Thursday, December 31, 2020
Sunday, December 27, 2020
No Christmas tree this year, but did create an ornament!
And the freebie page:
I started a new doll in October, and finally finished her. As this one was a commissioned piece for Christmas, this blog entry has been post-dated.
This is from my "Under the Harvest Moon" pattern, but at 90% of the original size, so she stands about 19-1/2 inches tall. She has jointed shoulders, hips, elbows, and knees. Her clothing is removable.
Friday, December 25, 2020
Friday, December 18, 2020
Hmmm...what do I have lying around the house that can be used to make a doll's stethoscope? This is a problem-solving adventure and work-in-progress, so check back!
Step 1: For the tubing, I sacrificed a bit of USB extension cord. I hope it wasn't important. For the ear tube, I used some of my armature material - 14 gauge aluminum electric fence wire.
Step 2: Now to figure out how to attach the wire (tubing) to the ear tube. I used a #11 scalpel blade to split the wire casing on each side - a little over 1/2 inch in length.
[Stethoscope #2 - don't need to split the casing on two sides to remove the inner wires - one slit will do]
[Update, see Step 11 below]
[Update] Next time I'll do this to remove the wires before making the slits for the wire ear tube insertion. This should make the connection between the main tube and ear tube more secure.
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Monday, November 30, 2020
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Friday, October 30, 2020
ODACA has promoted original art dolls, doll making, and original art doll collecting since 1976. Each year, the ODACA Day luncheon is held to bring members, patrons, and UFDC members together in celebration of the art of the doll, and provide critical revenue needed to support organizational operations. Since the pandemic necessitated the cancelation of this key event, we are holding this Show & Benefit to help ODACA continue operations into 2021.The prices include shipping. (USA only). Your selection will be shipped (USPS) by the artist, so if you are selecting from more than one artist, they will be shipped separately. The Members and Patrons of ODACA hope that you are all able to stay safe and healthy.
Thursday, October 1, 2020
This year's ODACA Day was cancelled due to COVID-19. This event attracts collectors and generates income for the organization's advertising and other operations. The ODACA Board will be holding a virtual show and benefit to raise funds. I hope you'll all check it out!
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
SeaScape: I used to belong to a wonderfully active doll club that met in St. Helens on a monthly basis. This was one of our projects - our first try at fabric journals, where members contribute pages to each person's "theme." The owner/originator of the book created the cover and back of the fabric journal. This was passed from one member to another, each adding a page.
A few of our other projects can be found on my website: