Sunday, December 28, 2008
Just completed my reproduction of a Greiner style doll. She measures 21 inches tall and has paper clay head and shoulder plate. Her body is made of muslin fabric and she wears a cotton floral print dress along with slip and pantalettes. Lots of detail to this repro doll. :o) She is for sale on etsy.com.
now for sale on etsy by clicking here
Sunday, December 14, 2008
A repeated buyer of my dolls had requested that I make a witch doll for her mom who always loves to sit outside on Halloween day to give treats to the kids. I received a photo of this lovely lady who will be 83 years old next week. She holds her little witch named Clemencia (which is also her name.) They look so adorable together!!!! Thanks Maria for sending the picture and allowing me post it here for all to see. :o)
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thanks to Deanna Hogan's (blueherondolls)cloth over clay tutorial, I was able to create this adorable one of a kind doll! She measures 18 inches tall and made of muslin fabric. The head is made of polymar clay and covered with a cotton knit fabric. Ears were applied and the head was gessoed and sanded a few times, then painted with acrylics. The hands have attached thumbs and were gessoed and painted. The legs were also done in the same way as the arms. They have painted on stockings and shoes. The painted areas were sealed with a matte sealer.
I made her outfit using vintage old fabric. The fabric colors were slightly faded in some areas which makes this doll look vintage. Perfect outfit for this little gal. Her pantaloons are trimmed in lace to match her dress, hat and pinafore. All clothing are removable. She is still for sale on etsy.com
now for sale on etsy by clicking here
Saturday, November 15, 2008
This doll will be listed on ebay from Nov 16 - 20 as one of my group challenge dolls. Our theme is "Twas the Night Before Christmas." This little one of a kind art doll is perfect for the night before Christmas! She was made of muslin fabric, soft sculptured, painted in acrylics. She sleeps on one of her gifts with a small glass of milk and plate of cookies for Santa. Poor little gal fell asleep, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse! He's sleeping too. :o) Lots and lots of detail to this one of a kind art doll. Suzie has now moved to NJ. Thanks Maria! :o)
This doll will be listed on ebay from Nov 16 - 20 as one of my group challenge dolls. Her name is Isabella, but her friends call her "Bella." She was made of muslin fabric, soft sculptured and painted in acrylics. Lots and lots of detail to this one of a kind 29 inch soft sculptured art doll. All she wants for Christmas is her two front teeth. :o) She holds a note to Santa which states just that. :o)
This doll will be listed on ebay from Nov 16 - 20 as one of my group challenge dolls. She was made of muslin fabric, soft sculptured, painted in acrylics and coffee stained to give her a prim look. Lots and lots of detail to this one of a kind, 33 inch Santa Wich doll. She holds a prim hangtag that reads "HAVE YOU BEEN BAD OR GOOD?"
Recently completed my original folk art Santa. He was made of muslin fabric with sculptured facial features painted in acrylics.
He wears velour coat, hat and pants and vintage satin shirt. Lots of detail in this one of a kind Santa. He has now moved to VA. :o)
Monday, November 10, 2008
Just had to make another art doll with paper clay hair. This doll is made of muslin fabric and painted with acrylics. Her ears and hair are sculpted with paper clay then painted to make it the flame part of a candle. She sits on a vintage candle holder and wears a tea stained doily skirt with lace for the top. Lots more things for sale in my etsy shop.
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Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Just completed my little Emily prairie night light doll. She was made of muslin fabric with soft sculptured facial features. I made her kneeling down and she measures 15 inches tall. Emily has now moved to CO. :o)
Sunday, November 2, 2008
This is Edna. She measures 32 inches tall and was made of muslin fabric. She simple doesn't feel like she looks anything like Mrs Claus so she is thinking......WHATEVER! She has soft sculptured facial features painted in acrylics...individual wired fingers and a great outfit. She has now moved to KY.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Meet Cissy....she was made of muslin fabric and color washed to give her a slightly aged look. Cissy measures 19 inches tall, 13 inches in seated position. Soft sculpture facial features painted in acrylics, individual wired fingers and sculpted toes. Her arms and legs are posable because of her button joints. She looks so adorable in her vintage flannel gown and cap. Being displayed with my Christmas items next to the tree. :o)
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Just completed my little pilgrim girl Rochelle. She was found sleeping in the pumpkin patch holding on to her favorite blankie. :o) Rochelle was made of muslin fabric and color washed to give her a nice skin color. Lots of attention to sculpting her facial features and toes. She has individual wired fingers and button joints on arms and legs which make her posable. Rochelle measures 19 inches tall and now lives in FL.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Meet Sophie....she measures 32 inches tall and was made of muslin fabric. Her facial features were soft sculptured and painted with acrylics then stained to give her a prim look. Lots of detail to this one of a kind art doll. All her clothing and shoes are removable too. She has now moved to UT. :o)
Monday, October 20, 2008
Just completed my one of a kind pregnant fairy. Seems like it took me 9 months to get her done! :o)
She is made of muslin fabric, soft sculptured facial features and painted with acrylics. Her name is "Joy" and she stands 18 inches tall. I added wires in the legs so that they wouldn't go wobbly over the years, has individual wired fingers and lots of detail to the shape of her body. Joy has now moved to NC. :o)
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Just completed my second Dorothy. Think she turned out better than the first one. :o)
She is made of muslin fabric with painted facial features and measures 19 inches tall. Soft sculptured face and individual wired fingers. She has toto in her basket and ready to follow the yellow brick road. :o) Dorothy has now moved to Delaware. My Auctions
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Here is another of my mammy art dolls. She measures 32" and is definitely one of a kind. Made of muslin fabric, coffee stained, painted and baked to give her a prim look. Painted facial features with green acrylic eyes. All clothing are removable. Lots of detail and care went into this adorable mammy. She now lives in TX.My Etsy Store
Sunday, October 5, 2008
I'm back from my trip and ready to make more dolls! :o) Meet Ella.....she is a 28 inch cloth art doll and truely a one of a kind. Lots of detail to her sculptured and painted facial features, wired fingers and sculpted toes. She wears sandals that lace up with jute cord, stretch knickers, corduroy skirt and top to match. Ella has a head full of fun yarn for hair that is all stitched on. No glue used. :o) She has hoop earrings and a chain with a peace symbol attached to the end of it. She is signed and dated by me. :o) Ella has now moved to AR. :o)
Monday, September 1, 2008
Well the doll in progress is now complete. This is my original design of Mammy. She is so prim and turned out just the way I wanted her to. Mammy is made of muslin fabric, coffee stained and baked to give her a prim look. Lots of detail to her sculptured facial features, acrylic eyes and painted mouth. She has individual fingers and sculptured toes. Mammy has now moved to TN! :o)
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Here is my next doll now in progress. Can you guess who she'll be? My guess is as good as yours. LOL
I hope to get her done before Tuesday since I'll be taking a break from sewing for about a month while I'm gone visiting with my daughter. :o) Will have more items to work with when I return in October. :o)
Friday, August 29, 2008
Here is my newest little gal named Lucky. Lucky is made of muslin fabric with painted facial features. She loves spiders so I painted her bodice, gloves and stockings black with spider webs and added a full skirt with spider web print. She holds a wand with a large spider web with a spider in the center. Lots of detail to this 28 inch cat doll.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Here is my newest doll. She is made of muslin fabric...has lots of body piercings, tattoos and chains. This gal measures 29 inches tall from top of head to bottom of leather boots. Her name is Angie and she is now living in Toronto Ontario Canada!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Meet baby Phyllis.....she is made of muslin fabric with sculptured facial features, wired fingers and sculptured toes. She also has painted stockings, hat and cape. This little gal measures 9 inches tall and has her own cookie cauldron. Phyllis has now moved to WV!
Meet Eloise, the winner of the Miss Moon Pageant! She measures 32 inches tall and is made of muslin fabric. Sculptured facial features, wired fingers and bright colored clothing. She has now moved to NJ where so many of my other dolls have gone. :o)
Monday, August 11, 2008
Here is a picture of Baby Abra Cadabra. She is a tooth collector and carries her moon and tooth bag. Lots of detail in this one of a kind cloth doll. Sculptured facial features, individual wired fingers, toes, ears and diaper! LOL She turned out just too adorable. Abra Cadabra has now moved to NJ. She will love it there since so many of her relatives have moved to the same place! :o)
Just had to make a Dorothy for our wizard of oz doll challenge. I listed her on ebay at the end of our group launch week. Whew.....just in time before the group launch ended. Dorothy is made of muslin fabric. Sculptured facial features and painted in acrylics and watercolor pencils for shading. She measures 19 inches tall and has paper clay, glittery red shoes. Dorothy is self standing and is holding a small black purchased dog in one arm and a basket in the other. Dorothy has now moved to Germany. :o)
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Just had to make a baby witch. Here she is ....Baby Alice. Made of muslin fabric, coffee stained with painted facial features and stockings. She looks so sweet. She has now moved to PA to live with many of her relatives! (other witch dolls that I've made in the past)