Friday, February 27, 2015

On a happier note...

I got a new lightbox.  I took some photos of Janie, a Little Darling (sculpted by Dianna Effner, mold #2, painted by Lana Dobbs).  She's wearing an "experimental" dress.  I used some plain white muslin because I didn't want to waste any white batiste, but in the end I think it came out alright and  maybe is better in muslin because it's not so sheer!  I used a Rosemary Ionker pattern from one of her books.  I wanted to try pintucking combined with hand-embroidery.


Janie's new dress

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Losing my feathered friends one by one...goodbye to Hazel.  I euthanized her today.

Baby Hazel in April 2009

Hazel as a baby

Adult Hazel (front, red) with Prudy (back), her friend:

Prue and Hazel