Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My first pattern ever! I am so proud!

I am done designing my first pattern, I am so happy how it worked out. Just something simple for Christmas, my 7" snowman head ornament. I worked on this for a while, I just finished it in time for my upcoming craft shows. Will soon have this in my Etsy shop. Now that I am finally jumped into the world of designing patterns, I will have more in the new year.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Monday, October 22, 2012

another finished doll

I took a Barbara Willis class a few years ago to learn how to sculpt a doll face, we than made a mold so I can use it over and over with paper mache to make a mask, which is than covered with fabric and painted. I use all kinds of eye and face make-up, colored pencils to color the face. The hair is made from ribbon and yarn. This doll can be hung on the wall.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Peter Pan anyone!

We put our Batman last night into the Peter Pan costume, just for a few minutes, he was so scared,I think he looks so cute.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I have been busy!

With 4 weeks to go to my first show, I have no spare time any longer. I just finished 3 of these little pots with christmas trees and small santas. The Santas have no legs so they are easier to put between the bucket and the tree. These would be a cute idea for somebody who doesn't have a lot of room or maybe somebody in a old folks home. One is with lights and the other two without.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Christmas anyone?

I finished my Reindeer and Santa creations, I am so happy, they took me forever. I had both reindeer done along time ago, just did the two Santas in the last few days. Beard, hair and eyebrows are all needle felted into the fabric, I love doing that, no glue here,it goes so simple and easy. I buy all my wooly fibers each year at a flock and fiber show, which is held in September, you get good deals, which you do not find in the stores. Now that I am all finished with these, moving along to other things.

So many things to do and not enough time

Where has the time gone, we are in October now. This year has just gone by so fast. We are still getting spoiled with beautiful weather, we had 82 degrees yesterday, today we dropped about 20 degrees, no sun yet,a lot of clouds. We could use some rain, it really hasn't rained here for months, everything is bone dry. The Christmas shows are just around the corner, I have 4 1/2 weeks left for my first show, I am panicking. I have hardly anything finished. This year everything just went crazy, all my plans to create so many different things went out the window, with too many important and unimportant things happening. Oh well, now I have to make the best off it and get cracking. Here are a few pictures of my snow ladies, last year I made 6 of them and I sold them all, this year I made 7. I made two reindeer which are propped on a stand, I finished the two little Santas which will sit on the back of them, will finish it up today.