Sunday, December 19, 2010

In Progress: The Sisters

I finally got around to working on the Siamese twin torso I started and left so long ago. Now they have heads, and are in the pinning stage for their dress. I kind of jumped ahead (they still need legs) but I've been trying to practice/learn embroidery so I jumped on the skirt first. The skill level isn't quite where I want it to be yet but I'll just have to keep at it.

Possible pose for them, though I originally had something else specific in mind.

They have a splitting headache right now

Attempted sinking ship, still debating on whether I want to fill in the ship more

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Rococo Bird

Sold before I got a chance to blog- but that's fine by me ;p

Silk puffy wig, mix-matched feet and slippers.


holding a lace mask

mixmatched legs


Original Etsy Listing: Rococo Bird

This post is brought to you by the letter "A"

Adorable, agreeable, amiable, "A"

Alphabet Bird "A"
Alphabet Bird "A"

Alphabet Bird "A"

Alphabet Bird "A"

"A"vailable on Etsy: Alphabet Bird "A"

Monday, December 13, 2010

Kewl! I waz featured on da innernetz: Etsy's "The Storque: Keep It Weird" & Xenotee's "Deer Diary" Treasury

No but seriously, awesome! and thanks!

Title Image for "Keep It Weird: In Stitches" as visible in "Spotlight" (piece shown here is by mtraub)
My "Bad Ass Little Bird", I would have shown all the pieces in the article but formatting was weird for screen capture.
Jackie Doe featured in Xenotee's "Deer Diary" Treasury
 Pics of my rainy Sunday project later.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Doll Update: "Plague" completed

but she turned into something else entirely, so shocked only to actually be...guilty?

I'm saving the mask for another doll, perhaps she's taken aback by that.


No reason for her to complain though, she's on her way to Australia right now where the wonderful Victoria Buckley Jewellery will host her for sale.




ok, minimal words- I've had a full day, now I'm so sleepy! zzZ

Friday, December 10, 2010

Jackie Doe

Another felt project with a "punny" name, this one a slice of Americana:

Jackie Doe

Is it unlady-like to not wear pants? (or a skirt)

Jackie Doe

Perhaps she thought she was so lady-like she could get away with it.

Jackie Doe

Jackie Doe

Etsy: "Jackie Doe"

Thursday, December 9, 2010


I made these "catryoshka" as a mini project.


Felt projects are super fun to squeeze in between fanciful silk dolls because they finish so quickly (comparatively).


Next on the blogging block, my just finished "Jackie Doe" and the finished product of "Plague doll" turned "shocked doll"...

Monday, December 6, 2010

Pink Bird- with a tail like a peony


Here's one of my latest- she already has a home! I made the bow front first and wanted to mimic the same with the tail but as it was forming, I let it get tighter, more circular and it turned out like a peony. This got me thinking, I'd like to make a small garden of birds as well as a formal bow-tail bird. So much to do!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Cards

take too freaking long to make but I'd rather have trees with backgrounds (original version is plain), see:

I still haven't figured out what I want to do with the fronts...
It's kind of helpful that I'm giving out very few cards.


Annndd that Will has decided to have Byron (my cat) star in his holiday cards, so I'll send a few of those out as well.
Here is the hat he'll be wearing (I added elastic and ribbon to an existing ornament). You'll have to wait to see how he looks but "unbearably cute" comes to mind.


Also, the cardinals I ordered for my present-theme arrived today  :)
You'd be surprised how much I was searching for the right ones- I think these are perfect.


Friday, December 3, 2010

This Post Is Brought To You By The Letter "E"


I hope to eventually make an entire alphabet with each bird being an individiual with their own personality. 


As you can see, this one is a little self-important.



Get this on Etsy: Eloquent "E"

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Is Fast Approaching

And I'm trying to be prepared (but it's not really working).


I have a wrapping theme worked out in my head but a prototype is in order. I usually o.d. on ribbons but I'm going somewhat "rustic" this year.


I'm also trying to make some (if not all of my cards) because last year's christmas card search was annoyingly fruitless, everything being too religious for the participants, ugly or expensive. I liked an example on Martha Stewart's site so I started on my own variation.


Of course part of the reason I feel late is because I just barely caught Thanksgiving- these being some cookies I made for the occasion.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Jewelry: Details Before the Official Unveiling

I picked up this chick in Long Island, my only purchase but she was cheap ($5)
Today I took some detail shots of the jewelry I've completed thus far, I'm not officially unveiling it yet but I think you can get a good idea of the collection from these images. Not shown in whole are shoulder chains and body harnesses, those will come with the "official unveiling".

Extra Long feather necklace in gunmetal with wrapped chain stem

Detail of body harness, pyrite gems

Detail of shoulder chain/harness, real crystal gems from antique hurricane lamps

Two feather charms, one from the necklace above, the other a harness. I'm also making shoulder duster earrings from this design.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Weekend Trip to Long Island

I've been neglecting blogging for too long- sorry!

Between work, jewelry making and two weekend trips to Long Island, I haven't had much time at the computer which is probably more healthy for me but we won't go into that.
Instead, I'll add to the already over-saturated world of internet-nature photography and show you some pictures from the weekend.

Will Taking Pictures
I have a small side project of Will taking pictures
Fire pit
This "fireplace" was at the site of a demolished hospital
A trip out to Sunken Meadow State Park
Gorgeous golden trees

Branches that look like they are trying to retrieve their fallen leaves

Spotted more lawn "pimpery", this time a skunk-dog thing
Will in profile
Will in profile