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Saturday, August 28, 2010

I needed to make a bench seat for Jeanne - the Innkeepers Wife!

So here is my badly made - but authentic looking - bench seat!  It's made from Balsa Wood with a scrap of boxwood top that looks worn.  Badfly painted, but I figured it would look more authentic that way and no-one will see it with her sitting on it! LOL!
It's a very simple design.  Because of the flimsy nature of the wood - and my craftmanship - I Gesso'd it, then painted it with Acrylic, then a topcoat of Mod Podge.
Seems to do the trick!  It's large enough and the right height for Jeanne to sit leaning forward on her left foot, so her chest is better displayed and her eyes in the right position for best effect.  I have taken the measurements and later, I will post it on my free patterns if anyone else wants to make one that might look better than mine!

The difference between 'scared' and 'sacred' is often the way we 'c' things!

Talent hits a target no one else can hit.
Genius hits a target no one else can see.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I cleaned up my room!  Well kind of!  I did throw a bit of stuff out, rearranged some stuff, relocated some stuff and cleaned things, so it does look much better.  Well I had to make some room for my new laser printer and USB cables are so short!  What a mission!

Jean and I had an opportunity to show off our dolls at a Multicultural afternoon recently.  Naturally - Jean took the photo's!  I talked about the culture of dolls and and a little history.  People bought their own dolls for display and there were some lovely old dolls there.
Believe it or not - this is a doll!  Some of the women and children had a hard time putting it down!  One little girl nursed it throughout the afternoon!  Some couldn't handle it at all - eh Jean!
I got to show off my 1920's French Boudoir Doll!
Here my Horrible Toad comes under examination from a very discerning woman, fascinated by the sculpting of the legs!

The afternoon flew, we talked to everyone and ate too much!  Our first exhibition!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Look who Jackie bought tonight!  He's a Jill Maas old fella from Frumpy Grump pattern!
Isn't he just wonderful!  Jackie's talent is really developing and her eye for detail is excellent!  She is critiquing her own work now!  That's a good sign!Look at that face!  And those braces!  Love the antique books!  Great finishing touch.

You have done so well Jackie!  He's delightful!Jean is making some African Dolls which are taking shape nicely!  Adrianne is carrying on with her Jill Maas doll which is going to be a very classy dame! Adrianne is really getting into embellishing in a big way now!
Olive is improving out of sight with her dollmaking skills - not to mention her embroidery skills!  She is making Jill Maas's Winnie Mae!  Olive loves her dolls so much she finds it hard to give them away - no wonder!  so much goes into them!  Well done Olive!