Saturday, June 8, 2019

Running Out of Time ~ Another Amity

As July draws near, there's only a few more weeks before the Nashville UFCD Convention and ODACA Day.

Today I finished a third Amity doll, at 78% from the original size. This time I used Tibetan lamb for the hair, which always creates a bit of a mess. I picked this fiber for her hair, based only on the color. Nothing else I had really fit the doll and the colors I chose for her clothing.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Easter Greetings!

Easter blessings to those who observe the holiday. Found this cute postcard this morning. 
I seem to have missed last year's card (must have been working?).

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Life Book 2018 September 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

New Challenge Doll

I'm starting a new doll :)  This one is a challenge doll, proposed by a friend/coworker. We are making dolls from my Verity pattern, dressed in historic nursing uniforms from eras of our choosing. I blew a couple hours on the Internet this morning, doing research, and I think I've picked my era.

I decided to add breasts. One breast is easy to sew to the body, but second is much harder - trying to get them even!

Here's my progress so far:

March 1 update:

March 3 update:
Coating the head/upper torso and arms with "Messy Mix."

March 10 update:

March 15 update:

March 18 update:

March 23 update:

Life Book 2018 August 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 

Friday, February 15, 2019

And Another Amity

Today I finished the second Amity dolls (at a reduced size - 78% or original). For her jacket and hat, I used an old 100% Australian wool sweater vest purchased at a thrift store. Her shoes are felt. She will be going with me to Nashville as well (UFDC/ODACA).

Monday, February 11, 2019

New Amity Doll

I can't believe it's been over a year since I made my last doll. I've just been busy with other creative outlets - mixed media journal pages, as well as dabbling in music (small, informal venues).

This is Amity - or at least a 78% of original size Amity, so she stands about 17 inches tall. She's made of my favorite woven doll fabric, Timeless Treasures Complexion Collection - which I haven't been able to find anywhere (such a shame). At least I have a little left.

Amity's clothes are removable. Her little red shrug/jacket was made from a recycled swimsuit - one I had from the early 90s. I loved the texture, but boy, was it a beast to sew! Her shoes are made from wool felt, and are also removable.

I always choose the hair color based on the complexion of the doll and the colors I've chosen for the clothing. While I usually lean red or auburn, that just didn't go with this doll. I found some wool yarn that I've had awhile (can't even remember where I bought it). It's a single ply (?), and a lovely neutral brown with hints of blue.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

New Year's Hope

Hoping that the New Year is everything I want it to be: compassionate, kind, hopeful, just, united, stable, stress-free, productive, creative, musical...