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Getting Back on Track

This is post number 100. It came up on me quite fast. I had wanted to do something special, like have a giveaway, but that will have to wait until after October. That wonderful, glorious, magical month.

Last week my job schedule had changed and that threw me for a creative loop. And not in a good way. I also got sick. I'm back to my normal schedule starting this week and I feel like I can tackle anything. Including Godzilla.

Not only do I have a huge Skele Pirate guy waiting for arms, a warren of witches, a couple of Ghostie Girls, I now have a bunch of bunners and bears vying for attention. Pirates, ghouls, and ghosts are waiting to get off the drawing board.

It's getting close to thinking about the business end of all the creating. Getting ready for the Expo, taxes, making sure I have enough bags, tissue, etc. Yikes!

Plus I'm still reworking my young adult manuscript, 'Map Hunter'. I apologize for no pics this post but August is just about over and hopeful…

Eegads!

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Okay, I kind of don't know where to start. It's been so long since my last post but I've been working on things for the Expo and working on the manuscript to get it ready for a writer's conference. Two friends have seen what I have so far for the show and they say I have a lot. Of course I don't think that way, me being my own worse critic, etc, etc, etc, and I'm thinking that I've got so much more I want to do. Like pirates and some ghost people. I mean, hello!!! Halloween is coming.

I had a nice four day weekend to really get some things done and worked on and wouldn't you know it? I got sick. Yep, a grand sinus infection. There were times I could barely sit up, let alone look at or concentrate on something. I'm a little behind but started to catch up today.

Here is Skele Pirate Man. He's huge. I have so many plans for him and I finally got his legs on. I have to start going through my fabric stash for some clothes.

I started armatures for his …

Working, working it!

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Here are some more Wandi Witch bodies. I also did their arms. I have six more to cut out and be ready to stuff. They're going to be goth witches, if that is such a thing. If not, I've made it up. My friend Maya likes the fabric I've chosen for them. Right now I'm in an in between stage. Lots of parts, not much finished but that will change this week. I want to start painting faces.

Here are some underpants. They look like little bat wings. And here are some skirts. I ran out of black thread today. It was a horrible feeling, I mean, how can you make Halloween things without black thread? Not even a back up. I thought that maybe I would have enough 'til the weekend but no. Not even enough to wind a bobbin. So I had to make myself presentable and run to the store. Another hot and muggy day and I had to get dressed again. Of course the zone had been broken and it took awhile to get back into it. There will be more later in the week. Have a good one.


He's Got Legs!

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This will not be his final pose. He looks like he should be in a circus on a high wire or something. What we have here is a wire armature covered with wool batting. Not too sure if I like this brand but it's what I've got. Disregard the wire between his legs. Although he will be given proper parts. Yes, it's late but I had to post this. I have to start looking for a chest for him to sit on or a small barrel. He will be holding a tankard of rum. It's a given.

On the lighter side, I sewed some Wandi Witch bodies and arms to go with some of the heads. I don't want to count how many heads I have right now. I really do think they're multiplying along with the bunners. I also needle felted 3 sets of Koji Bear arms. Now I have to work on chapter 5 of my manuscript a little before bed. It was a good day considering I got a late start and I broke down and turned on the AC. We're going to be steamy the whole week. Fine.

I am feeling pretty good right now. Bad Wendy i…

Skele Pirate

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Here's another critter I started some time ago. His head started out as a body for something, so it's totally different now. Love re-purposing. He's my biggest needle felt yet and I don't know if I'll do another so big. Right now he's at 11" and will be in a seated position. I've already got bullet holes and dagger slashes planned for his shirt. He'll be going to the expo.

This is him next to a bunner. Bunners are between 8.5 and 9". So this guy is huge. I hope he doesn't scare me when I go potty in the middle of the night. LOL Grim Reaper is happy to have another guy to talk to, along with Creative Mojo Man. GR was feeling a bit outnumbered.

A new warren is forming. I will get these covered tomorrow, then arms, and I can dress them. I forgot to take a pic of my Koji Bears. Three of them now have heads. I guess I'll get a pic when they have arms. They're going to be in sailor suits. I will be making three more armatures so I can d…

Working It

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I got home from the job yesterday and wasn't feeling it at all. But around 8-8:30 on the pm, I asked myself if I wanted to be mediocre for the rest of my life? If so, do nothing. If I want to be on that beautiful beach in the Caribbean or on a New Zealand wine tour, I had to do something that would get me closer to that goal.

So I picked up my sprite pieces and closed up the seams. I had gotten into some sort of zone (could've been Twilight), when I stopped to look at the parts and thought that I had so many limbs compared to bodies. It began to unnerve me, that maybe I made a mistake in counting. Then my mind came back and I told myself (I know you know where this is going) that there are usually two upper limbs and two lower limbs per one body. Is that goofy or what? I had to laugh at myself. It was my Dr Frankenstein moment.

I will cut out their bloomers and sew them today.

I read on another blog that one should always have small achievable goals at all times. My 'believ…

New Bunners

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These will be long kimono bunners. Just something a little different. As you can see, Creative Mojo Man is in the background.
Here are more Bunner armatures. The ones with legs will be pirates. Maybe they'll have carrots as pistols and celery as daggers.

Here are the Halloween Sprite parts I forgot on the last post. A friend said they were my creepy chorus line. They are almost caterpillar like. I'm so excited about this month. I can't wait to show you the strange and unusual things that will spring from my mind. I'd also like to welcome Gail Burton of www.gailburtonart.blogspot.com . Hey Gail, love your pooches.

Awesome August

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Here are a lot of parts. I stuffed all but 3 of the bodies today. I should really be getting some muscles now. They are a small portion of what's in store for the expo. I'm getting very excited about it. So many things to do and I've got 2 lists going.

These are Wandi Witch legs. You can see that there are more in the first pic. I keep losing count so there are about 30 something pairs.

Wandi Witch heads and yes, they were rolling today. Try corralling several heads that kept falling off the table. And disappearing. Good thing I swept or they'd be wrestling dust bunnies. I missed a pic. I'll put it on the next post.

The evening is still young. I'm done with stuffing for awhile though. I will work on my skele pirate armature. He's going to be big. A big challenge.

For the expo, I'm going with a crypt by the sea theme. Gotta do the Halloween peeps and pirates. I want to get all body parts and bodies done this month and costumes next. Of course this is subj…