Friday, August 15, 2008

Here are a few Halloween Friends from last year. They are not ready for the ball.. but I thought Id post their pictures to get us in the mood to make a halloween doll!
Meet MR BONES! he is under 3 inches tall and lives in his little pumkin sack. I got really into needle punch a while back and made a whole set of bears in the bags. maybe I'll post pictures of them all one of these days soon.. There are supposed be 12, one for each month, but I never did make one for may! I was going to do one this year, but I guess I was busy with other things.. (probably swaps!)

This is one of my most favorite of my little bears. She is about 5 inches tall with out her hat. I think I named her ESMERALDA! (cant remember for sure though!) I am wanting to make a little black cat for her to go trick or treating with this year. Ive got to order some mohair!! These little friends I actually made a couple years ago. I made two sets of these and gave one set to a dear friend of mine for her birthday. I think I was inspired by DEB CANHAM, who is one of my favorite miniature bear artists. Her bears are so sweet. I have quite a few of them. I didn t name these guys!
This little guy, I sent away to live with Barbara B at 123lavenderlollipoplane for a halloween swap. Ive made quite a few pumpkin head dolls for gifts and also sold a few. I made this little collage box last year at halloween time. I cant wait to dig it out this year. I almost sold it, but then decided I needed to keep it. I had fun making it and I love the cat and pumpkin head dolls.
OK! are we a bit inspired maybe? I have some cute ideas for the dolls I'll be making.
We have a great bunch of doll makers as usual and again I cant wait to see what everyone comes up with! I just love hosting these swaps and getting everyone to make such wonderful pieces of art! I wish I could have everyone for a partner. I usually do take a couple partners, just because I cant help myself!!
I will be emailing each of you girls with your partners.. please be sure to contact them and keep in touch with them through out the swap. Make sure to swap addresses (well duh vivian.. how else will they mail them!) Please make sure to have your doll finished and in the mail by OCtober 10th at the latest. IF you are mailing over seas you may want to mail earlier. The other really important (and selfish) part.. PLEASE email me pictures of your finished doll before you send them off! This way I can post them all at once! I just love doing that!! (I will be posting the pinkeeps in a couple days by the way!)
OK.. as usual.. Im very excieted about this swap! I love seeing what everyone makes and then sharing the pictures with everyone else!
Ok... let the fun begin! Go check your email girls!

Swappers:

Michelle

Grace

Cindy O

Jillian

Nancy

Lori V

Carla

Annie

Amelia

Catie Ann

Emily

Tanya

Randi

Michelle G (no blog but I have her contact information)





3 comments:

bojojoti said...

I love Esmerelda's hat and wand. She does need a little cat companion, doesn't she!

bojojoti

Farmchick said...

Very cute!!

Sorry it took me so long to get back to you ...I already had my third comment when you decided to play pay it forward! maybe next time??

Have a great weekend!

Hugs~

Charmingdesigns said...

Thanks for visiting my flickr. I just put a Halloweenie thingy on my blog. Please come visit me.Laurie