Friday, April 9, 2010

Art Dolls Galore, New Knitting Supplies & Muslin Art Journal

Okay, I have a lot to share today, so grab yourself a cup of Java, and of course your Fruit Loops and let's begin.
Just got some new yarn to start another knitting project. This is going to be a Market Bag. I'm currently using this same yarn for my Yoga Socks, which has a little stripe in it. I wanted to try this yarn on bigger needles instead of the double pointed ones I'm using for the socks, so I will let you know how that goes! This yarn is wonderful. Knits really nice and soft. This is a picture of the what the Market Bag will or is suppose to look like after you have completed the project...we will see how I do! However, I will change the initials to CROW...of course!

Some more new colors over at I can't wait to start using my new circular needles. Now if I can just figure them out, I'll be good to go. Heading to Knitting Classes tomorrow, so will take them with me!
As you all know, I've been working on my Muslin Journal that I learned over at Lynne Hoppe's Blog I absolutely love working on fabric. You can do so much with these pages. You must try's so much fun.

What I'm doing is gessoing some pages ahead of time. Let the gesso dry and then I started adding some paints, foam stamps, and putting in some texture. I got some of that new Tim Holtz Crackle Paint. It didn't work as well as I thought it would. May be it works better on paper. Not really happy with that product. I do like his inks though! LOL The thing with journal pages, you can keep adding more and more layers, so I will be adding more paints and stuff to these two pages.

Now for Art Dolls Only. We are having our Monthly Challenge and this Month is entitled
"SPRING ENCHANTMENT." I still need to finish my First Quarter Challenge...LOL
Here they are in the "Work in Progress" stage! As you can see, I'm still developing more Art Dolls, but completed the Three for Challenge!

Introducing the "GARDEN GIRLS"

I absolutely loved doing their hair. I use some left over wool roving and attached it with a glue gun!
I think that about does it! As I'm writing this, I'm looking around, and I see so many projects started and waiting to get completed. I wish there was more time in the day! If any of you can figure out how to make the days longer, let me know...I would love to know! LOL
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


slommler said...

Boy I would love to know how too!! That bag is going to be so cool!! And round knitting needles?? I don't think I have ever seen any. Love to see what it looks like when you use them?!
Love your spring dollies...they are adorable. Their dresses are amazing.

Kaerie Faerie said...

Crow, your new dollies are wonderful, so different than the other dolls you create, good for you, a little experimentation is fabulous.
Love the yarn sooo pretty
Have a busy weekend
your fairy friend

Pattee said...

Ok Ok STOP!!!!! LOL Just kidding!

Your bag with Crow on it will be soooo cool! I love twhat your doing with your muslin pages! and

Last but not least I love your Garden Girls!!! I couldn't read the middle ones name but she is my favorite!

I actually am trying to finish a "spring" doll if my poor hands will help me!

Go and create some more Mish!!!

Crissi Harvey said...

Talk about busy love the bag cant wat to see your version and the garden Girls are fabulous.

Have a good weekend

Brenda LaBell said...

Wow Mish, look at you go!! Love the Garden Girls, very pretty!!! I can't believe your already knitting socks. Love the new yarns and that journal is wonderful. I can't wait to see it progress.

Happy Weekend!!

PolkadotToadstool said...

I had to laugh at the bodies all laying out. But your garden dolls came out beautifully

So Dark So Cute said...

how pretty these dolls are! but don't forget the DAG chalenges huh? Did you see my 2nd orphan yet? She's kinda dark, but mostly really cute LOL!

Sue said...

Fun post Michelle! You are really acing the knitting thing! Whoohooo!

Love the dolls for the Spring Challenge! So 'perky'



Are you curious about me? said...

You have been so busy, I love your Spring girls,and the colours of your knitting wool are fab, it is so good working on circular needles you'll find that the knitting grows so quick without having to turn each time you get to the end of a row.

'Happy knitting'

MarZel said... have been busy...cant wait to see your bag!!! Great Dolls!!!

Hows the Hunting???

Glad to know you are well and so productive!!

Designs By CK said...

Popping in to say a belated hello.

CK :-)

Anonymous said...

Loving the new dolls! Let me know when you got those yoga socks done :)

JudySheaRT said...

Love that bag.. but I love the Muslin Journal.. ooo la la. Your posts are chalkful of love art.

jasmoon-butterfly said...

wow...busy bee! Luv the muslin journal I must give that a go ;-)
Your knitting is going well too Mish...kool
Have fun, big luv Trace mwah oxo

Julie said...

You never cease to amaze! That muslin art journal is to die for...I can only imagine what it would be like to paint on those dreamy pages....I must try! And, those garden girls are so vibrant and full of piss and them! xxx


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