Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Winner is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The winner for the Alice In Wonderland dolls is Lori from Dollsrcalling me,congrats Lori,I hope that you will enjoy these little guys,please send your home addy to stnemo61@yahoo.com.au and Ill get them off to you asap.

Ive been playing around with lots of clay lately,making jewelery,pottery etc,Ive also been fooling around with paper clay and making strange little creatures which will be up for future give aways.

I will drawing the next give away on the 8th of September,so I hope lots of you will join in for that one.

I look forward to seeing you all then,cheers for now dolls makers xoxoxox

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Give aways!!

It will soon be time for the August 8th give away,so stay tuned everyone.

I have decided that I will be doing a give away on the 8th of every month.

All you have to do for these give aways is to send me a message letting me know that you want to be in the giveaway.

Next month I will be giving away a doll called Mr B, you will find two of his friends for sale in my Etsy store,they are Lou Lou and LaLa the bunny tarts.

I look forward to the give aways and hope that you will all join in.

I have uploaded a pic of Mr B and as he progresses I will show more pics of him.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Alice In Wonderland a give away

I managed to get something together for the Alice Event,it wasn't what I hoped for and I am a tad disappointed but at least I participated.I did enjoy myself immensely and had a lot of fun doing the wooden doll shapes,I know that they wont be nearly as wonderful and glam as all the other dolls but they are kinda cute in their own way and I love them..

I could have sewn something but Hubby is on night shift so the noisy machine is out until next week,so I just had to make do with what I had on hand.

Next time I have a challenge I will order in my materials well in advance of the end date,I did for my part get some mold maker and foam shapes but I just couldn't get the clay,bumma,oh well I got to be a part of everything and next year will be better.

I am looking forward to seeing all the other dolls and seeing how you all put it together,wish I was part of the original group and had more challenges to do.

I have added a photo of what I used for this challenge so that you could all see what I was about.

I want to thank Artdolls for setting this up for us all to be a part of,its been fun.
Love to every one in this challenge xoxo

Oh I almost forgot,I will be having a give away On August the 8th,all four of the Alice dolls will be sent to the winner,so here's what you do,just state in the comment box for this post that you want to be in the draw for the dolls and on August the 8th we will do the out of the hat thing,I will announce the winner on my Blog the day of the draw!

Monday, July 5, 2010

No Clay!!!!!!!!!!!

I cant get any clay to do my tweedle dolls,oh my goodness what a disaster but I am going to come up with something even though I have only two days to go,I am determined to be part of this,its so cool.

I have done a quick design and will work from that,my dolls will be so simple and every one else will have all such special dolls but at least Ill still be in it!

I cant wait to see what all the girls come up with!!!!!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

His head!!

I have been unwell so I haven't been able to devote much time to the Alice in Wonderland challenge but I have done the original model for the head and will cast a mold from it this week,I so hope I can get this done,starting to worry that my health will hold me back but I'm going to try so very hard to do it!!!!!

I have been visiting the other blogs in this event and wow there is so much talent out their,cant wait to see their dolls.

I have decided to have a go at Tweedledee and Tweedledum,its like I like to make my life hard,I had to pick two dolls,I just couldn't make it easy and do one could I,Im thinking that I have a malfunction in my brain.

I thought that I would sculpt a head and do a mold so I can get the identical thing happening,then I would cast the new faces onto a foam block and paper mache the body and legs and make separate arms that move,I also think I will do most of the clothing in mache,not sure about that yet...
What ever I do it will take longer because I have to do twins,they are so cute though!

Well I think I better get off and do some work on the twins,see you all soon xox.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Im Back and ready to go!

Well its been a while,I recently broke my back and have been taking it very easy but I'm back and ready to roll.

I have signed up for the ADO Alice In Wonderland event and look forward to the new challenge,I will spend the next few days deciding what I will do and then go for it,oh this will be fun,very exciting.

As I said Ive been out of action but I have managed to do a few dolly things,I made up some more wooden peeps and some rather cute pin cushions but other than that its been a ho humish.

I have been looking at some nice blogs and some good doll info sites as well as reading Suzanna Oroyan books.

If you want to get inspired and see some cool doll things pop over to Paula's blog you wont be dissappionted. http://www.paulanerhus.blogspot.com/

Also pop over to SpiritMamas blog she always has something fun and quirky going on... http://spiritmama-art.blogspot.com/...

I havent much else for tonight so I will wander off and dream up something for the ADO event,good night xox

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

one of my newest Nuggs.
these are some of the fabrics that i have been aging and staining,they are so yummy.
My friend xoxi has a great little craft blog and Etsy store check her out!

Dolls and fabrics!!!!

Lindi Ivimey an awesome Aussie Artist...
Ive been working like a crazy woman lately, mucking about with different dolls designs,putting togther some new fabrics and staining them ready to make some new dolls.

I ve been putting together some old lace,jewelery,buttons and trims,Im looking forward to playing with a new style of doll,but it will be a couple of weeks before I begin as Im off to deep Water on Friday but hope fully I will find inspiration there.

Blogger Friend and fellow Etsy seller xoxi.....http://www.blogcatalog.com/blog/thecraftmobb ...she has some cute tutorials on her craft blog so pop in for a visit..

I have discovered a brilliant Australian artist who art is based on figures of all kinds, she is amazing,you just have to see her work,I saw her in the process of creating and it was so inspiring,if you cant find the link below,please look her up,she is sooo cool!


Also check out Mimi Kirchner,she is adorable and she is too is inspiring,below is a clip of her..

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Nuggies In Progress

More Nugs keep coming...

Ive been making more Nuggies,some bigger, some smaller but all so cute,they will be appearing here next weekend!

I have also been working on display boxes for them,making them from torn paper and painting them with acrylic paints,so now I'm working on the little painted scenes inside them,its time consuming but oh so worth it.

Ive been coffee staining some little dolls for embellishing in antique style,so they are progressing well,kinda blending the old with the new and whimsical.

I have also designed some awesome paper dolls,they too will be making their first appearances here,I just have to get them printed off at the printers so they can go up for sale in my Etsy store!

For a bit of fun visit the following blog,its well worth a look!


I have added a great tutorial for you on making dollie things,this wonderful lady has oodles of tutorials on this sort of thing so check her out when you get time!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Just click.

I have added a quick tutorial,just double click on the pic for a large size image,I hope you get some benefit from it,cheers guys.

Quickie tutorial

Monday, January 4, 2010

Dolls for Etsy

I want to feature a wonderful and fun doll artist today,you can visit her at Crow Haven Farm and see her wonderful dolls and read through her fun and entertaining blog and by the way Michelle often has give a ways so give a her a visit,she is a tone of fun.

Ive added some of my wooden dolls to Etsy and will add more soon,also I have added some of my Nuggies to etsy as well.

Im working on some little display rooms for the dolls and will be adding them to Etsy when they are done..

Ok well now onto some inspiration for you all...needle felting is a great skill to learn and comes in handy a lot of the time so check it out..