March 29, 2014

Couture Fabrics With Hand Beading!

Silks, satins, sequins and beading, oh my! As promised photos of couture stash that I will be using for bunnies. I already have a request for a red and cream custom bunny! And I have to post pics of a black and yellow one I have finished and a cream one that is half done. What I have left will be used for another couture animal or so. I hope to have at least 6 done and listed on Etsy or Ebay in time for Easter.

I have to apologize for getting distracted from Minnie #2 and the little doll. I can't help it, I tend to jump around like that sometimes. But no worries! I'll be getting back to them soon. Have a blessed weekend!








March 23, 2014

23 Inches Of Rainbow Couture For Easter

This is a cloth bunny dressed with hand beaded fabrics, velvet, tulle, boa feathers, and a vintage crystal button. She is my version of couture dolls you'll find at exclusive clothing stores. Her arms, legs, and ears are wired and can be posed. The intricate beading comes from a stash of very expensive fabrics that I have had for years and very seldom use. They are a rainbow of intricate beaded and sequined fabrics. I will include a photo of them with my next post.
 
Easter bunnies in progress. Each will be distinctly different with poseable limbs and an invisible hang tag on the back neck. They will range in height to the tip of ears from 12 inches to 30 inches tall. I may go bigger!




March 15, 2014

I Think A Giveaway Is In The wind!

I want to giveaway a dollye. The question is to which one should I giveaway?  In the scriptures Acts 20:35 says "it is more blessed to give than to receive".  Let's see, should it be this one?
                                                                               Or this one?
Or maybe this one?
When should the giveaway be?
I will take all suggestions for the next 2 weeks into consideration! What a quandary!

March 9, 2014

Two Dollyes Have New Homes!


Steampunk Farmchic doll has a new owner as of yesterday! She's off to Fort Myers, Fl with Shirley. She was so excited she all most poked herself in tihe eye with her pitchfork!
Miss Ruby will be hightailing it to Port Huron, MI with Martha. I'm so thrilled for her. Happy days Ruby!

Climbing Back In The Saddle

So here I am, feeling better for now but still struggling. Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement. I've been staying pretty close to home as isolation is the word of the day when I am slipping toward the black hole. Thank God for the internet or I would be cut off from the world!

Ok now on a happier note here are the latest pics of Minnie #2 and the small dollye I'm making. I think I will add more clay to little dollye to give her a higher forehead. I'll probably repaint the face as I'm not really satisfied with it as is.
 Minnie is 24 inches tall and little dollye will be about 9, depending on her hairstyle and/or hat. Have a blessed week my friends!


February 26, 2014

With The Grace Of God

Greetings all! For my new friends who don't know and my old friends who do, I have been struggling with the symptoms of PTSD (read here!!!) for years and the downs can be very down. It has been extremely difficult to motivate myself for the past 10 days or so to continue present projects. I apologize for the delay in posting new photos and hope to resume my work soon rather than later. Hugs and much love, Jan


February 15, 2014

We Have A Winner!

Yea!!! Kippy's So Mature is the winner of Cupid the Picatoo Necklace!
Congratulations!




These are other Picatoo dolls and necklaces I have done in the past.




February 7, 2014

A Living Doll and 2 Dolls in Progress

This lovely family is celebrating the birth of Tori Jonil! My niece Carla and her lovely husband Rodley welcomed this little lady on Tuesday last week. They reside in Naples, Fl and are blissfully happy!


A new small dollye in progress, perhaps a queen anne?

Minne the 2nd was put aside for a while, was actually partially dismanteled as I was not happy with the original. But now I think my stride is back so look for more pics next week. Have a blessed weekend everyone!




January 31, 2014

Grow Your Blog Giveaway

In honor of the Grow Your Blog 2014  and Valentine season that is right around the corner I am giving away this Cupid Picatoo Necklace. 
 Say hello to Cupid Picatoo, a delightfully whimsical felt  pup on a necklace made of tulle, seed pearls and grosgrain ribbon. He is an absolutely one of a kind folk art necklace and even has his own little bow and arrow made of found objects and pink aluminum wire! His hair is a feathered tuff of black boa, the eyes are pink and white sparkly pom poms with sequin pupils. His smile is formed from a fragment of faux floral and the nose is a round wiggle eye. A black satin ribbon makes a big bow around his neck and the piece de resistance is a vintage floral heart on the left chest . The drawing will be on Feb 15th so be sure to leave a comment and become a follower if you are so inclined. I would love to have you! Blessings, Jan

 Too Cute Cupid Picatoo Necklace