Tuesday, June 17, 2014

At last! this year's Hoffman Challenge entry: "Butterfly Kisses"

This year's fabric could have been interpreted a zillion different ways, but I decided to distill it down to a very limited palette. Butterfly Kisses is 16 inches including the stand. Her face is silk gauze over clay painted with acrylic paints and water color pencils. Her hair is Lincoln mohair applied in wefts and glued for security for her travels if she is selected to travel. The fabric of her sleeve caps and the bodice is a not so obvious motif in the challenge fabric that I fussy cut out and flocked. The butterflies are double-faced from the challenge fabric and so secure in their fastening with upholstery thread that I could pick her up by each butterfly! So they are secure for traveling, if she is selected. The top ruff is 52 inches of ribbon (an amazing fact) and each skirt is 44 inches in circumference (another amazing fact). I think I really like how she came out.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Newest Scamp: The Dandelion Scamp

So one day, in a playful mood, she asked him "Roses or dandelions?" Without skipping a beat, he answered "Dandelions!" and her heart swelled. She felt completely understood. So that's the story about my newest Dandelion Scamp. She's 15 inches, cloth over clay hand-tinted face with Lincoln mohair locks, loose-jointed sitting body, costumed as a lion cub in brocade and velvet with ears and a tail! Dandelion flowers made with embroidery floss and brocade filaments. She's also promised to someone already! :-D

Friday, April 11, 2014


My winner of
is Elaine! You have been sent an email to your hotmail account. Please respond! Thank you all for entering. I will be giving away another doll this year similar to her, perhaps around the winter holidays!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I am giving this doll away to one person on April 11 who must make a comment below to be entered into the random drawing

Why am I giving her away? Because I remember the scene in Pollyanna where the lady put the doll on the hook for Pollyanna. Plus I have been given a very great opportunity to show my dolls as the Special Exhibit at http://empirequiltfest.org Spread the word, you do NOT have to be at the exhibit to be a winner. Just make a comment below where you heard about this special give a way--and how badly you want her! (Grins) Thank you! and good luck!!!

Monday, March 10, 2014

a new doll (not quite done yet)

I think I'm going to adjust the dress, add a sash and have her showing off her sweet bare feet.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Thank You to The Empire Quilt Fest !!!

Welcome to all those linking here from The Empire Quilt Fest... http://www.empirequiltfest.org/ I am very happy to have been selected as the Special Exhibit in your show! I have some exciting things to share in the next month, so keep posted. I invite you to join my blog as a follower! There's a Doll Give Away in the works!!!!

Monday, January 27, 2014