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.

Friday, June 27, 2014

My newest doll "Rosie".

I just finished another doll. Her name is "Rosie". I think the name is pretty fitting. Anyways, she stands 18" tall including her wooden base. She's another addition to my Whimsical Gypsy Traveller Doll series.

Pretty soon I won't have room in my tiny doll making studio to house all these dolls. I love them all but I know eventually I'm going to have to let them go. 

Till next time,

If you are reading this; lots of good luck to you.


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Coffee, W.I.P's, and completed dolls

I'm getting very addicted to coffee once again. I'm really going to try not to drink so much of it, but man is it GOOD!

Anyways, I don't know that I've showed this doll I recently finished.

I posted this on FB and a lot of people really like her. She really came along way since I started her. I made this doll completely from my own sketches. The clothes are made from vintage linens. I'm making a few more of these "Gypsy Traveller" dolls.

I've made five bodies and prepared five stands. Once these are done I plan on posting them on Etsy before I become too attached. That's one thing about being a doll-maker that's difficult; you become so attached to the dolls that you make that you don't want to give them up. They become like your babies.

I also completed two chain dolls

 This one's name is "Luna" it is a Latin girl's name.

She has black tourmaline beads which are used for protection against negativity, evil spirits etc. I love working with that particular crystal.

 Here is a much better close up of the chain itself. These types of dolls are for hanging only.

 Here's the next one

 I named this doll "Phoebe" which stands for bright moon in Greek. I made this chain to help assist someone with remembering to have fun and not to take life too seriously. 

I'm almost done with my Mary Shrine. I never thought I would come close to finishing it, but I am and it's going to go up for sale when it's done. 

Till next time,

Keep Smiling...


Friday, June 6, 2014

Catch up.

I'm trying really hard to catch up on my current projects. I have a bunch of dolls and other things that I'm working on. I always start something, then I think of something else and I have to start making it. That's why I have so many unfinished projects going. I used to think I was the only person who did this, but when I read other people's blogs I realize almost everyone does this. I'm trying really hard not to start another project right now because I really need to complete the ones I have. Here's what I've got going on.

This is a Modern Mary Shrine. My husband cut the box out of wood. I decorated it with mixed media paints etc. I'm putting a door on the front, mosaic tiles on the inside, etc. 

I'm really hoping that this will be done today. We will see.