Saturday, August 29, 2009
I try to post at least once a week but it has been more than 10 days since my last post. I have been reading and playing I finished the book I mentioned, took it back to the library, checked out another and finished it. I have everything together to start crocheting but haven't begun. I did reroot a Strawberry Shortcake doll with bright red mohair. That was a learning experience and I just purchased some longer mohair to do another.
I have worked on some bears and dogs. I have a custom order Pekingese three quarters finished. Just waiting on some eyes I ordered(after waiting a week I found out my original order was lost) to finish her. I dyed some cream mohair with lemonade kool aid and it came out a nice muted yellow. The mohair has been cut and pinned waiting to be sewn. I also cut out 2 black and white Puppy Grrls....breed to be revealed later.
Today we are headed to a birthday get together for Bill's aunt. A beautiful, warm day in Florida!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The "critter room" is getting crowded. If all the ideas in my head get finished I'm afraid there will be a population explosion! So, hopefully, to help some creations move on to new homes I have reduced prices on several Teddy Bears in my etsy shop. It isn't too early to start Christmas shopping.
I went to the library this morning and checked out 2 books. One is the latest JD Robb(Nora Roberts). I have read all in her "In Death" series about a woman police detective in the future(2060). Not sure when I will find the time to read it but once I get into it I'm sure I won't be able to put it down. The other book I checked out is about basic crocheting. My mom crocheted a lot and because she would make something for me if I asked I never learned to do it myself. Now I want some little dresses and maybe hats for bears and dolls. Hopefully I can learn enough of the basics to make a few simple things.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Well, it has been a long time since I have listed something for sale on ebay. Millie's listing ends Aug 16th around 7:30 eastern time. I have started her lower that her regular price with no reserve. Please visit her here.
Ebay has changed a lot in the last few years. I started selling there over 9 years ago. Bill & I used to go to storage unit auctions. We had a little thrift store and I listed some items on ebay. One memorable auction we purchased 2 double garage sized units for $2000. It was a real find. There were antiques, vintage jewelry, furniture, books and boxes + boxes + boxes of toys from the 70's still in their original packaging. It took me 3 years to sell it all on ebay.
I'm afraid those days are gone as ebay favors commercial sellers over the little guy. I still shop there after I have compared local pricing for the item. I have to admit there are items I could not find anywhere else.
There are several Teddy Bear Artists that have a following on ebay and get good prices for their creations. But the one of a kind catagory is populated with things that are obviously not ooak and many of the lesser known artists get lost in the crowd.
Now I will get off my soap box and hope you will visit Millie on ebay.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
The deadline for the Spring Challenge at TBACA is almost here. That's right Spring is arriving in the southern hemisphere. My entry, Flora, was finished a couple of months back, while it was still Spring here. You can see all the entries here. They are available for purchase.
I listed some fur in my Nancy's Notions etsy shop. There are some great prices on all.
I am thinking of having a 200th post giveaway. Less than 10 posts to get there so I will probably decide next week. I just love to get comments...let me know what you think!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I have to blame my flickr friends for getting me hooked on dolls. I have to admit I am having more fun with them than I had as a child. First I purchased a Blythe doll. You can find out more about them here .I recently sent her off for a "face-up". A customizer takes apart the head, sands the face, and gives her new make-up. Her eye mechanism(pull a string to change eye color) is also redone. My Blythe's name is Shannon and I am having a ball making clothes for her. You can see more photos of other Blythes by searching Blythe on flickr or find out more on the forum Plastic Paradise.
I also started picking up Strawberry Shortcake dolls at yard sales. There are some cute pictures of other "cakes" on flickr. Some are also customizing them. I am going to try to reroot hair on one using mohair.
I did get some work done today. I have been going back and forth between the office/craft room and the critter room. I am working on making labels using ribbon and iron on transfer paper. I have also gone through some of my fur stash. I will be listing some mohair pieces in Nancy's Notions etsy shop very soon. I also listed the Beary Cocktails in my artfire shop for a special price.