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 . . .

FAMILY
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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Lil Rose Monster . . .





I've been thinking about making some monster dolls for sometime.  I started selling my Shabby Charlotte dolls after my granddaughter Charlotte was born.  I made her a Halloween doll . . . and people who saw it suggested that I sell them.  
We have a new granddaughter - Avery Rose.  So I decided it was time to start a new line of my dolls and name these little monsters after her . . . "Lil Rose Monsters".  
These are going to be fun to make!

Friday, July 21, 2017

new shabby charlotte doll . . .






This doll was so much fun to make . . . and I love how she turned out.
When I stain my doll bodies . . . I brush them with coffee and put them in the oven on low heat and let the coffee do what it's going to do.  I am not sure what happened to her face . . . I guess she was just meant to be a creepy little doll.  I have a few little things to do with her yet . . . and I will get her listed in my ESTY shop.  
If you like silly . . . and sometimes creepy little dolls take a look. 
She would make a wonderful decoration for Halloween.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Shabby Charlotte Doll - Maurita

 She’s a little dark . . . a little creepy . . . 
. . . and completely lovable.
For sale in my ETSY shop - Clarehelen