Sunday, April 17, 2022

Beautiful Easter Day

 Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Day of the Dead

I've been working on a Day of the Dead doll from one of the body design prototypes. This was has been quite a challenge for me! She has a Paperclay sculpted head, and the painting has been tedious. 

I haven't given much thought to her costuming yet, but have lots of potential ideas. 

I think her face still needs some embellishment and shading.

Experimenting with brass rod and tube to make doll removable from stand and able to sit, too. Used a larger knitting needle to make the channel. Used a smaller knitting needle that fit the size of the tube to insert the tube into the body.

Tube is inserted and nearly flush with the bottom of the doll.

Sliding the doll onto the rod.


Hair is done, and will be embellished with silk roses.

Her blouse and skirt are essentially done. I till need to add roses to her hair and find some black lace or netting that drapes nicely to use for her shawl.

And Liliana is done!

Sunday, March 6, 2022


This is "Pippa." She is made from one of the three design prototypes I've been working in (Pippa is number 2, but I'm not working in order). 

She is a cloth-over-clay doll, and is about 13-1/2 to 14 inches tall. Her clothing is removable.

"Ruby" is the first of the three prototypes I finished (though she was prototype #3). You can see her here:

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Cecelia 483

 My latest Cecelia doll. Made from craft velour, she has button jointed shoulders and hips, removable clothing, and a Tibetan lamb wig. I enjoy selecting clothing fabrics that complement the hair, eyes, and complexion.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Another Cecelia Doll, in Progress

This is another Cecelia doll. She's just gotten her face, and needs a quick spray of fixative. Then comes the task of selecting the fabric for her dress. I think I'm going with a small light sage green plaid - but only if I find a suitable color for her collar. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Life Book 2022 January Lessons

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
or Life Book 2018 HERE
or Life Book 2019 HERE
or Life Book 2020 HERE
or Life Book 2021 HERE
or Life Book 2022 HERE

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Finally, a New Doll

 Other than those Quick Nick ornaments, I haven't made a full size doll since the summer. I resolve to do bettr (yeah, right!). Here's a "Cecelia" dolls have had *mostly* done since the summer.

Friday, December 24, 2021

Merry Christmas!


I'm working today, so let's hope everyone behaves!

Friday, December 17, 2021

Quick Nick

Today I finished five new ornaments, taking photos as I sewed, stuffed, and glued. This will become a new pattern after we get through the holidays. I think he'll be available in digital format only.

I call him "Quick Nick" because he is a *relatively* quick dolls to make. I suppose he could be a pin doll, too!

Update, 12/27/21  I've just finished the pattern and instructions for this cute little doll: 

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving


Thankful for so many things this year.