzee's bedroom right now. I rescued this seventies lamp from a house we bought, my husband wanted to throw it away and said it was ugly. Well it was but not anymore. I painted it in sparkle paint and added trim and a butterfly and spray painted the brass parts apple green. She is going to love it.
Been a long time since I blogged. Very busy with my family recently. I am still working on a fairy doll house for my Grandaughter and I have just finished a doll for her birthday next month. I am going to spend some time to spruce up my blog soon so I might be offlne for a bit.
I have been working on this for a Christmas card. My idea of the Angel Gabriel. I think of the scripture "Every eye shall see him" I did a large wooden cut out of Raphael's painting ages ago and I wanted to redo it because I was not happy with the faces. I like this one much better.
This is my new doll pattern I have just designed and I am very pleased with it so far. I have to tweak some things on my next one but not too much. I have made her to be very floppy, her head rolls as you move her almost giving her a live feel. As she is sleeping I wanted her head to be able to slump to the side. Her legs are very bendable as well. I have hand sewn tiny buttons down the side of her boots which I love the look of.She is a large doll. She measures 34 inches to the top of her hat.
Just put them on eBay. They turned out nice I think. They have an old world feel to them. I toned down the color with burnt umber to make them look like they were very old. Item number: 251168161639 on eBay. I know there's a way to add a link but I can't remember how to do it right now and I am sooooooo tired. I will try again tomorrow to do it the right way. Night night. zzzzzzzzzzzz!
These are what I have come up with so far. They will be made into dolls and ornies. That's the plan anyway. Just have to find the time to do it now. Also working on a dollhouse with the hubby. Stay tuned.