Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Happy Halloween!

I was inspired by the doll I made my granddaughter (you can see her in the previous post) to make a 'grown up' version. Unfortunately, I haven't quite finished in time for Halloween - but here's my progress so far:

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Say 'Hello' to Glampire and her best friend and nest mate Vampolicella.

Glampire, as her name and appearance would suggest, is concerned with her looks. She has a regular weekly late night appointment at the tanning salon for a respray - for of course, she cannot use the sunbeds - and she has her teeth filed and whitened at the 'Tooth Fairy Salon' every six months.

Her nest mate, Vampolicella, on the other hand, has more basic and earthly concerns, namely sustenance. If she cannot get her favourite AB negative, she will make do with any other, even O pos, and she always likes to top up with a few glasses of good Italian red!

Monday, 29 October 2007


This is Viridienne, vampire princess. I made her for my granddaughter, so I tried to make her a little less scary than I otherwise might have done.

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She's made of odds and ends and some of those bits that went wrong that we all have and never throw away just in case.

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Bad hair day

Here are the dolls I was working on in the last post. It's wig choosing time!

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My workroom

I haven't got much to show right now. I've had a busy time. The Boss had two months off work and as if that wasn't enough of a disruption, he put a new hot water cylinder in - guess where? Everything had to be moved out of my workroom, then the airing cupboard had to be demolished and rebuilt around a huge, white, Heath-Robinson cum Wallace and Grommit contraption with pipes and dials and heaven know what else! I shouldn't complain though, because now we have enough hot water to fill the bath and I got new worktops and cupboards!

So, in lieu of work, here's where I play:

and just to prove that there IS something happening: