Monday, April 30, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
China head dolls were made by various companies from 1840-1940. They were a popular toys for children.
China-head dolls are named China-head because their head, neck, and the tops of the shoulders are created from china. Also their hands and feet are created from china, Their bodies are created from fabric which then was stuffed , Also their bodies were made of kid, Some were also carved wood. The china pieces have holes for sewing the appendages onto the body.
Antique china head doll, circa 1860 1870's ,Waterfall hairstyle, This beauty is only 8 inches tall, Look at her sweet dress , Chine heads were always dress for their time period, I have found out as I continue me research they always seem to be very high fashioned in dress ..
I have decided to collect a few of these wonderful beautirs, So far I have 2,
One which is about 12 inches , She is old and needs to be dressed, The second one is only about 10 inches, She has her original dress!, They are packed away for moving, But I am going to try to find that box and un packed them!! Hugs Sherrie
Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
OH MY GOSH ya'll must come and see this gal's Japanese Craft Books (Set) She has over 54 , and they all so inspirationalHope you enjoy seeing them as much as I did Hugs Sherrie
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
How totally intriguing this pin cushion is to me.. See it through my eyes.
#1": I don't usually like browns, Don't hate them.. Just for me I don't like brown for me.. On others it is great
When I came across this pincushion it stopped me in my tracks.. Why???
"Intriguing" Totally !! who would have ever thought these colors would look so dramatic together ,
Yet balancing and complimenting each other so well.. This pincushion has a bit of Vintage to it along with a bit of
retro and yet it also has a mod feel to it. Isn't it amazing how other's art affects us as individuals, and just as
amazing is the colors and simplicity and the effect it has on us..
Take a look at "Erleperle.eu" other wonderful pincushions too
Friday, April 20, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
I am a member of ATFP...A Time For Primitives...A group of Creative Souls sharing our knowledge with one another. Join us every week for new auctions! Be sure to add "ATFP" in your Ebay search bar, then click "Add search to Favorites" and you will be notified by Ebay when new "AFTP" auctions are on ebay!
Our new and very creative group, A Time For Primitives, decided to have a challenge "We knead to create"
What we did was incorporate bread dough medium into our creations !
What a fun and wonderful challenge, Come on Over and see every ones creations! http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&satitle=ATFP
Awesome talent and awesome group of gal's , They are so helpful sharing and so sweet!!
I will see you all there
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
where each month we swap a pin doll with a partner based on the theme of that month.Our March theme was Alice in Wonderland.
My wonderful partner was Connie McBride Johnson ,
Connie's created her version of the little door complete with a key for me...
ALL completely hand made..The detail is magnificent!! I LOVE it!! and the neat thing is The door is my favorite character,and Connie had NO idea!Connie even made the key for the Door..Isn't is the neatest! Visit her studio Clothmatters http://clothmatters2.blogspot.com/
I created for Connie , a doll maker's apron for Connie to use when she is busy creation..Since the theme is Alice In Wonderland I created the apron with the focal point of the Cheshire Cat and also made a Alice In Wonderland Paper Doll
I directly printed the Cheshire Cat on to muslin through my printer, Then using wonder under I transfered the Cheshire Cat on to the apron, I then used paints of bright pink and purple , facial colors and sealed the edges with glitter clear and sealed all with a sealant, This will allow for years of wearing and washing!
The apron has two deep pockets to place all the doll makers suppies with out loosing them or having to hunt for them..Apron ties at the sides with white silk ribbon, This is the paper doll I made to go in the apron pocket ,She is Alice.
Monday, April 16, 2007
up dated: Started this morning with this gal looking half naked
and as of now have gotten this far with her, Will finish her tomorrow , I hope..
Now on to doll # 2 and choosing what fabric
ok click on pictures to have them enlarge, This is fabric A
This is fabric B
This is fabric C : Update: This fabric seems to get the most votes, Funny cause when I was placing the fabric on her for a picture, I thought "Nope I don't think this one will be any good"
This is why I so appreciate others opinions, It gives me a better view , Thank You Kerry and Kat and Connie so much for your input !!!
This is fabric D
This is fabric F
Which fabric do you think I should use?? I am at a lost! I am trying to be open minded here..
I am kinda leaning towards white on white, Can ya believe that!! Let me know ok
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Yippie Sun and Star Ornaments are finished
The sun Ornaments is 6x6.I created the sun with cloth, stuffed, gessoed, painted sun shine yellow..Antiqued. Then applied papier mache' with glue, painted again with Terra Cotta, Then did his eyes, nose, checks, Then painted again with Gleams, Antiqued again then sealed with a sealant.
The Star Ornament is 6 1/2 width and from tip to tip is 7 inches in length.I created the Star with cloth, stuffed,did NOT gessoed, But painted directly on the cloth using off white , then sanded , the cloth feels like soft fine leather , almost a velvety feel,..Antiqued. Then applied papier mache' with glue, painted again with Tapestry Wine, Then did his eyes, nose, checks, Then painted again with Gleams, Antiqued again then sealed with a sealant.
A first for me using Papier Mache'.
Saturday, April 14, 2007