Monday, August 30, 2010

Book Cover Challenge--My Angel Board Book

Okay, I'm back in my altered book mode, if anyone wonders why I'm posting all these non-tatted pictures (actually, there is some tatting on some of these pages). Since all these pictures were in Picturetrail, I didn't know how to take one picture and copy it into my blog. So I did a slideshow of the album of my altered books. Please look for the angel altered board book. It is towards the end of this slideshow. I took a little board book that had a picture of a little girl on the front cover and made an angel out of it. The book opens in the middle like she is spreading her wings. The next picture is the opened book. This is for the "Altered Book Cover Challenge" in one of my responses to my altered book.

Friday, August 27, 2010

My Altered Book of Love--Shared for the Paperie Party!

I wanted to share my "Altered Book of Love" with the "Paperie Party" group, so here it is. I have so many other items I could share--I love creating with paper!

My Friend's Clown Doll

Well, do I have a story to tell! We have a new resident (Dee Dee) at Elmcroft who is very talented in doll making. I talked about her in a previous post and posted some pictures of her dolls. Well, last week I posted one of her clown dolls on my Etsy site to help her sell some of her dolls.

On Wednesday, I received an Etsy message from Warner Brothers in Burbank, CA asking to purchase her clown doll. They want to use it in an upcoming Showtime series called "Shameless" starring William H. Macy. I wasn't sure this was legitimate so I googled "Shameless" and, sure enough, it is true! So, we started conversing back and forth and in the end, they bought her doll to use in the upcoming series! One of their characters collects clowns and they will be featured in the series. And they want to buy more from her, so now she is busy making as many clown dolls as she can! Also, yesterday, we had a vendor show at Elmcroft featuring the arts and crafts of our residents, and she sold over $200 of her dolls in 5 hours! I can tell you that she is now really pumped up over her dolls, and I'm so glad that I have been a part of all this. It sure does my heart good!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

I've Been Busy!

Well, it's finally August and maybe we'll see some cooler days in another month. Not lately, though. For the last 3 months, we have been averaging every day in the high 90's and 100's, and it has been pretty miserable. But I am getting to see a little glimpse of fall coming (it's only 94 today!). I am getting into gear to make "stuff" and here are pictures of my first order. I have no idea what my customer is using my little bags for--maybe some nice smelling sachets. They took me awhile, but I enjoy making them so the process was fun. We are also having a vendor show at Elmcroft where I work at the end of the month, so I'm preparing for that as well. I am also traveling to Maine in September, and am really excited about that! I will see my family up there and also visit some favorite places. So, things are looking up around here and my spirits are rising as well.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

My New Friend!

As I've told you in the past, I work part time as an Activities Director for a wonderful assisted living home. Two weeks ago, Deedee Parsons moved in. She is a very talented crafter and I am so excited she is with us. She's just like me--she likes lots of arts and crafts and makes many things. She has Parkinson's so at times, it is hard for her to move. But when she is feeling good, she makes wonderful little dolls with various outfits on. No two are alike. I told her that I would help her sell some of them since she only has a small studio apartment and her little dolls are already taking over the place.

She also makes snowmen--but that's for another post. I have posted some pictures of her precious little dolls (they are about 13" tall). They are completely hand and machine stitched by her. All of the hair is completely sewn into the head and not glued.

Hope you enjoy them--and if you are interested in any of them, just let me know. The two that I have posted on here are also for sale on Etsy. I will be sharing more of them with you in the next few days.

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