2 more fish finished. I will plan to get these into my etsy shop this weekend.
The weather here has been terrible for my photography- it is rainy, or snowy, or everything is wet. Finally yesterday morning the sun came out so I rushed to take some pictures of the few things I’ve finished!
I will be finishing some random things as I work on the sorting and packing. The pieces that get finished are ones that are sewed and stuffed and just need their handwork. This fellow with his chinoiserie toile tattoos was the farthest along so he got finished first.
I was asked to make a Tiny World in this gravy boat; this will be the one part of the dish set that they will keep. It was fun to figure out how to make it work in a vessel that isn’t round!
And the back view-
I’m a little late with this- that sums up what the last 6 months have been like around here! Among other things, when I went back over my photos, I’d messed up my counting and I had to clean up that mess. So, here we are finally!
I will start with 25 Tiny World pincushions, not dolls.
Tiny World 2, 2. Tiny World 5, 3. Tiny World 4, 4. Tiny World 3, 5. Tiny World 1, 6. Tiny World 7, 7. Tiny World 6, 8. Tiny World 9, 9. Tiny World 8, 10. Tiny World 11, 11. Tiny World 10, 12. Special Order Tiny World, 13. Red Transferware Tiny World, 14. Fancy cup pincushion, 15. Tiny World with Blue Flower Bush, 16. Farmyard Pincushion, 17. Farmyard Pincushion, 18. Desert House Pincushion 1 and 2, 19. Tiny World Pincushion, 20. Tiny Snowy World, 21. Tiny Snowy World, 22. Tiny World Pincushion, 23. Tiny World Pincushion, 24. Pincushion in a Calico tea cup
36 Fresh fish-
Red Fish 3 and 4, 2. Red Fish 1 and 2, 3. Blue Fish Pillows, 4. Blue-Green-ish Fish Pillows, 5. Green-ish Fish Pillows, 6. 2 Gold(ish)fish, 7. 2 Purple-y Red Fish, 8. 2 Green Fish, 9. 3 Wool Fish Pillows, 10. 2 Sweater Fish, 11. 3 Green Fish, 12. Blue Fish and Blue-Green Fish, 13. White and Gray Fish, 14. Pink Fish, 15. Autumn Fish, 16. Red Plaid Fish, 17. Blue Plaid Fish, 18. Purple Fish, 19. Purple-red Fish, 20. Blue-green Fish
14 Kitties, 1 Cat Lady
Untitled, 2. Mamma Cat, 3. Blue-eyed Kitty, 4. Kitty is shopping, 5. Untitled, 6. Going Fishing Cat, 7. Kitty in a Red Jacket, 8. OrangeMan 2002- 2022, 9. Aqua Kitty Girl, 10. Black Kitty, Liberty dress, 11. Black Cat in Striped Jacket, 12. Cat in a Plaid Jacket, 13. Charlie, 14. Fancy Fox Lady, 15. Fox Lady Goes Shopping, 16. Cat Lady Pillow Doll
Blue Merman, 2. Merman with tall ship tattoos, 3. Merman with skeleton tattoos, 4. Orange Hair Merman, 5. Red-Haired Merman, 6. Purple-haired Merman, 7. Silver-tailed Merman, 8. Tentacle Merman, 9. Dark Blue Merman, 10. Merman with sea creatures, 11. Merman with Whales, 12. Purple Merman
18 other men
Corn Farmer, 2. Man with hunting tattoos, 3. Greenman, 4. Greenman 2, 5. Big Blond Lumberjack, 6. Lumberjack in Red-check Shirt, 7. Lumberjack 3, 8. Lumberjack 4, 9. Lumberjack in Plaid, 10. Man with Red Pants, 11. White-Haired Pirate, 12. Man in a Kilt doll, 13. Strongman with Goddess Tattoos, 14. Big Man in a Red Kilt, 15. Big Man in a Striped Bathing Suit, 16. Sepia Man, 17. Tattooed Man in Red Pants, 18. Man with skater tattoos, 19. Owl 1, 20. Owl 2
2 Dark Owls, 2. snowy owl, 3. Snowy Owl, 4. 2 Brown Owls, 5. Brown Owl Face, 6. Brown Owl Face, 7. Gray Owl, 8. Brown Owl, 9. 2 Snowy Owls, 10. 2 Dark Owls, 11. 3 Brown Owls, 12. Rust Owl, 13. Brown Owl, 14. Tan Owl, 15. 2 more owl dolls, 16. 2 owl dolls
And 3 Swaddled Babies, 11 Dogs…
Blond Flower Baby, 2. Blue Flower Baby, 3. Magenta Flower Baby, 4. Black Pug Fellow, 5. Pug Girl 1, 6. Cute Girl Pug, 7. lady gardener dog, 8. Cowboy Dog, 9. Bird Dog, 10. Dapper Dog, 11. Little White Dog, 12. Hiker Dog, 13. Folktale Puppy Girl, 14. Dog with a pipe, 15. Greenman 2, 16. cats – 1
and me. And Winifred and Jasper, the adorable kitties that came into our life almost a year ago!
That is 121 dolls plus 25 Tiny Worlds. I am surprised that so much got accomplished while I was clearing stuff out of the house, having a huge yard sale, flying to Chicago, and all the rest of the work of moving house after 36 years! We are still hoping to relocate in the Spring so fingers-crossed that our perfect new place will show up soon!
Happy New Year!!! I’m not sure how many new pieces there will be in 2023 since I will be packing up my studio and setting up a new one somewhere. But, these are the last 2 of 2022- one that I forgot to post and the other that I finished yesterday.
Yesterdays doll is this dark purple merman.
It is hard to tell in the photos but the tentacles are printed with silver dots and the gold color “leaves” are also metallic.
Also, more hair/horn/dreadlocks… I spend so much time fussing over the hair details and then they hardly show!
And one last fish; a 3/4 size one-
and a comparison to my regular fish-
Okay, now I am really done with 2022!
I gave him some twisty hair horns but the hair fabric camouflages the details.
He has a Neptune button-
He has whales and fish and swirls!
A bubbly beard and hair.
The fish prints on his tail are so beautiful. Below is a stingray (?) on his bottom.
I imagine that a dark blue merman would live in arctic waters.
I made him a beard with curls.
He has skeleton tattoos so I gave him a skull button to match.
This is another “in memory” kitty. Charlie was a Maine Coon cat and I can’t really do justice to their beautiful long hair but I worked with the color instead.
I was given special fabrics for the clothes,
and for the bags.
Some more fantastic fabric! This tail fabric originally had a cream background and I over-dyed it in a bunch of different merman colors. Hopefully you will be seeing some soon!
It also has some metallic print although it is not as obvious as in the other merman.
You can kind of see the metallic here in the dots and the petal shapes.
Here is a close-up of his amazing hair-
He also sold at the show.