I will be painting a super-soft vinyl "Joshua" kit from Doll Dreams with my Special Care paints.
And, I'll be doing a tutorial for the beginning artist.
I absolutely intend to order the rest of the line, the pure colors and thinners, to blend my own for use on a Master Artist Series doll in the future. The pure colors won't be available until after the new year. Only the basic pre-blended set will be available during the launch.
Yes, it's that time of year again and I can't be happier!
In the meantime (today), I have packaged up the last of the mohair orders (for the moment) and am ready to take them to the post office. There are too many for our post lady to pick up. She's an amazing post lady and very capable of her work, but there are just too many!
I believe I have sent out 35 mohair orders :)
I took time to clean up the nursery yesterday...it was a DISASTER!
Supplies had been coming in that had not gotten put away and the work table was cluttered with new items and things I had to do. I have a fresh start now :)
I am devoting today to re-doing an auction for Prototype Annalisa by Dianna Effner.
She is such a sweet baby that did not find a home during her first time on eBay.
Her pictures were kindof dark. She's hard to photograph because she does have a rich tone, but I'm going to try again.
I guess I just feel like I need to attend to some undone things before I begin the next prototype baby.
Heavens, I believe I need a FULL WEEK of my hubby being gone so that I can continue to work late into the nights without feeling guilty of neglect!
I intended to share so much with you yesterday and today but all I have is news, really.
I will be trying some new air dry paints. I wanted to take a picture of the paint set that arrived and show it to you but, I just didn't get it done. I will, just not this weekend.
A box containing 4 silicone kits came in the mail. I wanted to take a picture of ALL of the silicone kits together that I have to do, but I didn't get that done. Oh well, I'm waiting for one more anyway :)
I DID get the mohair processed and listed!
And before I could barely get started on printing labels for orders that came in, my printer ran out of ink. Never seems to fail! LOL
One of the dear Doll Fan ladies needed to make room in her nursery so she did a drawing to give away a Melissa McCrory silicone toddler.
I was not the initial winner and Noni May went forward to her new home.
Her new mommy had an unfortunate shoulder injury and Noni May, being a solid silicone toddler, weighing in at 11 pounds was more than she was able to pick up.
Now, this new mommy could have sold Noni May and made a profit but instead, she contacted the wonderful lady who gave her away in the first place and asked her to do another drawing for Noni May and I WON!
Noni May arrived yesterday and I am so DELIGHTED with her!!
She is Melissa's very first silicone toddler which makes her even more special to me.
Please enjoy her box opening, assisted by my darling kitty, Yuumei.
Ooohhhhh! She came with lots of things!
Here she is! My red headed pumpkin happy to be out of that box!
With all of her precious outfits...even a Christmas dress!
"Mamma, may I meet my siblings now?"
(somehow she just knew there were two other Melissa McCrory silicone dolls here)
"Of course you can sweetheart!"
Noni is holding Melissa's "Sugar" full bodied silicone that I call "Poppy" and Tommy, a hollow cast silicone of Melissa's is cuddling in tight, holding Poppy's hand.
They are just SO sweet together!
Precious sibling love :)
In the meantime, Yuumei is keeping that big box under control...
I decided to dress Noni up for Halloween.
"Mama, do I hafta be a lamb?!?!?!"
"Honey, you make a precious lamb and I have candy!"
Suddenly, she is okay with being a lamb~LOL
I eventually had to take the candy off of the high chair tray as our black lab dog, Deuce, kept taking it from Noni and making her cry.
I gave her a toy to play with and that made her happy enough.
At least for the next couple of days, I'm going to be quite boring!
I've not had time to "engage" with the doll world and I really have nothing exciting to share...yet.
Stay tuned Friday, Saturday, Sunday and through the beginning of next week. I have the weekend to myself and several things will be coming to completion, and, there just might be a new baby arriving home to me on Thursday :)
UPDATE ON THE TESTED GLUE! The glue did dry and was not sticky or tacky but, as I began rooting the head, the glass eyes came loose. :( Was it from the hot wheat filled sock that I tucked inside the head? I don't know but E6000 is never affected by this so I am going to have to stick with the E600 glue for eyes. So far, the magnet and felt have not come loose.
I do love that the glue does not smell!
It is thinner than the E6000 glue (it has the texture of Elmer's Glue) and seems to dry a bit slower (meaning that the E6000 begins to set up within a few moments so that you can finalize, for example, the setting of eyes) so I don't think I'll try it with eyes that are hard to set/don't fit in the sockets well, but for everyday use, yes, it's got my vote!
It adheres to just about anything so there is no need to worry about gluing your magnets or eyes or felts etc. And it does not smell! Glorious!
LOOK at this innovative pacifier also from Nonie's Angels Nursery!!
The magnet is hidden inside the pacifier!
No more cutting nipples off and going through the agony of getting a magnet set just right.
I have played around with these some but have not used one on a doll just yet but I don't anticipate any problems. The magnets are even included with each pacifier.
Her vinyl was very nice to work with and she came together rather quickly.
Her hair is in the dye pot on the stove as I type. Sure can't wait to start rooting her!
I've got two other colors in the dye pots as well and just two more clippings of kid hair to band up.
I was able to get EIGHT ounces of kid hair banded last night. THAT is progress!
Kid hair takes the longest to band since it's so fine but this box was mostly "new" with just a little hair taken out of it the last time that I processed so that makes grabbing the locks a little quicker, plus I stayed up late. This is not conducive to my morning walks as I tend to then need to sleep past the time I should be out walking.
This too shall all pass...as soon as I get the mohair done! :)
Professional reborn master-artist Debbie Henshaw's passion is to educate on the art of reborn artist dolls, share her love and collection of dolls and entertain you with beautiful, funny, touching and inspiring doll picture stories.