Saturday, December 28, 2013

Steampunk Crow

Steampunk Crow

I have been working on this for the last couple of days. I wonder where the ideas come from sometimes. This one I cannot tell. I do love steampunk and crows so maybe it's just that simple. He is almost done and then I move on to my next piece.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Steampunk Art Doll

I have been wanting to get back to this doll for some time. I finely finished her today. I have one more doll that has been sitting and waiting to get dressed so when the craziness of the holidays have passed and I get a moment to myself I will work on her. Love making my dolls and listening to great music.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Tree 2013

Christmas Tree 2013

Fairy Mushrooms Original Art

Fairy Mushrooms

I felt a bit stressed this morning, so I sat in my studio and drew what ever came to mind. Don't know why mushrooms but I just went with the flow. I play Secret Garden on Pandora and I am taken away to another place. So relaxing.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Halloween Pumpkin Art Doll

Come my pretty, don't be afraid. Take my hand  

My son just walked in and said it's an alien. I guess she does have the eyes of an alien. Her story has not been revealed to me yet. Her personality is showing through but what is her story?

Sunday, September 8, 2013



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.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

French Bulldog

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.

Halloween Pumpkin Art Doll

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.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Halloween Pumpkin Head Art Doll

This is my first Halloween Art Doll for this year. She is going to be a big-un, at least 38 inches including her hat. Can't wait to paint and dress her in all those lovely oranges and black stripes.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Steam Punk Art Doll

Working on a Steam punk doll. This will be my first doll of this type. I am enjoying looking through all my goodies looking for things to add to her dress.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Boston Terrier Puppy

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.

Hand sculpted Boston Terrier puppy

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

Friday, May 31, 2013

Halloween doll house

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.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

folk art, vintage, artist Teddy Bear, one of a kind

 Before and After
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.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Artist Bear Original

I sat a played yesterday in my studio. I wanted to make a new bear pattern that was way smaller than I usually do. 
I have created two patterns that where smaller a long time ago but I wanted one that was just a little easier on my eyes to hand sew.

 After making the pattern I cut it out in furry wool felt. I liked the end results but I want to tweak it a little next time.

 I will be making the pattern available on my Etsy store next week, when I am satisfied with the end results. 
I am also working on a cute little pink elephant as well. She will be a tad bigger that this bear. 

Anyway it's Mothers Day weekend and my family are coming over to spoil me, either that or I am going to cook clean and spoil them. Stay tuned for Bella the pink elephant.


Monday, April 29, 2013

Humpty Dumpty 2013

Humpty Dumpty isn't sitting on a wall, not yet anyway. Work in progress

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Just finished this door for a customer. Hope she likes it. It is not as lilac as it appears. I have toned it down with a antique wash.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hand painted roses

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.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Saturday, February 2, 2013

 Twisted Easter card

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.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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.