ARCHIVES April 2009

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Emily and Edwin make their first appearance

Meet Emily, Max Bailey‘s and my latest one-of-a-kind, original, folk art ginger tabby cat doll. Emily’s elephant friend is named Edwin. Emily is hand sculpted from paperclay on 100% cotton cloth, and is button jointed at her shoulders. Edwin is made of wood. Both are hand painted in acrylic paints and varnished with matte varnish.…

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Just checking in

Just a note to say hello, say I hope you all had a nice holiday weekend, and let you know we’re still catching up around here, still needing to finish up some projects and get them photographed. But we’re working on it! Hopefully, I will have more to show you soon. Thanks to Denise at…

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Azaleas and doll stands

Drilling, sanding, and gluing are not exactly my most favorite things to do in the whole wide world, but I’ve put off making these doll stands long enough. These are just for photographing our dolls, and consist of wooden stands with dowels glued into their bases. They get painted with acrylic paint, and we pin…

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Pretty little doll pinafore

I finished up this kitty doll pinafore for Chelsea the Maine Coon Cat. It looks adorable on her, but it is too windy here to photograph dolls today. Soon, we hope. I’ve got my next pinafore cut out and ready to sew. Looking forward to the weekend…hope you all have a great one!

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Still sewing…

I’m still catching up on my sewing…lots to do. This little kitty doll pinafore has been a mind-bender. I’m adapting it from a Brown House Dolls pattern, changing a bodice into a bib for the top. I made some bias strips, two for each side of the bib, and sewed lace between them, before attaching…

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