Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Getting close to my 100th post and a GIVEAWAY

Exciting news...I'm getting close to my 100th post, which means I will follow tradition and have a giveaway. I'm very excited about this and would love your input. At the end of this post I will have a couple of questions for you.
Ok, on to this post. I read an article about a talented woman, Teesha Moore, who made these dolls you see above, and below. It got me thinking about a similar doll I made 200 years ago. No, that's not a type-o, it's just that I feel that old sometimes. : )
Here she is in all her 1990's glory. What I'm toying with is making her a new face, which I will stamp onto fabric, and covering her wings with some awesome 21st century paper and Mod Podge.

Possible faces?????

Onto the next goofy thing...I found an old tin can container at the antique store over the weekend. I put the lady liberty temporarily over the part that says Velvet Tobacco, because I was too embarrassed not to. : )
This is my inspiration, below. Again, thanks to Hop Hop Jingle Boo (refer to last week's post). SO...stay tuned to see how these pieces of "psycho art" (name courtesy of Sara) turn out.
Now for the fun part. I went back through all my crafty projects since the beginning and these are the ones I'm willing to make again for the Giveaway. Look over all 12 of them and let me know which one you would love for the event. I might even make two for two lucky winners.
You can click on either collage to get a zoomed-in look.
Looking forward to all the fun. : )

32 comments:

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Oh my goodness, they are all so cute...But I have my eye on the Halloween craft...I would be happy to win any of them...I will be interested to see how your "200 year old doll" turns out. haha

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Rambling Girl said...

Love those doll faces....can't wait to see the doll makeover. You are such a talented person. The tobacco can will be cute when you get through with. Very whismy!

Oh goodie one of your crafts...oh I love them all but I love Fall so the Halloween craft or the pixie face would be neat to have. Thanks so much.

ByTheSea said...

oh goodness that is not fair.. I love all your work.. hmmm.. I cant decide between the wings of love.. or the Halloween one.

Lorraine said...

You are so crafty! Wish I had half of your talent.

I have daughter's who would love the ballerina and I wouldn't mind a cute bag or halloween craft!

Darlene said...

SQUEALING!!!!! You know how much I love your crafts!!! I am torn between three of them the Eifel pendant, the ballerina box and the hanging paperdoll. I think I would pick the paperdoll.

I can't wait to see what you do with your 200 year old doll...lol

the undomesticated wife said...

I tried making a doll ala Teesha Moore several years ago. Let's just say she was the doll on the playground that all the other dolls wouldn't want to play with. LOL

I'm coveting that halloween skeleton head craft. Seriously, if I could reach out and grab it through my computer I would! Halloween is my FAVE. Those little purses are gorg as well! Heck, everything is! But if I had to pick two faves for the giveaway, the halloween and purse would be them.

Excited to see your doll makeover!

Scrap for Joy said...

I can hardly wait to see your doll after her transformation! The Character Construction stamps are awesome, don't you think? Of course I will try to win your giveaway, and the prize? I would be happy with anything you've made. I drool over all of it!

Mimi Sue said...

OK, well you are definitely the cutest. How could anyone pick from all that cuteness? I thought about doing a giveaway for my 100th. But then all my insecurities came out (what if no one signed up, what if no one liked what I was giving away, ahhhh!). Love it all. Mimi

beckaboots said...

:) I love your blog- Julia showed it to me and now I'm hooked :)
I love the bowl with the pearls and small pillow-like bags!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Oh I would so "heart" that Eiffel tower necklace!!! I love it. I love it now. . . I love it when you posted on making it. . . I'd love to have one :) now too!

Blessings,

Sher

KayC. said...

I can't wait to see how you will alter your "200 year old doll"! I would love to be in your giveaway too, like all the others it is hard to choose from! I am leaning towards the Dream Banner or the alter bottle, but then there is your little halloween art!

Susie Homemaker said...

You make the most fun things! I laugh everytime you call it "psycho art"...
I think I would pick the ballerina...she is so beautiful and graceful.

Happy 100th!
Susie

Carrie said...

I would have to say the Halloween head thing or the ballerina I have always loved that one!

Holly said...

I am really drawn to that face in the square stamp. I appeals?!? What fun stuff to just drool over. :) I am with some of the others,...that Halloween one just tickles my toes.:)

Deb said...

How do you choose from such great things???? I love the purse...my daughter would love the Halloween smiley thingy (I'm not so much into Halloween)...anyway...great give-a-way!!!
Thanks...have a very blessed day!!!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love the Eiffel pendant & the ballerina. But all of these are pretty fab, so I'm sure any of them would make for a great giveaway.

Diane said...

I Too love the Eiffel Necklace that is my Fav Congratulations on your 100th Post I am there in just 2 more!
Hugs, Diane

creative breathing said...

Oh my goodness is this a chance to boss you around! Stop in your tracks my talented girl. You have to make us the project you are toying with! I can already see your magic touch and the completed project. You can make yourself another..... What a wonderful celebration of your 100th post! Anything made by you is perfectly perfect. I can't wait! Elizabeth

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I want one of each please....ahhh my pumpkin man boxes...THAT seems like 200 years ago. I think I bought one of those skeleton treat baskets like yours to do for next year because I loved your idea! How the heck did you get to 100...I am only at 160 and have been blogging since 2007. I am sooo stinkin slow. cherry

Small House said...

I love the psycho art. I wonder...How do you come up with the great things you make????

As far as the giveaway, anything you make is lovely.

I'm getting close to my 100th post, and I just don't know what to do. Hmmmm....
Have a great day.
Sandra

Tami said...

They are all so adroable......love the purse, what girl couldn't use another purse!!

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs~T

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

What a creative craft. Your dolls are a one of kind. They are all so unique. Great work.

Enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Actually I would be happy with anything you made...it's all lovely! I love the Halloween item, the soldered charm and the bottle mostest! Can't wait to see your doll in her glory!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You're so crafty, of course I love everything! I think the little black and white polka dot guy is my favorite though!
Carrie

Sherrie said...

Oh I would just LOVE the little ballerina girl!! And for myself not my daughter!!! I have loved her since you made her!! Thanks for the giveaway and a fantastic blog!!
Sherrie

Barbara said...

Oh....the Eiffel pendant or the DREAM banner.....but all that you do is wonderful.
Hugs, Barb

Ms. Tee said...

they're all so cute! Hmmm - maybe the pennant or the banner? Very sweet of you to do a giveaway. :) Hope you have a good weekend!

marie said...

I love the ballerina box! Everything is so nice ~ but the ballerina box is my favorite. What a neat way to do a giveaway!!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Most definitely the soldered necklace! And I love the bottle. But then, they are all so cute. Can't wait to see your doll.

Shannon

Jenny S said...

I love the halloween guy!! But the pillows with the words are awesome too!! Especially since I cannot sew!!!

Christina said...

Oh, wow! All such wonderful goodies. I love the Halloween box and the dream banner is great too. It's hard to choose, but those would probably be my favorites.

Jessica said...

my mom won your skull halloween box. i'm so excited. so excited. she just called me and told me she won it for me!

i LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

you are UPER talented, girl!!!!!