Friday, November 23, 2012
And IT looked so--- easy???? ----when I watched a couple of ladies--on YOU TUBE--- showing you how they are made----( EVA foam and a glue gun!! Among other things) But believe me--It takes PRACTICEand ---I've watched so many *you tube* tutorials on fofucha now-- that I forgot "which" lady got me hooked 'first' !!! I left comments wondering where I could go for lessons--So far--- no reply..I guess my Google translation of Portuguese--just made them shake their heads in wonder?????? I did manage to get some flesh colored EVA foam ordered-- altho I couldnt seem to order any of the magazines I thot might help!?!?!but I am practicing with white foam---because I found the flesh color hardest to get-- So--if you are interested in this type of---- lil CUTIE--- Write in--- FOFUCHA --- on your YOU TUBE search bar---You will get a lot of wonderful tutorials--and ideas------I am also trying my hand at making their flexible masa --or porcelaina fria --I have worked in air dry clay and polymer clay --but the PF seems to dry so much faster--which will jive with my impatiences---- just fine !! And sure would help with my holiday gifts etc!!! Hope your holidays are proving as adventurous as mine--Big hugs..Jandee --
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Today is Thanksgiving! Why didn't the holidays arrive this fast when I was younger?? Maybe I should put in my Christmas wishes-- with this Thanksgiving wish!! So nothing can slip past me in this busiest of seasons!!!! BUT --I know ---you know ---I am thankful for everything and esp--- my internet family -- Still--- never hurts to remind everyone---You have kept me sane-- thru many sorrows --and giddily happy thru many triumphs---Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
I used a thick holograph paper to make a cone body --then decided that I didn't like silver with the gold in her yarn hair--So I fused some gold paper--(cant think of the name of it right nowon the silver cone---Found some gold ribbon I had and an ear ring with four gold pieces --I dis- assembled --- and this is how I put them all together for my gold ornament angel--who holds her own lil gold ornament------Cant get any BLINGEE "er" that this (heheh) !?!?!I have a lil hanger on the top of her head --to hang her or she can stand along on a table or shelf---And--- Last-- but not least-- I put some gold wrapped candy --in a gold bag-- with an angel charm-- and stuffed that in the hollow of her cone skirt>>> I am off to mail her today--(after my husbands trip to the therapy center) Now to give a big shout out to Ady from DOLL DREAMS---Although I have made many dolls in my time--I always seem to make it so complicated for myself--I cant use a pattern--Lord knows ---I have a few-- unopened ---that people have sent me and swear by them--and I pull them out and go into ??? whatever and put them back---Anyways--Ady --who loves big eyes girls as much as I do --and has glorious - art lessons on her site--offered a class on a doll--But her following prefers drawing them --Luckily I got in on her doll..(Moi--- and maybe two others??? )Before she decides to pull it off----I am thinking of putting my ventures up on Facebook and sending a few doll-making gals out her way----She made a witch--but I am sure you can make anything you want with the process she shows --- I did----SO Thanks ADY---for sharing your way--- Just Google DOLL DREAMS for a real treat---- WE ALL LEARN SO MUCH FROM EACH OTHER!!!as FOR ME --- i --AM VERY VISUAL!!! Classes that are on videos---are my way to learn!!! And ---I-- believe--- you never stop learning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!