Wednesday, April 23, 2008

And here is one of my latest works in progress...this dolly is my adaptation of Judi Ward's bust doll from her "Whatever-Whatever" on-line class that I am taking. The doll pattern is adorable and I didn't realize how big she was to be when I ordered my head color doesn't match what came in to use for her body! So, a bust doll decided to be made :O) I have yet to figure out how to "dress" her, but am liking her in this vase, so I think she will become a part of it. Time to dig in my lace and trim stash to see what I can come up with!
Have a sew-wonderful day!

Happy Spring!

Yippee...Spring is finally here, with two days of lovely sunshine and most of the snow from the past several weeks has melted away!
I have been so inspired that I actually have two new dolls to share with you :O)
This first one is my new logo cat doll...she was much fun to make! I re-purposed a fur hat that Rachel had when she was five and re-designed/re-drew several patterns until she came out looking the way she did in my head!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

New classes at Doll Street...I'm hooked!

Oh my goodness...if you haven't checked them out recently, you really need too!
I'm taking Sherry's new Wall Art class, which started today. I think this piece is soo cool! All kinds of new techniques to learn and making doll faces out of paper clay....
We got dumped on again today with snow, so what better thing to do then play with clay, which both Rachel and I love to do?
I have several of her press molds, so have been making masks from them all to play with. I'll post pictures as soon as I decide what my theme will be, although I love her's so much, mine may look very similar.
Have a sew lovely weekend...

Sunday, April 6, 2008

A Bleuette Manikin in Pink!

I love the old fashioned Bleuttes and when Judi Ward offered this pattern over at Doll Street, I just had to make her up...this was the first time I drew teeth on a doll...I think she turned out pretty; she makes me smile!

My little mermaid..."Amber"

This little sweetheart was made with a Judi Wellnitz her dollies and will be making more of these :O)

It's Spring in the U.P.!

Good morning!

It is a balmy 42 degrees this morning and we are rapidly loosing the 20+ inches of snow we were blessed with last week...YAY!

We were literally stuck in the house...but oh, I had time to sew!
I have a darling little mermaid almost done, just have to figure out if I want to give her sleeves, or leave her as she is. I made her with Judy Wellnitz's pattern, and she was soo much fun, I will be making more.

I also am working on Judy Ward's little Bluette how she's working out too. She's currently modeling a little dress I was crocheting for a doll for my daughter, but it was too big for that little miss Bluette perfectly, though! I''ll take pictures of both to post that I figured out how to do it :O)
Have a sew wonderful -blue sky day,