Saturday, December 10, 2011

"Gen" is done

The class project is complete ! I had a great time creating "Gen."
She is a fantasy tree woman adorn with hanging lanterns.
She will be available as an eClass in a few days.
I will offer two options ~ the entire lesson at one reasonable price
and an eClass showing how I created the 5 lanterns.
Will post when the eClass is ready.
Have a great night

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tree WIP progressing

Water feature has been added.
"Gen" is leading me in a new direction. Initially, I planned a tree bearing leaves and flowers. Funny how our Muse can change our direction if we only allow it to happen. I love trees in the wintertime after a brief rain. The rain freezes causing pools of water and tiny icicles to appear. The sun or moon casts their light revealing thousands of sparkling lights. I have enjoyed the journey thus far. A few more trips with my Muse and I will be done. At least I think so :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Tree WIP

My love of trees continually shows up in my work.
She will be offered in an online class in the near future.
Hmmmmmmmmm I see a family of tree creatures coming to life very soon.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Creations In Fiber Inc project is done

Sherry Goshon and I are teaching at the CIFI conference in New Mexico. Check them out at
The Sprite is 6" tall. Her vessel and Jelly fish adorn with fiber optics is 13" tall.
Come play with us. Do check out the other classes. There is something there for everyone.

Friday, October 7, 2011

CIFI Piece is on its way

Sherry finished her part of the CIFI Conference collaboration. She is on her way to me so I can add to it. Isn't she pretty? Would you belive that is a 1 inch face?? Sherry was cussin me lol

Friday, August 19, 2011

Life-Size Mask is Done!

The mask is ready for the raffle tomorrow. I hope it brings in a few bucks for the wonderful organization. Now my head is spinning to do a miniature full body creature.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I received 2 great gifts

My friend Moonie gave me the gorgeous lime green scarf.
My friend Di made the broach for me out of silk Ripples.
You must check out Di'and Sandy's website if you want to create beautiful clusters of heaven.
Visit them at VegasAirs. Look for the "store" and cruise their other yummy products!

Don't forget to check out their FREE tutorials too!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New 2-1/4" face mold

Meet "Scarlett"
My friend Sherry Goshon painted the face and added the neck and ears.
*Ears and neck are not included in the face mold.
You may purchase her on my website
Thank you!
Jean :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Pin Cushion for CIFI

My friend MG gave me several sea shells to play with. So I decided to create pin cushions out of a few of them for CIFI. I like the odd shapes and creative possibilities.

I have a few more to assemble before I leave for CIFI. Hope I get em done !

Friday, May 6, 2011

3/4" face

This is the smallest face sculpted to date. 3/4" ! Maybe the next one will be a 1/2 " face :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Working on part II

The theme for Creations In Fiber, Inc. is "The Enchanted Forest" Some of us are writing about the dragon and the egg. Soooooo I decided to join in the fun this year. Here is the WIP of my interpretation of a forest dweller. More to add but the bones are done. Now to add the rider and the wings.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Working on two new pieces.

Having a blast creating this one. Bits and pieces of this and that. hard part is waiting for the armature to dry. Second one is for a show in PA. will post as it gets further along.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I went shopping today

Everyone talks about Tuesday Morning so I went to visit one up the street from me. I found these pretty hand beaded tassels in 4 colors & 2 different styles. Bought them all ;0
They will be perfect for the Reno Retreat. I should mention Sherry saw them via cell phone. yup....didn't get home with my stash. Some are on their way to Iowa as I type :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Gathering items for the Reno Retreat

Reno Retreat is just around the corner. I started my pile of embellishments. I think it needs some dark red or Burgundy. So the hunt is still on.

This will be the tassel

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My friend Sherry Goshon has a NEW book for beginner and intermediate cloth doll makers

Sew You Want To Make Cloth Dolls
Sherry Goshon

Here's what Sherry Says about her new book:

This book was written for beginner as well as intermediate cloth doll makers.
I share what I have found over the years that works for me and any little secrets that help make the learning process just a bit easier. My book has two body patterns…One that is very beginner, all though I use it all the time for my dolls and one that is a bit more complicated for the intermediate…although I don’t believe the basic body should be too complicated as that takes the fun out of the costuming and of course that is one of my favorite parts. My book will cover everything you need to know including pictures to help you along.
Here is a glimpse into the content of my book:

*Fabrics for bodies
*Dying your own body fabric
*Turning tools
*Stuffing tools
*To joint or not to joint
*Simple needle sculpting
*Basics on the face
*Simple dressing of the doll
*Making doll body 1 (pancake doll with separate head)
*Face on your doll
*Dressing your doll
*Hair on your doll
*Making doll body 2 (with mitt hands/separate fingers)
View fee details here