Thursday, December 24, 2009

OWOH 2010, Addison and Ben

This time of year is full of love, family, friends and laughter, I wish you all lots of all of the above!!

For those of you traveling, I wish you a safe journey and for those of you expecting travelers I wish them a safe journey to your homes:)

The time has come once again for the One World One Heart event!!! Last year was my first time partaking and what a great experience that was!!!Thanks to Lisa's over at A whimsical bohemian ( I can't seem to get the link to her page work right now but am going to try and add a click able badge on my tool bar)

Any way, this is a great event that you should ALL attend. There will be LOTS of cool stuff to be won and a ton of wonderful people to meet:)

This might just be my last doll for 2009!! (maybe not too LOL)

Her name is Addison and her little mouse friend is Ben.

Addison still need some shoes...hehe hopefully tonight:)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Monster, Ornie and Earnest Philip Samual

November's Mini Monthly Challenge was to make a doll using a foreign objest, I had this tiny hour glass that I wanted to use. Earnest Philip Samual (Earnie) was what came about. Poor little lad is worried about time marching on. Even at his young age he relizes that "Time Waits For No One"

ADO did an Ornament exchange for Christmas with a "secret santa" and LUCKY ME had Nicole from

Isn't my ornie the cutest ever!!!!

Then to make me even luckier, for Zan's monster swap........I got Nicole AGAIN!!! Man, how can one girl be soooooo lucky??? Just look at my swap!! If you thought my ornie was adorable, take a look at my monster and his girl:) How adorable are they???

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


The sweet and talented Zan from hosted a monster swap that I think about 40 people participated in and now that it is over she has posted the monster parade to showcase ALL the amazing monsters!!! You simply MUST pop over to her blog to see them!! Here is her link again just in case you missed it the first time:) lol

Thank You Zan, for again being such a wonderful host and bringing all of us together for such a fun event :) WE LOVE YOU!!


Saturday, October 31, 2009


So it has been a few years since I have listed anything on ebay so I thought I would give it another try??? Boy it has changed alot since I used it last!! Looks different and I don't know how to make it look pretty:(

Please take a few min and check out Elijah Edwards auction:)

tonight is the midnight ball, Yve is hosting it and you simply MUST attend!!!! There will be sooooo many amazing dolls to see!! Check it out:)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Elsie, Bella, their BIG hats and more!!!!

I have been just terrible with updating my blog:( I have a million things on the go and can't seem to post about any of it:( This is the last thing I finished so though I would at least post them.
I have on the go my monster swap that Zan is hosting from You still have time to sign up if you haven't yet!! The deadline is Nov 4th
an ornament Christmas exchange with my ADO members, and a few challenges,(that are due soon...ugh, I haven't started yet) Oh, you should check out the Halloween challenge finished dolls on the ADO blog, they are awesome!!

A few DAG challenges to do, one to finish and one to start... Check out the Dark Artist Blog to see some wicked, dark art by some amazing artists!!

So after my hat lesson with Kamila the hat master, this is what came of it:) Elsie and Bella.

Elsie is trying to take Bella off to Sunday school but Bella has other plans that do not include Sunday school!!
Elsie is about 12" tall and Bella is 10"

Sunday, September 27, 2009

A Lovely Award and Creepy Kids

Here is my finished piece. Clyde, Izzie and Cecil for ADO Quarterly Challenge Halloween:)
They don't live in the best part of town.......

Clyde and Izzie
Went out to trick or treat,
Clyde dressed like a duck
Cause he was born with web feet.

Izzie a bunny
Her Mom stitched her lips tight,
So she can't eat poison candy
While out Halloween night.

Cecil her spider
Who is like a watch dog,
Is there to protect them
From what lurks in the fog
These little creepy cuties are available in my Etsy store

I got this award from Essie at Thank you Es for thinking of me:) You are a doll, and the AMAZING Michelle at thank you my dear friends:)
Here are the award rules:
1. Thank the person who gave this to you.
2. Copy the logo and place it in your blog.
3. Link the person who nominated you.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that no one would really know.
5. Nominate seven 'Kreativ Bloggers'
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.
Now for the seven things no one knows about me.......HMMM,,, Okay here goes......
1. I fell off my porch when I was 10 and broke my wrist , both bones clean break......SNAP!! I had a long sleeve shirt on and my sister thought I had a tennis ball up my sleeve until I pull my sleeve up and had to hold my wrist together to keep my hand in the right place.
2. I have been with the same guy for almost 15 years. I met him when I got my first tattoo and I now have about 1/3 of my body tattooed. ( not all by him)
3. I live in Canada and have traveled as far as England JUST to get tattooed. I was there for 36 at the time the pound was almost 3X the Canadian dollar!!!!
4. When I first discovered polymer clay 4 years ago I had NO idea that there were people who made a living from making one of a kind fact I had no idea what an art doll even was!!!
5. I dream of the day when I will make dolls and teach doll making full time:)
6. I am a mother to two Cane Corso ( Italian Mastiff) dogs. Both boys, the first one is Morpheus and he will be 6 Oct 17th and the second one is Sirius he just turned 4 Aug 15th. Sirius is epileptic and has be seizure free since he went on his meds when he was 10 months old. He take it 2 times ever day. they drewl like idiot!!! LOL
7. Most of my best friends I have never met in person.....But I hope to some day!!!!
Now for my nominees.....who I have never met in person. lol
1-The amazing Flora from
2-The ever so talented and entertaining Judy at
2-Rosanna who's dolls I adore and am lucky enough to have won one in the OWOH at
4- to my good friend and wonderfully giving and supportive person, Michelle at
5-Joanna who's who work I admire a great deal, her dolls are simply incredible and adorable and perfect!!
6-Kamila who is a huge inspiration and who I have had the honour and complete pleasure to meet in person and become very good friends with....who BTW is going to be a mommy in a matter of days.
7-And the unique and master monster maker of all times.....Nicole:) who is one of the most supportive and bestest person in cyber space:)
Now let's keep this award circulating so ever one here in blog land get one!!!!
Hope you all had a great Sunday!!
Tata for now

Saturday, September 19, 2009

ADO Mini monthly challenge "Clowns"

Sept ADO challenge was clowns. This challenge will be finished on the 8th of Oct. There are some wonderful clowns that were done by the Art Dolls Only team. This is BoJo ( Robert Joseph ) and "friends" This was my clown for the challenge.

Bojo stands about 8" tall and is a full sculpt.

Sorry I haven't been posting much lately, I am trying to get caught up with my challenges and just can't seem to find the words or the time to post:(

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Monster in the closet and A BIG Hat

So the wonderful and amazing Zan from Wild at heart is hosting another swap!! I am so excited to be a part of this as I do LOVE monsters and there are sooooo many wicked cool artists attending......It is going to be GREEEAAAATTTT!!!!

Please, if you have not yet, go and sign up!

If you are interested in attending and participating then just drop Zan an email and you will be added to the long list and the fun will begin!!

Kamila, my friend and one of my inspirations from (you just HAVE to check out her work) showed me how she makes her amazing BIG hats!! We get together about once a month and have doll making days. It is always lots of fun! This time I was wanting to make a hat for a new doll I am woking on and this is what I made!! Elsie is not finished yet but will be soon:)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Madam Opal and Grandma witch

I am so thrilled to have Madam Opal home and she looks amazing!!! She is more then I envisioned and the artist that worked on her were so in tune with what Madam Opal was meant to be:) I am honoured to have had so many talented doll maker work on her and will treasure her for a life time! I will definitely participate in a project like this again!!
Working on these different dolls forced me to work out side of my comfort zone and I think I am a better artist because of this, for this I will always be grateful. What a wonderful experience this was !!

When Grandma Witch arrived at my door, I was so excited to open her!! For a few reasons, one, she was my last doll to work on and two, she is amazing!!! For a few days she sat and watched me, she didn't say much, just observed the madness at my house. She seemed to gravitate to the cats and they seemed be around her alot. I think she felt safe around them. More so then with me or my BIG dogs. She need some thing to tell her secrets to and it wasn't me:(
I picked up my clay a few days after she arrived and this cat seemed to birth itself!!! Grandma Witch was watching and seemed to smile, I knew this was what she needed:)
The moment I finished this kitty and placed it in her arms, she was complete. They are a perfect pair and I heard them whispering to each other for the next couple of days before I gently packed her up with all her belongings she collected along her journey and sent her back to Cindy, home at last with an interesting story to tell I am sure:)
What a wonderful doll she is, such a gentle soul and beautiful face!! I loved seeing her in person, as all the other amazing dolls and again, can not express my gratitude for being able to of worked with all these talented artist and will always hold fond memories of this experience:)
Until next time.......ta ta for now

Saturday, August 8, 2009


So the DAG treasure hunt has come to an end:( It was so much fun meeting all the new people who have chosen to follow my humble blog and enter my give away for Matilda the Zombie bride! I wish I could give some thing to every one! I really appreciate every one who entered and thank you all very much:) I do hope you have made some new friends and discovered some amazing artists.

Now for the winner......I wrote out all your names and drew them from a hat with the help of my DH. Just so you know. And the winner of my little zombie bride is........MICHELLE from Congrats to you Michelle, I do hope you love her:)

Can you please email me at with your mailing address so I can ship her out to you:)

Now one more chance for all of you to win an amazing prize....the GRAND one!!

Big Ol Zombie Hugz


Wednesday, August 5, 2009


So the DAG treasure hunt is quicky comming to an end and if you have not entered yet, better hurry!!
all the artist participating in the DAG treasure hunt have made amazing dolls to give away and the grand prize is AWESOME!!! Donated by Marzel at

Here is a list of the particpating blog if you have not posted a coment in all yet. You MUSt become a follower of all the blogs, including DAG'S and post a comment to be eligable to win.

... ON Participating Blogs in order to find the contest post!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I'm Late for the treasure hunt!!

Sorry every one, I am late for the start of the treasure hunt:( Better late then never I guess!!
So this little cuties is what I am giving away for the Dark Artist Guild Treasure hunt. have a chance to win her the rules a as easy as pie.
1-Just leave a message on this post if you would like a chance to will "Matilda" and become a follower of my blog if you are not already. (thank you if you already are:) )
2- search out one of the DAG treasure hunt skulls on my blog ( I am using the pink one) then click on it and it will take you to DAG's blog, become a follower of it too:)
3- check out all the other amazing artists who are participating in the treasure hunt, follow their blogs and also if you enter ALL the free draws (and who wouldn't, there is some awesome dark art to be won) you will then become eligible to win the GRAND PRIZE!! donated by Marzel of The Mad Hatter!!
There I hope I have all the important info about this wickedly cool treasure hunt!!

Poor Matilda was ready to wed
when she was bitten by an ugly un-dead.
She tried to bite her groom named Fred
and he retaliated with an ax to the head!!
This event runs from July 22 to Aug 7th which at that time I will do a random draw for the winner:)
Good Luck every one , have fun and don't forget......look for the pink DAG skull with a link to DAG's blog so you can enter ALL the others:)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dark Artist Guild Treasure Hunt:)

Put on you eye patch, your peg leg, your hook hand and you pirate hat ......We are going on a treasure hunt!!!

Starting July 22 until Aug 7 The Dark Artist Guild will be hosting a treasure hunt:)

The rules are simple and the prizes are HUGE..

All you have to do is go to participating artist's blog,you can find them here search out the hidden badge on each blog. It will be one of these .

post a comment on the blog entry become a follower of the blog (if you are not already) then become a follower of the DAG blog:)

This contest is open to anyone...... except participating blogs and current DAG Members.
TO PLAY:1) Be a follower on DAGs blog, 2) Become a Follower on Participating Blogs and 3) Leave a Comment in the Contest Posts! Isn't that Easy?


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Ryver and Scampy

When little Ryver comes out to play

Scampy, her cat tries to run away

Poor little kitty, just wants a hug

and little Ryver always wants to tug!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

WIP Ryver

This is a little one I am doing for a commission piece. she will also have a cat. I hope to finish them tomorrow:) The on to the bathing beauty.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Back from the show:)

Well we are back from the show, Had a Great TIME!! We are all tired and back to work today but every one was busy, lots of tattoos to be done and we all got new tattoos too!! Jay and I got a small swallow on or HANDS!! yes on the hand. Jay got his on his right hand and I got mine on my left, when we hold hands now our swallows and kiss:) We also have these swallows that fly in our house all the time. If we leave our deck door open, they fly in, fly around our kitchen and living room and fly back out again!! I guess we have crossed over the line now, no turning back......we are now officially part of the tattoo world!! Sailor Jerry Swallow did our tattoos for us. He is an old school tattooer from the 50's and it was really cool to have a tattoo done by an old school boy. A part of our history:)
Jay tattoo machines were a BIG hit too!! I was sooooo happy for him:) People were looking for them that bought them last year and sending people to get them!! I guess we are going to have to start doing the convention circuit like the new age carnies:) LOL

Our skull we made did really well. it finished in the top 4 or 5 out of 40. If you would like to see all the finished skull you can check them out here.

scroll down to see them.

Well back to my dolls, this was a fun weekend but really cut into my doll making so I am happy to be back on track.

I will have updates and WIP coming soon:)

Hope you all had a great weekend, I have some catching up to do so gotta go for now:)



Thursday, June 18, 2009

Off to the show, a visit from my Bro and a beautiful award!!

So....I am off to the tattoo convention for the weekend and will probably not have a lot of time to stop by my favorite blogs and see how your week ends are going:( I will miss you guys for a few days) but hope the convention will be exciting and I will have allot to show and tell you all on Monday.

My brother, Perry, came home to visit, dog sit and attend the show for a day too!! He is also a tattoo fan and is looking forward to the show as well:) Having TWO pony sized dogs ( with one of them needing medication 2 times a day) it is very difficult to find care for them for us to be able to go away anywhere for more then a day. I am sooo happy Perry could fly in from Edmonton to take care of the beasts and visit for a week!!!

The first beast is Morpheus and the other is Sirius.

Then the wonderful and beautiful (inside and out) Michelle from Crow Haven Farm. Please visit her if you haven't yet. she ROCKS and you will surely love her as much as I do:) She is probably one of the most amazingly giving, honest and beautiful people that I have had the honour to call my FRIEND:) She has encouraged me and supported me in both my art and my being and I really do love her:) AND I can't wait to hug her too:)

This award was developed by Tessa in honor of Dr Maithri Goonetilleke's birthday. Tessa was inspired by the way Dr Goonetileke reaches out to others and, with his humanity as her guide, she created this award "to acknowledge the depth and breadth of the warm open-heartedness from bloggers all over the world who reach out and touch their readers with their words."Tessa goes on to quote Dr Goonetilleke: "It has been my experience that whenever one human being reaches out to another in compassion, a bridge is built. A bridge which leads out of despair, into the light of hope and the possibility that tomorrow will hold a few less tears than yesterday." (copied from Michelle's blog which was copied from Zan's blog ) and yes, Zan is drop dead gorgeous!! and talented and giving and fun and funny and and and........well she is special:)

The rules here are to pass this amazing award are simple. Just pass it on to 3 (that is the hardest part of it, that you can only choose 3) who will pass it to 3 people then they will pass it to 3 people until ALL of blogland has it:)

So here goes..........

To my friend Kamila.... creative and and wonderful and crazy imagination. She has taught me to let my hands make what my mind sees, she has also been there for me when ever I have problems or questions about doll making, opened a world of magic to me and is just plain fun and inspiring to be around. She is my clay play partner and I hope to be part of her life FOREVER!! OMG....if you have not seen her work you life is not complete!! Feast your eyes!!

Then to the ever so talented and always inspiring Colleen over at Loopy Boopy Art Loopy makes the most darling and unmistakably loopy dolls!! Some day I WILL own one!! I must!! she is so....well so.. to be looked up to:) I admire her work and her happy-go-lucky way:) and of coarse her dollies:)

Then last on my ever so hard to choose list is the Master of the Dark Adorable Dollies.....the ever so unique and special, the one and the only......GAIL LACKY:) I am sure she has no idea the impact she has had on me in both my doll making carere and in my life. that dolls are little beings with souls and that to be humble is one of the most appealing and beautiful qualities one can possess. She to me is the best roll model I could even dream to become 1/2 of what she is. I know that is kinda mushy but she really really is a beautiful soul and has had an incredible impact on me:) Besides......she make the cutest dolls EVER!!!

Please enjoy your awards ladies and display them with pride know they were given to you with love:)



Friday, June 12, 2009

skull, Nanami and shameless self promotion

For those of you who have been wanting to know, we finished the skull entry for the exhibit and silent auction at the tattoo convention in Toronto this comming week end. It ended up bing a colaberation of the entire shop. Mostly being done by Al Hartshorn and myself but every one added their two cents to it too. I think it turned out, well.......interesting!! LOL

I will let you know how he does in the auction:)

I sure learned alot from this project!! It is a life size skull and we used bike sprockets, watch and clock parts, springs, hoses, air dry clay, polymer clay, spray foam insulation, wood, screws, hot glue,wire , poly wrap stuff, spray paint, and an airbrush.....hmmmm, wonder if I forgot anything?? LOL

How is that for mixed media??

The amazing Zan over at is hosting an under the sea swap. There are soooo many wonderful artist participating in the even I am really happy to be a part of it:) Luck me, my swap partner is Sheri from I just love love love her work and am soooo excited to see mine finished and get her into my grubby little paws!!

This is what I made for her.

My Name is Nanami
Which means Seven Seas.
My Father he is and octopus
My Mother is Japanese.
one more thing I just wanted to is shameless self promotion but hey.....I am jsut trying like all of us to get out there!!
Over on our DAG (The Dark Artist Guild) blog Marzel was kind enough to interview me:) If you are interested in reading it and seeing some of my dolls you can visit
After you read mine and you are still hungrey for inspiration please read the other interview of my ever so talented team mates!! Get ready to feast your eyes on some incredibly awesome and dark art!!
Thanks to all of you who read through is whole post, it was a big one for me:)
Hope you enjoyed it!
HUGZ to ll my blogland friend, I can't imagin my life now with out you all in it:)

Monday, June 8, 2009

"skulls" Exhibit and tattoo convention

Happy Monday everybody!!

Just thought I would show some WIP for a skull exhibit we are participating in for a Tattoo convention coming up in a few weeks. I am doing a colaberation with one of the artists at the tattoo shop. Jay and I have done the work on this so far and today Al HArtshorn is working his magic on it. I will post pictures of it a bit later. here is a link to the convention and exhitib if any one would like to check it out.

Should be lots of fun and the money that is collected from the silent auction will be donated to local (Toronto) children's arts charity:)