Monday, November 21, 2011

Snow angel ornament

So now that I have been "teaching" myself to shoot photos of my little stuff I am totally frustrated. The more I do the more I realize how little I know. So I quit!
Back to work - i have only two days before I am off to the western Rockies and so much to do.
So sorry for all of the bad pictures I took (don't confuse me with my great professional photographer Rod Radtke please. I am sure he is horrified that I would post some of the ones I took).
This angel ornament was a gift for my dear friend who had a birthday! I won't tell you which friend or which birthday though.....

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Snow angel!

A perfect day for a snow angel!

Another short night..

Another short night....sigh. But there is still so much to do. I spent the last few days on these snow babies and of course I keep thinking of new designs.
When I work on the large dolls the new ideas swirl and never get completed. There is simply not enough time to do everything. So even though I know IDEX is just around the corner AGAIN, I have to get these out of my head.
I think I spend more time photographing them then actually making them. Today I am going to let my 13 year old daughter do some photographing. She thinks she can take better shots. I will try to post later.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pink snow babies in progress.

I really like these pictures. I will have to try some tomorrow using only natural light. I will be listing these plus three more snow babies on Etsy tomorrow also. Or should I do them tonight? Hannah needs me to help her with her art project so I better do that next....
Had a fun day creating!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Okay, so I did a very bad thing. I listed some of these snow babies on Etsy and then i DROPPED THE PRICE. I decided that I would try to just get a few sold. They only had a very few views each so I thought nobody would remember the first price!
I know it is hard to get seen on Etsy at first so I don't know how long I will stick it out. My daughter (Ablemabel) does very well. But she has been at it a few years and her darling stuff is very affordable and very practical. Sigh.
Every year at this time I get the itch to just do Christmas stuff. Trouble is - I can't get motivated the rest of the year. I need a good Christmas show to do.....
Well, I will make more of these and if they don't sell then I have gifts to give! How good is that?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Hi again!

Okay, it's time to get started with the blog again. I am sorry for the no-update thing. Now it is almost Thanksgiving and time to write!
It has been a sort of weird year for me. I work everyday in this studio but I don't know what I ever complete. Maybe it is a learning year for me.
Or maybe just lots of messes.
This Little Red Riding Hood was one of my favorites this year. I discovered I can sew that wonderful silk velvet. You should see more velvet on my dolls after this.

Anne of Green Gables is totally different from Little Red. I like her also. She is one of my more earthy dolls. Her costume was so fun to create.
Now Suzanne and Sugar are more contemporary and fun! Sugar is having his birthday party and of course Suzanne made him a birthday cake! Had loads of good times with this piece.
My next piece is "The Velveteen Rabbit"...wish I would get it done already. But life has it's ways of interfering and maybe tomorrow I will get going on it again!