"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hmmm.. freshly baked

I don't bake often and when I do I don't bake anything fancy. This is just a plain cake but it smells wonderful. I don't know how it will taste though, which is another matter lol! I felt like baking today and well lets just say it is in celebration of my blogoversary. Gosh I have been blogging since 2005! How time flies! Now I have to go and make something special, keep tuned in.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Today I recieved  a couple of books that I was eargerly looking forward to. I am just loving what I am seeing in them so far. I bought them from a shop called  Book Depository who claim that they will deliver postage free to any part of the world. Personally I think they probably include the postage fee in the price as nothing comes free in this world, but having said that their price was not that much more than Amazon. I checked the doll book and in Amazon they are selling it a pound cheaper but if one adds postage to it it probably will work out the same. It is worth checking up on other books to see if you will get it sent postage free if you live abroad.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The frost got them so sad

I had bought these beautiful lilies in the Hampton Court Flower show and I had asked the lady when I should plant the bulbs. She said immediately and that is what I did. They were coming up so beautifully and I was looking forward to seeing the flowers but sadly we had severe frost this week and this is how they look now so sad. I hope they will come up next year and this has not had an effect on the bulbs. It has warmed up a bit today but I think these plants have had it.
Thank you all for your commiserations regarding my doll but yes it has gone so that is that.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The doll I miss

Recently in one of my doll club groups we had a topic going about which doll we missed the most so I thought that I would show the one which I miss a lot. You have probably seen her before. I made it for a lady who was pestering me to make a doll for her. I met her in a textile course that I was attending at that time. I usually never make a doll to sell but this lady was very persistant and said she would pay whatever I asked her for the doll. I priced her very reasonably since I don't sell dolls. When I gave the doll to her she refused to pay the money and asked to reduce the amount and started finding fault with the doll. So I said to her I will have take the doll  back if she was not satisfied. But she would not give me the doll back either and quickly put it in her bag and paid me less money and took the doll. I wish I had never sold the doll and I really regret giving this doll away.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Progress on sculpt

I made a little bit more progress on my sculpt. I am going through a huge learning curve with this sculpting as I have almost nil experience sculpting with airdry clays. I am having fun. When I upload pictures on the computer I am able see where I need to do tweeking and if I have got things fairly proportional or not. Now I am not too happy the way the right ear is positioned. I will have to go and pick Marlaine's brain again to see if there is a solution to remedy it or do I just leave it. I am so tempted to leave it as I know if I remove it I may not get it even as close to this sculpt and ruin it completely.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I am chuffed!!

A few months ago a lady from the German Magazine Dolls Puppen contacted me and wanted to publish one of my doll pictures in the magazine. Today finally I got the issue in which it was published. I am so chuffed to be amongst some wonderful doll makers like Ankie Daanen, Akira Blount and Anna Zuava to mention a few. I must say that I am very impressed with the magazine. Although most of the dolls are porcelain dolls but there were quite a few of polymer clay dolls and cloth dolls as well. Also very nice to know that there are some very talented cloth doll makers in Europe. I would have liked to purchase this magazine but as far as I can see it is published only in German and I can't read German.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Sculpting with Marlaine Verhelst

I am doing an online sculpting class with air dry clay, with Marlaine Verhelst . I am having a lot of fun and here is how far I have got. I have a lot of tweeking to do with this sculpt. Wanted to to get it all done today but never did get the time. Hope I will be able to work on it tomorrow and get it finished. Can't wait to finish the doll.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Feeling neglected

Some of my dolls are cross with me, well that is nothing new but looking at these it seems they are resigned to this state of affairs for sometime.

  This one won't even look at me let alone talk to me, so she hides her face behind her hat lol!!
But they do seem to have made themselves comfortable knowing that it might take me quite a while to get them finished.


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