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Monday, April 7, 2014

Double Sided Half Dollar Coin Rings

I have been wanting to make one of these for such a long time, and I finally got around to it.  This one is for my Oldest son, Mark Kristen, he was born in 1979 and continues to be one of the three brightest lights in my life. I have two other children and as soon as I can find two more coins dated 1982 and 1983, I'll be able to make rings for them!! My kids are my inspiration and are always supportive in everything I do.  Not only that, they love being around me as much as I love being around them and I feel especially fortunate in that.
 I'm really proud of how these turned out, Who Knew!!

Cheshire Cat Desk Sitter - We Are All Mad Here!!

 I had stitched out a Cheshire Face, but it was waaaayy to big for my little Sad Hatter in the previous post, but, you know me, I had to find something to do with it, so, I made this little Cheshire Cat to sit on my workbench and he holds my favorite Pen.

Oh, and I decided to try a little needle felting, so he has
a little streak of white angora in a widows peak underneath the black.

Sad Hatter, Cheshire Cat and the White Rabbit

After making "Steampunk Mickey", I had gotten my issue of "Art Doll Quarterly" (love, love, love) and I wanted to make a doll with the expressions on their faces like these had.
The Sad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, and The White Rabbit

 Gail Lackey is the artist, and her work is amazing. Oh my gosh!! I just love her work and I am drawn to the sadder darker side of all things artistic.  So, when I saw these, I just fell in love.  Anyway, I decided to try and make my own little character.  I call him the "Sad Hatter".  He started out alone, but, just like everything I do, I had no idea at the time that I started that it would take on an "Alice in Wonderland" tone.  I'm a big fan of "American McGee's Alice" If you are familiar with that, then you know that it is a very dark version of "Alice in Wonderland"
  Of course, my little guy doesn't come anywhere close to her work, but, I still love how he turned out anyway. I also want to send out a thank you for her inspiration.
My little Grand Daughter, Nyah, helped a lot in this production, also.  Just look how focused she is.  She is beautiful.

Here he is with no hair yet, I had made his over sized mad hatter hat, but had not yet completed it yet. 
 His hand looks weird here, but, originally, I had wanted to make a little stick pony, and I've never done hands in clay before, so, give me a break! Okay!

I had found some beautiful velvet fabric, but, not planning ahead, I had to sew them onto his body because his feet and hands were too big to make the clothes and them put them on.  (oops!
 I found some great yarn for his hair, and some organza ribbon for his tie and his cumberbun.

Adding Embellishments to the Hat.  

Added a few feathers and matching organza ribbon for the hat band

Hat is finished except for the handmade hat pins, but, it's soooo cool!!
The Sad Hatter wouldn't be complete without the Cheshire Cat.  Thanks so much to Artapli for this awsome cheshire cat face embroidery design.  I had tried to make another cat from a pattern I had purchased, but, I couldn't get it to work out, so, I just designed my own. This one is sooo tiny.

Oh, we can't forget the White Rabbit, This poor rabbit has been through the mill, he's lookin' a little rough araound the edges.  (On Purpose!! LOL!!)
Oh, I forgot the locket and the watch!  Thanks also to VectoriaDesigns for her awesome graphics designs. Love them and now I  have a bunch of her designs. 

Anyway, say hello to my little Sad Hatter, Cheshire Cat and The White Rabbit!!

Orgone Energy Pyramid

Somehow, this post never got published.  Cuz this was a while back, but, it's sooo cool. My Son and his Girlfriend Clarissa came over and we made our very first Orgone Energy Pyramid.

gone Energy Pyramid.

Changing and Rearranging

Please tell me that I'm not the only one with this much stuff!! No matter how much I try, I just have the messiest workspace.  

Hello, Kitty!!

Say Hello to my two little helpers.  They are always somewhere close by.

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