Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Busy & HOT!

Wow has it been a HOT summer!  That's worked a bit in my favor, however, as I can sit inside in the air conditioning and not feel guilty about doing outside work until evening when it's cooler.  As far as the "inside" work, I just pretend that it's done! 

Here is what I've been working on lately!

Carter-a 4 inch baby monkey


Daisy - a 6 inch baby bear


Monkey Limbs!!!  I LOVE them!  Monkey feet/hands are my favorite to make!

Baby Orangutan head after painting.   Yes, I know she's a little scary right now!

 I LOVE how this baby orangutan turned out.  Yes, she isn't the prettiest thing, but what newborn is?!? 
She just makes me want to pick her up and cuddle her!!

Olivia ~ an 8 inch newborn orangutan

Olivia ~ isn't she cuddly!
Hold me!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Littie Monkey


She is my newest monkey sculpt. 

 My husband says they are "scary" and remind him of voodoo.  He asked me if (while everyone is gone during the day) I sprinkle chicken blood over them and poke pins in them.  I told him he better be nice to me.   Just in case. 

I love their mouths and sticking up hair!  The mouths came about by pure accident.  I was frustrated with the way the mouth was coming out on a previous sculpt and pushed it waaaaay in (on purpose).  I decided I kinda liked it.  It was either that or poke him with pins.  The monkey not the husband.


Joey - sold

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Littie Elf & Littie Monster-WIP

I received my first order from Secrist Doll Supply last Friday!
Insert Happy Dance!

I decided to begin work on an Elf and Monster, as those were the ideas that had been swimming around in my head for weeks! I began work on the Elf head but was NOT happy with the result. I'd read somewhere that it is good to let your work sit a while then go back to it. I'm so glad I resisted the temptation to go ahead and bake! I did not like her mouth...she looked like she'd had Botox!

Botox Elf Mouth

I then proceeded to work on the Monster head. Again, not as happy with it as I'd like. I realized she had a droopy eye!

Droopy Eye

I let them BOTH sit overnight. SO happy I did! I was so much happier with the results of reworking the mouth and eye.

Non-Botox Mouth!

I love her ears

One of my favorite parts is making the feet.

Baby Elf Feet

Baking body parts!

Beginning to add the hair. I love when the picture in my head starts to become reality!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Baby Making!

I have another addiction, which is definitely not what I needed!  Making clay babies!  I've been playing with the clay for about 3 years now, but have been totally obsessed as of late. 
There seems to be something therapeutic about squishing and kneading clay.  At least for me!
I think the best part for me, is that I get to play with dolls~at my age!  I also like the fact that it incorporates so many of my favorite crafts.  After making the actual doll, I get to either crochet or sew the doll's clothes. 

Here are just a few body parts that I've made recently.  I find it funny that my husband and daughter do not even bat an eye anymore, when they come home to find trays of body parts lying around the kitchen and dining room!

I will try to keep this blog updated as the babies progess!  Until next time~