Friday, March 29, 2013

WIPS

I'm finally back to work. My mom can now do most things for herself now. She does a lot she shouldn't do but that just the way she is...stubborn.

I had a bit of a meltdown yesterday because of a problem with one of the characters I was sewing, but I pushed through and fixed it. These will be some of the most detailed characters I've made since the Frank and Elsa doll and they will take time and since I tend to work slowly, don't expect to see these finished anytime soon. There are 7 characters in this series and of course I can't do anything the easy way so I'm still hunting for materials: striped jersey fabric - black and white or red and white, a certain kind of pink fabric, and a few other things.
I promised to keep showing my wips so here they are. I got these guys sewn and stuffed yesterday. The middle one looks like a bear right now but he won't once I'm done. He'd make a pretty cute bear though. These 3 have a ton more detail work but I think most people will know who they are now.

Thanks for popping by and taking a peek!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Where Have I Been?

I haven't blogged recently and here's why. I did just start to work on dolls again when my daughter came down with the nastiest case of food poisoning on my birthday. Yep my birthday. I spent 2 and a 1/2 days holding her hair, giving her ice chips, tucking her into to bed with me and promising her she wouldn't die even though she felt like she was.

Then after all of that my chronic illness decided to jump into the party and I've been down and out for days and days. In between all of this I've been taking care of my mom. March has been a really sucky month!

I haven't felt like doing anything. I've been physically and emotionally exhausted. But finally the creative muse slowly crept back and I although I'm working slower than the usual slow that is my normal work speed, at least I'm working.

My once empty work table is full of body parts and embroidery thread.

Here's the guy I'm currently working on. Moriah will know who this is. ;0) Some of you who have been following along will know too. I really love how he's coming along!

Friday, March 8, 2013

I've been able to do a few things

Now that I've settled into a routine with care for my mom, I'm finding I have bits of time to myself here and there. So I'm taking advantage of that and working on my new portfolio website and sewing up arms and legs so I don't fall too behind schedule.

I've also decided to teach my daughter to pin patterns and cut them out and stuff parts for me. I'm hoping this will help me keep moving forward.

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