Friday, November 21, 2008

Flickr Game

Flickr Game
Originally uploaded by JennyTheArtist
1. Beautiful Jenny, 2. Green Flower, 3. 2008_0528football0001 copy, 4. little vignette of favorite things in our livingroom, 5. at the beauty shop, 6. Favouritism, 7. What's Up Pussy Cat, 8. Mile-high, Double Chocolate Triple-Layer Cake!, 9. Patchoulli, 10. i don't think there's any question here | day 363, 11. Mel in Wonderland, 12. The Giants are Coming! Wearing....Eclairs & Cupcakes??

Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

The concept:

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd's mosaic maker).

The Questions:

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you
12. Your Flickr name

Monday, November 10, 2008

"The Shinning" Twins Dal Dresses & In Memory of Casey

I painted another dog portrait this week. This is a family's dog, named Casey, who recently passed away. I wanted it to be a "memorial" painting, that's why the background has soft colors & stars. Can't you picture him lying in a grass field in doggie heaven?

Dimentions: 8"x10", medium: acrylic

Original photo:


A girl in Sweden had 2 Dals that are the same. She wanted identical dresses that are a reproduction of the dresses that the twins from "The Shinning" wear. These dresses took quite awhile to sew because of the fabric & had to be handsewn. I love the results and am looking forward to seeing them on my client's matching dolls. I love sewing custom clothes ^_^

Friday, October 31, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Irma Portrait

Irma Portrait
Originally uploaded by JennyTheArtist
Portrait of an American Staffordshire named Irma. When i saw the picture on Irma on flickr, I knew that I had to paint her. What a gorgeous dog - our dream dog! Dogs are one of my favorite things to paint!
Painted in acrylic, 9x12 on watercolor paper.
Custom dog portraits available.

Friday, August 22, 2008

blythe spider dress & headband

I LOVE how this dress & headband turned out.
Has an underskirt and a rubber spider on the headband.
Design by me! Want one? Contact me!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Changing Blythe's Eyechips Tutorial

***Updated April 16, 2010
1. before

2. heat up your glue gun & melt the end of a glue stick.

3. Hold her eyelashes out of the way and stick the melted end of the gluestick in the center of the eyechip that you want removed.

4. Wait 5+ minutes! Grip the doll and pull on the gluestick. Pull hard - don't be afraid of hurting the doll.
5. The eyechip will pull right off the end of the gluestick, sometimes with a bit of a struggle - but it WILL pop off!

6. Do the same with the other eye.
7. Personally, I found these stickers. They are the exact size of the back of the eyechip (half and inch) & have a silver back. Punch a hole in the center of the sticker with a hole-punch (the exact size of the post on the back of the eyechip.) You can also choose not to foil the back of the eyechip. Cool-cat offers foil stickers in the exact same size of the eyechip, and they come in different colors as well.

8. Stick the sticker on the back of the eyechips.

9. Use a good glue to put the eyechips back in the head. I like to use Aleene's Tacky Glue. Hot glue will NOT work; don't use super glue as I've heard it will damage the plastic over time. Put a dab right inside the eyeball hole.

10. Be careful of her eyelashes and place the eyechip in the hole. Be sure to push it right in so that the edge, all around, is in the eye. If an edge is sticking out, the eyelid will not open properly. Hold the eyechip, in the head, for a few seconds, then allow to dry completely before pulling the cord.

11. all done!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Traditional Japanese Owl Tutorial

1. The pattern: Enlarge or shrink, depending on what size you want your owl.

2. Cut out pattern, using 2 different fabrics.

3. Put right sides together and sew up the left side, just to the top of the smaller piece. 4. Move the unsewn edge of the smaller fabric to the edge of the larger fabric. It helps to pin them in place. Sew up the seam, right to the tip of the larger fabric.
5. Turn right-side out.
6. Put a straight pin through the fabric at the top of the belly.
7. Stuff the owl then sew embroidery floss in a loose stitch around the bottom.
8. Pull string tight and tie in a knot., then remove straight pin.
9. Cut out 2 colored felt circles, and 2 smaller white felt circles.
10. Fold over the point, then sew the tip of the beak to the owls belly.11. Attach the two circles of colored felt with the same colored thread. 12. Pull a dark thread through the center of the colored felt, and through the center a circle of white felt (smaller than the colored).13. Poke your needle in the colored felt and through the center of the white felt.14. Pull through to make a "loop" on the white felt.15. Loop all the way around the white felt.
16. Add a dark bead to the center.
17. Attach the second eye & you are finished! You could also add a triangle of yellow or orange felt to the end of it's beak, if desired.

HERE is a tutorial in japanese.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008