Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Still not finished....

I have so many 'still not finished' projects, it's driving me bonkers. 
I was waiting to finish my 1:6 scale collapsible, reversible room box to share, but after 4 weeks, I am still not satisfied with it.
I was waiting to finish my Racoon Art Doll for the Art Doll Quarterly Magazine challenge 'Anthropomorphic inspired doll' to share, yet I haven't even started that yet!  and the deadline was a coupe of weeks ago.  I'm so pissed about that. 
I was waiting to share some new furniture, yet those concepts are still in my head!

But, I did find some of the metal tin strips I was desperate for, to complete a Christmas project - of course, its too late for that project.  I was so excited I finally found some after weeks of online searching...good ole' Hobby Lobby.  I think I will make some miniature chandeliers out of it. I have so many ideas bursting to get out, it too, is driving me bonkers. 


At the same time, I found a lovely cup from TJ Max.  Oh how I love that store. I love this cup so much, that I can't use it~ between the cats and me (should that be I?)  china and glass are easily broken.

I think the only project I have managed to complete, are the Blythe bean bag chairs, pillows and dress stands/coat tress.  I really enjoy making these.

I haven't visited blog friends for a while either... I must do this.  Oh, another thing I must do is decide if I should attend this little course by Danielle Donaldson over at Jeanne Olivers place.  Its called Creative Girl: The Land of Light and Shadows
I love her art. It's so. pretty.



Sunday, February 2, 2014

Love Birds and Snow.

I am in love with this fabric by Robyn Pandolph ~ it's called Maison Bleue Navy Lovebirds & Bouquets. I made a skirt for the dollies, and used it to make a pincushion.  I needed one to hold lots of pins & needles (obviously) but I also wanted one with a few compartments, to contain loose pins and my favourite buttons, bits & bobs, that I can't bring myself to use, but enjoy looking at.  That is perhaps weird.  When I find my elusive thimble, that will go in it too.....I wonder if I could make these to sell.  I've not seen any like it thus far :)
I was also wondering why needles are not being made in bright colours?  I loose needles every day.





We got some snow~ just a little.  The birds didn't seem very impressed, since their feeder was taken over.  I put some scoops of seed on the porch, which they seemed much happier with.  No more fighting through snow to get their breakfast.



Henry bird watching from the comfort of sofa.

Enjoy the Super Bowl XLVIII, if you are footy fans.  I am not!  LOL

Sunday, January 26, 2014

How did that happen?

Its almost the end of January - is it just me or did it fly by? Maybe I've been hiding too long in my warren, trying desperately to catch up on orders of sofas and doll clothes. With that in mind, another new year resolution is not taking on orders - I need to make, then sell.  I find it far too stressful doing it the former way.
I am also itching to make more dolls - both cloth and clay.  I've been getting quite inspired lately, coupled with the feeling of envy over other peoples creativity and uniqueness.  Having said that, being inspired and envy aren't really the same thing, but perhaps 'a pair of forces of equal magnitude acting in parallel but opposite directions' will suit what I am trying to say.

Here is one example of feeling inspired, and a little envious that these are not my creations...
Mister Finch (click to view his website)


























If you haven't come across his work, then do check him out... fascinating Brit, who has over 46,000 facebook fans!