Tuesday, August 18, 2015

my little studio

Hi friends. Some of you may have been wondering where I have been, and why I have not posted any dolls lately? Well, it is because I have been repainting, and cleaning my little studio! It's a modest little room, just 14X12, but I enjoy creating in here so very much...that is when it's clean, and I can find things! haha :)
I purged so much, all things I thought I "might" use, but never have, I cleaned every nook and cranny, and then I painted ceilings, woodwork, and walls, then, I cleaned some more. It has taken me every bit of the past two weeks to get it finished, but I am happy it is renewed!  This first photo shows it too yellow, banana colored almost, it's not accurate.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




This second photo shows too brightly, and makes it look almost mint, it's not!

This third photo shows the color that the room actually is, a nice soft buttery yellow! Of course I have my touches of green here and there, ( I simply cannot live without at least some green!)



In this photo, you see the lovely gift I received from Dore at Burlap Luxe, isn't she so very talented? Also, I have my two very sweet mice, felted by our dear Penny of Angelsdoor. They have a special place in the top shelf above my desk!
 
this picture shows my giant  cupboard, It is over  8 feet tall, and has all of these drawers, shelves, and  two large storage areas at the top. I fell in love with it, and had to have it! It was a steal at 140.00

 
 
 

I'll leave you with a picture of these lovely flowers I picked yesterday on the side of the road on my way home. There were two very large plots of flowers next to a pretty country home, and a sign that read " FREE FLOWERS YOU PICK! I was delighted! Aren't they beautiful, and bold? xoxox Christel


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Caspian A Young Merman

Hello friends. I have created this male merman named Caspian as an entry for this months International Art Doll Registry show, mermaids. Hope you like him, he is for auction on my ebay now. xoxox Christel
 
 
 
 
 




Thursday, July 9, 2015

Vintage Circus Art Doll ~ Martine ~

 
Hello friends! I have to say, that finally, I am thrilled with a doll! I really like everything about her, because she looks nearly exactly as I envisioned her! She is a 9 inch tall (if layed flat) She has artist created hazel eyes, real eyelashes, snow white Tibetan lambs hair, sculpted corset and shoes, as well as pill box hat. Her body and face-up have been painted using Genesis Heat Set fine oils. Sculpted and painted fingernails, and a nylon body suit embellished with tiny cording. I created her base from an odd shaped plastic cereal bowl!  I hope you love her too, she is for sale now on my ebay! xoxoox Christel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 






Sunday, July 5, 2015

Kizzie

 
 
 
My latest work, a petite little princess fairy named Kizzie



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

FAEWEES*

 
 
Hello all! I know, it's been a long time since I shared what I have been up to. I have been making FaeWees*, and mermaids, and a Gypsy, with a diorama. I hope you are all doing great. I have had little time lately, our youngest son is staying with us, and it seems I do little other than run here or there for him. He is trying to get his life back on track, ( please say a prayer for him) and is without his drivers license right now, so Taxi Mom..for now :)   XOXO Christel 
 
 
 
 
 










Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Heirloom Quality Miniature a new and improved design!

Hello friends, I have been working on a new design for some of my 1:12 scale miniatures, which makes them a much better quality doll in the end. It is much more work, and tedious at times, but the outcome shows much improvement! I hope you think the same!

 First I created a little smaller head, only the size of a US dime, and painted in the eyes, instead of inset eyes I usually create. I sculpted a small breast plate with holes to attach to a soft body. Then I created half limbs with holes, and grooves, so that a wire could be inserted within each limb, and the clothing could be nicely fitted into the groove. I took extra care to ensure a standard small size Heidi Ott shoe would fit! (those little Mary Janes are so darling!) I created a small soft, fiber fill body, with a few weight pellets in the bottom, and inserted 100% cotton pipe cleaners through the body for the arms, and legs.

I cut the wires to the proper length , and attached the limbs, and sewed the head/breast plate to the torso of the soft body. I then did a little soft sculpting to give her a sweet shape. Now her body was all together, and I began designing her hair and clothing. I made little pantaloons, and after sliding them on her, I loosely filled in the area around the leg wires with fiber fill, same with her little blouse and arms.  I am including some WIP photos, so that you can see the progress. I forgot to take pictures of her soft body and wires, so I made a drawing to help show you.


I hope you enjoy seeing how she was made, and seeing her in completion! She is quite nice to pose, and hopefully someone will be proud to add her to their collection soon! She is listed on my eBay now! Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post, and for your visits! xoxox Christel










Wednesday, March 11, 2015

1/12 scale minis

 
 
As you can see, I've been busy during our recent run of bad weather! Good for doll making! Hope you like these little ones, many are listed on ebay now! :))