Friday, August 31, 2012

Pippa's makeover

I wasn't happy at all with my first attempt at Pippa's face up. So it was sanded off and after some work with a file and more sanding, then spraying she looks better. I also redid her wig using Joanne's (Desert Mountain Bears) instructions. The photos on her blog were very helpful. I still need more practice on the wig making though and will try to make another later. Some of Strawberry Shortcake's clothes fit Pippa, so she is borrowing them til she gets some of her own.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Elvira and Ringo

I recently created a custom order little Dachshund girl. Her new person has named her Elvira after a doxie she once had. So Elvira now has a real doxie brother name Ringo. Their person tells me Ringo loves Elvira. I'm sure she feels the long as he doesn't mess up her dress.

On another note, I'm in the process of moving my website to blogger. It's pretty much ready to go, just need to set it so my domain name takes you there.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

It's almost Autumn

It's only a couple of weeks til Labor Day. Here in the states it's the unofficial beginning of Fall. Living in Florida, I sometimes miss the changing of the leaves and cool nights of the fall season farther north. But in getting into the spirit, I made this pincushion with a black mohair cat and little needle felted pumpkin. Right now the cat and pumpkin are just pinned on but I'm debating whether or not to sew them on. What do you think?
We made some good garage sale finds this weekend. This great little fire truck. 
Should I make a fireman Teddy or a Dalmation? Hmmmm....or maybe both???
We also picked up a couple of Fiestaware bud vases, a Hull pottery dish and this wonderful Matryoshka doll. She has a surprise inside...a bottle of Russian vodka!


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

My little doll

I have long wanted a small bjd but they were way out of my price range. Joanne of Desert Mountain Bears blogged about the plastic Hujoo baby dolls and hers turned out sooo cute. They are pretty inexpensive if you buy a naked one. It has no make up, hair or eyes. Joanne is always very helpful and shared how she applied the make up and made the wig. I have been doing a little at a time on my little doll and I'm afraid she needs a lot more work.  Her make up is too tenative....she needs more! The wig is too big. I followed the tutorial for making a wig but I don't think the fabric I used to make the wig cap was quite right.
So this is her first appearance and my first try. I'm going to start over(so glad this is possible). Her name is "Pippa" and she is counting on me to find her just might take me awhile.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Etsy listings and Garage Sale Find

Trying to get caught up after a 3 day road trip to Georgia. It is normally an eight hour drive from here to north of Atlanta but we managed to get to Atlanta and 5pm on a Friday afternoon.We visited with hubby's sons and grandchildren. It was a nice visit but it really took a lot out of us and a week later I think we have finally recovered.
I listed a number of Teddy bears and critters that are still hanging around here in my etsy shop. Chopper the little spotted anime dog and Gwendolyn are just 2 of the listings. Meanwhile I'm working on a custom order Dachshund.

Bill and I went to garage/yard sales this morning. Besides 2 nice pair of shorts for him at $1 apiece and 3 tops for me at 50 cents apiece, I found this cute Patsy doll. She is just a reproduction but I will have fun making clothes for her.