Saturday, April 26, 2008

Dotee doll ~ An Original

High pitch squeals only audible by dogs were coming out of my mouth when I opened this unexpected package from the wonderful Dot Christian. Dot I must say is too sweet for words, she sent me this beautiful Russian Nesting doll that I have admired one her site and was envious of her "friend in the U.S." I did not know it was me. Then on her site she also had this beautiful Dotee Doll with vines and beads all around it made with the most lovely fabric I have seen, it looks like a painting more than fabric, I loved it so much and was surprised beyound words that it was also for me.

Dot also included a wonderful stack of fabric for me to play with. I am so surprised that I do not have one of the patterns in my stash of fabric and she include a piece of the fabric that I love. I am so grateful for Dot and her giving spirit. She gives so much more than Dotee dolls, her creativity is a gift that we all can enjoy and be inspired by.

For those of you who are interested in a tutorial on how to make a Dotee Doll and spread the love your self check out Dots free Dotee Doll tutorial. Dot also has her beautiful Amelia doll and Dotee Doll kits at her Etsy Shop, drop in and check it out.

Thank you so much Dot, I will have this smile on my face for days, and the insperation will last much longer that that. I am so lucky. Thanks Dot!

Friday, April 25, 2008

W.I.P pt. 3

I have been working on these for awhile now. Trying to work them until I was pleased with the project in whole. I thought I would share my progress so far. These started out as individual dolls that throughout the creative process became one. Nothing ever seems to be what I intend it to be from start to finish.

I want these dolls to be complete as an individual piece, but I am finding just as in life that when a creative soul is not connected to another they just are not complete, it is through creative friendships that we become inspired and complete in our creativity.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Icicle doll Swap ~ Jacky

They are here! I was so excited to open the package from my blog friend Jacky, I have admired her work for awhile now and was excited when she was up for a swap. I was a little greedy and asked if we could do a two for two swap and was so delighted when she agreed. her faces are wonderful, I love how she does them.

Here they are in their new home with their new friends. I am so excited to add these beautiful new Icicle dolls to my collection. Thanks Jacky, I love them!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Icicle doll ~ Wings

Just put the finishing touches on this Icicle doll tonight. I wanted to step away from the vine and flowers that I have been using on most of the Icicle dolls I have made. Even though I felt like they were all different I felt like I was getting lazy and doing what I knew worked for me. It is sometimes hard to move forward and try different things. I did a little beading and made wings out of the same fabric.

I will try to take a better photo in the morning when the light is good, this one was taken at night. The photo does not have the best color.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Pearl's Room ~ A Dogs Life

I posted this the other day on my other blog and thought I would re-post it here as well. It is my craft room after all...
If you were a dog would you like this for your room? This is Pearls room. Yes, our Dog has her own room. I do get to use for a craft room from time to time. Today, I could not find her and when I looked in her room, she was napping in the sun, on her bed. It was so sweet. She is a lucky dog. I told her not every dog gets their own room and a mattress with springs in it to sleep on, with clean sheets that get changed on laundry day. She did not believe me. I really think she believes all dogs live like this.

Here she is when I was telling her that some dogs live outside and that some dogs don't have people.

Pearl what are you thinking? Yes, it is true Pearl, some dogs even live in the wild with out a dinner time and a night time snack. What?

Pearl is sad that all dogs are not as lucky as she is.

Friday, April 11, 2008


I have been meaning to show this off for awhile. This cute little basket was an Easter gift from Leisa, my avid knitter friend. It is the cutest thing I have ever seen. The colors were the perfect color choice for me and I love the fabric she chose to line it with. I think it will stay out all year long. So cute, so very, very cute!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

W.I.P. pt.2

Here is another sneak peak. I would have this done but something called life keeps getting in the way of creativity.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Work in Progress ~

I started working on a piece that I am so excited about it. I will share a bit of it with you but only a small bit. I want to finish up the concept completely before I show you more...

Monday, April 7, 2008


I have has several requests for the clay faces I make so in the next day or two I will put a few up for sale on Etsy.  I will give more details when they are done and ready for you.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Dotee Doll ~ Kaffe Fassett Dotee

This Dotee was stitched while we were on a Mini-Holiday. We took a few days and went to Siesta Key and spent some time getting sun and relaxing. I thought the Kafee Fassett dot fabric was appropriate being a Dotee Doll and all.

For those of you who are just discovering Dotee dolls, check out Dot Christian's blog she has the instructions for these great little dolls and if your going to learn how to make them why not check out the one who started all the fun with her little Dotee Doll.  If your not a crafter or artist who has everything you need to make them check out her Etsy store as well, she has kits for sale and it makes it so easy for you to get started.  It is worth the click!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Icicle Doll Addiction ~ Is there a 12 step program?

Is there a 12 step program to help with the addiction? I need to branch out and start to do a different style of doll to make it more my own. It is hard to break away from something that is so fun and already has its own identity. I made the Icicle dolls more my style by adding things from nature and making faces that are sculpted instead of using a photo for the face. Just a little twist on an already great idea.

I love the vine on this one. It has so much interest and movement in it without adding too much to it. It really could have stood on its own.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

internet back up and running

No photos of this, but the cable guy needed to come and fix our internet connection. It was cut while we were gone on a mini holiday and I had no way to up date until now. I will have a few updates and photos soon...