Thursday, February 23, 2012


Finally worked out the aviator crows. After making one with wings down, and eyes like the others, decided to try making with wings up to indicate flight, leather goggles with plastic "glass", and a scarf flying in the wind. They are my fav. Propellers on top of helmets all twirl, so fun to play with!

Isn't it great to still be kid at my age?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Steampunk Crows

These are the first. Once again, I must say the fun of steampunk is all the embellishments, so even tho it's the same basic doll (or critter) the added stuff really keeps it interesting. And figuring these things out are what I enjoy. My crows are about 9" or a bit taller with their top hats, which are made of felt then stiffened with stiffy stuff to shape. I decided to just fuse fabric for wings & tail, and legs are from cable wire which Hubby cut for me.I used plastic eyes, but instead of putting the metal disc meant to go on the inside, I put it on the outside in lieu of goggles. Sometimes it takes more effort to get it right,

as was the case when I wanted to make some with aviator hats. I must have tried a dozen times before I finally got the look I was looking for! So that's how most of yesterday was spent. Weather cold & windy, so it's perfect time to work. Finally got it, and should have some pics tomorrow.
These guys were much easier.

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Took a couple of cranes to my Art Thing meeting, and they were very well received!
So now that I've gotten approval from fellow artists, have really gotten busy & making a whole bunch for the festival. Also wanted a better picture, so arranged them and took these.

Friday, February 3, 2012


Got 6 more standing. Put them on the bar for now & decided to take picture of them with the other doo dads already sitting there. Now just hope the cat doesn't decide he should join them. Thinking of trying to take them outside and get a picture for a natural look, with the snow etc. In a group like this,they pretty much look like the real thing. We'll see. Right now finishing up more "flyers". Have the original hung in dining room...looks pretty cool.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


He's standing a small disc covered with my "metal" paper...made by burning brown paper after slathering with white glue. After wiping away the black smudge, looks like old metal. I ran 1 piece of wire from inside his body down through the disc. That wire is wrapped with 4 strands of wire to make the legs.