Monday, 31 July 2017

Troll Babies and Retiring Pixies

My doll making muse has finally made it back which is good as I have a show next week and I wanted some new items. Sadly the Cornish Pixie Elf muse is still missing and probably enjoying Mojitos on a nice beach somewhere.

So back to dolls I've made a fresh batch of Troll Babies there is four this year including two girls. I've decided to just have a small amount of these in the summer and the same will happen with the witch brooches I will just make so many in September ready for Halloween.

Cornish Dragon Troll Baby
Suli

Cornish Dragon Troll Baby
Ditid

Cornish Dragon Troll Baby
Zesa

Cornish Dragon Troll Baby
Kurzol

There will be a few larger dolls coming soon and I've written an list to remind myself, but there are more witches planned with possibly a large witch.

And now for the Cornish Pixie Elves and a few of them will be going to the retirement home for Cornish Pixies. Some of those are Halloween ones but I'm hoping to have some new Halloween and Christmas Cornish Pixies soon.

Cornish Dragon Cornish Pixie Elf
The Batty Family

Cornish Dragon Cornish Pixie Elf
The Sugars

Cornish Dragon Cornish Pixie Elf
The Daisies

Cornish Dragon Cornish Pixie Elf
Mummy

Cornish Dragon Cornish Pixie Elf
Spaceman

Cornish Dragon Cornish Pixie Elf
Spider

That's all for now as I have a large doll body to stuff and some mixed media canvas work to finish.

Until Next Time
Vic xxx

Monday, 10 July 2017

Whimsical and Spotty Pixie Elves.

I've been busy painting three new Cornish Pixie Elves one is a bit different to my usual style but it was nice to paint. So I painted two small Pixie elves in some new matt paint (I got some more matt chalk paints and shimmery paints) and the other is a larger pixie as I needed the larger size for the decoration.



Green spots Cornish Pixie Elf
Green Spots

 The green chalk paint is a really nice fresh colour and I really like it. The yellow in the bottle it looks like a clotted cream colour, but it dried to a pale ochre yellow. I teamed it up with a creamy felt hat at first I really wasn't sure but I have to admit I really like the more rustic look of the yellow.


Yellow spots Cornish Pixie Elf
Yellow Spots

I'm working on some new lines and I'm busy with some mixed media work amongst some other ideas. The mixed media work has been mainly painting whimsical girls in water colour and acrylic. As I wasn't sure what to paint I ended up painting one of my whimsical girls onto the larger Pixie Elf.

Whimsical Girl Cornish Pixie Elf
Whimsical Girl

All three of these will be available in my Etsy Shop over the next week and you may find them popping up on Facebook. I will also try to get the Mermaid canvases I have partially painted finished and then photographed ready to show you. And I'll be looking at retiring some of the Pixie Elves in the next few months as well as think about Halloween and Christmas Dolls and Pixie Elves. 

Until next time.
Vic xx

Friday, 19 May 2017

The return of the Unicorns and other Pixie Elves.

Its been a busy month here and not only I have I made four new dolls I have painted eight Pixie elves. Okay four of these were the new mini elves but its still eight. I also found some lovely new paints while out on a girls day out with my Mum and the Girlie. I will obviously have to go back and get some more along with a larger box to hold all my paints.

First up are the two sets of mini Pixie Elves, I used the new shimmer green and purple paints in these along with a very yummy gold.

Amethyst Miniature Cornish Pixie Elves
Amethyst Miniature Cornish Pixie Elves

Teal Miniature Cornish Pixie Elves
Teal Miniature Cornish Pixie Elves

I also bought two chalk paints a pale pink and a blueberry, they have given a nice finish to the wood bodies of the pixie elves. I used the gold and a few other paints on Bouquet a small sized Pixie Elf.

Bouquet Cornish Pixie Elf
Bouquet Cornish Pixie Elf

The gold and the shimmer paints came in handy for the next pixie elf.  I'm surprised it hasn't been stolen by the Lad yet, his new Betta called Loki, was the inspiration for this one.

Betta Siamese Fighting Fish Cornish Pixie Elf
Betta Siamese Fighting Fish Cornish Pixie Elf

I used the chalk paints and the gold antique effect on the last two pixie elves which both have Unicorns on them. I had to repeat the Unicorns as I really enjoyed painting the last one and these I enjoyed too. First is Blackie a black and gold Unicorn on a pink pixie elf, Girlie really likes this one so I may need to keep an eye on it. 

Black Unicorn Cornish Pixie Elf
Black Unicorn Cornish Pixie Elf

And this is my favourite on the blueberry chalk paint which is a very gorgeous blue purple and the gold on top just shimmers.

Unicorn Cornish Pixie Elf
Unicorn Cornish Pixie Elf

I have some wooden hearts that might end up with unicorns and some of my other favourite designs on them, like the honey bee. But in the meantime these Cornish Pixie Elves will find themselves in my Etsy shop over the next week, if they haven't found homes or been stolen by the girlie or the lad. 

Until next time
Vic xx


Tuesday, 16 May 2017

A Mermaid, a Witch, a Fairy and a Devil.

The title of today's blog, as you may have guessed, is about four new small art dolls I've made recently. I have also made some new Pixie Elves but that will be in the next blog post. 
Well my stock has been getting a bit low and I've not had huge amounts of time to create but recently I made an effort to get some new dolls made. 

First up is Rilla the mermaid, I changed the pattern on this one a bit and added a pipe cleaner / chenille stick into the tail fin and then sewed around it and added some veining. It worked really well and it also means the fins can be moved and posed more. I also wanted to add some lampwork beads to her and used them as bangles on her wrists, I think it worked really well. 

Rilla the Mermaid art doll
Rilla the Mermaid

Rilla the Mermaid art doll
Rilla the mermaid


Now I must introduce you to Bluebelle Amethyst Deamonne, she is this years winner of the most glamorous Witch of the year. I love making my witch dolls and this one I decided was going to be a bit more glam and bling than the usual witches I do. I had trouble with choosing her hair colour but the white merino wool looked the best. 

Bluebelle Amethyst Deamonne Witch Art Doll
Bluebelle Amethyst Deamonne the Witch

Bluebelle Amethyst Deamonne Witch Art Doll
Bluebelle Amethyst Deamonne the Witch


So next is the fairy doll and she is called Cassie and I love her face, she's turned out very serene and demure. I used the last of my favourite shot taffeta for her body and teamed her up with some beautiful shot blue chiffon. Oh and not forgetting her wings which are lace butterflies trimmed into wings. 

Cassie Fairy Art Doll
Cassie the Fairy

Cassie Fairy Art Doll
Cassie the Fairy

And last but not least we have Lucy, as she likes to be known, her full name is Lucinda Princess of the underworld and regions of Hell and daughter of Lucifer.  This doll has been stuck in my head probably since last year, I was going to make her for halloween but time was against me as usual. But here she is now and I have a few more polymer horns left, including Unicorn horns, so there may be another little devil one day. 

Lucy the Devil

Lucy Devil art doll
Lucy the Devil

All of these dolls will be available in my Etsy shop sometime next week but first the have to go to a Masquerade Ball, aka my next 48 hour show in the Artist Limelight group on Facebook.

I'm off now to write a blog post on the new pixie elves ready to publish next week so I'll see you soon.
Until Next time
Vic xx


Wednesday, 29 March 2017

New Dolls and Pixie Elves

I know I've not blogged as much as planned and its the same for creating due to some family issues which need to take priority. But I won't bore you with all the details and just get on with showing you what I have been up too. The last blog post I had made some new pixie elves and I have made some more since including some new tiny / miniature pixie elves. Plus I've made new Artist Bears and yes you guessed it Dolls. So I won't waffle much but will just add some photos for you to enjoy. 

Cuthbert and Ellie Artist Elephant Bears.
Cuthbert and Ellie Artist Elephant Bears.

Mini Cornish Pixie Elves
Mini Cornish Pixie Elves
Princess and Hare / Rabbit Art Doll
Princess and Hare / Rabbit Art Doll


Honey Cornish Pixie Elf
Honey Cornish Pixie Elf

Swallow Cornish Pixie Elf
Swallow Cornish Pixie Elf

That's all of them and they are all either in my Etsy Shop though some are waiting until after my next show on facebook, you'll find details on the Cornish Dragon FB page

Until next time

Vic xx







Monday, 23 January 2017

Its busy and New Pixie Elves.

Its been a very busy couple of months, the christmas and School holidays seemed to whizz by and now its nearing the end of January. I've started a bullet journal this year and its keeping me slightly on track for my goals this year. One of those goals is to blog a bit more but then I'm finding it hard as life is very busy at the moment with family and work. I was also hoping to start some new Art Dolls but again time is against me but hopefully I will start back sewing soon.

The one thing I have managed to do is paint some new Cornish Pixie Elves and I bought some new paint the other day so I had to have a little test. So first up is Dusty and Peachy the newest Pixie Elves and painted with the new paint which is called dusky pink.

Cornish Pixie Elf
Dusty


Cornish Pixie Elf
Peachy


I also revisited some of my old designs that I enjoyed painting and as it was a cold January I was thinking of summer and the seaside.

Cornish Pixie Elf
Lighthouse
Cornish Pixie Elf
Camper Van
Cornish Pixie Elf
Beach Hut

And of course with Valentines coming up I had to paint some special Valentines Pixie Elves. 

Cornish Pixie Elf
Filigree 

Cornish Pixie Elf
Red Love Heart
Cornish Pixie Elf
White Love Heart
Thanks for stopping by and hopefully next time I'll have some new art dolls. 
Until next time
Vic xx






Tuesday, 29 November 2016

A Witch, Unicorns and an Arctic Hare.

Its been a busy few months for me with shows, meetings, appointments and a much needed weekend away with my friends. So I have neglected this blog for nearly two months, but I'm here and I wanted to show you the new dolls I have made since my last post.

As always I try to have at least one of my small Witch doll's available and in October I made Sabrina.

witch art doll

witch art doll

I've had the cotton in my stash for a while and it was originally meant for another doll, but I felt it was nice for Sabrina. She has found her new forever home and was consequently my 100th sale on Etsy so she helped me pass a milestone in my Etsy Shop

I have also tried something different with two new small dolls and they are both Unicorn Princesses called Aura and Eluna. 

Aura Unicorn Princess Art Doll

Aura Unicorn Princess Art Doll

Both feature a handmade polymer clay horn, satin / taffeta bodies with chiffon skirts and trimmed with lace and crystals. 


Eluna Unicorn Princess Art Doll

They were fun to make and I have a few more horns spare including some larger ones so I could make a larger doll at some point. 

As I said its been a busy few months and quite a few of my dolls have found their new Forever homes, it has been sad to say goodbye to them but I know they will be loved.  But it has meant I needed to make some new dolls and large ones too. Which brings me to the last of my recent Dolls Arabella the Arctic Hare. 

Arabella the Arctic Hare Art Doll


 The pattern was a dream to make and what drew me was the eyes and it has given me a new style for faces. I made her in silk and cotton fabrics which were all in white ivory and cream and I knew straight away I wanted to give her an Arctic Hare look.


Arabella the Arctic Hare Art Doll


I trimmed her with cream and lace ribbons along with a ceramic heart pendant made by Kiln Fired Art. The hair colour was tricky as I wanted to use white but it didn't look right, next was a dark red but still it wasn't right but in the end a pale grey seemed to work and took on a slight lavender tint. 


Arabella the Arctic Hare Art Doll


Arabella was a nightmare to take a decent photo being all pale colours but I'm so pleased with how she turned out. I've always wanted to make an ethereal looking doll and she seemed to happen by herself as it always seems to with the dolls they take on their own personality. 

Arabella the Arctic Hare Art Doll

Arabella made her debut a week ago and very quickly found her new forever home, which means I need to make some more dolls. So next time I may be blogging about a new witch, a mermaid and another large doll. 

Until next time.
Vic xx