Saturday, November 02, 2019

New little Troll Girl named Olley


Meet "Olley" my newest little Troll Girl!  She was a lot of fun to make.  Even her pumpkin and skeleton are hand made.  She has needle sulpted features including her eyes.  Eyes are hand painted using acrylic paints.  Her little pumpkin is made from T-shirt fabric with sculpted bumps. 

This is another version of my Oggie Pattern.  Which is available at my Etsy Shop.



Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Troll progress


I love this part of creating.  You have to listen very carefully.......try on things and listen some more.  Which was the case here.  I'm getting very close to being done.  She'll needs some earrings.  Finish stitching her little dress.  Maybe a couple spiders on her pumpkin?!?

Oh' yeah, some color on her hands and who know what other little adornments I find to add.


Friday, October 25, 2019

Pumpkin magic


While trying to fall asleep last night, it dawned on me how I should have patterned the pieces for the pumpkin.  Yikes!!!  Sometimes things are so simply, but I just can't see them. 

I get obsessive when I get an idea in my head.  This is actually the third pumpkin.  Made from an old T-shirt, needle sculpted some bumps and then painted with Sobo glue for stiffness.

It has a really nice feel.  Continuing on.............

Continuing on, after a little break

Slow and steady, seems to be the way I work these days!  Yesterday I sewed on ears, thumbs, stuffed a little more closed openings, sculpted some toes and added button joints to the arms and legs.  Oh' yeah and started this pumpkin.  

Then got interrupted and that's where this little dude or dudette was left sitting on my work table.  While laying in bed last night it occurred to me how I should have cut the pumpkin.  So today I might make another.  And why does it need to be organge?!?

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Inspired by a fellow Doll maker

This week I was inspired by a fellow doll maker Sharon Mitchell.  She gave my Oggie some very special eyes.  So I decided to try my hand at it.  Found my Oggie Pattern and had at it.  He's a cutie for sure.  


Here are a couple of pics of the progress.  Calling it a day, because my fingers hurt from sculpting, stuffing and pinning.  

I have not decided on what he or she will wear.  So stay tuned.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Scrappy, the Pincushion Troll

This little guy was so much fun!  I picked out bits and pieces of fabric to make this 6" Troll.  He has steel BB's to give him a little weight, so he won't move around too much.  

Needle sculpted features, opposable thumbs, inset eyes  and a little tail ornament that I took off a vintage pincushion.  Must keep those needles sharp. 

Oh' I almost forgot.  I needle felted the circle on his belly.  Feeling very happy with how he turned out.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Time to make a Troll

Summer has come to an end, even though the temps are still up there.  The night are finally cooling down which helps.  I've been doing more painting these days. But a couple of days ago I decided I needed a new pincushion.  I had sold the one that used to sit next to the sewing machine a couple of years ago.

It's funny I forgot how much I love my little characters.  This is the miniature version of Mopsy.  Which by the way is available at my Etsy Store.  I have invited my FB friends to play along and have posted the pattern page.

Anyways, here are some pics of my "Scrappy" Pincushion Troll as of yesterday.





Thursday, June 27, 2019

Another mixed media piece


Side tracked again!  This all started out with a crappy 22" X 30" piece of paper.  The intent was to make some layers and then rip it up and use it on another piece of mixed media Art.

Well, I got lots of layers using paper, acrylic paint, oil pastels, and a mark all pencil.  My piece just kept evolving, not sure I can rip this up.  At least not today.

So instead, I'm having a fat quarter of fabric printed from Spoonflower.  If I like it I may have some available for re-sale?!?  We shall see.  It was a fun process and is very addicting.  Summer has finally arrived and the Studio gets pretty warm.  My Troll is sitting on the table screaming at me. ;) More later!