Sunday, May 15, 2016

Alice is finished!

I've just finished my Alice doll, though I reserve the right to add another accessory. Now I'm thinking of making anther Alice (since that's the ODACA theme this year), from another of my patterns.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Alice ~ finishing touches

Today I'm going to work on finishing Alice. She will need her apron/pinafore, and perhaps a headband. I'm thinking a wired band would work without compressing  her hair too much. I haven't made one of those before, but I have a couple ideas. I also think she needs a *something* - like a bottle that says "drink me" or some little thing like that.
If all goes well, I'll be able to take the final photos of her and update my neglected website.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Alice Progress

I've made some progress on Alice over the past few days. Her wig has been sewn and glued on, and now I'm waiting for the hair to dry. I love the Tibetan lamb, but sometimes wish the hair was a little longer.
Here she is with just her unders. Her dress is finished, but I wanted to take care of the hair before redressing her. 
Her lower legs are a narrow black and white stripe. I've found an old hankie with some variegated white/gray/black crocheted edging that I hope to use for an apron. I'm not sure if I'll get that done today.

Sunday, May 1, 2016


I've been working very slowly making dolls for the upcoming UFDC Conference/ODACA Day in July. Today I continue to make progress on an Alice in Wonderland doll made from my Verity pattern. I've just done a little painting, with more to come. Then she'll need some shading and highlights to give more depth.
It's a beautiful day on the Oregon Coast, and I hope to get some work done on her before it gets too hot in my upstairs studio (well, hot is a relative term, since it's about 68 degrees out right now - but my studio can get pretty warm).
I've got a couple vintage hankies that I could use as an apron or pinafore, just trying to decide which one.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!

Have a joyous Easter, everyone!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Life Book 2016 March Lessons
I made a bit of a mess of the background, having used some really old pastels that used to belong to my grandma. I wonder how old they are? (carb-Othello brand).
See my Life Book 2013 pages HERE
or Life Book 2014 HERE
or Life Book 2015 HERE

Welcome Spring!

It hasn't been a cold winter, but it has been wet. Everything is super green here, though the blooming daffodils have been pounded down by heavy rains and wind.
I hope to make a little art today. The next week or two will be very work-centric, so there won't be much time to be creative.
We will be hosting another "Music Night" at our house this coming Wednesday, and while I'd hoped to have that day off to prepare snacks and clean house, I have to work. That does add to my stress level a bit, because I like to be a bit more organized and ready. I think the turnout will be good.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

And what a beautiful green day here on the Oregon Coast (and I can see the sun!).

Monday, February 29, 2016

Life Book 2016 February Lessons

Grandson Ivan's (age 7) art:

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

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

I won't see my sweetie - he's got all day and overnight duty at his mom's, but he knows I'm thinking of him.