Monday, September 29, 2008
I have listed a new doll on Ebay for a 5 day auction. She is made from ProSculpt polymer clay. At only 4 inches, she is highly detailed with baby creases, nails, and dimpled knees. This one will be hard for me to say good-bye to so I hope she goes to someone who will really love her and take good care of her.
I want to mention that a polymer clay doll cannot be positioned unless it is jointed. This doll is in a fixed position. I say this because it has come to my attention that some novice collectors have tried to reposition the doll and have broken the limbs.
I have custom made her clothing so that it can be easily removed. The bodice of her dress is French ribbon and the skirt is batiste. The clothing is my own design. Of course, the doll will never be repeated. I do not take molds of my work to make reproductions.
Many steps are involved in the making of a doll such as this. After hours of tedious sculpting, there is blushing, painting the eyes, sealing the face, wigging, and dressing.
This doll will one day become a family heirloom for some lucky bidder. Kathleen will warm your heart and amaze you when you see her in person!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I just want everyone to know that my bear goes off auction tomorrow! I put it up for only three days. My OOAK bears have been one of my most popular items over the past few years.
Perry is string jointed (Irish linen waxed cord). He has moveable arms and legs and comes with his own sparkly pumpkin.
I ship worldwide and am happy to say that I have dolls in many countries.
If you are looking for a real handmade teddy bear and not a reproduction, this bear is for you!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I was commissioned to make three baby apes and once I got started I couldn't stop! I had not made any baby chimps or orangutans for quite sometime. I forgot how much fun they are. So, I have made one that is so tiny it fits in a walnut shell and another that sleeps in an antique spoon. They are currently up for auction on Ebay. Please check them out!
What can I tell you about making a baby ape. Well, their facial structure is pretty much the same as a human's on the upper part of their faces, but the bottom of the face is all mouth. They don't have cheeks like humans. I usually start out with a round ball and then add an oval shape on the bottom half of the face. I set a nose in the center top of the oval and then cut in a mouth. Ears on a chimp are bigger and stick out more than on an orangutan. Also, orangutans have darker faces (top half at least) than chimps have. They also have those long orangutan arms.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
My two listings on Ebay have about two more days to go. The spoon baby is incredibly tiny and ver detailed. The larger baby, Mary Beth, come is a really pretty vintage style case.
I list each baby only once. "Un-adopted" babies will stay in my family as heirlooms. If you do bid and win a baby, it will be a nice collectible for you to pass on in your own family!
Currently, I am catching up on comissioned pieces and am ready to take more orders.