Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Pumpkin Tutorial Tools and Supplies

Hey there Ya'll!!!

Tutorial begins at 1pm EST...See you there!
Well folks, my first online tutorial and I've already overlooked something...I should have posted a list of tools and supplies last week so you could get ready...not to worry though, as I will be keeping the tutorial up as a permanent part of my blog that you just scroll down to see, and I will be putting it under a Tutorial Section that I will be constructing soon!

I'm posting this now so you can go through and see what you already have, and also so that you know what else you need to make your pumpkin.

Tools and Materials

 (some knowledge of general sewing techniques is required)
  • Scissors 
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot fix crystal applicator (Mine is Made by Darice - see links)
  • Cotton print fabric at least 26 inches by 24 inches (see links)
  • Black lace fabric about 2 inches by 2 inches (see links)
  • Mastex thread (available through Edinburgh Imports-see links)
  • Two approximately 1" sturdy buttons JoAnn's or Walmart)
  • One 5" sculpting needle
  • One package of 7 mm rick rack in black
  • Size 16ss olive or black hot fix crystals (see links)
  • Elmer's Spray Adhesive
  • Hot Glue sticks
  • Five green Millinery leaves approximately 3 inches long by 2 inches wide (easily found on Ebay)
  • Lime green ultra fine glitter (available at many craft stores)
  • Polyfil stuffing 
  • One 4 inch beveled wood base (bought mine at JoAnn's but not online)
  • Black acrylic craft paint
  • Paint brush
  • Matte Interior Varnish by Delta Ceramcoat
  • Glamour Dust (glitter paint) Black Ice by DecoArt, sent to me by my swap box pal LeeAnn, and found at Micheal's  
  • Sewing Machine
  • Fabri-tac fabric glue
  • Large Books (to hold weight in place Step 20)

Yours Always,

Carly Anne

HURRY! Last Day for Giveaway

Folkart and Primitives

Hi Folks!  I just joined a wonderful group of girls on the Etsy Team FAAP (Folk Art And Primitives)  They have been having a Giveaway and today is the last day to sign up!  Sorry not to have told ya'll earlier, but I'm just learning my way around this team.  Also to see  their works for sale on Etsy, just put FAAP in the search box and the listings will just POP up!  Be Ready for some serious "EYE CANDY"!!! 

Please follow this link to the Giveaway!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

My Art Doll Quarterly Arrived!!!

Cecil the Crow
My Art Doll Quarterly is here!!!  My Dolls are in there not once but Twice PG. 10 and pg 69!!! OH HAPPY DAY!  Just a Dream come true! (doing a little dance).  Some of you out there may already have yours...let me know what you think. I know I am jumping up and down...but it is truly an elated and humbling experience all at the same time (emotional soup)! Being alongside of so many great artists in this issue...I can only hope that my article measures up to peoples expectations.  My thought in writing it was to share some of what I've learned over time by trial and error and sometimes by accident. My hope for you is that you learn a little something new and come away with ideas that inspire you!  

Also in this issue, my very dear friend, LeeAnn Kress of Charmed Confections  , has FIVE of her wonderful dollies published!  I know ya'll will enjoy seeing them (beginning on pg 104)! 

Here are some additional pics of my featured dolls for your viewing pleasure...hope you enjoy!

Garret O'Skullivan

Tomas the Cat

Jeremiah the Frog




Friday, July 19, 2013

Marguerite in the Movies!

Hi everyone!  Just wanted to share Marguerite's movie with you. My youngest son made it for me.  She will be in Art Doll Quarterly this August!

 I want to thank all of you for following me...we are going great places together! Please look for me in Stampington's Holidays and Celebrations Fall Issue due out September 1st and also Somerset Studios Fall Issue!

Love and Friendship,


Saturday, July 13, 2013

New Listings on Spookytime Jingles

Hi Everyone!

Just a little note to let everyone know that Spooky Time Jingles updated last night and new artwork is posted!!!!  Here is my latest offering...Orville the Pumpkin Head!

Please go to  to view his full description! 


Love Always,


Monday, July 8, 2013

Sneak Peak...FreeTutorial!

Here is a picture of the Pumpkin in my FREE Tutorial beginning August 1st at Boggy Bottom Bayou! It will begin the same day that the Fall Issue of Art Doll Quarterly hits the streets!  You will be learning how to make Marguerite's Pumpkin appearing in this issue!  Marguerite is my Bird Cage Doll.  Also appearing this issue are 5 new dolls and my article on embellishments.  All of this ties in together, so be sure not to miss either one!

The Three Amigos Look On!

Love and Friendship Always,


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Pumpkin Tutorial Coming In August!!!

Come see and take my Pumpkin Tutorial mentioned in the Fall Issue of Art Doll Quarterly!!!  I'll teach you to make the same pumpkin as seen inside the cage of My Bird Cage Doll Marguerite. 

Here is a close up of the type of pumpkin we will be making!

The techniques you will learn will help you to embellish just about any project!

Love Always,