Saturday, October 30, 2010

Newest Halloween stuff up at ebay!

This is a first, a Halloween dragon! I wanted to sell him with a small plastic skellie I found at the dollar store in his arms but my husband thought he was too cute for that.

I have a lot of Halloween things up at ebay and below are just a few of the newest. I just finished a couple of pumpkinhead ladies, some teddies, and 2 cute tiny elves riding crows. Look for them soon! I know Halloween is tomorrow but I plan on making more Halloween before I switch to winter stuff.

This is Stella. She's a half doll built on a brass candlestick. Last winter I got a bag of them at the local Salvation Army store. They're perfect for bases and a lot easier than cutting and drilling wood. Stella is a spider loving witch and is decorated with tiny tatted ones. A large bead and wire one sits in her basket.

This is Bernadette. Last year I made a ghost witch similar to her. I used a pattern from Back Porch Pickins that I resized smaller. I really prefer to make small dolls.

I love this cat I made, Sadie. Last year I did one as a ghost and had planned on keeping her but finally gave up and sold her. She has such a sweet face. I tatted pieces for her bodice and around her neck. I also crocheted the cord around her head and tied at her waist.

Here's a pic of a mummy I listed at ebay. I made one last year that was displayed hanging but this one can stand! The spider is wire and beads. The kitty mummy is just tucked into her arms, it isn't sewn. She's fully wired so can stand on her own or be bent into a sitting position.

These are 2 Halloween fairies I have up at ebay. I'm working out the kinks of a new body pattern I'm designing so that's how these were made. I found a video at you tube on how to make the wings. They're actually earrings turned into wings. Lots of fun to make!
I'll post more next time!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Big News!

I know it's been over a month since my last post but so much has happened.

First, I am now writing for It's a free online magazine so go have a look. I'm doing the getting organized column. My first column will be in the next issue but the Halloween one is really good.

Next I fell off a chair, hit my kitchen table and crashed to the floor. Nothing was broken but I was in a lot of pain for a few weeks. Just when I started to feel a bit better. I caught a bad cold that's still hanging on. For the first time in over 5 years I managed to get to a doctor. I picked out a new one that has an office with therapists who specialize in treating panic and anxiety. My next appointment is to see someone about that!

I had thought about re-opening my eBay store for the rest of the year but they are offering free auction listing with only a final value fee so I'm going with that. I put up some Halloween things from last year and sold 3 already. Today I finished 2 new Halloween fairies I'll get listed this week. I also plan on listing a Halloween dragon and a Halloween cat doll sometime this week. Still have a few things to finish on them.

I'm also listing more at the etsy store. There's the dragon at the top of this post, some goth Halloween fairies, a few small mohair bears dressed in Halloween fabric, and a few small crocheted bears. I have another merbear to go up, a leaf dragon to finish, and 2 more mohair bears to list this week.
Keeping busy!