Friday, January 28, 2011

Look at my boots!

Well like good old Gnome tradition I wet-felted her boots and hat.
She is very proud of them!
She insists on wearing an apron ( where else would she put the little snacks for tiny animals) and a long skirt.
All I have to do now is sew the apron and maybe embroider her hat.
I"ll think there is a Gnome father waiting for her. . . . .

The cutest Gnome Girl

She is a little bit shy, and embarrassed ( she doesn't have toes yet) but she let me take a picture.
Okay little Missy, I'm going to work on your outfit!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Third little Owl

The third little Owl is finished and looking quite nosy!
Yes little one, this is your home for now and these are your new friends.

The Barby-mice are a bit cautious. . . . . .

p.s. I have to make a little gnome woman now, post will follow.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Owls !!!

I'm in over my head with owls!
This is today's Barn-Owl, last week I made little owls.

Pics of the little owls will be here tomorrow !

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Crazy carpenter

I so love woodworking! I don't have a shed or other place where I can work so I can only work outside in my garden ♫ when the weather is fine ♫
The weather isn't that fine at the moment and I feel like the winter is never coming to an end . 
And I wanted to make a little desk, I've made one before but my daughter stole it :-)
Can't find a photo of it but here are some other things I've made ( If the weather was fine I would have made more and more of these, hence Crazy carpenter)
The last picture is of a cardboard clock I made for my daughter

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Making a felt doll part 3

When I came down this morning, the girl and her friends were waiting for me at the kitchen table !
They were very anxious to see what kind of clothes I had in mind for her.
Well, she is a bird girl so a natural looking feather-like outfit with little boots to walk in the forest would be awesome!
And there she is !!
Oh wait little Ginny is as smart as her mother Barby !!
I forgot to sew the "Pip's Poppies" label on her back !

All we have to do is wait for the birds to come ( the weather was very bad, I think they show up tomorrow)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

doll making part 2

As promised, part two :
I've cut and sew the parts, here you see them with the plastic joints I use for the arms and legs.
Now I have to turn and fill them and put the joints in.
That's done! Her head is sewn on but she looks a little unhappy.
She is pointing out that I haven't give her toes yet!
Look I've got toes! She is smiling now!
Lets give her a hair......

Yes this is you !
I always have to try different colours of hair, believe it or not but they have a very distinguished personality and they need the right colour!
  This is a bird-girl!!

Tomorrow she gets a nice outfit and some birds to accompany her......

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Making a felt doll part 1

I'm going to show you how I make a felt doll.
First I make the head, if the head turns out good, I make the body.
I don't particularly like making the body but if I like the head I can't wait to make her/him a body.
Front of the head.I'm checking the profile
The head is sewn together and now I needle felt a small pompom to fill in the nose.
With a invisible ink marker I draw the features

 I'll paint the features with Gesso first

Time for a cup of coffee and a stroopwafel-cookie, in the meantime the gesso will dry.
I paint her features with acrylic paint and Pastel
Here she is, she has come to life and I gave her ears immediately, cause I wanted  to tell her how sweet she is.

I can't wait now to make her a body, tomorrow I'll show you!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Magic Lady Sophie

Sophie is a witch !
Haha she truly is, she knows everything about herbs and cures and the moon and  life etc.
And and and a very gifted artist!
Give her wool or felt or anything to make yourself pretty and she succeed.
 Gorgeous bags !

Jewellery !
Cold hands Cure
Hamster cribs.. . . . . . .

She sells all her beautiful stuff here :
Oh and by the way, she is my sister :-)
You can find her Blog : sophiesvoices here ---->