did ya'all know that when you leave paper mache mix in a bucket to use the next time-it don't smell so great? LOL I made sourdough starter though!!!!! what a hoot-just thought I would share and maybe give yah a chuckle :]
Here is my newest doll Madelynne-she will be a flower fairy-but I have not decided on her clothing yet and her wings are still on the drawing board.. I am not sure if she will continue wearing the petals she has on or if I will make her entire costume of the batik she is resting on-more to come :}
Hey Lesley~~are these the kinda curves you were looking for? This is one of Patty Culea's bodies! it is a 3 piece with a whole lotta darts. It is in her last cook which is a compilation of all of her last books~very cool to have them all in one place!
Sorry for the not too stuffed bod--i ran outta stuffing!
This is the 2nd one I did with the Derwents-only wetted the pencil this time
And this last one was with my Prisma Pencils on wetted material
I will also say that I like these faces very much esp the last one-on this one I studied a new face painting manual by Sherry Goshon. I used it on the 1st 2 as well but really studied and took my time on the 3rd-oh and no beers were involved either :]
Sorry about the shading too-for some reason I couldn't get a decent picture this evening!
Thanks so much ~especially Sherry & Donna-you both have made me so much better at faces!!!!!!!
So today I went to Hobby Lobby to get a new set of water color pencils as my set was very cheap and they are very hard so it is difficult to get color on the fabric. I was looking for a softer lead-i thought Hobby Lobby had many different kinds but what i discovered was only a couple different ones-the ones I could open and feel were very hard-the ones I couldn't were DeWerts and they are very expensive esp when i don't know how good they are. So can anyone recommend a nice softer set? If the DeWerts are good I will go back and but them-i have a coupon:] I was gonna check JoAnnes and Micheals too but would like to have an idea of what to look for!!
Thanks in advance gang!
Here it is also 5 am and I haven't slept a wink-I am in a VERY bad mood. And when I try to get some sleep my kittens wake up and Play a game Nellie-AKA The Cat Form Hell taught them-it's called the Kentucky Derby around the bed!!!! I even locked them out of the bedroom-they kept knocking!! Grrr Nellie~~ Stop giving them lessons :]
well maybe I can get some sleep tomorrow before I see the Chiro-she is finally back from maternity leave ~~ thanks goodness casue I am all outta wack and walking crooked!
I hope you all slept better than I
This is Rivkah Mizrahi's pattern "Ruth", You can visit Rivkah here http://dollmakersmuse.blogspot.com/
I only changed the clothing. She was so fun to make-I started her yesterday afternoon and fished her about 30 minutes ago.
Hope you like her~ Her name means"to admire" in Romanian.
This pattern is Rivkah Mizrahi's "Ruth" -i am in love with this pattern!!!!! See her tummy? She is very rough right now but I couldn't take her pictures and show you all herself without makeup!!! She is nekked :] Here is Rivkah's blog if you want to take a peek!
So today at work I was terribly cranky-I have been sleeping very hard this week and the alarm goes off in the middle of a very intense dream ~every single morning so far this week!~~ that makes me cranky.
Then there is word of a horrible blizzard coming our way-so I leave work 20 minutes early -we run and get 100 bucks worth of groceries and then race home-haul in 3 loads of firewood and do chores quickly-we were not inside 30 minutes when the winds started up.
So i went to start the fire in the wood stove -funny-the matches wouldn't light-grrrrrrrrr.finally got it going -and it was going good-so I turned away to print off a new doll pattern-hmm getting kinda hard to see--chough chough~~ the room is filling up with smoke!!! the darn stove is back drafting!!! Darn it-i run and slam shut my sewing room door and put my gloves on and pull the firewood out-yup it is still burning-and I throw it outside. OK i shoulda quit while I was ahead right?
Nope not me-and hour later I test the match inside the stove~~yippee It stayed lit! so i packed the stove up and started the fire-bangs head-there it goes again-smoke all over AGAIN! So I take all the wood out and throw the burning hunks outside-i give up-i should go to bed :} I promise i will not try to start the fire again this eve.
I lost the stone in my favorite ring:[ Quentin Eckman of Lunar Skies Jewelry & Fine Arts Fixed it for me-he added a great new stone-I love turquoise so much-in a totally new setting! You can visit Q on The Hive or at www.lunarskies.com
And here's my re-furbished ring!
So I got up early on Saturday am to go to Fargo's First Annual Unglued Craft Fest. As my friends and i walked up to the door we thought "oh no there are only a handful of people waiting outside" that is until we opened the door! It was packed! I couldn't even get many pictures as it was so busy~ Hundreds of people! It was a huge success! Here are some of the few pictures I got and the things I bought~~~
Look at all the people!!!! 40 booths and you couldnt move!
another vendor who's name i didnt get -sorry!
This lady had many fun soaps~ I just got a bunch from Michelle so I didnt need any! below is another shot of her booth
This is Emily Wolff of A Wolff in Sheep's Clothing~ she had some awesome felted bags and I bought 2 beautiful felted bracelets from her-more pics of her booth and also the 2 bracelets i bought from her-you guys are gonna LOVE the bracelets!
Don't yah love em!!!!!! I wore the "Create" one yesterday-funny too because i have gotten a lot of creating done this am! I think it is my creative tailsman!
This is the booth from Revolver-a toally hip funky store that sells vintage everything-clothing, bikes,furniture you name it !
And last but not least-this handsome man has a beautiful voice! His name is Ian Johnson. He provided the entertainment for the first hour.
I hope you enjoyed my little tour!