Monday, August 16, 2010

New Glass Purchase

While at Comic Con I made the rounds of the local antique shops and came home with these two wonderful examples of the Belmont pattern of early american pressed glass.

Comic Con Doll Exhibit

My doll (above) was in the doll exhibit at Comic Con in San Deigo this year. The exhibit was arranged by the IOLCC doll club in San Diego. Herea re some pics that Patti Culea took of the
show and shared with me:

The are the Harry Potter dolls (above) made by Wendy Whittemore.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Shelf Doll

Marv and I spent the day in Ventura and spotted this wonderful shelf doll....huge...and amazing..just thought I'd share! She is a full size mannequin and I think she is made by Catherine's Collectables.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Fat Lady continued

I spent some time this weekend working on "Brandy".....

Now you know where she gets her name!

Trim chaos! I can only create surrounded by complete chaos!!

I love my pin cushion/ trash bag. Sandy Rogers made these for everyone at doll retreat this year for the Sisters of the Cloth doll club.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Barb Schoenoff Class

Here are some pics of my "Fat Lady" from the circus. I had a fabulous time and Barb is a great teacher!! I haven't finished all the trims yet...I hope to get that done over this long weekend. I'll post more pics as I go.I used 5 different fabrics...the body color and 4 others. I have some close ups below where you can see the patterns. I need to reposition her head so she looks up when she is draped over her chair!

She will have jet black hair which reallys ets off her eyes...I love her fat little face!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Back from Australia!

We just got back from a great 3 week trip to Port Douglas, Brisbane and Melbourne. We had a wonderful time and made a lot of new friends. I'll post more pictures once we get them downloaded! This one was taken at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Jan 2010 Doll Retreat

This year's retreat teacher was Cyndi Mahlstadt and the doll was her "Annie" doll. We all had a wonderful time!

Here is me with my doll

Here are the step by step photos I took during the construction process!

The wire armature

The basic face after needle sculpting

With the eyes in

The armature wrapped in batting..note the feet are apoxie clay.

Testing out the hands and head

The torso cover is now on.

The finished, painted head.

The body wrapped in fabric strips

More fabric wrapping

The sweater vest and hair are on

Vest embellishment

Shoes are done!

Final doll!

Group photos

Christmas decorations

A few pictures of the house decorated for Christmas.
My Favoarite ornament...and old Radko fountain.

Elle Dee with her Christmas collar:

The Bride Doll shelf