Sunday, March 15, 2009
New Wooden Friends
well, lovies...i have been quite negligent in the blog posting department. i assure you, it is not without cause!
Helen and i have been making hoards and swarms of little wooden friends(okay, i've been making them, and Helen's been supervising)...and now you may pick up your favorite in my Etsy shop!
this time i made gnomes, pirates, mermaids, fairies, ballerinas, bathing beauties, and a grandmother with her grandson.
i estimate that it takes about 45 minutes of constant painting to complete each doll. however, each doll requires drying time between multiple coats of paint and many of them have loads of details. to save time and sanity, i try to make several dolls at once. this means that you'll see new dolls less frequently, but when they are ready...loads of them will appear all at once!
here are photos of the dolls in process and of Helen painting a doll house for all of her new wooden friends.