Saturday, May 21, 2016

I will definitly try my best..

to blog once again.

I realize that the popular thing out there is not blogs. However, I do love to write, take pictures, sew, create, do art work etc.

This could be my dumping ground for it all.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Nobody blogs anymore

Well I can't really say "nobody", but a majority of those who used to, have abandoned their blogs, and post on Facebook now. I remember back in 2006-2007 it seemed as though EVERYBODY blogged and kept up with blogging. Now when I visit those same blogs, I see for the most part, people have stopped right around 2012. It's kind of sad actually.

The blogs that I used to follow were those who made things such as; dolls, crafty stuff, art, experimented with food; DIY stuff etc. I really miss the doll making blogs the most, I learned so much from those.

I had a blog back in 2006 till 2010 and I put everything on it, not just my doll making stuff either, I seriously put everything in there. I had quite a few followers and quite a few views. Since opening this blog I have had no views and no followers. Opening this blog isn't to get followers or views but it's to keep a running diary of my doll making adventures. Since I'm pretty much self taught, I like to look back on the projects I've made to see the progress over time. I mean I can't print out photos of my dolls every single time I make one, that's a lot of ink and time and space. It's so much easier this way.

When I first opened this blog I was contemplating putting it "all" out there. I still may do that, I'm not sure. In the mean time I plan on keeping this blog open and I plan on continuing to post here, even if it's not all the time. For those who have abandoned their blogs, I guess it wasn't meant to be.

I have tiny scraps of fabric

Tiny scraps of fabric that are just sitting in my craft room but I feel too guilty to throw them out. I went on Etsy and purchased a pattern from SweetMeadowsFarm and I'm working on little rag dolls. Really raggedy.

These are just the first few. It's a great way to use up those little scraps of fabric that you feel too guilty to throw out.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Mother Mary Shrine with Rosary Box

I finished the Modern Mary Shrine.

 I hate to sell this, but I made it to sell it. The pics don't do it justice at all. I put a lot of work into it and tomorrow I'll be listing it on Etsy.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Another W.I.P

 Here's a new one. She's not done (obviously) you can see pins in her hat and her sleeves need to be sewn. Anyways, this is what I've been working on today. She's got a lot of really cute detail going on. I don't know what to name her. Anyways, I promised myself that I would only make five of these dolls. In other words "Five Gypsies" in the Whimsical Gypsy Traveller Doll Series. When I finish them all I'll take a group shot. These were a joy to make, I don't think I've finished so many dolls this quickly before. 
Cloth dolls are so much easier to whip up then clay dolls are not only that, they are a lot less messy. 

I do have a W.I.P that I'm going to be working on next and she has a clay head. Thank God the head is done, I just need to put the rest of her hair on. She's the Little Red Riding Hood Doll that's been sitting there for awhile now. I promised myself I'd complete all my W.I.P's before working on more projects and that's what I'm doing right now.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Working on "Rosie" again. #3 in the Whimsical Gypsies Doll Series.

 In a previous posting I had stated that I finished "Rosie", well I kept looking at her and thought to myself that she was missing something. She really didn't have enough detail. So I cut open her shawl and sewed seam binding on it and made a tie on the front as you can see. I also added a collar with a button. I then made her sleeves puffy by sewing the thread in and pulling on it. I also added an apron. I almost feel like she's done, but she's not. I want to add some flowers on her hat and of course I have to add my personalized name tag on her butt, which is something I do with all my dolls.
Anyways, I know people don't read blogs that much anymore, but I write like people read mine. ha ha! It really does help me to keep track of what I'm doing in order to make sure I don't 1. Do something that doesn't work again, 2. learn to see what changes I need to make and master that and 3. To see how far I've come. In case these dolls happen to land in someone else's home, I can go back and reference them just by looking at this blog. Anyways, here's Rosie before

 You can see there is a difference now. It's late at night but I know that I'll be up anyways so I'm going to see how much further I can go with Rosie.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

W.I.P it! W.I.P it GOOD!

Ok, I was cleaning my craft room/office area and noticed that I have a TON of W.I.P's! Geez! 

 I got a whole basket of dolls waiting for me to give them some kind of theme and personality. I feel guilty. Poor things, just waiting, waiting on me. Not to mention the first photo with the dolls on the shelf. They totally need some serious attention, they've been there for so long that I can't tell you how long, a year? Maybe. Why do I do this?? I start, and stop, and start something different. I really got to catch up and have "NO W.I.P'S". I mean NONE.

I did notice though that I'm not the only dollmaker in the world who does this. I've looked at other people's blogs and noticed that other dollmakers do this too. Not only do some dollmakers do this, but a lot of crafters do this. They start and lose steam, and start something totally different. I saw this video of a lady who crafts all the time, she paints and makes jewelry etc etc. she said that she'll start something then not finish it for some reason and go back to it much much later on. It's almost like our brains are so crafty and so creative that we keep on coming up with new ideas constantly that our hands can't keep up. Yup that's it.

I've got so many ideas, I can't keep up. I mean I'm not a factory for God sakes. I wish I could work a little bit faster but I can't, I just can't do it. I'm already putting off a whole bunch of other things to make dolls. I love making dolls so much that I forget about the world. I need to find the "balance bug" soon.