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Doll Making Tue Jul 17 2018 17:32:46 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween is fast approaching and with it are new works being created out of paper mache.  Sneak peeks will be coming so keep an eye out!!~Laurie 
Well, in just a few more day I'll be in Phoenix, AZ. I will have quite a number of Dolls for Sale. I've been posting them for a couple of weeks now. It's been fun finding the pics on my computer and reminiscing about when they were made. And much to
As always life doesn't always happen the way that you plan, but sometimes that can be a good thing. Steve and I went house hunting in the Vancouver, WA area back in March. We first looked at some darling, but... As always life doesn't always
And a cow! Traditional toiles can be so much fun to work with. I love finding the details and making them the focal point of one of my people. We had a sofa with toile slipcovers when I was a … Continue reading →And a cow! Traditi
Repost. A few weeks ago, I took the day to drive to the coast here in Maine.  The salt air clears the head in so many ways.  On the way, I stopped to look again at the house that was built by one of my ancestors. I've written about
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Well just finished setting up and ordering my business cards. It won't be long now and I'll be heading to Phoenix, AZ for ODACA Day. I haven't really made a new Troll lately. I did however, start a head this week. Not really sure if he/she will be fi
Val's doll now has shoes (minus laces), a knitted shawl and a doll stand in the shape of a seat.
While I enjoy the challenge of stretching my doll-making abilities into areas of innovation and experimentation, I sometimes also love the pleasure of making something quite simple. The recent work I made for an exhibition stretched me a bit technica
I almost titled this Lions and Tigers and Bears but… Well, there is a lion but then it’s elephant, rabbit, doves. And on his back, swans. I almost titled this Lions and Tigers and Bears but… Well, there is a lion but the
Google/Blogger has made it so I have to do three steps to get pictures on this blog. Because I use my iPad for almost everything, it is harder to get images from my phone here than it is on Instagram.  When life allows for more focusing time
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Happy spring and happy Easter! To celebrate, I have a whole colony, or fluffle, of stuffed bunny rabbits over in my toy shop! I have Hug Me Bunnies and Wonder Bunnies in lots of colors. You can hop on over to my toy shop to adopt one or two. Please d
I've been collecting Mickey shirts for a while now. Today I took the plunge and cut them. This Modern version of a Muumuu has four T-shirtsincorporated into one big one. Carefully hand stitched all the pieces together. I love how it turned out. I wor
If she's going to knit, she'll need somewhere to sit!Some of the raw materials for her doll stand, a nice comfy chair.
https://www.pinterest.com/katlees1/downton-abbey-ornaments/I creating a Downton Abbey Christmas Tree for my up and coming house tour this year. Go to my pinterest page if you would like to see them all - SO FAR.............I will creating many more i
I'm participating in a group exhibition in Adelaide, South Australia later this month entitled "THE DOLL REDEFINED" I think there are around thirty participating artists, so the work should be interesting and varied. It's at Gallery 1855 in Tea Tree
Steve and I made the hard decision to pull up stakes and sell our home in Sunnyvale. We moved out just before the holidays, spruced up the house (carpet, paint etc) and put it on the market right after the... Steve and I made the hard decision to pul
Yes, that George. Yes, that George.
To My Love Spun cotton and other cotton fibers, approx. 8-1/2 x 5" , painted with acrylics, mica and chalks, sugared lightly with sparkly crystal glitter secured to cardstock paper over a wood and matt board stand. Available, first come first serve .
Astoria Rocks is a thing around here - there's even a Facebook page devoted to these decorated pieces of stone. I painted my first rock today. A friend recently lost her dog, Bear. She has asked friends to paint rocks in honor of Bear. So here's my f
Happy spring and happy Easter! To celebrate, I have a whole colony, or fluffle, of stuffed bunny rabbits over in my toy shop! I have Hug Me Bunnies and Wonder Bunnies in lots of colors. You can hop on over to my toy shop to adopt one or two. Please d
Focusing on what I can do has been a continual theme for me in my life. Reminding myself of my skill set, and how I can best use them is key to a good life. In this past year I have been gravely concerned about my country. Part of this comes from wor
Today I'm starting a new lesson with Lucy Chen. Got my sketch and am ready to jump in. Using a tarot card for inspiration for color and theme. Not as easy as it looks. My canvas measures 20" X 20". It's slowly taking shape and is going thru it's stag
Got a bit of a "serving wench" thing going on here:A "pinny" made from my old shirt and a peasant style bodice. She will need a nice knitted shawl to keep her warm.
Here are the eight new art dolls that will be up in my Etsy Shop today (December 19th) at 6:30pm Pacific/9:30pm Eastern time. If you are new to my shop updates, please note that you will need to keep refreshing... Here are the eight new art dolls tha
I must apologize for not posting more often.........getting this house and garden licked into shape takes a lot of my time! At the moment I'm repairing and painting the roof while the weather remains warm and fine. I have broken the back of it - shou
To purchase any of the works listed in this blog sale, simply email me at:monkeycatsstudio@charter.netwith the name of the piece and price in the subject line.I will not be checking other means of communication during the sale. I will sell each piece
So Handsome! So Handsome!
Valentine...spun cotton whip See Something ? Say Something !!! More Later, SEE YA !!!Blessings,
Yes, you have read that right ... my Fractured quilt that I began when we lived in Wyoming way back in November 2013 was finally finished in March. Yay! I decided to call it Fractured Cool Tones since I used...Yes, you have read that right ... my Fra
I decided that this year to find more ways to focus on creativity. One way to do that is to share, and Instagram is a great place for sharing images focused on creativity. The MAIDA Dolls Group is sharing images in Instagram under the hashtags of #ma
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Guess who was featured in the Brown Alumni Magazine Holiday Gift Guide for 2017? My Hug Me Slugs! I submitted them to Brown Alumni Magazine for their annual holiday gift guide on almost the last day for submissions, and was surprised when Kerry Lachm
This fabric makes me laugh every time I work with it! This fabric makes me laugh every time I work with it!
My Pal Val is a keen knitter. She wanted to buy my forager's wife, but I couldn't let her go so I promised to make Val a version.Here is the covered and needle felted armature, complete with lace trimmed bloomers and wired cloth hands. and a
I worked on a few dolls in between summer activities and String Camp.........time always seems more limited in summer! This is "Ettie Craig"  - a doll in classic Izannah Walker style made as a special order. And this is "May" a dear
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That in to Valentines ... Skeevy Valentines SOLD !!! More Later SEE YA !!!Blessings,
This is a repost.  For the past few years I've done a post on making Christmas ornaments.   You can view the other Christmas Ornament posts here. This year we made an old stand-by - ornaments made with cinnamon dough.   Thi
I'm finishing up new dolls for my online shop update next Tuesday evening*. I will post photos and descriptions here by Tuesday afternoon (along with info how to purchase my dolls for those new to my shop updates). An email...   I'm
I have just a few pieces available for a blog sale this Sunday night.  I will update my blog at 8:00 p.m. Central Time with the list of pieces, with images and their titles/prices.   I will sell the works to the collectors in the or
2017 started off with some sewing of little handmade sewn gifts for all of my longarm quilting clients at The Quilted Lemon. I like to find something that will be useful but that also are easily shipped. This year I... 2017 started off with some sewi
Sometimes the hardest things about a blog post is figuring out a title! This sweet plaid fox girl is wearing a cashmere sweater and a dress made from Liberty lawn. I have no idea how old the fabric is but … Continue reading → Some
The rat got whiskers! Here he is with my best china teacup for scale.I made the whiskers from those plastic ties that fix clothes labels. Horsehair would have been better, but I don't know any equestrians!
While I have been a bit quiet on this blog, I have still been busy making things. I had work in the annual "Images" exhibition in Hobart over the Christmas/New Year break. I usually do quite well in the exhibition, but this time I sold every last pie
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You , Valentine...See something ya like, Say something, remember first come first serve ...More Later!!! SEE YA !!!Blessings,