Saturday, March 31, 2007

My FINISHED Apron TaDa~ ~

My Apron for the "Tie One On
Arighty..I have "FINISHED" my Apron for the "Tie One On
the / Flickr Group

Their Theme:March/April theme-rick-rack!!

I tried some thing new .(stepping out of my safe zone )A new technique for me..I found a picture of Vintage Cherries from the 1940's...Then...Cut out to size as my computer paper , and then using the same apron fabric ironed on to freezer paper and placed it in my printer and printed the design.. Then took Wonder Under and ironed this to my printed fabric..Then cut the Cherry's out..Very delicately, I then ironed them on to my apron.

Using my cherry's as my pallet, I embellished /enhanced the cherries , stem , leaf , branch, using color pencils, and pens, Then spayed the cherry pallet with a sealant for many years of sealed beauty..Taking Polymark dimensional fabric paint I went around every edge of the cherry pallet and this gave a 3-D dimensional edge with a beautiful glitter sparkle
I feel I did Achieved a bit of the 1930 retro look, This is what I was going for, I see where I could even go futher into the 1930 retro look with this apron, But I am saving these new idea's for the next apron, Gosh Golly I don't know which is more exciting
#1: Stepping out of your saftey box
#2: Finishing the project
#3: Achieving what you saw in your heart and having it come through your own fingers and going ~ ~ TaDa ~ ~:)
#4: Learning to stop..saving those whOHOOOo feelings that run down your arms and explode through your fingers creating!
#5:Feeling actually proud of "Self" having achieved, where ya just sit and stare at your creation not really caring what other think about it, infact don't even run around to family and friends and say " Hey What cha Think of this?" but just smiling, kinda giggle and look quietly with your self and say"Yeppers" I did it, I am happy, Now on to the next!!
I have to say this "IS" "THE" Most exciting :))
Hugs Sherrie


This is one of the very best Vintage type looking dolls I have ever seen, His head is magnificent!She truly achieved the yesteryear look, The crackling and antiquing is done to perfection , His ears , eyes are beautiful. The shape of his head is awesome,which is made with paper clay The Seller: patty*cake*primitives really mastered the crackling and antiquing it is done to perfection ,

He is a BOY doll to boot, You don't see many recreated boy dolls, I also love how she dressed him.His hat is adorable, and Spot his needle felted puppy is just precious.
I do not know the seller Seller: patty*cake*primitives personally, I am a admirer of her art and saved her to my favorites and when I have time and want to surf I go to my favorites and surf away looking at every ones new creations and just always amazed..Take a look at her Patrick along with her other creations on her eBay.Hope every one has a Super Great WeekEnd, Talk to you all on Monday...Hugs Sherrie
Seller: patty*cake*primitives

Thursday, March 29, 2007

A Time for Primitives

A Time for Primitives
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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Wednesday WellPPpP ~ ~Dorothy Knickers N A UpRoar

Wednesday WellPPpP~ Wonder what you were doing at 6am..This is what I was doing..oOOohh *Uglier "N" Ugly*Just goofing around ..seeing what I can do with this wonderful free pattern fromFiber Arts by Judi Wellnitz http://www.artdolls.infoThought I'd try using one of my clay masks..Art Doll maker I am not, But thought I would have fun and step outta my box and see what I can do!! Off now to pick up our house have every thing done and then back to finishing this "THING":)Will post finished picture a bit later... Sherrie

updated: 10am started water color pencils to face adding lambs wool for hair will braid... oh ya can click on any picture on any blogger blog pictures and they enlarge..
Here is Dorothy Knickers N A UpRoar , Who is named after my sister inlaw cause ,I thought her face looked like her.. I made boots for Dorothy and went wild with her hair, and yet stayed in a bit of my prim folk art area while I made her sleeves and skirt..

I created Dorothy Knickers N A UpRoar from pattern from "Fiber Arts by Judi Wellnitz "

Thought I'd try using one of my clay masks I created,

I started using water color pencils to face and adding lambs wool for hair ...NOPE: Dorothy changed her mind..Just wouldn't have any of the usual.

I had her all dressed and Dorothy Knickers N A UpRoar said she did not like the way I had dressed her..SOOOOOoo

Here is Dorothy Knickers N A UpRoar , Who is named after my sister inlaw cause ,I thought her face looked like her.. I made boots for Dorothy and went wild with her hair, and yet stayed in a bit of my prim folk art area while I made her sleeves and skirt..

I boxed her bunns so Dorothy sits very well,Her face is clay, I used water color pencils and sealed it very good,
Her hair is fur yarn and all hand stitched on,

Her Dress is created from Batik fabric,

Her legs and arms are made from Linen,

Her body is from high quality muslin,

Her knickers from polish cotton,

Fingers are needle sculptured..

Dorothy Knickers N A UpRoar is 12 inches tall.

Made her some knickers..Can't have Dorothy Knickers N A UpRoar running around in the beautiful spring weather with no knickers on
Dorothy Knickers N A UpRoar is just peeved she isn't getting the perfect mug shot!! My camera is messing up for some reason..Now must go and simmer Ole' Dorothy Knickers N A UpRoar down,

Showing off her legs and boots to you. Sorry the pictures are so bad..

seeing what I can do with this wonderful free pattern fromFiber Arts by Judi Wellnitz
I want to create another one using Judi Wellnitz pattern .Right after Easter Holiday . I want to do her in my whimsy folk art style...She is such fun to make , It just amazes me..
Funny thing about this little pattern is , to me it is a personal challenge of seeing how many diffrent ways I can make her, I have been pushing my self to step out and try new techniques and step out and shock myself... So this is a "Personal Challenge Doll Pattern" to ME:)
I Thank Judi for creating such a fun and free pattern for all of us to just chill and do some thing new and inspiring!! be sure to look at my Hugs to all Sherrie

Monday, March 26, 2007

Sunday and Monday

Sunday was just a gorgeous spring day here in Florida.. My Hubby and I took our dogs (Angel the cocker and Rosco the MinPin) to the beach..It is called HoneyMoon Island..It is a bout 4 miles from our house..

We flew a Mickey Mouse Kite it was just so beautiful flying over the water and the Dolphins came in so close you could see their eyes sparkle..
We also did some shell searching..

Today "MonDay" I worked on another Pin Cushion I actually made two in the begining..Now finishing up this second one ...I bought glass seed beads for her eyes and I have decided to make her wings..She is a Partridge.but still I want wings for her..... I also bought 5 or six laces to age..But I came across this unusual braid / Fringe ..Think I will use this..To tired tonight but she will be diffently finished tomorrow ada!!!

While I was going through looking for embellishings in my stash I came across these clay faces I made these about two years ago..a couple are from push molds //but a couple I did by hand just goofing around. I am such a pack rat I really wish I wasn't Thses faces are really way out there to say the least and I haven't gotten the vaguest what in the world to do with them, Yet I hate to throw them away..Guess I should just pitch and not look back!!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Cherries On My Apron

Whew as you see I have now put gorgeous Cherries on my apron...I tried some thing new .A new technique for me..I found a picture of Vintage Cherries from the 1940's...
Cut out to size as my computer paper , and then using the same apron fabric ironed on to freezer paper and placed it in my printer and printed the design.. Then took Wonder Under and ironed this to my printed fabric..

Then cut the Cherry's out..Very delicately, I then ironed them on to my apron.
I really love the look..It has given the apron a Vintage / Retro look..I am now going to embellish the cherries by painting them and the leaves also..

I am going to remove the ric rac I have sewn on the pocket area , replace it with red ric rac.. and may be put a small cluster of leaves on the pockets..

Probably be Monday now before I can work on the apron or any thing..Having a 3 yr old come stay the week end with us..And loads of on the go fun to share with him, Hugs Sherrie

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

My Apron for the "Tie One On

Arighty..I have started my Apron for the "Tie One On the / Flickr Group

MY APRON IT IS NOT FINSHED..I did not have enough rick rack..Have you all ever done this ...been in the store and ... I had the Rick-rack package in my hand and thought hmm I don't think I need this ... I am SURE I have a brand new package of this same Rick-rack at home..Only to find out when you get home .... no you do not have a new package of it..Just a little bit..*GrRrr* Sheeze I could under stand if the item cost a zillion dollars but a couple dollars oh give me a break...:)
I am going to appliqué Retro Cherrys

To the front and also add a retro ruffle to the hem, I want my apron to look like 1930 - 1940 Retro ..What fun this is a new adventure and exciting
I will post a picture of the finished Apron hopefully yet today
Hugs Sherrie

My Softies From Tanja in Germany

My Softies From Tanja; Who lives in Germany (aka: Fluxx from "Flickr Group Softies")The Bunny ; He is 3 inches from the tip of his ear to his bottom. I named him " Mr. Bibbles" The Cat which is made from angora is 2 1/2 inches from the tip of his ear to his bottom. I named her "Mitta"The Turtle , He is 2 1/2 inches from head to his tail. I named him "Chicka"The Dolphin is 2 1/2 inches from tip of his nose to the end of his tail, I named him "Gumdrops"She has lots of detail, They are so sweet and bring a smile when you look at them!! I just love them.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

WPA Doll

Hello!!Have to share ..I have had not alone time in I don't know when..AND for it to happen on a week end is a Miracle!! My sweet hubby is out with his friends riding their motorcycle and I have been out to a couple yard sales..What a awesome Saturday this is!!! Now I am doing a bit of a stroll looking at what else *Vintage Dolls* On eBay..

A while back their was a bit of a discussion on WPA Doll , going on in my online doll group VCD, I never did see what one looked like..
Here she is Extraordinary !! I think she is just sooo prim, vintage, even a bit on the whimsy side with her expression. Isn't the fabric of her dress beautiful, Just so vintage!!I LOVE her!! just had to share her with you, Yeppers I do have my thinking Cap on and the creative juices are itching *Huge Smile* I would love to create one just like her for my self:)

She is 18" tall made out of cloth. She has a pressed felt face with embroidered features. Her eyes are half shut like a sleek sassy lady with long embroidered eyelashes and eyebrows. her nose and lips are red floss. Her head is stationary and does not move. She has bright orange yard hair with a few loose loops. Her body is a tan cotton sateen cloth. It is firmly stuffed with no sagging. The joints at her shoulders and hips are a covered button type. She has separate stitched fingers and well molded legs and feet. She wears a wonderful rayon type hand stitched floral print jumper type dress with hand rolled and padded hem. It has snaps at the back. There is a net blouse, crisp organdy slip and bloomers with matching lace trims. There is a light green silk ribbon trim on the bloomers that matches the ribbon on the lined metallic fabric hat

The sellers Buy Now price is only $475.00
~~Oh Hum~~ think I will go hold up a bank and just borrow $475.00 :)) :))

Friday, March 16, 2007

love the story about Grandma's aprons.

It's funny I should have come across this Apron story below, March 15, 2007
My Sweet Sweet Grandma would have been 105 !!! She was born March 15 , 1902 Grandama was the sweetest person you ever met, She loved and was dearly loved!

This is my Grandma's a little girl I remember..... her baking biscuits of course totally from scratch, and using real butter and fresh honey for us kids to snack on.. I remember Grandma wearing this apron with me sitting on her lap as she lovingly stroking my head..Telling me I was her sweet Sherrie, and How much she loved me...Yeppers on and on looking at this apron I remember!!! How about You Have you got a Apron !


I don't think our kids know what an apron is.

The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, but along with that,

it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.

And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that "old-time apron" that served so many purposes.

Send this to those who would know, and love the story about Grandma's aprons.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Abanico de tijeras

Abanico de tijeras
Originally uploaded by
OH MY GOSH you MUST go see this gal's art, It is amazing and breath taking gorgeous..Hugs Sherrie

Sunday, March 11, 2007


Sunday was just one of those very rare days of absolute laid back and every one happy and doing their own thing , SO I decided to take a break of organizing the sewing room, I have been doing the nasty sorting of patterns and trying to get them in their folders, I heard me say "saying STOP enough work already , Let's play"... and play I did, I started a face collage,

Not quite finished but well on it's way, I used faces from patterns I have , and dolls of other artist who I LOVE...What a cheerful inspiring way to look up from my desk and see all these sweet faces smiling back to me..I have hung this collage over the bed so when guest stay here their sure to wake up to a smile !! THEN:
I actually cut out and sewed a small doll, and a stocking, and two doll bodies ! Even got them stuffed....I want to make a vignette with every one, THEN: Mrs. Mouse got her Sunday Best dress, lots of embellishing yet to do, But I am making progress, A very nice and relaxing and very blessed Sunday..Hope you all had one as nice too!! Hugs Sherrie

Thursday, March 08, 2007

3D Eyes For Cloth Dolls MUST TO SEE

One of my favorite reads is Art Doll Blog of Rivkah Rosenfeld

Rivkah always has such wonderful articles on her blog, She shares with a open heart, Rivkah is blessed with talent and love for creating just awesome art work.

Pop on over and see her " 3D Eyes For Cloth Dolls"

Enjoy and leave a comment it only takes a second alrighty:)

You are in for a wonderful time at her Blog

Hugs Sherrie

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Angel For the New Year Challenge Photos

WOW this is a must to see.. Congratulation to every one!! Each doll is a winner for sure, They all are just GORGEOUS!! Sherrie

Angel For the New Year Challenge Photos
Here are the entries for the Angel challenge.
Categories were:
1) Most Splendid Angel: Workmanship, color coordination, fabric choice, overall design.
(Selected by popular vote)
2) Most Inventive Theme: Imagination and how well the angel represents its chosen theme.
(Selected by popular vote)

The 2007 St. Patrick's Countdown Calendar

Free Goodies from :LisaVollrath
The 2007 St. Patrick's Countdown CalendarAs a gift to those who have supported my mixed-media web sites,

Just Print Something

Go Make Something

I've created a countdown to St. Patrick's Day that reveals a new paper crafting surprise each day. Each day from March 6th through the 17th, one shamrock will be replaced with a link to that day's free surprise for my fellow altered art, collage, paper crafting and scrapbooking enthusiasts.

Check back daily beginning March 6th to see what has been revealed that day. (If you click on a shamrock before its freebie has been posted, you'll get a scolding from your mother.)

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Organizing One LAST Time

Organizing One LAST Time I need all the help I can get..I ent out a multi-post to my friends and doll groups, These precious ladies took time from their busy lives to email me not only in the groups, But also personal emails, This is how sharing and caring the art world is, No matter what the question is, Every one lends their own personal idea's.... Trust me when I say I SO appreciate all the help I have received

My question was: how you store your fabrics ??

I am re-doing well really organizing my computer/3rd bedroom/sewing room which is small..I want to keep this room (of all rooms sheeze) as organized and kept up in clean order as I can..

The last couple months I have packed up and really down sized to the point all the rooms are now easy to keep super duper clean at all times:) our home is being placed on the market for sale

I want to be able to use my sewing room but yet keep it in order And to be able to show our home at any given moment..):don't ya just hate strange people stomping through your home*ugh*:(

Organizing my fabric has been my biggest and on going problem, I keep tearing my room up because I need two Things:

#One:My Books where I can see them and just reach for them, My books are so precious to me, and having a desk with shelves I can just look up and see my books and know what book I have or don't have so I don't buy duplicates

#Two: My Fabric and seeing my fabric..
This has been a huge problem for me, Why is this a problem

I look at my fabric, Using it as a canvas, Dolls and my creations, come alive for me this way..I enjoy being able to see the fabric and going on from there..

So today is the day even though I am getting a late start it is 1pm.. I will finish organizing my sewing room and have it FINISHED today period. Using many of the ideas that was soooo wonderfully sent to me, I will post FINISHED pictures yet today when I am tada~~~ Finished..

Monday, March 05, 2007

Stay away from Gorilla Glue

Thought I'd share this post with you all, I have never used Gorilla Glue my self
But on the online group Vintage Cloth Doll Making , One of the gals posted a messgae alerting every one that this Gorilla Glue is dangerous if not used properly
My input is this Why take a chance!!
Below is the message..Hugs Sherrie
There has been a thread on another list on the dangers of Gorilla Glue.
Members of this list have mentioned it here,
so I thought I'd pass along a few quotes from this thread:
Please stay away from Gorilla Glue, They even tell you on the label that this toxic substance will kill you or destroy your kidneys and liver, if mishandled.
Gorilla Glue is indeed very dangerous if swallowed.
With the moisture in the body, it expands up to four times, and gets very hard. Like having a lump of plastic suddenly appear in whatever area of your body it happens to be activated by moisture...
So, if you have children or pets who have access to your work area, I would recommend you don't use it at all.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Hey Ya'll I wanted to share with you a long time Friend of the Doll World. Karen Samuelson of
She has a wonderful web site for the Art World for many many years..Always promoting and keeping you up to date on what's happning and where..
also a huge page of free pattern links, and on and on lots of good stuff..Stop by check her out and now I just found out our Karen has opened up a blog for us also to enjoy..Stop by see her fabulous iridescent clouds and leave a good ole Blog commnent too


Born: MARCH 1, 2007
Weighing In @: The Humble Arts We are a group of artisans banded together to offer you fine handmade items with a vintage, classic look and feel. We will be offering various items for your perusal and purchase, including, but not limited to handcrafted dolls, signs, needlework, and some hand me downs. Our goal is to create original one of a kind quality items, heirlooms to be passed down from one generation to the next, dolls, rugs, etc. Nothing haphazardly thrown together but something with a lot of thought, care and of course, personality!
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and please pass the word on about this brand new journey PRETTY PLEASE!!
Love Ya's , Sherrie