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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Griddles the 14 inch Loving Polar Bear, a stuffed plush animal bear




The pattern for the bear is my own design, I sat down and just began drawing out an idea for a small polar bear.

The fabric I found in a scrap bin in Joann's fabric store; if you are a fabric lover then you know just how fun the scrap bin can be as scraps of fabrics can be anything you want them to be and in this case I saw a polar bear.

He is filled with fiber fill and has black buttons and nose sewn by hand into the bear using a quilting thread, the reason I like the thread is it is strong and will hold up better than just a simple cotton thread.

I added some powder blush to his cheeks and a of glitter glue to his arm that states "love" the glitter glue is a dark pink in color, a rose colored glitter glue and the bow around his neck is a dark rose colored bow. You can find him here for purchasing http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=2514292

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Daily




A very Happy Thanksgiving, I wanted to take a bit to share this message with you all!
I am so very Thankful, I am working to do as this video speaks of; living with Thanksgiving in my heart all year around and during my mortal life here.
I hope that you all will have a blessed Thanksgiving and may each of your homes be filled with love and family!

Monday, November 15, 2010

My Ginger Bread 15 inch cloth doll and Christmas Ornament






I have just finished up this sweet 15 inch ginger bread doll with a Christmas Ornament. The doll is made from a tan felt and filled with fiber fill and I did a rick rack stitch around the arms and legs of the doll. I have also used acrylic paints for a bit of the mouth and lashes on the doll with also adding black buttons for eyes.




The out fit is Christmas cotton fabrics and she is also wearing bloomers and I have done a bit of soft sculpting by adding a belly button to her that is not seen in the photo, but there is a bit of soft sculpting for the mouth and cheeks for the doll.


The last things to this doll is the gold ribbon that I added to her head and dress. I also made a cute Christmas ornament to go with her that I made with pre-wooden figures, a bear and bulb. I decoupaged the bulb and paint snow and trees on it; the bear is painted with acrylics and stained to look old. I also added gold ribbon to the little bear so the set is complete and matching.
I will be adding her to the art fire store here http://www.artfire.com/users/49stocker
I plan on making a few more of these sweet dolls and adding them shortly the price will be 20.00 dollars.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Talking about The Sock to Me Red headed 15 rag cloth doll



Happy Veteran's Day, and thank you to all those now serving and have served, such as my wonderful husband, his sister, their father, my grandfather and many of my uncles love you all.
Now about the doll; I made her with the idea of looking aged but when I found this orange red yard I decided not to stain that part of the doll I wanted her to sock it to ya with that hair. I made the body from muslin and stained it with my stain and baked the body in the oven at 200 degrees. I did the same with the cotton clothing. I just had to mis-match the eyes and use black cotton floss for the nose and I hand embroidered the nose. There is also some nice stitch designs on the shirt and the skirt of the dress, I think she is one of my most favorite dolls that I created.
I am having some issues with the pages so I had to take them down from now on I think I will just direct you to a link where you can purchase my items. So the this sweet doll can be found here http:www.esty.com/listing/58096298/15-inch-rag-cloth-doll-sock-it-to-me-little


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Rock Painting, rock art and finally a Rock Cottage





One of my favorite things to do in crating is making these cute rock art or painted art rocks into cute little cottages. I love using acrylic paints for this and a good sealer. I don't draw use use any patterns for the rocks I just sit and think and start painting what I want the little cottage to look like, each one comes out so different, anyway that's what I think, I will add things to the windows, such as a cat, dog, ghost, person, birds, spider webs and spiders those are my favorite.
In this one I have added a spider floating down from the web and there is a doted crow sitting in a nest, I wonder what will hatch out?
I love the acrylic paint because it goes on very smoothly and is easy to work with, the sealer is a brush on and I like or prefer the brush on better that a spray, I get a more even seal using a brush on. I also wash the rocks and use just a bit of sand paper on the rocks to prepare them for painting and then I begin to paint free hand.
The little cottages can be used for decor or to hold a door open or as an old fashioned paper weight.
I have a little trade mark or identifying way to show its one of my creations and that it comes from Oregon and that is the address above the door!
I will be adding this one here and at my art fire store in the next few days, I love creating these rock painted cottages they are just lots of fun.

Monday, November 1, 2010

16 inch Crazy but Simple Cat stuffed plush animal



A While back about a year ago I had some really neat fleece that I purchased at Joann's; the fleece was brown with a design in the fabric which looks like some type of cotton thread or felt. I had been thinking about what to make out of this fleece? Then the idea came to me...
I decided to design a wild looking cat, so the pattern is my own design I wanted the pattern to be as wild as the fleece I had bought so I exaggerated the body of the cat and the ears. The cat is fill with fiber fill and has blues button eyes which I sewed in by hand and a blue nose that I hand sewed in with cotton floss and finally there is a dark blue organza ribbon tied around his neck, I also added a few whiskers using off white quilting thread. This crazy cat is meant for us older ones who have a heart like a kid and for children 7-12
You can find him here to purchase http://www.etsy.com/listing/60302489/a-simple-but-crazy-cat-16-inch-long