The People Who Lift Me Up

Jun 25, 2010

A new beautiful portrait with my husband...

*Aheeem, cough sputter sputter*, do you think you can you handle all the glamor?
Oh I must post the boys as well...

Jun 23, 2010

Fickle...yes that's me!

My children thought it best to include more then one furry friend in my new line so "Boggles" has become "Whymsical Whyskers". The main focus will still be lil ratties but other furry whiskered friends will make an appearance as well. I have to admit I had so much fun creating this logo and do so like it better. I had fun with the W being the critters teeth lol. What ya think?
There will be three categories for this line...


Along with playing with the logos above, I decided to re-vamp a couple other logos as well...

Now all I need to do is get back to sculpting!!!

Jun 13, 2010

Yes, I Said Boggling, Not Blogging!!!

I finished designing my logo for my new ratty line of soft sculpture dolls. Isn't is cute? I have decided to call them Boggles as it's one of my very favorite things that a pet rat does. What a huge smile for me it is!
For those of you unfamiliar with what boggling is, it's a very odd thing a rat does when they are very happy. At first they brux, which is a noise they make by clacking their teeth fast together and scraping them back and forth, it's similar to like when a cat purrs. Well, the muscle they use to do this happy bruxing is connected to their eyes and when used a lot it causes them to boggle which is the term used when their eyes literally vibrate and pop in and out. Not, as in, all the way out of their head but you can very much visually see this funny, unique, and adorable "happy dance". It's so funny and I love it when they do this, it lets me know I am giving them a super happy home!
I do not have my prototype finished yet and it will be a bit more time before one surfaces. I really do need to get a handful of other projects done first but I have to say I am tickled to have atleast gotten a logo done.
Thanks for peeking my friends!

Jun 9, 2010

Inspiration for a new line of dolls at the Tipsy Teacup???

How could you not be inspired looking at these precious cuddly faces??? Okay well so maybe they wouldn't be considered precious to everyone, yanno the whole rat ewwww thing, but I have to say I am smitten with my babies. Domesticated rats truly are so very misunderstood by so many. They are so very smart (as smart as dogs), can be trained like dogs, are loyal, loving, give bunches of kisses, love to play with you, extremely clean, and are just down right stinking CUTE! Two of my baby girls were rescued from a pet shop. I say rescued as they were going to be live feeders for a snake or reptile. Grant it, I do not know their family history so they may have more health problems down the road (I pray not)  rat breeder will breed not only for a certain type of rat but also for temperament, life longevity, and health. Most "feeder" or pet store rats will live appox 1-2 years in most cases. A rat bred from a good breeder will live approx. 4-5 years. So while I still have to deal with saying goodbye to my ratties a lot sooner then my kitties or pooches it's still worth it to have them be a part of my life for as long as I can. Okay didn't mean to give you a lesson and will get back to my original point.

I do so feel a fun and whimsical line coming from these precious faces! Right now I have family here visiting so no sewing time but you can bet I will be tinkering once time permits!!!


Jun 5, 2010

It is truly so very sweet... be among my cherished blogging friends again!

Dear me, it's been...well...just...honestly so very...unbelievably...unbearably...right down... sad and lonely without you all! I have had a bit of a tiff going on here, but as I just read on a friends blog, the storm is passing! Now how wonderful a feeling is that? I simply feel like bouncing, or singing, or whistling (if I could whistle), or just anything that sends that warm wonderful feeling that starts pulsing from your heart and ends on your lips with a beautiful smile. Oh yes yes yes and a loud whoot whoot. Life is a true gift and miracle and I will never forget that.

Now, as much as I hate to say this, I have not touched doll making or sewing in such a long time and I am above and beyond ready to play dolls with you again. It may be another week or so but rest assured VERY soon I will be back doing what makes my heart sing, doll making, sharing my smiles with you, and loving the smiles I am treated to from you.

A huge happy hug to you all!!!