Thursday, December 21, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
Tee... hee... I thought I wouldn't be posting anything today but I just couldn't resist posting this.This doll wants to be the tree top fairy and she is trying to climb the tree. Ha.. ha.. she hasn't got very far and I certainly am not going to help her up that tree LOL!
It is past midnight so I guess it is good morning now. I don't think I will have the time to write anything tomorrow as I am out whole day and will be back only the next day. I went to the Royal Albert Hall today to attend a carol concert. It was just lovely. The hall is in itself is very beautiful and I throughly enjoyed it.
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Yesterday I had bad news from home. My brother was taken ill with chest pains while away from home. It seems that Christmas time brings bad news for these past 3 years for the family. It seems worse when it is so hard to get news from far away. At least today I was able to contact and get some news. He is stable but not out of the woods yet. Just praying that he will be able to get well to travel back home to be with his family for Christmas.
Monday, December 11, 2006
I have not posted much lately as I have been just busy shopping and wrapping up gifts etc. The usual thing at this time of the year. Just got a moment before I go to do my chores. I am listening to Classic FM at the moment which always gives some nice music and ofcourse this time of the year there is a lot of seasonal music mixed with the other classics and I love listening to it while working away. Have a great day all
Thursday, December 07, 2006
I have at last finished her. I have a bit of mixed feelings about this doll. I am not entirely satisfied with her. I thought she would look different but she did not turn out as I wanted her to. However I think I am getting better at doing the face entirely with acrylics. I seemed to be able to control my brush strokes better. I did not use gel pens for this doll's face. I only hope my cousin will like her. If not I will have her gladly back LOL! I don't know about you but I always feel a wrench when I part with my projects even if they are not good.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
So here is what I am working on. She is a gift for my cousin who always encourages me, helps me in many ways with regard my dollmaking. I know he doesn't read this blog so I can post the picture here. I think he is going to be really surprised with this gift for Christmas. Hope he will like it even though it won't stand up to the competion of his really cute live dolls he has in the form of twins LOL! I am going to do paper embellishments on this one. Got a few ideas which I want to try out. This is my Christmas tree. For some reason I am just not able to take a very clear picture of this tree!
Monday, December 04, 2006
Sorry I have not been posting much lately as so much is going on at home so I have not had the time. I did manage to put up my Christmas tree on Sunday and I will take a picture when I get a chance. Margaret left a comment on my blog and in her blog I came across this " Bristol-Myers Squibb - one of the large drug manufacturers with its hand in AIDS treatment medication - is donating $1 to AIDS every time someone goes to their website Light To Unite and moves the match to the candle and lights it". Thought it was a very worthy cause to mention it here.
Monday, November 27, 2006
Today I received this lovely book from Isabelle . I am so delighted with it and want to learn carding at once to do all the wonderful projects in this book. Isabelle thank you so much for thinking of me. As I said to Isabelle that she has too much faith on my French but I am sure she will help me with translation if I get stuck. It is also an additional incentive to better my French so that I can understand the instructions. Thank you once again Isabelle for this inspiring book.
On Saturday I went to see Mary Poppins. http://www.marypoppinsthemusical.co.uk/As always I am never disappointed with these musicals. They are so well staged and performed. I had a wonderful time. If you ever get a chance don't miss it. It is well worth the money.
Monday, November 20, 2006
This was the little Christmas decoration which inspired to make my pixie in cloth. So here he is. I am going to call him Beau as inspite of being rather a tattered toadstool pixie he is still the beau amongst the toadstool pixies.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
I just got my pixie to stand up. He is in a better mood now.Kai asked me how I made his wings. It is no trade secrete I think many dollmakers have used this method. Simple just cut 4 pieces of iron on interfacing to the desired shape. Sandwich the wire between 2 interfacing making sure that the sticky sides face each other and iron. The 2 interfacing stick together with the wire sandwiched inbetween so that it does not flop. Then paint and embellish to your hearts content. I used interfacing for sheer fabrics. I will post the pictures of the pixie tomorrow when I hope to finish him.
Friday, November 17, 2006
I have been having arguments with my pixie whole of yesterday. He was so docile and calm earlier that he almost fooled me into a false sense of security! Yesterday when I tried to get him to wear a hat suddenly he decided to take an umbrage to it LOL! He just wouldn't have it. I pulled and I pushed and I shoved and slapped it on his head. I even wet his head so much that I almost ruined his face. Fortunately a light bulb flashed in my head and I quickly dried it with a hairdryer. Now you might think what a horrible woman making him wear something he didn't want. Well it was not anything horrible it was just paper clay. I tried to make a hat out of it for him. Because you see he is the tattered and faded Toadstool pixie and he needs a toadstool hat but it just wouldn't work for me in the end I admitted defeat and told him that his hat would go to someone who would appreciate it. So now this is what it looks like and I am not telling you whom that hat is going to. He still has got some paper clay on him which I think I can cover. He looks a bit deceased but he couldn't careless! Now he is telling me that he would like to try a hat made out of apoxy clay. Ummmh!!. He says if I don't get it right he will just have to ask Sherry how to make one for him as she does wonderful things with it and a hat should be a piece of cake for her LOL! Right now I will have to try and see if my hat is acceptable to him sigh!
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
I worked on my pixie a bit more last night. I plumped his cheeks up a bit more by pushing and moving the stuffing to his cheeks after I did the sculpting as I decided I didn't need anymore extra stuffing. I am quite pleased so far. I probably won't be able to work on him today as I am out most of the day.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
I think I got my pixie's head almost the way I want. Once I paint him he will start looking respectable. I had to tweek the pattern only a little bit. Thank goodness! I want to make his cheeks look a bit more chubby perhaps I need to stuff that area a bit more but he will do.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
I had a little bit of paper clay left over from my last class in my doll club. I didn't want to waste it so I made little faces from some commercial moulds. One of the tiny faces I used to make this Christmas ornament out of a pine cone. Today lots of elves have been busy at my home. I have let them have their fun today. Hope to get them all to behave tomorrow LOL!
Monday, November 06, 2006
Today I took a walk down to the town centre. It is a beautiful autumns day and so it was lovely just walking amongst the fallen leaves. I got myself something to eat and then I went to give some cloths for drycleaning. Near the drycleaners there is a charity shop and every time I pass by I think to myself I must visit this shop as it seems to have some interesting things. Today I decided to go in have a look around. I was actually thinking to myself if I could find a prop of some sort for a doll. Anyway I went to one of the shelves where they had some little chairs on display and immediately my eye was caught by this quaint little figure. I fell in love with her immediately. I thought she was seated on a chair but when I turned her around I found she was actually seated on a musical box I didn't think the box was working but when I turned the key it played Lara's Theme beautifully. So I immediately decided to buy her. I only paid 5 quid for her. The doll itself is I think made out of celluloid probably and perhaps was quite a popular souvernir sort of thing. I think the cloths have been replaced and I don't even know if originally she was supposed to be seated on that box. Perhaps there was another doll in her place who knows. There might have been a similar doll in place with original lace etc. but this is redone by someone. Anyway I love her I think she is very sweet. She is a bit dirty. Her eyes open and close and she has blue eyes. But most of all what I like is her hands they look so graceful as she makes her lace. And the music is delightful.