Featured News!, New Workshops, New, New, New!, On the Calendar, Online Workshops, Studio News

New…Garden Pixie Online Workshop

Starts March 29th!

Sign up today at Joggles.com

Garden Pixie Workshop

Wouldn’t you love to find this little pixie dancing around in your flower garden?  She is a 12” figure with a wire armature body and cloth over clay face.  She is dancing in the center of a rose which is resting on a pedestal.  Very sweet…very fun to make!

What you’ll learn:

  •  Body armature for a fully articulated figure
  • Wrapping a body with batting to create muscle (cloth over wire wrapping)
  • Needle sculpting to define the body
  • Posing a body to achieve whimsical effects
  • Simple ways to mount a figure on found object(s)
  • Cloth over paper clay face
  • Soft delicate face painting techniques using acrylic paint
  • A super easy technique for making tiny fingers
  • Whimsical costuming & embellishing including petite garden slippers
  • Fun techniques to age wood and other found objects

This is such a fun class.  The techniques taught give a lot of room for self-expression and each doll turns out so unique!

Sign up today at Joggles.com

New, New, New!

Tiny Fae…

I've
been playing again! This is the tiniest fae I've ever made! She is
about 6" from head to toe. In my last post I told you about a nest wall
hanging that I have been working on. Lots of machine embroidery, with a
3D nest and branches. Well now I have added a tiny little faerie
sitting on one of the branches (she is peeking at the eggs). I have
really enjoyed this project. It is still a work in progress… I am
still pondering how I want to mount the whole piece to hang on the
wall. I have a few thoughts. I'll keep you posted.

New, New, New!

I've been playing…

A couple of weeks ago I went to the Road to California Quilt show with my good friends Patti Culea and Karen Wooten. We had so much fun. The show was very inspirational and my time with my girlfriends was even more so! We explored, we shared, and we drank lots of starbucks! So FUN!!!

Then this week I met Patti up at CHA…oh my gosh!!!! What a great day! So many fun things to look at! My creative juices are on OVERLOAD!!! I just wish I didn't need to sleep. What a nuisance!

As
a lot of you probably know Patti does A LOT with free motion
embroidery, and every time I see her she has something new (like a
book) and everything is always so yummy! So…I figure….I have a Bernina that will do free motion embroidery….I'M GONNA PLAY!

Continue reading “I've been playing…”