Monday, October 17, 2011


Ooh! I am so excited I just got notified My Creepy Needle Felted girl Prudence was included in Artizen Magazine!! woohoo happy dance lolol  Awesome I love it!
She is the one at the top left sitting on the white pumpkin :D yay Prudence!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Strawberry YoYo - inspired yoyo doll

My 3 year old  granddaughter is visiting this week and she loves to watch Strawberry Shortcake on Netflix over and over and over again. The song is stuck in my head strawbababababababerry! So I sat down next to her on the couch and I can't just sit it drives me crazy. I played with my iPhone for awhile got bored and this doll head that I had and had not done anything with was just staring at me all the way across the room from my studio. Seriously it was! hahaha I started painting her face and she started looking like a strawberry (to me) I painted dots on her forehead reminded me of seeds and a pinkish tinge became her. I was inspired! I found some small print fabric in a pink color and started sewing her clothes. I hardly ever start out with a strict idea of what my dolls will be dressed in, I usually let it evolve. I will go and grab some fabrics I like and see what happens. Well a puffy jumpsuit started to develop. Her limbs started to look like yoyo dolls in my head. Silly cause they really do not but too me they did 0_o
I could remember making little clowns out of scrap fabric yoyos when I was a kid in girl scouts. A million bazillion years ago. haha 
 The whole while my granddaughter is still watching Strawbababababerry.
Her hair sealed the deal for me, white Tibetan Lambswool that I dipped the tips in Strawberry koolaid! A few yoyos later and some in her hair, here she is! My Strawberry Yoyo :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Belinda Gothic Angel

Belinda Gothic Angel
I love using the dark brown color Living doll clay it's been a blast I just cannot get the orange cast off the pics. Drives me crazy! I swear I need to learn how to use my camera. I keep falling back on Photoshop to correct all my photography's getting to be too much. I think I am going to take a photography class at the college next year. LOL
Anyway... Belinda is about 12" and I adore her wings. If I were a better photographer you could see them hahaha
They are on a black wire frame. I used black sheer polyester and just loosely cut it out to the size of the wing frame, leaving an inch to overlap. I knew I didn't want them too neat, so they are scraggly. I have sewn the fabric again loosely around the frame and then took the black thread and just started stitching and wrapping and crisscrossing the thread around the wings. 
Done :D hehe

The wings are then sewn to her back. The wire is pliable enough to bend the tips and pull the wings out or wherever :)

This one I did get the orange cast off but she is too de-saturated. ugh

Sunday, October 9, 2011

October Girls

Here are my Minis For October. Willow in Green, Felicity in the top hat, Salma Dia de los muertos and Melanie in the front in Rags :D They are all approx. 7" in length...trying to stay to the style thing I mentioned in an earlier post. Slant of eyes,wrinkly nose,chin,4 far I can stay to that . Where I am playing more is painted faces. The eyes, while I love the pink colors around their eyes, I yearn for some darker colors as the seasons are changing. 

Felicity Here started out with pink around her eyes. I even posted her on Etsy this way. I adored her clothes but her face was lacking. And well the views for her showed she was lacking! I almost just left her up but last night I had a dream and she was in it! eek spooky dreaming about my dolls now! I saw her with long spikey eyelashes. I woke up this morning redid her and she had a new photo shoot and wow I love her :D
I don't normally redo dolls. Actually I don't think I ever have? Not even sure if it's kosher to do so? But oh well Here she is and I am happy!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sophia in the Works

Sophia Dia De Los Muertos Day of the Dead. 
Sophia is not finished yet, but I thought a little pre photo shoot would get her in the mood lol I just finished tacking down her hair, it is still a little wild. I plan to add more locks by sewing them in and then pulling it back. 

She has a removable hooded cloak, I think it is still too large I need to adjust it. Overall I do like the look. She also has some Victorian style boots that are not shown. 

Her face is painted with an opaque paint marker. I was not sure about the regular acrylic with her skin color. I tried a test and it was super heavy and thick looking, so the paint marker won out :D 

Her eyes are crackly and a bit scary looking. They did not photograph well. I used a pink and gold mica that I baked before the paint was dry. The paint cracked so nicely I put the resin over and was amazed at how much depth they ended up with. 
Hopefully I will have her finished shortly and off to her photo shoot for Etsy :)