Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Updated Doll Gallery

Julia~oil painted doll SOLD

I have been going through a lot of my old files and updating my doll gallery. See the tab up there at the top? Just click on it if you would like to see. These are all dolls created in the last 8 years or so. I am still adding more pictures as I come across them. It is helpful to me to see my progression over the years. I have been inspired by some of the techniques I have done in the past, and definitely would like to go back and revisit some of them in 2014.

Hope you all have a safe and fun New Years Eve tonight, and a Happy New Years Day tomorrow!!


Sunday, December 29, 2013

On the Work Table

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I had the Christmas Eve party at my house this year, which I thoroughly enjoyed. All but 1 of my kids are now over 21, so we had yummy White Russians made by Aidan. He works in a bar at college, and has the scoop on all kinds of drinks. Glad to know he's really getting that American college experience! LOL!
Lucas just graduated from Marquette University on December 12th, we are so proud of him. He now holds a BA in Computer Engineering and has been hired into a small company in Milwaukee.

This was our first Christmas with our beloved first grand daughter Amy.
The family is growing and expanding and it is a wonderful feeling to have them all home for the holidays.

The rest of the week I spent traveling back and forth to Isabel's basketball tournament which was about an hour away. She is a freshman this year but was asked to play in this JV tournament, so that was quite an honor. Especially as she is still working her way back from the ACL tear. No problems with the knee so far, so we thank God for that.

Isabel getting stretched before the game

Isabel(#2) abd her best friend Emily during the game

And whenever I can squeeze in a little time I am working on dolls and a new pattern I want to release in January.
Busy, busy, busy, and happy, happy, happy!!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Lily and Elizabeth Doll Patterns Retired

After much deliberation I have decided to retire 2 of my doll patterns, F~109 Elizabeth, and F~110 Lily.
This was a very tough decision, because these patterns continue to sell very well.
 But the problem is that the hair I used to make both of their Civil War style hair-do's is no longer available.
So far, I have been unable to find a suitable substitute.
 So I decided it is best to retire these patterns so that my customers don't become frustrated with this problem.
F~109 Elizabeth

F~110 Lily
I hate to see these ladies go....

Friday, December 13, 2013

I really like this little Bunny...

and I may have to make one for myself to keep! LOL!
Its so much fun to make these one of a kind tags to go with each doll
Vintage Christmas ornament I bought at The Soulful Sparrow!

So cute!
OK. enough gushing!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Angel Cards now on Etsy

Angel Card Prints Set of 4
Visit my Etsy Shoppe for these high quality printed cards made from my own original paintings. Each comes with an envelope, and they are blank inside so you can add your own message.
Great for Christmas or any occasion!
Visit my Etsy Shoppe here