Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Dolls & what's with dying fabric?

I can't dye fabric the colour I want. Never. Ever.  I wanted black, or at least it to look like this ~

Love this!
But no, I get this ~
Fabric I tried to dye black!!
Which happens to be an indeliberate, yet perfect match for an outfit I'm making for a custom doll, inspired by this book ~
Oh, I had a split in the glove I was using, and have a beautiful grey blue set of fingers .
I bought these yesterday ~ love the colour.
New Dolls
Second & third Cadabby Pixies
This is Tinker ~
Cadabby Tinker

Cadabby Tinker
And this is Taylor ~
Cadabby Taylor

Cadabby Taylor
Tinker & Taylor
Cadabby Tinker & Taylor
Any tips on removing dye from ones hands? would be grateful:O)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

New doll, with a Victorian edge...

Baudette knew what she wanted, which made this doll a joy to work on... I was a bit slow with getting her hair right though!
This was her final hair do of three :O)
Baudettes custom doll
second do ~
Baudettes Custom Doll
first do ~
Baudettes Custom Doll
Baudettes custom doll
Baudettes custom doll
It's amazing how hair can alter the appearance of an art doll.
I didn't get my dolls finished in time for Vanessa's mad tea party, but there are so many great blogs to visit ~ HERE ~
My poor fella Texas
has a mysterious illness....
He has had every test under the sun, & still has dramatic weight loss for no apparent reason.  He doesn't appear ill, just skin & bone...that can't be right eh?

And blogger?  bugger blogger, it's still playing up....I keep getting ~
That’s an error.Your client has issued a malformed or illegal request. That’s all we know"

Friday, June 17, 2011

New doll, & a quote I love.....

Here is a new custom doll.  I hope Beth won't mind me saying, since this is so personal... her sister has a degenerative illness, and this doll is a kind of eulogy.  I feel so privileged to have created her with Beth.
Custom Doll
Custom Doll
For more images click ~ HERE ~
One of my art doll maker friends, has authored a book.  Patricia of Papillon Blue UK. It's written in English & French, & is an absolute treat!
Lets hope it becomes one of the best selling books of all time,  like this one ~
Black Beauty 1st book
Written by British author Anna Sewell in 1877.
It has a quote at the very end, which encapsulates my thoughts about people and religion, but could never quite word it as I wanted to.  Here it is ~
".... there is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to man and beast, it is all a sham...."

~Black Beauty, Chapter 13, last paragraph.
(I think my mum & dad would agree)
Spot the 4 cats.
Spot the cats.
And of course my babies, the kittens are doing well (apart from the odd eye infection, and umbilical abcsess the size of a quarter (10p size for the Brits)

More Images ~ HERE ~

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Toblerone & Corky :O)

The four little kittens are 2 weeks old! yay! they are super cute, and have just started opening their little eyes.  Toblerone & Corky each have a splint & bandage on their twisted hind leg. Lets hope it works, else we'll have 2 three legged kittens pouncing around.
Pretty sky!  we had the most amazing storms last night.. quite scary in fact.
And. Can an art doll be cute and scary?  it would seem so...
Today is the final day for bidding on the art shrines over  ~ HERE ~
(use Firefox or google chrome browsers)
Bidding closes at 6pm PST today.
100% of funds raised will be going to Oaxaca Streetchildren Grassroots.
Four exquisite examples....
 ~ Rebecca ~

I hope you can join in!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Custom Art Doll

I really enjoyed creating this art doll for a fellow Brit... thanks Amy :O)
Amy named her Anais.
Custom doll ~ Anais
Custom Doll ~ Anais
Custom Doll ~ Anais
I made her fabric bag from a Tilda pattern... downsized the pattern somewhat! Think I'd like a full sized one for me!
There is still time to check out all the shrines in the auction to benefit Oaxaca Streetchildren grassroots Visit HERE
Final bidding ends June 12th at 6pm PST
(browser ~ use firefox/google chrome)
Art Auction - opens June 1st

I apologise again for the lack of replies... commenting issues re-appeared, and a vanished follower button - I guess the blogging pixies are up to mischief again.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

~ New Doll ~

I wanted to try something new, so learnt a sculpting technique from the late Hannie Sarris... HERE
cadabby pixie ~ floss
cadabby pixie ~ floss
cadabby pixie ~ floss
cadabby pixie ~ floss
The kittys are 7 days old... all doing well, & the two kittens with twisted legs are slowly improving.  I could only get two quick photos before mum got really pissed! I was trying to photograph Toblerone, who has a cute little triangle marking on his face, when mum yelled at me, grabbed him, and took him back to her nest. The photo was too blurry, so will try another day.  She lets me do physio on them, she just doesn't like the camera I guess!
Auction ~ bidding starts 5th June
Bidding starts 5th June ~ HERE ~
You can view the shrines now, but need to use a browser other than Internet Explorer.  Ie. Mozilla/Firefox or Google Chrome!