Well, I've had a great Christmas so far today, hope everyone had a great day also. Last week my doll club, Time For Dolls, had their December meeting which was also a Christmas party. Our challenge doll for the year was a Holiday themed doll and was to be finished and brought to the December meeting for the festivities. Our gift to each other this year were pincushions. We wrapped them up and everyone's name was put in a container and as someone picked your name you gave them the pincushion that you made. We just had so much fun. The pincushions were all so wonderful, but we were all so enthralled with what we were doing, no one remembered to take pictures!! I could not believe it!!! Anyway, a great time was had by all. And, I forgot my camera so I used my new cell phone to take pictures, they came out ok.
This is a picture of an elf that I made.
Friday, December 9, 2011
I took an online class by Cindee Moyer and the doll is called Tinsel and Wishes. She was a lot of fun to make and pretty easy. Her underdress is made of satin and her "tinsel" is a banded mylar that is used for making fishing lores. She has red glass beads added to her dress but they are really hard to see. And she is holding some gifts, I wonder what she brought me? Pretty cool. She is very festive and a great addition to my Holiday Doll collection.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
When I sculpted his face, his mouth fell naturally where it is so he looked like an older man, that is why he has gray hair and a bald spot. His pants are corduroy and I made a shirt for him from flannel. His vest is from a sock that Pam gave me - thanks Pam! I added some rawhide laces to his shoes. He is so cute but he really needs a name - have to work on that.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
I haven't mentioned my doll that I've been working on. I wanted to make sure that I was actually able to get her done. I was asked to make a doll to display at the Houston International Quilt Show. I've never been to the Houston show but I hear it is huge and fabulous. There are also some doll exhibits.
So, a couple of months ago I set off to make a doll, I felt this was a big honor to be asked and wanted to get a doll done. I found this lantern, it is actually made for a candle, and my husband came up with the idea to make a beach scene in the lantern. I decided the beach scene wouldn't travel very well. I saw a glass lamp at Pier 1 Imports and it was filled with shells and knew right then what to do with my lantern. Then the doll came together in my head. She ended up looking almost exactly what I first thought she would look like. It was quite a journey for me considering I never designed a doll before. Five bodies and I don't know how many arms later I have my doll. I did use one of my favorite doll head patterns by Barbara Schoenoff though. So Quennachelle was born, that is Gaelic for Queen of Shells but that isn't what I really wanted to name her. She is more like the keeper of all shells. Her skirt is a shell motif batik, her top has Swarovski fish hanging down and some coral-looking fringe and she has a starfish in her hair and of course her stash of shells in her lantern. I'm pretty happy with the way she turned out so tomorrow it is off to the UPS store to get a box and bubble wrap and get her shipped off to Houston!