Monday, July 31, 2017

Life Book 2017 July Lessons

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
See my Life Book 2013 pages HERE
or Life Book 2014 HERE
or Life Book 2015 HERE
or Life Book 2016 HERE
or Life Book 2017 HERE

Friday, July 28, 2017

Final Touches

Yesterday was spent on some finishing touches of various dolls, and the start of another - hopefully to be finished tonight.

This "Alice" doll was made using a combination of my Verity and Harvest Moon patterns. She was essentially finished last fall but just needed her apron, which made from a vintage hankie. Her clothing is removable. She'll be going with me to Orlando.
 
Evening update:
I was able to finish this Cecelia doll, just in time!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dolls for ODACA Day

This may be a pitifully small group of dolls for ODACA Day, but they represent many hours of labor.
 
Wish me luck!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

2-day Santa

I just finished this Sleepytime Santa after two days of sewing and stuffing. Tomorrow he'll get his official photo. It's been unbearably warm in the studio, though today was better than yesterday. Now I must attend to the neglected dishes and vacuuming.

I may have time for another doll before leaving for Orlando at the end of the week, though I should probably do a bit of studying for my PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) recertification on Friday.

Updated: official photoshoot


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Viola Ruth Update

I might still be in my pajamas, but I'm on a painting roll. I've finished painting the faces on these "Viola Ruth" dolls, and have started on the hair. I promise to get dressed while waiting for the paint to dry.
 
After the hair is done, I'll start adding the shading and highlights to the face. Then I'll decide if I want to apply an antiquing wash. The clothing is done. I WILL finish these dolls today!
 
Afternoon Update:
 
Got 'em done!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Well Shoot!

Looks like I'm going to have to find another source for a slideshow on my home page. Photobucket is no longer working here, but at least it was functional on my website the last time I looked. No time to search BlogSpot for a widget for the time being. Bummer.