Monday, March 31, 2014

My latest "Work in Progress"

I'm not sure why, but new ideas are floating into my head like crazy!!!  So I will share a couple of my latest WIP!

"Baby Batty"

Baby Batty with Biggie Bat

Biggie Bat

They are my new nodders, mounted on a spring...still need to do a lot to them before they are finished!

Let me know what you think!

Love and Friendship,

Carly Anne

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Off the Beaten Path...

 Well,  I thought I'd blog about something that is kinda a weekend thing around here.  Last weekend my husband, two of my sons, Matthew and Mark, and Matthew's girlfriend, Kristen went fishing in Tampa Bay. It was a beautiful day for it!

No, I didn't go fishing as my leg is still healing from the three breaks over the past year and a won't be long now, when I can go along with them as I am beginning to walk on my own (without the walker!). I can walk to the mailbox and back, walk around inside the house, and down the sidewalk a little ways!  The other day I crossed the street to borrow some sweetener from my friend!  Good things are coming my way!

 I stayed in touch with the trip by phone (yeah! cell phones!) and was even on the line while they caught several! Anyway, here are a few pics from the fishing trip:
Daddy, trying to claim all the credit!!!

(L) to (R) Mark, Kristen, and Matthew

WOW!!! What a catch...and these were just the "Keepers"!!!

Unloading the catch

Cleaning and Cooking!!!

One tired young lady!!!
Great Trip and a Yummy Dinner!

Now, back to the same o;' stuff...I have finished submitting my dolls to Art Doll Quarterly. here are a few pics of ones you may not have seen, as Esmeralda and Punkin Bunnie were quite the camera hogs! LOL!... 

Billy Ghost, the Ghoul


Sebastian Candy Corn

Well, that's all folks!

Love and Friendship Always!!!

Carly Anne

Friday, March 14, 2014

Etsy Treasury of Cats With Cinders!

Hey everyone! Follow this link to a treasury of cats on Etsy!!! I am so pleased to be included in this special treasury!!!

Description of Cinders


Cinders  is part Paper Mache and part soft sculpture doll.  He stands 20 inches tall and about 15 inches when sitting.   His body is made of muslin that has been stuffed and weighted as he is a shelf sitter.  Cinders‘  arms are detailed in acrylic paint and lightly wired for posing and holding very light objects.  His legs can also be positioned to sit in different ways. In addition, he displays very well standing with the use of a doll stand. Sometimes, after shipping, the weight bag inside shifts a little and one may have to set the doll down with a little “thump” or “bump” to his bottom to reposition the weights.

His Halloween party hat‘s fashioned from orange felt.  It is embellished with little, tiny bats and tinsel. His shirt is made out of orange and black Halloween characters fabric print.  His lapel is embellished with decorative trim and black beads. His sleeves are trimmed in black tinsel. Cinders is dressed in his finest!  He wears a black felt vest lavishly decorated in a white bone border and crystal accents.  With the detail on the back, Tomas looks good coming and going!

Cinders’ orange and black checked pants are fastened with a black and orange striped ribbon.  His pant cuffs are accented with ruffled, black organza trim. Tomas’s holds a retro styled lantern that really glows and carries his favorite toy, a little pinwheel.  Heis ready for a Halloween Party anytime!


Love and Friendship Always,


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Esmeralda is FINISHED!!!

Yes Everyone!!!  Esmeralda is finished and along with a few others, is off to Art Doll Quarterly!  Please wish us luck! Here are a few pictures of her, including her little boy Jeremiah, who was featured in my Art Doll Quarterly article last fall.  Hope you enjoy!

I have had so much FUN with her...she was a joy to make!

Love and Friendship Always,

Carly Anne

Friday, March 7, 2014

Punkin' Bunnie is Finished!!!

Here She Is!

Well very first standing doll is finished and I hope you like her! Her name is Punkin' Bunnie and she is ready for the Anthropomorphic Challenge being conducted by Art Doll Quarterly this Fall (August)!  Wish her luck!


Punkin’ is part paper Mache and part soft sculpture doll.  She stands 29.5-inches from base to ears. Her body is made of muslin that has been stuffed and weighted for sitting. Punkin’s arms and legs are detailed in acrylic paint and lightly wired for posing and holding very light objects. Her legs are wooden dowels to achieve a steady standing position.  Lower legs and feet are sculpted, painted muslin and rest on a sturdy wooden base.
Punkin’s bonnet is orange felt topped with a small shiny bead. It is embellished with crystals, ribbon, and lace. Coordinating bodice and sleeves are made of a 100% cotton Harlequin pattern fabric with a purple sparkle overlay of tulle. Her collar is made with five layers of different cotton Halloween prints that echo the colors in her stylish outfit. Orange, rhinestone buttons and lime green metallic rick rack are added accents, Sparkling crystals are applied one by one on much of her lace trim.
Her peplum is of wide black Venice lace that has been elaborately studded with crystals. Her skirt is a beautiful black and purple striped satin. Punkin’s skirt is layered at the hemline with five different trims!  She wears lavender pantaloons trimmed with ruffled black and gold lace with little bat “garters” near her knees.
Punkin’ carries a metal sign advertising her pumpkins for sale on one arm and holds her prized Jack-O-Lantern on the other.  She stands next to her little friend Hoots, sitting on a magical bejeweled pumpkin.

I hope you enjoyed Punkin's "work in progress" over these last weeks (see previous posts) and thank you for following along on my never ending Adventure in Clay!

Love and Friendship Always,

Carly Anne