Friday, January 30, 2009

Valentine ATC's

I have a couple of dolls drying so instead of cleaning I decided to do some Valentine ATC's instead. I have had a box of Victorian cards forever(and I actually found them) so I'm putting them to good use. Did some collage and some ribbon and glitter and all kinds of goodies. Beats cleaning any day!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

My Funny Valentine

This is my funny Valentine whom my daughter christened Maria Valentina. She started out as a round head cloth doll but since my expertise with sewing on a round doll head is limited, she became a cloth and clay doll. (any suggestions on sewing on round heads is welcome!) She's fairly young but she also had a facelift. I ended up sculpting her face twice. So she's happy to be here!.......
Or maybe not so happy. She's a bit shy and she's not very fond of dressing up...hmmm. maybe it's the lipstick..

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


This is what we woke up to this morning in Virginia. I'm usually pretty excited when it snows but there was a lot of ice mixed in with this batch. The kids were off from school of course, so my son had a blast! And they're off again tomorrow! They were off two days last week and this past Monday as well. Yay! I think Mr. Frog has more hair than I do. :]

My little Blue girl had the right idea!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Something for your Funny Bone!

I first saw this video on a pet lover's forum. It's a video from Youtube. If you have a kitty that owns you you will love this!

Friday, January 23, 2009

One World One Heart Giveaway!

"I'm late for a very important date" said the white rabbit! But not too late to participate in this wonderful event! One World One Heart Giveaway. This is my first time participating and I'm so glad I made it in time! It's a wonderful way to connect with other fellow bloggers and make new friends. It's a blog party! And there are lots of chances to win lots of unique treasures. The treasure I'm giving away is Annabelle. Annabelle decided she wanted to see a different part of the country/world so she's all dressed up and ready to go! She's a sweet girl made of muslin and hand painted and sanded and she's wearing her favorite mod floral dress. She also has on her little lacy bloomers! To participate just leave me comment on this post and please make sure I have a way of contacting you. You can click on the OWOH link above and check out the other participants! I will pick a winner on February 12th and let you know via email or your blog. Good luck and Have fun!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Attitude and Gratitude!

Please forgive me for taking so long to put up this much appreciated award! Where is the time going? I love this little lemonade stand! Thank you Denise at
one of my favorite blogs to visit! My mission now is to pass this sweet award on to 10 other bloggers who show great attitude and gratitude! Easy Peasey.....however, I know that some bloggers like to remain tag and award free so I wanted to offer this award to any followers who would enjoy it. Just leave a comment and pass it along!

Little Miss Annabelle

This is my latest cloth dollie.....Annabelle. She's all decked out in pink and looking forward to Valentine's Day. I even made her some bloomers-oh my!

Monday, January 19, 2009


This is little Miss Daisy and she is dreaming of Spring Time!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

It's My Lucky Day!

My friend Caroline from carolinescrafts
gave me these 3 wonderful awards today! Thank you Caroline!

First Award:
'This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers' aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes for self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!'
You are supposed to pass this blog award onto eight fellow bloggers and to include the above text in their blog.

Second Award:Here are the rules for receiving this award:
1. Post a copy on your blog.

2. Mention who gave you the award.

3. Pass the award onto 6 others.

4. Leave a message on their blog letting them know the award has been
bestowed upon them.

Third Award:
With this award, you list/post 5 addictions on your blog and pass it on to 5 more people. (I did this on a previous post.)
Okay, here we go!

1. atimeforprimitives
2. atticbabys
3. boneheadstudio
4. clothnclay
5. garboodles
6. mountainlaurelfolkart
7. rockriverstitches
8. sandramucclardi
9. theoldoakenbucket

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Friend for Jingle the Crow

I've made a little progress on Mr. Man In The Moon. He fits nicely on Jingles back with his legs tucked around her wings. His arms and legs are button jointed so he can be posed. He's carrying a small garland of stars. Make sure you make a wish if he drops one while soaring through the sky!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Soon to be Man in the Moon

This little guy will eventually be Jingle the crow's new riding companion. He's made out of cloth and paper clay and I've sketched on his outfit. Hoping to get him painted this weekend.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Isabella & Jingle Crow!

Oh, I was so excited about Isabella and her crow Jingle! I wanted her to be able to ride on Jingle, but she is too big. So I will make a new companion for this trusty old crow! In the meantime they are cheesing for the camera.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Mademoiselle Eloise!

Ahhh, I actually did get to finish one of the three clay dolls I've had waiting to dry. She reminds me of a little French lady so I named her Eloise. I spent the good part of the day painting her eyes over and over. Next time I sculpt I'm going do the eyes and the lips a bit different than the way I've been doing them. I like the features to be a bit less prominent than the way I've been doing them and have more definition with paints and shading. Au Revoir!

I Feel Fabulous!

Thank you Hilary from Goldbuttonstudio for this wonderful award! I am so tickled! It is now my mission to list 5 of my addictions and then pass this wonderful award on to 5 more recipients, so here goes!

1. I'm addicted to creating. I think about painting or creating something ALL the time.

2. Peanut M&M's and chocolate chip cookies. I love to make a meal out of either one of them.

3. I love images of old, prim, whimsical things...dolls, Christmas images,etc.

4. I love feather boas!

5. I'm addicted to dollies!


Now this is the hard part...picking ONLY 5 recipients of this Fabulous award! But here they are:

1. Carolines crafts
2. plain-n-simple
3.Adri's Art
4.Prim & Proper Folks
5.Susie McMahon Dolls

Have A Fabulous Day Everyone!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Painted Cloth Dollie

Happy New Year Everyone!
I have a few clay dollies that are drying so in the mean time I decided to make a cloth doll and paint her up! My son named her Ariel.