Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

I was working on a custom order all day that was bought as an Easter gift so I didn't have time to make anything Easter related. But the monsters and I still wanted to wish you a happy Easter!! :)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Photography: Emily and Lexi

I know I have mentioned this before, but I am just starting up a photography business! And I am loving it! If you want to make my day (^.^) please follow me here on my photography blog and like me here on my facebook page. I would sooooo appreciate that if you did! And please help me spread the word! I would love to have more clients! $100 for a 2-3 hour session is a mega deal I am offering right now. If you are in the Treasure Valley or Oregon and Idaho, book me!

Emily and Lexi met me for a spectacular tea party in the woods yesterday, and we had a blast!
You can see more here!

I think Lexi makes an absolutely adorable flapper. Don't you agree??

Emily is the sweetest princess looking for her frog prince

Again, thank you for looking and if you would help me spread the word I would really appreciate it! 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Alice Plush and Functional Art Set!

Hi there! First of all, let me apologize for doing yet another Alice in Wonderland post. What can I say? I love all things Alice and can't stop making crafts inspired by it (as I sit here working on a new Alice project tonight).

Secondly, you may have seen the Mad Hatter Wreath I posted a few weeks ago and I mentioned wanting to make a whole set of my favorite characters in tiny plush form, with functional pieces to go with them. Well...I did it. And I love them all!

To start, here is a teaser photo of all the plushes:



First, I will start out with our heroine and the namesake of the story, Alice:





I can hang my favorite scissors from this one. I have a million pairs of scissors for different purposes, but this allows me to find the ones I use the most, quickly and easily. The Cheshire Cat is attached by velcro, so he can be removed. Alice obviously drank the bottle and grew too big for the house. Silly girl!


Next up, is the one who got her caught up in the whole mess (adventure!) to begin with, the White Rabbit:



I am constantly losing my DC numbers and it drives me nuts. So I made this specifically for them! The clock is a reference to my Wonderland wedding. We got married at 6:00. Smiley


As we wander through Wonderland, who shall we meet? Why, it is the Mad Hatter himself!



I know I have posted this before, but I felt it was necessary to include in this post for the whole set to be seen completely. It comes with a pin cushion hat and the playing cards also reference my Wonderland wedding date.


Continuing our journey, two quirky little fellows can be found, known as Tweedle Dee and Tweddle Dum:




These are pretty self-explanatory. Smiley


Finally, the Queens can be found at the end of our Adventure:




Queens cabinet! The box on top holds a small notebook since I am a compulsive list maker, and a small address book for all my swapping buddies' addresses. The trinket box holds my tacs for the other White Rabbit Board. The drawers are for paperclips and one is for my bracelets. (I am always taking off my bracelets in here while I work on anything and end up losing them or my cat steals them!)

So there you have the whole set! I worked really hard and had to get creative in making them "functional" pieces. I am so proud of the end result! This is them in my studio:



The Hatter wreath is in my living room with my tea set for now. I will make room for it with the others after I get a frame to put in place of where it is hanging now. Smiley

I hope you all enjoy this and as always, thanks for looking!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Dotee Dolls: Jack Sparrow, Harry Potter, and Artie Just Hangin' Around!

According to USPS tracking, my Dotee Dolls have arrived at their destinations so I am going to post them. :D

Taken from Crafster:
"What is a dotee? A dotee is a mini art doll, 3" - 6" with a loop for hanging. Most dotees have faces and some have tails - a hanging piece at the bottom made with beads, charms and other embellishments. Most dotees are made from fabric but if you peruse the past galleries, or do an internet search, you'll see that some dolls are made from wood, plastic, paper, recycled materials, fimo clay and paper clay."

This particular round was a Character Dotee Doll Swap and your 3 partners gave you a list of their favorite movie/tv/book/etc. characters to choose from.

For those of you who do not remember, Artie is from the TV show Adventures of Pete and Pete.

I had a hard time letting go of all three of these; especially Jack! I hope my partners love them!