Thursday, August 25, 2011

Red and black, what could it be?

A few years back, I took a class with Barbara Willis, by the way, she is one of my favorite teachers, wonderful lady, anyway, we learned how to sculpt a face, took a mould inprint from the face to make a paper mache mask, which was then covered with knitted fabric and then painted with pencils, markers, eyeshadows or whatever you wanted to use. For my doll faces I prefer regular eyeshadow and blush, which you can buy cheap at the Drugstore, Walmart, Target or whatever store you prefer. It doesn't have to be expensive and it goes a long way. After painting the face, I sealed it with an acrylic spray on sealer, but make sure it is the kind so the colors don't run. For hair we used all kinds of wonderful organza type ribbon in different colors, matching the clothes of the doll. It will give the doll a total different look, than putting ordinary hair on her. I love this technique. This doll is a tassle doll and has no legs. Isn't she beautiful!


I finished some of my started projects. I rubber stamped,

distressed, glittered, inked, chalked,

gift tags and packed them up in celophane bags. I have to make many more of these for my upcoming christmas shows. Hard to believe we have to think about this already, but it is coming, weather we like it or not! Another year gone, tooooooooooooooooooo fast as always!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Beauty of the Northwest!

I have to show of more pictures of beautiful Oregon. Mount Hood in all its beauty!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Wonderful dolls!

Yesterday was our monthly doll club meeting, so I took some pictures of some dolls which our ladies created. The steampunk doll was a round robin project and she is just wonderful, look at these boots.
Have a look at this troll, doesn't he look cute? He wasn't quit finished yet,we had his hair pinned to his head,it looks like a big wind gust came and gave him a new hair style. Love, love and more love!
Inspiration: Ute Vasina!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

I am surrounded by Volcanos!

These pictures were taken out of the plane the other day, flying from Portland, Oregon to Spokane, Washington. I just love how they turned out. Mt.St. Helens and Mt. Rainer

And this beauty is Mt. Adams

Picture perfect day to go for a plane ride!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Beautiful Oregon Coast

I guess I am calling myself lucky, to live near this wonderful place. It is about 1 1/2 hours drive from Portland, Oregon. Haven't been that much to the coast this year, but we went on a little trip just the other week and it was beautiful as always.

If you look very close on the picture with the sandbar sticking out, you will see all the sea lions sunning themselves. Hmmmmm! What a life!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Round Robin!

A few of our doll club members participated in our round robin doll a few months ago,here are a few results. Each doll was unique and different.

One of the girls created a Steam Punk Doll, she is just wonderful.

Her skirt was made out of paper.

He has a name.......

I am finally done with the little bear I made the other day, I gave him a brown bow matching his nose and his name is Sebastian. He is so cute.
I love working with Alpaca, this is the softest mohair I have ever worked with. It is not cheap, but the results are wonderful.
I started on my inventory for my upcoming christmas shows, I might even list down the road a few pieces in my Etsy store.
We are pretty lucky this summer with our weather here in Oregon, no extreme heat at all, just perfect. I love butterflies and we have several Swallowtails

flying around in our back garden, so the other day I took some pictures from one sitting on my Dusty Millers. Perfect!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I have been busy creating! Come and see!

I have been busy in these last weeks, I designed many years ago little sweaters for small children and babies. I called them "Sweater people". Each of the sweaters is hand knitted and each one has a little dollie attached. All the parts of the dolls were knitted and crochet and the hair was kind of rug hooked into the head. These are fun to make.
I also worked on a small bear, he is only 9 inches tall and is made from Alpaca mohair, this is so soft. The paw pads are made from 100% wool, he has small black shoe botton eyes. I did not use a sewing machine to make him, he was entirely done by hand. All what he needs is a bow.

How funny is that!

This is Zoe our neighbor cat, she jumped on the roof of my house the other day and thought it was funny looking into my window. Here she is meowing at me, wonder what she is saying? "please, help me down or let me in, but hurry!" Cats do the darnest thing. What a little stinker.