I decided to make my brother a mounted
dragon head for last Christmas. I love how
it turned out. I haven't made myself one,
but hope to soon. It is made mostly from
cotton fabric and I also used Apoxie sculpt
for the nose horn and eyes. I applied a thin
coat of Golden light molding paste for some
texture. You can't see the scales very well, but
there are about 150 individual scales on the
back, top, and side of his neck. It took me a few
weeks just to make the scales from cloth
and sew them on one by one. I am going to try
to come up with a different way to make the scales
that isn't so time consuming.
This is the doll that I made for
These are little pixies that I have been making.
They are about 12" tall.
window. It reminded me of the trees from the Wizard of Oz.
It just had to have a face so I put one on it.
head in my jar of heads and used it for my doll.
These are more heads I now need to turn into dolls.
I love making heads as you can tell.
Friday, June 7, 2013
This is Kenzie, my latest doll. I used a
head from my head jar.
My doll club has a doll exchange at our Christmas party and this is the doll I made for this past Christmas. We sign up and fill out a questionnaire. Then we are given the questionnaire of the person we are to make the doll for. She likes bones, skeletons and the colors black and white so this is the doll I made for her. I am very pleased with the end result. I already have my exchange name for this year and I have been thinking of what doll to make for her.
This is Rosebud. I found this hot pink yarn at Hobby Lobby and made a wig cap out of it. Then I had to make a doll to use it on. So I used another head from my head jar and Rosebud was born.
Judy Skeel taught an afternoon class at our doll club last summer She showed us how to make wings and a layered tulle skirt. This is the doll that I used them on. Another head from my head jar made into a doll.
I went to AFICC this spring and this is the doll that I made in Christine Shively-Benjamin's "Rainbow of Chaos" class. I also took a class from Dawn Shiller, "Eggcentric" and I love how he turned out. He makes me smile everytime I look at him. He is made from Sculpy and has a crack in his head, so I gave him hair to cover it up.
Here are two clock dolls that I made. I hope to make a pattern for the orange clock doll in the future.
This is morning feeding time at our house. 5 of our 6 cats eat canned food every morning. Mickey doesn't like canned food so he skips breakfast.
Here is my son, Randy with a fish he caught.
And lastly, here are 2 pictures of my daughter Tammy at St. Patrick and Christmas time that will hopefully leave you with a smile.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Yesterday was my 60th birthday and my very talented brother surprised me with a wonderful pendent necklace that he made special for me. The dark stone is black pearl and there is a small diamond in the small copper heart. Isn't it fabulous? I have linked his website to the blog if you want to see more of his wonderful work, KEAyersDesigns.com.
Monday, May 9, 2011
AFIC (Artistic Figures In Cloth) which was held here in Columbus, OH the last weekend in April.
Cyndy Sieving does a fantastic job of organizing this event. The next one will be in the spring of 2013.
I took 3 days of classes with Natalie Hamade and
had so much fun and learned a lot. If you ever get a chance to take one of her classes, don't hesitate.
I have been designing and making my own dolls
for a few years. I want to take some time and
make some dolls from other designers. My first
project is going to be Natalie's "Ostrich Showgirl".
She is a hoot and will be fun to make and enjoy.
In class we learned how to make these wonderful eyelashes. We started out with a white body and
painted it. We dyed Tibetian skins for the hair,
and made embellishments from Tyvec. I made the beads and the flower in her hair from Tyvec. We
used a soddering iron on the clothing. And then there was the face drawing. I am really happy with how my face turned out. Natalie was a wonderful teacher.