Friday, December 5, 2008

New Holiday Gift Guide

You may note a new feature here on My Hiding Place.
I have added an Etsy Mini application to my right sidebar. Each week I will feature a new selection of items from Etsy artists.
This week I have chosen a fabulous selection of gift ideas that are all under $20. You will find a little bit of everything - handmade coal (soap) for that naughty guy's stocking, an adorable onesie, a copper bird's nest ring, a beautiful art print, one of my favorite pillow covers, a felt garland, a sweet stuffie, gourmet jelly, and even a small messenger bag! A true something-for-everyone list!
This list is perfect for gifts for family, friends, or even as an office Secret Santa exchange present.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My Dolls

I realize that I have not posted many of my own projects here. In fact, I have not posted any of my own stuff since back in May or June.
I will remedy that now with my two most recent little men. They are such a joy to make, each one having such a distinct personality and style.

This little dude was made for my partner, ckchan, in the Craftster Invite Your Partner Swap 10. She wanted a "modern boy". He is wearing a Linkin Park tee (her fave band), trendy jeans, a faux suede jacket, mittens and a scarf. He has a tattoo on his right bicep (barbed wire armband style), has a silver stud earring in each ear and a "soul patch" goatee.
He was hard to part with. I miss him already :)

This little devil was made on commission for a customer who requested a doll in the likeness of his game character. He plays an online gangster game. This guy is wearing a genuine leather jacket (reclaimed leather from a thrifted skirt), a tee painted with the name "RETRIBUTE" and spattered "blood", dark jeans and has his very own little iPod (player sculpted of polymer clay, with real earbuds attached) that attaches to his hands and ears with Velcro.

Both boys are anatomically correct (they have "boy bits") and are fully jointed so that they can sit or stand and move their arms.
I apologize for the poor photos - these were not shot for the purpose of selling, but just for my own records and to show my fellow crafty friends :)

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Polar bears and penguins are two of the most amazing alive today. They thrive in the harshest of climates on opposite ends of the Earth.
Etsy artisans have found so many wonderful and unique ways to celebrate the beauty of these fine animals, so I thought I would share some with you in my latest treasury entitled "Bipolar?".
Etsy artists featured from left to right, starting at the top: