Monday, September 22, 2014

Hand Sculpted Polymer Clay Miniature Bulldogs And Doberman

This are my last three custom/commissioned pieces, a doberman, a mama  bulldog, and a brindle colored bulldog. I will not be taking anymore requests for a while so that I can feel free to sculpt whatever comes to my mind.  I'm really wanting to sculpt another ostrich, baby elephant, and an maybe an anteater! Whatever animal I sculpt, dog or other, I spend time researching that breed or species. I look at the way the eyes are set, the coloring, the length of its tail and whether or not it should be docked (although I hate that practice.).
Please watch for my work under my Ebay name, Toodlesocks. I will also post my work on here whenever I have something new.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

OOAK Maltese polymer clay sculpture

Here is my latest commissioned piece, a sweet little Maltese.  I used the owner's dog (as pictured below) for reference.  With Parkinson's Disease, the biggest challenge for me is putting in the lines for hair texture because I have to hold and turn the piece with my shaky left hand.  Somehow, with determination, I still manage to detail my work. I sculpted the Maltese from white Sculpey and then painted it with white genesis paint which gave it a more finished look. She has onyx eyes and one of my hand dyed shabby silk ruffles around her neck.

I am looking forward  to my next order,two more bull dogs!  One of them will be have a brindle colored coat, so I'm hoping Genesis paints will work well for that look. I am enjoying a lazy summer, but keep my fingers in my clay so I don't lose my touch. If you are interested in ordering one of my OOAK dogs, please contact me at Unfortunately, at this time, I am not sculpting human babies or fairies.  They require a much steadier hand than I currently have. One of these days, I might give in and have deep brain stimulation (DBS), but I'm hoping a new and more effective medication will be discovered before I have to make that decision.

Next month, we are going on a big family fishing trip. My husband assures me that my tremor will attract the fish as it causes my fishing pole to shake.  Hey, you have to have a sense of humor to get through some of life's challenges!


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Bulldog puppies in their new home!

I was thrilled to find out that the collector who ordered two baby bulldogs from me found nursery items for them! They are two lucky bulldogs to be in such a loving home! I am amazed that they fit so perfectly in their bed, rocking horse, and walker!  I hope you enjoy these cute pics.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

A polymer clay hand sculpted OOAK miniature Schnauzer

I'm on a roll with dogs. In fact, I have a list of special orders for them.  I just finished this sweet little Schnauzer that you see in the photos above. Next on my list is a baby bull dog, one of my favorites to sculpt! The collector has asked me to make it jointed and I love doing that too!  

Earlier today, a fellow Wheaten owner asked me if I have sculpted a Wheaten. Interestingly enough, I have not, but I have my own model for one with George, our 3 year old Wheaten.  He has a summer cut right now though, so I'll wait for him to grow out his coat before I use him as my model. I have not sculpted a Wire Hair Fox Terrier, like our beloved Millie who was 14 years old when we lost her 3 years ago.  I would love to add one to my list! 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Polymer Clay Yorkie Puppy Dog Sculpture

This cute little Yorkie is a commissioned piece that I just shipped out yesterday. This is my first Yorkie, and, actually, my first longer haired puppy.  I used professional Pro Sculpt clay to sculpt this little one, then I used Genesis paints, which blend so easily for coloring a two toned animal. Her eyes are tiny onyx beads.  I think her profile is darling and so are the little pads on her feet.  The clay balls that I roll for them are about the size of a pinhead. As always, I altered a box for this one, but forgot to take pics of it before I sent it.  It was exceptionally cute, too!

Next up is another commissioned puppy, a Schnauzer!  It will be my first one for that particular breed. After that, I have a request for another baby bulldog and I love sculpting those!

If you would like to place an order for a puppy, please write me at  I will add you to my list!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

OOAK Polymer Clay Bulldog Puppies

I don't think that ending an auction on tax day was a very good idea. Therefore, I have relisted my bulldog puppy set with "buy it now" or "best offer" options!  Here is the new listing:

I hope these puppies find a new home! They don't bark and are very house trained! All they need is someone to love them!  The don't even require dog food!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Baby bulldogs altered box

Here are a few pics of the altered box that I made for the bulldog puppies!  I alter a box for each of my creations.  As you can see, this one has various doggie ephemera on it, as well as a small doily, lace, ribbon, vintage dictionary pages, etc. The puppies, lying in their basket, fit well, with enough room left over for safe shipping.  I don't think I listed the link to the auction here on my blog so here it is:

Monday, March 31, 2014

Three OOAK hand sculpted bulldog puppies!

There was a photo of 3 bulldog puppies on FaceBook the other day. They were so darling! So, the other day, when I was pondering about what to sculpt next, my husband suggesteed that I sculpt those puppies.  Here they are!
I sculpted them from Pro Sculpt polymer clay and then I lightly painted them with Genesis white paint, which is more transparent than acrylic paint, thus giving the impression of light baby fur with "skin" showing through.
I really enjoyed working on these three doggies.  They are about 2 inches to 2They are made from Pro Sculpt and then I used Genesis heat set paints to give them a very light suggestion of white new born
They are about 2 in. to 2¼ in. long, just the right size for the palm of your hand!  I'll be listing them on Ebay soon!  I'll show you the link here on my blog.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Bunny Bella, jointed bunny

I have another new bunny finished! Her name is Bunny Bella and she is wearing her new spring hat! Of course, nothing about her looks new....I hope! My intention is to make my work look old and vintage or antique.

I jointed her at the arms and legs, but her right ear keeps the right arm from moving much.  I used plain old sculpey to make this lop eared bunny.  I like its matte finish. Pro Sculpt and Fimo have a shinier finish when cured.

Watch for more bunnies! I'm in a bunny kind of mood!

Here's her auction link:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bunny Fifi

This is the second of the two bunnies I showed you earlier.  The first one was a commissioned piece. This one is up for grabs!  Her name is "Bunny Fifi."

I used waxed cord to joint this bunny. I like to use it because I can pull a tight knot in it so the arms and legs are not too floppy and loose.  She has tiny black beads for eyes and a hand dyed silk ruffle around her neck. I used an antique stain to give her a vintage look.

Each of my pieces is created one at a time, so no two are just alike. Because they are unique, and not manufactured, they make wonderful heirloom collectibles for you to pass down in your family.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Think Spring with these two vintage style bunnies!

Here are my first two bunnies for spring 2014!  The one on the right is already sold, but the one on the left is available now. If not sold here on my blog, I will list it on Ebay soon!  Both are jointed like teddy bears with moveable arms and legs.  I jointed them with some waxed Irish linen string.  They are about 4 inches sitting and 5 inches with their legs extended. The ears were sculpted over heavy wire armatures for extra strength.

Tiny "stitches" make them look hand sewn, but they are, of course, sculpted from polymer clay!

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My grandkids are crazy about the Disney movie,"Frozen," so I sculpted these cute "Olaf's" for both of them for Valentine's Day.  I used real twigs from my front yard for the arms and hair and sprinkled each snowman with some fairy dust, for my own special touch!  Each is holding a tiny hand sculpted heart. I plan to make an ornament for each holiday to hang on their arms. I'll make a shamrock, an Easter egg, a flag, etc. Snowmen like to celebrate the Fourth of July too!

Next up is a commissioned bunny and maybe one I can sell on Ebay!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

This is my most recent work, a baby orangutan named Martin. He was a commissioned piece for a collector in Nevada.  See his hands?   I sculpted them using my technique that you will find in my "hand tutorial" here on my blog.
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No one ever taught me this technique. I came up with it myself. If I can make tiny hands and fingers while having Parkinson's disease, you can surely make them too!