Monday, November 30, 2009

Morticia, my first doll, is finished!

Here she is, all dressed and wigged and everything. I am pretty proud of her although there are def a few things I will do differently next time!! But I think for a first try I am pleased. Her shoulders are very broad and akward mainly because I didn't account for having to attach her arms. That's my biggest regret... so I will def pay attention to that next time. Plus her dress is a little more Edward-Scissor-hands-esque than sleek-and-chic.... but hey I'm just glad she has clothes!!! I need to get over my sewing-phobia before I start any of the other characters!! But she has some nice curves and a little sex-appeal for Gomez so I'm happy. I might try again, but I will definitely keep this Morticia around as she is my first doll and that's worth something!

Thanks so much to everyone and for your advice!!! Going into the wigging was the scariest part of the whole thing but I think it came out the best! So thank you so much!

And now that I have the Mrs. of the Mansion hopefully she'll agree to help me out with a future post.... showing you around the mansion so far (there's still not much so don't get too excited...)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The miniatures don't fall far from the tree....

Just wanted to share a cake that was made by my mom!!! This was made for a Halloween party at her job. She made mini tomb stones with the names of products they don't sell anymore. I just thought it was awesome seeing as I just made mini tombstones for a swap not too long ago! Besides making cute mini tombstones.... my mom makes one heck of a cake!! I hear it was delicious.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving from Ara and Wednesday

Addams Family Values Film (1993) by Paramount Pictures

Thought you all would enjoy a little Thanksgiving Pageant a la the Addams Family. This is a clip from Addams Family Values. Wednesday and Pugsley have been forced to go to summer camp and also forced on to performing the Thanksgiving play. This just goes to prove..... don't make Wednesday angry and then make her the leader of other angry kids and then expect her not to form an uprising. (BTW Pugsley is the one in the giant turkey suit)

Clip uploaded by Youtuber CorkdorkDan, Addams Family Values film (1993) by Paramount Pictures
Have a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow! And remember, never trust Sarah Miller!
Hugs and Glares, Ara and Wednesday
Disclaimer: I do not support buning people at the stake, etc.... This is just a fun clip from a fictional movie having to do with both the Addams Family and Thanksgiving. Also I am not trying to force any views on people regarding the Pilgrims and Native Americans... please enjoy the clip in good fun :) Also please do not try this at home....or at camp!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Long time, No Post - Swap Reveal!!!

Hello to everyone! Lots of things have been going on over here ....good things! So yay! Anyway.... I am finally getting around to posting somethings that are WAY overdue! This will be the first of many update posts coming (I'm saying this so that I am commited to posting them so as to not let you guys down :)

First of all, here is a swap I was involved in through my Miniatures group, All Things Mini. The theme was Addams Family Halloween!! haha - how perfect for me right?!? So I got to work thinking about what I would make (you had to make one for each person in the swap). So my thoughts landed on the last scene of the first Addams Family movie. Its halloween night and the family wants to play a game! Of course!! Wake the Dead! So here I have created a tomb stone, rule book and dirty shovel so every one can join in.

Here is what was created by the fabulous Cate. Look at all the Things!! I think I will have him coming out of Gomez's closet (as if he's been playing dress up!!)

And lastly a man-eating plant created by Christina Pardy. It will go strait into the Addamses kitchen. There is funny story about customs you can read on Cate's blog.... but we're pretty sure this is the little guy that threw the customs guys for a loop!

Things to come (so you guys can keep me accountable):
-Awards (several)
-A dressed and wigged Morticia
-Update on status of the Mini-Mansion
-Newly aquired Addams decor
-Grandmama's BED (made for me and its absolutly stunning!)
-A bed I made for Cate (once she gets it in the mail)
-Update on Murph and Esmey's humble abode
Phew... I better get cracking... good thing I have a bit of a long weekend coming up!
Hugs, Ara and the Addamses

Monday, November 2, 2009

Need Help with Morticia...

Calling all doll makers....... I need a bit of help.... I have no idea how to give her hair!!! Ack!! Where do you guys get the hair that you use? Any good tutorial videos out there for this? I found one but it didn't quite work with the doll hair I had (it was very stiff and just bad).

Well, this is my first doll attempt... its been really hard to keep her the right size and proportion.... not quite sure how you guys do these ... and so beautifully.... and so quickly!

any advice would be great! PS. Morticia requested I add the black bar.... she's so modest :)

Thanks, Ara