Wednesday, December 21, 2016

eye painting video

me painting an eye! I am just practicing with my video and software.  Hope you gain something from it.  Enjoy!
It's too large to upload to my blog but you can view it on my YouTube Channel




Tuesday, December 13, 2016

B is for Bunny


Newest doll available in my Etsy Shop!

She measures 15 inches from the tip of her ears to her bottom (made to sit). Alternative measurement with her legs dangling off a table total length is 22 inches from the tip of her hears to the tips of her toes.

Her bunny bonnet ears are attached to her head.  She is holding a handmade bunny of her own with a tag labeled with the  letter "B" for Bunny.  She is made from various fabrics, faux fur and materials (including walnut ink and coffee for aging).   I painted her eyes and body with acrylics.   

She is designed and handcrafted by me.  Signed and dated.

My Dolls are NOT TOYS and are intended for Display Only.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Snowflake Epattern

Epattern now available in my Etsy Shop


Snowflake

Snowflake is finished!   I hope to have the epattern available within the next couple of days (fingers crossed!)
Doll is listed in my Etsy Shop

Monday, November 14, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Harvest Crow

This is a LARGE doll.   He measures 36 inches from from the tip of his hat to the tip of his toes. His wings are 18 inches wide.

He and his pumpkin are made from various fabrics and materials (including walnut ink and spices for aging). I grunged him up to look dirty. I painted his eyes using artist acrylics and pencils.

He is designed and handcrafted by me. Signed and dated.

My Dolls are NOT TOYS and are intended for Display Only.

Available in my Etsy Shop




Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Baby Crow swinging with his Voodoo Doll

I made this little guy much smaller than some of my regular dolls.  Made to sit, he measures approximately 10 INCHES tall from his little bottom to the tip of his hat.
Alternative measurement: he measures 16" from from the tip of his hat to the tip of his toes with his legs dangling off a shelf.
His total measurement in the swing from the hook to the tips of his toes is 23 inches.

He is made from various fabrics and materials (including walnut ink and spices for aging). I grunged his up to look dirty. I painted his eyes using artist acrylics.

He is designed and handcrafted by me. Signed and dated.

My Dolls are NOT TOYS and are intended for Display Only.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Halloween Bunnies!

Greetings!  I would like to introduce you to Candy Corn, Corn Fritter, Corn Bread and Corn Cob Halloween Bunny Rabbits!

Made to sit, measuring approximately 15 inches tall from his little bottom to the tip of his hat.
Alternative measurement: he measures 23" from from the tip of his hat to the tip of his toes with his legs dangling off a table.

He is made from various fabrics and materials (including walnut ink and spices for aging).  I grunged his up to look dirty.  I painted his eyes using artist acrylics.

Designed and handcrafted by me. Signed and dated.

My Dolls are NOT TOYS and are intended for Display Only.

Visit my Etsy Shop to purchase.





Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Halloween in July!

These little punkins with their rabbit ear costume is ready for some serious trick or treating!
Made to sit, each measure 15 inches tall from her little bottom to the tip of her ears.
Alternative measurement: she measures 23" from from the tip of her ears to the tip of her toes with her legs dangling off a table.

I made them from various fabrics and materials (including walnut ink and spices for aging). I grunged her up to look dirty. I painted her eyes using artist acrylics.

She is designed and handcrafted by me. Signed and dated.

My Dolls are NOT TOYS and are intended for Display Only.



Thursday, June 23, 2016

Trick or Treat!

Made to sit, each measures approximately 12 inches tall from their little bottoms to the top of their heads.
Alternative measurement: they measure 19" from from the top of their heads to their toes with their legs dangling off a table.

They are made from various fabrics and materials. They are grunged and made to look dirty with a mixture of natural spices. I painted their eyes using artist acrylics.

They are designed and handcrafted by me. Signed and dated.

My Dolls are NOT TOYS and are intended for Display Only.

Visit my Etsy Shop 
 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

All Dressed up for Halloween

This little pumpkin sweetie with her rabbit costume is all ready for Halloween!
Made to sit, measuring 12 inches tall from her little bottom to the top of her head.
Alternative measurement: she measures 19" from from the top of her head to her toes with her legs dangling off a table.

She and her skeleton wand are made from various fabrics and materials (including walnut ink and spices for aging). She is grunged and made to look dirty. I painted her eyes using artist acrylics.

She is designed and handcrafted by me. Signed and dated.

Listed in my Etsy Shop!


Monday, June 13, 2016

more Halloween

Just listed in my Etsy Shop!
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Patriotic Dolls

This doll has been in my mind for a quite some time. A few years ago, I bought the little vintage doll dress from a 65 year old lady who, as a child, played with it on her own dollies.   The dress is exactly the way I bought it from the sweet gal.   The torn spots, stains and  hand stitching are all original on the dress.  The only thing I added was the doll form. The flag, tag and crown, which are attached to the doll, not the dress.   The doll bodice is on a pedestal wooden base.   The flag is not vintage but I did my best to make it blend with the age of the dress.    Her crown is heavy cardstock and covered with real silver glitter.    Her hair is wool roving.   She is painted with artist acrylics and aged with walnut ink. (Again, dress was not aged by me. Child's play and time made it this way and I love love love it!)

Hope you enjoy! She is available in my Etsy shop.

Monday, May 23, 2016

New Halloween for 2016

Halloween is probably my favorite venue to dip into when it comes to making dolls.  It's a chance to create without boundaries.     These dolls each  measure approximately 17 inches tall from the top of their heads to the tips of their toes.  They can be shelf sitters but I designed them to be hung or used with a doll stand. 
Available in my Etsy Shop


Available in my Etsy Shop

Available in my Etsy shop

Available in my Etsy shop

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Never to early For Halloween

Between all the busy work on the house, I've found sanctuary in my studio to work on some new dolls.  I hope to have several finished dolls ready by mid July.


Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Ethel, Gladys and Emogene

Naming my dolls isn't something I try to do. Sometimes during the creative process I catch myself calling a doll by name. I would like to introduce you to Ethel, Gladys and Emogene. They are primitive, folk art bunny rabbit dolls. Each measures 19 inches tall from the tips of their ears to the tips of their toes.
Each is made from new faux fur felt and their eyes are vintage shoe buttons with acrylics used as highlight. Their dresses are made from vintage linen. I made them to be soft and floppy and worked their fur in such a way to make them look a bit tattered and torn.
Handcrafted by me.

My Dolls are NOT TOYS and are intended for Display Only.

AVAILABLE IN MY ETSY SHOP


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Hippety Hoppety Valentine on it's way

New Bunnies ready for Valentines and Easter!

Available individually in my Etsy Shop


Thursday, January 07, 2016

Little Wilbur Heartbreaker

Little Wilbur Heartbreaker is now available in my Etsy shop! I am doing the Etsy calculated shipping so if the fees seem to high let me know. His box is larger than some I've shipped in the past. It is 16x12x8 inches and the box weighs 2lbs 15 oz. I tried to fit him into my standard box but he just would NOT fit!   Little Piggy :)