Thursday, October 29, 2009

Your Invited to the Midnight Ball

An event not to be missed. My friend Yve over at Freaky Little Things
is hosting a Midnight Ball on her new website.

Be sure to check it out after sundown on Oct. 31.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Business

What a busy busy week this will be, but fun busy-ness for sure. Halloween week is always a bit chaotic in this Loopy house. NoraLeigh's birthday is Novemeber 3rd and we are throwing her a big Halloween Birthday Bash on Friday so we have lots to do to ready the house for the event. As well costumes must be made. Of course there are no store bought costumes, they all must be original and handmade, by me or my sis. NoraLeigh and her BFF are going to be twin vampires, daddy a creepy clown and I suppose I will go ahead with the creepy clown attire as well.

Yesterday I helped my sister with her annual Halloween sale down in the French Quarter, I made myself the creepy head dress above for the occasion. This is always such a fun event with a boodle of artists showing and selling their best Halloween garb. We had a beautiful day in the sun and Chris made some great sales. If you haven't gotten your Halloween costume yet be sure to check out her shop, Avantegarb .

She always has something incredibly wacky and unique just for you!

And somewhere in all this busy- ness I have to find time to make a couple of dolls and take care of business. Oh I'm not complaining really, all of this stuff is fun. Now the business of the next big holiday..Christmas, that one I may actually complain about.

Friday, October 23, 2009

For NoraLeigh

Oh my I have really neglected my poor blog of late. Not without good reason as I have been extremely busy making dollies for the holiday season.

But for the last couple of days I've taken some time out to make a very special doll for a very special girl. I'm almost embarrassed to say that I have never made a doll for my nine year old daughter, NoraLeigh. It's only been lately that she even seemed interested in my dolls and I decided it was time that she have one of her own.

She gave me a few specifics, like color and dress style and of course the doll needed to be a happy doll. Here is the little gal I've come up with. She doesn't have a name yet because of course that will be up to NoraLeigh. The doll sits and stands and is totally pose-able so that she can be interacted with.

I will be giving NoraLeigh this doll this evening and I'm so excited to see her response. I hope that she will be a friend and companion to my dear daughter for years to come.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Mores Ghosts

Lulu, the Ghost of Iberville
Lulu is especially sad.

Ide like to ask my dolly friends to help me out. I have a piece in the Etsy users poll and if it wins my shop could get featured next week. Just follow this link and vote for my ghost gal.

Thanks ladies!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New Ornies

I don't know about y'all but I so love this time of year. Unfortunately it's not quite as cool as I would like it to be the first of October but the idea of cool weather in my future is a relief in itself.

The Halloween season is just such wonderful inspiration for any artist let alone a doll artist. I've been busy making ornaments of all sorts. In truth I'm having a hard time committing to a full body at all these days:)

One nice thing about ornaments besides the fact that they don't take as much time and I'm able to offer them at a reasonable price, I get to use some really fantastic vintage textile scraps I've had lying around. Oh how I love to get my hands into these vintage laces and trims, they just don't make em like they used to. Gawd, when did I start sounding like my grandfather, but alas he was right!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Zombie Love

Zombie Love is forever, as long as fresh brain is available, otherwise marital problems can occur.

I suppose I was inspired by my nieces recent wedding to create some more cake toppers. It's been 10 years since I got married and it was a bit of a hippie wedding, barefoot and a gorgeous nightgown from the House of Lounge as a dress. But today I would love to have these little characters atop my wedding cake:)

On a side note I woke up today in the most joyful mood. What a relief as I have been in such a funk of late. Sitting down to create I found I just couldn't bare to make a gloomy fellow today. Nope, I would not have a glum face staring back at me to ruin my mood. So I worked on a happy doll, LoopyLove I think I'll call it. Shes underway and I'm excited to share her with you....but not til she is done:)