Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bottle Doll in Progress

Well I am almost done. I tried a few different hair pieces but they looked so huge on her head. I think I will have to sculpt her hair. I used a napkin ring for her upper body and sewed tulle to the bottom of the ring to make her tutu. Not sure if I am going to make arms yet. Maybe I will make wire arms with clay hands?Have a nice day!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Well I am on my last 16 boards(hopefully). I design and make display boards for all of the craft stores, US and International who order from Penny Black. Here are some pictures of what I am working on and a picture of my dining room work area.

Most of my stuff is in the garage but I keep what I use the most inside. I bought that desk recently from the Salvation Army for $65. It was behind other desks at the store so I didn't even know untill I got it home that all of the drawers have dividers and cubby's. I was so excited! And it is over six feet long so I have alot more room to spread out. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 6, 2011


I host an ATC swap at Creative Souls each month. The theme was paper dolls this month. This is my first paper doll ever. It was SO fun to make. I got the pattern from Valerie Brincheck's blog The Sum of All Crafts. It is from the mermaid template. Thanks Valerie! You have to go check out her blog. She has amazing stuff there.
I thought I would use Cleo's head and make a ballerina. I added tool to make the tutu and I also added real silver thread and rhinestones to make her head band. She always has headbands on in her pictures so I gave her a pretty one!
I drew the lines on her leggings and chalked all of the color with pearlescent chalks.
I think I may have to start a paper dolls group!
Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, March 4, 2011


 HELLO! I have been wanting to start a new doll so bad. So the last couple of days, since Dolltown's  grand opening, I have been working on this little lady. I spent about half an hour each night. It is so relaxing! I tried a different paperclay this time and what a HUGE difference. I used the Creative Paper Clay brand. It is just smoother and blends so nice. I decided to use an antique bottle that I filled with little sea shell bits. I think they are abalone. I will keep you posted with her progress.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Playing with my Iphone Camera

I have a booth at the mall in a store for crafts and collectables. I bought this big wire dress form and clipped my greeting cards to it. I took a picture with my Iphone and used the Photo Studio app to make it look like old burnt parchment. It is kind of  a fun effect. My cards looked better in color but It still like it!
Hope you are having a nice day!!!
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