Thankyou so much to all for your thoughts and prayers for my son Joseph. He is now walking on his own..no more wheelchair, walker, or cane! There's little discomfort and right leg has some numbness, but otherwise doing great.
I'll be back to making dolls after the holidays..hopefully (lol)..until then I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Hi everyone..just wanted to say i'm still here but won't be doing so much as my son and daughter were in a very serious car accident coming home from work. My daughter, thank god, flew out the passenger window and suffered a broken nose and lots of bruising..my son sustained major injuries..broken back, shattered pelvis, internal bleeding (spleen), broken nose and lots of bruising. He's home now with a hospital bed and wheelchair on a long road to recovery, but he will walk again (going to start rehab in about a month). One day at a time...
I really only wanted one..just to satisfy my curiosity why people go crazy over these dolls! Well needless to say my doll family is growing and more are coming!lol...It must be their eyes, or the cute little clothes and shoes they wear or you can buy or make! (they have lots of free sewing, knitting, and crochet patterns on the web for Blythe..really cute). You can also customize them, like carve their lips, paint the eyelids, change their eyechips, and much more. So I thought I would try.....
This is a Little Big Eyes doll that I started on (practice doll before I attempt customizing blythe). I took here apart, sanded the shine from her face, carved her lips, nose, and philtrum. Still working on her and will post pics when she's done.
I'm also rerooting her with angora mohair which I dyed with kool aid and still have alot more holes to fill!
Just an idea of what she'll look like. I forgot to take pics of before and after but if you want to see what the Little Big Eyes doll looks like, there's some on ebay and flickr.
This is the wonderful doll Wanda from Cypress Hollow Primitives made for me..she was my swap partner for the Quaint Old Fashioned Doll Swap hosted by Cindy of Thimbleprims Studio. Thankyou Wanda and Cindy!
I created this doll for the old fashioned doll swap that Cindy of Thimbleprims Studio hosted..she is going to live with Wanda of Cypress Hollow Primitives. Her hat is made from a vintage collar..it fit perfect!
Moriah of MLB Studious sent me not one, but two of her beautiful creations, in return for an ornament I made for her!! It's true..bloggers are caring and giving people..and Moriah, you're the best!! I love, love, love them! Especially the details on the snowman are amazing! And the bat girl is as sweet as can be!
Thankyou so much Moriah i'm so excited to have them!
Today I received a package full of wonderful goodies from Cindy of Thimbleprims Studio's gothic ornament swap!! Aren't they fabulous! The first ornament was created by Moriah of MLB Studious-mlbetterly.blogspot.com and the heart by Peace Schuyler-theheartofpeace.blogspot.com..both great additions to my ornament collection! Love them!
Thankyou Cindy for hosting yet another great swap and for all the extra goodies including the postcard by Carmen Ellis of Spookyhollow (love her work!)!
I'm sooooo thrilled and honored to be published in the winter 2011 issue of "STUFFED" magazine!! I was asked by the editor of "STUFFED", Amber Damien (she found me through Etsy!) if I was willing to submit dolls for the magazine...and of course...well what could I say but "YES!!!". I know, they forgot the "s" in "Mattysdolls", but that's ok, it's still me!!
The magazine is full of fabulous creations from really great artist, I just love it!