Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Wordless Wednesday

Lucy Pendant - Dottie Dollie

Doll Face Pendant - Rose

Dottie Dollie Doll Pendant

Rose - Dottie Dollie Pendant

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

I Don't Like Mondays.....

Actually I normally LOVE Mondays! Every week it's a wonderful fresh start, new adventures, new creations..... but yesterday it didn't quite work out that way.....

So the plan was to take photos, and get some new work into my Folksy shop. Sadly the sky was so grey, and natural light wasn't going to be enough. No worries, get out the pop up photo studio..... The halogen lights that I had been using were getting way too hot, so I'd bought some LED lights. The first one changed over fine, but the second got stuck.....couldn't get it in.....couldn't get it out.... 

While I scratched my head, and plotted a solution to this problem I decided to back up all the files on my old laptop, ready to transfer them to a new Windows 10 machine...... Quick break for elevenses....

Ok, so I decide to take the photos using my daylight lamp, and one photography lamp, no problems there..... Then to edit the pictures, let's try the new laptop. Oh, dear.....the Windows 7 editing programme was so, so much easier. This is going to take my ages, so best save that for another day...Switch to the old laptop, but wait, the old laptop is backing up files!!!!!! (49715 of 'em, in case you were wondering.....) Scrap that idea.....

The new laptop wanted to do updates at 3.20pm, it finally finished at 8.30pm.....

You're getting the picture........

So today ran a bit smoother, and these 3 girls, and 2 Kewpies are now listed in my shop

Cutie the Kewpie - Dottie Dollie

Dottie Dollie Rose Mint Hair

Dottie Dollie Rose Grey Hair

Kewpie Doll Pin Brooch - Dottie Dollie

Blue Haired Rose - Dottie Dollie Brooch
The struggle with the 2 laptops will continue for a few more weeks I think, I can't get my head around dealing with it all in one go!!!

Clay and paint are so much more fun!

Tomorrow I'll have another little shop update, so keep 'em peeled!

Friday, 26 July 2019

It's Folksy Friday Again....

Well, it's been a scorcher of a week, so I got to thinking about quintessentially English summer time food and beverages.... So I bring you Lucy Lemonade and Lime, and Strawberry and Cream!

Lucy Lemonade and Lime - Dottie Dollie

Lucy Strawberry and Cream - Dottie Dollie
The other Dollies in this week's shop update may be familiar to my hardcore followers, Betty Peekaboo, and Cutie the Kewpie have both been seen before in Paperclay. They have now made the switch over to resin, and to Folksy

Dottie Dollie - Kewpie Clown with a Fez

Cutie Kewpie Fez - Dottie Dollie
Dottie Dollie Peekaboo Betty Peach Beret

Peekaboo Betty Bobble Hat - Dottie Dollie

Dottie Dollie Betty Lilac Hair

Peekaboo Betty Lemonade and Lime
I'll be bringing back another of my most popular Dollies next week.....

Have a great weekend!

Friday, 19 July 2019

Folksy Friday!

Another batch of totally new designs are now in my Folksy shop

These two designs both came to me from an English vintage dealer, so may have in fact been treasured toys, before becoming broken and discarded. They both caught my imagination at once, so have "jumped the queue" to become jewellery, many thanks to Debbie for making the introductions....

I spotted this Dollie, in a hodge podge of broken doll parts, and just knew that I could make her more beautiful..... Meet "Lucy"..... 

Lucy on the left, the original antique head on the right

Lucy - Dottie Dollie Brooch
Next, I spotted something else which I thought had potential, a single discarded leg... probably from a late 19th Century china doll, now alone and unwanted, but I saw the potential for fun and decided to add it to my collection too. I've already been enjoying painting different stockings, garters boots & shoes, yet I'm sure there's still more to imagine and create.... Pinterest has some wonderful examples of fancy Victorian boots which I've been loving this week....

Dottie Dollie - Victorian Leg Brooches 
That's all for this shop update, have a great weekend!