Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hand Painted Dough Ornies......Where'd They Go?

I came across pics of some of the many hand painted dough ornies that I've done over the years and wondered if they were still even popular. So I did a search on the internet and on eBay and they are almost non-existent! You can find plain dough ornies to mix in with your fixins, but not too many painted ones.

The one thing about making them was sometimes you got batches that would crack and you'd have to start all over or you'd get them all painted and sealed and find an annoying crack on the back. One custom order I remember doing was for strawberries and I decided that I would scent the dough with strawberry FO.........I lost half my order because of cracking! I was sooo mad!!

Now painting them was a labor of love and I remember many a late night and a very stiff neck!

Wholesale orders were something you wanted, but yet at the same time dreaded only because of all the work put into these little dough creations.

But all in all I loved making them and loved all the GREAT customer feedback......just sad that the demand for painted dough ornies has slowly faded away.

Can't tell you how many bins of ornies I have sitting around collecting dust! LOL

Anybody out there still make them?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

She's Alllll Done!

Well I keep thinking that she needs something else......which just drives me nuts.......but I guess sometimes "less is more" so I will just leave her be.

I really LOVE have to see her and hold her in person to really get the full effect of her sweet little face. When I pick her up it's like she's looking right at you and I can already tell that I am going to have a very hard time putting her up for's NOT like I can't make another one right?? LOL

So I guess in the next day or so I will start making another Round Headed creation.......hmmmm, will it be an Annie or a Snowman? Guess you'll just need to stay tuned and see! LOL

Friday, October 3, 2008

Almost Done!

So I'm not the 'speediest' doll maker there ever was! LOL

I am very picky about my work and therefore it sometimes takes me a week or more to finish one doll.......Ok, something I really need to work on!

Well she now has her arms and legs and a head full of hair......some rosey cheeks and last but not least, a little heart.

I am pretty pleased with how she has turned out so far, BUT.......the clothes are what is really bugging me right now. I am a visual person and written instructions for the clothes are leaving me kind of feeling like know, Sponge Bob's pink friend.......Uhhhhh Duhhhhh! LOL

I would like to just go into my sewing room and whip out an outfit for her in record time, but I already know what will happen. I will sit there and read and then re-read the instructions and then trace out my pattern and then sit at my machine and re-read the instructions yet again!!

Why can't this be easy for me??

Well if anybody has a video tutorial or knows of a really great video tutorial on making clothes for your annies and such......can you please post it or email me with it?

Please, me lose the Patrick image!!! LOL

So today I will be in my sewing room working on annies outfit and once I get it done and my dollie dressed, I will be posting pics so you can see my finished creation!

Have a GREAT Day!