Yesterday we had a glorious sunset which I saw from our bedroom window. I think Spring is definitely here inspite of a frosty morning today. Hope you all are keeping well. I shall start visiting your blogs once I get into the swing of things but for now I might just read and not comment on your posts. In the meantime you can also enjoy the view from out window I hope.
Saturday, April 02, 2016
Hello everybody. I am slowly trying to get back into the swing of things. The past couple of months have been very stressful and busy. Have been driving my husband into London for hospital visits. Then he had a surgery which normally should be simple but he had complications so his stay in the hospital became a whole week instead of a day or two. We have another visit to the hospital before we know that his life will return to normal. All this has really been very stressful so nothing creative has been happening here.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Just thought I would let you all know that I have not dropped off from the face of the earth. Life has got in the way. My hubby was taken ill and admitted in the hospital. He is back home now but I am having to drive him up and down for hospital appointments etc. He needs an operation which we hope will be in the 1st week of March depending on his blood results so until then I may not be online much. Will catch up with you all once life settles.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
After a long break I am back. During the Christmas and new year period I was travelling a bit. Had a great time. One of the places I visited was Jaipur in India. It is also called the pink city of India. The reason it is called pink city is because the buildings in the old city are all painted in pink. This was done to welcome the prince of Wales in the. 17 th century by the then King of Jaipur. This is a quick sketch of a part of the fort Amer. I really enjoyed my visit and took so many pictures. This sketch is from one of the photos I took. Not a great sketch but I hope it resembles at least a little bit of the photo.
Friday, December 18, 2015
When I was in my doll making infancy I had made this doll. I thought it was time now that she disappeared as she was not anything special. So before getting rid of her I cut her hair and embellishments off to recycle.
Now they adorn this doll. Her head is an old discarded head which went into the bone yard. The shape of her head and her face painting were not quite right. I had to redo her face painting. If you look closely you might be able to see where I have redone it. I had a bit of burlap lying around which I used for her costume. Hair and embellishments are from the old doll. So here she is my half recycled Angel :-). I will just call her Peace I think.
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Appleberry patten is now available in these 3 sites http://www.afortistic.com as a instant download, http://www.dollmakersjourney as a printed pattern as well as a pdf and in
http://www.dollstreetdreamers.com as an instant download.
Hope you enjoy making him
Monday, November 30, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
This is my new Appleberry. I made him while writing up the pattern he is all done now. Just tooting my horn here. He is available as an instant downloadable pattern at http://www.aforartistic.com . He will make a great Christmas doll. He will be available from Dollmakersjourney as a printed pattern also soon so keep tuned in ladies.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Whew! I did it! He is all done and dusted. He will be available to download on Adele's website. www.aforartistic.com soon . Now I must get round to tiding up everything. Hubby has been complaining that I have taken over his study:-). Mind you it won't stay nice and tidy for long though. :-)
Saturday, November 07, 2015
I have not been able to blog much lately because i have been trying to get over my jet lag and also I have been busy trying to write up a pattern for Appleberry. After seeing my doll in FB many ladies wanted me to write a pattern for it to buy. Now usually when I make a doll I rarely make notes as I don't sell my patterns.. I just do rough drawing and that's about it. Since so many people requested me to do a pattern for this doll I decided to finally do it. So I have had to make the doll all over again and take notes and write it all down. As you can see chaos reigns on the table at the moment and I am trying desperately to finish writing up. Hopefully I will get it done this weekend if nothing interrupts me. Shall visit blogs once all this mad rush is over.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Barbara has posted a completion for designing your own Wellies. Just pop into her Blog and click on the link it is rather fun and if you are lucky you will win some goodies and your design will be used on the wellies. I chose to doodle with orange, green, red, yellow and black. Can you guess what I would have doodled? 😄
Here is her blog http://marchhousebookscom.blogspot.com