Thursday, March 26, 2009

Harbor of the Arts!

This weekend, my mom and I will be in Benton Harbor, Michigan for the Harbor of the Arts indoor art fair on saturday ( Mar 28 ). This is the first annual event, so it should be pretty fun! If you are in the area... stop by! I'd love to meet you!
I'll post a blog next week and let you know how everything went!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ado Traveling Doll Project

What an exciting project this is!

This project is a collaboration of artists, all working individually on a group doll. A team of 6 people will end up with 6 dolls. Two team are participating for a total of 12 dolls being completed.Each doll will take a journey...starting and ending in the same place with a whole new look and story. A journal will travel with each doll that will tell the story from the start, middle, and the end of the dolls adventure.

you can check our progress as a group at:
Art Dolls Only ~ Traveling Doll Project

I really didn’t know where to begin… I kind of thought this doll would be some sort of character from a fairy tale or something like that… I’ll admit it… I was a bit uninspired. I really just started with a 16” jointed body pattern that I was playing around with for some new patchwork dolls, and as I was putting it together… it really just started forming its own character. I sewed the pieces together, and the head came out looking sideways…. Almost like it was looking out of a car window, wistfully as it was leaving home for the first time! What a happy accident, instead of ripping out the stitches, I went with it. When I was finished, it struck me, it really looked like my little boy Cael (Rowan agreed whole-heartedly)! And, then I thought… well, this is a traveling doll… Little man… time for an adventure!

Next stop: Crow Haven Farm!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Double Love!

Super cute Etsymom treasury!
I know, I know.... I have been a bad blogger lately! I promise, I will update all of you guys soon! I have been a busy, busy girl!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ring a ding ding! Its almost Spring!

Whew! It may still be freezing cold out there, but I can start to smell a bit of spring in the air! I am so freakin' ready for a LOT of sunshine in my life!

I have been busy with many projects lately, I am drafting new patterns for soft dolls with fully jointed arms and legs, and maybe a little turn of the head too while I'm at it! These babies are going to be in three different sizes, and be sure that they will be full of color and life with all sorts of patchwork frenzy!

Another project is finishing up a pile of skirts I started last spring. They are art-to-wear upcycled jeans made into skirts with all sorts of trims and vintage fabrics. Most of them have been stamped and painted by hand. I love these skirts... I have been making these for a long time now, and I have been meaning to get these in my shop from the get go.

I have a few little hand sculpted dollies that need a bit of finishing up as well.... I have a night or two of knitting up pointy hats out of sock yarn while watching Doctor Who with my little family.

And, last, but most definitely not least..... I will be putting the finishing touches on the pdf pattern for the Gnome Hat. Yes folks... I am gonna do it! I have had so much interest in this little hat, I figured it was about time. I can only knit them up so fast y'know! I love this hat, and it really was something that just clicked for me! So now... I will spread the love!

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