Monday, February 26, 2007

Tuna can pincushions

Sherry Goshon on FDA gave the group instructions to make these little pincushions/tuffets a week ago and I finally finished mine and here are some piccies. Instead of the half balls I used wooden beads to coordinate with my colors.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Keep watching for new patterns

I am constantly working on new patterns and now that I have the opportunity to work on them some more, I will be able to offer others. I do want to ask if there are any of you out there who are interested in testing patterns for me. I will need my unnamed guy tested shortly and I am working on a few others that need testing as well. If at all interested in being a tester for me, please let me know by emailing me at

LaChaz Pattern

If anyone is interested in ordering the pattern for LaChaz he is available for $10 including postage, unless of course you are international then it might be a bit more.

The pattern has a full color photograph on the cover and includes the pattern and isntructions to make a 4" pin doll as well. Email me at if you are interested in purchasing this pattern.

No pictures today

Last night I finished my tuna can pincushion/tuffet's that Sherry posted isntructions for on FDA last Friday. I wanted to post pictures today, but left my disk at home. My home internet is not working right now so I only have access to the web at work, :-(...... Anyway, I have a few things I am working on at the moment and will post some pics this coming week after the weekend. Everyone have a great weekend.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Gypsy the kitty

This is my kitty "Gypsy". She is hiding out in between the bins that hold my dollmaking supplies. She is a curious kitty.


This is LaChaz, my first all original design. I actually created this pattern several years ago. He was tested by 5 talented dollmakers and with their feedback has been tweaked into what you see here. I am hoping that I can finally get him out in the market, but don't know if anyone will be interested or not. I also have a pattern and instructions for making a 4" doll pin of this same guy included in the pattern. Any feedback is appreciated.

My own original design

This is an original design by me, he has individual wired fingers a sculpted nose/beak and a bird hat. I want to finish him as a pattern, but he really needs a name and a shirt, LOL. Any suggestions are welcome.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Newest picture of my grandson

I took this picture of him after his bath last night, nothing better than the smell of fresh clean baby. He will be 8 weeks old on the 25th. Tomorrow he gets his first shots, look out. He already turns from his tummy to his back and he is so strong I think he will crawl early, but then so did his mommy.

Hopefully this is not boring LOL

One Christmas for a craft show I made 25 of these dolls, I either sold or gave them all away, I would not part with this one though she is my favorite. She's called Love Matters Most.

Pin dolls

This is how I display my wonderful pin doll collection that I have made and received from other talented doll makers over the years. I took a white tablecloth and folded it to fit over a wire coat hanger so that it is long, then I sewed across just under the hanger on the back so it would stay. I bent the top of the hanger into a loop and added a net bow to the top. I always get asked lots of questions about how I display all my pin dolls. The picture to the right of the pindoll display is me as a baby with my first raggedy ann doll.

More doll collection

Well, I was born on St. Patrick's Day and my family is part Irish, so I am wild about anything that has to do with leprechauns, shamrocks and anything irish, so I have collection shelf I call my irish shelf, the pics a little crooked but you can still see some of it.

Been taking pictures of my doll collections

Well, I finally got around to taking some pictures of my doll collection, it's pretty eclectic now between cloth and porcelain and some Madame Alexanders.
This is Queenie, a birthday gift a few years ago. The most precious and expensive doll I own she was a limited edition I picked up at a doll show a few years ago.

A new beginning

Well, this is my first post on my new blog. Not even sure what to say except that I have been creating again after a 2 year hiatus and it feels great. I have a few things in progress and will post pictures as I finish them. I am so excited because I am beginning to make my first prim doll and I can't wait until she is finished. Prims have caught my attention lately and I have joined quite a few prim groups on There are so many wonderful people to meet and chat with online.
The doll pictured above is called Alani, she was a test from a pattern made by my dear friend Lotus Vele, Lotus and I belong to the same doll club here in California.

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