Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Altered Art Dolls

Two weeks ago on a friday I decided i needed to do something for myself, I had a really bad week,so
I thought i needed time out to spend the day playing and making a little something for me, I love 
working on altered art and for many years i have loved the work of moss hill studio.
 I started out as a doll maker and have a love for old dolls.
I have been gathering all my beautiful laces and all things vintage to use.

I started playing around to get an idea of what i wanted to do, I wanted to use a vintage cotton bobbin as the base.
I started by adding lace to the head of the doll and also some tiny vintage flowers.

I played with many different designs this was one of them. The little crown on her head is made from a piece of lace them stitched together.

 I decided late in the afternoon that she,needed wings so i made some from rusty old wire and covered them with seam binding ribbon.
you can see in the below photo. 
I wrapped lace around the cotton bobbin, also used lace as her dress. 
she is almost finished but decided that i didn't like the no. tag around her neck I changed it for an Eiffel  tower charm.
as you can see I used my vintage hat in the background as my inspiration. The hat i made a couple of years back and you can often see it in my photo's.
I am really happy with the end result she will fit right into the studio.

Once in a while you have to stop to smell the roses, or stop and do something for yourself.
 I work everyday in my studio creating beautiful handmade bears and don't normally keep anything for myself, sometimes i find it really hard to let them go!

Monday, April 06, 2015

The making of a Bunny girl Bear

She started out as a simple bear I wanted to use this vintage style easter charm.

Then i thought she needed some bunny ears, I was so pleased with the way they turned out.

here she is the first fitting of her bunny ears and little charm. she is starting to look very sweet.

she's almost done just have to add her bear ears! she is such a sweet bunny bear.
she will be up for sale in my etsy store this week.

Happy Easter 2015.

Friday, April 03, 2015

Happy Easter

Hope you all have a beautiful Easter Holiday this weekend i will be playing with this bunny girl that i bought at a doll and bear show last month.