Friday, December 24, 2010

Only one sleep to go

Well all the presents are wrapped the christmas cooking is done ready for tomorrow's lunch now I just have to get the kids to sleep, then santa can visit!  I hope you all have a beautiful Chrismtas! And get lots of presents.
  Merrry Christmas from me to you Lisa

Monday, December 20, 2010

Update on my little Elephant

Well today I added some crackle medium, as it is the first time I have used it.  It was a little tid and miss some parts have crackle! I have also aged him,  I am so happy with the way he has turned out!  So I will be adding some to the website next year! His head is made from paper clay the block is wooden and handmade by me using scrap booking paper aged and sanded he has been finished off with a ribbon. He will be for sale sometime this week on my website! so check back if you are interested.

Have a beautiful Monday Lisa

Sunday, December 19, 2010

playing with paper clay

I should have done a before and after of the little elephant

I have been having fun for the last couple of weeks working with paper clay next hopefully will be a doll.  I wanted to show you what i have been working on this little elephant sitting on a vintage block.  I thought I should also share some Christmas photos.

this is the little snowman that I made for the tree this year.
have a beautiful day Lisa

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Busy weekend crafting

So this is what I have been up to on the weekend! Saturday making lots of little snowmen for the Christmas tree I also made some gingerbread men for the kids to eat, I have never made gingerbread men before they where just beautiful! and yummy to!

  So after breakfast this morning I started to work on the snowmen and this is the first one of 10 I have finished and I love it so much I had to share with you all!  this is the first time I have worked with clay since being in school! I am addicted to it already. 

in the above photo are the little snowmen waiting to be dressed sitting on my vintage sheet music book and on the left are some beautiful handmade hearts made by my beautiful daughter made from wire finished with pearl beads! and also some of my roses from the garden that the kids bought me for mothers day!

 Yesterday I went hunted in second hand book shops looking for some sheet music for another Christmas craft I am working on and look what I found!  I am going to have problems using this one I think!
  Have a beautiful Sunday Lisa

Monday, November 22, 2010

Pre - Christmas Sale

I have just updated the website I am having a sale all this week. Monday22/11/2010 till Friday 26/11/2010
e-patterns $6.00 paper patterns $9.50 Cloth Dolls $30.00 each and primitive finds all reduced! pop over and check it out.

have a beautiful day Lisa

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Playing with Clay

As we all know it is getting closer to christmas and each year we have a tradition to handmade our decorations.  This years we are making snowmen from clay!  We had lots of fun today with them they are not finished they need to be painted and glittered.  I just wanted to show you what we did.  Mine are the two on the left and my wonderful 10 year old made the ones on the right he did an amazing job!  I wanted to use the paperclay but as I live in australia I have not been able to find it so I just used a white air drying clay. Hopefully by the end of the week we should have them finsihed! We need to let them dry for 48 hours.  Have a beautiful saturday Lisa

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wesite updated with Cotton Bobbins

the new cotton bobbins have arrived and have been added to the website.
  I had lots of customers ask about the bobbins with cotton wrapped around them I have more coming with the cotton.

Have a beautiful day Lisa 

Monday, November 08, 2010

Website has been updated - Woollen hair

Just arrived - More woollen hair for the website! So if you where waiting on some pop over to the website!

have a beautiful day Lisa

Friday, November 05, 2010

New Fabric Added to the Website

I have just finished listing fabric for the website pop over if you would like to have a look,  I will be adding more as I get the time.  Off to work on some new patterns and finish off some orders.

Have a beautiful weekend Lisa

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Molly Olive Annie Kits are ready and on the website

Good Morning All,

for everyone interested in Molly Olive Annie Kits they are on the website now under Pattern Kits.  I am still busy working on all those orders.  Hope to show you a new annie soon!

Have a beautiful day Lisa

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thank You

Welll the craft and quilt fair has finished! What an amazing week I have had I met so many wonderful ladies and got to meet some fellow bloggers. I received so many wonderful comments about my little stand I wanted to share some photos with you all

This is Molly Olive Annie she came to the show with me without a pattern or kit and she was the most popular one there and also sold! I will have some kits and pattern ready this week, so if you where after one pop ove the my website latter this week.

I also sold out of my cotton bobbins and vintage dress form I should have more in the coming weeks and a dress form will be on the website this week.
I had a lot of ladies ask for some kits so this week I will be working on some new kits for the website and I will also be updating the website this week with some new stock grubby tags, calico and I am waiting on some new doll hair I will let you all know when it arrives.

thats all for today unless I think of something else, I am off to work on all those orders I have.

Have a beautiful day Lisa

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Craft and Quilting Fair

Well I have had a really long hard day but this the end result I am so happy with it I will have more photos to share but for tonight I am off to bed!

Have a beautiful Evening Lisa

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sisters Olive Annies & An Annie Swap

The Website has also been updated with all the new patterns and I will be adding so dolls tonight!

This is the doll I sent to Grace along with a prim victorian shoe a handpainted hag tag and some wax melts.

this is the Raggedy Doll I received. thanks Grace!

These little ones I finished a while back I named they popcorn annies but I didn't like the name of them they needed work.  I have changed there noses I needle felted them which I really like I love to needle felt the nose I also gave them some new bow's and they really looked like sisters sitting on the little while chair!
So I think I am really happy with them now and they will be the last Olive Annies before the show

The second and third dolls are from a Raggedy anne swap the second photo is the doll I made for Little Crafty Crow you can check out her blog here.  She is a wonderful artist and Love her dolls and paintings. thanks Grace I love her so much

 I set up on tuesday.  I spent today doing up the kits I did 18 and it took me all day to cut out all the fabric and hair!  So far I have about 40 dolls for the show! I just hope I have enough stuff.  I have doll hair, rusty bells and pins calico which I have dyed, hand painted tags lots of fabric to sell wax melts, linen spray for the dolls to make them smell yummy!

Have a beautiful Evening Lisa

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Just completed Annie to go with Andy

I have had andy sitting around for a long while waiting for annie to be complelted and finally she is done and they look just gorgeous together!  I have had this pattern done for months, just kept putting her off.

Have a beautiful day Lisa

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I need Help again on this little golly Girl

photo 4

OK another updated photo this one is with the bow and I have changed the colour of the mouth it's a little hard to see at this time of night but it looks much better. the colour matches the dress more.
Photo 3
the wonderful Jo from Tasmania Suggested a large over sized bow! and here she is I love it.
Lisa from New Zealand said try changing the colour of the mouth! which I might do it's still the mouth I think! back to work on her.  she is getting better.

Photo 1

Photo 2

Hello all,

I have been working on this little Annie all day well she is a golly really I just don't know! I like her but do I love her I hate those dolls that you just have to fiddle with!  I only have a couple of days left before the show and I was going to add this little Golly Girl Annie I just don't know.  Please let me know what you think!

Have a beautiful afternoon Lisa

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Annie tags

Hello all,

Well as you all know I have a show coming up, only 14 days to go and I am still working hard, I took a day off from all the work yesterday to recharge and I did some painting. I really love to paint but never get enough time.  Some little Annie tags to go with my dolls I am not sure how much they look like my dolls! But I am really happy with them. they will be at the show for sale.  I also have a new look to my website the wonderful Amy from Amy Bug has been working on a new template for my website and it look amazing another wonderful Job Amy! Pop over and take a look.

Well I need to get back to work today I am working on some kits today for my dolls, I have had to update some photos for my patterns I will also have a couple of new patterns ready for release before the show, I am just putting the finishing touches to them this week. the website will also be updated at some stage this week with lots of new dolls and some of those annie tags, and other supplies for making those Olive Annie Dolls.

Have a beautiful day Lisa

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Update on Cotton Candy Olive Annie

Good Morning,

Well with a good night sleep and some wonderful comments thanks ladys have a look at Cotton Candy Now, i think she looks a lot better with the red nose! Back to work again
have a beautiful day Lisa

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I need help for Cotton Candy Annie

Ok everyone I need your help on this Annie, I am not sure about it.  Have I used to much pink! it's getting late for working on my dolls and I think I am tired I chose the name when I was working on the needle felting nose it just looked like cotton candy! Please help! All you dolls makers out there would know sometimes dolls just come together and then there are dolls they just don't work at all!

Have a beautiful Evening Lisa

Funky Monkey Olive Annie

Another New annie, well I have only 20 days till the craft and quilt fair here in Brisbane. I have never worked so hard on my dolls.  patterns have been printed and ready to go.  More dolls on my desk to finish so back to work.  I am still not sure on the name of this annie her fabric has funky monkeys on it, so that is all I could come up with.  Let me know if you have a better name.

Have a beautiful afternoon Lisa

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A is for Annie

I have just completed this little annie.  I really love this Michael Miller fabric it reminds me of reading at school when I was little.

Enjoy your sunday Lisa

Friday, September 17, 2010

A Beautiful Painting

Good Morning,

I have been working with Kathy on this beautiful painting for a little while. (Well she did all the work and I just emailed a photo)  I asked her to do a series of paintings of my dolls to turn into gift cards!  This is the first one.  I was going to keep it a surprise till they where all done.  But I am really bad at that and I love this painting so much.  I also have a new header well I have added to doll and taken away the crow! the wonderful Amy did it for me,  I love it, it fits a lot better with what I do.  If you would like to see Amy's work pop over here and if you would to see Kathy's beautiful paintings you can pop over here.  In the painting is one of Whendis Bears.  Every one  knows how much I love Wendy's bears if you would like to pop over and visit Wendy her blog is here
 have a beautiful Friday Lisa

 I must go back to working on my dolls for the craft show.
  I am running out of time quickly.