Thursday, December 1, 2011

First Doll Completed! – Meet Rosalind

Oye! Everyone! – It has been too long since I updated.  I’ve been doing more reading and watching of anime than crafting lately, so that’s my excuse.  But a few days ago I got a big burr in my side and decided to finish my doll.

Here she is! My husband named her Rosalind.  She is the first doll I have completed.  I hope all of you will tell me what you think!

She is hand sculpted from polymer clay – even the button eyes, body was painted several times, sealed and sanded.  Hair is wool roving.  Clothes are handsewn/stitched by me.  She is jointed at the hips, knees, shoulders and elbows.  ( I might give her a new pair of legs – these seem a bit short and don’t stick out from the dress at all – what do ya’ll think?)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Win a Nook Color, skin and Cover! hosted by Spakling Reviews

This is a giveaway hosted on another person's blog site - but its so awesome that I had to share it with you all!! So go check it out

Chance to win a Nook Touch w/ a DecalGirl Skin of your choice and a Green cover.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Practical Magic Blog Party – voodoo doll? – Zombie Giveaway info!

Hi Folks,
My post is so much weaker than I had wanted it to be – but life interfered with my high hopes to create an awesome post.  Instead – here is a WIP picture of my witchy doll with button eyes.  Her arms and legs aren’t attached yet but soon soon.  Hopefully I will make her a sister to sit along beside her!  See Giveaway info below the photos!!!
Practical Magic has always been one of my favorite movies as soon as I watched it.  I know that it’s a bit silly sometimes but I love it – and it displays the kind of fierce sisterly love that I have for my sister! So here is to some Midnight Margaritas!!

                                                                               First Doll 2011-09-18
GIVEAWAY NEWS!! - while I am not hosting a giveaway this time around – my sister Rinni over at RINNI’S PLAYGROUND  certainly is! Just click on that big bold lettering and witchy your way over to her blog – that is the direct link to the giveaway post.  She has a super awesome Practical Magic Post going up tomorrow that she has spent a lot of time setting up the photo shoot for so I don’t have the link to that yet – but if you follow her then you’ll see when it does pop up.  I know she’s going to be doing another giveaway during Halloween!

Imagine Rinni the witchy witch brought back her precious pets and this is what they’d look like! Thanks for visiting and now go see Rinni! Or jump back to the main Practical Magic Blog Party post HERE.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

GIVEAWAY! Zombie Plush Bunny made by Rinni

Hello my dear duckies – yes, you read that correctly a GIVEAWAY!  My sister Rinni is hosting her very first giveaway of one of her wonderful creations.  They are the creepy yet adorable zombie plush bunnies you see below.  Please hop on over to her blog for your chance to win one!!  Just click on the Rinni's Playground link below!

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Daydreaming of When We’ll be Together – Painting finished!

I know I’m so slow sometimes getting things done – but I have several projects that are so close to completion!  I plan to finish my first polymer clay doll TODAY!  I was very unmotivated and mopey the few weeks that the hubby was away in Japan that I didn’t touch any of my projects.

Here it is – made with Choma Aetelier paints (that I bought on Dick Blicks - love them they are so workable for acrylic paint, supposedly good for someone who is used to working with oils), Shetland white wool roving for the dandelion fluff balls and some very light blue embroidery floss.  My favorite little guy in the picture is the kitty.  Each of the critters is someone in my family. =)

FYI - folks - Rinni and I are going to be participating in the Practical Magic blog party.  Rinni is going to have a giveaway on her blog.  So if you aren't following Rinni's Playground blog yet you should be! - I've added her etsy shop to my sidebar on blogger.  Perhaps someday I'll list something in her shop since I'm so doubtful I'll ever have time anytime soon to get my own up and running.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon!

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon!

The Bout of Books Read-a-Thon is something fun I thought I'd participate in as my husband is off traveling for business.  August 22nd to August 28th.   Hosted by Amanda @ On a book Bender

So the goal is to read as much as I can whenever I can between 12:00am 8/22 and 11:59pm 8/28.  The pressure is on - eat, read, sleep, read, dream of reading, work, read, more work and read.  There just isn't enough time for reading! I won't even be able to craft this week!  Luckily whenever the hubby is away I tend to lose my drive to create.  I mean I have control of the house - I could make my crafting mess anywhere without being griped at to clean it up - and what do I do? mope around and watch anime and read.
  • There will be challenges and giveaways for people that want to join in on the read-a-thon.  Sign ups are on her blog from the linky I posted above.
Books that I plan to read - I'm limiting it to 3 because some girl friends of mine are coming over saturday to hang out and have slumber party like we are 13 again. That is going to be awesome - vegging out, watching chick flicks maybe we'll even turn the whole living room floor into one big pile of comforters, blankets and pillows.  I should break out the ghost story book!

Books currently reading I plan to finish (maybe tonight) this week: (I keep that currently reading widget on my sidebar too)
I plan to read any of the following:  - *rifling through the piles of books for another likely candidate*
  • Return to Exile by E.J. Patten (advance reader copy - just arrived today!)
Of course I won't actually be able to fit all of those in this week because I'm rather busy - but hey I'll give it the old heave ho.  I'll just update my progress via my Goodreads profile.  Sometimes I'll pipe up on twitter with the rest of the read-a-thoners with the #boutofbooks hashtag. If I remember I'll post comments to my own blog.

Read read read! Course I'll probably spare some time for my painting or plushies - since I have a view that are almost finished - and I keep promising to myself I'll finish "this weekend" - and I say that every week! But they are almost done I swear!!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Attention!! My sister has opened an Etsy Shop!

Hi Folks - I know it has been awhile since I've posted an update.  That's because things have been so hectic.  My sister Richelle and my twin nephews were visiting for a few weeks.  The big news is that Richelle has finally opened her Etsy shop!

Rinni's Playground! - Etsy Store
(it is actually spelled rinnisplayground on etsy since they won't let you use apostrophe in your name silly huh?)

So, she was slaving away in the sweat shop while she was visiting, seems to always be the case when we are together, crafting til our eyeballs bleed? ewww and I was her slave minion assistant! So check it out - She has about 8 items up there right now - but there are a lot more that are going to be listed today and this week.  Some dolls and some crazy rats, probably a painting or two.  She is just all over the place.

Here is a photo of Richelle in the sweat shop haha.  The cute little unfinished guy I was holding in my hand is now in her Etsy shop.

We are planning on trying something fun in the upcoming weeks like hosting a giveaway.  Especially since we are both going to participate in a blog party that features one of our favorite movies - Practical Magic!  Haha yes we are crazy.  We are going to grow old and die together....on the same day! Hooray for crazy fierce sisterly love!