Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Another One Finished!

I just finished sewing shoes for this second of three Harvest Moon dolls. This one is also reduced to 90% of the original doll. She has jointed shoulders, hips, elbows, and knees. Her hair is Tibetan lamb on the hide. Clothing is removable.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

On the work table...

Today is a good day to work in the studio. The laundry is done; house is reasonable clean. Here is the second of three "Harvest Moon" dolls. I had quite a time picking out fabrics for the clothing on this one (always a challenge when I have vowed to buy no more fabric). I've chosen a floral for her skirt (yellow, green, purple). I found some coordinating dupioni silk for her lower legs.
I have now idea what type of hair this one will have; I've got a lot of options.
 
Afternoon Update:
 
With the exception of her shoes, the clothing is finished. I've chosen dark brown Tibetan lamb for her hair and will start sewing her wig.
 
Here I've ironed the freezer paper template to the hide side of the Tibetan lamb and drawn along the paper edge with pen. I'll use a #11 scalpel blade to cut the hide.
 
Using a scalpel blade instead of scissors preserves the hair which is frequently inadvertently cut when using scissors.  

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Finally, a Doll

This recently finished doll was just waiting for her official photo. She's made from my "Under the Harvest Moon" pattern, reduced to 90% of the original, so she's about 20 inches tall. I have two other bodies sewn, so I'll try to get one of them stuffed today - I just need to pick fabrics for the clothing so I can coordinate the color of the lower legs.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!

 
It's a beautiful Sunday here on the west coast. Hope you all have a glorious Easter!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Life Book 2016 December Lessons

 
 
See my Life Book 2013 pages HERE
or Life Book 2014 HERE
or Life Book 2015 HERE
or Life Book 2016 HERE

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Life Book 2017 March Lessons

 
 
 
 
 
 
See my Life Book 2013 pages HERE
or Life Book 2014 HERE
or Life Book 2015 HERE
or Life Book 2016 HERE

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Life Book 2017 February Lessons

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
See my Life Book 2013 pages HERE
or Life Book 2014 HERE
or Life Book 2015 HERE
or Life Book 2016 HERE

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Life Book 2017 January Lessons

Well, I've done it again. I've signed up for Life Book for another year. I still have so many 2016 lessons left to do, but this online course brings me joy and happiness so it's worth every penny.

See my Life Book 2013 pages HERE
or Life Book 2014 HERE
or Life Book 2015 HERE
or Life Book 2016 HERE

Happy New Year!

Really trying to be positive for the New Year ~ we're in for a bumpy ride!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

My Life Book 2015

I've let go of the reality that I'm not going to finish all of the lessons offered in 2015, so made a video of my book this morning - as-is. I still have so many 2016 lessons to left to do, but I signed up for Life Book 2017 anyway. I'm going to try to chip away at the 2016 lessons as I go, so I'm a long ways from making last year's video flip-through.