Wednesday, November 24, 2010
This little dolls name is Missy. She is proudly holding her lap quilt which says, "Live, Love, Laugh." This little gal measures 15 inches tall and made of muslin fabric. She his a round head with painted hair and painted facial features. Missy has wired fingers and wears removable bonnet and dress. I tea stained the clothing and her body to give her an aged look. She has now moved to CA.
This is one of my latest dolls. She measures 15 inches tall and is making the sign for "I Love You" in American Sign Language. She has now moved to CO.
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
It's been a while since I've made any dolls......but, I'm back into creating again. This is a Santos style cage doll that I wanted to try. The head is made of paper clay, cloth body with button joints at the shoulders and wooden ball joints at the elbows. The cage is made of wood and painted with acrylic paints. The doll is also painted with acrylics and stained to give it a vintage look. This doll has now moved to CT.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Mixed Media Angel on 16 x 20 canvas. "Angel Of Love." I used a painting knife to add lots of texture to the background of the painting. Other materials used were acrylic paints, modeling paste on the dress and one of the hearts. Religious reading in the second heart and fabric for the third. The angel holds a small heart and has the word "Love" painted along the right side of the painting. This painting was painted all along the edges also and is ready for you to hang. Can now be purchased in my Etsy shop.
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Saturday, September 25, 2010
Abstract art painted on a 16 x 20 stretched canvas. Media used were acrylic paints, pastels, drawn out face transfered with paper to canvas, black ink and watercolors. Ready for you to hang. Currently for sale in my Etsy Shop.
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Her body was made using an old flannel sheet. The attached head and shoulder plate was made using cotton sheets. I stuffed the doll with cedar sawdust and coffee stained her a bit. Her neck, arms and legs are tied at the joints with macrame cord. She has several hand sewn stitched on patches on her arm and a few stitches on arms and legs. The hair was created using macrame cord and vintage buttons. She has pinched nose and painted eyes and mouth. These were sanded down a bit to give it some age. Her dress was made with an old cotton shirt. I sewed one of the top seams inside out as if it had been repaired by hand. I addes some old cotton eyelit trim to the bottom of her dress. It is held in a couple spots with rusty safety pins. She needed a patch on her dress so that was stitched on and held at the top with a rusty safety pin. Vintage buttons were added to the front of her dress. So....voila, my little Sadie is complete. She measures 21 inches tall. :o)Has now moved to CA. my auctions
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Her name is Penny and is a one of a kind doll made of an old vintage wooden lamp. The head was hand carved, painted and some crackling done to her face. I added a couple of driftwood pieces for her arms. The rest of the items are all rusty, vintage items. Starting with the top, I made a pin cushion using stained fabric stuffed with cedar sawdust. This holds several rusty pins and safety pins. I added more rusty pins around the top of her hat along with a tape measure. She wears a rusty safety pin necklace, painted dress bodice and vintage buttons along the front of her skirt. She has a vintage button on one shoulder and a rusty hook on the other which holds a stream of vintage buttons and bobbins. In one hand, she holds a rusty pair of scissors that are super rusty!!! Several old spools of thread were added to the base, along with a hangtag and tiny dress that reads “1809.” Also included is the vintage doily that this doll sets on. So much to see on this vintage looking 16 inch doll.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
The Mad Hatter doll is completed. Took me a while to get him to look the way I wanted to, but well worth the time. He measures 25 inches tall and is made with fabric. No clays or glues used in this One of a Kind art doll. Lots more pictures of him to see in my Etsy store where he is available for purchase. Hope you'll have a chance to take a peek. :o)
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Friday, September 10, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
This is my latest witch art doll. Her face and shoulder plate is hand sculpted using paper clay. Gineeta has beautiful, acrylic brown eyes with warts on her cheek, nose and chin. She has long, individual wired fingers with 3-D black fingernails and facial features that were carefully sculptured. Her arms bend so that she can hold her blinking pumpkin lantern. She has now moved to California.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
I am back! It's been some time since I've posted anything. The birth of my first grandchild was beautiful and so was my son's wedding in the Philippines. Now I am ready to sit at my sewing machine and make some one of a kind dolls. :o)
Here is Celeste. Celeste is a one of a kind moon and stars doll made of muslin fabric with hand sculpted paper clay head and shoulder plate. The face, arms, legs and boots were painted with acrylic paints. Stars were also painted to the top of her head and down sides of her face. Celeste has applied thumbs and measures 17 inches tall. She wears a removable clothing of lacy pantaloons, petticoat and dress. The dress is a brick red cotton print with tiny beige stars. It also has a false hem which is a contrast fabric to the dress. The same fabric as the false hem was used inside the sleeves and for her petticoat. The doll body was designed by Dixie Redmond.
Celeste has now moved to California.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I have finally finished the giraffe. His name is Nagol and will be displayed in my soon-to-be grandson's room. I love the way he turned out. This has been my biggest project so far which took me a little over 3 weeks to complete. He looks great in the baby's room. :o)
Sunday, May 16, 2010
While I'm visiting my daughter and waiting for our first grandchild to arrive, I decided to create a paper mache giraffe. He is going to be 6 ft tall and will be displayed in the baby's jungle theme bedroom. Here is the giraffe which was started using a chicken wire sculpture.
Monday, May 3, 2010
I haven't been making any new dolls lately. I've been on vacation visiting family and friends along the mid and eastern coast. I am currently with my daughter and her husband awaiting our first grandchild! While I'm here, I'll try making a 6 foot paper mache giraffe. Will try to post pictures of the work in progress. :o) Stay tuned.....
Friday, February 26, 2010
Clara is a one of a kind doll made of muslin fabric with hand sculpted paper clay head and shoulder plate. The head was sculpted over fabric, then covered again with stockinette fabric. I then painted her with acrylic paints. She was washed down with a staining mixture to give her just the right patina, aged look just like you would have taken her out of an old chest in the attic. :o) She wears painted red boots. Ringlets were also painted to the sides of her face and back of head. Clara has applied thumbs. She measures 12 inches tall. She has a second skin which covers her body and wears removable clothing of chemise, pantaloons, petticoat and dress. The dress is tiny red plaid. I added a couple some zigzag trim to the bodice and sleeves of the dress to make it look like one of Izannah Walkers doll once wore. Her pantaloons have some lace at the bottom of the legs and her petticoat was made using vintage fabric.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Just had to try one of these out in cloth rather than wood. Hitty doll is a one of a kind I created using muslin fabric with hand sculpted paper clay head and shoulder plate. The head was sculpted over fabric, then painted in acrylics. Arms and legs were attached so that they can move up and down. She would look great sitting in the lap of a larger doll.
Monday, February 15, 2010
My third Izannah Walker style doll. Bertha is a one of a kind doll made of muslin fabric with hand sculpted paper clay head and shoulder plate. The head was covered with stockinet fabric, then painted in acrylics. The face, arms, legs, socks and boots were painted with acrylic paints. Ringlets were also painted to the sides of her face and back of head. The colors were sealed with an acrylic sealer. Bertha has applied thumbs and applied coiled ears just like Izannah Walker did with her dolls. She measures 17 inches tall. She is a one of a kind doll and has moved to AR. :o)my auctions
Monday, February 8, 2010
Anna is a one of a kind doll made of muslin fabric with hand sculpted paper clay head and shoulder plate. The head was sculpted over fabric, then painted in acrylics. She was washed down with a staining mixture to give her just the right patina, aged look just like you would have taken her out of an old chest in the attic. :o) The face, arms, legs and boots were painted with acrylic paints. Ringlets were also painted to the sides of her face and back of head. Anna has applied thumbs. She measures 14 inches tall. She has now moved to AZ. :o)
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
This is my second Izannah Walker inspired doll made with a pattern designed by Dixie Redmond. I'm loving the way these are starting to turn out. She's looking pretty much like an Izannah doll to me. :o) Isabel is a one of a kind doll made of muslin fabric with hand sculpted paper clay head and shoulder plate. The head was covered with stockinet fabric, then painted in acrylics. She was washed down with a staining mixture to give her just the right patina, aged look just like you would have taken her out of an old chest in the attic. :o) The face, arms, legs and boots were painted with acrylic paints. Ringlets were also painted to the sides of her face and back of head. Isabel has applied thumbs and applied coiled ears just like Izannah Walker did with her dolls. She has now moved to the UK.my auctions
Thursday, January 28, 2010
This is my first Izannah Walker style doll after taking an online class with Dixie Redmond. I had fun sculpting her face with paper clay and then covering it up with stockinet fabric. She was a challenge and a learning experience for me. I'll be making more. :o) Ella is now living in California.my auctions
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
This sweet doll was made of muslin fabric with hand sculpted head and chest plate. The body was designed by Jane Derosier (Gritty Jane) and was so much fun to put together! I thought she looked a bit like Naomi Judd so her name is Naomi. :o) She has painted top, stocking and shoes. Her skirt was coffee stained and baked to give it a good ole prim look. I sculpted her hair to look like a heart surrounding her face. The locks of hair also form another small heart on her chest. :o) This little gal has now moved to California along with a couple of the other dolls. :o) my auctions