Monday, February 22, 2010


Had a request for my mermaid on a moon, Cecelia, (scroll to bottom, click 'older posts', repeat for page three), made in an black version. So here is Rochelle.
She is made from a woven fabric, micro-fiber suiting, with a little bit of stretch, but it just does not make up as well as the knit dollskin! I must order some of that in dark tones, if I can find it. I tried several different hair materials on her, finally just used black eyelash yarn, which seemed a little too harsh, so I added some 'highlights' of rainbow eyelash yarn, and that gave her a more balanced, lighter look. I'm going to pronounce her finished.
Rochelle is made from the Arley Berryhill pattern, Minerva, and the moon-swing is my own addition.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Tic, Tac, Toe

Finished this little frogscape today. It is from the Dollscapes Design, Sheila and Harold Take Tea, but since they'd already had their tea, they wanted to play a little tic-tac-toe. The gamepieces are ladybugs and green beetles, made of pompoms and beads.
The frogs are about 6-1/2 inches tall, seated. The mushroom table is made over a cd.

This is my redition of a more traditional Raggedy Ann pattern by Mamaw's Creations, titled Sweet Annie. She has pink painted shoes, pink drawers, embroidered features, and dark wooly yarn hair. I didn't have any 'raggedy ann' red yarn on hand.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentines Day Swap Doll

This is the doll I received from my ClothDollArtistry Valentine PinDoll Swap partner, Rose Vollmer, of Gilbert, Arizona.
She's very special, made by a very talented doll artist, especially for me, and will be treasured. Many thanks to Rose for this lovely gift.
I have taken these past two weeks 'off' to catch up on everyday things like housework, and other mundane necessities, to refresh my stock at the Truly Bluegrass Gift shop, and to relax a bit.
I made a cute little prim doll yesterday.
Will post pictures of her, soon.
Check out Rose's dolls: I put a link to her website, theDollieMama, at right with the other links.
Happy Valentines Day to everyone.