Thursday, October 30, 2008

Fun Blog...Gloomy Sunday




Oh, I love these old covers :) Plus I used to read Victoria Holt! :D Lots of gloomy weather, gloomy houses, gloomy moors. Perfect!
I added the link to the side.

I made them a story




These are Monsters Finnigan and Toulouse.
Monster Finnigan met Monster Toulouse in one of Paris's underground tunnels. It was in that dank dark place that Finiggan told Toulouse how he came to lose his left leg. And from then on both had become inseparable.

MOnster Finnigan comes with a spool :D

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Mine all mine


I'm almost out of this particular fabric that lined a handmade jacket that I have been using for some of my plushes. It's my favorite! I figure that I should start making some mini plushes for me to keep, because I am thrilled when they sell but I miss some of them!! :D It will give me a reason to make little box houses for them to hang. To hang in this future studio that I keep hoping for, ha! So I made this wee one. I haven't named her or dreamed up a story for her yet.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

New plush and panic


Oh, I made this colorful little bunny guy last night :) All he needs is a label on the back....I made an interesting pirate rabbit too, but I couldn't get a decent picture of her....Also, in other news, I haven't started on my Halloween costume....I switched from pirate to a loose interpretation of Tia Dalma the Voodoo Lady....oh I can't wait to have black teeth!! :D I would really love to get a chicken/ rooster claw, but where from?? I mean not real, but...where anyway??

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Folky Kitty Painting



I did this other painting, too. The colors are cheery.
Who would have thought that all the average (No hideous demon skulls...etc) pitchforks would be gone days ago??? My daughter is going to be a devil and I can't find one stinking pitchfork...Running around to 6 differnt places is when Halloween gets stupid :D

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Folk art Paintings



I have added two paintings to my ETSY. They were sooo hard to photograph! I am still not happy with the photos, but...whatever...I have a series of paintings on square blocks of wood that I started a year ago...they are what I call my cabaret girls. I think I will finish them and post them, too. I love the 20's and 30's and the whole cabaret world. And Cabaret, the movie is one of my all time faves!
Where was I?? Oh yeah, my stinky photos....yeah gotta work on that...

I just love french girls names







I have made two new monster girls, Mignon and Cosette. I made them using a handmade bolero jacket that I purchased at Goodwill years ago. I purposely used the fabrics inside-out because I love the fray and deconstructed look. Old clothes inspire me. A lot of my voodoo type monsters have french names, it started because I was inspired by New Orleans.
These two JunkerJane name thingies are from cards I made the other day. It also reminds me I need to change my header!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Winner Is.....




We put all of the 9 names into Mr. Scary's head. Mr. Scary is a handmade headvase I got at one of these sales in which you buy a bag for 2 bucks and fill it till it's bursting. Anyway, then we mixed them up and pulled out... Lulu!
Lulu, send me an email with your address and I will send you Voodoo Violet straight away :D

Friday, October 17, 2008

Too Cool Blog


Oh, look at this.....just right for the season, not that some of us need that excuse :D
http://obscurehollow.blogspot.com/

Paintings



I actually made two paintings last night on recycled wood. I have been wanting to add paintings because it is my secret wish to be a folk art painter :) Well, not so secret but it's my ultimate dream....so far :D They are not finished yet but here is a peek. The colors may be a bit more yellow due to the light. I really like to paint on wood and usually I just can't get past a blank canvas ! I love the texture and feel of wood and the challenge of painting on found items. I will be putting them up on etsy when they are finished.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pirate Antoinette


Pirate Antoinette's boudoir of fading silks and toile reveal the decadence of times past.
I think I never did grow up and all those children's books my mom read to me until I could read myself really do come into play now huh? :D A faded toile boudoir...hee hee... Pirate Cats! I am happy that I can make these things and people relate!

Oh! some of these movies I love myself!! And the others I look forward to watching!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

VOODOO GIVEAWAY


It was Voodoo Violet's natural look of innocent befuddlement that earned her top respect among other trickster voodoo boys and girls.
It was because of this that Voodoo Violet always got the riskiest prank jobs.


Voodoo Violet measures approx. 6 1/2 inches tall by 5 1/2 inches wide. She is made from recycled fabrics and buttons.

All you have to do is leave a comment naming a favorite movie. I will toss all of the names in a bowl and have my daughter pick it out... Say....on Sunday...Sunday October 19th at 12:00 pm Pacific time.

That GIVEAWAY


Okay, I didn't forget about that giveaway I mentioned. In fact I am going to post it later and then all you will have to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite movie. I have never done this before so.....I mean it can't be that difficult, right? :D
I haven't actually made it yet and I am still deciding what it should be??

It's been a really nice Fall so far. Lots of changing leaves and crisp air. Still sunny days...

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Trixie the Anteater


Hello, I added a new gal today to the JunkerJane plush family... This is Trixie...

Trixie glanced at the hill one final time. Trixie had a plan....it would take more than the usual wiles to get the motherload.

I am thinking because we have a 3 day weekend I may try to get some stuff out. All of my voodoos are gone so I think I will add more of those, too.

Isn't Fall wonderful??

Friday, October 3, 2008

Fall is here!


Around here things got Halloweeny on October 1st!! I couldn't resist masking our two little stone creatures out front. Ahhhh.
I finished a custom rooster today.
I am going to be a scurvy pirate for Halloween and by that I mean a drab authentic one and not a red satin stripe one :D I am doing it from scratch sorta...not sewing something from scratch by piecing it together from second hand stuff. Last year I did a Marie Antoinette that way. It looked pretty damned good, but I really need to set to work NOW because I usually panic last minute :D Even though I do the second hand route it isn't cheap, it still comes out spendy, but it's fun!