Monday, November 25, 2013

The Birthday Present Dollhouse

This is a project I worked on with my husband, we love to make handmade gifts and decided to make a dollhouse for our little niece. I bought the 'Sugarplum' dollhouse kit made by Greenleaf. We followed most of the directions, but did make a few modifications.

Here is a photo montage of the fabrication process…

The kit photo

Jordan test fitting the pieces

Reinforced floor alteration, glueing and patching started

Glueing finished, patching and sanding, and trim added

Patching and sanding completed, custom veneer flooring added 

Custom flooring stained and sealed, also interior painting started

Exterior painting started

Custom chimney bricks added

Custom brick chimney finished with paint

More interior paint and shingles being attached

Exterior paint complete, shingles attached and sealed, custom doorknob attached and starting on furniture

Completed dollhouse exterior

Completed interior

All ready for the birthday girl

A happy niece!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Finally… Illustration samples from the book Baba's Babushka by Marion Mutala

This is the project that had consumed pretty much all of my creative time over the summer and fall of this year. It was a lovely challenge and really helped me to grow as an artist. I can not wait for another opportunity to do book illustration work again :)

Here are just a few samples of the water-colour illustrations I did in the book…

The finished book!

Me and the author Marion Mutala, at the book launch.

page 3 

page 10

page 16

Sunday, February 24, 2013

More Retro inspired stuffed toys

Hand made stuffed toys. Made as gifts for friends and family. 
So fun to make!




Fun Logo design job

My baby turned 1 year old! (September 2012)

Well the baby isn't so small any more. We had a fabulous time celebrating 
Hawksley's first birthday :)

Photography and Make-up (July 2012)

My sister who is a fabulous hairstylist asked me to do the photography and make-up for one of her photo shoots. It was such a fun challenge :)

Guardians Evolution Character Sculpts (March-June 2012)

A few photos of some of the characters I sculpted for the Guardians Evolution TV series, produced here in  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada