This morning I reworked my new doll pattern. It turned out much better by leaving the legs separate from the body. Now my stuffing hole is back in the bottom, instead of the head. The canvas doll shown in the first photo didn’t make it through the stuffing process. Another case of seams being to close to the edge. Another doll scrapped. Bummer.
Two dolls using the new pattern
The Daisy doll on the other hand is turning out just right. I changed the leg shape, no more chicken legs! I sewed a seam for the shoulder joint since the arms are now connected to the body. It was a bit stiff before I made the joint in the shoulder.
New Daisy doll almost done!
I’m just about out of time for making stuff and blogging today. This evening, my band Sunlight is heading into the recording studio to start work on our second CD! I cannot wait to share these new songs, it’s going to be great! I’m grateful I get to live my dreams on a daily basis. If I can do it, anybody can. Never give up!
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She’s done! This morning it was really difficult to get anything done. First thing when I got to my studio, I saw the news that Prince had died and I’ve been a mess ever since! Between tears I struggled to get the hair sewn onto this doll. I have loved his music and the man since the early 80s. He was and still is one of my all time favorite musicians. He was funky, groovy, and just plain magical! RIP Prince, your music will live on forever.
Tuesday I posted about getting back to my daily creative time. It has been over a year since I painted, lame, I know, since I’m an ARTIST! If you saw my post from Tuesday, I started a painting, and yesterday? I finished it!
I also forgot to share the new Heart Art Pillow I made at the end of last week! Click on the image to go to the listing in my shop.
Today, I had a painting idea come to me while meditating. It often happens that way, which I love, because it’s like my inspiration is literally coming “from spirit”. The paintings always seem to flow easier when I get inspiration in this way. All of these new creations are available in My Etsy shop, click on the photo or caption to go to their individual listings. 🙂 Thank you for visiting my website! You are greatly appreciated! 🙂
“Universal Love”, 6 1/4 x 7 1/2″ oil on cradled gessoboard, $90, available in my Etsy shop. (click on photo or caption to go to listing)
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