Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Purdey has her first bath

Full Body Silicone "Purdey" needed to be bathed before I can begin painting her.

Ahhhh...why not have a little fun with it and take some pictures??  :)

Artists, there are just THREE blanks of Purdey left for purchase through Lilianne Breedveld-Deres.

Or you can contact Lilianne on Facebook under the name of Lilianne Deres or Lilianne Breedveld-Deres


She is a petite 18 inches long.
This prototype is poured in Eco 20.  

Painting begins today! 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Please meet blank Purdey :)

She has arrived and she is ADORABLE!!!
She is such a petite, sweet thing!

Today she has her first bath.  
More pictures tomorrow!


Monday, October 16, 2017

Today is the day that Purdey will arrive!

I am so excited that I can hardly stand it!

I have seen her blank silicone pictures from Claire that were given to Lilianne but oh....
to have her in my arms and studio is a feeling to behold.

Hopefully I'll have pictures to share tomorrow!


Thursday, October 5, 2017

She's here, she's here!

No, not Purdey or Luna yet but my MOM is here!

I've had some very super busy days getting her settled and going to appointments, but today will be better.  I expect to have her fully settled by the first of the week AND have my gardens tucked in for the winter.

We have had freezing nights for the last several is that time.

I have not heard yet when Purdey will arrive and I'm waiting to have Luna poured until I know about Purdey.  

In the meantime, I have lots of beautiful angora mohair available!

Time to get those winter and Christmas babies rooted!

Hugs and love

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

We interrupt this business for a Mother :)

Thursday of this week (September 28, 2017) I leave for Idaho to go to my mother's house and finish packing her up for her move here to Oregon.

My husband will join us on Friday evening and on Saturday, we will be "bugging out" of the place where I grew up and the town where Mom has called home since 1974.  

It will be bittersweet as we drive away.  

I do not expect to do any studio work for a week or two as we settle mom in.  
My husband and I have been moving furniture out, taking care of tasks to get ready and I have painted mom's room and bathroom.  Today I am cleaning carpets and today and tomorrow I am putting up some shelves in the storage shed to help make more room out there for things I have yet to remove from her new closet.  

Once mom is settled and I've taken her to some appointments here, I will be starting the work on 
Full Body Silicone prototype Purdey and also on Full Body Silicone Luna.  Neither of them are here yet but I expect the timing to work out just perfectly.  

I am nervous about making such a long trip with mom.  Siting in the car is not easy for her and our journey is at least 4 hours with one potty break.  I suspect we will need more than that and we may need a meal.  

Pray that her O2 tanks hold out and that she is comfortable during the trip.   

I'll pop in from time to time here...maybe for just an update on how things are going and how our trip went etc.  

Hugs to all!

Monday, September 25, 2017

It's Monday and it's LISTED! Mohair that is!

I think this is the first time in a while that I actually met one of my timeline goals!

It took me all day to photograph, package and list, but here it is!!!

Oh the colors and textures!!!

Thank you for shopping with me!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Mohair magic...

I will be placing the last batch of mohair into the dye pot this morning and finish it's processing tomorrow morning!

I've got 5 batches (roughly 20 ounces) in the dye pots from yesterday that I will be completing the processing of today.  

I SHOULD be able to list it all on Monday!!!  

Whew...this has been a long haul but it feels downright...

magical to be almost done!  

Happy Thursday!

(Ps...we have already had 2 frosts here in my part of Oregon.  I think we are in for another 
snow apocalypse this season!)