Friday, August 24, 2007

Paverpol Pin Dolls

I need to make some pin dolls for a club fund I had an idea to get out the Paverpol again and play around. I have had these commercially made faces for I thought it was time to use them. The fabric has been painted with paverpol and draped around the face...its still wet so stay tuned to see how they come out!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

I have been tagged for the NICE MATTERS award by Karen Mallory! Here are the 5 blogs I am passing it on to:

What a nice way to get the word out about our blogs! Each of these 5 people should nominate five more people too!


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Paverpol Lady is Done!

She is done! I decided on a winter theme and used mica flakes and tinsel to finish her off. I love vintage Christmas decorations and all the new "vintage style" decorations they have now. I can't wait to put her in with my snow babies!

I started this little lady doll last can see her beginnings in the earlier posts on this blog (or under the word "paverpol")

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Shopping Spree

While in San Diego I hit a few of my favorite antique shops. I only do this once a year, so I try to make it count..LOL. There have been some years where the car was so full on the way back home that we had to really plan on how to pack it...but this year was smaller...I had less time to shop due to our packed schedule at the convention. know me...I still did a good job of shopping!!!

This was my big purchase. She is a Simon Halbig on a Handwerck body. I don't have any pierced ear dolls in my collection of German bisques so I was pleased to find her at the reasonable price of $230.00

I love vintage doll clothes!

Some Eskimo dolls I found..I thought of Judi in Alaska when I bought these!

I have a hard time resisting vintage stuffed animals....this little rabbit is adorable in person. The doll is a papermache doll from Mexico.

Here is a group of 1930's to 40's composition dolls. I think the most expensive one in the group was $40.00. I really like the compos so I try to pick them up whenever I find them at a good price. There is also a tiny all bisque doll at the top.

Getting ready for Halloween. I like the black and orange painted vintage glass. It goes great with vintage style Halloween decorations. I thought the black and white gloves might be part of my Christmas decorations this year.

Vintage patterns and doll glasses

Vintage Paper...these came from the Comic Con vendor hall. There is a dealer there who specializes in vintage paper products. The packets are French pharmacy labels..$10 a packet...a very good price if you collect vintage papers. There are also 3 doll faces and a couple of powder box labels.

Vintage photos and prints....I love these. I have no idea what I am going to do with them however!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Dragon Day

I have been working on this little guy all day. I make these from time to time...they are pretty easy to do. This one was made very quickly to test out a new technique on the wings using dyed napkins and tissue paper. Very fun.

Here he is after I have spray painted him all white.

This is tape over a wire armature with foil wings.