Friday, February 29, 2008

The beginning of color

well I am working on the base coat and it's good to take pictures I see many places I missed teehee...

Thursday, February 28, 2008

More details to Alfred

I have been sanding on his face which of course you can't tell...but added a few more details...

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Alfred's has a face....

Well Alfred has a to let that dry so I can sand...always waiting it seems teehee

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

update on Alfred

he's coming along...wohooo

coming to be rofl

Well is beginning to take shape...I would say he might be a cross between several critters teehee

Monday, February 25, 2008

Oh my who is this???

Awww the next part has begun...OH MY

Just had to share...

I have finished a new little one...but now I will have to figure out her vignette....

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Getting back to normal

Well the road was cleared...looks like all my stuff, once thawed made it...and so I settled in and started a new is her head...

What's going on around here...

Well I taught Pinsiter in NM and what fun and so many different was a blast...I should have pictures soon...then the true adventure began...well it started before going to NM...we had to spend the night in Des Moines as snow and such was coming and I didn't want to be snowed in and not to get to the airport...but that was fun and IT WAS Valentine's Day...then I flew in on Monday and we couldn't get home as all the roads around our parts had been closed due to ice and blowing we stayed in Des Moines again...
oh my then the real adventure begins...and what an adventure... once we got 2 miles from the house (gravel road) it was about 2" to 3" thick with ice and then snow in spots over it...the drifts last night were taller then the van where the snow plows had cleared the way...then we turnned on to our road which is about 1/2 mile and the snow plows haven't been there...but the drifts are only about to the top of my jeff says...we can't go any farther so we pull to the side of the road and parked the van in front of the neighbors (there are only two houses on the road and we are at the very end)...we bundled up and thank goodness i brought my snow boots with me...and we walked to the house....rofl imagine my short legs and you have to march to get thru...oh my we had to stop several times as I got the giggles and i can't walk and laugh at the same time in snow...something new i learned rofl...then about 1/2 way to the house one of the dogs realizes it's us and she comes running and sooooo excited so she rolled and played in the snow all the way to the house...I guess I didn't find it as fun as she did...rofl...we are basicly snowed in til the plow does our road and all my stuff is in the van and neither of us feels like we could get the suitcases back here in all that snow...they won't roll they would have to be carried over our heads roflmao oh my but i made coffee I had ordered jeff a raspberry choc cheese cake for valentines that didn't make it til Sat. so matti put in in the ice box for me and so we had cheese cake and coffee
now that was we are still snowed in as it's very very cold...I sure hope Spring comes soon...OH MY

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Lil Cricket on ebay

Little cricket is on ebay...

Friday, February 08, 2008

The Mannequin on ebay

Well I put The Mannequin on ebay...she was great fun to make and hope someone wants to add her to their can see her at
or click the title...

What I did to the mannequin

Just one of many ways to finish the manneqiun...

I made the flowers out of paperclay so they had to be glued in place...I could have used apoxie sculpt but I didn't...The base coat is a very pale pink...I painted the head piece, flowers, everything but the face...then I used the dark brown permanent pen to draw designs...look up art Nouveau designs if you need some guidance for the design...

I used water color pencils to color in the design...sprayed with a matt sealer...then put a coat of petal procelain over the piece except for the face...I then painted the flowers on the head piece purple and leaves green to match what I did on the body...I then dry brushed the body with a copper metallic lightly, used blue interferece on the entire doll...very lightly...and then dry brushed the head piece and doll with a gold metallic paint...that's it...this is not in the pattern but thought I would sherry

more updates

Well I need to do a bit more at the bottom but here she is...

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Okay I couldn't resist

I'm laughing...I will have to make another mannequin for Jean's class...I couldn't resist playing with this one...her she isn a work in progress...I want her to stay a mannequin and not look like a doll...

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The Mannequin

The Mannequin is 16 1/2"...goes with the Shaya pressmold...
pattern explains how to use the Shaya face and turn it into a full head, it has articulated hands...needle sculpted to use paperclay on fabric and uses celluclay for a bustle if desired...and she has a paverpol turbun...the perfect doll to try new tecniques on, drape or just costume...pdf download from Doll Street for $10.00 or you can order them from Dollmakers Journey or Cloth Doll Patterns for $12.00....and she is ready to mail...perfect for Jean Bernards newest class that is coming a free class check out Jean's sherry

My Muse is pattern

I'm almost finished with a new's for a's cloth, paperclay, paper mache and uses my Shaya pressmold for the head...I need to do a bit more work on it but by tomorrow...wohooo
the pattern will be a download pdf and you print for 10.00...if you want a printed pattern then you will have to get it from or
and it will be's called the can use it just as a mannequin or it could be dressed...rumor has it that there might be costuming for her later...teehee and another rumor is she could be used for Jean Bernard's newest online class....hummmm it gets better and better doesn't it...

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

altered book round robin

well I am finally getting around to posting the last 3 books I's an altered book round robin...there are colors and is "brown and blue"....small things, next is "Aqua and Gray" and last is "Beware", purple and orange

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Feb challenge

Well on one of the groups I'm on they had a Feb art doll challenge and since I can't seem to get myself to sew...I thought I would play with paper this evening...this is my piece the theme was "zetti" I hadn't a clue had to look it up rofl...OH MY

Friday, February 01, 2008

moving slowly

Well I seem to be moving very slowly...and can't seem to get going this year at my normal pace...grrr however here is where the little one is so far...