Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Yardwork for friends

My husband and I volunteered to renew the yard on an old friends house. It is now a rental and not being taken care of. Looks much better!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Book and CD are DONE!!

After LOTS of hard work, my first book is finally done. I'm kind of proud of it because I worked six different dolls with different expressions and different techniques used into one book. Because of the astronomical cost of printing (even printing myself) I have also put the book on a CD so that it can be printed by the buyer or not.

Each book and CD comes with a packet of full size patterns for all the doll and clothes parts.

If you are interested you can find it on my website under 'Books & CD's' (or CD's & Books?0 I can't remember which???? My website is

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Teaching :)

In July, I will be teaching the San Diego doll club how to create and sculpt Angel. Until then I have to sew all the heads which is the ONLY part about making a doll that I don't like. I pushed this whole idea of teaching off for the last couple of years. The really great part is that I'm really starting to look forward to it.

Late Pictures :(

I don't know why my pictures didn't post with the first entry but here they are now. EVERYTHING is made from found materials with no money spent!


Obsessions can sometimes be a good thing!
Those of you that know me are already aware that I go overboard on EVERYTHING if it has to do with detail I want to go over the top to make it something really special. Well, I told everyone how I was down about not having work and a bit bored with life in general. I put a post out on FOCD asking if anyone would like to trade a dollhouse for a custom made doll. Well, a very special doll friend is going to trade me!!! :)
I am to say the least 'OVER the MOON' happy about it! In fact I have thought of little else which is a good thing right now. Unfortunately I have not received it yet because of problems getting to post it BUT until I get it I am having so much fun making things without spending any money!!

Here is a sample of a few things that I have been working on. The tiny little candy jars will be going into my mini store. The store will be called 'Shelley's Place' Just like my blogg :) It is actually going to be a toy store. There is a little counter top in the store that will hold the jars of candy. The three larger ones are made from tiny polish bottles and the two tall ones are meant to be earrings. The little bed is for my teenager doll. I'm making a tiny quilt to go on it with a dust ruffle. It's all made from scraps of wood. The tiny cradle was a party favor that was lime green in color and had been broken. The crack was fixed and all painted. Then a little mattress with lace, bows and a blanketed baby. This will be a doll for the doll :) I am also working on a dollhouse to go in the dollhouse! I KNOW! I'M CRAZY!! But I am having sooooooooooooooo much fun with it all. I can't wait until I can start actually working on the house. Every little detail will be PERFECT!! Stay tuned :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Just a sample of my new book

This is the cover for my book. It's coming along nicely :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

New Book????

Yep, I've decided to write a book. A book about doll making of course :)
It will be all about bugs. Each bug having it's own unique character. So far I have a Bee, a Lady Bug, and a Dragonfly. I expect to add a Caterpillar and a Butterfly too. This idea has been suggested to me many times and I always blew it off because it would be so time consuming. I feel like now is a good time and I am ready. The book will most likely be called 'BUGS ARE BEAUTIFUL'. What do you think?

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I'm almost there!!

I have almost finished my website!! After getting a new computer over a year ago I was unable to update or change anything. It's been a MESS for soooooooo long. All I have to do is put in the Pay Pal buttons and she's off and running :)
One good thing about being unemployed. I never had time to do this when working. After completion I can go back to work knowing that all is done.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mummy for a cause

A dear friend of ours had a Halloween party and collected donations for Breast Cancer. I made this Mummy doll as a raffle price to do my part.