Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Susie's Best Loved Doll

It's kind of funny that when I was a young girl Idid not play with dolls and as an adult I play with dolls everyday. I did have a Raggedy Ann doll (and still do) that sat on my bed but she really was just a decoration and not a toy.

Though I didn't play with dolls my very favorite book as a child was a book about dolls called The Best Loved Doll. I must have read this book at least 30 times. It was a great little story about a girls dolls and how they all had individual characteristics that they were sure made them each Jennifer's (the dolls owner) favorite doll. If you've never read it I do recommend you do so.

This little story has inspired my next series of dolls called Susies Best Loved Doll. Each of these dolls, like the original story believe they are Susies favorite doll and why not, as each doll does have something very special about her.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Creepy Clowns with Bodies

Please meet Samuel.

I've had a number of requests for full bodied clowns which I thought might be fun, so Samuel and Fredrick have come into being.

Clowns are funny things, it seems people either love them or hate them. I took a clown class in 4H when I was a youngster and it was actually fun. I think my clown name was Farmer Bill if I recall correctly. I really wasn't very good at being a clown, though I did like the make-up and costume the trying to make people laugh part did not come easy to me, I was of course a cranky teenager at the time, so my clown days were over.


Monday, March 15, 2010

Please meet Hilda the Hedgehog.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Sewing Machine Blues

My sewing machine and I have been duking it out this week. I'm not sure why she is so ornery with me. Of course I realize my sewing machine is an inanimate object and doesn't really have feelings but we spend so much time together I tend to think of her as a good friend and when we disagree about when and how she should sew well, I tend to take it personally.

So I've been throwing spools of thread, ripping out seams and doing a lot of yelling she in return has been messing up my stitches and stopping for no reason. I thought we needed a break and stepped aside and did some hand stitching, but when I return, thinking we might have made up she starts up with her shenanigans again.

Amidst all this turmoil I somehow managed to actually finish some dolls this week. This weekend I'm going to try to patch up my relationship with my sewing machine, give her a good cleaning and oiling and I'm hoping my efforts will make her see that we really can be friends.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Minny can be sassy and quite mean at times, but she can also be sweet like the time she didn't step on those ants.