Friday, January 30, 2009

Painted Art dolls

This week I decided I would combine my love of dollmaking and painting and here is the result ... a painted art doll! I learned a few things ... the hard way, like sew and stuff the doll before you paint it or you can't turn out the cool curly bit on the end of the hat *sigh*. Never mind ... I'm really happy with the results, and my kids have given great ideas for some other designs. I will have some of these for sale in my HelloDollies shop soon, and possibly patterns after I've taught it at the FDAA convention (that's forward thinking and confidence all rolled into one!!! LOL).

Sunday, January 25, 2009

It's Australia Day!

Tonight we will be watching the fireworks at Darling Harbour (pictured above) from a spectacular rooftop vantage point! The above photo is gorgeous, and not mine ... check out billjank on Flickr.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I've been featured!

I've been featured on the website of another wonderful Etsian ... check it out by clicking here.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Japanese cuteness from Germany

I was surfing Etsy the other day and came across this gorgeous amigurumi seahorse pattern. Three words people ... I WANT IT. One problem ... I don't crochet ...yet *hee hee*.

This pattern is by the talented Diana of mygurumi (click here to find her shop). Diana directed me to YouTube for this tutorial, and I also found this one. Fantastic!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Red Dorothy

I finished this doll today, a custom order for a fabulous client who always give me interesting projects. Isn't she beautiful? I have listings in my shop now for custom dolls. You choose the base doll and then decide what colour and style her hair will be as well as her clothes & shoes.

Click here to order a custom doll of your own.