Sunday, July 20, 2014

just another little update :)


Hi everyone! How have you been? Yes, it's another weekend! Thank you so much to everyone who's still faithfully sticking with me :) I shan't be writing much this time round, as I'm under the influence of some meds that are making me really drowsy. It's quite miserable really, but I'm trusting God for complete healing in His perfect timing, so I'm pressing on (but will talk with the doctor about getting on a different med)! Your prayers would also be greatly appreciated :)

Well, this here is Electra, one of two little girls up for adoption in the shop now; she was inspired by my love for stars -- Electra is the name of a giant blue star in the constellation of Taurus. She is one of the nine brightest stars in the Pleiades open cluster; I even "tattooed" the cluster on Electra's body -- it runs down the side of her neck and across her chest.

And this is Elodie, my sweet little hippie. I had the song San Francisco by John Phillips (and sung by Scott McKenzie) running through my head the entire time I was carving and painting; needless to say, I had to make her a floral head wreath! Again, both girls are looking for forever homes now; bloggy friends, feel free to make an offer if you like :)

In other dolly news, Tova's hair finally came! It suits her so perfectly I think; she looks so adorable and naughty and loving and playful all at the same time -- just like a real child. Here she is with her best friend, Rufus the bear.

Several people did ask me about Rufus; they'd never seen a teddy quite like him before. Indeed, Rufus was a kind of "holy grail" for me as an antique and vintage bear collector; he is a 19" Tru-to-Life American Black Bear made by Dean's Rag Book Co. in the 50s. Happily, Rufus' fur and rubber molded parts are still in lovely condition; being unjointed and stuffed with excelsior and kapok, he is wonderfully floppy and weighty, and feels just like a real cub might if you were to carry him. His legs are sewn to the front of his body, so that he is always in a sitting position, but he is perfect for Tova to lie on. Doesn't he have the sweetest expression?

Well, that's all for now -- but o! before I go, a few long-overdue shots of little Jakey. He's just turned one; how time flies! He can walk now and is such a bundle of adorableness -- he makes any post-childbirth ailments worthwhile. Sorry these pictures are so dreadful in terms of lighting and composition -- I grab what I can, when I can lol! (and yes, that unholy mess you see in the background is part of my tiny "art studio").




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OK, happy, blessed weekend and new week everyone!! See you again soon!!

18 comments:

AntiquityTravelers said...

oh look how cute Jakey is!! and happy :D So sorry to hear you're struggling with some post pregnancy issues. Hope the meds help. Dollies are really amazing - each one with such personalities!

Libby said...

Awww, I hope you feel better and can get on different meds really soon.

Your dolls are really beautiful creations, and your little one is growing so fast. Such a cutie!

Kay G. said...

Hey Janice!
You are so talented! I love your dolls, they have such personality!
That teddy bear looks so real!
And your son is walking now, that year did go by very quickly!
He is really cute, I don't know how you get anything done, my dear...a baby, two daughters, and your wonderful art?
Make sure you get some REST so your body can heal! :-)

Yasumi in Worshipblues said...

Sooooooo in love with your creations. You are so talented.

Miss Val's Creations said...

The girls are so cute! I love Electra's wild hair color! Elodie's hair piece is so sweet. Rufus is great! Vintage stuffed toys have such charm. I can't believe Jakey is already 1. He is so adorable and what a smile!

Jane Chérie said...

Jakey is so adorable you just want to pinch his cheeks!!! He looks like a very happy and vivacious little boy :D Oh you are so talented Jan, I am looking at your dolls in envy. Especially Elodie who is simply beautiful with her fantastic hair. I am so so so tempted to get her. And I'll have to pass again because my family just booked our summer vacation. I guess I'll have to wait yet again. Tova looks wonderful (I love red-heads!) and she does look very mischievous! Take care of yourself and I wish you a speedy recovery!!!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

So sorry to hear you're unwell dear friend. My husband is on some strong antibiotics at the moment so I can definitely sympathize as they make him quite miserable at times. Do take of yourself! Sending you well wishes and positive healing energy! I can't get over how big Jakey is is getting and my is he ever adorable!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Audrey said...

Hey Janice, WOW, Jakey is so big already! From over here, he sure did seem to grow pretty quickly. LOL. Both dolls are so gorgeous but I really like Elodie. I'm sure she'll find a home quickly! Sorry to hear you've not been feeling 100% and I hope you are able to find a medication that works quickly. So good to hear from you! XOXO

Audrey said...

Hi Janice, my first comment just disappeared so this one will be short. But I love the new pictures of Jakey ~ he sure did get big quickly. Ha! And both dolls are really adorable ~ I especially like Elodie. Hope you're feeling better very soon....XOXO

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Jan - I am so sorry to hear you are not well. For sure will be praying for you. Your dolls are fabulous and that Jakey can't be any cuter. Bet he is keeping you so busy. Take care friend and let me know how you are doing.

Magic Love Crow said...

So happy to hear from you! I am sorry you aren't feeling well! Sending healing prayers your way ;o)
Your dolls are stunning! You surely have a talent! Electra has stolen my heart! Wow!!! I love your teddy bear! Jakey is so CUTE!!! I love the last photo of him running to you! Be well and many blessings ;o)

Kizzy Von Doll said...

Jakey is soooo cute, bless. Getting so big. I hope you get to feeling better doll and the doc can help with the meds for you. Take good care. These dolls are so so cute :))) xx

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

It's always nice to hear from you even if it's short and sweet!

As always, I can't say enough of your beautiful doll creations. They are out of this world.

And your son is so cute. I can't believe it's already been a year. Time definitely flies. I hope the girls are also doing well.

And I do hope you are feeling better soon!

Pizziricco said...

Rufus has such a soulful expresson, and he looks soo real! Bet dat's how the real ones' expressions actually are! Ps: ooh dat Jakey, aaww, oh yez! for sure he is worth all the post-baby ailments & more! u r so blessed, 2 gorgeous girls & now this lil handsome hunk of a guy!

Almost Precious said...

Hope your health issues are quickly over and you find yourself feeling wonderful again soon. :)

Your new dolls are all so precious but the most precious of all is little Jakey. He is an absolute doll.

Sorry it has taken me a while to visit your lovely blog, but things have been happening . . . and you know how life can get in the way of things. :)

Lady Lilith said...

Little Jakey is so adorable. He has such a precious face.

Claudia Aguilar said...

Jakey is adorable and so are the girls...wow one already!! Hope you feel better soon!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Jakey is precious!! I hope you feel better soon my friend!

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