April 29th, 2008

Celie in white Linen Dress

Here is Celie in her white linen dress and a handmade antiqued copper necklace with two charm pendants that I constructed: a fine silver charm with a dark patina and three tiny embedded stones and a vintage mother-of-pearl button attached with a whimsical copper finding. It […]

April 23rd, 2008

New Storage in Studio

I had been losing things in my studio for a few years even though I’m pretty sure they never left the room. I also didn’t have space to work without clearing off the tops of my work tables at the beginning of a work session. I started looking through some books on […]

April 16th, 2008

Collecting Poodles

After Benny our standard poodle came to live with us, I started noticing a lot of poodle collectibles at flea markets. I had never been very interested in them before, but now I found their kitchiness endearing. Before long I was starting my own poodle collection. I found most of the poodles […]

April 13th, 2008

Merilotte with Elliphant in my Etsy Shop

I have just listed Merilotte with Elliphant in my Etsy shop. Little Merilotte holds a special place in my heart as she was hand sewn in our Paris hotel room in the early mornings of our European trip. When we got home, I decided she needed a companion and created Elliphant. Merilotte is made […]

April 11th, 2008

Teddy – All Pinned Up

This teddy has a muslin rectangle pinned to her front and is looking a little like a voodoo doll at the moment. The muslin piece will become the front bodice. I make vertical slashes in the muslin around the neck so the muslin will lie flat there. I cut off some of […]

April 6th, 2008

GuruLib — Online Book and Games Cataloging

GuruLib example of book shelf large thumbnail view

GuruLib is a free site where you can catalog your books. There are some other similar online sites such as LibraryThing and Shelfari, but there were two features that made me decide to go with GuruLib. Unlike the other book cataloging sites I […]

April 2nd, 2008

Pin Dolls – Tiny Mysteries

I got these dolls from a button seller at a flea market. I haven’t been able to find any information on this type of doll in either doll collecting books or internet searches.

The dolls are built on ball-head pins. I think they are glass, but it is hard to do the […]