Sunday, December 20, 2009

Crafting Christmas

We seem to be doing a lot lately. Comics are delayed again. My apologies! Christmas seems to get closer every year. I do have some work to share with you of presents we have already sent out.

I made this sketch for a friend of her baby. I'm planning a similar project for a couple of other people.

Adara Baby

I also did a sketch of some cats for a friend. Getting patterns correct can be maddening. I'm a perfectionist about making pets look like the pets. I used some colored pencils on this one too (thanks, Vicki!) to try to make it as close to the coloring of the cats as possible.

Cat Pile

Marina has been in a knitting frenzy. I've seen some of her work that I can't share yet (the gifts are being given on Christmas) but these are a couple of things she's made.

This fairy doll has removable clothing and even little knitted undies! Very huggable. It's about 18 inches tall. I love her. I'm tempted to have Marina make one for me, but she's in the middle of a birthday/Christmas/Mother's Day gift for me.

Fairy Doll

She also made this sparkly vampire as a joke gift birthday present for a friend who doesn't like Twilight. He has a removable cape and wears a sweater and slacks. I think he was 6 inches high, but I'll have to check with her to see if that's right. She made up the pattern herself and was particularly proud of how the hair came out.

Vampire 2


The Stone Age Techie said...

I am in awe of what you and your daughter can do!
What beautiful illustrations, you are so talented :-)
And as a new knitter, my hat is off to Marina - I never even thought about knitting dolls, or anything 3-dimensional, but I forsee some experimentation this winter into these areas!

Thanks for sharing, I really am in awe...

ComfyDenim said...

Just wow.

Laughing Stars aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

You are so talented! I can't take my eyes off the drawing of the baby.

My word verification is ologireg. I think it sounds like some kind of hideous fantasy creature. I can just imagine Frodo coming up against an enormous, slithering ologireg.

jugglingpaynes said...

Laughing Stars: She is a gorgeous baby and I admit to having a weakness for good eyes! And I love your word verification!

Vicki said...

George and I beyond impressed!! George is giggling over the ologireg, too. There is some serious talent in that there house there!!

Inner Elder said...

Wow! Although I have known your talents all your life, you still amaze me. And so does Marina - love those knitty dolls! Love,grandma

Jessica said...

Beautiful sketches! I love sketching babies. Their angelic faces are so perfect.

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