Monday, December 20, 2010

New Primitive Valentines Day art doll


This 10 inch primitive, one of a kind, Valentine's Day art doll is handmade without the use of a sewing machine and I just put her on my website for sale.
http://www.skunkhollowcountrystore.com/catalog.php?item=352

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Placemat Tutorial


This is such a great idea for a place mat you can use store bought table runners or better yet make them. This doubles as a placemat for two. See the tutorial by clicking here

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

It's Mickey and Minnie


Look who I see leading the way...I love their car!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Candy Wreath Tutorial



Here is a great tutorial for a handmade candy wreath...fun to make even better to give to someone with a sweet tooth.
http://www.skiptomylou.org/2008/12/10/how-to-make-a-candy-wreath/

Monday, December 13, 2010

Last interview of the year


This darling doll was done by Helen Fern. She is my last spotlight for the year on The Wymzee Art Friends Blog. Go check her out...
http://wymzeeartsfriends.blogspot.com/

Thursday, December 9, 2010

New Christmas Art Doll


This darling little 10 inch primitive art doll is caroling. She holds a mini sheet music of Silent Night. Made from coffee stained muslin and cotton she will hold the music for you. I love using fibers and vintage items so she has fiber blonde hair with beads in it and her dress is an off white doily with muslin pantaloons underneith. I just listed her on Etsy and you can read more about her there if your interested. She'll be my last Christmas item for the season. You notice I still got Walt Disney World in the picture below :-)
http://www.etsy.com/listing/63985247/primitive-christmas-caroler-art-doll-ado



She's sold

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Port Orleans Riverside


A great place to see a gorgeous tree at Walt Disney World

Monday, December 6, 2010

At the Yacht Club WDW


Love the addition of boats on this tree at the Yacht Club Resort at Walt Disney World!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Grand Floridian Resort


Just look at the size of this tree and below and to the right is their full size Gingerbread house that they actually sell gingerbread out of. Outside before you come in you can stop and get roasted chestnuts to eat. So fun...
I have a great tutorial for you to do that we could add to this tree if we lived close enough.


Click here to learn how to make these fabric ornaments by Martha Stewart.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Time for Christmas at Walt Disney World

The time for Christmas is coming soon so for the next couple of weeks I am going to put up great Christmas pictures and tutorials.


The castle at Walt Disney World starts out like this.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Somebody is taking a break


I just finished this custom Santa for a customer...Santa taking a break. That is how all of us will feel in a couple of weeks!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bonnie Jones



What a wonderful Artist Bonnie Jones is. Come on over to the Wymzee Art Blog and read all about her.
http://wymzeeartsfriends.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Merry Whatever Give Away


I didn't even know about this great giveaway until I got an email today! So you better run right over and sign up for it on Merry Whatever. Lots of talent on there and lots of goodies...
http://babycakesmerrywhatever.blogspot.com/

Monday, November 22, 2010

New Santa for the ADO monthly challenge


This month our challenge on Art Dolls Only was to make a doll using something you have never used before. I had never used double sided interfacing. So I used it to make Santa's cone body. I also had never used this particular air dry clay so thought I would try it out too. I liked it! He is available on my Etsy site if anyone is interested.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Skunkhollow

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Art Doll Witch


I finally finished the doll I have been working on late but better late than never. At least with me it is. She's available on Etsy. Since I am an X hairstylist I'm having so much fun using fibers for hair.
www.etsy.com/listing/61908426/primitive-handmade-witch-art-doll-ado

Monday, November 15, 2010

Ayala Art


What a great artist This gal is you have to go to the Wymzee Art Blog and read all about her.
http://wymzeeartsfriends.blogspot.com/

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tea towel apron tutorial


This is an easy tutorial for a wonderful tea towel apron. Leave off the ruffle and you only have two lines of stitching. This great tutorial uses tea towels
http://www.skiptomylou.org/2010/02/25/simple-apron-tutorial/

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Felted pumpkin tutorial


Here's a fun tutorial to try Felted Pumpkins
http://yourstilniagarafalls.typepad.com/yours_til_niagara_falls/2008/10/felted-pumpkins-the-easy-peasy-way.html

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New Primitive Art Doll

Meet Maid Marian my newest makedo art doll. She's 12 inches tall dressed in a vintage gown of floral velvet. I have been loving working with fibers so much lately that I had to use more for her hair. In the back she wears a bun! It was a seperate piece I made and added to her.

Maid Marian also wears a amethyst pendant that belonged to my mom. She is mounted on a dowel and wooden stand. I made her entirely by hand without the use of a sewing machine. She's available on Etsy .
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Skunkhollow

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Wild Thing I think I love you


Six of us worked on this doll and sent it all over the world almost...Paula Nerhus, Nancy Perrenec, Abi Monroe, Cindee Moyer, myself and Sally Hutson! Wild Thing made it into this January's Doll Collectors Magazine along with three of our other dolls we did! I am so proud to have worked with these wonderful art doll artists!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Jack-O-Lantern Votives Tutorial

Here's another great tutorial for you to try http://www.skiptomylou.org/2010/10/29/jack-o-lantern-votives/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+skiptomyloublog+%28Skip+To+My+Lou%29

Thursday, October 28, 2010

New primitive handmade Christmas mouse


There's a mouse for sale on Etsy

http://www.etsy.com/listing/60179096/primitive-handmade-christmas-mouse?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_search_query=ado&ga_search_type=all&ga_page=1&order=&includes[0]=tags&includes[1]=title

Cheese Curds

It was the night before Christmas and Cinnamon was going to bed.
He already had his candy and his teddy named Fred.

When suddenly he found he was having visions of cheese curds running wild in his head...
he looked and he looked but none were in his warm little bed.

Tomorrow is Christmas, thought Cinnamon out loud
That brings family and friends together to break bread.
And, with any luck at all someone will drop a cheese curd on my head.

There's always hope for the future....

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Carving Tutorial


Have you seen Artist Ray Villafane pumpkin carving? He has a tutorial on his site he is fantastic!
http://www.villafanestudios.com/pumpkins.htm

Friday, October 22, 2010

Free cupcake wrapper how to


Aren't these great? Here is the link to download and print out your own and also the instructions on how to make them.
http://www.skiptomylou.org/2010/10/22/free-cupcake-wrapper-template/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+skiptomyloublog+%28Skip+To+My+Lou%29

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I won something!


I won this wonderful prize on http://babycakesallshewrote.blogspot.com/. This is the first thing I have ever won! Well second thing but they never sent me the first one I won. I cant wait! Thanks Sandra!

Check out this Prim Pumpkin Giveaway


By Bridget Nolte on the Hive in celebration of her 126th post, she is having a sweet little Giveaway!
http://creatingthehive.com/blog-post/24534/may-luck-be-yours-a-prim-pumpkin

Halloween Pancakes


With black cinnamon syrup. Check out the recipe here http://tidymom.net/

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Laurence of Feltoohlala


A wonderful artist who specializes in needle felting and is a animation film director in her spare time! Ü Read all about Laurence Bergeot-Veréb from Budapest, Hungary on our Wymzee Art Friends Blog http://wymzeeartsfriends.blogspot.com/

Friday, October 15, 2010

Vintage Dressed Halloween Witch art doll


Meet Maeve she's a ooak witch dressed in a black velvet dress made from one my own Grandmother made for my mom back in the 30's. She is a stump doll (no legs) holding her very own crystal ball. I even covered her stand in the black velvet. I think I am done with making witches for the season...maybe.
She's for sale on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/listing/59043302/vintage-dressed-halloween-witch-art-doll

Friday, October 8, 2010

A Class on Rapunsel



Who doesn't like Rapunsel? Would you like to take a class to make her? Cindee Moyer is giving a class on Joggles on Oct 21 or 22. Just click here scroll all the way down until you get to her and sign up! http://www.joggles.com/onlineclasses.htm

Vania Cruz-Perez



Such a Wonderful artist please visit Wymzee Art Blog and read all about The Art of Vania Cruz-Perez http://wymzeeartsfriends.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Great Tutorial


A friend found this and I thought I would share it with you! A paper witches shoe.
Click here to go and find out how you can make it!
Isn't it darling? Fill it with candy its a great hostess or teachers gift!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Halloween Treasury


Click here to go see the treasury


I love this Halloween Poem...

Spooks
- by Sandra Liatsos

There's a goblin at my window,
A monster by my door.
The pumpkin at my table
Keeps on smiling more and more.
There's a ghost who haunts my bedroom,
A witch whose face is green.
They used to be my family,
Till they dressed for Halloween.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

It's Fall







I love this time of the year! The smells, the apples, the churro's, the crowds everything is wonderful especially at Disneyland!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Popup Books

I recently saw a popup book done by a fantastic illustrator Benjamin Lacombe. I love popup books especially if they have wonderful art in them. Check this one out by clicking on the words popup book.
http://www.benjaminlacombe.com/

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Retro Makeup Trick

Okay everyone its make a doll time...Apparently the new look in makeup is the hint-o-cat-eye lover look. The idea is to just extend your eyeliner on top slightly and give it a flick toward your temples. Nothing too big or exaggerated. I think this would be great to use on a Doll!

How to pull it off: Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler and then just trace the outline and curve of your outer most lash. Then go over it again to make it a little more dramatic. Now all we need is the white lipstick my sister wore in the 50's and we are set!

I'm in the mood for Orange

Color me Happy Treasury is really worth taking a look at!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c98f17894f06d91e0ad82ff/color-me-happy
Another great and spooky treasury.



Here's some more treasuries worth taking a look at:
Just click on the word treasury and your there....
The leaves of change treasury.
Witchy Woman Treasury.
Crazy about Cats treasury.
Alice in Wonderland treasury.
Fall is here treasury.
Things that go bump in the night treasury .

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Meet Ursula ooak Halloween witch


My newest witch for Halloween is a ooak primitive art doll...she's a good witch (not the bad kind). I made her entirely by hand because I do not use a sewing machine on my items (that's the primitive part of me). I love noses so I focus on the nose and since I just happen to be an X hairstylist guess what else I like. LOL I used Mohair loops on this head of hair and Paul Mitchell. I also use torn homespun and sewed her using the drape method. Ursula is just 9 inches tall not counting the hat. I thought she looked very stylish like she is wearing a Valentino original ready for the red carpet on Halloween. She's for sale on Etsy if your interested. http://www.etsy.com/shop/Skunkhollow

Monday, September 20, 2010

Stitchywoowoo


Come on over to the Wymzee Art Friends Blog and read all about Sally Hutson from England who specializes in the History of Textiles and Applied Textiles.
http://wymzeeartsfriends.blogspot.com/

Monday, September 6, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Do you like Treasuries?


I personally love them and love to look at them. I thought treasury's would be a fun thing to look at. I'll list the word "treasury" in each sentence and you click on it to see what people came up with in the Treasury's they made.
If you want to see the faces of Etsy Artists this is the treasury to see
Click here.
Witchy Woman Treasury.
The Power of pink treasury.
And the end results are an art dollTreasury.
Autumn is fun Treasury.
Still in the garden eewil treasury.
Santa Claus is coming to town treasury.
Witches are people too treasury.
Fall brown and blue treasury.
Not quite Halloween treasury.
Earth puts on her Autumn Cloak treasury.
Let freedom ring treasury.
For a Great Cause...Why pink makes the front page treasury.
Beauty and Grace Treasury.
Black cat magic treasury.
Rose treasury.
Treasured Treasury.
Fall treasury.
Treats of the season treasury.
The eyes have it treasury.
Faces Treasury.
Good Witch bad Witch Treasury.
Witch's bats and cats oh my Treasury.
Fall in Canada Treasury.
Moods of Autumn Treasury.
Trick or Treat Treasury.
Autumn SpiceTreasury
The Falling Leaves Treasury.
Scarlet Secret Treasury.
Fun in Autumn Treasury.
Reflections of AutumnTreasury.
Here's another one You're invited Treasury.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Last days of August

It was 108 yesterday and I had animals laying all over the place trying to stay cool.



These guys are almost 3 weeks old.



Our peacock landed on our dining room umbrella and broke it. He took a wrong turn somewhere.



So much weeding to do so little time left and I come down here and think who cares anyway.



Here's the culprit and he's losing his tail feathers all over the place. Now you know why I use so many feathers in my items I make.
“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.”

Erma Bombeck

In memory of Sheryl

In memory of Sheryl
and those who died on 9/11

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