Sunday, December 5, 2010

Rudolphus the Red Nose Reindeer

I almost decided not to sell this piece! He is so adorable.
Rudolphus is a paper mache candy container. You have to watch
him though, he loves chocolate and is innocently sneaky.
He just can't help himself. And he is so cute that he
usually gets away with eating whatever he wants!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sneaky Holidays

While I have been busy creating sisters and cats and girls with balloons, the holiday season has quickly crept up behind me. It is peeking over my shoulder right now and I can't believe that I thought I had more time!! This seems to happen to me every year. So I do have new creations to show you but no holiday offerings completed yet. I hope the holidays are kind to you and do not catch you off your guard!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Newest Etsy Offerings

Work in Progress........

My work table is full of little creations in the birthing process, not yet sure who they will become. So many sibling personalities to develop. And the time is flying by! The end of October is upon us and the hands on my clock seem to be spinning faster each day (it does this up until Christmas and then it drags slower until spring!!). Most of my new creations will be listed in my etsy shop over the next few weeks. Please stop in to see my latest dolls!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

New on Etsy for Halloween

I decided to create some little cuties for the October season. They each hold a halloweeny balloon that is removable.

The First of Two Halloween Offerings on Ebay

This pair of sisters can be a little odd. Instead of being afraid of scary things they actually prefer them. Here is their story:

Sister’s Haunted House

Tuesday and Wednesday are somewhat creepy by nature
Their favorite pets are two bats and a one eyed alligator.
Their haunted playhouse is quirky and creaky and weird
It is filled with freaky things that keep them quite scared.
Tuesday loves her balcony where she croakingly croons
As the haunted playhouse sways being pulled by the moon.
Wednesday and Tuesday love nights most of all
Especially combined with the cool chill of fall.
These two strange sisters have oodles of fun
Keeping all of their friends and foes on the run!

Two Sisters and a Hobby Horse

Desdemona, Helena (and Charles) are an one of my latest creations. These two sisters get along great until they have to share Charles (the hobby horse) and that causes problems. Most siblings have that specific toy that they both want to play with but there just happens to be only ONE. So a conflict erupts that shakes the world (unless one sibling is a lot bigger than the other!)
This trio went to a wonderful home up in Connecticut just recently.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Little Brother

I am the oldest in my family and boy was it rough. I have two younger sisters and one younger brother. My little brother was born 2 years after me so we were the only two for awhile. We fought over everything including our parents attention. He was my mom's favorite therefore he had to bare the brunt of my jealousy. I bossed him and loved him. I terrorized him and laughed with him. I picked on him and he picked on me. We played together and fought with one another. Even though he would make me downright angry quite often, I would never let anybody else pick on him. They would have to get through me first. Into adulthood we grew steadily apart but I would never trade growing up with a little brother for anything in this world!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Rosalind and Roscoe

I used to wish that I was an only child from time to time as I was growing up. (What child with siblings didn't!) I would not have had to share my toys, or the ice cream, or the television. All of the fights and hair pulling that could have been avoided. Our furry cat and cute little dog would have been mine alone. But growing older I realized that I was really fortunate to have brothers and sisters in my life. Otherwise I would have missed out on a lot of laughter, companionship, and midnight stories. Growing up would have been pretty boring without them. Being an only child can have its advantages, but I am glad that I was not one!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Big Sister

I was 12 when my baby sister was born. I used to carry her around like a doll baby and spoil her and coddle her. Caring for my little sis was great as long as she was being good. Feeding her was cool but changing diapers was a whole other story.
That's when she became mum's baby again and big sis took a break!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Romey and Riley's Traveling House

Romey and Riley thought they were bored

So while mummy was gardening and papa snored,

They raided the pantry and cleaned out their room;

Grabbed their clock and books and dress up costumes.

Tip toeing quietly they snuck out the side door

Then ran so fast they made their feet sore.

They took papa’s motorcar and disassembled the parts

(these sisters were definitely using their smarts).

They put wheels on their playhouse and an engine inside

And their traveling house was now ready to ride!

I really enjoyed creating this quirky pair of sisters and their off kilter house. I have a little red riding hood, a mermaid, a star rider, and three other art dolls in progress right now so there is plenty to keep me very busy.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Etsy store is up and running...

After working out some minor quirks (I'm a tad of a perfectionist!), my Etsy store is finally open. Here is a sampling of a few 'one of a kind' items in the store right now, with more to follow. I hope to have my larger art dolls available in the store by August 2010.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Peculiar Twins

Abby and Gabby are peculiar twin girls.
They chewed on their hair so mum cut off their curls.

They wear identical outfits with odd matching hats.
They share one dinky wagon for their two spot eyed cats.

They have trouble deciding one thing or another,
Like which way and when, this, that or the other.

They don’t get the giggles or share silly grins.
Its just that Gabby and Abby are peculiar twins.

Alice Pretends Wonderland

Mary Alice Catherine got bored one blustery day.
So into her attic she went to find something with which to play.

She spied Papa’s pink flamingo standing dusty by the dormer,
And a silly grinning stuffed kitty, upside down, tossed in the corner.

Auntie Merriweather’s teacup was a superior find,
Its face was a little unnerving but Alice did not mind.

She gathered all of her treasures and off to play, she ran.
Alice was to have an adventure, she would call it wonderland.