Cute Stork Baby Shower Gift

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Hi friends! Today I’m sharing a cute stork I made for a friends baby shower! I had a lot of fun building this guy. And it was a lot easier than I figured it would be.

I started by making the mailbox. There is wire sticking out of the bottom, so I could secure it to the base. Then I made the legs with wire sticking out of both ends. After they were baked, I shaped the torso and attached it to the legs. It was a bit tricky to get the wings to hold the baby while baking, but a little bit of paper towel and a handy mug made it secure while curing!

I used a little paint on the base, then gave it a coat of varnish, and viola! One special delivery for a very special lady!

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And here is the back view! I’m fairly new to recording my every step while making things, so please forgive the lack of images and pleasing backdrop. LOL

Thanks for stopping by, and have a splendiferous day!

Inspired by Polymer Clay by Deb

Wordless Wednesday March 28 2018- Jebediah WIP Mushroom

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Welcome to today’s Wordless Wednesday!  These photos are of a mushroom WIP I’m making out of polymer clay!  Jebediah is about 1 1/4 inches high.  I will be putting him in a scene that will go on Etsy!  Woo hoo!  I’m still working on him, but I hope to have him finished by next week!  I’d love to hear ideas for the scene!  I was thinking a little creature of some kind.  Maybe a snail?

 

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A little Mother’s Day fun!

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Happy Mother’s Day! (a little-belated 😉 )

I’m a little late getting this posted, well, because I was getting ready for and enjoying Mother’s Day!

This is Me, my grandson Jase, and my beautiful Mommy!  She is the sweetest person I know, and I inherited her whimsical spirit!  That’s why I knew she would love these cute little flowery pins.  I let her take first pick, then let the others choose the ones they liked.  We all had a very nice day at my sister’s new house, and enjoyed our time and dinner together!

pinsI made these pins for my own Mom, sister, sister-in-law, and daughters.  At least, the ones that have children!  I did, however, forget to make one for myself.  But, oh well!  You’ll have that!

They are made of polymer clay, plus a little bit of Pearlex mica powder and varnish!  I used a technique called polymer clay embroidery.  It was rather fun, actually!

New Granny Quilter Doll! SOLD

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So, I was asked to create a quilter art doll by someone whose church group wanted to give it to one of their members as a gift.  And this is what I came up with!  I’m pretty happy with how she turned out!

WIP This is the skeleton of a grandma quilter art doll I'm working on. She is a commission! :-D

I started with the chair.  LOL  It is about 6 inches high.  Then I took two long pieces of wire and twisted them, and then formed them together to create the “skeleton”.  I then used polymer clay to make some “bones”, leaving certain joints uncovered, so she could be posable later!  Adding the bones also made it a little heavier, so she’d sit solidly in her rocking chair.  After this basic beginning, I added more clay to make her head, arms, legs, and shoes.  Sorry I didn’t get pictures of that process.  My bad.

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After all that, I created a “skin” out of cloth and stuffed it with batting.  I had to stitch up all the arms, legs, and neck AFTER it was on her, or I wouldn’t have been able to get it on her at all.  Boy was THAT fun.  LOL

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Here she is, all stuffed, and ready for clothes!  I’m sorry, but I forgot to get pictures of that process too.  This was my first time dressing a doll with actual cloth, so it was a bit of a hair pulling experience.  😉  You can’t really see it in the photo, but she is holding a “needle” in her fingers!  She is quilting, after all!

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I just had to share this moment with you!  I am trying to stitch up the neck of her dress, and my eyes are not cooperating.  So, I had to use my big magnifier thingy!  I REALLY need new glasses.  LOL  She’s also received her wig, which I made of wool roving.

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The next thing I had to do was make her quilt.  Let me just say… I’m not a quilter.  I’m barely a sewer.  But shall we say it turned out “rustic”?  😉

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And here she is!  Granny Quilter is finished!  I decided to do a simple face on her.  I think it leant a peaceful aura to her, overall.  What do you think?  I hope she is happy in her new home!