Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Countdown!!

Even Barbie has gotten into the Christmas spirit. She has been wraping all day. Me too!!! So much to do, if I don't get time to post again, Merry Christmas to everyone!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Crochet Hair Clips!

I am doing a mostly home-made Christmas and have been inspired to make some hair clips for my girls. I started with a crochet trim (I got the trim pattern from Leisure Arts: Crochet Embellishments by Jean Leinhauser). It was an easy and fast pattern to whip up.                                                                   
 I then rolled it up and sewed it to keep it together.
 I think it looks pretty good *smiles*
 And here it is with some pearls to dress it up. I stitched it unto a barette.
 I made a couple more in some of their fave colors. This was a fun project. Now I need a couple for me. some of the prettiest hair clips I've seen were by Nichelle @ Vintage Wanna Bee, you should see her blog.

Monday, December 6, 2010

A World of Color

 The first 2 pics above and below are my daughter Emma's room. Because the girls had never had a room of their own, I let them go crazy and pick the colors. Emma's is not so bad, 3 walls were pink and one wall plus ceiling were lavender, the trim was hot pink.
 The bottom 2 are Alex's room, 3 walls are electric lime green (day-glo and really shocking), the trim is hot pink, and one wall (not shown) is cosmic grape.
 Note the plack below (Drama Queen) and believe it. She is one complicated cookie but that also makes her soooo awesome. All their friends love their rooms. Of course it wasn't till later that I wondered how the heck I am going to paint over electric lime green, grrrrrrrrr.....

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Yes I Still Play with Dolls!! Hehe

This is my Barbie Fashionista doll, I love the fact that she can be posed in lots of positions but I am not partial to the happy toothy smile so I wanted to change her look.
 A nice blank canvas to work with, but I had to fill in the tooth gap with some gesso, then I changed her face paint.
 Not perfect, but who is, my daughter loved the smeared mascara, she said it gave her an emo edge. I may eventually redo this but for now I like it. Now what to do about the hair?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Christmas Countdown Begins!!!

To start the month off I picked this picture to show, I made these last holiday season for a fellow dollhouse collector. They are made from polymer clay, individually hand-cut, with tiny candy cane mouths. These are one of my fave miniatures to make.........I love them!