Tuesday, May 25, 2010
A big thank you for visiting my shop on the 20th for my update. I was amazed that it had been over a year since I've listed anything. I am really sorry for those of you who weren't able to adopt anything that day but I am starting work on another update in June hopefully.
It's a dull overcast day here so timing could not be any better to finally receive the lovely prints from the super talented Paola Zakimi. I've been a huge admirer of her work for ages and she is such a huge inspiration. On the days I feel blah about creating anything, I just pop over to her flickr stream and I literally run to my desk with a renewed vigor! I hope to adopt one of her beautiful dolls one day but in the meanwhile check out her tutorial for creating your own little loveliness.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
For today's update at 3:00pm Pacific Time.
So sorry for the not so nice pics. The best I could this morning! I will try for another update in June should you miss what you wanted today :(
Thank you! xo
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
These little birdies are for the Thursday update. Except I might have to keep Mr. Casanova at home.
The first grey birdie on the left is made of wool and liberty fabric that I bought in London last year. The linen birdie to her right is wearing a charming little wreath on her head. The sweet grey one on the right is also made of wool and is sporting a little green beret. All with hand embroidered eyes, beauty mark and needle-felted little beaks.
Hope you like them. I think I only will have one bear girl this time but hope to have some more next month.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Here is another girl I am hoping to finish for the update next week. I don't make these very often because frankly the hair is a pain the butt to do and the painting of the eyes requires plenty of daylight for precision lines but they are my favorite. I am going to try needle-felting mohair onto her head next time...
I have a tendency to have multiple projects going on at once; almost finishing one then moving onto the next. It drives me crazy to see these unfinished plushes when they are about 80% finished but I can't seem to discipline myself from jumping onto the next creation. After finishing the hair a couple of weeks ago, I was so done with working on it for awhile, but I knuckled down and started on the body and limbs today and managed to almost finish her. Hooray! Now to the fun part: embroidery details and a dress.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend.
p.s. thank you for the lovely comments on the last post :)
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
I am finishing up this little birdie with a leaf wreath on it's wee head. Still deciding on yellow versus brown beak but I still can't find my wool roving to make the needle-felted beak. I hoping get her and the chubby one on her right in the shop early next week along with a couple of bear girls.I'm finishing up a new illustration for the my shop's packaging too. I hope you like it.
Sometimes my 4.5 year old is more computer literate than I am. Scary but true.