Friday, April 30, 2010

Halloween Castle Bootique

Is this one of your favorite seasons?
Do you buy all year?
Then the Halloweens Castle Bootique
Is right up your alley.
The Bootique is updated the 1st and the 15th of each month.
Your favorite Halloween artists create for this wonderful online market. 
Please feel free to sign up to receive the news letter.
There are awesome free giveaways each month.
There is an Ornie page for those who collect Halloween Ornaments.

Tomorrow you will find wonderful creations with the theme
A face only a mother could love.
Some of these will be on the bootique others look on Ebay for the wonderful creations.

Submission Sent

I am so excited about the possiblity of having something published in a magazine. This is the magazine I am trying to get one of my creations in. If you love primitive this is an awesome magazine.

I made one of my witch dolls and mailed it off yesterday.
This will be my first attempt and I do plan on broadening this to include other magazines. 

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My newest Black Doll Rachael

Isn't Rachael the sweetest thang you ever did see.
She will be posted on Ebay soon.
She has two rug hooked bees in her little lap.


Monday, April 26, 2010

New Halloween creations

I have been working on many things over the last week.
Look for a new little black girl with a rug hooked bees.
Been playing with making Jack-O-Lanterns. Look for a couple different kinds including a Lumina pumpkin.
Last but not least I have new witches.
One of these I will be sending in for submission to Prims Magazine. 
The other will be going on Halloween Queens Castle Bootique

Photos will be coming soon.

I am looking forward to creating some new and exciting things this week. 

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Strawberry Pie Susie

Wonderful Black Mammy Shelf sitter with a huge strawberry Pie.

This wonderful doll has found a new home in
Alabaster, AL.
Congrates on your winning bid.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Doll Making Tips

Doll Making Tips

Just wanted to share a few tips I have learned along the way.

While stuffing doll body parts roll the doll parts between your hands to distribute the stuffing. Or roll the pieces on a table.

To hide your knots. Tie your knot then put the needle through the same hole. This makes the knot hide in the stuffing. I do this several times so that I know the knot is secured.

Moisten the fabric before stuffing the doll. This helps you stuff firmly and helps keep the thread from breaking.

Use upholstery thread for hand sewing doll body parts or for needle sculpting. I have heard that dental floss works great to but have not tried it.

Thread keeps knotting while you hand sew. Pull the thread over bees wax before using.

Needle doesn’t want to go through fabric. Press the needle tip into a bar of soap.

Use pencil for drawing faces and other details on fabric. When moistened this will usually wash off. Or erase if fabric is dry.

It is easier to sew the doll parts and then cut them out of the fabric. Rather then cut the pieces and then sew.

Various sizes of hemostats work great for stuffing. Also get some curved ones to.

I used to use muslin but have fell in love with Osnaburg fabric for primitive doll making. If you paint stain your dolls you will find that the painted surface does not scratch as easy.

Various sizes of needles are a must. Long doll needles are necessary tools for thread jointing.

Finger turners are a great help.

Freezer wrap makes great patterns. You can even iron the shiny side down onto your fabric and sew. People like to use this technique to try to get the exact size as the pattern. Often the patterns increase in size when you draw around them.

This is just a beginning of a list. Please add your tips for doll making here.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sneak Peeks

The Card Queen set.

Strawberry Pie Susie

Look for these wonderful dolls to be for sale soon. 
Interested in an early purchase email me. I can get you more photos.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Back in Colorado

It is great to be back in Colorado again!!!!! 

Will get right to creating some awesome new things. Some Halloween creations and few new black dolls. Hmmmm there are lots of things in my mind to create. So stay tuned.

Plus I have two things already to be put onto the market. 
Look for these new creations to come online shortly. 

Monday, April 5, 2010

Moving Camp

We felt the California Earthquake here in Quartzsite Arizona. Shook us up pretty good.
 But no damage to anything.

Tomorrow we are heading out to our land in Colorado. For this reason it will be a few days before I list anything new. Be assured there are some new things in the works. 
Should be able to offer several things for sale by next weekend. Look for more black dolls. 

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Batilda Skeley & Slither

Full description on the Halloween Castle Bootique 
so head on over if your dare.

Cost for this candy cauldron holder set is $85.00 plus shipping.
Email me your USA zip code for shipping quotes. 
This will be shipped Parcel Post USPS shipping. 
Unless you prefer Priority Shipping. So please let me know.

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