Howdy,I created this blog to share what I have been creating in cloth dolls, plush stuffed animals, rag rugs, new contests, recipes and sometimes a free crafting project or idea. So step on in and see all that's happening on my blog.
Happy Mothers Day to everyone!!
I have been busy playing around in the wonderful weather we have been having here on the Oregon coast. One of the things I have been playing with is my camera and and photo shop. I have also decided to try my hand at selling some of my photos in my store It's Just Frankly Kute on Etsy.
I just love playing with the overlays and creating some different stuff with my pictures. I just could not stand it and thought I show off a bit of my work!
This week I just have been in worst painting frenzy! I love doing the hand painted plates so much that I have also these cute ceramic dispensers to paint and some bowls to paint. I know.... I should be working on mother's day projects and I will.. I will it's just sometimes the love for Halloween comes out at the strangest time. Thus the reason for the Frankenstein soap dispenser and the black cat hand painted plate. But 2 of the projects are not about Halloween rather one is a hand painted bowl with the nursery story of Little Bo Peep and the other bowl is for inspiring ourselves to never give up! I took a quote from one my most favorite LDS members and hand painted a sweet picture to go with it. Everything was painted by hand using no patterns just my ability to draw a little. I love using my oil based acrylics! I just love the brightness while painting with them. I am also baking everything in the oven also makes the paint brighter. Baking in my oven is how I seal my painted plates I finding the more paint I need to use then the longer the plate needs to bake at 250 degrees, for instance the black cat had to bake a good hour because I used several coats of paint for the cat and the pumpkins. This is only a few of the many I have finished this week and what I am working on for Friday!
Gosh! its hard to believe a whole year has gone by and my little princess is going to be a year old! I love that I am a grandmother I love my little princess so much she has over come so much in little life so far, there will one big hurdle another operation in a year or two for plastic surgery on the burns that are on her arm and back. I hope the kids she meets when school comes are not cruel to her and instead have compassion over the burn scars. I pray often for her and ask for many blessings. I just had to share the Easter ones of us out doors on the Easter egg hunt in Astoria Oregon, I loved the pretty little dress and the way mommy had done her hair up. It was a beautiful day for an Easter egg hunt and yes I will be sharing pictures of her birthday with you all. Time marches so fast now....
A couple of weeks back I decided that I need to get busy again and so I have been working on some dolls as usual. The first doll is going to be a 25 inch doll and I have used Onsaburg for the body of the doll and filled her with fiber fill but have also weighted her bottom with plastic pellets. The doll is also stained with a walnut stain and baked in my oven at 200 degrees for about 25 min. I have painted her facial features with oil based acrylics and her shoes, socks are painted with acrylics. The hair is a blue wool yarn that I have separated and sewn into the head of the doll using quilting thread, the next step is finishing the outfit and getting her into my store.
The second rag cloth doll is 18 inches and is made from muslin, a darker muslin and stained. She has been stained with instant coffee, vanilla and cinnamon, the nose and mouth are painted with acrylic paints. The eyes are black buttons that I have sewn into the head and the hair is an red acrylic yarn also sewn into the head.
The last doll I knows looks very familiar to you all, yes... it's Katty again, this time she is made like the original, its nice I have been getting lots of requests for this doll and I will do up special orders for this doll in my Etsy store
This morning I am finishing up the dolls and will have them completed I have been working on other things, some painted plates but I will share them later on. I have decided again not to do the contest giveaway I will later on, there have been a few more trials and I am getting through them with lots a faith in my Heavenly Father. Things will get better and when they do I will be sure to have my next giveaway! So I hope you all will hang in there with me and I will hang in there with you!
Hello to everyone I am doing better it is still very hard without my little Oreocookies I miss her so very much! Poppy is doing better he is eating again and not so sad, I was quite worried about him. Well I know you all are probably wondering about the contest I am going to just start over and do a new one in a few weeks around March 18th I will do a new giveaway and I hope you all will enter in as I really did not have that many entered in the butt naked doll so I going to kind combine Easter and St. Patrick's Day I think I will have a first prize and a second prize! So I will give away 2 items instead of one!!
I had another order for my Katty rag cloth doll and I made her just like my first original Katty Doll! accept the skirt is a little longer. I just love this orange yarn and I need to find more of it I have been looking for it a long time and have not found it darn it. I one never knows... so I will not give up the search quite yet....
I have say thank you all that had prayers and send me comments I am very thankful for you all! May you all be blessed!
Oh yes I was taking some pictures of Poppy in his bed thought I would also share one! Thank heavens he is doing better, I just don't what I would have done if I would have lost him too! He has been a great comfort for me.