Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Whats your least favorite part of doll making?

I must admit, if I could get away with it I would make every doll with his hands in his pockets or wearing mittens. I seem to have a problem keeping the scale down to size, at least four hands get made for every sculpt and even then Im not entirely happy!!! Love the faces, like the shoes, costuming is fun... but man oh man... I dont like doing hands!

Anyway, got them done today, just waiting for the shears to dry and I should have pics tomorrow for you. Then on to the boots!!


PS Its snowing as I write this. Yes the middle of April and the clouds have seen fit to dump 1/2 inch of snow in my yard. Im starting a petition for better spring weather... will you sign? :o)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Introducing Walter

Heres my newest guy. Walter the Fairy fixer. The first photo is after paint, and then one with the base of the hat I am creating him. Im actually pretty happy with how that is working out, and you cant get much cheaper for materials! Enjoy. :o)


Monday, April 13, 2009

Hey look, an actual doll post!!

Kay, back to the life I want to lead right now. Im working on the hat for my steam punk dude tonight. Pics to follow tomorrow. Hopefully a little brown paper and some modgepodge can give me the leather look Im after. I did manage to get him painted ( I love those Genisis paints!) and I am rather proud of the way he looks so far. Maybe the girls will let me snap some pics in the am. I was just so excited to be back to doing something I actually want to do, I just HAD to share!!

Viva la Boring life!!!


Friday, April 10, 2009

Latest word is good!

Saw a new neurologist, wonderful man with an actual bedside manner! He was able to put my mind at ease and actually have already completed all but one of the tests I need to have done. Weird thing is everything is comming up neg. for MS and Im actually feeling much better. (Like my hand is back to about 80% of what it should be. ) At this point I really am thinking the stress that started this all combined with the stress the docs gave me made the whole thing much worse then it needed to be. Now I am more content and confident then I have been in a long time with my WHOLE life. Hmmm, seems things happen for a reason.... Gods plan makes sense!
Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes, I honestly did and do value them all. I have one more appt. comming up on the 20th and Ill let you know then the good news. For now, I have a steampunk piece that has been sitting on the side for WAY to long.


Friday, April 3, 2009

coming to my senses

I have this "wonderful?" ability to take bad news ,( or anytime Im scared) and talk myself into believing it is nothing. Welll im finally back into reality. The chiropractor is wonderful, but I am still driving myself sick worrying what is goign on with me. Monday I see a different neurologist and will have whatever tests preformed that need to be done. I dont like the idea of being under such emotional strain till then so the doc has prescribed some nerve pills I can take to help me handle real life and be able to eat and sleep as well. Its hard to admit, but Im a control freak and things like this that are not only out of my control but unknown drive me insane. Hopefully the tests all come back on the good side of things, but either way I need to know!

Thanks for your continued prayers!


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

chiropractor is saving my sanity!!

Okay the long and short of it is this. I went to the doc and he basicly said ( in very long words) we dont know anything for sure. But you can have more tests and we'll see. I in the mean time lost 8 pounds in 8 days worrying about it. I made all the appt.s last friday and wasnt supposed to get the results until April 24. By which time even if I wasnt sick I would have made myself so with worry ( probably have ulcers and very high blood pressure by then.) SO ... monday I canceled everything and made an appt. with a chiropractor. He says there a muscle that will effect the nerves in your hand and mine is VERY tight. I knew I was stressed with family stuff, just didnt realize it was that bad. After the first treatment I could feel a difference. I am just so glad I refused the maybe direction we were going in.I guess it just goes to show sometimes you have to take your own healthcare in your own hands!


Tuesday, March 24, 2009


The official verdict is .. it is NOT a brain tumor!!! It may be MS, but I can deal with that if and when... know what I mean? You dont have to have brain surgery for MS and I feel alot less like a death sentance was put on my head. Have an app. on Friday with another doc.. just have to wait and see what happens next. For now I am going to go try to sculpt hands for my poor steam punk dude.

Oh and most importantly... THANK YOU so much for your prayers, thoughts, healing well wishes. I KNOW it helped!!


Friday, March 20, 2009

If your still in the wishing mood...

Okay, with out to much drama, doc said it may be either MS or a brain tumor. I seriously doubt the tumor, I dont have the other signs it said on the net. And Im voting against MS cause I dont want it. I have an MRI tomorow ( Im claustraphobic so that should be fun) and that should help narrow it all down.

Aint life grand??


Oh yeah, and if your still in the praying or wishing mood I would appreciate it. :o)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wish me luck

Im get to take a break from the real world and worry about myself for a while. ( sounds selfish, doesnt it?) Saturday I woke up with pins and needles in my left hand, and my face feels kinda numb, so tomorow I have an appt. with the doc to see whats going on. Wouldnt really mind, but my hand hurts when I try to sculpt and that makes me mad. Wish me luck, maybe there's a pill or a shot I can get and it will all be better.

Zoya ( who has a steampunk project thats NEVER going to get done at this rate!!)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The twins..

Here are the twins. They are the unfortunate result of the fairy folk messing in the world of man. Every once in a while a fairy will take it in her ( usually it is the females, the males cant be bothered) mind to replace one of our babes with a changeling. The human offspring is then taken as a slave to the world of the fae. This was such a sorry tale to start with, and when the queen chose Cohol ( a fairy know by all for his inability to hold his drink) the story just got worse. Of course the queen making a decision was a reason to celebrate ( living forever makes for a lot of parties to ease the boredom) and Cohol got just about as drunk as he ever had. When he got to the babes house the queen had decided on the spell seemed to be harder then he remembered, and the slurring of several key words didnt help either. Well, long story short the next morning poor Peter's mother found he had.. shall we say...a split personality..?? Anyway, she started refering to the other one as Re-Pete and all would have been okay had the father not protested. Now Pete and Re-Pete are waiting adoption at the local orphanage.


The finished hoonie...

Here he is, poor little guy. He actually LIKES cold weather, .....lol. He has his fur trim now and a box of tissues handy at all times, I should have him hang out in the bathroom next to the cold medicine. And a quick view of his hiney, I chose a shell with spikes, so if the little guy slips on the ice he wont slide too far...lol.


Friday, March 13, 2009

new work on the way

Stay tuned for the latest, an unfortunate pair of twins, created by the mistake of those pesky fairy folk. And I have started a new guy, an imp repair man in a steampunk style..... yeah finally I will get to use my steampunk accessories!

Also am trying out a new clay.... Fimo doll clay, its a little softer then I would like, definitley wont be using it in August ( my work area is a sauna in the summer) but not bad. Have no idea what it will be like for strength, but A+ for color after baking and blends quite well. I got it with a gift certificate from HobbyLobby for Christmas and because I can actually get it locally it may well replace the Cernit I was buying over the internet.

Am hoping to have my etsy store up over the weekend. Ive been rummaging around and have a few pieces to put up.

And my quote for the weekend.. ( thanks Aunt Jan)...

Whatever you give a woman she will make greater
If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby.
If you give her a house, she'll give you a home.
If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal.
If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart.
She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.
So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit.

Written by a wise woman.


Monday, March 9, 2009


That was incredibly whiney. And if you read it already I apologize.



Thursday, March 5, 2009

Face Book

Ive been very literally minded latley... and so.....

Severity Mc Pherson

With a nod to Edgar Allen Poe and Lewis Carrol, I apologize.

This is the tale of a girl quite fine
named Severity Mc Pherson, the youngest of nine.
Not named for a virtue ( her parents could think of no more)
She got a gift one day from her Great Aunt, in a box by the door.

An egg it contained, the shell dark and spotted
with a note tucked beside it her Great Aunt had jotted.

This egg is from a bird we have found
It's neck quite long, it's body plump and round.
It's feathers are colorful silky and bright,
but it awakens at sunset, it flies from the light.

Although the feathers are handsome, glossy and sleek,
its the claws that are prettiest, the claws and the beak.

The one we had captured seemed to be quite smart,
it lived in the tent I shared with your Uncle Art.

(What happened to Art we can't quite figure.)

Did I mention the bird keeps growing bigger?

When my guides started dissapearing in the darkness of night
and the bird was so big he couldnt take flight
I thought I should leave before I was left all alone.
But the bird ,I found the next morning, had choked on a bone.

A bone about the size of a finger

(my last guide is gone now too, though he'd promised to linger.)

The bird had left in her nest an egg,
I send this to you to care for I beg.

So Severity watched the egg, and in due time it hatched
she kept it in a cage with the door unlatched.
It must have made her sisters uneasy

Prudence was gone first ( but she always was sleazy.)

Grace, Hope and Charity all left the same night.
Though they all are quite small together Im sure they're allright.

Then Temperance and Peace and all of the others
as well as the neighbor and her two bratty brothers
were gone with out notice, nary a word.
Severity didnt notice, her life was the bird.

The bird was a comfort to her during the day
when the servants and butler all went away.
Her parents went missing when she taught the bird to talk
It was too big to fly now, all it could do was walk.

The weirdest part was the pharse it repeated

"Hold your self still now, no ketchup needed."

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Crative frenzy...

So after a month of dry spell, I have finished the Hoonie ( with tissue box :oP ) and have created a poor little girl and her pet. She is definitley inspired by the blogs I have been reading and Mrs. Bo's orphanes. It somehow gave me permission to create something with more heart and a bigger piece of my soul and alot less cute. I am really pleased with the way she/they came out and pics will follow shortly. ( Im waiting for DH to have an evening off so he can help me modify the candle holder into a chair.)

And the most exciting part is the etsy shop he is going to help me set up. I seem to be about the most computer illiterate person I know, so him being able to help me do this is a God send!! And the best part is I dont even really care if they sell, its going to be hard to give them up if they do.


Monday, February 2, 2009

Almost done!

The little hoonie thats been hanging around my house is almost done. Im pretty happy with the paint job in general, just needs some touch up ( it seems one pupil is bigger then the other giving him a slightly drugged look..lol) Anyway, as soon as Im done with this post Im off to start on the Steampunk dolls head.. my favorite part! I love to sculpt faces and Im so excited about the metal pieces Ive found to use with her. Happy day


Thursday, January 22, 2009

cold little hoonie...

Heres the little hoonie Ive been working on. He seems to be taking after me. Its been way too cold here ( around 0 degrees for the last week) and you can see the winter in him. Im thinking of making him holding a tissue box.. any thoughts?

cold little hoonie..

Well the hoonie is about 75% done. He seems to be reflecting my feelings right now. It has been way too close to 0 degrees outside for the last week or so, and so he is very wintery. Im thinking of putting a box of tissues in his hands.. what do you think? ( seems I cant get any pics to publish... will try again tomorow!)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Angelic Choir

So here they are, my choir of angels. (Chorus of angels?... hmmm, Im pretty sure they arent called a herd.. although since they have wings they could be a flock...lol) Anyway now that they are done I am free to begin something new. I have a wonderful tute for a maryhoonie waiting for me to start, and then there is the nagging steampunk doll that keeps appearing in my dreams. I am so excited at the possiblities! A new year, a new me, a new begining!!!


Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Finally! Im down to one more head and two sets of hands, and the ornaments that were Christmas elves will all be angels. YEAH!! I cant wait to get on to something else!! Its good to have something go right so Im happy to stay inside, the weather outside is frightening. The temps havent been so bad themselves, but there is about two inches of ice over everything. Makes it very hard to walk outside and ( of course) the wood stove is down hill from the door. Nothing like carrying an armload of wood with nails sticking out to the stove down an icey slope. Off to finish, pics to follow.. maybe even tonight!!