11/29/2013 10:10:00 AM
I was inspired to create this art by Movember, that crazy month when men grow their moustaches to honour those affected and raise funds for prostate cancer. I wanted the work to be used to raise funds and have put it in the hands of Roger Biddle, of
11/27/2013 10:50:00 AM
She's finally done it! Dawn is offering us the secret to making these cute Pocket fae! This onlone class will teach you polymer clay techniques in fully illustrated lessons. "What Have They Got in Their Pocketses...?"Dawn M Schiller will teach you
11/22/2013 14:16:00 PM
You are invitedJust in time for Christmas giving, I am offering a work shop that will inspire you!Inspire you to get that embellisher out of the closet and onto the work table. My embellsiher had been on the shelf for some time. I got it out last mon
11/19/2013 10:45:00 AM
I finally have my latest project ready to share with you. I am so excited! First, I made a whole gang of these little guys, to test out the method and make it as simple as possible, so that anyone can do it.
Somehow, the polar bear has been associa
11/15/2013 08:57:00 AM
It's so rewarding when you get feedback on one your cloth doll patterns. This time was even more exciting, because it was from family. My sister-in-law, Marie, is part of the Women's Institute in Wales (UK). Every year they have a competition
11/13/2013 09:35:00 AM
Barbara Schoenoff brings us this
11/06/2013 11:54:00 AM
Craftsy is offering this gift tag for you to print out and use this holiday season. Let the world
know you give handmade gifts!
11/01/2013 10:15:00 AM
Hands up if you have an embellisher!
10/30/2013 09:20:00 AM
News from Doll Street Dreamers. Here's an online class by Judy Skeel that will help you perfect your faces and doll making. It's all about technique!
Hey Doll Face
Intensive doll face painting class with Judy Skeel
Do faces befuddle you? Would y
10/25/2013 08:30:00 AM
Meet Phoenix Dreamer, my latest cloth doll pattern. She was inspired by my love of all things Steampunk. That's reflected in the colors I've chosen and the Victorian patterns in the prints.
Once my artwork was published in Zen Doodle, I was motiva
10/23/2013 08:30:00 AM
Doll Street Dreamers has items on sale!
Diane Dobson Barton has a series of e-books on sculpting. She also has two fantastic e-books on Organizing your studio and the Business side of art. All on sale!You can search the store by using the search bo
10/21/2013 09:38:00 AM
10/18/2013 08:06:00 AM
I was so excited to get this in the mail: my copy of ZenDoodle, Tons Of Tangles, from Northlight books.
This is the first time any of my 2-D art has been in print. I've had my dolls and felted sculptures in magazines and books, but seeing my blac
10/16/2013 08:10:00 AM
The talented Barbara Schoenoff is presenting her Donoma class on Doll Street Dreamers. AND she's offering a discount if you sign up before the 27th!!
Donoma is a Woman of Potential. She may become a journey of spiritual discovery in doll making for
10/09/2013 10:00:00 AM
This week I thought I'd bring you 5 blogs with tips on doll
10/04/2013 10:21:00 AM
I am teaching again! After my hiatus, it feels good to be back teaching again. I am teaching online at Doll Street Dreamers.
10/02/2013 10:03:00 AM
Colleen Babcock has taken one of her live classes and made it into a cloth doll
09/27/2013 08:18:00 AM
It is so rewarding when a student sends in a picture of a doll. Jennifer sent me this picture. The doll is from my Felted Divas class. She is all needle felted and I think Jennifer did a great job!
09/25/2013 08:54:00 AM
09/23/2013 08:57:00 AM
This class starts soon! What better way to boost your doll making that by making
09/18/2013 08:53:00 AM
Crow Photo by Edwina Sutherland
09/13/2013 08:00:00 AM
5 ways to make your dolls look better
09/11/2013 10:14:00 AM
09/06/2013 09:35:00 AM
Well, it's been one year since I took over the reins at Doll street Dreamers. What a ride it's been! I've learned so much and met such wonderful people: the members of the Club, the amazing doll designers and teachers who are such a big part of Doll
09/04/2013 10:48:00 AM
08/30/2013 09:09:00 AM
I do! I've been experimenting with it in my art journal. My sister is into it big time! She's growing from a card maker into a collage artist! She would be the first to say "I'm not artistic." She's wrong! Why do we deny our creative selves? It's suc
08/28/2013 08:07:00 AM
08/26/2013 08:56:00 AM
The judges have judged and the winners are up. View them at Doll street Dreamers. The Gallery page has all the entries!
Enjoy looking at all the wonderful ladies of the ocean!
08/23/2013 09:02:00 AM
You have to try this class. I am so excited, I had to share it. Dawn Schiller has been teaching on Doll Street Dreamers for a long time now. Her students can't say enough about her classes.
With this guy, Fetch, Dawn brings us her fun and crazy sc
08/23/2013 08:52:00 AM
I have to share this video. It is a 5 minute celebration of all this is wonderful in a child. Please watch to the end.
Post by 11AliveMikeFrancis.
08/21/2013 08:06:00 AM
Photo by Edwina Sutherland
08/16/2013 13:27:00 PM
You might think of a walking stick when you think of canes, but if you are into polymer clay, you'll know canes are something else!
Canes are a way of creating patterns and designs in polymer clay. The idea is that you pile up the colors in a patter
08/14/2013 08:05:00 AM
Dawn - Badlands
08/09/2013 14:50:00 PM
Mine is green. This guy began life a long time ago.
08/07/2013 07:30:00 AM
In memoriam - Akira Blount 1945 - 2013
07/31/2013 13:56:00 PM
07/26/2013 08:00:00 AM
Meet Crank. I finished him for the show I did last weekend. He didn't sell, so he's now for sale in my Etsy store. The show was a bust as far as sales go, even though I had fun wearing my steampunk costume and hanging out with Choleena.
07/19/2013 09:56:00 AM
Paula McGee will be teaching this fun class next week on Doll Street Dreamers. He's called Wynnstan. Make him with or without a base, make him to shelter
07/17/2013 06:36:00 AM
Moved by wind - Theo Jansen
07/14/2013 15:20:00 PM
This Saturday, I was a vendor at the Ottawa, Valley Crafts and Collectibles Show, along with my friend, artist Choleena DiTullio. Since we both love steampunk and had created art along the theme, we decided to dress the part.
07/12/2013 07:30:00 AM
This Saturday, I'll be showing my work at this fabulous show. My friend Choleena DiTullio and I will be in Steampunk attire! Easy to spot!
07/10/2013 08:00:00 AM
Von Trapp cows
07/08/2013 08:00:00 AM
Following the article on using Apoxie, I thought I'd share my latest use of the product. I was attempting to sculpt boots for my doll of polymer clay. I was running out of the brown
07/05/2013 08:00:00 AM
Our Ottawa Doll Club, All Dolled Up, had another display of our 1812 dolls at the Goulbourn Museum. The General made the local paper! How exciting!
He'll be part of my show at the Library and Archives Ottawa Valley Crafts and Collectibles Show Jul
07/03/2013 08:00:00 AM
06/28/2013 07:45:00 AM
06/26/2013 10:03:00 AM
06/21/2013 08:55:00 AM
This was written by my friend Laura Muligan.
Sculpt vs Epoxy Putty
Apoxie sculpt is
a craft medium used for sculpting, bonding or filling.
You have to
order it online or get it from a specialty store
06/19/2013 09:36:00 AM
06/14/2013 08:00:00 AM
This week I'd like to present my guide for coloring eyes. Here you can see how the eye is divided up. The iris is divided into sections and these, plus the way we are going to color them, will give the eye dimension.
I use gel pens to color the wh
06/05/2013 08:00:00 AM
Photo by Rob Huntley
05/31/2013 09:18:00 AM
And before I knew it, there were three! I plan to have them swim among my hostas. These foil shapes will be covered in paper, then paverpol and paint. Paverpol is marvellous for outdoor art. I like the silver, but don't want it to look like tin foil
05/29/2013 10:21:00 AM
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05/22/2013 09:24:00 AM
Photo by Tommy Tsutsui
05/17/2013 10:02:00 AM
Sometimes things happen that get you moving in a new direction. A little while ago, an
05/15/2013 08:34:00 AM
Florida sunset by Edwina Sutherland
05/10/2013 10:17:00 AM
You know I'm crazy for corsets. At Williamsburg, I got to see planty being worn.
This week, I saw an online article about using zip ties as boning. these babies, however, are works of handsewn art. No machine sewing at all!
05/08/2013 10:15:00 AM
05/06/2013 12:52:00 PM
I'm pleased to announce that my patterns are now available as instant download files on Etsy. This means you buy the pattern, you get the pattern instantly! How cool is that. Here's what
05/03/2013 10:03:00 AM
Well I learned something new! On Doll Street's club Journal, we were having a
05/01/2013 11:11:00 AM
04/29/2013 12:03:00 PM
Just think about these sentences and re-think your attitude if you are guilty of any of these.
04/26/2013 08:00:00 AM
Do you set goals? I do. I don't always write them down,
04/24/2013 09:14:00 AM
04/22/2013 08:30:00 AM
Cloth Doll Inspirations with Patti Medaris Culea
04/19/2013 10:08:00 AM
It's been a busy week for me. I've had no time to create for myself, I've been so busy with the creative people at Doll street! I've been adding new things to the pattern shop and new classes.
I won't be going to AFICC this year. These doll gathe
04/18/2013 19:33:00 PM
Perhaps not to be is to be without your being.
Perhaps not to be is to be without your being,
without your going, that cuts noon light
like a blue flower, without your passing
later through fog and stones,
without the torch you lift in your ha
04/12/2013 08:12:00 AM
Here's another stage of my Steampunk Journal. I've been noodling away at these two pages this week. It is amazing what one more little doodle will do. I found this great quote from
04/10/2013 07:54:00 AM
Photo by Edwina Sutherland
04/05/2013 09:30:00 AM
My husband was away for a week. Not one to waste such an opportunity, I got out my paints. The dining
04/03/2013 08:46:00 AM
04/02/2013 14:09:00 PM
I spent ages getting the
03/29/2013 15:57:00 PM
I'm a creative person and I deserve time to create!
03/27/2013 08:34:00 AM
03/22/2013 09:31:00 AM
Tell me if you think this coat would make a great Steampunk style coat. It's 1812, taken from an original garment, which was a beautiful black wool satin. Even after all these years in storage, it's beauty shines. It was lining and quilted with lambs
03/20/2013 08:30:00 AM
Steampunk by Choleena DiTullio
03/18/2013 08:00:00 AM
A Doll Street Challenge sponsored by Fairfield and Studio Galli
Join us on this fun challenge and aim for one of the fabulous prizes offered by our sponsors. The challenge is open to everyone, even if you are not a Doll Street member.
03/15/2013 09:58:00 AM
Boy! I've had a troublesome time adding photos lately. Blogger has ticked me off.
03/13/2013 09:35:00 AM
Marie Antoinette by Marie Arden
Source: marieardenpinkliving.blogspot.com via Edwina on Pinterest
03/08/2013 10:35:00 AM
Last month, Ottawa celebrated Winterlude, our annual festival on ice . The Museum of Civilisation had a programme running at the same time, called Winter in New France.
03/06/2013 09:20:00 AM
03/04/2013 14:21:00 PM
I have been bookkeeping for hours. Sorted out a glitch in my method which took a while. Paid my bills and didn't do anything creative today, except get my newsletter organised.
It was a welcome relief, to look at what other designers are doing, esp
03/01/2013 08:00:00 AM
Can anyone resist this?
02/27/2013 08:00:00 AM
Marriot NY, NY
02/25/2013 11:50:00 AM
Exit Lobby of Canadian Tire at 330 Coventry Rd., Ottawa. The manager of that store loves art and has partnered with OSA to bring art to everyone needing car oil. On now until Mar. 5, 2013.
Choleena DiTullio is a friend and fellow West End Studio Tou
02/22/2013 11:14:00 AM
I had to share this video with you. First of a series about the Creagers work, which needs little introduction from me.
02/20/2013 10:28:00 AM
Snow Horse found in Ottawa
02/18/2013 09:38:00 AM
Thanks Twister Sifter, for the image
That is a great quote. we must allow ourselves time to play. When ever I sign up for a class, that's my day to play. To learn a new technique, be with like minded people and explore the paintbox of creative essen
02/13/2013 10:22:00 AM
02/11/2013 11:24:00 AM
Since I took over Doll Street,
I find myself pondering the marvellous variety of work that is displayed there.
So much creativity!
Take this class by Linda Misa. Brink uses old stuff like lamp bases to
create the new base for the doll. Up cycling ol
02/08/2013 08:30:00 AM
While I was at the Vogue Knitting Show in Chicago, I bought this lovely yarn. It is mohair and silk and feels so silky in the hand. It has been space dyed in turquoise with a shot of yellow. Delicious! How could I resist?
It came with a free patt
02/06/2013 09:55:00 AM
Crochet protraits by Jo Hamilton
02/01/2013 08:00:00 AM
I was lucky enough to meet some great journalists and bloggers in New York. Marie Segares talked about the Gallery on her blog: the Underground Crafter
Here are some of Adrian Kershaw's video tape sculptures.
01/30/2013 08:30:00 AM
The Vogue Artists
01/25/2013 08:30:00 AM
No-one can say that going to the Big Apple is not an experience. So much to see and do, so much to try. I just came back from spending last weekend at the Vogue knitting Show. It was held at the Marriott in Times Square. A happening place all by itse
01/18/2013 09:00:00 AM
This looks like a fun way to use the rolls left from the wrapping paper.
01/16/2013 09:47:00 AM
01/11/2013 09:59:00 AM
I am so excited to share this news- not one, but three of my Steampunk pieces are in the new magazine from "Just Cards."
There are so many familiar names from the doll making world. Christine Shively-Benjamin, Mary Ann Tate, Laura Lunsford and Shel
01/09/2013 09:55:00 AM
Ice by Edwina Sutherland