Tuesday, October 17, 2017

doll bodies and monsters . . .

 I am working on getting these doll bodies stuffed.  I like when that part is done and I can start doing the fun stuff with them.  Although last night I got side tracked . . . 
I wanted to make Avery a monster crinkle toy . . . then ended up decorating a onesie to match.
I hadn't planned on making the onesie.  I may have gone with different colors . . . but I think it turned out cute.  I think I am going to have to take all of those ribbons and make a matching bow.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

up on the house tops . . . .

You never know what you are going to find going out the back way . . . 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Zombie Bride . . .

For the past three years I have been part of a zombie doll swap.
My kind of swap!
I was so excited yesterday when I found a package in my mailbox.
What a fabulous Zombie Bride Debbie made!
And these wonderful pumpkin heads . . . also made by Debbie
 My family thinks she a little creepy . . . LOL!
I think she is a lovely zombie bride . . . 
 . . . and she is poseable.  
Oh the fun you can have with a poseable zombie!
 OK . . . maybe she's a little creepy, but her veil can hide that.

Friday, October 6, 2017

zombie doll swap . . .

Jill received her package . . . so I am able to post pictures of the doll I made for this year's Zombie Doll Swap.  Take a look here -  Yarnigras Swapper Spot
The theme for the swap was "Partying Zombies".  Jill prefers cute to creepy . . . so she got a cute little zombie named Jacey all dressed up and ready for a Halloween Party.  

Is it Halloween yet?

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Instagram Giveaway

 I am so excited to be part of this Halloween doll giveaway on Instagram.
Check it out!
Here's a closer look at the doll I made. 
 I had posted pictures of her earlier, but added a hat and a "Trick or Treat" bag.
I love making these little Halloween dolls . . . and can't wait to see where I ship this one off to.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Shabby Charlotte doll . . . Claudia

I finished this Shabby Charlotte doll this afternoon.  
Just a simple little doll that I made for the owner of one of the Bed & Breakfasts 
we stayed at this summer.  She will be packed up and shipped to the coast tomorrow. 
I am finishing up another Halloween doll and I still need to post pictures of the doll I made for the Zombie Doll Swap on Yarnigras' Swapper Spot.  So more Halloween doll photos later on in the week. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

sneak peek . . .

I want to post a picture of this doll so badly . . . but I need to wait until I ship her to the other side of the country.  Once again I joined the Zombie Doll Swap at Yarnigras Swapper Spot.
This year the theme was "Partying Zombies". 
Sometimes when I have a specific doll that I have to make . . . it takes me longer to get going compared to when I just start making one with no idea in mind.  The best thing I can do in that situation is just start . . . which I finally had to do since I have to ship her this week.   
So after thinking about it for two weeks . . . and changing my mind completely once I got started . . . things started to come together.  I really think she turned out fun!!!!
I will post pictures of her after she is received.  
I am also involved in another Halloween doll Giveaway that I found on Instagram.  I am using a doll that I already made . . . but have to add a few things to that little monster.
Going back to work and being busy sort of got in the way of my creativity for a few weeks.  (I hate when that happens.)  All I needed was a little push . . . Thank you Yarigras for your Zombie Doll Swap. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

getting ready for October

So I attended a "paint night" back in June.  Jennifer picked the painting that we would do and picked this one because she knows I like skeletons.  I had a blast . . . but didn't honestly know what I was going to do with a purple skeleton painting.  I figured I would maybe use it as a Halloween decoration.  So I decided to do this to it . . . I still can't say I like my painting - but I like it a lot better this way.  One of the things I like most about decorating for Halloween - is that anything goes.  It doesn't have to be perfect or elegant . . . or even make sense.  I think the color of the flowers really make this much more fun . . . and perfect for next month!  I can't wait to start decorating for October!

still here . . .

For where your treasure is.
your heart will also be.
~ Luke 12:34

I haven't posted here in a month . . . how did that happen?
Life has been busy . . . mainly because I started back to work last month and the first few weeks of school is simply a busy and chaotic time.  I love it . . . but I am glad things have settled down some.
We have had some time to play in a tent . . . play with skeletons . . . 
. . . and play with some skeletons in the tent.  LOL!  Lily is really into the skeletons this year . . . I have a feeling she will be helping me decorate for Halloween.
Charlotte is very much into painting and coloring these days and Avery is busy being 5 months old.
Life is busy, but Life is Good!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Lil Rose Monster doll . . . . ready for Halloween

I finished another doll last night.  
This little monster doesn't have a name yet, but she is more than ready for Halloween.  
She will have a name soon . . . and be listed in my ETSY shop. 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Lil' Rose Monster Doll . . . #23 - Turn Two

"Love is the most important thing in the world,
but baseball is pretty good too." 
~ Yogi Berra

I wasn't sure if I was going to like this doll while I was working on it . . . and I kept changing my mind as I was adding detail to him.  Now that it is finished - I like it better than I thought it would.  
#23 - I am naming him "Turn Two".
I have my little hippie monster listed in my ETSY shop -  clarehelen and will list this little monster soon.  

skeleton thoughts . . .

Yes . . . . Halloween items are already in stores.  Yes . . . . it is way to early for that.
. . . and Yes . . . I had to buy this skeleton.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

A new little monster . . .

She started out with wearing a beanie . . . but ended up with a headband.  
She has feathers in her hair . . . a button on her butt . . . and lots of monster magic.