Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Betty Bluebird

I was really happy with the innocent baby bird expression that I was going for with this sculpt! I had to push in, then pull out the clay with my stylus to get that right look in the corners of her mouth. She's up for bids on Ebay at a very low starting price. Ialtered a little round box for her. She can stand on it for display. I'm thinking it's time to start on fall and Halloween! I never start soon enough. Maybe this year I'll be smart and get an early start!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A baby flamingo!

It was time to sculpt another animal! I had seen a photo of a baby flamingo on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago and just had to do my sculpted version. I noticed that baby flamingos have chubby legs compared to the adults, in case you are wondering why they are kind of thick.

I used white Fimo for this piece. She's standing on a piece of driftwood that I got from a lady in Oregon. Flossie's eyes are onyx. I painted her with Genesis heat set paints. Her legs are reinforced with wire armatures.

Generally, I don't repeat my animals (except for my teddy bears and bunnies), so if you like Flossie, you had better grab her!

Here's the link to her auction:

Monday, July 23, 2012

Alice sleeps in altered Morton salt box

You know how I love to alter everyday things! This baby sleeps in a cozy altered Morton salt box that I made into a cradle. She lies on a soft mattress that I finished with a blanket stitch. The box is embellished with one of my medallions that I make from old dictionary pages. It has an old bone underwear button in the center of it. The baby is wearing only a diaper and a sweet headband. It's summer, so she is staying cool! Read more about her here:

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New! Matchbox baby, Eloise

I just listed this sweet matchbox baby this afternoon. She's about 4¼" long. I used an antique doily to make her hat and then I coffee stained her diaper to keep with the vintage look. I also used some old buttons in this piece of work. The pull on the matchbox is an old shoe button and there is a sweet little antique button on the back of her hat as well as one on the paper medallion on the matchbox.
I have a blond baby finished, but she is too big for a matchbox, so I will have to come up with some other clever presentation for her. Shipping on the matchbox baby is only $3 because she is under 1 pound and can be shipped first class. I never gouge people on shipping. I am not one of those Ebay sellers who make money from shipping fees. I don't like that practice.
Here is her auction link:

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Back to work!

I am back from a wonderful vacation and now I'm ready to hit the clay! Actually, I had 2 human babies fully sculpted before vacation. I have to paint them, put some baby hair on them,dress them, and decide how they will be displayed. I think one will be a matchbox baby! Please stay tuned!