Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Daniela lost her mother and father to the plague. She was an orphan now but she would not go to that orphanage the nuns were trying to take her to. She was planning to stow away on a steamer in the port and make the voyage to Paris. Yes, Paris was sure to be a grand place to live.

This week with the little one gone to grandmothers house I've been indulging myself in the guilty pleasure of making a doll just for the fun of it. With a vow to myself to really learn how to make doll clothing I recently purchased some patterns from Browns House Doll Patterns. Wow, what a fun site for a doll maker indeed.

Daniela's little red traveling outfit was made from one of the patterns I purchased and you know what, it really wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. I'm looking forward to learning the ins and outs of this and feeling more freedom to alter the patterns to fit my liking.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Tis the Season of Giving

Yes it is, the season of giving. And in the spirit of the season I'm giving Rachelle to a very dear online friend and fan.

Please take the time to check out the blog of OldBlackCatBoo
Shes an artist that has great ideas about the re-use of plastic and a seriously cute dog named Blue. Shes also a budding art doll artist and a great supporter of the art doll community.

OldBlackCatBoo, I always appreciate your support and kind words on my blog and in regards to my work. I hope that you'll enjoy Rachelle, Lawrd knows the girl could use some cheering up and that dog of yours is sure to be the fellow to do so!! Perhaps a few big laps of that tongue? How could that NOT cheer you up!!

Thank you so much and Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

More Lil Debs

Happy Holidays to all my friends in blog land. I hope everyone is enjoying the season the way it should be enjoyed. Appreciating all that we have as well as enjoying the company and love of our families.

Down here in the bayou we have had many, many days of rain, I'm talking 3 weeks. As if the holidays don't put enough strain on ones pysch this rain has mad me literally want to crawl under a rock. I'm glad to say, the rain broke and the sun is shining and I am eternally grateful to the powers that be for allowing it to be so.

In the midst of this weather/holiday turmoil I have had the saving grace of time to work on some new dollies. I have to thank the goddess for the blessing of time to create. It truly is my savior. I have been working on some more Lil Debs as I had so much fun creating them and their tragic stories last time, I felt some more were in me. I'm pretty sure I'm not done with this series but I am done for the holidays. I've put away my clay and supplies and plan to focus on creating a warm and fun holiday for my family for the remainder of the year.

Here's wishing all of you lots of love, warmth and happiness this holiday season!

Monday, December 14, 2009


I've been playing with paint. I've never really felt comfortable with paint but to my good fortune my sisters new roommate is a art teacher and has been giving NoraLeigh and I some lessons. You know's great fun!

NoraLeigh and I have been painting fools. Shes actually really good, she amazes me all the time with her creativity. It's a beautiful thing to see your daughter engrossed in creating. I worry though as I do see that sort of frenzy in her eye wanting to do more and more:) I know this all to well, creating is just such a rewarding experience and I'm glad shes learning this a such a young age.

So these are some of the new little paintings I'm offering in my Shop

and below is one of NoraLeigh's paintings. You think shes a bit inspired by her momma? It's quite flattering to say the least!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Coming Out Ball

It's the girls Coming Out night. See each of their disastrous events here

Thursday, December 10, 2009

More New Dolls

I have been a busy gal of late. Tomorrow evening I will be offering a new group of gals in my Etsy shop.

Six Disastrous Debutantes. Poor things have had a coming out party like no others.

If you are subscribed to my newsletter I will be sending out an update with images of the finished pieces before I list them tomorrow evening.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Some new Stuff

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Extra Set of Eyes

So I had this extra set of glass eye balls hanging around and decided to go ahead and use them. I prefer the marbles I use but once in awhile it's fun to make something different. Jesse ended up with the eyes and for some reason shes really lookin like an Olsen twin:)

My sister made me a pattern for bloomers and panties so I've been making lots of lingerie lately. She has blue hair and a pretty blue fascinator I made from a vintage hat piece.