I have been working on several pieces for a trade for um... I'm ashamed to say I'm not even sure how long...but I am finally in the home stretch. The gal I'm trading with has 3 Monster High dolls, that will basically complete my collection! (Well until the 2 I want from the 2013 releases come out.) In exchange I am making her 3 toga style sheath dresses as well as trading a Ken doll and some Barbie accessories. I'm not sure why it's taken me so long to get these dresses finished as they really aren't that dificult, other than poor time management skills on my part. I'm not proud of that, but well, sadly it is what it is. :-(
I love how the purple looks and I will definitely be making one of these in Monster High size! The dress is made with wire edged ribbon. I took this concept: HERE and used strips of ribbon in it's place. By using ribbon this dress goes together really quickly and easily and honestly by varying the width of ribbon or adding additional strips you could probably make this dress for dolls from 6" to well any size really!
I am also committing myself to a 'work' schedule...from now on after 9:30 am weekdays...if you see me online, please feel free to ask me why I'm not at Work! I get so easily distracted by talking with friends online (which don't get me wrong I LOVE), playing games, reading blogs or gosh don't get me started on browsing Pinterest! Which btw you can find my boards HERE.
So I am going to turn off my computer each morning and crank up the tunes and either sew or sculpt my little heart out! I am also going to alternate between sewing and sculpting to help build my stock back up. Sewing days will be either Barbie or Monster High, or hopefully some of both. And on the other days I will work on polymer clay foods, or home decor items like lamps, holiday decorations as well as fully decorated Christmas trees.
I went in to work with my husband today, honestly because I needed to get out of the house. Spent about 20 minutes in line at the one local gas station that actually had gas. Then headed over to Kmart to pick up a few Christmas items. While perusing their Christmas decor I found 2 rolls of the crinkle ribbon I used in both of these dresses, only in ice blue and white...I wanted them both, but at the moment couldn't warrant the $5 a spool. Hopefully I can get them in 2 weeks!
The other thing I did late last week was make a few more Hot Chocolates for both a couple custom orders as well as just to have available. They were really popular last winter, so I hope they will be again this year!
I've created (so far) 3 different 'flavored' candy sticks... the 1st and 3rd mugs have orange cream, the 2nd is wintergreen, and the 4th is peppermint. Each mug is created from a custom colored resin and topped with either a candy stick and whipped cream, mini marshmellows or whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
The smaller mugs in the front can be found in my shop HERE and the larger ones HERE.