Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sometimes It Needs to be Just for Me

Hi peeps! So this last week I was flat on my back with the pig sickness. Okay it's true I never went to the doctor to confirm it but I am pretty sure. I mean I have been on the Swine Flu Disaster Planning Committee at my work for the last month or two. I know ALL about it! I also have to admit the reason I didn't go to the doctor and get tested is because one of the nurses on the committee was tested and she said the test hurt like crap. Something about a long q-tip way up in her sinus cavity. No thank you sir that is not for me.

Anyhoo while I was camped on my futon for never ending days on end the only thing I really felt like doing was drawing (oh and cuddling with Maisy). Here are my doodles (do you see Maisy in there?).

I can never make this many awesome doodles without wanting to then create a 3-D plush version. I don't get these opportunities very often. It seems like most of my life I am doing something, making something, saying something, living somewhere just to please anybody but myself. It's these times, when I make something just because I want to, that I remember what this is really all about. Frankly it makes me damn pleased with myself.

Meet this dude.

The special thing about this guy is I created him completely on the futon. That means no sewing machine. That's right I HAND SEWED him and all his pieces. Do you see him up in the bottom left hand corner on my doodle page?

He is made of a mustardy (not a word I know) yellow upholstery fabric from my epic stash that is rarely tapped into. His boom box, headphones, teeth and tongue are all felt and his mouth is embroidered with floss. I drew on his eyes and eyebrows. He has wired poseable arms and the boom box is movable.

There's something about the happiness and hopeful-ness of his face that really cheers me up. And I need that lately. Things are tough these days. Most of the time I really want to hole up on a futon and sew up some of my doodles while my Mom whips me up some chicken noodle soup. But alas there are people to please. It was a delicious illness while it lasted......

Monday, October 12, 2009

A Winner and Some Witches

I can't believe how long it has been since I posted. It seems like I barely get a grip on the day and it's gone. Things are moving so fast! At least I am not alone. I thought I better get in here and draw a winner from my last post....and the winner is Carla!!! Woooohooooo congrats on winning Carla! I am going to have to start thinking about next months giveaway before it shows up and passes me by.

I was planning to get the little witches listed tonight but with getting a cold and my camera batteries dying it is going to have to wait another day. I really don't have time to be working on dolls right now but if I don't get these gals adopted I will have to save them until next year. They all came out so cute and I have been dying to show them to everyone but I keep being delayed by homework and life. I had wanted to create some kind of cool backdrop/set up to take pictures of them in but I just don't think it is going to be in the cards for me this year.

So here is a preview! I hope you like them! Look for them tomorrow on ebay! Happy Halloween! More pictures here.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

It's The First Day of the Month--A Giveaway!

I have really wanted to do a giveaway on my blog but haven't been able to pull it together. I really wanted to have some sort of reason or format. So what I have decided is that each month on the first day of the month I am going to post a giveaway. It could be anything as each month will be different. I am hoping to have patterns, completed projects and more!

How to win...please just post a comment with your name and email address if you would like to win. I will pick a random winner in a week.

This month I received the newest magazine to do an article on BeBe Babies and Friends. Dolls magazine asked me a few months ago to participate in a new column called "Studio Snapshot". They are so nice at Dolls magazine because they sent me three copies! Of course I am keeping one and for some reason my Mom thinks she must have her own copy to save so she got one. I figured the other one would be a fun giveaway!

Dolls magazine has a great range of dolls and a lot of big pretty pictures. This issue is November 2009 and includes articles about Hildegard Gunzel (one of her dolls is on the cover), the RDGdoll line, Patricia Cabrera's BJDs and more.

I hope you will enjoy this first giveaway!