Saturday, February 25, 2017

Cloth Doll Artistry Mini Challenge Picture Frame Doll


Well here we are with our second mini  challenge from Cloth Doll Artistry !
 This was fun ! Can't wait to see all the talented artist's creations !
I am loving the mini challenges at Cloth Doll Artistry
Just the right amount of time, Best of all NO pressure which really  stimulates your out of the box creativity!
Cloth Doll Artistry Blog Hop!!
 Be sure to hop on over to Cloth Doll Artistry's Blog and see every ones creation of 
Picture Frame Doll Challenge 
Hop begins FEB 28th 2017
 I will be posting my Picture Frame Doll on Feb 28,2917!!
See you then!! (((Hugs,)))Sherrie

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

What is on my Table for today

Every feel like some times you actually get on a roll when your creating ?  Well I do, Today is one of those day.As I started painting faces on 3 different dolls, Hubby kept coming in the  my sewing room and said "Babe why don't we put the 6 foot table back up in here" "You look so crunched up in  a small table. Well I am now  taking a break, Not waiting for my doll faces to dry. Nope just waiting the get up n go to do the.  re-arranging once again of the sewing .
My sewing room actually is our 3rd bed room, which we have turned in to "Sewing Room"
I think it is 8 X 11, 6 foot table is totally awesome , I even have a area on the table where I can iron, I can do any thing all in one room.
And I am so more organized ! But it is a narrow path to go behind it where the sewing machine is and my chair where I sit up to my table. But know what I just don't care .
It really works for me and that is what is important!
Any ways here are the dolls I am working on. One doll is a Rag Doll. I really want to do her her face is charcoal.She just speaks to me to do that. The other 3 are going to be Whimsical Raggedy's .I am ready for Fun, Spring bright colors !
Tomorrow I will be able to get a lot more done on them and finish the two little ones. But for now yep grabbing hubby and getting  the big table put back up ,Have a Great Day!!, Sherrie
 Faces on the two little ones today 2/17/2017
Face done on Large Raggedy  2/17/2017 
Finished little one of two:
She is 10 Inches, I hand sewed her hair on.
Sewn Strand by strand, She has cutest pantaloons on also.
Hand painted face and hand painted stripped legs.
  Showing her full head of hair.
Close  up of her pretty face,With a bow in her hair.
 Now on to her sister !!
2nd Sister is finished Feb 21,2017
She is 10 Inches, I hand sewed her hair on.
Sewn Strand by strand, She has cutest pantaloons on also.
Hand painted face and hand painted stripped legs
I need to take some professional pictures of them, So I can add them to my Etsy Shop.
Feb 24,2017 
Now working on 22 inch Big Girl ! Showing front and back of her head. 
Hand sewed her hair on.Sewn Strand by strand,
She really has a nice head of hair! Must be the Hair Dresser in me LOL! 
I also Hand painted  her face. Now on to getting her dressed !!




Friday, January 27, 2017

Shadow Box Just Magical

Have you ever created  some thing  you are actually really proud of ?
For me I can't say every thing I create I feel that way about, I am  my own worst critic.
 But the two things I am sharing with you today are special to me, and they make me smile, and They are special and magical in their own way. I have shared my Valentines Day Pin Keep.
Now I would like to share a small Shadow box I created, When I look at it .
It's crazy but it makes me just feel so whimsical, Simplicity, and just fun. 
 I really hit the jack pot at the dollar store, I found these awesome Shadow Boxes for $1.00,
 So I bought 12 of them.Click to enlarge pictures:
 I added from Christmas cards, The Tree, Snowman ,Snow Woman, 
Hand colored with Acrylics, The Penguin, Snowman ,Snow Woman their Hats, Scarfs, Touches of color here and there. 
I added snow and German  Crystals, Painted the frame Ivory and top coated it in Aqua and then distressed it,
 The frame size is 5 1/2 X 5 1/2
Living in Florida, Yeppers I keep this out in sight all year long !

I Love U Pin Keep

Wow can you believe Valentines Day is just around the corner !
I would like to share with you a Valentines Day Pin Keep I created.

 It is a SympleTymes original ! I drew the hand sign language symbol which means 
"I Love You"
 I am proud of this little pin keep, Let me tell you turning those tiny little fingers inside out was a huge victory for me. NO blow outs!!
 back Side of pin I hand sewed a pin clasp nice and secure
 The size of this Pin Keep is 2 1/2 wide, and 3 inches long to the tip of the Lady Bug
Showing size compared to a quarter...
I added the Lady Bug because Lady Bugs mean Love also Good Luck, You need both when falling in Love!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Cloth Doll Artistry Studio House Challenge

 This is how I used the house template from the  CDA House challenge,
The house template was just a very simple 5 inch house, We were to create with it what ever we wanted.

I chose to make a Spring Time Mat with my House.
It is like a Mug Rug but I wanted it larger, I keep by my sewing machine or sewing area and even  while doing hand sewing while sitting with my Husband watching TV and  doing hand sewing, 

It keeps all my extra needles handy where I can use  them, Also can use it with my straight pins, Makes me smile when looking at it. I kept it simple, It is Quilted, Appliqued, Warm and Natural is the batting. I also stitched around each piece,But it doesn't show in picture,It must be because I used matching thread for each piece. When I am ready to use it, I just roll it up and take it with me, It is always set up with extra needles ,some threaded needles and extra pins. Come in handy!


Funny thing about doing a challenge, First thing you think of  Oh man why did I join that ?
I must have been crazy, I have other projects that need to be finish and if your doing a on line class like me You say to your self as bang your head "WHY"

Then you think of the COMMITMENT you made by signing up!

So you start your challenge that no body twisted your arm to sign up for, But really YOU are the privileged one , Think of all the work the Group/Challenge hostess put into creating the challenge for you to enjoy!

Aw! Now you started to think creative thoughts, Looking at fabric as your creative ideas  in your head begins to come alive ,

AS you see in my previous posts I am working on two dolls that are different way different form each other ,also doing my first time Quilt class. "YET"

Then it Happens, Yep you join up for their second challenge!! "WHY "you ask? !

These challenges are stimulating, Making you get out of your box, Making you become more creative, and most of all the nice feeling of:
 "I did it",
" I started and finished on time. ",
"A sense of acomplishment, No matter how small"
"The fun of seeing what others created and sharing with each other " 
"Making new friends along the way" That is priceless !
I really do encourage you to take on small challenges that are out of your comfort zone
 Trust me you will glad you did !



 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

My Beautiful Poinsettia

 I am doing the Hppy Dance, I finished the CDA House Challenge project, But can't post yet any finished pictures, I can on Jan 15th:
So here it is Jan:12-2017 and here in Florida it is 78.
As much as we have enjoyed this Poinsettia it is the perfect day to plant it, Now let's see if we don't get a freeze :)



Our 4 legged Fur Kids are ready and so willing to help !
Umm not so much !

This is the Online Quilting Class I am taking !!!

This is the online Free Quilting class I am taking, She has lots of free patterns to chose from for this class. Class is by: By Shiny Happy World  Wendi Gratz

Wendi said:
The response to the free Let's Make a Quilt class has been AMAZING! I'm giving everyone a few more days to gather up their supplies and choose their patterns, and next week I'll be doing the first Facebook Live video.

If you're not already in the Let's Make a Quilt class and think it sounds like fun, sign up here

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New Year Creating !

Gosh here it is a brand New Year , Can you believe it 2017!
Well yesterday I spent all day cooking meals, Enough for us for two days. Now with all that under my belt I can go to my sewing room and play!!
I have 3 projects going and want to share them .

#1: Pattern by Plain Old Rag Doll e-pattern by JDConwell Folkart Dolls
https://www.etsy.com/listing/167071153/plain-old-rag-doll-e-pattern-by?ref=shop_home_active_3


 I LOVE this pattern, I am in the stuffing stage of creating her ! 


I never have been one to like journaling, I sat down with a nice cup of hot pomegranate tea.
and took time to REALLY look in to me, and , Starting writing what I REALLY wanted to create, I just kept seeing what I call "YesterYear " type dolls

 I will be making more and more of this Vintage YeasterYear Type Dolls, Made my mind up these are what I have been wanting to create for so long, I just love them, and when I found Jan's e-pattern I was like a kid at Christmas and decided right then to take the plunge!
 
I can create with much love Rag Baby's like the pattern above, I have done a lot of research about the beloved Rag Babies and the thing the do for me is the transport me back in time.
I love 1800's early 19 century.
I know I can not make Izannah Walker style dolls. Though I dearly love them, Read about their history a lot, I look at the doll artists who do create them and proudly own one who was created by Jackie Eberley Nichols ,Picture of the Izannah  Doll below was created by:Jackie Eberley Nichols  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/389279961513778222/

http://plain-n-simpleblog.blogspot.com/:

#2:  I am also in a challenge for Cloth Doll Artistry Studio
https://www.facebook.com/groups/clothdollstudio/
The house template is only 5 inches ,I decided to create a Mug Rug or Hot Pad with the design making it my own,which is the fun part. Just can't make up my mind which it will be, I am working on it today, Cause the challenge is only one week long before it is due.

Why am I doing a Challenge??? That is what I was asking my self, Having TWO dolls in the works. I am doing the challenge because it is different, Makes me be more creative, and also pushed me to get going a bit faster,Yet with out any stress. and also it is a great way to make friends and talk about what we are all creating .SO on ward and for ward to the New Year 2017 !


 #3: I am creating a large 26 inch Raggedy, SympleTymes Pattern,
Which is stuffed and ready for her face and hair and to be dressed !
Ok your turn what are you all creating for this New Year Start???
Break is over now back to my fun day "Sewing Creating"