Sunday, August 15, 2010

Gnarly Alice is Finally Finished ~

I am so happy to finally show you the finished "Gnarly Alice in Wonderland". She's simple, really...just my idea of how Alice looks. Well...this is how she looks in my dreams ~

She's completely hand-stitched. I don't use a sewing machine. I love to sit and stitch and think. She's wearing a fashionable, walnut ink stained blue skirt, a lovely white net petticoat and she thinks the black yarn gives the impression of black striped stockings. Both Alice and myself LOVE striped stockings! ~

Her skirt buttons are vintage...all covered in shiny rhinestone goodness! ~

She even has a black satin ribbon in her spectacular golden hair ~

All in all, I'm happy with her. She's rather large. Larger than I had planned. Measuring approximately 27" high x 29" wide from the tip of each hand.

If you're interested in adopting Alice, she can be found in Gerushia's Etsy Shop.

If you have any questions about Alice, please feel free to email me or leave a comment right here on my blog. I'll be more than happy to answer any questions.

Thank you so much for looking. I'll be back super soon with the previously promised High Voltage Tattoo post (yummy)!

Until Next Time:
Gerushia's New World

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Just a Wee Sneak Peek...

Oh my...I have a yummy blog post to share with you next week. But...I have ever so many photos to go through and watermark, I just want to give you a little peek today.

I did it...

I finally did it...

AND...I did it with Dan Smith from High Voltage Tattoo. (You know, L.A. Ink).

I can't wait to show you all the magnificent photos. I can't wait to tell you about the whole super fantastical day!

In the meantime, while I compose the tattoo blog entry (and finish my way bigger than I had planned Alice doll), I am offering a "Tattoo Celebration" discount on "Dancing Fiona" in print form at Gerushia's Etsy Shop. This is a great time to take advantage of the sale, as I have lots of Fionas printed and ready to go. And ~ Christmas is just around the corner!

Until Next Time:
Gerushia's New World

Monday, August 9, 2010

Zeb and Essy Need a New Home ~

I just adore making dolls. I love the whole process...thinking, planning, drawing patterns, and finally, combining every aspect to create a curious new life. Zeb and Essy were created as a sort of nod to the old handmade ragdolls of the past. (Of course, I added a bit of "gnarly" to the mix.

A few years ago, I was making several dolls a month under the name "gnarly-dolls". But, when my mom became weak and sick, I no longer had the time to hand-stitch my dolls, so I put them aside for awhile. Now....with a bit more time and a higher spirit, I am finding my way back to the meditative and rhythmic stitching that I love so very much.

Zeb and Essy are the last dolls I made before going on hiatus. I kept them, safely packed away, just in case I never had the opportunity to make anymore dolls. But, I've found that keeping them hinders the process of going onward. So...I have decided to list them in Gerushia's Etsy Shop. All the details will be listed there, such as size and a bit more detail about their story...why I named them Zeb and Essy.

I will be listing them as a pair only. They do not want to be separated. I will list them tomorrow, Tuesday, August 10 at 11:30 a.m. pacific time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or leave a comment right here on Gerushia's blog.

Until Tomorrow:
Gerushia's New World

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Something Alice-y This Way Comes...

Oh's been ages since I've taken the time to sit down and hand stitch a doll. I am so happy to say that I've gathered up all the ingredients and have started to concoct a new doll. Something fun and gnarly and Alice-y. Would you like to take a peek?

I am just now brewing a batch of strong tea to stain Alice's skin. Once that's dried and ironed....the mad stitching will begin.

I am hoping to have her finished by Monday so I can list her in one of Gerushia's Shops. Or maybe even simply offer her for sale straight through Gerushia's blog.

I will be back soon with a complete Alice to show you.

Until Then:
Gerushia's New World

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Over the Moon Sale in Honor of Roxanne ~

Can I just say that I am giddy? Over the moon happy? It's simple really...I'm happy because Roxanne is happy. Roxanne is the winner of the 3 print give-away. Truly, heartfully...she is a jubilant winner. Knowing that makes me happy!!

Of the 6 prints included in the give-away, Roxanne chose these three~

Another Hopeful Sunday

The Uninvited

Dancing Fiona

I am so humbled by Roxanne's positive reaction to winning these, in honor of Roxanne, I am offering all 6 of the prints at a special discounted price, but only until midnight tomorrow (August 4th). You can find the special priced prints in Gerushia's Etsy Shop.
I do still have a few of the originals to these prints. If you're interested in any of those, you can find them in Gerushia's Big Cartel. Simply look at the categories on the right hand on "originals". That will take you right over to the few originals that I have left.

Thank you so much for participating in my give-away. It is always so much fun. I adore giving stuff away. Especially when the person receiving the art is truly happy.

Until Next Time:
Gerushia's New World

Monday, August 2, 2010

And the Winner Is...

Well....the contest is officially over ~ so, we have a winner to announce this morning. My trusty, curly-haired personal randomizer (my daughter) picked number 17. Comment number 17 was made by Roxanne of mentalmulch. I'll contact her for all of the needed info and I'll let you all know which three prints Roxanne chooses. Congratulations Roxanne!

Thank you so much for playing with me. I'll be back with a new post really soon.

Until Next Time:
Gerushia's New World