Thursday, October 30, 2014

Loft Work

More painting, better art - we are working right along on making this place our own, finally!  Last weekend I was lucky to find a really, really good buy on a large piece of art, much more suitable for the space over the loft dresser.  (Compare this to the "after" photo in the Before and After post a couple entries back.)

We still need new lamps, and will also be adding some sort of vignette to the top of the dresser.  As large as that dresser is, it is now full to the gills with family photo albums and boxes and boxes of un-albumed photos!

Here's a peek at the front wall of the loft, now that it has color.  Please ignore the dust rag on the railing.

The new paint in the front entry has been done for a couple weeks now.

Next up is a creamy yellow for the living room, with some blue accents; a silvery gray for the main floor bath; a pale green for the guest bath; and something fun/funky to go with the new chandelier in the laundry room.

Saturday, October 11, 2014


Finished two dolls on my work table, more on the way.

I bought the "warty" gourd at the Running of the Gourds last February, painted it shortly thereafter, and just recently was inspired to finally complete the doll.  She's a good refresher of the things I learned at the Iowa Retreat a few years ago.  The face is from Sherry Goshon's mold "Cherie."  The scarf is from a seller I met at the CIFI conference several years ago - Elma Simpson.  The beautiful orange overskirt you see in the back is from Gypsy Pamela's monthly fabric club.

This Carolina Sea Hag is my response to Linda Hollerich's challenge for a summer mermaid project.  I molded the face using instructions from one of Linda's patterns.  Building the doll on a paper towel tube was inspired by an online class years ago with Jacque Uetz.