Saturday, December 12, 2009
Wow, it has been a while since I have posted. I setup at a fair in Louisiana in November and had a fairly good show. I am not doing any shows now until 2010. I am going to start working on getting my website e-commerce ready and trying to expand my online presence. Here is a pic of my doll that I made for the Gypsy Challenge in Houston, but at the last minute decided I was going to keep her home. My goal for this blog in 2010 is to be more active and start posting more updates and fun stuff, so please be sure to check back often. Till next time...
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
What is says about you: You are a creative person. You appreciate beauty and craftsmanship. You are patient and will keep trying to understand something until you've mastered it.
Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.
I found this cool website that tells you what color on the rainbow you are as compared to your personality. I must say it is very accurate. I also cannot believe I have not posted this month at all. I am really behind times aren't I? I need to get better at this posting thing. Till next time...
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
I finally finished my Hoffman doll and she is going in the mail this week. I really want to win the Sulky prize, so I did some major embroidery on this girl. Her vest was freehand embroidery on wash away stabilizer, so it is only threads. I also did string effect on her skirt and the main part of her skirt is patchwork. I used Mod Podge on the box and glued the fabric to it. I really like the way it turned out. I sure hope she does well. Till next time...
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
To me the costuming goes the quickest, at least the way I do it. I do not normally cut out patterns, fussy cut, etc., I drape the fabric, pin and sew. I then add a lot of embellishments to cover any funky seams or such and then we are done. A couple of these girls are going to get leather boots, which is a little added work, but I just glue the leather to the leg and then either stitch or glue around the seams and there you go, little boots. I went through my boxes upon boxes of fabric last week and mixed and matched coordinated fabrics for each doll and then put the fabric in the dolls bag so I have everything in one place.
I just love those gallon size baggies, as I can put a doll and all her trimmings in one releasable bag with her pattern and don't have to worry about sorting and trying to figure out what goes with what. Great time saver. I then take those baggies once the doll is done with the pattern pieces and any extra parts and staple them to the main pattern book I have and then if I want to make another one of a certain doll, I already have my pattern ready and possibly already cut out pattern pieces. Shear genius, huh? LOL. Well till next time...
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Hmm, I went today and got a new drawer/shelving unit to sit next to my bed, as right now I have bags, sacked on top of boxes, stacked upon who knows what of the doll supplies I use when I am watching TV and working on dolls. Container Store is having a sale and I got one of those nice metal shelf racks with trays that pull out and was normally like $100 and I got it complete for $45. It was a display model. I will now have a tray for my paints, one for my doll parts, one for other assorted stuff so maybe I can actually get on my side of the bed. What a novel idea, LOL. Now my sewing room, that is a completely different story. As long as everything in there is in boxes and not falling on my head I think we will be fine for a while. I did have a whole can of beads fall on my head a while back when I was sewing though. Talk about a shocker. I was sitting there just a sewing and this cookie tin with big pearls and other types of beads comes crashing down on my head and these beads go everywhere. I am still finding beads and that happened several months go.
On a different subject, the doll pic in this post is a doll that won one of Mary Tressler's witch challenges and I have no idea where this doll flew off to. I had her in a booth that I used to have in an antique mall here locally and when I went to move out my items had been moved to another booth and she was missing. I still have her hat and broom, but who knows where she is. I hope she is in a good home, as I kind of miss her. Oh well, I saw her pic in my picture folder and thought I would let the world see her. Who knows, maybe somebody who sees this blog can tell me where she is - he he he. Till next time.....
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Last night I pulled out my calender and realized I have 8 weeks until Main Street in Fort Worth, Texas. Oh my goodness, when I was accepted I had like 5 months, plenty of time, now I only have 8 WEEKS!! Honestly, where does the time go. I figured I have to finish at least a doll a day for the next 4 weeks to be close to where I need to be. I also have to get a merchant account, setup my display, make table skirts, make small pin dolls, etc........ Hmm, I think it is time to make a check list of everything I need to do and start daily updating and going down the line. I currently have 30 doll bodies in different stage, but they are all sewed and just about stuffed, so that just leaves hair, faces and costuming, which takes a while, but at least I am close.
I think the big thing is that this is my first show like this ever, so the next shows will be easier, as I will already have an idea of what is expected, how many items I really need to have finished, and already have my display setup and ready. Well, this is quite the learning experience, but even though I am stressed about getting everything done, I am feeling so good about this. It is like a new door opening, a new opportunity, I guess the first step to actually doing what I enjoy. Well, till next time....