Thursday, January 21, 2010


I sent off five boxes yesterday and today will send off four more! Then I can take a chill pill and just enjoy my last few days before the rush of IDEX!
I am also chomping at the bit to get my house ORGANIZED! Maybe the urge will go away. I haven't sculpted in a few weeks and if I don't' get my clay out I will have to go through a terrible learning curve again....
I will have nine dolls to show at IDEX. I am in booth #314 - so stop by!
Here is my latest....

Friday, January 15, 2010

Countdown to IDEX

Here is my latest project with my chief hair-braider - Megan!! She looks so happy to be helping me!
I'm on the last stretch and not feeling the panic I felt last year. I don't know what's wrong with me...
Procrastination is in the air. I am sure the very very very last minute scramble will be coming very soon!
I am finishing up a three-some and hope to have them photographed by early next week.
I spent the day making ruffles for one how it turned out but it was lots of work!!
Silk is an amazing fabric. Love it.
I have one dress left and absolutely no idea of the design yet....

Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday again

Monday again!! Of course I was up at 4 am. Well, first I wake up every night at 1:23 am and wonder if it is 4:00 yet!! I know you are not supposed to look at the clock in the night but I can't help it. Once IDEX is over I can relax again. I am kind of liking these early hours more and more!!
Today I am putting together three dolls. They WILL be done by the end of the week!!! (probably not...)
I do know the weeks are just flying by faster than I think possible.
I will post pictures soon....

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Another day..

As 4:00 am rolled around my eyes dutifully opened, ready to start the day. I really didn't want to get out of bed so I allowed myself to think, think,think.
By 4:45 I was ready to start poking around this studio. With IDEX coming up very fast I don't really have much precious time to think.
Action is what I need.
So out come the fabrics.....what a mess I can make! But maybe I have some solutions...
I am working on a three-some that need coordinating colors....a chaise lounge needs to be recovered - don't really know how to do it - should I try??
Another doll needs arms and legs but first she needs to know what she will be doing with them....
And what to wear??? She already has her sort of sad face happiness for her.
I better make her outfit very warm and cuddly....
One more doll sitting all dressed waiting for some sort of thing to wear on her head...hat? headband? Sparklies? Hopefully the answer will come in the next couple of weeks.
Next is my boy with it really a boy face? Should he be standing in the pond sort of boy? Or at the photo studio just pretending to be a boy with a boat?
Well - the oven is hot enough - time to get those arms in....

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

2010 is starting out very cold around here. It is -20 this morning. The good thing is that I don't really have to go out to work. I can slide right into my wonderful studio and get busy. There is always something to do.
January is always crunch time for IDEX. I wish the show was two months later. Of course maybe I should just get started earlier.!!
I have three dolls that are in various stages of completion that I will be working on today.....hope they all turn out.
I have four dolls packed up and ready to ship out.! That feels good!
If I don't have time to write this month at least you will know I am still here working hard.