Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cassandra and Tessa

Thanks so much for the nice comments on my last post!

I've been working on these new dollies with the painted eyes.   A couple of things motivated me to try something new.  Well, first I just like to push myself to use different materials and techniques and have recently found the time for a little exploration, which has been fun.  I also have been wanting to make some smaller pieces, that might be a bit more affordable to most.  The element I regularly use for eyes just doesn't really allow me to work smaller so I was needing to come up with something different.  Also, as all you doll makers know you end up with a lot of scraps and pieces of your favorite fabrics and textiles, too small to work with but too precious to throw out.
These smaller dolls are a way to get to use those bits and pieces I've had around as well as some hair scraps, again too little to use on my larger dolls but too much to just throw away.

The biggest misconception is that smaller is easier or faster...HA, no way.  It seems the smaller I work the harder it gets, those tiny hands are no walk in the park.  But I do like the dainty little things.  Next week I'll probably work on some of my regular loopy dolls but I'll definitely be revisiting these mini loopys soon.

Monday, June 13, 2011


No, I haven't lost my marbles:)  Just playing with some new ideas and looks for my dollies.

Joelle ponders if the joy of having the puppy is worth the sadness when he dies.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Strolling by the swamps edge Faye found some eggs. They were abandoned so she picked them up and planned to see them hatch. The problem is shes not sure if they are bird eggs or gator eggs and shes a little nervous for the big day.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Recently I sat down to quickly make a small sheep as a tag along to another piece I'm working on.  I started creating and creating and eventually ended up with not a small sheep but Nathan the Billy Goat.  Wow, what fun to be lead away into something I had no idea was in my head or was waiting to be created.

I have a special place in my heart for fantasy.  I read the entire series of The Chronicles of Narnia books at least three times as a tweenie.   I suspect Nathan comes from those memories of adventure, fantasy and letting my imagination run wild.  He makes me smile, and I hope he does the same for you!!