Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ebay Sale

Hi! I took advantage of eBay's free listing offer and listed a dozen of my pieces at low starting prices. I listed mostly Santas, including "Twas the Night Before Christmas" who will appear in Art Doll Quarterly next month. I also listed my first two witches of "The Witches of  Newhampton Shire" series, and the cute little Halloween clown. Hester, the first witch of the series already has one bid.

If you're interested in owning any of these pieces, now is the time to bid! The witches and Halloween clown are on a five-day auction which ends October 23rd, to allow time for shipping before Halloween. Just click on the link below to go to my auction page:

I will be adding a few more Santas before the end of October.

I hope you are all having a great week. See you soon,

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Belladonna, Third Witch in a Series of 13

Belladonna is the third witch in my series titled "The Witches of Newhampton Shire." She stand 19" tall. Her familiar, a tiny piglet named Night Shade, stands by her feet. She carries a Jack-o-Lantern.

Little Night Shade has such a cute face, and she's so happy and eager to please.

Belladonna is the youngest of the three witches to date. She still has all of her teeth and hair! I'm not sayin' that's her natural hair color, I think she colors it. She's still trying to convince everyone she's only 24 years old, but I know better.

She is seen here with Hester and Edna. They look like they're up to no good. I'm sure they're cooking up a new enchantment, or maybe they're sharing a recipe for dessert.

Belladonna is the last witch of 2011 from this series. Next year I will add five more by Halloween. Then, five more in 2013.

Talk to you later,

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Show and Tell

Do you remember this Santa? In June I submitted his photos to Art Doll Magazine. Until then, I had never submitted my work to any magazine. After submitting, I didn't hear anything for two months, and I assumed that it hadn't been accepted.

Then, I received an email from the Managing Editor of the magazine! I was thrilled to hear that my "Twas the Night After Christmas" Santa will be published in the Show and Tell: Gallery of Art Dolls section of the Winter issue. It will be in news stands November 1. I didn't want to say anything until just before the magazine is due.

I am very excited! I just wanted to share here with my friends.

Hope you are all having a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Holding on to the Last Leaf of Autumn

Hi there! Today I thought I'd show you something I've been working on. My stuffed fabric character is a little different than what I've shown you before. I've worked for several days to perfect my pattern.

This cute Enchanted Tree fills the bill for a Halloween or fall decoration. He would look adorable as a tabletop centerpiece.

He has poseable "arms" and branches, a crow that can perch on any of his limbs, and a leaf or two.

Depending on how his "arms" and "hands" are posed, he can look frightened, as shown here:

or friendly and nonchalant as shown below.

Here is view from the side:

I've written up the instructions, and the pattern is available as a PDF file for $6 right here on my blog (or $6.25 at my Etsy store). The instructions come with full size templates that you pin to your fabric and just sew right on the paper. Just let me know in the comments or send me an email if you want one.

He is fairly simple to make, and I can bet that you won't find another pattern out there exactly like him. When completed, you'll have a cute or scary OOAK Halloween decoration. The Enchanted Tree measures approximately 14-1/2" tall. Mr. Crow measures 4" from the tip of his beak to the tip of his tail.

I hope you've enjoyed my silly little tree. He was a lot of fun to make.

Have a great week, and thanks for dropping by.

P.S. I forgot to mention that this little tree can be made up in other colors for spring, summer, etc. Also, the bird could be made in white for a dove. Thanks to Linda from New Mexico for reminding me!