Thursday, April 29, 2010

Redressing dolls

Here is a doll that I redressed for Kim at the Dollery. I like her so much better! It was a fun dress to make. I had bought her skirt material from Treadle Yard Goods in St. Paul and it was one of those indecision's that I like to make!
Should I or shouldn't I?? There was only a small amount left on the bolt and it was on sale but I didn't know what doll to put it on.
I of course buy fabric all the time that I NEVER use so I am trying to be more cautious.
I had enough of the yummy pink silk fabric to finish this dress. Now I have to either order some more of the pink from Germany or wait until IDEX see if I can get some more. I love this fabric.
The sweater fabric I bought in NY when I was there last fall. I can't wait to make a sweater for a toddler now!!! So fun!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Munro Crafts

One of my favorite vendors is Munro Crafts. They are friendly and VERY prompt. The only down side is that you have to pick up the phone and call in your order......I don't know why that is so hard.
The more you order the more of a discount you get so that is a good thing!!
I order my polymer clay from them and have not been dissatisfied yet. Now I wish they had good hand-blown glass eyes.......that is another story.....

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Rice Lake

So what do you do when you can't sculpt?? Run around the lake that's what.
I took my 11-year old "baby" and ran/walked for almost four miles. It was a lovely time!! She could have ran the whole thing probably but had to wait up for me......


It's been one of those days.......
I posted on Facebook that lips were slowly getting easier to sculpt.....and how many hours have I spent today sculpting lips?????Grrrrr......
I had read on one site where someone just said she doesn't sculpt the lips because they are too hard!!!!! That would be a novel idea......
Well, the sun is shining and calling my name. I would like to go walk around a lake again today - you never know when the sun will go away and the bugs will come out.....

Monday, April 19, 2010


Okay Jan - here are some more of Eloisa....

Saturday, April 17, 2010

These last two weeks have been filled with lots of dollmaking and working with students. It's great fun to have company in my studio.
Raino and I attended the American Craft Council Show in St. Paul. That's the picture at the top. It was fun to see the professionalism there. We tried to study the lighting and booth set up to see which ones were the most exciting.
My fellow doll artist, Lucia Friedericy, did the Baltimore show. Maybe she will come here next year!
The second picture is of my student Lavona who won an award for her watercolor painting at a local art show! How exciting is that? She also entered an art doll in a show that will open tonight. Will wait and see how that one goes!
I will take pictures of my latest doll sometime today and maybe remember to post it!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Well now I have a few more sites to figure latest is It would be fun to do some tutorials but so much of this is confusing.
Guess I will just get back to work. I do know how to make fingers and toes.....
But lately the polymer clay beads have been calling...go figure.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring break is over...

After a wonderful Spring Break week with much family I am back in my studio wondering where to start. We had wonderful weather all week!!!
I did mail off three dolls last week and taught a bead class on Saturday.
The Easter weekend was full and complete. I have so much to be thankful for.
The girls are back in school and this house is quiet again.
I always start my day on the computer. Some days I spend way to much time....
It's always amazing what other people do for art!
But...I have orders waiting......
First I need to put away all of my bead stuff and get the sculpting tools out.
BTW - this is Vivian - another "birthday girl" I finished last week. I am starting a different version of her today!