I started out with a steampunk sort of theme in my head, and I thought I had saved a bunch of old tiny watch parts I was planning to use for this series. Did I find them while sorting out my studio? Of course not! But I did find a handful of nifty diodes and gadgetry…
That, and other questions from my last post! I have gotten lots of questions about some items in my studio room, so I thought I’d share a few things. I will be doing another post with lots of details from the studio, so keep an eye out for that too. In the meantime, a few things that a lot of people asked about. (The following contains affiliate links.)
My ball chair – everyone wants to know where I got it, and how I like it. I got it from my Mom, a few years ago. There is no brand name on it anywhere, not on the chair or on the ball. After much looking and comparing, it seems to be this one:
There are lots of very similar ones available, and this one seems to be the most popular:
Anyway, I LOVE it!! I have a lot of issues with my back & neck, and many chairs can get uncomfortable for me pretty quickly. This one? I can sit there ALL day with no problem at all, and go back the next day for more. Plus, you know, you can bounce while you’re thinking about what you’re going to create next!
Next up, my multi-level lazy susan…I don’t know how so many people spotted it, but it is pretty awesome! I bought that a couple years ago for the kitchen, and when we moved here I pilfered it away…heheheh… It’s very cool and the two top shelves can be adjusted up & down, and swivel around for all sorts of nifty configurations! Here is the exact one I have:
Lastly, my hummingbirds. I know, I love them too. The little one up on the shelf I have had FOREVER. It needs a new battery, it used to tweet when I walked by! I honestly have no idea where I got it, except I know I was still living in Canada then. The other two, are hanging from the ceiling, and came from a little store in the mall in Cary, NC. They are very similar to these:
I’ve also had some questions about my bins and boxes. Most of them I made myself, and I’ll do a separate post about all of those, soon…ok?
Hope that helps you find the good stuff! See you soon!
It’s been a long and busy hiatus, but guess who’s back?! (Hint: It’s the person typing this…) TES! Oh, you guessed that? Well you are just darn clever aren’t you! Continue reading
Here finally, is the big Christmas order I’ve been meaning to share with you! Are you ready to see what it was?
This year is soon coming to a close, and did it ever go by quickly! Not too many doll batches were made lately, but I did make some very special custom orders. I can’t wait to show you the big order that went out, 10 different figures were ordered for a big Christmas surprise, but I’m not allowed to show them off until after their recipients get them this weekend. I’ll show them off next year. Next up is focusing on getting the studio finished! That will be a wonderful new space and I can’t wait to get it all done.
I got a lovely new doll in a Christmas swap this year, her name is Alice and she came with her little rocking chair and some beautifully handmade outfits, all embroidered and beaded by hand, she’s a wonderful addition to my collection!
Look at the detail on this silk skirt…so pretty and so much work…Sue did a wonderful job on all of it!
I hope all of you had a wonderful year, and are enjoying Christmas with your loved ones today. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from me and all of my dollies and assorted creatures here in the Tiny Eclectic Studio!
This year has brought a lot of changes, along with lots of traveling! So, while I’m not on a break from making things, it is definitely more sporadic than usual, as I fit it into chunks of time here and there. This also doesn’t leave me much time for blogging! I’ve been behind on my newsletter as well, and also haven’t made you any free printies lately! Sorry about that! I’ll get something new worked out for you soon! Cookies of the month are going to be transitioning into seasonal treats, so it may be cookies, may be roast turkey, you just never know. That will start up again in the fall, and if you bought the classic cookies, you’ll still get a coupon, so no worries there!
Also, the studio itself is in a transition phase, as it had been a guest room since January, while I did all my work in a tiny corner (Thus allowing the Tiny Eclectic Studio to MORE than live up to its name!!). Well, the room is vacant again, and now it is all mine!! So, in between trips, I will be doing plenty of work in there, I can’t wait to show you! I will take some pictures as I go along…
Next up, some custom work and a variety of different robots! I’m looking forward to everything I have ahead of me, and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.
Everyone looks at things a little differently. The way you look at me is no exception. Some of you interact with me on facebook all the time, some occasionally. Some prefer Flickr, or twitter, or even Google+. Some get my newsletter, some just pop over to the site from time to time, to see what’s new. Well, how would you like to see what’s new in all of these ways, at once? Now you don’t have to have a facebook or a Flickr or any other account to see what I’ve posted there!
Check out my new Social Stream! It gathers all my online activity into one easy-to-browse-through page for you! How cool is that? If you know me, you know that sometimes I forget what I posted where…bit of a scatterbrain…now you won’t miss it no matter where I might put it! It’s always easy to find too, at the bottom of every page you will find my Social Stream, right there above my signature. I hope you like it, I sure do!
You can get a social stream page too! Just check out RebelMouse.com
I made 9 robots this time around, and a whole bunch of Wink-Bots…as many as I had empty Squinkie balls! Now I need more balls…LOL! Everyone really likes them so far, more than half of them are gone already, and I have yet to actually put them up for sale! One left for his new home before they were all finished, so he didn’t make it into the group photo…maybe I’ll add him in later with PhotoPaint…
At long last, I finally finished my first series of Hitty dolls, and I love the way they look!