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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pheobe






It's unanimous, Pheobe she is.  Thank you.

I took new pics and am putting her on Etsy.  I forgot to say in previous post that she has button jointed hips and hidden shank button shoulders. 

Pheobe is in the dolly cupboard until she finds a home.

Hugs,

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sneak Peek


I finally had a chance to paint this little girl.  She is for sale on Etsy.  I still need to take better pics and name her.  I love, love her wig.  It is gorgeous, 100% mohair.  I am so proud of the little shoes I made for her of felt and ribbon.  She has stitch jointed knees and elbows.  She is about 20 inches.  Her had turns also.  Original pattern. 

This picture was taken with a flash, on my work desk in my dolly room/workroom/husbands office too.  Phew, make a lot of things work in that room.

She comes with her velvet bear.

Will, hopefully, have better pics tomorrow as the flash is washing her out.

Thanks for peeking!

Hugs,

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Dolly Almost Done!

I have been working on a new one.  Smaller than my usual dolls.  She has button jointed hips, hidden shank button shoulders and stitch jointed elbows and knees.  First attempt at this and not sure if I like it.  I do like it in this size doll.  She is about 18" long with pixie petite arms and legs so proportion is purposefully off.  If I do another this size or smaller, I think I will play with wood bead joints. 

She has a gorgeous wig and that is my inspiration peice for this doll.  I made the doll to fit the wig LOL.  Never done that before but it worked.  It is a gorgeous long, mohair wig in a golden blonde. 

I have to sketch her face and then paint it but that is all, oh and stitch the wig permanently on.  I finished her attire today.  I made my first pair of felt shoes!  Yeah : )   

I love her color scheme and she will have her own vintage teddy bear.  Oh and her head turns.

Now, I am ready to work on a baby next.  It's been so long.

I hope to get my little ones face done in the next few days and will post pics, need a name also.  As always, I am as pokey as a mouse but this is how I stay sane so it's okay with me except when I take almost a year off like I did before I made Kelly~Belle.  Her pattern was marinating in my brain for so long. 

I am dying to soft sculpt again.  Sooooo that will be fun and a new challenge since it's been ages.  I am still undecided, cotton, soft sculpt pattern,  head pattern...  I have an idea I want to try though and am thinking probably cotton knit.

I hope you all are doing well and dolls are keeping you sane or driving you insane, it's always one of the two LOL.

Hugs,

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I am so happy for Kelly Belle, she is going to a new home.  She is so excited, she is out of the cupboard and sitting pretty waiting to get snuggled into her box for the trip to her new home.  I will miss her.

I got fabric cut for the new dolls limbs so maybe later I can work on her I hope. 

Off to a meeting at one of the kids schools.  Got to spend time with my little grandbaby Sophia last night, bliss.

Hugs,

Monday, November 8, 2010


Okay, so not much doll time for me.  Kids have me going in every direction.  Am feeling okay though.

I did get my next dolly's outfit going and it is really cute.  I am doing a smaller doll in the Belle style.  She won't be button jointed though, more traditional...  I am so in love with her wig.  I haven't sketched her face but I can see it in my head.  Her head turns.  I just have to sew up her limbs and have them in pattern form and ready to cut fabric.  I don't think I have enough but have more on the way. 

Poor Kelly Belle is still waiting for a nice home.  She is quietly sitting in the cupboard with her little bear.  Meantime, her adoption profile is on etsy.  I just noticed I listed her size wrong.  She is 27" (had said 17") and I reduced her.

I am off to blog hop and see how everyone else is doing. 

Hugs,

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Dolly!


~ Kelly Belle ~


More pics on mt website, see link above.

I finally got little Kelly Belle done.  She is a girly girl who likes to play with fashion.  She really wanted to be a little Goth soooo she was allowed to wear her cute skull slip ons and thigh high soft cotton tights.  She loves her little skull leg warmers.  This is her favorite dress with it's built in netting and slip.  She likes to twirl and her little curls go flying.

Details, button jointed shoulders, elbows and knees.  Stitch jointed hips.  27" long.  Her hair is sewn on to her head, synthetic mohair soft curls in honey blonde that sheikes to tuck behind her ears.  She has a light smattering of freckles.  She likes to wear her hair tucked behind her ears and has a headband in her hair that is as girly and fun as she is. 

Kelly loves her little hand made bear.  She has had it a very long time and it has had a few patches but she likes Beary with her all the time and can't sleep without her.  She can be her girly barefoot self too as her feet are needle sculpted and her little toes have pretty little nails.  She does love to run around the house barefoot.

Hope you like her!

I have started the next one who will be a lot smaller.  Nice to be finished with Kelly, poor little girl has been waiting so long for her litte ensamble and me to get her bouncy curls done!

Pheobe

Pheobe

Kelly Belle

Kelly Belle

~Grace Belle~

~Grace Belle~

~Jasmine Belle & Her Baby~

~Jasmine Belle & Her Baby~

~Violet Belle~

~Violet Belle~

~Jennifer Belle~

~Jennifer Belle~

Am I cute?

Am I cute?