Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New logo for Jem Of Mine

I love Ruby Ruby Designs and so I contacted Bec to get a logo done since my old one was.. well not so good.
I love what she has come up with and cannot wait to get cards and things printed up with the new design.
I had 2 styles done, one with a tagline and one without:

Now if I could just figure out how to set up my blog properly I could actually put this on top :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Jackets and pearls

I had a custom doll to do and the order was for a jacket and corduroy skirt. This is my 2nd jacket that I have done and am happy with how it came out. I especially love the pearl button on the jacket and her wonderful mary janes!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

It is cold today.

It is Sunday in my part of the world. 7:18am in fact. This May has been very cold which is unusual for Australia. Trying to sew tiny stitches to create a doll is proving difficult. I have had recommendations to do the washing up to warm up my fingers, fingerless gloves may be the way to go instead. I think I may have to take a trip to the shops today to find some quickly.

These are 2 of the dolls I have finished this week. They just need underwear and shoes and will be on their way.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

First post on my new blog...

Hi! Welcome to my Blog about my dolls, my 3 boys and my VERY chaotic life.

Some background information is in order, I think. I used to work in the corporate IT world until children came calling. After going back to full time work with the first, part time work with the second and refusing to go back with the third I found myself needing to be active as baby brain seemed to have invaded and never quite left.

The dolls came about as a creative outlet, a way of hanging out with my children while remaining active. And it seems my dolls are well liked in Dolly land and I would not have hoped for more.

I love creating the dolls, the feel of them as they take shape. Taking wool roving and stuffing it into tubular gauze to get a kind of oval shape and then turning that into a head.

I have to say the stuffing of body parts is very therapeutic in times of chaos that reign at my house.

The horde is calling out for dinner so I will leave you with a picture of Huck Finn, one of my latest dolls.

Em x